Hours8 am - 10 pm

Building Drive & Motivation Through Play


Instructor: Julie Blanding

Working Spot: $125 (limit of 10 working dogs)
Auditor Spot: $95

Julie also offers private coaching sessions at our training center!


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Do you know the difference between play with an objective, play as an activity and play for reinforcement during training? 

Julie Blanding’s unique understanding of  the way dogs enjoy interacting with their human companion has helped her become an expert at building drive, motivation, and work ethic through play.

Julie is an accomplished competitor in Ring Sports, as well as a well-respected and highly sought after coach for Police K9 trainers, Search and Rescue (SAR) trainers, Ring Sports Trainers, and companion dog owners who are looking to build drive for canine sports, activities, and obedience.

How can this presentation of Motivation and Drive through Play help you in training your dog? 

If you are looking for a better attitude in the ring or during training, higher drive, or simply need some new games to play with your dog, Julie is THE MASTER. Julie’s training techniques are also amazing for channeling the focus of your high drive, high energy dog toward their training.

This seminar is for everyone who wants to learn more about motivating their dog through play, from the pet dog owner who wants to have fun in their yard, to those who are in training for IPO or Ring Sports, Police K9 Handlers and SAR handlers, and those involved in canine sports like Agility, Flyball, Canine Freestyle, Nose Work.

Dogs will work one at a time. Must be people friendly, but dog-reactive dogs are welcome, provided they can settle safely in their vehicle while waiting their turn to work.

If you are a police k9 handler, please contact us for a 10% discount.

All registrations are final. NO REFUNDS.


“I’m the proud owner of a pretty lazy German Shepherd dog.  He’s a great dog, very polite but really didn’t want to train for any sport or activity.  I heard about Julie through mutual friends and took a chance and hired her as my coach.  I am SO glad that I did.  My dog has gone from “meh, I don’t want to work” to “OMG we’re doing THAT again!  WOOO HOOO!”.  His attitude has improved greatly and he enjoys our training sessions.  Before training with Julie, he would just pout when he entered the training room.  Now he’s excited when we get there and he can’t wait to start playing and working!  As a trainer and a coach myself, I can honestly say that Julie is as amazing with the human end of the leash as she is with the canine end of the leash.  Her love for dogs and those people who own them knows no bounds.”

Donna D. Savoie

“I’ve worked with Julie extensively in obedience for several years. She has a way of breaking exercises down so that canine and handler alike achieve progress very quickly. Her entire foundation of training is based on creating an eager and motivated dog that desires to work with the handler. This combined approach for training coupled with Julie’s keen eye make her one of the most talented and fun to learn from trainers in New England. She also continuously strives to learn for herself and her students. She truly is a gifted trainer and generous teacher.”

Elizabeth LaPointe

Additional information

Seminar Option

Working Spot, Auditor Spot (I am NOT bringing a dog)

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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