Kathy Sdao Workshop

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4242 South 300 West, Murray, UT 84107


Register to attend Kathy's workshop either Saturday only or add a special advanced workshop on Sunday for $50 more. Located at Utah Humane Society, 4242 S 300 W in Murray.

This event is educational for the pet owner. Please do not bring your dog with you to the event.

Public Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, from 9 am–5 pm

$80 per attendee (incl. snacks, does not inc. lunch)


  • Plenty in Life is Free: Alternative to Rank Based Training Models
  • Force-free handling for husbandry practices (e.g., nail trims)
  • 1-hr lunch break
  • Managing dogs in group off-leash settings
  • General dog behavior issues Q&A

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* Use coupon code SDAO15 to save $15 off of your registration. Offer valid until Feb. 1, 2020.



Bonus Advanced Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, from 9 am–5 pm

$50 per attendee (incl. snacks, does not inc. lunch)

  • Clicker training theory & mechanics 
  • Extending Non-Violent Training Practices to clients & colleagues
  • Consent for animals in interactions with humans

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Kathy Sdao

is an applied animal behaviorist. She’s been a full-time animal trainer for 30 years, first with marine mammals and now with dogs and their people. At the University of Hawaii, she received a master’s degree as part of a research team which trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She then worked for the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean tasks. Next, Kathy worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Washington. After leaving the zoo world, Kathy created Tacoma’s first dog daycare. 

Since 1998, Kathy has owned Bright Spot Dog Training. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive-reinforcement training. Kathy is proud to be an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at 38 of these popular conferences. Kathy has traveled extensively across the United States, Canada and Europe, and to Australia, Israel, Japan and Mexico. In 2012, she published her first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding GraceClick to read more about Kathy Sdao.