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    • Friday, February 03, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Kate Mallatratt

    CEUs PPAB,1.5. IAABC,1.5 and CCPDT,1.5.


    This presentation will consider the benefits of teaching your dog using the principles of errorless learning.  By setting up the classroom environment to limit our dogs' choices, we can explain more easily what we are asking of them rather than letting them guess.  This reduces learner frustration, increases the success rate and leaves your dog begging for more!

    The first part of the presentation considers the difference between errorless learning and trial and error learning.  It then looks at how to apply the principles to clicker training when free shaping and teaching more complex behaviors.  Finally, some applications for behavior modification are considered and a puppy errorless learning case study is discussed.


    Webinar Objectives

    • To understand the difference between errorless learning and constructivism (trial and error learning). 
    • To appreciate the benefits of errorless learning, the fallout of trial and error learning and the negative impact of frustration on behavior. 
    • To understand how to apply the principles of errorless learning to communicate with your dog more effectively. 
    • To be able to plan and set up the learning environment for minimal errors when clicker training and free shaping. 
    • To consider the applications of errorless learning for behavior modification.


    About The Presenter


    Kate Mallatratt is a member of International Canine Behaviourists and The Pet Professional Guild British Isles. She is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management, and runs her behavior and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK. Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor, specializing in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention and enriching the family dog's home environment.

    Kate has owned and trained dogs for over 20 years, and is passionate about optimal canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet for many years. She takes an holistic approach to her own dogs' care, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain their health and wellbeing.



    • 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.

    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Jean Donaldson

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1


    This webinar will present three case studies of resource guarders.  Two were resolved using desensitization and counterconditioning and one using differential reinforcement.

    The webinar will present summaries of both cases, including troubleshooting co-presentation with other issues, adding splits to training plans and execution points.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand that both operant and respondent conditioning can be employed for resource guarding, provided the practitioner is competent at planning, execution and client-coaching
    • Triage of multi-issue cases to protect public safety, preserve owner priorities and maximize compliance
    • Formulate prognoses
    • Work safely and efficiently and coach clients in DIY application
    • Grasp trainer pre-requisites for handling resource guarding cases
    • Generate and execute training plan splits in object guarding cases


    Your Presenter


    Jean Donaldson

    Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, teaching and behavior counseling since 1999.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

    Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

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    Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about genetics, here comes epigenetics! Current research shows us that there are many more factors that play a role in the physiology and behavior of puppies than just DNA from their parents. Find out what else can be involved in creating a puppy who is confident, resilient, and a bold learner.


    Objectives:

    1. To have a basic understanding of DNA and inheritable traits

    2. To develop a new understanding of the role of Epigenetics

    3. To learn how pre-natal, peri-natal, and neonatal experiences can have an effect on behavior

    4. To recognize the behavior problems that can be associated with problems in early development

    5. To learn how play therapy can be an effective treatment in many behavior problems


      About The Presenter


      Dr Lynn Honeckman graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, and has practiced in small animal medicine and exotics over the past 23 years In Illinois, New York, and Florida. She had experience in wildlife rehabilitation in the Chicago area as well as shelter medicine at New York's North Shore Animal League, before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1999.

      In 2010, Dr Honeckman opened Veterinary Behavior Solutions, to focus on behavior cases throughout the greater Orlando area. Dr Honeckman is on the special council of the Pet Professional Guild and has helped create the Central Florida Force-Free Behavior and Trainers Network, where she works very closely with other professionals in the community to help reduce and treat fear, anxiety, and aggression in the companion pet. Dr Honeckman is the committee chairperson for AVSAB position statements, and is on the advisory board for Dr Marty Becker's Fear-Fear(™) Initiative as well as a certified fear-free professional. Dr Honeckman has recently started a non-conforming residency in veterinary behavior with Dr Karen Overall.

      • Saturday, March 02, 2019
      • 1:30 PM (EST)
      • Wednesday, March 02, 2022
      • 2:30 PM (EST)
      • Recorded Webinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1

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      This interactive discussion presents the scientific facts of why BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) does not make communities safer. Deirdre Franklin provides a strong case as to why the focus should be on individual dog owners rather than entire breeds or types of dogs.

      BSL is a hot topic that affects dog owners, non-dog owners, dog trainers, and their clientele. This presentation will provide solutions for effective community safety through breed neutral recommendations.

       Learning Objectives
      • To understand why Breed Bans do not improve community safety, where these laws are in effect, and where they have been overturned. 
      • To learn how to spot the facts versus the myths and to identify “junk-science” and “fake-news” through history and arcane myths. 
      • To understand the adverse effects of breed specific legislation. We will discuss potentially poor decision-making by dog owners as well as the costs to taxpayers.
      • How to prevent dog bites through education, community safety, empowerment and inclusion. 
      • Creating allies and partnerships to increase the effectiveness of your message and how to build a movement that becomes the norm


      About The Presenter

      Deirdre Franklin, MSPP


      Deirdre S. Franklin is the founder, President and CEO of Pinups For Pitbulls, Inc. (PFPB). Having founded PFPB in 2005, Deirdre works tirelessly to educate the public on the most current and scientific facts to oppose Breed Specific Legislation and Laws (BSL). PFPB is an organic, grassroots organization with a very large, active contingency. Deirdre earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Drexel University, in which her Thesis focused on BSL and community safety. She provides educational seminars throughout the United States and has been awarded with the 2018 Hero Award by Hello Bully, 2015 Wallace Award and American Dog Magazine’s Voice To Stop Illegal Dog Fighting, among others. Deirdre sits on the board for Woof Meow Rescue (Asheville, NC) and is an active volunteer with the ASPCA Behavior Rehabilitation Center (Weaverville, NC). She is a twice-published author who leads through positivity, respect and empowerment.


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