Workshops and Seminars


Diverse Dogs offers focused and immersive workshops that address specific training areas and topics. These workshops provide in-depth knowledge, practical techniques, and hands-on practice over one or two days, empowering owners to deepen their understanding of their dogs and advance their training skills. See below for our upcoming workshops.


Next Dates: Sat 25 & Sun 26 May 2024 (2 day workshop)

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: St Josephs College, Banora Point, NSW    

Cost: $399 (Both Days) or $300 (Day 1 only)

Welcome to the transformative Leadership Dynamics Workshop, where you and your canine companion embark on an immersive journey aimed at fortifying your bond and cultivating a balanced leadership dynamic. At the heart of this enlightening experience lie the three fundamental pillars of effective leadership: Connection, Communication, and Fulfillment. Understanding and mastering these pillars is paramount, as they serve as the cornerstone for your dog to perceive you as a reliable and trustworthy leader. Furthermore, they bolster the already profound connection you share with your dog. It’s imperative to recognize that behavior problems often stem from an imbalanced leadership dynamic, poor communication, and unmet needs. By learning how to create a healthy leadership dynamic and fostering a deeper connection, you can effectively temper unwanted behaviors and pave the way for a harmonious relationship filled with understanding and mutual respect. Join us on this enriching journey and unlock the keys to becoming the most influential leader for your cherished companion.

Connection Beyond the Physical:                               Dogs possess an extraordinary sensitivity to our emotions beyond mere physical gestures, making it crucial to understand how your own state of mind can significantly shape your dog’s behaviour. Throughout the workshop, you’ll delve into techniques designed to enhance your awareness of presence and master the power of breath as an effective means to regulate your emotional energy. By doing so, you’ll gain insights into your ability to connect with your dogs essence and to exert a positive influence over your dog’s energy and emotional state. This heightened understanding of connecting beyond the physical not only deepens the bond between you and your dog but also fosters a harmonious connection built on mutual empathy and resonance. 

Clear and Consistent Communication: Understanding how your dog thinks and learns is key to effective communication. By gaining insights into your dog’s perspective and interpreting their world, you’ll be equipped to respond to their behaviors in a language they understand. Clarity and consistency in your expectations will alleviate confusion and anxiety in your dog, enabling them to relax and trust your guidance. Through calm, confident and decisive communication, you’ll establish yourself as a reliable leader in your dog’s eyes, fostering a bond built on trust and mutual understanding.

Genetic Fulfilment.                                         Recognising and honouring the instinctual needs of our canine companions is crucial for their overall well-being and happiness. While humans often rely on dogs to fulfill various emotional and companionship needs, how often do we consider if we are doing what we can to meet their needs in return. Rather than projecting our desires onto them, prioritizing opportunities for dogs to express their natural behaviors should be a key consideration. This means engaging with them in activities that tap into their instincts, providing mental stimulation, and serving as outlets for pent-up energy and emotion.

When our dogs needs for genetic fulfillment are not met, it can lead to behaviour problems as the dog searches for a release in its immediate environment. Unfulfilled instincts may manifest in destructive behaviours, reactivity and excessive barking as the dog seeks outlets for its energy and emotions. Moreover, if a dog is suppressed from engaging in these activities, it could lead to discontent and even depression. Therefore, by prioritising the fulfilment of our dogs’ needs and offering opportunities for them to express themselves as animals, we nurture happier and more fulfilled companions.

During this work shop you will learn engaging scent work activity and a specialised system of play tailored to mimic their natural behaviours. This will not only provide mental stimulation but also serve as vital outlets for energy release. You will also learn how to establish rules and boundaries within these activities which will re-enforce your leadership whilst simultaneously  deepening the bond between you. Actively engaging with your dog in these activities creates a shared experience of team work and achievement which will deepen your connection.

Become the leader your dog needs to thrive. The Leadership Dynamics workshop offers an invaluable opportunity for you to become the most influential leader for your dog by harnessing the synergy of the three fundamental pillars—Connection, Communication, and Fulfillment. Your ability to meet your dog’s needs on these three levels is paramount for establishing a strong, healthy relationship. By delving into the emotional and energetic aspects of your bond and learning techniques such as presence awareness, breathwork, co-regulation and bonding exercises, you’ll cultivate a profound sense of connection. Understanding your dog’s perspective and responding with clarity and consistency in communication will establish you as a reliable leader in their eyes. Moreover, recognizing and honoring your dog’s instinctual needs through engaging activities and providing outlets for energy release is essential for their overall well-being and happiness. Through specialized play and scent work activities, you’ll not only provide mental stimulation but also deepen your bond through shared experiences of teamwork and achievement. Don’t miss this opportunity to become the most influential leader for your dog—enroll in the Leadership Dynamics workshop today and embark on a journey towards a lifetime of harmony and connection.

This workshop is designed for owners with dogs of all ages and levels of experience. We believe that learning should be enjoyable, so expect an engaging and fun-filled experience that will leave you inspired and motivated.

Note: This workshop can be attended for the full two days or for the first day only. We recommend completing the full two days if possible for the most value and to maximise the experience and learning opportunities for you and your dog. 

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Next Dates: Sat 8 & Sun 9 June 2024. (2 day workshop)

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: St Josephs College, Banora Point, NSW    

Cost: $399 (Both Days) or $300 (Single day)

Introducing the Ultimate Loose Lead Walking and Recall Workshop!

Are you tired of your dog pulling you on walks, making each outing a frustrating experience? Do you long for a reliable recall that allows you to call your furry friend back even in the most distracting situations? Look no further!

Our engaging and interactive workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to transform your walks into enjoyable adventures. Learn the expertise to put an end to pulling on the lead while building a rock-solid recall.

This workshop takes you on a journey into the fascinating world of dog behavior and cognition. Discover the science behind how dogs interpret the world and understand their motivations and instincts. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be empowered to effectively communicate and connect with your four-legged companion.

 Through a series of classroom presentations, step-by-step demonstrations and practical exercises, you will learn proven strategies and exercises to stop your dog from pulling on the lead and establish a strong recall command, even in challenging environments. 

This workshop is designed for owners with dogs of all ages and levels of experience. We believe that learning should be enjoyable, so expect an engaging and fun-filled experience that will leave you inspired and motivated.

There are limited working spots available to bring your dog so book now to secure your spot. 

Note: This workshop extends over two days. Day one is primarily focussed with loose lead walking whilst day 2 is primarily focussed on recalls. For the best value and experience we recommend attending for both days, however participants may choose to attend only one of the two days to suit their needs. 

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