Chelsey Protulipac

Chelsey is a successful dog sport competitor in variety of venues ranging from competitive obedience to French ring sport. She is passionate about finding practical solutions to training problems in both sport and life using smart applications of positive reinforcement.

Before diving head first into the world of +R dog sports, Chelsey spent 10 years teaching pet owners how to find harmony with their dogs in her community. Beginning with a wider toolbox, Chelsey found, time over time, that applied positive-reinforcement-based training was the most effective, efficient, and kindest route to building a joyful relationship between a dog and a human.

Chelsey lives with a variety of breeds and personalities, and currently shares her house with eight dogs, including retrievers, shepherds, and guardian breeds. She recognizes that different dogs have unique interests, needs and emotions (much like the humans at the other end of the leash), and that empathy and understanding are at the core of great leadership.

Chelsey’s workshops

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

Sept. 22, 2019
Section 8: Electives
What considerations should we have for clients with high-energy dogs, how can we deal with frustration, establish fair expectations, and help them come up with strategies that meet their dog’s needs and that are realistic to their lifestyle? We'll explore these topics in this workshop!

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

Sept. 22, 2019

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

November 2019
Section 3: The Science (and Techniques) of Behavior Change
This workshop will cover ways to manage unwanted behaviors using LIMA (least intrusive and minimally aversive) principles. We will talk about why and when we should consider these interventions, and how to clearly distinguish for the dogs when they are being offered a choice versus when their owners’ expectations are non-negotiable.

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

November 2019

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

December 2019
Section 8: Electives
Your students have finished your foundation level class and want more! This workshop will cover concepts you can teach that are both fun to train and that will help your students increase the reliability of their foundation skills.

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

December 2019

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

2020
Section 8: Electives
This workshop will explore how we can help owners who have more than one dog find harmony in their households by understanding their dogs’ social temperaments and how this affects their basic needs for safety, space, and predictability.

Instructor

Chelsey Protulipac

Scheduled

2020