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HEART Collective

Heart Collective are educators, facilitators and dog and horse trainers living around the world. Our first major project was the Alphabet Album (raising voices) . Amanda, Adam, Andrea, Ayoka, Chelsey, Dayna, Eva, Hannah, Holly, Julie, Karen, Karen, Kathryn, Kirsten, Leslie, Linda, Linda, Liz, Lucy, Oluademi, Sheila, Shelly, Stella, Tom, and Tracey are excited to be developing webinars for you now!

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About this course

Alphabet Album Webinars: 

Trials Without Tribulations 

(Kathryn Harvey presenter/  Sheila Gibbons moderator) 

Recording available NOW 


Whatever your sport, this is the  webinar you've been waiting for.

You've bought all the right toys and trained to perfection. You’ve read all the books, taken all the classes and watched all the videos. You’ve closed the blinds and practiced your handling moves. You’ve honed your mental management routine and set goals that are reasonable and reachable. You tell yourself and everyone else that you’re in it to have fun with your dog. 

And yet…

…toss competition into the mix, and it’s a whole new game.

Ever wonder why? Or how to get that "perfect at home" performance in the trial ring?

Practical, comprehensive and often just a little bit irreverent, Trials without Tribulations is packed with advice applicable to any and all of the many sports in which people compete with dogs. Discover pressures you may not even be aware of and learn ways to deal with them that both build on your relationship and hone your performance.

No matter how close your bond, having an animal as a teammate presents a unique set of challenges, and the more you know about them, the better equipped you'll be to handle them in a way that enhances rather than strains your relationship.

One part training, one part handling, one part mental game and a whole lot of evidence from a variety of fields, Trials without Tribulations will increase your awareness of all of the complications competing adds to your relationship with your dog.  It will give you actionable steps as well as insight into what is happening as you hit the entry gate! 

Kathryn Harvey

As a dedicated (some might say obsessed!) student of the relationship between people and their dogs, Kathryn has spent decades gathering and applying knowledge about how to make the learning experience both positive and effective. Fascinated by the scientific principles that govern the process of learning, Kathryn has developed a sound and thorough understanding of behaviour modification -- the key to developing a program of positive training that is clear, consistent, fair and fun for every member of the team.

After several years of teaching and assisting with obedience, tricks and agility classes in Toronto, Kathryn focused her teaching somewhat, first on workshops covering the amazing potential of clicker training and later on all things agility.

Backed by experience gained via Masters degrees in behaviour modification and business, a vast library of resources, and attendance at numerous conferences and workshops, Kathryn has been a prolific contributor to a range of publications, most notably DogSport magazine. Co-author of the sold-out book Citizen Canine: Practical advice on living with dogs in the real world, Kathryn continues to write about dogs and dog sports whenever the chance arises.

Kathryn's experience as a competitor, instructor and trial host served her well during her two terms as President of the Agility Association of Canada. Kathryn continues to support the evolution of the sport in ways that will better meet the needs of competitors and their dogs.  Her insights and thoughts will make this a webinar not to miss! 

Looking for more information about the webinar series this is part of - and links to the specific individual webinars (or the whole album)?