Do you ever find that your work leaves you feeling a bit isolated from other trainers or animal care professionals? Or that some of your professional relationships feel more competitive than complementary? Would shared referrals benefit your business? This half day workshop will utilize lecture and discussion formats to illustrate techniques for creating a collaborative, team-based approach to the process of assessment and behavior modification based on the real-world, shared-case experiences of a veterinary behaviorist and a trainer. Learn ways for making connections with veterinary partners, developing a solid understanding of the assets and limitations of each of the team members, learning how to work together in efficient and productive ways, and creating a process to provide the greatest possible benefit for the dog and for the client. Case based group discussion will be used to illustrate key points including: how to create relationships with other practitioners, how to maintain open and effective communication among multiple individuals within the team, ways to structure reports for accurate and efficient relay of information, and developing trust in those relationships that allow each individual to perform to the best of their ability.