E-Collar Workshop with the Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg
SEPTEMBER 21 TO 25, 2021
Five Full Days

Our methodology with the E collar is unique and different… Starting from the moment you put the collar on. We introduce it differently and in an organic way to create very rapid buy in from the dog. Not only is it gentle, but it leads to off leash reliability in a matter of days in many cases. 

TRAIN WITH THE MONKS OF NEW SKETE AND MARC GOLDBERG

Learn directly from the writers of
Let Dogs Be Dogs and The Art of Training Your Dog
Brother Christopher, New Skete Prior, Hieromonk (priest-monk), dog trainer
and
Marc Goldberg, owner of ChicagoDogTrainer.com

Marc Goldberg,Brother Christopher, and 3 dogs
WHEN, WHERE AND HOW

When: September 21 to 25, 2021

 

Where: New Skete Monastery,
Cambridge, New York

 

Cost:

Dog Handling,
bringing your dog -


$3,500 ($500 deposit, $1,500 by August 1st, $1,500 by September 1st.)

Pay in full at time of registration,
$500 discount = $3,000.

 

Dog Handling,
working with dog provided by New Skete
-

$3,000 ($500 deposit, $1,250 by August 1st, $1,250 by September 1st.)

Pay in full at time of registration,
$500 discount = $2,500.

 

Audit – Non dog handling –

$1,750 ($500 deposit, $625 by August 1st,
$625 by September 1st.)

Pay in full at time of registration,
$250 discount = $1,500.

Please note that proof of full COVID-19 vaccine is required 14 days prior to workshop.
 

Click here to register today!

reflection of church dome in water at New Skete Monastery
FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR ANY TRAINER OR DOG OWNER

Appropriate for beginner and experienced e-collar users.  Perfect for anyone that would like to learn the unique and detailed method taught in the book with all the authors' professional shortcuts to move things along quicker.  


Work with a New Skete dog, bring your own dog, or participate without handling a dog.

Workshop partcipants in front of New SketeTraining sign
TOPICS INCLUDE

- Picking your equipment

- The science of e-collar use

- Ways to introduce the e-collar to a dog

- Loose leash

- Off leash

- Place or Go to Bed

- Common dog behavior problems

- Anxiety and obsession behaviors

- Dog aggression

- Structuring the e-collar into your training

- and more


Please note that proof of full COVID-19 vaccine is required 14 days prior to workshop.

Click here to reserve your spot!

people in classroom at New Skete Dog Training
PREREQUISITES

Experience: All attendees must be over the age of 18.  While dog training experience is not necessary, you should take into consideration that multiple dogs will be present throughout the program and that you need to feel comfortable around them.

 

Physical: New Skete Monastery is located in the northeastern part of New York State on Two Top Mountain.  The weather in June can be somewhat unpredictable.  Warm days and cool nights are the "norm" but not guaranteed. 

 

 Many of the sessions will include working in the outdoors.  Pack walks are on the mountain road with areas of incline.  You should be prepared for the possibility of rain, and   bugs. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF I BRING A DOG?

You may only bring one dog.  For trainers, you may want to bring a client's dog to offset the cost of the workshop.


Dogs must be reasonably people and dog-friendly.  Dogs that prove aggressive at the workshop may be prohibited from the property.   If applying to attend with a dog, an application for the dog will be sent separately.  
The dog will be screened by the brothers and Marc before being approved to attend.
Dogs must be spayed or neutered to attend. 
If your dog is approved for attendance, you must provide proof of current vaccinations and a clean fecal exam completed within 28 days prior to arrival.

If approved you and you alone are responsible for your dog's care and supervision.
You may bring a crate for your dog.
 

 

If you register to handle dogs but are not bringing a dog, you will be working with dogs that are in the New Skete training program and/or New Skete German Shepherds. 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP FEE

1 Signed copy of The Art of Training Your Dog
All course material

5 Continental Breakfasts
5 Lunches with the monks

1 Dinner at Monks' Table

Certificate of workshop completion

Does not include accommodations.
A list of local inns and hotels will be supplied upon registration.

PAYMENT TERMS

Dog Handling, bringing your dog -
$3,500 ($500 deposit, $1,500 by August 1st, $1,500 by September 1st.)
Pay in full at time of registration, $500 discount = $3,000.

 

Dog Handling, working with dog at New Skete -
$3,000 ($500 deposit, $1,250 by August 1st, $1,250 by September 1st.)
Pay in full at time of registration, $500 discount = $2,500.

 

Audit – Non dog handling –
$2,000 ($500 deposit, $750 by August 1st, $750 by September 1st.)
Pay in full at time of registration, $500 discount = $1,500.



 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.  

All cancellations must be in writing.  For cancellations no less than 45 days before the workshop, 50% of the refundable portion of the fee will be returned.  For cancellations less than 45 days and more than 21 days before the workshop, 25% of the refundable portion of the fee will be returned.  Cancellations within 21 days of the workshop, no refunds will be issued.   Your seminar fee and registration are NOT transferable.   Discounts and/or scholarships are NOT available.   You must agree to the payment schedule on the registration form.

DISCLAIMER

New Skete and ChicagoDogTrainer.com reserve the right to cancel the E-Collar Tech Workshop for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient sign-ups.  A workshop with insufficient signups will be cancelled 60 days prior to the beginning of the seminar.  In such a case, refund of payments received shall constitute full settlement.  

 

The financial liability of New Skete and ChicagoDogTrainer.com shall be limited to the amount paid to the course, and shall not cover any other travel or cost incurred.

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AUDIT/NON DOG HANDLING

 If you audit, we want to include you on every level of participation in this workshop other than actually handling dogs. You will attend, observe, and analyze with us every working session and participate in all discussions, speak freely and question and answer session, as well as attend all meals including 1 dinner at the monks' table.

 

 You'll be an integral part of this workshop!   

GETTING HERE

 Travel by air is into Albany International Airport; by train Amtrak into Rensselaer or Saratoga Springs.  New Skete is a very rural area.  It is advisable to rent a car as public transportation is limited to one taxi cab.

The guesthouse at New Skete is closed throughout 2021.



A PDF of area accommodations and information can be found below.

Please note that proof of full COVID-19 vaccine is required 14 days prior to workshop.

All guidelines per NYDOH and CDC will be followed.

CERTIFICATE

You will receive a certificate stating that you completed this program.  This certificate can be used on your resume, website or Facebook page.  

The program does not certify you.

You will need to sign a release of liability and a media release for photos and videos.

OTHER

You must agree to all the terms and conditions to attend.


Registering does not guarantee your participation.  

 

If you are bringing a dog, he or she will be screened and approved to attend.

 

The workshop includes physical activities.  Walks and other training occur outdoors.  You (and your dog) should be ready for such levels of exercise.


Guests that may be traveling with you are not permitted to attend any of the classes or meals in this workshop unless they are registered attendees.

Now accepting registrations.  Click here.