American Shetland Sheepdog Association
Avidog’s Transformational Puppy Rearing: Raising Healthy, Stable Dogs! Seminar
National Specialty Presentation with
Gayle Watkins, Ph.D., of Avidog® International, LLC
April 25th, 2018; 8:30am-11:30am EST
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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!
What are People Saying About Avidog’s Seminars?
The Avidog seminars that I attended were fantastic!
They were the most inspirational of any dog-related seminars I have attended on any topic.
I know there are many seminars out there but this one is truly worth attending. The information is research based and not anecdotal. I found out about AVIDOG at my breed national specialty and have taken several of their online courses. The follow-up resources and community are invaluable to me. Whether you are a breeder or someone who will be looking for a puppy, attending one of these seminars is a must!
The weekend I spent at the Avidog workshop was one of the most rewarding I have attended.
I would highly recommend this program to the seasoned breeder and one just starting out. It will not only help you breed healthier puppies but just as important get them into ” forever homes.”
Avidog was able to back up their points with specific studies and references.
I had an amazing time and learned SO much. Unlike other seminars which provide facts but no explanation, Avidog was able to back up their points with specific studies and references which were provided to us for further research if we wanted.
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NOTE: Participants will be able to get ongoing support from the Avidog® Team and you will be able to access password protected parts of the Avidog® website and private Facebook forum where you can continue the discussions started at the seminar.
Gayle Watkins, Ph.D.
Gayle is a consultant on dog breeding, puppy rearing and evaluation who presents Avidog seminars around the continent. She also works with pet, performance and working dog breeders around the world to design 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’s professional life included 22 years of service as a US Army officer (retiring as a Colonel), teaching, speaking and publishing, and conducting research for the Department of the Army as well as many corporate and non-profit organizations. Her education includes biology, business and sociology degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Gettysburg College.
Gayle has been breeding golden retrievers for over 35 years and has bred over 60 American and Canadian Conformation, Tracking, Obedience and Agility champions, plus Qualified-All Age and Master Hunter golden retrievers. These dogs include the second National Agility Champion golden retriever and the youngest Champion Tracker golden.