Holy moly, it’s been so long since my last post! Before I share the big news about the new DINOS online class, here’s the world’s fastest update/excuse, for anyone who cares:
Birdie is really old and has kidney disease now, so I spend all day cleaning up pee pads, but in between mopping, I squeezed in a few more semesters of graduate school, taught a few more compassion fatigue classes, went on a couple hundred walks with naughty dogs, and ate so much vegan ice cream (Thanks Ben. Thanks Jerry.), that I have to do yoga every morning, just so I can still touch my toes. More on that in a later post.
But guess what else I did? I built an online class for people who live with DINOS!!
It took me 34 years to finish it (I started developing the idea during nap time in pre-school), but it’s DONE and OPEN now!
Here’s the scoop:
Living with DINOS, is an online self-study class designed to help stressed dog owners feel less burned out, so they can enjoy their dogs (and their lives) more. The course addresses the human issues – stress, conflicting emotions, and isolation – that many people who live with dogs with behavioral issues may experience. Tackling these areas helps to decrease caregiver fatigue.
The whole point of the class is to help folks stress less and have more fun.
It’s geared towards people who are new(ish) to living with a reactive, fearful, and/or aggressive dog and feeling lost or overwhelmed. But anyone who’s feeling conflicted or stressed about living with a challenging dog will get something helpful out of the course.
The class contains 12 simple lessons, 7 worksheets, and a bunch of awesome interviews with people like Dr. E’lise Christensen DVM DACVB, Melissa McCue McGrath CPDT, Sara Scott CPDT, and Kristin Buller LCSW.
Plus, you’ll have access to private discussion boards, so you can talk to one another.
To be clear, you’ll hear tons of general tips in my interviews with the pros (which may help you address the practical aspects of living with your dogs), but this is NOT a dog training class or a substitute for working with a training or behavior professional.
The class is about YOU (the human) and your needs. Think of it as a companion to any training or behavioral work you’re doing with a pro in your area.
All of your questions will likely be answered if you click on that link (so try that first if you’re scratching your head about something now).
The full price for the class is $38, but for you guys – my sweet readers – it’s just $19.
Here’s the coupon code: EARLYBIRD17
Just go to the sign up page and plug the code in at the bottom to save 50%!
The code expires on 2/15/17, so if you’re thinking of signing up some time this year, do yourself a favor and do it before that date, so you can save some $$.
You can start the class anytime you want after that and it’s self-paced (there are no specific times or dates that you need to be in the course), so there’s no rush to participate after you sign up.
The class never expires, so you can spend just a couple of days exploring it or keep coming back to the lessons and discussions for years.
Use this code for 50% off through 2/15/17: EARLYBIRD17
p.s. If you’re a dog trainer, behavior consultant or vet behaviorist who likes the class and wants to share it with your clients who have DINOS, I’d love to offer you a discount code to share with them. Just email me (info at notesfromadogwalker dot com) and I’ll give you a special code for your clients that doesn’t expire.