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    • Monday, April 06, 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, April 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs: IAABC 1,CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPG 1 CEU


    Webinar Overview

    In this webinar you will learn what is a feral and roaming dog? Yvette will speak about how all feral dogs are domesticated because species are  domesticated, not individuals.

    The webinar will look at what does a feral or roaming dog behave like? What does it look like? How extreme are the variations.
    There is a difference between appearance and behaviour. Just because a dog looks like a lab, it doesn't mean it behaves like one. As trainers, we work with behaviour, not so much with appearance.

     

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about the individuals and there are patterns that can emerge in specific geographical locations.
    • Feral dogs are very much dogs that have skill sets that allow them to survive in the wild. It's also an area of rescue that has a large proportion of puppies available for adoption, appealing to families looking for that normal family pet.
    • Learn why these puppies may struggle in a class environment where socialization is about letting puppies play and explore. .
    • Learn how to transition the feral/roaming puppies to life with families. 
    • Avoid the pitfalls of failing to see the bigger picture with these amazing dogs.

    About The Presenter


    Working as an animal behaviour consultant for over a decade, Yvette is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and member of the PPG. She is known for her work as a pet writer, having written for Sun Media (The Londoner), and then as pet writer for the Toronto Star. She is a regular at local schools teaching young children about "asking permission before petting".

    The majority of her experience comes from over a decade working with hundreds of feral and roaming dogs. She has shared her life with three such dogs, all of which became model dog ambassadors in the community. Their abilities ranged from helping children in schools, decoy work and therapy programs. In conjunction with ARF Ontario, they developed strategies to increase successful adoption rates. Yvette is also known for her blog, and the graphics at Awesome Dogs Shareables.


    • Saturday, July 18, 2015
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 18, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by  Alexandra Santos

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5, PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    A great majority of people resort to punishment when training their dogs, raising their children, and in their daily interactions with people. While punishment may appear to work, there are far too many fallouts that don't justify its use.

    This webinar explains why and how we often opt for punishment as a first option,it addresses the main fallouts of punishment (counter-control, aggression, anxiety, learned helplessness), and what we can do to re-program ourselves to make more dog-friendly and people-friendly choices.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how a coercive society predisposes us to punish.
    • Become aware of how we tend to react to situations instead of acting on them.
    • Understand what counter-control and learned helplessness are and how to recognize them.
    • Understand anxiety as a consequence of badly timed punishment.
    • Learn that dogs with an active defense mechanism may react with aggression to punishment and dogs with a passive defense mechanism may develop learned helplessness.
    • Acquire some basic skills on the application of positive reinforcement to both dog training and daily interactions with people.

    About The Presenter


    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people.

    • Friday, January 15, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Michele Pouliot

    CEUsPPAB 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5



    If you have not discovered the power in platforms as training tools - this presentation is for you.

    In 2010, Michele Pouliot revealed the value in platforms as training tools to the dog training world with her first Platform Training DVD. In this presentation, Michele shares platform training techniques for a variety of training applications.
    Dog training around the world has discovered the value in raised platforms in all areas of training, whether it be for dog
    sports of basic pet manners. Learn how to effectively use the tool from a platform master. This presentation is sure to provide any trainer with several “light bulb moments” about great ways to use platforms in their training program.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Overview of Platform Training as a tool for many goals
    • Specifics of Platform sizes for goals
    • Introducing your dog to platforms
    • Foundation skills taught via platforms
    • Precision skills for dog sports via platforms
    • Advanced use of platforms

    About The Presenter



    Michele Pouliot, Director of Research and Development at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Michele has been a guide dog mobility instructor for over 40 years, yet her original focus was on horses before discovering the guide dog field. Michele studied under Linda Tellington-Jones for 2 years and began a career as a trainer in the equestrian field.

    Michele is recognized internationally for her innovation and creative development in guide dog training and service to blind clients. GDB actively assists other guide dog schools around the world in their efforts to adopt positive training methods. Since 2006, Michele has directly assisted more than 30 guide dog schools (internationally and within the USA) in changing their programs to positive reinforcement and clicker training methods. 

