2016 Gainesville, FL Feb 1-5 Perception Modification Certification Study Camp

(& 3 Hour Semi-private Session)  supercedes all previous announcements:

Solve the most difficult problems in animals training AND earn SATS Certification in Perception Modification – Conditioned Relaxation & Cycles, with Kayce Cover

Solve  SEPARATION ANXIETY, AGGRESSION, AROUSAL, HYPERACTIVITY, PHOBIAS, FEARS, REACTIVITY AND HYPERSENSITIVITY, grooming and vet issues- Because the reasons dogs lose their homes and their lives is usually due to failure to manage emotions and cope with stressors appropriately.  

What:  Five full days (10am – 4:30pm) of study and application of Perception Modification principles and protocols, leading toward earning certification at Level I*.  (see details below).  Bring any non-disruptive dog you can handle safely in public** (see details below). As space permits, participants can bring multiple dogs.


When:  Mon, Feb 1, through Fri, Feb 5, 10am to 4:30pm.  


Plus: There will be a separate (concurrent) registration for clients, and dedicated owners for a 3 hour semi-private session, Friday, Feb 5, 2016, 1pm – 4 pm, (10-4:30 for attending certified trainers). (see below for details). The purpose of this event is to work directly with dogs with problems.


NOTE:  Newly certified trainers will find this event provides a useful template to use with clients, as well as a chance to see the approach given to multiple cases, working together. This is an outstanding option for your clients that need this work and can continue with you. You can attend with the client, or the client dog, and work on issues, or observe and help others. The dog gets a strong start with us working together, and you can leave with a lesson plan for the client dog (or your own).

Where:  3909 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL

(contact:  352 278 7404  or “‘Victoria Warfel'” <victoriawarfel@gmail.com>)


How:  Go to https://synalia.com/store/courses/pmcamp/ to pay for the certification camp.   


Cost:  $1999.00 for the Perception Modification Camp;  (If you want  to pay in installments: the price goes to $2030, $750 immediately secures your place, with another payment of $750 due by Dec 1, 2015, and the balance of $530 due by midnight, Jan 15, 2016.  International payments: please write for instructions (kc@synalia.com).  US payments can be by check, but full payment must arrive by Aug 15, 2015 to Kayce Cover, 1719 Kingston Ave., Ste. D, Norfolk, VA 23503.  No refunds.

*The goal is for each participant to earn certification, which requires demonstration of mastery of the skills, and passage of a written test with 95% or better score. Students collaborate to accomplish this as a team.  The result is all trainers emerge being excellent at these skills, rather than passing at a mediocre level.  This is doable!  Come ahead.  If you are not generally comfortable in a class or test environment, come anyway.  This will be a new experience.

**  Dogs:  All can bring a dog(s) as approved.    You must certify, signed and in writing, that you will manage the dog safely in public, and will bring and engage whatever equipment required to do that.   If any dog is disruptive, he will be excused from the camp until he is no longer disruptive.

All dogs must be on lead at all times when out of crates or cars, and in crates or cars the remainder of the time. No dogs are to be brought into contact except in accordance with the class activities.  Please bring private water bowls, crates, and crate covers.


How to choose the dog to bring:  It can be very good to bring a relatively normal dog that needs these skills, so you can learn and build your own confidence.  You are welcome to also bring another more difficult dog.  If you do not want to bring a dog, you will still have the opportunity to work with dogs.



Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone: (352)331-3336


call 352-331-3336 or 1-877-464-2378 to make reservations for group block Dream Dogz – to get the discounted rate. A credit or debit card is required at time of booking, and check in.


Class discounts:  The basic price of the PM CR and/or the PM Cycles class will be credited toward the cost of this certification camp, reducing your certification cost by $200 if you took one of these eligible classes and $400 if you took both eligible classes within two years of this event.  There is no discount for taking the video option.


REGISTRATION FORM  Certification Camp, Perception Modification:  Copy, complete and return to kc@synalia.com , 1 form per dog.


“I,  _________________________________,     hereby certify that I can and will manage this dog in such a way to ensure the safety of all other people and dogs at the seminar and that I have been truthful in divulging the aggression history of the dogs I am bringing..  I will respect the dog rules.  I will bring and engage all necessary safety equipment, such as crates and muzzles, and will have the equipment on the dog/ready as appropriate” (type name to certify and you will be asked to sign a copy at the  event)


Session location/date: __________________________


Your Name:_________________________________________


Address: __________________________________________




Phone: (Home) ____________________ (Work) ______________________




Dog Name:_________________________________________


Issue: __________________________________________




Aggression/reactivity: ____________________ ______________________






Safety equipment you will be bringing:________________________________


DOG(S): No extra fee.  All dogs must be pre-registered and approved.   All dogs admitted as space and safety allow.  Problems of aggression or reactivity must be discussed prior to bringing dog. Contact Kayce Cover :  kc@synalia.com.


QUESTIONS? E-mail kc@synalia.com