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 The Art of Training Your Dog Workshop with the Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg
June 18 to 22, 2024
Five Full Days

 June 18 to 22, 2024


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. 


Appropriate for dog owners and dog trainers.


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.  


 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. 


You may bring only 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.
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. 


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

Certificate of workshop completion


Attendees are welcome to join the monks for a light continental breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop.  Guests are also welcome to join the monks for dinner on Friday night.

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


Prices are per person.

Dog Handling,
bring your dog or work with one of ours.

$3,500 ($500 deposit, $1,500 by April 15th.  $1,500 by May 15th.)
Pay in full at time of registration, $500 discount = $3,000.


Audit – Non-dog handling –
$1,750 ($500 deposit, $625 by April 15th.,

$625 by May 15th.)
Pay in full at time of registration, $250 discount = $1,500.



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.


New Skete and 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 shall be limited to the amount paid to the course, and shall not cover any other travel or cost incurred.


 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!   


 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 2023.

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

Please note that proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required 14 days prior to the workshop or 1 day prior to start of workshop a negative COVID test (PCR or Antigen).

All guidelines per NYDOH and CDC will be followed.


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.


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.


Information on travel, accommodations, and agenda

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