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    • 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.   
    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Dawn Gilkison

    CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC, 1 CCPDT, 1

    Once you have set training goals, it makes sense to use your time efficiently to achieve outcomes. 

    This webinar will detail a way for you to structure your training sessions so that you and your dog are set up for success. 

    Whether you are training a companion or a performance dog it is important to be aware of aware of all factors so you can control the environment to your advantage. This will help you reach your training goals sooner.

    The webinar will define the five sections that training sessions can be dissected into. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the environment, where you are training
    • Know what equipment and tools you will be using
    • Learn about engagement and how you relate to your dog
    • Understand what is efficient action, your training plan and mechanics
    • Lastly learn about the process of evaluation, your reflection and next steps

    About The Presenter


    Dawn Gilkison KPA CTP is the owner of Positive Solutions Dog Training, located in the Portland, Oregon metro area. 

    Dawn has trained dogs for agility, obedience, conformation, and upland and waterfowl hunting. She works with clients one-on-one to create attentive companions and focused performance dogs. In addition to training dogs, Dawn teaches Biology at a local community college.

    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, October 04, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by 

    Dr Tiffani Howell

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1

    In Australia, the greyhound racing industry has recently been rocked by scandals, including mass greyhound graves, the use of live animals as bait in training, and socially unacceptable euthanasia rates after the racing career ends. The industry is in the process of reforming, and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), the industry body in the Australian state of Victoria, aims to rehome as many retired racing greyhounds as pets as possible, once the career ends. In some cases, an obstacle in achieving this goal is the expression of predatory behavior in the greyhound. Therefore, GRV contracted researchers at La Trobe University to review the existing scientific literature about predatory behavior in dogs, to determine what drives the behavior and whether it can be stopped.

    As part of the review, we surveyed experts around the world with experience in dog behavior, and we conducted follow-up interviews with 12 of these experts to establish a deeper understanding of some of the issues surrounding predatory behavior in dogs. This presentation will discuss the findings, including an explanation of the behavioral sequence and how it differs between breeds. In particular, greyhounds have been bred such that there are few behavioral indicators of the intention to give chase, thus making it difficult to prevent the chase behavior. The neurological underpinnings of predatory behavior will also be described, as well as the current scientific research aimed at understanding whether it can be effectively stopped long-term. Finally, the opinions of experts, based on the results of the survey and the interviews, will be compared with the existing scientific and neurological evidence. Recommendations for best practice in stopping predatory behavior in dogs will be provided.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Description of predatory behavior in dogs, including the behavior sequence itself, breed differences in its expression, and possible factors underlying its expression
    • Neurological underpinnings of predatory behavior, based on research with rodents
    • Most effective ways to stop expression of predatory behavior according to scientific research
    • Most effective ways to stop expression of predatory behavior according to expert practitioners

    About The Presenter


    Dr Tiffani Howell is a research fellow in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in Australia. She is part of the Anthrozoology Research Group and the DogLab at La Trobe University. She has extensive experience in research on animal welfare, dog-owner relationships, and dog behavior, including surveys, focus groups, and behavioral studies. Since she completed her PhD at Monash University in 2013. She has published 19 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has written six commissioned government reports and two industry reports.

    Recent projects include a review of assistance dog effectiveness for the Australian government, and pet management practices by owners of various animal types (dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, amphibians, rodents, and ferrets). She has also participated in a review of greyhounds socialization and training practices for Greyhound Racing New South Wales as part of the Working Dog Alliance. The project she will present in this webinar was funded by Greyhound Racing Victoria.

    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Jacqueline Munera

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    While cats can certainly be trained, many people find them more challenging to work with than dogs. Even professionals that have a solid basis in learning science can struggle when trying to apply that knowledge to training cats. We need to take a cat’s-eye perspective and figure out what they want and need in order to feel comfortable. This session will focus on the real-world nitty gritty of cat training. We will use videos and photos to explore some cat communication signals and behavior that reveal Kitty’s readiness to interact, cover the importance of the relationship between cat and handler, and review how to set-up cat-friendly training sessions. We will also peruse the when, where, and how-to techniques of reinforcement delivery. Attendees are expected to already understand basic operant and respondent principles. This session is excellent for dog trainers and cat behavior consultants that want to learn more about cat training.

    Learning Objectives: After this seminar, attendees should be able to

    • Understand the importance of the relationship between cat and handler
    • Recognize cat behavior relevant to a training session (e.g. cut-off signals, displacement behaviors)
    • Set-up a cat-friendly learning environment
    • Be ready to experiment with ways to deliver reinforcers

    About The Presenter


    Jacqueline Munera encourages people to push the boundaries of what they think cats are capable of. Jacqueline is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and is co-instructor of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute’s Diploma of Feline Behavior program. She has a B.A. in Honors Biological Psychology from New College of Florida, where she pursued studies on animal cognition and behavior, and thesis work on coat color as an indicator of cat personality. Jacqueline presents nationally and internationally on a variety of cat training and behavior topics and has published multiple award winning cat and dog behavior articles.

    Jacqueline and Jazzmanda are also the first human-cat team in the world to pass level 2 of Kay Laurence’s challenging test of clicker training skills, the Competency Assessment Programme (CAP). Visit her site www.PositiveCattitudes.com for videos, article and a positive cattitude adjustment!


     
     
 
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