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Creative Client Coaching

This fun-filled, interactive seminar will help you to become a better coach to your clients. You will learn techniques to communicate more clearly, increase motivation, gain compliance, and solve problems creatively. Both dogs and humans will become better trained, and coaching will become a smoother, more pleasant experience for you as well.

You will get plenty of tips and techniques for working with clients (especially the difficult ones), learn how to handle challenging training situations, participate in the video game, “Catch the Trainer's Mistakes!” and view plenty of creative games you can play in private sessions and group classes to make learning more fun for everyone. You will come away with lots of new tools for your toolbox and ideas you will want to try out with your clients.

Nicole's seminars are high-energy, interactive, and always entertaining. So get ready for a fun and informative learning experience!


Alternative Approaches to Healing Canine Health and Behavior

Most of us are familiar with treating canine health issues through traditional veterinary medicine, and behavior problems via training and behavior modification. But there are other useful modalities that can be amazingly useful when used in conjunction with those treatments. Why limit the good you can do for dogs? Come and learn about some fascinating alternative approaches to healing canine health and behavior.

The morning session begins with an informative overview of how vibrational, energy-based healing methods work. We’ll then focus on specific ways in which flower essences can affect dogs. For example, did you know that the Bach Flower Essence “Beech” can help dogs who are intolerant of other dogs, or that the Masters Essence “Grape” is excellent for dogs who have been abandoned or abused? You’ll receive extensive handouts, hear about research studies, and participate in a group exercise that will teach you how to choose the proper flower essences to address specific behavior issues.

After a brief, intriguing segment on how music can help dogs to relax and heal, it’s on to healing with color. The color spectrum consists of a variety of wavelengths, and each color has a specific effect on both dogs and people. You will discover which colors energize, which calm, and which can heal various ailments. You will also learn how to apply them with your dog.

The afternoon is dedicated to the emerging field of hands-on energy healing. You will learn simple, effective techniques to rebalance a dog’s energy and to clear blockages. A dog whose energies are in balance will experience improved health and display better behavior. You will see, through video segments of hands-on healing sessions with dogs, the effects that are possible with this type of treatment. In the extensive experiential portion that follows, you will be taught to sense and move energy--no previous experience is necessary! Through practice with fellow attendees, you will learn practical applications for working with your own dogs and others. You'll learn how energy healing can calm dogs in a variety of situations, and how it can help with health issues, as well as behavior issues such as fear and aggression.

Even those who are deeply skeptical have come away from this seminar with a new respect for what these healing modalities can accomplish, and many have successfully used them to help their dogs. Taking an alternative approach to helping dogs can literally be a life-changing experience!

Here are some emails and comments from previous attendees.

Dear Nicole,

Homer passed peacefully some time last night after I went to bed. He had DM that he stoically endured but finally couldn't support himself. He was bedridden for the last week. I chose not to euthanize him and instead did energy sessions with him. On Monday night when his breathing became labored, I played "Through a Dog's Ear," and did a meditative energy session with him. Following that, his breathing eased and he passed the night comfortably. Early yesterday morning (around 5:30), I did an intense session that seemed to clear a very heavy field around him. After that he was very calm and comfortable all day until he passed. During that session, I realized that the energy was balancing his body, I assume in preparation for his transition. That gave me a lot of comfort and I hope it did for him, too. I'm so grateful that I had this time with him, difficult as it was ... and is to lose him. Thank you for sharing your gift at the seminar last month. It meant the world to me to be able to assist in Homer's passing in such a positive way.


With great appreciation,
Flavia Potenza

Hi Nicole,

I'm not sure you remember me, we met at a seminar you did in Tampa this summer. You introduced us to energy work there. I haven't done much with it since then. I tried on a few dogs, but didn't get a result. However, yesterday, I met this dog, a rescue, that was just so sad. His new life is going to be wondeful, but you know, I could feel his pain. So, at the end of our session, I pulled up some energy, sat on the floor and waited. Buddy came over, laid down next to me and asked for help. It was amazing! His owner was shocked, said he never did any of those things before. I have to admit, I was surprised too. But what a great feeling. Thank you for guiding me to being able to help this dog and hopefully more in the future. All my best,
-- Cissy Sumner, CPDT-KA

“Your weekend of seminars at Wood Green in England were brilliant... most thought provoking and though I have always been a sceptic, I was blown away by the experiences and am determined to find out more.” (U.K. 9/08)

“The videos were great and made it so REAL. Thanks! I learned a lot more than I expected in a one day seminar. I will be using this starting tonight.” (Atlanta, GA 9/09)

“Nicole, you have turned a skeptic into a believer!” - Maureen H. (St. Petersburg, FL 8/09)

“I enjoyed most the beautiful way the whole presentation was delivered in a simple, non-technical, easy to understand way. I enjoyed least that it only lasted one day. Come back soon!” (U.K. 9/08)

“I loved the hands on work. It was so cool to experience the sensations personally. And I love Nicole’s enthusiasm and easy-to-talk-to personality.” (St. Petersburg, FL 8/09)

“Loved the Toby & Matt analyses (flower essences) and the energy exercises, particularly the sweeping and sending energy to another.” - anonymous seminar evaluation (Los Angeles, CA 8/09)

“I came in to this workshop VERY skeptical and I am leaving much less so. Thank you!” (Atlanta GA 9/09)

