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    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
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    Re-think Trigger Stacking - Shedding some (candle) light on triggers for behaviors we wish to modify or change


    Edie-Jane Eaton has shared her ‘candle’ concept for many years.  We may all be aware of the term ‘trigger stacking’ but Edie-Jane’s brilliant analogy helps canine guardians look more closely at the multiple ‘candles’ that may be burning for a dog that is struggling to learn or cope with his environment and human led activities.

    Several candles may be alight due to internal problems such as pain, patterns of tension through the body, the environment at home including slippery floors, noise sensitivity, the games that are played and the way a dog is touched long before more candles are lit once out in the big wide world. 

    Whilst it may not be possible to blow out every candle, there is a lot that we can do to help our clients snuff out the flames, reducing ‘ heat’ and enabling a dog to settle and learn. 

    This webinar presentation will also include the following learning objectives

    1. The link between posture and behavior
    2. Introduction to ACE Free Work
    3. Simple leash handling techniques to reduce body tension



    About The Presenter


    Sarah Fisher

    Tilley Farm, Farmborough,


    Sarah Fisher is a canine and equine behavior advisor. She has worked with animals for over twenty years and incorporates some of the elements of the Tellington TTouch method in her work. She is experienced with a wide range of breed types and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s animal welfare organizations including Battersea. She has also worked in Europe teaching staff workshops for shelters including SPCA Malta and GIA (Romania) and has taught workshops and clinics for dog trainers and behaviorists in Holland, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, Romania and Poland.

    Sarah gives presentations on a variety of topics at dog training and behavior seminars in the UK and abroad, and is a regular speaker at the annual Dog Behaviour Conference (UK). She also conducts behavior assessments for private clients, animal welfare organizations and court cases.

    Sarah is a published author and has participated in numerous television and radio programs over the years including the recent Nightmare Pets SOS for BBC1. She runs courses under the name Animal Centred Education (ACE) for trainers, groomers, veterinary nurses, physiotherapists and animal behavior counsellors who wish to broaden their expertize by learning detailed observations combined with Free Work, and techniques inspired by other professionals working in the world of animal welfare and behavior.

    • Friday, October 18, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
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    How can we learn more about the animals we work with and help them overcome challenges when we have so many other responsibilities and things to do on a daily basis? We will explore how everyday interactions with animals is a learning experience not only for them but also for us to learn more about their individual needs and increase their adoptability. Each interaction we have with the animals in our care is an opportunity for us to better understand who they are and by understanding and implementing functional assessments we are better equipped to not only understand individual animals but address behavior challenges as needed. Whether we are entering a dog’s kennel to leash them for a walk or we are opening a cat’s kennel to clean their litter box, how they behave in these and other daily situations informs us of how we can help them better handle being in a shelter while developing life skills until they are adopted. In this session, attendees will learn how to be aware of each animal’s behavior, understand what that behavior means, and help the animal’s overcome challenges as soon as they are recognized with techniques to easily implement into daily routines. By doing this, we are setting them up for success both in the shelter and in their future home.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand what functional assessments are and how to conduct them.
    • Learn about the importance of recognizing behaviors and how to do so quickly after admission.
    • Understand how to implement basic techniques to manage and overcome undesirable behaviors.
    • Learn how to implement lifesaving techniques and programs into daily routines.


    About The Presenter


    Dr. Carley Faughn has worked with canines, felines, and nonhuman primates since 2007 merging her passion for comparative cognition, animal welfare, and animal rescue. In March 2018, Dr. Faughn transitioned from Dogtown Manager to the Senior Manager of Animal Care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. In this role, she continues overseeing Dogtown and Dogtown’s behavior team, as well as Adoptions, the sanctuary’s Animal Care Consultant, and the sanctuary’s well-being studies. Dr. Faughn works with the Dogtown team to develop creative wellness plans and enrichment ideas to ensure every dog has a good quality of life while still working on life skills for their adopted homes. In addition, Dr. Faughn collaborates with Best Friends’ Lifesaving Centers as well as Best Friends’ Network Partners to implement lifesaving programs and facilitate teachings about animal behavior and cognition. Before coming to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Dr. Faughn served as Executive Director of Acadiana Animal Aid (AAA) in Lafayette, LA for three years. She joined AAA as Executive Director just before completing her PhD at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Cognitive Science, 2014) and after serving as a caregiver at the nonprofit animal rescue for several years. During her time at Acadiana Animal Aid she led a team to increase their life saving efforts from 385 lives saved in 2013 to well over 2,000 lives saved in her final year as Executive Director in 2016. Dr. Faughn played an integral role in Lafayette, LA committing to reaching no-kill by 2020 and they are on path to achieve this goal.
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
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    An intense crash course in learning the picky details that can make or break your plans for helping the fearful dog.

