In light of January being National Train Your Pet Month, Camp Bow Wow, North America’s largest and fastest growing pet care franchise and training component, Behavior Buddies, is hosting a free webinar for pet lovers and owners across the country. Hosted by Camp Bow Wow’s Director of Buddies Brands, Laura Roach and Nick Fisher, Director of Camp Behavior and Canine Behavior Expert, the webinar will be conducted on Wednesday, January 29th, beginning at 7:00 PM EST, offering a range of helpful topics and an open Q & A forum.
Topics to be discussed during the free webinar will include, but not limited to:
- Acclimating a New Dog to Your Home
- Structuring a Routine
- How to Address Behavior Issues Beyond the Basics
- Correcting Bad Behavior
Each year, thousands of dog-owners struggle to properly train their pets. According to The Humane Society of the United States, one of the top documented reasons why people give up their furry friends is due to the pooch exhibiting bad behavior. In a time when more than 8 million animals enter shelters each year, it is important to promote responsible pet ownership and knowledge to help pets find and stay in their forever homes.
To participate in the webinar and discussion, please use the following dial in information:
About the Team:
About Laura Roach, Director of Buddies Brands:
Laura Roach, CPDT-KA, is the Director of Buddies Brands at Camp Bow Wow’s Corporate Headquarters, Camp Bow Wow’s Behavior Buddies dog training program and Home Buddies in-home pet sitting brand. She has been training humans and their dogs since 2006 and is now a lead instructor of the Behavior Buddies dog training certification program. Laura was recently featured on Good Morning America for her expertise in helping transform Camp Bow Wow’s worst-behaved dog in America. Laura runs the Behavior Buddies program and teaches people to become Certified Trainers and Behavior Specialists for Camp Bow Wow locations across the United States.
Laura has been dedicated to keeping their dogs in their homes for over 7 years, and specializes in obedience training of all levels, private training and solving behavioral issues. She has helped over 1,000 dogs stay in their home by helping parents learn how to live a good life with their dogs by teaching them how to fix behavior problems and implement obedience training.
Laura’s specialization, and passion, is rehabilitating fearful dogs. This issue became near and dear to her heart when she adopted a 4-month old Doberman from a shelter who had been abandoned at 14 days old. The pup, who is now known as ‘Isabelle’, was petrified of the world and completely un-socialized. Laura has spent the last 3 years working on teaching Isabelle that the world is a wonderful place and has rehabilitated her through training, patience and utilizing reward-based methods. She has also worked with many of her clients by creating behavioral modification programs to help issues such as fear and anxiety.
In addition to dog training, Laura runs the Home Buddies brand, which is Camp Bow Wow’s premier in-home pet sitting service.
About Nick Fisher, Director of Camp Behavior and Canine Behavior Export:
Nick Fisher is the Director of Camp Behavior at Camp Bow Wow and is a Canine Behavior Expert worked in the animal welfare field for over 20 years in animal control, canine behavior and animal shelter management. In addition to his behavior work, Nick was also the CEO of the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. He has created innovative rehabilitation and enrichment programs for shelter dogs based on dog psychology methods and canine energy theory and principals. The shelter’s rehabilitation and socialization programs helped the Humane Society boast an annual 95% save rate for all animals that have entered the shelter and an incredible 99% save rate for dogs. In 2008, Nick received the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation's Colorado Animal Hero's - Human Hero Award for his work with his shelter dog rehabilitation program.
Nick started as a consultant for Camp Bow Wow in 2009, helping to revise behavior training for Camps in canine behavior practices, policies and interview techniques and helped facilitate the implementation of the Certified Camp Counselor program. He presented pack management dynamic training at the annual corporate conference and has worked with individual camps in training counselors about play yard management and dog pack dynamics to keep play yards calm and safe. Nick is now one of the lead instructors for our Behavior Buddies Dog Training certification program.
Nick has worked with thousands of dogs using dog psychology and pack dynamic training techniques. He specializes in behavior modification for dogs and their owners, and working with Camp Bow Wow’s locations on understanding and implementing canine human energy principles and theory. Nick enjoys helping dogs and their owners/guardians overcome serious behavior issues like aggression, anxiety and fear.
About Camp Bow Wow®
In just 12 years, Camp Bow Wow, the premier pet care franchise, has grown to include over 150 locations across North America, becoming a $65 million business. The company was recently ranked 214 out of 500 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list in 2013 and for the fifth year in a row named to the INC magazine 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. The Camp concept provides the highest levels of fun, safety and service for its campers, and peace of mind for their parents. Dogs romp together in an open-play environment and pricing is all-inclusive. Since the Broomfield, Colorado-based Company started franchising in 2003, Camp Bow Wow has sold more than 200 franchises in 40 states, plus one in Canada, over 41% being women-owned. As Camp Bow Wow grows, our simple philosophy remains the same: It’s all about the pets.
The Camp Bow Wow brand family also includes:
- Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow – premier in home pet care
- Behavior Buddies – premier dog training
- The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and health of dogs everywhere, through foster programs, spay and neuter efforts, disaster assistance, canine cancer research, animal welfare education, therapy dog teams and shelter improvements.