Workshop Details

Part I All Breed Handling Workshop

This is where it starts! This workshop will help you get the most out of anything you want to do with your dog. From beginner to professional, learn how to earn mutual respect with the most difficult of dogs. Agility, dock diving, obedience, rally, barn hunt, fieldwork, conformation or creating the ultimate companion starts here. This workshop is designed to help us identify both obvious and subtle areas in your training and handling skills; together we will make them your strongest areas. Many will go years spending fortunes on entries, travel and training without the desired results. That’s because traditional training techniques will not work on well bred, primitive instinctive show and performance dogs with strong working lines. Learn how to establish a bond, solve the simplest to the most complex problems and learn how to communicate with the most stubborn headstrong dogs. Eric can mentor you and together create a team with a willingness to work for you in all areas and at any level of experience. Learn how to present your dogs in a way that makes the Judges job easier to find your dog. Learn the skills to communicate and motivate your dog to show in the ring with that “it” factor. Build a solid working foundation in this workshop, regardless of your skill level. Learn how to consistently win at all shows and eliminate problems in and out of the ring.

Stop duplicating what you see others doing it does not work! The Testimonials tab on the website is filled with great accomplishments from beginners to Pro’s. Many feel prior to these workshops that nobody could fix their dog. Watch the videos on the Official Eric Salas Training

Channel on YouTube; 2MaNQ?view_as=subscriber

What you will learn!

  • Learn why the best dogs may be the hardest to train.
  • Learn how to develop a training program that works.
  • Eliminate pulling on the lead
  • Crabbing and pacing
  • Bait Surfing
  • Lagging and or stopping
  • Dogs backing away from judges
  • Building confidence in you and your dog
  • Stacking headstrong dogs (Head Straight)
  • Eliminating dog show burnout
  • Fixing problems before they happen
  • Develop focus and desire to show
  • The art of presentation vs. standing in the ring with a dog
  • How to choose the best equipment and not waste money
  • Getting the most out of your dog
  • Training perfect stacks
  • Fine-tuning the gait

Part II All Breed Handling Workshops:

This workshop teaches you how to train your dogs to be presented perfectly so the judges can clearly see what they need to select your dogs. Learn how to take handling to an entirely new level. Train like a pro, fine tune every aspect to compete against the best of the best. In this workshop you will master confidence in you and your dog. You will learn in one day what takes many others years in the art of presenting dogs.

You will see micro details of how to perfect your presentation skills with the use of ultra high-

speed photography and or video. If you are new or a pro, you will walk away with more tricks in your bag for making your dog look better by training in a way that they want to do what you want them to do without question. Your competition could never imagine that these training techniques were even possible. Your dogs evolve as you learn. This workshop will teach you to stay one step ahead, and rise above your competitions skill levels.

What you will learn!

  • Master the five steps to winning at a dog show.
  • Learn how to take the most difficult dog and show it
  • Master the art of communicating with your dog.
  • Master Fine tune stacking and gaiting techniques.
  • Eliminate Dog Show burnout and develop a true show dog.
  • Learn how to use photography and video to fine tune.
  • Fine-tune top lines, body core, reach and drive.
  • Eliminate “ring wise” Break the habit of dogs looking like


Eliminate nerves, confusion and truly enjoy showing

Learn how to develop a 5 week training program on

training any dog

How to develop a lifelong relationship with Eric Salas as

your mentor.

Note: Part 1 All Breed Handling workshop is required for Part 2. There is no time to teach the very important skills learned

from Part 1. Even if you have taken a Part 1 All Breed Workshop from Eric Salas we promise you will get more out of this class if you take another Part 1 class prior to this class.

All Breed Advanced Handling Workshop, Developing Balance, Structure, & Conditioning.

This is where we put everything together on communication, motivation, presentation, conditioning and grooming tips
This workshop is for any dog! If your dog has skin and hair learn what it takes to make it perfect! This workshop will teach new groomers how to groom so that people and judges will be drawn to that dog. Pet groomers will improve their grooming and in most cases increase their speed by 50%. Competition Groomers will learn techniques to improve speed and perfect any breed they choose. The judges can feel even the slightest difference; don’t leave your wins to chance. Learn how to make skin and any length of coat perfect and damage free. Many people work too hard to make their dogs look perfect with less than perfect results. Learn the details of what the judges need to see to do their jobs. Learn how to condition your dog’s coats, skin, and muscles to demonstrate your breed standard. Hairless breeds, short-coated breeds and all coated breeds can benefit from this by learning how to condition properly so the judge sees and feels the correct; condition, texture, color, and then feel your competitions coat. Finding a mentor who will answer breed specific questions is only a workshop away! This workshop will take you to the next level. You will learn tips and

tricks that will have you conditioning skin, coat and mussels like a pro in one session, guaranteed! This workshop is for novice to pro, you will groom your dog faster, make your dog look better and find solutions for all your questions.

