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The Power of Play

May 9

9:00 am PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: IAABC, KPA


The use of toys as reinforcement is common practice in dog sports, but the use of play itself is often not fully harnessed.

Join world renowned seminar presenter Kamal Fernandez, as he discusses the many ways in which play can be used to teach, create confidence, overcome anxiety, build resilience, and much more.

This webinar will cover:

  • The 5 keys skills for play.
  • How to create resilience via play.
  • Overcoming challenges in play.
  • Building play with food-motivated dogs.
  • Overcoming arousal issues with play.

Kamal will discuss the key skills to create play and the points of pressure that can affect play.

Learn how to incorporate play as a medium to teach and build a stronger relationship.

Presented By:

Kamal Fernandez

Kamal Fernandez is an internationally renowned dog trainer, top level dog sports competitor, author, and world championship-level sports dog coach. With over 30 years of experience in the world of dogs and dog training, Kamal has pioneered the use of reinforcement based methodologies for dog sports and turned dogs from unruly pets to Crufts winners.

Kamal has competed at the highest level in dog sports and speaks at conferences and seminars all over the world, including the Victoria Stillwell Bite Conference, IMPACT conference for service and military personnel, as well as television appearances on Sky Television’s Dogs Might Fly, where 12 rescue dogs were followed on their journey to ‘flying a plane’.

Career highlights so far:

  • Crufts competitor.
  • World championship level dog sports coach.
  • Crufts judge/steward/team manager.
  • Keynote speak: IMPACT conference.
  • Victoria Stillwell Bite Prevention conference.
  • International Seminar presenter.
  • Author of: Pathway to Positivity.