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Dog Training Professionals Annual Conference

Dog obedience instructors and trainers will meet in Oklahoma City, OK on March 2-3 for the 2013 Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI).

Socorro, NM, November 19, 2012 --( The National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference on Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3 at the Animal Resource Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Dog training instructors from around the country are expected to attend for a weekend of education and entertainment.

On Saturday, Sarah Wilson will present on "Working with People: Getting the Results You Want" "Problem Solving: Studying and Brainstorming Cases," and "What to Do When What You're Doing Isn't Working." In addition, her dog demonstrations will include "Space Games," "Creating Eager Canine Participants," and "Helping the Deficit Dog."

Sarah Wilson has been a professional dog trainer for over 25 years. She holds a Master’s degree in the human-animal bond, and is the author of several best-selling books, including "My Smart Puppy" and "Childproofing Your Dog." She appeared in the PBS show "We Why Love Cats and Dogs," and has been featured in a number of other television shows. She has previously presented for the International Association of Canine Professionals, The Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, and Puppyworks, among many others.

Nationally known dog expert Sue Sternberg will talk on Sunday. Her topics will include "Dog-Dog Engagements Between Unfamiliar Dogs," "Off-Leash Dog Assessments and Interactions," and "Multiple Dog Households."

Sue Sternberg, a longtime NADOI member, is the head of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, a community not-for-profit animal shelter which was featured in the HBO documentary, "Shelter Dogs." She is nationally known for her work on ensuring safe animal adoptions and improving the quality of life in animal shelters. Her innovative "Train to Adopt" program is designed to provide shelter dogs with mental stimulation while teaching them skills to help improve their chances to be adopted. She has published several books, including "Great Dog Adoptions: A Guide for Shelters."

The Conference has been approved for CEUs for NADOI, CCPDT, IACP, IAABC and KPA.

Registration for all events is now open. Call (405) 604-0519 for more information.

The National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors was founded in 1965 to promote humane training methods and to elevate the standards of the dog obedience instructing profession. NADOI is the oldest group of its kind in the world and requires that all applicants demonstrate proficiency in their craft, as tested and measured by their peers, before membership is granted.

Our mission today remains unchanged: To certify dog obedience instructors of the highest caliber, to provide continuing education and learning resources, and to promote humane, effective training methods and competent instruction. NADOI members are found all across the USA and in many foreign countries.

Please visit our website at to locate a certified dog trainer, or for more information about NADOI.
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