It's true! Primitive breeds make up the majority of dogs living on earth!

Even if they are not the majority of dogs you see in your home country, Primitive Breeds far outnumber other breeds on a world wide basis, yet they are incredibly misunderstood.

Because these unique breeds don't fit the mold of the more domesticated dog breeds, labels start flying such as cat-like, dramatic, untrainable, lazy, uncooperative, stubborn, or aggressive. In reality, relationships with primitive breeds of dogs can be some of the most informative and rewarding.

Join dog trainer and anthrozoologist Molly Sumner, CBATI, as she walks you through what cohabitation with Primitive dogs looks like and how to navigate training scenarios to keep these dogs coming back for more - over and over again.

Join us LIVE at 9AM PST on Wednesday, November 17 2021. Will also be recorded for registered students.

  • Suitable for professional dog trainers and veterinarians, as well as families with dogs.

  • Learn which breeds are considered “primitive” and why.

  • Understand how how consent-based training and modification systems like BAT can create consistent and successful interventions for owner-dog relationships in turmoil.

  • Downloadable dog training handouts, too!

  • Live session with Q&A. Session will be recorded for on demand streaming at a later date.

  • Earn 2 CPDT CEUs for dog trainer and behaviorist recertification. We are an Approved Education Provider for the CCPDT.

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Deepen your understanding...

of the ecology, cohabitation, and training of Primitive Dogs.

  • Video & More

    Includes the webinar, a Q&A with Molly, a video recording of the live session, automated session transcript, and downloadable handouts to assist your learning.

    2 CPDT CEUs.

  • What's a Primitive Dog Breed?

    Molly will get into that in the webinar, but here are Some primitive dog examples: Africani, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Armenian Gampr, Basenji, Canaan Dog, Carolina Dog, Chow Chow, Finnish Spitz, Karelian Bear Dog, New Guinea Singing Dog, Norwegian Elkhound, Pharaoh Hound, Saluki, Samoyed, Shar-pei, Shiba Inu, Siberian Husky, Spitz family, Swedish Lapphund, Thai RidgebackXoloitzcuintli

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About the Instructor

Dog Behavior Consultant & Anthrozoologist


Molly Sumridge is a dog behavior consultant focused on primitive dogs, and behavior modification for dog sports and pet aggression. She is also an anthrozoologist studying human-animal relations and relationships specific to domestication, primitive/ancient dogs, non-traditional companion animal relationships, and dog sports.

Molly leads the canine program in the Carroll College Anthrozoology department, in which students train and care for foster dogs during the academic year. Her courses focus on training, canine ecology, cross-cultural human-canine relationships and conflicts, working dogs, and critical analysis of human-animal interactions and relationships. When she is not teaching or consulting she is up to her eyeballs in research working on her PhD in Anthrozoology, focused on the impact of labels on dogs, specifically New Guinea singing dogs.

While the intersection of all things human and non-human animal is her love and her life, Molly grounds herself through her loving husband, calamitous cat, patient parrot, spicy snakes, a flock of charming chickens, and a cast of colorful canine characters.

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