    Learning Objectives

    • Get Pavlov on your side!
    • Learn why it’s not enough to say, “Pavlov is on your shoulder.”
    • Get the association to the trigger, not other things that are getting in your dog’s way.
    • Overshadowing and blocking effects - the death of creating the positive associations you need
    • Learn how to work from classical conditioning and then move into operant, while maintaining the association.
    • Learn how to create behaviours where you create positive associations to triggers.
    • Learn the critical rules for achieving faster results and more robust associations.
    • Smart strategies for breaking big problems into manageable steps.
    • Why your hardest working clients need to learn to take a break and work less, not more.
    • When to use yes/click and when it’s just extra unnecessary work.
    • How to deal with trigger stacking. Which fearful trigger do you do first?
    • Salience, what’s important to your dog’s brain?
    • Learning preparedness.
    • Dealing with dogs that are already fearful before they notice or see the trigger.
    • Why is food so darn important when dealing with fearful dogs? Toys and praise just aren’t the same. There’s a reason why.
    • Questions to ask when it comes to using medication.



    About The Presenter


    Yvette Van Veen


    Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star.  Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/


    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
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    Loose leash walking might just be one of the hardest skills to teach - to clients or to our dogs. It’s one that impacts the dog’s life. Why is it so hard? Because it is a skill with many elements. Clients needs to get dogs out from day one - well before the dog has learned to walk nice on leash. So there’s often a reinforcement history for pulling. Humans can be inconsistent. And let’s face it, it can hurt when dogs pull on people. Emotions run high. Learn the many components and drills that can help you start saying, “Nailed it” and get training success for your clients and for your dogs.

    Learning Objectives

    • How to Bring Down Arousal
    • How to Beat an Old Reinforcement History of Pulling
    • Drill the Elements - split, don’t lump.
    • Learn why doorways are deadly to leash walking
    • Distractions - an opportunity to train
    • Moving feet and position of feeding
    • Chase Turns - it’s all in the hips
    • It’s a sequence, not a chain. The basics of sequencing.



    About The Presenter


    Yvette Van Veen


    Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star.  Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/


    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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    Is it really “compassion” fatigue, or is it so much more? For pet care professionals, I challenge the subject of “compassion fatigue” and say it’s not the lack of caring, it’s different fatigues. This session comes at the perfect time of the year, a time when the new year is looming and a beautiful time to create the personal and professional development plan to lead a healthier life. In this course, attendees will hear the other aspects of fatigue that will present itself when we care so deeply for animals and those who love them. Discussions of emotional fatigue, ethical fatigue, physical fatigue and others will be presented, and how to create coping mechanisms to deal with individual situations.

    Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here

    About The Presenter


    Coleen Ellis 

    In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

    By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

    Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

    Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

    Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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    Emotional Dog -

    Riding the canine emotional roller-coaster in our chaotic human world

    For those of us compassionate about animal welfare, we want our dogs, and the dogs we work with professionally, to trust us and to be fundamentally ‘happy’ in their day-to-day lives. But what does ‘happy’ actually mean? Over the last 2 decades there have been huge steps forward in our understanding of emotional states in other animals, and much of the more recent research has used dogs as the model because they are easy to study and, like us, have rich emotional lives. We now know what emotional states we humans share with other animals and we also know the emotional states that are most likely to be unique to us. We know where they are generated in the brain, how they work and what happens when they go wrong.

    Canis lupus familiaris is the victim of its own success. The process of domestication has led to a number of modifications to the functionality of the core emotional systems that has left dogs more vulnerable to developing mental illness akin to those of humans. In this webinar, Robert will show you where these weaknesses are located neurophysiologically and emotionally, and why you need to know about them in order to fix them. This knowledge is hugely important for anyone working with dogs and are concerned about their welfare, including dog owners, trainers, behaviourists and veterinary professionals. The knowledge you will gain will change how you see dogs forever. This is a bold statement, but it is true.

     

    Key Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the functional organisation of the canine self.
    2. Understand the influence of genetics on canine emotionality.
    3. Understand the vulnerability of emotional systems to trauma.
    4. Understand the roles of epigenetics and neural plasticity in emotional repair and restoration.



    About The Presenter

    Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed DipCABT MRCVS


    Dr. Robert Falconer-Taylor was veterinary director and head of education of the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), the first organisation in the UK to develop government-regulated courses to degree level specifically in companion animal behaviour and training. COAPE also developed the renowned EMRA system used by behaviourists and trainers all over the world, now summarised in their book – EMRA Intelligence: The revolutionary new approach to treating behaviour problems in dogs.

    He teaches and consults around the world along with writing for the veterinary and other professional press. He is also author of the informative EMOTIONS-R-US Blog, published on the Emotions-R-Us website, which has been taken up and endorsed by many training and behaviour organisations all over the world.

    He is an international consultant to the pet industry where he has engaged in the development and risk assessment of pet ‘toys’ targeted specifically at promoting the welfare of pets and their relationships with their owners. He has been actively involved in the development of the ‘The Puppy Plan’, first launched in February 2012 and updated in 2014, a collaboration between Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club. He is also a member of the International Cat Care Behavioural Advisory Panel.

    His primary academic interests include companion animal cognitive science and emotionality, nutrition and its effects on behaviour, and applied neurophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics in companion animal behaviour therapy.

    He promotes the idea wherever and whenever he can that – The key to better animal welfare is through education and better understanding of the rich emotional lives our pets share with us”.

