Greenville Kennel and Club proudly presents
Transformational Puppy Evaluation System and Matching
Connecting Dogs and Owners So All Thrive
A One Day Presentation with
Gayle Watkins, Ph.D.
Avidog® International, LLC
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Why we need to evaluate and match puppies
- How to evaluate prospective owners and homes
- Introduction to Avidog Puppy Evaluation Test (APET)
SEMINAR FEES – INCLUDES LUNCH!
Early Bird (reserve your seat by Oct 1)
$50 for GKC members
$60 for non GKC members
After Oct 1
$60 for GKC members
$70 for non GKC members
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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
AND THERE IS MORE!
Following the seminar, you get free access to the seminar’s resource page, where you will find the slide decks, videos, products and research studies discussed during the seminar.
In addition, you will be invited to join the private Avidog Breeder College Facebook forum where you can continue the conversations begun at the seminar with Gayle and other like-minded dog lovers.
COMMENTS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
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 and teacher 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 prefix since 1979. Her breeding program was honored in 2016, 2017 and 2018 when she was selected by the AKC as Sport Breeder of the Year, first for rally, then agility and finally tracking. She is an AKC Gold Breeder of Merit and has produced, owned and shown over 130 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, agility and tracking champions, as well as Master Hunters, Qualified All-Age, and mission-ready Search and Rescue dogs.