ForceFree Method E-Collar Workshop
June 9 - 13, 2020

Learn directly from the writers of
Let Dogs Be Dogs
Brother Christopher, New Skete Prior, Hieromonk (priest-monk), dog trainer
and
Marc Goldberg, owner of ChicagoDogTrainer.com and founder of ForceFree Method

TRAIN WITH THE MONKS OF NEW SKETE AND MARC GOLDBERG

When: June 9 -13, 2020

 

Where: New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, New York

 

Cost:

Audit - Reg. $1,995
Early Registration $1,745
audit (no dog handling)

Handling - Reg $3,995 
Early Registration $3,495 with your dog, a client's dog, or handling one of the monks' dogs.

Click here for registration request.

WHEN, WHERE AND HOW

Appropriate for beginner and experienced e-collar users.  Perfect for anyone that would like to learn a detailed approach to compassionate training with e-collars.
Class size is limited to 20 students.  Only 10 dog handling spots.
Work with the monks' dogs or bring your own dog, or a client's dog.

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR ANY TRAINER OR DOG OWNER

- Picking your equipment
- The science of e-collar use
- Ways to introduce the e-collar to a dog
- Loose leash
- Off leash
- Place or Go to Bed
- Common dog behavior problems
- Anxiety and obsession behaviors
- Dog aggression
- Structuring the e-collar into your training
- and more

TOPICS INCLUDE

Experience: All attendees must be over the age of 18.  While dog training experience is not necessary, you should take into consideration that multiple dogs will be present throughout the program and that you need to feel comfortable around them.

 

Physical: New Skete Monastery is located in the northeastern part of New York State on Two Top Mountain.  The weather in June can be somewhat unpredictable.  Warm days and cool nights are the "norm" but not guaranteed. 

 

 Many of the sessions will include working in the outdoors.  Pack walks are on the mountain road with areas of incline.  You should be prepared for the possibility of rain, and spring bugs. 

PREREQUISITES

You may only bring one dog.  For trainers, you may want to bring a client's dog to offset the cost of the workshop.


Dogs must be reasonably people and dog-friendly.  Dogs that prove aggressive at the workshop may be prohibited from the property.   If applying to attend with a dog, an application for the dog will be sent separately.  
The dog will be screened by the brothers and Marc before being approved to attend.
Dogs must be spayed or neutered to attend. 
If your dog is approved for attendance, you must provide proof of current vaccinations and a clean fecal exam.

If approved you and you alone are responsible for your dog's care and supervision.
You may bring a crate for your dog.
A list of pet-friendly accommodations will be provided upon approval of registration.

 

If you register to handle dogs but are not bringing a dog, you will be working with dogs that are in the New Skete training program and/or New Skete German Shepherds. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF I BRING A DOG?

1 ET-300 Educator from E-Collar Technologies
All course material

5 Continental Breakfasts
5 Lunches with the monks

1 Dinner at Monks' Table

Certificate of workshop completion

Does not include accommodations.
A list of local inns and hotels will be supplied upon registration.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP FEE

For dog-handling attendees - $500 non-refundable deposit at time of registration.   $1,497.50 due 89 days prior, balance of $1,497.50 due 45 days prior.   

 

For non-dog-handling attendees - $500 non-refundable deposit at time of registration.   $622.50 due 90 days prior, balance due 45 days prior.  

Once your registration request has been received, we will email you with a confirmation and additional steps for confirming your participation in the workshop.

 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.  

All cancellations must be in writing.  For cancellations no less than 45 days before the workshop, 50% of the refundable portion of the fee will be returned.  For cancellations less than 45 days and more than 21 days before the workshop, 25% of the refundable portion of the fee will be returned.  Cancellations within 21 days of the workshop, no refunds will be issued.   Your seminar fee and registration are NOT transferable.   Discounts and/or scholarships are NOT available.   You must agree to the payment schedule on the registration form.

DISCLAIMER

New Skete and ChicagoDogTrainer.com reserve the right to cancel the E-Collar Tech Workshop for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient sign-ups.  A workshop with insufficient signups will be cancelled 60 days prior to the beginning of the seminar.  In such a case, refund of payments received shall constitute full settlement.  

 

The financial liability of New Skete and ChicagoDogTrainer.com shall be limited to the amount paid to the course, and shall not cover any other travel or cost incurred.

Registration Request Form

PAYMENT TERMS

 If you audit, we want to include you on every level of participation in this workshop other than actually handling dogs. You will attend, observe, and analyze with us every working session and participate in all discussions, speak freely and question and answer session, as well as attend all meals including 1 dinner at the monks' table.

 

 You'll be an integral part of this workshop!   

AUDIT/NON DOG HANDLING

 Travel by air is into Albany International Airport; by train Amtrak into Rensselaer or Saratoga Springs.  New Skete is a very rural area.  It is advisable to rent a car as public transportation is limited to one taxi cab.

Upon approval of your registration, we will send you a list of area accommodations, including pet-friendly lodging.  New Skete does have a guesthouse with a limited number of rooms.  Information on booking rooms at our guesthouse will be included in the travel packet.  Please do not book rooms at the guesthouse in advance of registration approval.  The guesthouse will be closed to those outside of the workshop.

GETTING HERE

You will receive a certificate stating that you completed this program.  This certificate can be used on your resume, website or Facebook page.  

The program does not certify you.

You will need to sign a release of liability and a media release for photos and videos.

CERTIFICATE

You must agree to all the terms and conditions to attend.


Registering does not guarantee your participation.  

 

If you are bringing a dog, he or she will be screened and approved to attend.

 

The workshop includes physical activities.  Walks and other training occur outdoors.  You (and your dog) should be ready for such levels of exercise.


Guests that may be traveling with you are not permitted to attend any of the classes or meals in this workshop unless they are registered attendees.

Submit your registration request.

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Monks of New Skete
Cambridge, New York 12816
(518) 677-3928

Chicago Dog Trainer
Elgin, Illinois 60124
(800) 516-0001