Moon Walkers Pet Services, LLC


  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer

724-784-0033


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FetchMasters

Hosted by: Moonwalkers dog training
500 Huntington Ave. Emsworth, PA 15202

Audit- (lecture and observation)- $85/day or $160/both days
Working- (Bring your dog for hands on coaching with the experts)
-Add $65/working day or $120/ Working both days

To set our hands-on teams up for success we suggest that working dogs:

  • be comfortable training as well as resting in an environment full of people and other dogs.
  • have enough retrieve drive to be able to work in a seminar environment (Instructions can be sent to those who feel they would benefit from doing some prep work on establishing drive.)

DAY 1- SATURDAY MAY 4TH
9am- 12pm - retrieving lecture

  • History of Training Methods & Comparison of Methodologies (natural, forced fetching, modern positive concepts)
  • Techniques for building drive and motivation
  • Play-based methods for teaching a strong retrieve
  • Practical applications in the field
  • How retrieving games can help with behavior modification

12pm-1pm- Lunch (provided)

1pm-5pm- Hands on work

  • Working teams will practice and learn directly from Fetchmasters' experts Thomas Aaron CPDT-KA and Linda Aaron CPDT-KA

DAY 2- SUNDAY, MAY 5TH
9am-12pm- Scent work lecture

  • Intro to scent work and its practical field applications (hunting, tracking, scent detection, shed hunting etc)
  • Discussion of how scent interacts with the environment and how dogs adapt to these conditions, discuss traits that make a phenomenal scent worker
  • Building drive and motivation for the target scent
  • Reinforcement strategies: The best methods for rewarding successful detection
  • Developing Air and Ground Scenting Capabilities
  • Primer on outdoor tracking

12pm-1pm- Lunch (provided)

1pm-5pm- Hands on work

  • Working teams will practice and learn directly from Fetchmasters' experts Thomas Aaron CPDT-KA and Linda Aaron CPDT-KA
Fetchmasters Seminar