Tarheel Golden Retriever Club Dog Breeding Seminar
Transformational Puppy Rearing: Simple Ways to Raise Healthy, Stable Dogs
Gayle Watkins, Ph.D., of Avidog® International, LLC
Jan 20th; 10am to 1 pm EST
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
2020 Griffith Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Join us for this exciting dog breeding seminar! In this jam-packed three hours, we’ll talk about simple things to incorporate into your breeding program to make every puppy as healthy and stable as possible. In this seminar, we’ll review the critical periods of canine development and what we can do at each stage to give our pups the best start. Learn how to set up Enriching Environments, including potty training your litters. Create your own Savvy Socialization Plan that enables puppies to be well socialized before they finish their vaccine series. Other topics covered include telomeres, epigenetics, nutrition, stress management, and vaccine nomographs.
What are People Saying About Avidog’s Dog Breeding Seminars?
The Avidog dog breeding 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 dog breeding 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 dog breeding 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 dog breeding seminar 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 dog breeding 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.
Spots are limited so register early!
Seminar Fee: $30 for TGRC members, $50 for non-TGRC members
Dogs are not to attend this seminar
Gayle Watkins, Ph.D.
Gayle is the co-founder of Avidog, a longtime breeder, and frequent consultant on dog breeding, puppy rearing and evaluation who presents dog breeding seminars around the continent. In Avidog seminars and courses, Gayle uses her scientific background to research, evaluate and test current breeding and puppy-raising methods and bring them to dog breeders seeking to use the best practices to raise healthy, stable dogs.
A two-time AKC Performance Breeder of the Year, Gayle has been breeding golden retrievers for nearly 40 years and has bred over 130 American and Canadian Conformation, Tracking, Obedience and Agility champions, plus Qualified-All Age and Master Hunter golden retrievers. These dogs include the only two-time AKC National Agility Champion golden retriever and the youngest Champion Tracker golden.
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.