    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Fish have historically not been considered animals that we should care about. Only recently has the scientific community reached some sort of consensus on whether fish are even able to suffer from pain. Assuming that fish can not suffer leads people to treat them as less important and less worthy of empathy than other animals. However, animal welfare legislation in many countries includes fish under the umbrella of vertebrates, limiting what scientists are able to do and setting minimum care requirements for people who keep fish.

    Perhaps hypocritically and at least counterintuitively, fish welfare in commercial fisheries is never brought up. Sometimes, there is a debate on the ethics of angling and survival studies of released fish are carried out to assess the impact of catching fish and releasing them. However, angling is only a small way in which humans affect fish welfare. We also farm fish and we keep them as pets. Assuming that fish welfare does matter, what should we do? This webinar will cover some of the things to take into consideration in terms of fish welfare. This will cover “ethical eating”, keeping pet fish, and interacting with fish in nature.

    Learning Objectives

    • A history of animal welfare ethics, specifically as it pertains to fish
    • The biological basis for caring about fish welfare
    • Practical considerations for how to cause least harm to fish


      About The Presenter

      Dr. Ása Johannesen 

      Ása Johannesen is a fish welfare scientist working with welfare in farmed fish. She has a PhD in behavioural ecology and has previously trained in animal behaviour and welfare including a BSc with a focus on domestic and captive animals. Having worked for several years with lumpfish, a species that is new to aquaculture, Ása is currently focusing on new challenges for salmon in traditional aquaculture. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time and caring for her cat, dog, and husband in addition to many plants.

      • Thursday, February 20, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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      “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior potentiality that occurs as a result of reinforced practice” – G.A. Kimble

      All animals, human and non human, learn in a number of different ways – through trial and error, insight, socially or by association, nonetheless dog trainers typically train with only one approach. Conventional training relies on instrumental and associative learning to accomplish its goals; trainers work with classical and operant conditioning to utilize rewards or punishment to reinforce or dissuade behaviors. How conditioning is applied however, varies greatly in method and technique. Positive trainers encounter a veritable schism of to click or not to click, how to treat, when to treat, how often, to be silent or to be verbal, to use emotion or be neutral, to use one word or two, where to put a name if at all, to use body language or be still, to use eye contact or not and so on. All of which can be a not so positive divide in the world of positive dog training.

      Our individual approaches to dog training are highly influenced by what everyone else is doing or cultural norms, personal intuition and experience. And while that may be why we train the way we do, what does science have to say about the how to best train a dog question?

      Focusing on the most effective and humane ways to train dogs- without force – this webinar takes a look at some of the latest research on the use of social learning as training methodology and offers insights into the comparisons of the effectiveness of verbal markers, acoustic markers or none when paired with positive reinforcement.

      Learning Objectives

      • Take a closer look at how learning theory posits a number of different ways all animals learn. How well suited are these to how we train dogs?
      • Review the latest research on social learning for dog training.
      • Know what the studies find as the most effective cues, markers and reinforcers in associative learning techniques used in training.
      •  Answer the “to click or not to click” question

      About The Presenter


      Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviorist, dog trainer and educator who holds a Masters Degrees in Animal Behavior from Hunter College and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University, Complimenting her insight into behavior with an in-depth understanding of the built environment. She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor, a registered therapy dog handler, a certified Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Frania specializes in behavior modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane management for urban wildlife.

      Frania is the author of Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at Companion Animals from their Point of View. She founded AnimalBehaviorist.us in 2009, to share her work on how welfare based, science focused strategies and solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and make everyone happier, including the humans. Frania also taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty. She has worked on research projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC. Frania presents and consults in the metropolitan New York area, nationally and internationally. She lives in New York City with her family and cats and dogs.

      • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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      Build it and they will come” worked in the classic movie Field of Dreams. However, that same “build it” concept does not work in creating a successful business! In today’s world of clutter, it’s imperative to have marketing and advertising messages that get directly to those needing our services. In this fast-paced, entertaining and exciting webinar, over 50 marketing and advertising ideas will be presented, giving every attendee the sure-fire opportunity to walk away with immediately applicable ways to grow a business!

      Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here. If you attend the workshop then you receive a FREE webinar ticket for this event and the other event called How to Conduct a Successful Pet Loss Support Group. Presented by Coleen Ellis

        About The Presenter


        Coleen Ellis 

        In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

        By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

        Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

        Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

        Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

        • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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        Starting and continuing a successful pet loss support group is exciting, and tedious, all at the same time. In this session, attendees will hear the finer points of how to market a pet loss support group, how to create a continuum of mourning activities throughout the events to seamlessly walk with families from session to session, as well as how to maintain a safe group and assist with the emotions of the group. Furthermore, are physical group meetings the only type of pet loss sessions that can be successful? If is in your initiatives as a pet care professional, this course is FOR YOU as you will get all of those answers and more!

        Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here. If you attend the workshop then you receive a FREE webinar ticket for this event and the other event called The Finer Points of Marketing Pet Loss Services. Presented by Coleen Ellis

          About The Presenter


          Coleen Ellis 

          In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

          By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

          Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

          Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

          Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

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