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1/20/2018 - January 20: Understanding Your Best Friend

Understanding Your Best Friend
Presented by Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener
Saturday January 20 @ 2:00 PM
Snowdate: February 10 @ 2:00 PM

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BEST FRIEND!  If you want to gain a much better understanding of your dog and its challenging behaviors, this session led by Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener is for you.  LEARN:

…  How canines see the human world.

…  How canines communicate including the importance of eye contact and movement.

…  The underlying reasons for your dog’s behaviors like nervousness, toileting indoors, incessant barking, aggression, jumping on people, pestering for attention, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, pulling on the leash, etc. 

THE BEST NEWS – learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind and lasting way. In doing so, you will have a calmer, happier dog and a more enjoyable relationship with it.  

Bring your questions, but not your dogs for an informative, fun session!


Phil’s path to becoming a Dog Listener started when his family rescued a special dog named Abby from Labs4Rescue.  At the time, he had no idea about the journey he would be privileged to take with Abby.  Abby’s behavioral challenges were the motivation for Phil to learn a lot more about dogs and find a way to help Abby overcome her fears.  In the process, Phil discovered Jan Fennell, The Dog Listener who had developed a revolutionary method for training dogs based on their instincts.  In April 2009, Phil attended Jan Fennell’s Foundation and Advanced Canine Communications courses, thereby becoming a Certified Dog Listener.  Through in-home consultations, volunteer work with Labs4Rescue and other rescue organizations, and public talks, Phil has been honored to help hundreds of dog owners and their dogs.

This program is open to all and free of charge.  For additional information contact Peggy at McCarthyML@mansfieldct.org.