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    • Thursday, February 19, 2015
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Monday, February 18, 2019
    • 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Cissy Sumner

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1 

    Join Cecelia Summer for a webinar on how to teach dogs how to relax and when dogs are relaxed understand how to recognize that you have achieved your goals.  Teaching dogs to relax is an important and critical skill for dog trainers and dog behavior consultants.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to teach dogs to relax on a mat.
    • Understand how to identify when a dog is relaxed so you can better teach your clients.
    • Learn how to use "relaxing On a Matt" to solve various other behavior problems in different situations.

    About The Presenter

    Cissy founded Best Behavior Dog Training in Vero Beach, FL in 2002. She is an enthusiastic teacher and loves introducing clients to the joys of motivational force-free dog training.  Cissy writes a dog training advice column for the Your News Weekly section of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cissy came into dog training as a midlife career change.

    Cissy also teaches and competes in canine agility sports. She has titled her own dogs as well as her clients’ in CPE, AKC and USDAA agility.  Cissy is a CBCC-KA and a CPDT-KSA

    • Monday, December 14, 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Member Webinar
    • 147

    Presented by Eileen Anderson

    CEU's PPAB 1

    Join Eileen Anderson for this thought provoking webinar on Canine cognitive dysfunction.  

    Canine cognitive dysfunction is a disease that is extremely under-diagnosed, with many dog owners learning what is wrong with their dog only when the dog may not have much time left. But many dogs with CCD can still live enriched lives, and some can profit from medical treatments and environmental changes. There is no magic cure, but early recognition of the disease will help many dogs live happier lives and help dog owners feel less alone.

    Eileen will share her own experience with her dog with CCD, who had a good life for two years after diagnosis. She’ll also cover general tips for caring for dogs with CCD, and offer resources for those who are considering euthanasia. This always difficult decision can be even more difficult for people when the dog involved is mentally deteriorating but physically healthy.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Learn the symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction and how it is diagnosed.
    • Learn about treatments and interventions, but also the reasons to be skeptical of “cures."
    • Learn about techniques and products that can help a dog with CCD have a good life for as long as possible.
    • Learn about existing resources that can aid in making a decision about euthanasia.

    About The Presenter

    Eileen Anderson, BM, MM, MS

    Eileen is a passionate amateur dog trainer who writes about learning theory, her life with three dogs, and force free training in her blog and other publications. She brings a science background, critical thinking skills, and teaching experience to her writing, with a focus on making training accessible and learning theory comprehensible to pet owners. 

    Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, a network administrator, taught remedial college math, and trained all levels of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a lifelong passion for making technology accessible to women, people with low literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She is now channeling that same urge to translate, explain, and make concepts comprehensible into the subjects of humane treatment of dogs and joyful companionship between dogs and people. 

    She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance, and a master’s degree in engineering science. She received the Certificate of Excellence for completion of Susan Friedman’s professional course, Living and Learning with Animals, in 2012. She lives in the mid-Southern U.S. and works at a non-profit that helps impoverished women access medical care. 

    She blogs at Eileen and Dogs, Click here .

    • Friday, April 29, 2016
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    With Dr. Loren Martin

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

    Empathy is an important psychological construct that involves the ability to recognize and share emotions with others. For many, the term empathy evokes thoughts of higher-order cognitive behaviors, and it is surprising to many that signs of empathy are evident in species other than humans and nonhuman primates. The ability to share emotional states relies on a perception-action mechanism that includes mimicry and emotional contagion. The ability to mimic another’s emotional or physical state is essential for successful social interactions and is found in a number of animal species. In studies of empathy, pain is often used as a stimulus because it is universally understood and easy to measure. We have used pain to show that lower mammals, such as mice, have the capacity for empathy while others have used social observational fear learning as a proxy to measure empathetic behaviors. This webinar will highlight studies that examine empathy in animal species ranging from mice to dogs to elephants and will detail some of the biological machinery that engages empathy behaviors in animals. Studying empathy in animals may prove useful in fully understanding the neurobiological processes of empathy-related behaviors and in a sense animal-related empathy represent a basic form of social communication that appears to be a conserved social behavior among mammals.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the different components of empathy in the context of pain across different species
    • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the physiological underpinnings that block empathy and methods for empathy-enhancement

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Loren Martin

    Dr. Loren Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology with a primary appointment on the Mississauga campus. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Mogil at McGill University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2009. He recently joined the University of Toronto Mississauga in January 2015.

    His work has shown that processes such as empathy are negatively affected (in mice and humans) by increased social stress and his lab currently studies the underlying biological mechanisms of empathy and prosocial behaviours (using both animal and human subjects).

    • Thursday, May 19, 2016
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs PPAB, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 CCPDT, 1.5

    Join Niki for this webinar on how best to approach behavior cases. This webinar does not just cover the science of functional assessments but also looks at the approach and flow of behavior case management. The webinar reviews proactive and concise case management and the APES system to working with clients. 

    This webinar will focus on the "Approach".

    The Approach

    1. The consultation – the project definition, scope and goals and the functional assessment of the problem behavior.
    2.  Establishing the voice of the customer, critical to quality components. 

    There is a strong case to be made for using functional assessments in your business. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically more effective. By identifying why, a problem behavior is occurring we can then develop an intervention that will directly address the function of the behavior. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically much more effective than interventions that are not (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand APES as a tool for approaching behavior case management
    • Learn how functional assessments are part one of your behavior change program
    • Understand what a functional assessment is
    • Identify and understand the three ways to functionally analyze behavior
    • Understand informant interviews, direct observations and functional analysis
    • Understand the difference between anecdotal date, descriptive data and experimental studies
    • Review the antecedent package and postcedent package
    • Learn why and how behavior can be measured, pre, during and post any behavior change intervention
    • Understand the importance of implementing functional assessments into your behavior change programs

    About The Presenter

    Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business. Niki's formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, Pet Professional Accreditation Board – PCBC-A and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki is also the Author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, education and empowering your human clients.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    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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