The way we treat dogs is directly linked to how we treat our friends, family and ourselves. Compassionate, non-violent dog training is not only effective, it promotes and fosters kindness with all.

Soquel, CA (PRWEB) June 02, 2011

Paul Owens, internationally acclaimed dog trainer and best-selling author, will present a program on nonviolent dog training “Solving Puppy and Dog Behavior Problems” on Wednesday, June 8 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. as a benefit for the Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California.

Owens, often referred to as the “original” Dog Whisperer, is known for his compassion-based training methods and is the author of the books, The Dog Whisperer, The Puppy Whisperer and The Dog Whisperer Presents Good Habits for Great Dogs. He is also featured in two dog training DVDs, The Dog Whisperer, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Does your dog exhibit annoying or unwanted behaviors such as begging, chasing, chewing, digging, excessive barking, house soiling, jumping, running away, or stealing? At this special evening event, Owens will share methods to correct a dog’s unwanted behaviors and bad habits in a loving, kind and compassionate way—and he will also explain how to correct human behaviors that inadvertently cause a dog’s unwanted bad habits. Attendees are invited to bring their dog training issues to the class and get advice on how to correct them; however, this is a class for humans only.

Owens will also share his background as a spiritual seeker in India in the 1970s and explain how he later applied the compassion teachings he learned there to the field of dog training.

Land of Medicine Buddha is a non-profit retreat center located in Santa Cruz County offering Buddhist classes and retreats, as well as personal retreats. The benefit will fund improvements to the retreat center’s handicap accessibility ramps and a portion of the proceeds will also support local animal charities. Workshop attendees can purchase Owens’ books and have them autographed after the event.

This benefit presentation will be held at Land of Medicine Buddha at 5800 Prescott Road in Soquel, California. The cost is $30 for the presentation only or $45 for the presentation plus a delicious vegetarian dinner served at 6:00 p.m. (for those who pre-register by June 7). Included in the evening will be a raffle for participants with prizes, including a $50 dog-training coupon from BingoDogs, free dog treats, and a free dog exam from Capitola Veterinary Hospital.

Registrations can be made by calling 831-462-8383 or online at

More information on Paul Owens and his work is available at