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  • 22 Jun 2015 10:05 AM | Latecia Mills (Administrator)

    A Weekend With Ken Ramirez

    Presented by HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance

    HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART) hosted renowned biologist and animal behaviorist, Ken Ramirez for a weekend of education about animal behavior and training, conceptual learning in dogs and other animals, social integration of dangerous and aggressive animals, and behavior training as a tool to aid in animal conservation. 

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  • 18 May 2015 10:03 AM | Latecia Mills (Administrator)
    Area Pet Professionals Get Nosey With Dogs
    Laura Hills Presents K9 Nose Work at HEART Meeting

    Laura Hills of The Dog’s Spot Dog Training Center was the featured speaker and host of the May meeting of the HEART land Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART).  Hills, a longtime member of HEART and a well-known member of the Kansas City area training community spoke to fellow HEART members about K9 Nose Work®.  

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  • 17 Mar 2015 9:59 AM | Latecia Mills (Administrator)
    Pets for Vets Launches Kansas City Chapter
    Seeking Positive Reinforcement Trainers
    Avery Shahandeh Presents at March HEART Meeting

    At their March meeting, members of HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART) learned about the new Kansas City chapter of Pets for Vets from Chapter Co-Director and organizer Avery Shahandeh.  Pets for Vets helps heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing that veteran with a rescued shelter animal specifically selected for compatibility and then trained as a companion animal for the vet.  The goal is to save a shelter animal who might be facing euthanasia and to train them to help returning vets having difficulties transitioning back to civilian life.

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  • 19 Jan 2015 9:49 AM | Latecia Mills (Administrator)
    Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers®
    Resources for Pet Families in Transition
    Debra Murray Presents at HEART Meeting

    Debra Murray, owner of SmartyPaws, was the featured speaker at the January meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART).  Murray, a member of HEART since 2011, a veteran dog trainer, and a Licensed Presenter and trainer for the Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers® programs spoke to fellow HEART members about the transition problems faced by families as they move from a pet-only family to baby/toddler-&-pet family and programs to help them.

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