Webinars, Workshops & Online Courses!
Petra’s mission is to help dogs and owners communicate more effectively and live more harmoniously—from basic obedience to top level competition obedience training, canine conditioning, starting your puppy out the right way or foundation pet behavior. Toward that end, she offers webinars, online courses and a membership-based website. Petra has also added personalized Online Consults and Private Lessons. Click here to find out more.
All webinars and courses are presented by Petra Ford, a two-time National Obedience Champion and winner of the Crufts World Cup. More importantly, Petra is known for her dogs’ style and animation in the ring. The connection she has with her dogs when training and trialing are her hallmark.
Petra is also an instructor at the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, an on-line training school. She teaches six-week classes on a variety of topics related to competition obedience and canine conditioning. Petra offers Webinars and Workshops every month at FDSA. The Fenzi Academy is a wonderful resource for trainers of all abilities and sports. Check out the list of classes below:
Petra’s Upcoming Courses, Workshops & Webinars at FDSA
- December 1, 2023: CC180: Powerful Performance: Fitness to Optimize All Sports
- December 1, 2023: OB215: Competition Heeling Part One – Fundamentals
- February 1, 2024: OB205: Creating Optimal Drive State for Learning and Competition
- February 1, 2024: OB225: Competition Heeling Part Two-Skills & Engagement
- April 1, 2024: OB355: Open Foundation Fun!
- April 1, 2024: OB480: Train to Trial
Upcoming FDSA 10-day Workshops:
- October 29: WW412: The Silent Approach: Harnessing Quiet Communication
- November 26, 2023: The Power of Position for Heeling
- December 10, 2023: Foundations for Pressure
- January 22, 2024: Pieces in Between
Upcoming workshops without links will be added soon. Also check the FDSA Calendar.
Can’t find a Webinar or Course? FDSA general webinar registration link: Click Here
Online Courses | Mini Clinics
Due to CourseCraft closing down, we have transferred the Online Courses | Mini Clinics previously on CourseCraft to this website (see list below). These can be viewed by ALL Blue Ribbon Members. Every course has a week-by-week description including videos and homework. Blue Ribbon Memberships can be purchased in our Shop. To view the Mini Clinics after purchase, go to Your Account, then on the Dashboard go to Membership, then click on View Membership.
- Mini Clinic: Heeling Distractions
- Mini Clinic: Racy Retrieves
- Mini Clinic: Confident and Happy Holds
- Mini Clinic: Fabulous Fronts with Retrieves
- Mini Clinic: Heeling Engagement
- Mini Clinic: Heeling Perfect Position
- Mini Clinic: Fun and Fabulous Fronts with Retrieves
- Mini Clinic: Training to Trial – A Successful Transition
All of Petra’s Webinars can be purchased in the Shop and are listed below. Past Webinars are available for viewing online, anytime. We also have some informative guest webinars as well.
Puppy FUNdation!—Monday, August 10, 2020
Backchaining for Fabulous Fronts—Within the Exercises—Saturday, May 30, 2020
Tight Turns and Fantastic Figure 8—Saturday, May 23, 2020
Training the A-Frame, by Beth Bradley, Animal Behaviorist & International Schutzhund Trainer—May 3, 2020
Competition Jumping for IGP, by Beth Bradley, Animal Behaviorist & International Schutzhund Trainer—April 26, 2020
Super Seniors-A Proactive Approach to Canine Aging—April 11, 2020
Platform and Stay Training, by Beth Bradley, Animal Behaviorist & International Schutzhund Trainer—April 5, 2020
Focus and Flow in the Ring—March 30, 2020
Mastering Distractions When Heeling—December 30, 2019
No Cookies, No Dog?—May 20, 2019
Engagement IS the Missing Piece—April 1, 2019
PDRC Upcoming Webinars:
Check back soon for more! All past webinars can be purchased in the Shop.
Webinars are, on average, 45 to 90 minutes long. All of Petra’s webinars contain video clips demonstrating the techniques discussed in the presentation. Webinars are available for purchase up until 1 hour prior to the Release Time. Webinars are pre-recorded, thereby greatly reducing potential audio and video technology issues. If you purchase a webinar, it will be available in your Dashboard on your My Account > Downloads page for 4 months. When you sign up for the webinar, it becomes available on the Release Date and you will have access to it for 4 months after the Release Date date.
However, if you do not watch it during the live airing, you will not be able to participate in the Q&A portion. Questions can be submitted using the “Question Box” while viewing the webinar live and for one half hour after the webinar ends. Within three days, the recorded “Questions and Answers” will then become available to everyone that purchased the corresponding webinar. Click Here to view the list of webinars that are available for download/purchase. To view your purchased webinar, go to My Account > Dashboard > Downloads folder and login using the username and password for your account. The webinar will then download. Below is a set of screenshots to take you through the purchase process below: