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Healthy Dog Conference 2017 California with special guests Brian Agnew, Cheri Lucas, Lee Simpson, Marcia Lucas and Stephanie Sazbo

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Wendy Volhard's
Healthy Dog Conference
April 28-30, 2017
Lake Arrowhead, California

Space is limited limited. Please make your conference and room reservations early.

Special early registration price ends March 30.

Healthy Dog Conference 2017

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  • Healthy Dog Conference 2017


Designed for trainers who are interested in boosting their business to the next level --- conscientious owners are of course welcome too! --- this three-day conference on a dogs’ behavior and how it is influenced by nutrition, supplements and such things as vaccines and flea and tick products, offers an in depth understanding of the various elements needed to develop the whole dog. Trainers who have previously taken this course have agreed that this is the piece that has been missing in setting up a successful program for their clients. As Wendy Volhard says, “to achieve balance and retain learning, a dog has to be healthy”.

Wendy is the premier expert on treating the dog as a whole, addressing not only behavior issues, what drives a dog to do what it does but how nutrition influences health. Wendy is an amazing nutritional expert who has virtually turned the health around of thousands of dogs in her career. Wendyʼs students include many of the top trainers and exhibitors in the country plus pet owners who understand how to create balance in their dogs, both psychologically and physically.

What’s new for the California Conference

  • Observing the dog – is it a health or behavior problem? Bring your dog for an evaluation.
    What you can see, and what the dog tells you.
  • Using food and natural ingredients to extend life and to improve the quality of life.
  • How to raise a chemically free dog.
  • Chiropractic adjustments – the missing element in health.
  • Use of medical marijuana for epilepsy, cancer, neurological and joint disorders.
  • Case histories of cancer recovery.
  • Emergency acupuncture points.
  • Ozone Therapy and when to use it
  • Fecal transplants – do they work?
  • Lipomas and how to get rid of them
  • Use of homeopathy as an alternative approach.
  • Fleas and Ticks – no more chemicals
  • Drives – how training effects behavior.

If you are interested in...

  • A lifetime of GOOD health for your dog
  • Maximizing performance
  • Solving complex behavior problems
  • The quality of life in old age;
  • Learning how to feed the correct food for YOUR dog and to improve your clients' dogs health.
  • Dealing with dog emergencies
  • Homeopathy
  • Preventive Medicine;
  • Practical Application of Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic;
  • Reducing your veterinary bills
  • And Enjoying a healthy dog...

Then this Conference is for YOU!

Presentations include —

  • Wendy Volhard will be talking on nutrition, special diets for special needs, homeopathy, Chinese Medicine and behavior.
  • Lee Simpson will present case histories using Cannabis. The science behind medical marijuana.(MM)
  • Marcia Lucas shares her journey with her own two dogs using MM and battling cancer successfully. She will also talk about the use of lasers in a veterinary practice.
  • Stephanie Sazbo is a talented chiropractor who shows the difference that a correct adjustment can make.
  • Brian Agnew and Cheri Lucas, who use all of the above modalities in their very successful businesses, are available for consultations on any of the above subjects plus diagnosing complex behavioral issues.

Educating yourself about the dogs you work with or your companion dog is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your dog. It is education for a life time. Think this may be over your head? Sessions are tailored to your individual needs. All you need is to have read The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog 2nd E, Volhard/Brown (Howell Book House, 2000).

Important Information


9:00 to 10:00 Help! My dog is sick!
Help! Help! My dog is crazy!
Introduction to mind body canine health
Introduction to Chinese Medicine, 5 Element Theory Introduction to Homeopathy
10:00 to 11:00 Beginning Nutrition: Influences on Health and Behavior & the Brain Connection. Chinese Medicine Continued Using homeopathy in emergencies
11:00 to 12:00 The Digestive Tract: What happens when your dog eats Lee Simpson, King Harvest Medical Marijuana Developing a diagnostic protocol
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 to 3:00 The Natural Diet: Making your own dog food, Volhard Nutrition and the benefits of feeding raw Case history. Marcia Lucas and Torri – healing cancer Drives – why does a dog do what he does?
3:00 to 4:00 Supplements: When, How, and What Introduction to Kinesiology and muscle testing Personality profile of dogs
4:00 to 5:00 Health and skeleton of the dog: Introduction to canine chiropractic, acupuncture and lasers
Chinese Meridian Massage
Chiropractic Demonstration
How Kinesiology can help you find the right food and the best treatment Practicum: Using the diagnostic protocol
Summary, questions and your next steps
Evening Programs Using Lasers in Veterinary Practice Lee Simpson Q &A  

Wendy Volhard

  • Recipient of four awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America (DWAA);
  • Co-author of seven books, including, The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog, and The Canine Good Citizen: Every Dog Can be One, named Best Care & Training Book for 1994 by the DWAA, Dog Training for Dummies, which has been translated into ten languages, and four training videos;
  • Author of over 100 articles for various dog publications;
  • Developed the most widely used method for evaluating and selecting puppies for the right home and the right purpose, and her film Puppy Aptitude Testing was named best film for 1980 by the DWAA;
  • Devised a Personality Profile for dogs to help owners gain a better understanding of why pets do what they do, and her article on “Drives: A New Look at an Old Concept” was named Best Article in a Specialty Magazine for 1991 by the DWAA;
  • Specializes in behavior, nutrition and complementary sources of health care such as acupuncture and homeopathy;
  • In 1984 formulated a balanced, home-made diet for dogs and as of recently operates her own dog food company;
  • Honorary member of the United Kingdom Registry of Canine Behaviorists;
  • Member Hall of Fame – International Assn. of Canine Professionals;
  • The February/March 2010 issue of Bark Magazine included Wendy in its list of Best and Brightest 100 for developing the Puppy Aptitude Test and the Drives Profile.

Her talents are best summed up by James Dearinger, former Director of Obedience for the American Kennel Club, in his Foreword to The Canine Good Citizen (Howell Book House, 1994, 2nd edition 1997): “Wendy has few equals when it comes to understanding canine behavior. She has a remarkable ability to sense the needs of a particular dog and what is best for the animal. A talent, for sure, but one she has honed to a fine point by studious research into all phases of dogs -- behavior, health, nutrition, structure and training.”

Wendy is a respected consultant to breeders, veterinarians and dog owners, and gives seminars on health and behavior, instructing and training. She has also lectured at annual conventions of the Pet Care Services Association, APDT, Groom Expo, International Association of Canine Professionals and the United Kingdom Registry of Behavior Consultants.

Wendy is a true practitioner – she has obtained over 60 conformation, obedience and performance titles with her Landseer Newfoundlands, Yorkshire Terrier, Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds, Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd Dog. She shares her home with her husband, Jack, two Labrador Retrievers, two Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds and two rescue cats.

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