"I appreciated Nicole's inspiration, genuine attitude, and sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience. I think Nicole Wilde is a great, gorgeous person. She is an inspiration. Thank ya, deary! XXX" (U.K. 9/08)

“Unbelievably informative—fascinating—I am so excited about what I have learned and experienced!” (St. Petersburg, FL 8/09)

“I loved learning to tap into my energy. I can't wait to try this with my dogs!” (U.K. 9/08)

“Job well done! Great speaker, funny, entertaining, well spoken. Very well organized. Could have been much longer and would’ve kept my interest.” (Los Angeles 8/09)

“Presenter makes things very clear, fabulous lecture and videos. Brilliant handouts. Great to watch such a positive presenter who loves what she does. Very inspiring.” (U.K. 9/08)

“My favorite thing was the feeling of understanding something that comes naturally, feeling a little more sure of natural energy. It was excellent. Please come back!” (U.K. 9/08)

"Fascinating, thought-provoking. Very helpful handouts, and really appreciate references for direction of further study. A brilliant day!" (U.K. 9/08)

“To cover so much in a day was impressive. And fantastic handouts. A lot of work for you but absolutely worthwhile. Congratulations!” (U.K. 9/08)

 

Working with Fearful Dogs

Many dog owners, shelter/rescue workers, trainers, and other canine professionals find anxiety, fears, and phobias to be among the most challenging behaviors to treat. This information-packed workshop combines lecture, photographs, and extensive video footage to explore the art of working with fearful dogs, with some overlap into fear-based aggression. Topics include:

- Causes and prevention
- How fear manifests
- Recognized and lesser-known stress signals
- How to work with fearful dogs in the home
- Suggestions for group classes
- A Firm Foundation program on which dogs can build confidence
- Skills owners should know
- Skills to teach dogs
- What training equipment is (and is not!) appropriate

Interactive exercises include participation in solving a fear-related case history. You will also get an overview of how complementary therapies can make your treatment plans even more successful.


Feedback from Seminar Attendees

I just wanted to let you know that we received a lot of great feedback from your seminar. They all commented that you presented the material very well and most of all learned a lot. I've already seen people in class correcting "people" about the way they correct their dogs. It was refreshing to see the dog not get punished for being a dog!! Thanks again for helping us help our fearful dogs!!! - Nancy Strack Metro All-Breed Obedience Club (2/08 seminar, TX)

I loved learning to tap into my energy. I can’t wait to try this with my dogs! The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08 (includes hands-on energy healing, Bach flowers, colors, and music)

I attended the (Australian) APDT conference over the weekend at which you were the key note speaker. I wanted to contact you directly to tell you what an amazing job you did. I am a lawyer by day and passionate CGC trainer by night. I have attended lots of seminars on legal and dog issues but have to say that as a speaker you rate right up there with the best I have seen. Your information of course is spot on, but you delivery was so refreshing, entertaining and delightful. I just wanted you to know how impressed I was. Thanks again for sharing your experience and knowledge with us, and for making it so enjoyable, through your energy and enthusiasm. Kind regards, Bev Clark Adelaide, SA

Fascinating, thought-provoking. Very helpful handouts, and really appreciate references for direction of further study. A brilliant day! The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08

Very excellent speaker. Covered everything I expected and more. I liked the video clips and the way everything was organized. I like how she just touched on learning theory so that there was time for actually showing how to apply training techniques to the theory. Loved it.

I appreciated Nicole's inspiration, genuine attitude, and sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience. I think Nicole Wilde is a great, gorgeous person. She is an inspiration. Thank ya, deary! XXX The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08

Outstanding! Does an excellent job on entire presentation including handouts, slides, video and giving practical advice. She is very funny and seems like a very nice person.

To cover so much in a day was impressive. And fantastic handouts. A lot of work for you but absolutely worthwhile. Congratulations! The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08

This was a fantastic lecture-one of the best at the whole conference. She gave TONS of practical info, it moved at a fast pace, and a great, fun presenter. Please bring her back every year! Thank you! - APDT Conference 2006, “Evolving Essentials”

My favorite thing was the feeling of understanding something that comes naturally, feeling a little more sure of natural energy. It was excellent. Please come back! The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08

The info was very concise and concepts explained. She is extremely knowledgeable of fearful dogs and is able to communicate her knowledge fluently.

Loved the healing exercises and enjoyed the entire seminar. Worth every dollar! The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08

Four hours wasn't enough time to cover the subject matter. Nicole is an excellent presenter! She has no problem keeping an audience interested. Videos were great! - APDT Conference 2006, “Fido's Fear Factor”

“Nicole is a knowledgeable, dynamic speaker. Love her! Great balance of lecture and audience participation.”

Presenter makes things very clear, fabulous lecture and videos. Brilliant handouts. Great to watch such a positive presenter who loves what she does. Very inspiring. The Energy Effect seminar, UK 9/08

One of your best presenters-extremely articulate and organized speaker-practical use of information throughout. Good slides and examples, role-play-excellent. - APDT Conference 2004 “Owner Compliance”

She is an amazing communicator-very natural, very articulate and really funny!

Nicole is very knowledgeable about her subject. Very useful info was presented. You MUST have her back! - APDT Conference 2003

Read an article in the Barnesville Georgia News about Nicole's recent seminar.


These are all one-day seminars, which can be given separately or combined into two days. Shorter topics are also available, including wolfdogs. Please e-mail with questions or to discuss hosting a seminar.

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