Calgary Kennel and Obedience Club proudly presents

Transformational Puppy Evaluation System and Matching

Connecting Dogs and Owners so All Thrive

A Two Day Presentation with

Gayle Watkins, Ph.D.
Avidog® International, LLC

It is exciting to know that there has been more canine research done in the last 5 years than in the previous 30 years combined! With a voracious appetite for research, Gayle has not only digested the studies and put the information into a presentation that everyone can understand, she will also show you how to implement it into a program that will benefit your own dogs. Gayle has been told that attending her seminars is like being fire-hosed with information!



The seminar has something to offer any serious dog person but will have particular appeal to:

  • present and future dog breeders of competition, working and pet dogs
  • working dog owners and handlers
  • performance dog owners
  • dog trainers
  • veterinarians and vet techs

SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2019
9am to 4pm Mountain Time




forward manner while still being very entertaining. Her methodology on puppy testing is revolutionary and will change the way we place our puppies. Her method of testing is not only easy to implement, but it is intuitive and repeatable. Her seminar will teach even the most
experienced breeders something new


Avidog seminar? I would miss a dog show, an agility trial….heck, maybe even my own wedding to attend another seminar…


It has often been said that the average presenter informs, the good presenter persuades and the great presenter inspires. Gayle definitely belongs in the latter category. I have never been to a workshop where so many people had such profound shifts in thinking and such enormous learning, regardless of background, experience, interest or breed.





Dr. Gayle Watkins, co-founder of Avidog® International is a dynamic, engaging speaker who presents seminars and consults on dog breeding, puppy rearing and evaluations around the world. She works with pet, performance and working dog breeders and organizations globally to design and implement breeding strategies that produce healthy, stable, long-lived dogs.

Gayle serves on the boards of Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health and Canine Health Events.

Gayle has actively shown and bred multi-purpose golden retrievers under the Gaylan’s kennel name since 1979.

In 2016, she was selected by the AKC as Breeder of the Year. She has produced, owned and shown over 70 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, agility and tracking champions, as well as Master Hunters, Qualified All-Age, and mission-ready Search and Rescue dogs.

Her breeding program has also produced over a dozen GRCA Outstanding Dams and Sires.

Avidog International II, LLCWe combine science, art and over 40 years of dog breeding experience to create, develop and present puppy rearing courses, programs and equipment for puppy owners and dog breeders.

Avidog International II, LLC
PO Box 66
Highlands, NC 28741