Jennifer Arnold and Judy Luther of Bond-Based Choice Teaching Live in Denver!
See and learn about this innovative and game-changing teaching approach in action from the creators themselves. The Bond-Based Approach is an entirely new philosophy based on social learning in which we build strong relationships with our dogs through bond-building exercises. Secure bonds enable dogs to learn quickly and willingly, resulting in more reliable and confident dogs and happier owners. Bond-Based Choice Teaching® is the methodology that put The Bond-Based Approach on the map building great relationships based on mutual respect, trust, understanding and care. Bond-Based Choice Teaching is easy, fast, effective and fun for both people and dogs.
Jennifer Arnold is the Founder and Executive Director of Canine Assistants, located in Milton, Georgia. Founded in 1991, Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that teaches service dogs to assist children and adults who have physical disabilities or other special needs. Jennifer first recognized the need for this program when she was sixteen-years-old and diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Understanding the need for physical assistance and companionship, Jennifer pursued the development of a service dog program. She also began working to enhance her knowledge of the extraordinary relationship between humans and animals and how they could best work together. She is the creator of Bond-Based Choice Teaching®, a philosophy based on creating a special relationship allowing dogs and their human partners to trust and understand one another. Jennifer is the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes, published by Random House in 2010, and the subject of a PBS Special of the same name. Her second book, In a Dog’s Heart, was released to critical acclaim in October 2011. Her third book, Love is All You Need was released in August 2016 by PenguinRandomHouse. She has been featured in The New York Times, London Times, People, Mademoiselle, Family Circle, Atlanta Magazine, and various other publications. She has been profiled on numerous television programs, including NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Diane Rehm Show, and CNN’s HLN Leaders with Heart. She has been awarded the Jefferson Award for Community Service, WTBS's Super Citizen Award, Buckhead Woman of the Year, MS Society of Georgia’s Woman on the Move 2011, Atlanta Magazine’s Women Making a Mark, and the GVMA’s Humanitarian of the Year Award – amongst other recognitions. In 2012, she was invited to participate as one of 50 Amazing Women in the UN’s International Year of Youth. She and her husband, Dr. Kent Bruner, DVM, their son, Chase, and numerous animals live on a farm in Milton, Georgia.
Judy Luther is a well-known and respected premiere pet dog professional located in the St. Louis, Missouri area, with 25+ years’ experience teaching dogs and their owners, as well as various other species. She provides knowledge and understanding to the people she serves and gains the trust of the animals she works with. Along with her successful training business, Dog Stars, where she teaches a wide range of dog related classes and private training, Judy is also called on as an expert speaker, evaluator, volunteer and provider of animal talent for print advertising, film, motion pictures and stage. Judy is dedicated to teaching animals using the latest scientific research. She has teamed with Jennifer Arnold to develop Bond-Based Choice Teaching and the Assistance Dog Alliance, an association of service dog schools committed to using the Bond-Based Approach. Judy is a regular guest speaker and lecturer at the Vet Tech Institute in St. Louis, Missouri. Judy Is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Trainers, a Certified Nose Work Instructor, Certified Canine Massage Therapist, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Puppy STAR evaluator, an APDT CLASS instructor and evaluator, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and the American Humane Association. Judy works with children in understanding how to prevent dog bites and how to be kind to their pets. She also volunteers her time as a behavior consultant to rescue groups and shelters throughout Missouri and Illinois. Judy is a contributing writer for Pets Best Insurance, Tame Magazine, Tails Magazine, Angie's List, and Positively.
18 CEUs from CPDT will be earned at this event. IABC and PPG pending.