    In 2008, Karen Pryor invited Michele to join the prestigious faculty of Karen Pryor’s annual Clicker Expo Conferences. Michele continues to teach each year at 2 Clicker Expos in the USA and one annual Clicker Expo Europe.   
    • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Linda Case

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    As dog owners and professionals, we make many decisions for our dogs (and for those of our students and clients) every day. Some of these decisions are simple and mundane, while others are of much greater importance to our dogs’ emotional and physical well-being. In today’s world, the amount of information that we are exposed to and which influences these decisions is vast and often overwhelming. In this webinar, attendees will learn to critically evaluate the various types of information that inform us daily about dog training and behavior. In particular, we will look at the role that science can (and should) play in our decision-making and how to make thoughtful and evidence-based choices for our training practices. The webinar will begin by reviewing the scientific method and specifically how it is put into practice in canine cognition, behavior, and training studies. A detailed case study will be introduced and used to illustrate study design, the use of control groups, selection of dogs, the need for blinding, and use of statistical tests. Attendees will be given the opportunity throughout the case study presentation to consider different study scenarios and the impact that these may have on conclusions that should or should not be drawn. The information presented in this webinar will be assist trainers, pet professionals and dog owners in making well-informed, evidence-based decisions for their dogs and for their professions.  

    Webinar Objectives

    1.     Participants will learn ways in which the scientific method is applied to studies of canine behavior, cognition, learning and training and will be able to identify all of the important components of a well-designed canine research study.
    2.     Attendees will understand the “evidence pyramid” of science and be able to critically evaluate various sources of information for scientific soundness and reliability.
    3.     A specific case study example in dog training will be used throughout the presentation to demonstrate concepts of study design, subject selection and representative samples, treatment group assignment, use of control groups, need for double blinding and use of statistical tests.
    4.     Participants will complete the webinar with an understanding of the types of conclusions that can (and cannot) be made through scientific study and an appreciation of the opportunities and the challenges that studying canine behavior and training in practical settings present.

    About The Presenter




    Linda Case is a popular speaker and author who lectures throughout the world about dog nutrition, training, behavior, and health. By training, Linda is a canine nutritionist, dog trainer, and science writer. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell University and her M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition at the University of Illinois, and was a lecturer of companion animal science at the University of Illinois for 15 years. She also taught companion animal behavior and training at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Linda’s presentations to pet professionals focus on promoting the use of critical thinking skills and the scientific method when making important decisions for dogs’ nutritional well-being, training, and health. Linda owns AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center in Mahomet, IL (www.autumngoldconsulting.com). She is the author of numerous publications and books, most recently “Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions for your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices and “Beware the Straw Man: The Science Dog Examines Dog Training Fact & Fiction”. Linda is also the author of the popular blog “The Science Dog” (http://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/). She and her husband Mike currently share their lives with four amazing dogs; Vinny, Chip, Cooper, and Alice, and Pete the formerly feral cat. In addition to training dogs, Linda enjoys running, hiking, swimming, bird watching and gardening – all of which she happily shares with her dogs.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Sam Mallikarjunan

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1



    This webinar will cover everything you need to know in order to drive traffic, convert sales, and retain long-term customers through your digital marketing programs. We will cover the customer centric framework for sales and marketing ROI, optimizing the marketing funnel, and dive into specific tactics around traffic generation and conversion rate optimization, including SEO, Social Media, A/B testing, marketing automation, and much more.


    About The Presenter





    Sam Mallikarjunan researches corporate strategy at HubSpot and is the former Head of Growth at HubSpot Labs, the somewhat-secret experimental arm of the world's #1 Sales & Marketing platform. Sam teaches Advanced Digital Marketing at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, and is the co-author of the book "How To Sell Better Than Amazon" (which, yes, is ironically available for purchase on Amazon).

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