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Is Positive Permissive? A Positive Parent’s Guide to Raising and Training Dogs and Puppies

May 23

4:00 pm PT


If you are already familiar with the concepts and techniques of raising children without using physical punishments or emotional intimidation (positive parenting) and yet with dogs you find yourself stuck when trying to work with these ideas, then this webinar is for you!

With kids, you naturally apply concepts like redirection and living with predictable structure but with your dogs? Not so much! Puppy mouthing your arm? You have no idea what to do! Dog doesn’t want to go into his crate or is hyper in the house and making you miserable? You’re paralyzed! Dog is nervous of your neighbor when you go for a walk? You’re a deer in the headlights!

This webinar will help you translate what you know about handling a cranky, difficult, fearful or overly-enthusiastic typical toddler into an approach that will allow you to handle situation after situation with your dogs in real time without questioning yourself. If you want to raise a dog that fits well into your home and society then this webinar will help you take what you already know about positive parenting and help you apply it to your dogs.


Presented By:

Denise Fenzi

Denise Fenzi has titled dogs in obedience (AKC and UKC), tracking (AKC and schutzhund), schutzhund (USA), mondioring (MRSA), herding (AKC), conformation (AKC), and agility (AKC). She has two AKC obedience champions, perfect scores in both schutzhund and Mondio ringsport obedience, and is well known for her flashy and precise obedience work.

While a successful competitor, Denise’s real passion lies in training dogs and solving the problems that her own dogs and her students’ dogs present. She is a recognized expert in developing drive, motivation, and focus in competition dogs, and is known internationally as an engaging speaker and an expert in no-force training for sport dogs. She has consistently demonstrated the ability to train and compete with dogs using motivational methods in sports where compulsion is the norm.

In addition to training and speaking, Denise is a prolific writer. You can find her at where she maintains an active blog on all things related to dog training. She is also an active writer on Facebook; follow her there to learn more about her range of interests in addition to dog training. Denise and Deb Jones have recently finished a four-book series, “Dog Sports Skills,” which has received widespread acclaim in the dog sports community. In addition, she has written additional books on her own, including “Train the Dog in Front of You,” “Beyond the Back Yard; Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere!” and, for the younger audience, “Blogger Dog, Brito!” Several of these books have won Maxwell awards for Best Training and Behavior Book from the Dog Writers of America.

Denise thoughtfully and persistently works to break down the barriers that prevent people from obtaining a truly interactive and mutually enjoyable sports relationship with their dogs. Fenzi Academy is the culmination of her efforts as a forward step in providing progressive information to any trainer who wishes to learn.