What you will learn!

  • Conditioning skin and coat.
  • Learn how to identify, create and develop perfect balance

& structure on any breed.

Identify nutrition & supplements that can affect skin &


How to choose the proper shears for you.

Stripping, carding, rolling & staging coat.

Removing and eliminating stains.

Making whites whiter with NO DAMAGE to the coat.

Enhancing colors.

Reduce drying times.

How to maintain correct texture.

Fixing wavy, curly coats.

How to get that perfect finish look.

How to choose the best equipment.

How to make your dog stand out.

Grooming to your standard.

Proper exercise and how to pinpoint specific areas.

Creating low maintenance coats so your dogs can be dogs!

Learn how to make any Shampoo, Conditioner even better!

Items Needed for Participants:

  1. Your Breed Standard
  2. Drinking water and bowl
  1. Training lead & collar (6 foot or 2 meter leather lead & flat link collar).
  2. Layered clothing for comfort
  3. Running shoes no open toed or heels
  4. Lunch, drinks, snacks
  5. ****Pen, paper for notes****
  6. Secure solid crate for rest when not working. (No Dogs will

be allowed to be not crated during the workshop)

Cover for crate for barking and allow your dog to relax

Comfortable show chair if you don’t like the one at the


Additional for Grooming Participants:

Grooming Table, arm and dryer if needed
Two large towels
An empty spray bottle
All tools you would normally bring to a show for grooming.

7-Day Symposium

This is the Dog Show Training workshop of all workshops. This workshop is for the Novice to the Pro! There are so many levels of training, many past students of the Eric Salas Workshops Symposiums have commented on how much this has opened their eyes and elevated their training programs. Groomers will benefit by learning Balance and Structure on all breeds and cut their grooming time in half. Performance people will learn how to bond more effectively, develop teamwork to a point where the communication flows! We will spend 7 days together making this the most complete workshop you will ever attend! Make this a vacation, there are only 20 spots and this will sell out!!! Please share this with ALL Dog People. #EricSalasWorkshops

Day 1
Part one All Breed Handling Workshop Day 2
Part two All Breed Handling Workshop

Day 3
K9 Conditioning & Massage Advanced FitPaws Training Entering the ring

Day 4
Balance & Structure
Breed Standards
Head Straight
Presenting your dog “The Exam”

Day 5
Hand & Body communication
Gaiting your dog (Body posture, Hand position, correct speed) Breed Standards
Head Straight

Day 6
Play with a purpose Positioning in the ring Breed Standards Head Straight
The final go around

Day 7
Natural FitPaws Breed Standards Head Straight The finale


Don’t be late we will not wait for you.

Don’t waste your money by talking, pay attention.
Be courteous to others.
If you or your dog is disruptive you will be asked to leave with no refund.
Workshops will be filmed, all participants will be included no exceptions.
To reserve your spot it must be paid in full, no refunds spots are transferable if participant is qualified for the event.

Please note that the Items and Logistics on this list have been compiled to create a positive learning environment for all. These items are mandatory and if any disruption to others because of not following these items you will make me very sad because I must be fair to all and you will be asked to leave with no refund.

Private/Semi Private lessons

Private workshops are developed to focus on specific issues or help bring you up to speed prior to events. There are three options:
Option A.) Fly to Eric Salas in Vancouver, Washington for sessions.

Option B.) Eric will fly to you for sessions.
Option C.) Meet Eric at A show he is scheduled to be at.

Please go to the link listed to secure your spot ml
Go to the event then press the add to cart button. The
lessons at the dog shows are discounted tremendously for

these special events. The rate is $25.00 for 15 min spots. Each of the spots may be used back to back or spread out throughout the show.

There are no limitations to what may be included in these lessons. You can use multiple dogs, and work on handling or grooming. This is the perfect opportunity to fine-tune you and your dogs at your favorite show. Many Kennel Clubs may have Eric teach a FREE handling clinic at their shows. Ask the show Chairman if this option is available during this show.

Eric All Breed Workshop Sample Schedule

8:00am - 9:00am Registration and load in dogs
Please note that we start at 9:00am with or without you, if you are late you will miss this class just like a show!

9:00am – 12:00pm Classroom work There will be one 15 min break in-between

12:00pm – 12:30pmLunch

12:30pm – 4:30pm Working with dogs

This is a rough itinerary workshops may go as late as 5:00pm

Please treat these times like ring times at a dog show, if you are late you are missing your ring!


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