Paws &


Puppy & Dog Training 
 group & PRIVATES
 Bozeman, MT

Nancy Tanner is offering a limited amount of  workshops, speaking engagements, demo's, and appearances at events. Now booking for 2017. If you are interested or have questions please fill out our CONTACT FORM - . Thank you!


December 9th 

8-1 pm



We will be testing for the various TRICK DOG TITLES in person at our facility, every Saturday in December. E-mail to schedule your time - CONTACT


cost - $10 per level


cost - $10 plus AKC application fee per level




DATES - September 15, 16, 17 - 2017

LOCATION - Paws & People Training Center, 1025 Story Mill rd, Bozeman, MT


FRIDAY - $75 all participants


& SUNDAY - $75 per Team to participate with your dog (we know how much work it is to bring a dog to an event, for human and dog, and we                          have never understood why auditing is always less, so we are changing that...) We understand that not all Trainers have neutral                          dogs, or dogs that can work in group environments. When we are working the dogs, it will be one dog on the floor at a time, when                        there is down time, all dogs must be crated and/or in an x-pen. If your dog is movement sensitive, please make sure to bring a                              visual barrier. As always please bring adequate food, water, and chew items for your dog. We do have a fenced yard outside for                          dogs to run, relieve themselves, and stretch out between exercises. All dogs must be on a leash in the facility and parking area,                            even if they have amazing off leash skills, these are our house rules.


                     $125 per day to audit

                     You can choose to come one, two, or three days, that is your choice. Each day will have a unique itinerary, guest speakers, varied                        topics, and new work. There will be no catch up or review of the day before, we will be moving right along. While it is not building                          block style, it kind of is. And as is everything, you chose what you want to learn, a little or a lot.      

CEU - CCPDT  - 25.5 for all three days


This workshop is for Professional Trainers, trainers working towards their professional certification, or trainers with kick-ass skills wanting to learn more. This workshop is not for the light of heart, it will be information packed, fast paced, and fun. Please come ready to learn, teach, and participate in conversations and activities. This workshop is a combination of lecture, observing Teams, participating in activities (hand-on), and equal exchange conversations on specific topics. 

Training is teaching, and teaching is sharing information, and information should be useful and sustainable, as in life skills.

Working with the whole dog in an integrative approach is more than sit, down, stay and come. It is about the social, emotional, physical, and nutritional well being of each dog, because after all if a dog feels well they act well, and that is where good work can happen.

From family pet owners to dog sport competitors, and everyone in between, it is important for an effective integrative trainer to be able to ask the right questions, listen to what is being said, adjust expectations, hone observational skills, teach without judgement, have a precise understanding of space (use of) & time (timing), share recommendations both verbally and written (clear). understand and trust your intuition, and have the needs of the dog and owner in sync.


FRIDAY - 2-6pm 

  • 2-3 pm - Introduction, handouts

  • 3 - 3:30pm - Get to know your space before your clients arrive - while it might look random it is actually very specific

  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Nutrition - What, why, where, and when - Optimal Nutrition is the foundation for health, well-being, cognitive function, and how to greet the day. What a dog eats, or what they are allowed to eat has a great deal to do with how they feel, and how a dog feels presents itself in their overall behavior. Nancy Tanner & GUEST SPEAKER - Libby Burr - BS Equine Nutrition, Certified Companion Animal Dietician, Clinical Veterinary Nutritionist, and a Certified Pet Food Specialist.

  • 5:30pm - 6pm - Bringing it home - How, why, and when to recognize poor canine nutrition, recommend a change, refer a client for nutritional assistance, lending support and assistance.

SATURDAY - 9-6pm 

  • 9 - 12pm (ish) - Rule Structures, Patterns, and Sequences, OH MY! - Learning how to create a 'canine labyrinth' to learn how a Team approaches a new concept. Following a rule structure without variance or not (compliance), How the Team approaches a new concept/challenge or not (understanding), modulating emotions and arousal (focus and connection), and the desire or lack thereof to achieve smooth/balance (persistence/patience). Participants will be working their own dogs, one at a time, through the rule structures, patterns and sequences.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm - Question, answer, and discussion based on observations

  • 12:30 - 1pm - lunch break - we will have fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, and veggies - water, coffee, and tea. We encourage you to bring your own lunch and snacks if you require more food or have food sensitivities.

  • 1 - 3pm - Intuition - What is that 'voice inside' telling you? - Nancy Tanner & GUEST SPEAKER - Liz Harrison has been a practicing animal intuitive since 2000, and has helped animals with all manner of issues in person and on the phone. The Helena Independent Record, and the Montana Vigilante magazine have done stories on her, and she's appeared on television several times discussing animal communication. She has a Masters in Divinity from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and is currently seeing clients as a Spiritual Director in Bozeman in addition to her animal intuitive work. She is finishing seminary this year, and will be ordained as an Interfaith Minister next June. Liz is also a trained SoulCollage™ facilitator, offering workshops in this intuitive, creative process, around the state. Her website is: Liz Harrison will be guiding us through the what, why, when, and now part of intuition, this is vital for the success and safety of a Trainer.

  • 3 - 3:30pm - Question and Answer, Observations

  • 3:30 - 5:30pm - Show & Tell - Each Team will choose a behavior from our list, or live wild and draw from the grab bag, and demonstrate how to prepare their dog for learning, how to warm up, starting a behavior or sequence (discovery), allowing for wrong, and shifting criteria (recognition of a behavior), and play to end to behavior.

  • 5:30 - 6pm - Question, Answer, Observation

SUNDAY - 8-5pm 

  • 8-10am - PUPPY PLAY GROUPS - Social, emotional, and physical observation and interaction with three different play groups based on age (developmental stages), size, and play style. Hands on experience with all breeds, and puppies 10-25 weeks of age. This is an excellent opportunity to hit the ground running, and observe skill building, bite inhibition or not, fluid players, awkward players, growing pains, natural peace keepers, bullies, and to also answer questions the owners might have. Play groups are also a great way to keep puppy owners on track with compliance, work, socialization, and accurate information. Because puppy play can sometimes look a bit rough, it is an organic way to open a conversation of the cultural differences between humans and canines, and why we all need to learn a bit more, have understanding, and acceptance of the animal we chose to bring into our home. If a puppy is clearly having a problem with their friends it is also a great way to touch base with the owner and suggest other programs to help them be more successful. And who doesn't like starting their day with a bunch of puppies!

  • 10 -12pm (ish) - You don't get a second chance to make a first impression - Working with dogs outside of neutral, how to keep the peace and allow learning to be productive and safe - Not all dogs can be handled, so how do you help the owner teach their dog important skills? What is your body language saying, what are your emotions telling the Team, what, how, and when - CER are you trying to build so each visit is slightly more calm, productive, smooth in some way? Who drives the progress, what type of goals do you set, how do you monitor compliance?

  • 12 - 12:30pm (ish) - Question, answer, and discussion based on observations

  • 12:30 - 1pm - lunch break - we will have fresh fruit, cheese, and veggies - water, coffee, and tea. We encourage you to bring your own lunch and or snacks if you require more food or have food sensitivities.

  • 1 - 3pm - You see things differently because you are a trainer! - how to build kick ass skills with the use of space and timing. We will be using our dog Teams with interactive games and rule structures.

  • 3:30 - 5pm - Becoming and Integrative Trainer - Emotionally, Socially, Nutritionally, and Physically you should be optimal as soon as you step into the classroom or home. How to prepare yourself, how to work through the not so straight forward days, and how to set up a classroom that works for you. This will be an interactive discussion.