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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 Seminar

Kids, Dogs and Race 

Recording Available immediately! 

(Linda Randall presenter/ Adam Skandarani and Karen Larson  moderators) 


Kids, Dogs and Race. Is this a place to start?

--an exploration through interviews--

There is something about kids with dogsā€¦and it is something great!  Join this important, informative and timelyseminar! 

Webinar Trailer!

This seminar is in sections - Linda first interviews her students - about race, beliefs and working with her.  The second section explores the notions around positive training specifically and the final segment comprises of conversations with parents and the thinking and beliefs they held, explored and any changes working together has wrought.  There will be a Q and A session after each session with a longer Q and A  and discussion at the end of the presentation. Coming together is how we will learn, and get stronger - the work you do in this seminar will support your knowledge,  and actions in the future. 

Linda Randall, DVM, companion animal veterinarian and owner of One Smart Dog, a training center in Seville, OH, is Black, and works with children and their families in an overwhelmingly white community. Through interviews with her students and their parents, Linda explores how they perceive the dynamic of race in the training session,  looks at whether positive reinforcement affects their lives outside of dog training, and, in age-appropriate ways, digs a little deeper into the possible effect exposure to positive instruction through the use of TagTeach principles along with positive reinforcement for their dogs may have on  their perception of race and power in their social, school and family lives.

Linda, who has taught school in Poughkeepsie NY and in Nigeria, is known for her joyful yet detailed manner of instructing kids working with their dogs. She has taught many successful junior competitors, including an Agility National Canine Performance Event Junior Champion. Her students sing, dance and laugh a lot in her lessons.

Adam Skandarani

Adam has been working with dogs professionally as a pet care professional, photographer, judge and as a trainer. They have worked mostly with pet dogs but have recently been developing a  system for raising well-rounded sport and pet dogs. Living with and loving two boxers who are very different to each other has expanded their knowledge base and motivation to keep learning and sharing. 

Adam's experience training cats and parrots add depth to their understanding of the importance of positive training.

To learn more about Adam click here!

Karen Larson

With over 20 years of experience with positive, relationship and choice focused dog training Karen brings a caring and compassionate approach to everything she does.   She offers individualized training and boarding for dogs as well as judges for CWAGS.   Her educational background with humans has proven to be an asset to the work she is now doing too! 

German Shepherds have lived with her for many years and their accomplishments in herding, obedience and other competitive sports are notable - but the most important thing for Karen is a happy willing partner in life! 

Learn more about Karen at this link

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