Workshop & Events

Resolving conflict in human/canine relationships

Change Progresses At The Speed Of Trust

Come and find out why trainers have been raving about their experience working with Mark and learning about Training Between the Ears (TBTE). Hear why this system has made their training/business more fun AND more successful for them and their students. Join us to see and learn how this gentle and simple process can transform very difficult dogs and change their relationship with their owners all while being easier for the trainers, students, and dogs.

Whether your connection to dogs involves rehabilitating rescue dogs, competing with performance dogs, helping clients with difficult dogs, or just enjoying your own pet, this discussion is for you.

Mark’s thoughtful, respectful, and innovative approach to communicating with your dog can help you eliminate the conflict in your training and relationship while getting more of the behavior you want and less of the behavior you don’t. This approach creates a close, trusting, and enjoyable relationship for both the dog and their people.

Have you heard of and wanted to know more about Kayce Cover’s work creating SATS (Syn Alia Training Systems), Bridge and Target, Perception Modification or Conditioned Relaxation? As one of the world’s few Level 3 certified trainers in SATS Perception Modification and Bridge and Target, Mark will share what these tools are and can help you understand why these tools and others have been credited with helping to solve some of the most challenging of problems and do so in a way that is truly transformative to dogs and their quality of life.

Mark will show you how to directly teach a dog the kind of behavior we want such as how to relax, how to greet guests calmly, and how to make better choices without the very indirect tools of obedience so often used in training. We’ll explore concepts such as: why does a dog need to sit when greeting people if it can be perfectly well-behaved doing natural behavior; how to teach a dog to choose a highly desirable behavior on its own with great reliability and without intervention or direction from its owners, and; why do dogs need to “go to place” when they can easily learn to be a calm, involved member of the family when new people come in the home?

Mark’s approach is of value to all dogs but especially those which have been hard to reach, those which are reactive, aggressive, hyper-intense, highly anxious, or fearful. His focus is on understanding and valuing the internal state of the animal and actually changing how the animal feels about people, other animals and things in its environment, not just on its external behavior.
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Upcoming EVEnTS

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Dec 7 – Dec 9, 2018, Regular 3 Day Level 1 & Dec 10, 2018, Level 2

DEC 14 - DEC 17, 2018,  Gilroy, CA

Dec 14 – Dec 16, 2018, Regular 3 Day Level 1

 Dec 17, 2018, Level 2, TBTE techniques for noise phobia and separation anxiety.

Dec 18, 2018, Hollister, CA

Level 2, Obedience & Loose Leash Walking.

Jan 11 - Jan 13, 2019, West Berlin, NJ

3 Days, Level 1

Jan 14, 2019, West Berlin, NJ

L2 – Boundaries and Reverse boundaries

Jan 25 - 27, 2019, Cary, NC

3 Days, Level 1

Feb 8 - feb 10, 2019, tucson, az

3 Days, Level 1

Feb 11, 2019, Tucson, Az

L2 – Solving separation anxiety using TBTE methods

Feb 18 - Feb 20, 2019, Denton, TX

3 Days, Level 1

May 10 - May 12, 2019, Tucson, Az

3 Days, Level 1


Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2018, Canandaigua, NY

3 Days, Level 1

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2018, Monkton, MD

TBTE Special Event – Dog Socialization

Oct 29, 2018, Tucson, AZ

Level 2, Loose Leash Walking and Obedience using TBTE methods

Oct 26 - Oct 28, 2018, Tucson, AZ

3 Days, Level 1

Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2018, Denton, TX

3 Days, Level 1

Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2018, South Glastonbury, CT

3 Days, Level 1

SEP 17 - SEP 18, 2018, St. Pete beach, fl

IACP Conference ,Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 4:15 PM

Aug 24 - Aug 27, 2018, Streetsboro, OH

Aug 24 – Aug 26, 2018, Regular 3 Day Level 1 & Aug 27, 2018, Level 2

Aug 18 - Aug 19, 2018, Martinsburg, WV

TBTE Level 2- IB / PM Intensive – Limited Spots

Aug 3 - Aug 5, 2018, West Berlin, NJ

3 Days, Level 1

June 14 – June 16, 2018, Tucson, AZ

3 Days, Level 1

May 18 - May 20, 2018, NC

Private Event

May 11 - May 13, 2018, Streetsboro, OH

May 11-13, 2018, Regular 3 Day Level 1 & May 14, Level 2

Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018, West Berlin, NJ

Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2018, Denton, Tx

Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2018, Martinsburg, WV

Feb 9 - Feb 11, 2018, Tallahassee, FL