Join the fun, learning and interactive experience through hands-on training during the Puppy Potential Workshop!

This workshop is unlike any out there! Puppy Potential takes you into a deep weekend full of learning from neonatal through 6 months of age. Turn your puppy into a thinking and active partner, engaging their seeking system and appetitive responses! Turning the appropriate dials from this early age is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent unwanted behavior as adult dogs.

Be prepared to learn detailed information on how genetics can influence behavior, and how weeks 0 to 9 are some of the most critical in developing a stable, confident and well-rounded puppy. From there, we jump into how to capitalize on that solid foundation and raise and train a puppy from 2 to 6 months.

Day 1 will cover, in great detail, Bethany Tracy's (of WCC Bernese Mountain Dogs) incredibly solid puppy raising and socialization program. As a responsible and dedicated breeder and trainer of many years, Bethany has developed a puppy rearing program unlike any other! She will share with you how to whelp, raise, train and socialize litters to give them the absolute best start in life possible!

Be prepared to work with at least one litter of puppies during the seminar. We will be covering temperament testing for evaluating and showcasing each puppy’s potential. We will also be working with the litter on certain handling and training exercises that will prepare them for life in their new homes.

Day 2 and 3 will jump from the neonatal stages into life after the puppy has transitioned into their new home, ages 9 weeks to 6 months. Over these two days, you will learn how to engage your puppy on a much deeper level than basic training covers. You will learn how to create an active and eager training partner, one who chooses good behavior, because they want to. You will learn relaxation techniques that are paramount in creating a puppy who is a joy to live with. You will learn how to create engagement, willingness and resilience. You will learn how to teach a recall that creates an internal emotional response of excitement and anticipation inside of the puppy. You will learn so much about how a puppy thinks and feels that training will become easy and fun! Plus, a whole lot more!

Each day, we will also be covering and holding off leash puppy socialization groups, showing you how to run a class, read a situation and when and how to intervene to create the most success and appropriate interactions possible!

Each topic will be covered in detail from potty training to confidence building, preventing and stopping play biting, prevention of bad and dangerous habits like chewing, jumping, eating inedible objects, etc. We will cover creating a solid schedule for puppies, building reliability with freedom, attention and engagement to handler, solid and fun obedience, handling and nutrition and so much more.

We also focus heavily on how to earn more income from creating solid training programs that focus on puppies, from group classes, board and trains, day training and socialization classes!
 This workshop will benefit breeders, veterinarians, dog owners, rescues and fosters, dog trainers and pet sitters!

You are more than welcome to bring a pup with you (8 to 10 weeks minimum age, no older than 6 months), but bringing a puppy is NOT required.


Important Information/Logistics

Dates:  Friday March 31- Sunday April 2, 2023

Hours: 10am - 6pm daily

Location: The event will be held at a private residence in Rocky Mount, NC (zip code 27801). Address will be provided upon registration.

What is included: Continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks throughout the day


*All spots are working spots and have hands on opportunities* 

$395 for Early Bird rates (good thru January 31st, 2023)

$495 for the Regular rate (from February 1st, 2023 up until the event date)

$295 for Returner rates (includes either as a previous online or in-person attendee)

*Discounts for rescues and groups of 3 or more from the same household or company are available. E-mail [email protected] for more information!

Please note that there is an option for a payment plan. The first 1/2 of the regiistration fee would be due on the date of registration and the second payment will automatically be processed on the credit card used to pay the first half on March 20, 2023.

Registration - There are LIMITED spots available - Sign up soon!

  • Question below MUST be completed.

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be provided thru February 2023.

50% of registration fee will be refunded through March 1st, 2023.

25% of the registration fee will be refunded through March 15th 2023. 

No refunds will be given after March 15, 2023.

I certify that my puppy will be up to date on all age-appropriate vaccinations and will be free of parasites.



The above-referenced seminar may be photographed, digitally recorded and/or videotaped by the owners of the Puppy Potential Workshop/Mark McCabe/Stephanie McCabe/TBTE or one of their representatives. I acknowledge that all such images, together with the copyrights therein, are the property of the owners of the Puppy Potential Workshop/Mark McCabe/Stephanie McCabe/TBTE . I give the owners of the Puppy Potential Workshop/Mark McCabe/Stephanie McCabe/TBTE  and persons authorized by him my consent, permission and authorization, without compensation to me, to create, use, reproduce, edit, and alter the images, in video, print or electronic format (including on the internet), either alone or in combination with other images, video, text and graphics. I waive my right to approve the finished photograph, video, advertising copy, print material or electronic files that may be used in conjunction with the images. I represent that I am at least 18 years of age and acknowledge that the rights granted in this paragraph are irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and are binding on my heirs, successors and assigns. Participants taking pictures, video, or sound recording of this seminar and the associated training labs is strictly prohibited.


Releases: Mark and Stephanie McCabe and Training Between the Ears/TBTE and the owners of the Puppy Potential Workshop during the Seminar/Workshop.

  • As a participant of this Seminar and workshop, I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Seminar presenter, as an individual or otherwise, promoter, host, owners, and lessees of the premises used to conduct the Seminar/Workshop or their agents and employees or representatives, herein collectively and individually referred to as “Releasees” from all liability for any and all loss or damage and any claim or demands therefor on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in the death of the person or property of the undersigned arising out of or relating to the Seminar and training labs , whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise. 
  • I agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless the Releasees from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur arising out of or related to the Seminar/Workshop whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise. 
  • I acknowledge that the activities of the Seminar/Workshop may be dangerous and may involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or damage to persons or property.  I agree that in the event my dog engages in an act of aggression toward another dog or person while participating in the Seminar/Workshop, the Releasees, in their sole discretion, may use reasonable force to interrupt and stop the behavior.  I further agree that I am solely responsible, financially or otherwise, for any harm or damage to other dogs, persons, and/or property arising from my dog’s behavior. 
  • I agree that this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of North Carolina and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

  • I have read this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and have agreed to it freely and voluntarily without any inducement, assurance or guarantee being made to me.  I intend my agreement to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.


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