5 days of immersion in Perception Modification & possible 3 Hour Semi-private Session with client dogs


Solve the most difficult problems in animals training AND work toward earning 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 stresses appropriately.


NOTE:  There is a class required for this camp.  It is online, and open now.  When you register for the camp, you are automatically registered for the class.  Registration for this camp includes the cost of the prerequisite online class, which has materials which are delivered upon registration, and weekly group discussion and coaching sessions (Sun 7 pm – 9 pm).  If you want this camp, get enrolled in the class right away, and you can add the camp, paying the remainder of the camp cost at that time (price goes up $100 on March 31).  Click here to enroll in the class only.  Click here to register for the certification camp – including the class.  If you have taken the required class in the last two years and want to register for the camp, email kc@synalia.com for a coupon code for a discount 


*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 better skills, and greater comfort than when passing at a mediocre level.  This may sound daunting, but it is doable!  Come ahead.  If you are not generally comfortable in a class or test environment, come anyway.  This will be a new experience, and others report the experience has helped them to resolve test anxiety. 

For more information, click here:    Why get certification?


Who:  YOU study directly with Kayce Cover, developer of SATS Perception Modification Protocol.  Kayce has been a professional exotic animal trainer and manager for over 40 years, with experience with many species and many disciplines and applications, from training monkeys as service animals, to teaching cows to communicate with scientists.  Kayce has also contributed to the professional development of hundreds of trainers of all kinds of animals.

What:   5 full days (10 am – 4:30 pm) of immersion 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.  Plus: There will be an optional,  separate (concurrent) opportunity for clients, and dedicated owners for a 3 hour semi-private session, Sunday, May 5, 2016, 1 pm – 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. and provides a 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: In Tidewater Virginia, at the beautiful One Red Maple Farm, 1628 Mill Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457  (contact:  kc@synalia.com for questions)

When:  Wed, May 1, through Sun, May 5, 10 am to 4:30 pm.  

How:  Fill and submit the dog registration form below.  Then, go to https://synalia.com/store/courses/pmcamp/ to register and pay for the certification camp.  

Cost:  Early bird price $2199.99 for the Perception Modification Certification Camp until March 31, 2019.  Then the cost is $2299.99.; (If you want to pay in installments: the price goes to $2299.99 ($2399.99 after March 31, 2019), $800 immediately secures your place, with another payment of $800 due by April 15, 2015, and the balance of $699.99 due by midnight, April 30, 2019.  Class discounts:  If you took the class within the past two years, the price of the Perception Modification class will be credited toward the cost of this certification camp, reducing your certification cost by up to $600. email kc@synalia.com for your coupon code before purchasing.  International payments: please write for instructions (kc@synalia.com). US payments can be by check, but full payment must arrive by April 15, 2019 to Kayce Cover, 1719 Kingston Ave., Ste. D, Norfolk, VA 23503. No refunds.


A list of Dog-Friendly hotels in the Virginia Beach area can be found here:  https://www.bringfido.com/lodging/city/virginia_beach_va_us/  Drive from beachfront is about 30 minutes.

Extra adventure:  Dolphin watching tours leave from Rudee Inlet and the Virginia Marine Science Center – which are very close to the beach front.  The Virginia Marine Science center is a large aquarium, with seals and otters, birds, and fish, an IMAX theater, and a rope course.  Edgar Cayce’s foundation-hospital and spa, ARE is also nearby, as is the First Landing State Park, where John Smith first landed.

FOOD  We will have snacks and water available at the seminar.  Please check back for lunch options.


** 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.  (this has not ever happened!)

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 and proof of rabies. 

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.  Or you can bring a more difficult dog.   If you do not want to bring a dog, you will still have the opportunity to work with other trainers and dogs.

DOG 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).  Proof of rabies vaccination is required.


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