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    • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Presented by Sian Ryan
    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and
    CCPDT pending




    Walking on a loose lead remains one of the key goals for many dog owners, and there are multiple methods for teaching and achieving that goal, along with lots of options for equipment to manage or improve walking in the meantime. Some dogs struggle with loose lead walking, while others appear to be born with the skill already learned. Is loose lead walking as simple as it sounds, or is there more to teaching this behaviour than meets the eye. 

    With a brief overview of the science of self control, and discussion of stimulus control, this webinar will contain video presentations of games and lessons to build self control around the context of loose lead walking.


    Webinar Objectives


    Increased understanding of what we mean by Self Control, Stimulus Control, Habitual Behaviours

    Ideas for different exercises to teach foundation skills for Loose Lead Walking

    Management ideas for when Loose Lead Walking isn't possible


    Your Presenter


    Sian Ryan gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behavior from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behavior counselor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behavior Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln.

    Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian is also the Training and Behaviour expert for the BBC2 series Me and My Dog. 

    Sian owns and runs the Developing Dogs Training Centre and Holiday Cottages in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars and workshops across the country.
    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC 1

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    During this webinar Judy Luther will discuss how to utilize the latest cognitive research to teach family pets more effectively. She will explain how building a trust centered relationship between pets and their owners will increase their capacity to learn. You will learn how to help your clients facilitate a Trust centered relationship with their dogs.

    We will also discuss how to use social learning and imitation to teach animals both simple and complex behaviors. This methods makes the learning process, quick. stress free and fun for the dog and the one. We will also, touch on how giving choices can build confidence, develop problem solving skills and reduce anxiety in dogs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to build a trust centered relationship between the pet and owner, and how it influences learning.
    • How to include social learning in training programs.
    • Teaching animals using imitation and mimicking to build strong behaviors quickly and efficiently.
    • How to use choice with animals to develop independent thinking.


      About The Presenter


      Judy Luther is the creator and founder of Trust Centered Training. This program uses a cognitive approach to training animals, while putting a heavy emphasis on the relationship between the animal and caretaker.

      Judy has been using and promoting positive, fear free training methods exclusively for over 25 years. Based in St. Louis and Branson, Missouri, Judy runs Dog Star Training providing private training and behavior consultations with various species. She also volunteers with several rescues and shelters, consults with veterinarians, and is a legal advisor, as well as presenting seminars on dog behavior and bite prevention. Judy also presents seminars on the Trust Centered Training program throughout the United States.

      • Monday, December 03, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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      CEUs: PPAB 2, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

      Are you interested in training a service dog for yourself or a family member of a person with a disability? Are you a therapist, doctor, or other health care worker who has been approached by clients or patients about getting a service dog or emotional support animal? Are you a pet dog trainer who would like to learn more about what is involved with training a service dog? This webinar is for you!

      The workshop covers questions like:

      Is it better train your own service dog or apply to a program for a fully trained dog? What are the benefits and drawbacks to each? What is the fastest way to get a service dog? What is the most affordable way to get a service dog?

      Which laws apply? What's the difference between service animals and emotional support animals? Are there laws that effect where I can bring my service-dog-in-training?

      What is the training process? Can I start training assistance tasks right away? Should I bring my puppy everywhere to set the stage for public access training? When is the right time to consult with a professional service dog trainer?

      Answers to your other questions!

      Objective

      Service Dog Definitions, Terminology, and Laws

      Challenges of Service Dogs

      Pros & Cons of Owner-Training vs a Program Service Dog

      The Path (Pyramid) of Owner Training

      Finding Trainers or Programs

      About Your Presenter


      Sharon Wachsler CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the disability community. Before she began her second career as a dog trainer, Sharon was a disability information and referral specialist and service dog owner-trainer, as well as the founder of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival, a writer for the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners newsletter, and the blogger for the popular service-dog trainer's blog, After Gadget. Sharon opened At Your Service Dog Training in Wendell, MA, in 2014, offering private training, consulting, and group classes to service dog owner-trainers. Sharon is an experienced presenter and writer on service dog topics and enjoys consulting with and speaking to trainers, owners, and community groups about service dogs and their training.

      • Friday, December 07, 2018
      • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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      CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

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      “How" refers to the teaching method you select.  “What" refers to the behavior you are going to teach.  “Why" refers to the function of the behavior.  You need to consider all three.  Positive reinforcement training is wonderfully powerful.  That’s part of its appeal.  But you need to be careful how you use it. It’s easy to think you are looking out for an animal’s best interest because you are training with clicks and treats.  But what are you asking your animal to do and why?   

      “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”  This presentation helps to line those three elements up so they satisfy the trainer's needs as well as the animal's welfare.  It looks beyond the layer of methods to explore why we are drawn to certain training choices.

      As pet owners and animal trainers, we live in a world that divides.  There are people who make similar training choices to ours and then there are “the others”.  Seeing how “others” treat animals can be hard.  We want to defend animals, to protect them, to teach others “better ways”, but the more we push against what “others” are doing, the greater the divide becomes.

      This presentation is intended to help us understand better how these different training belief systems emerge.  Alexandra will be introducing you to the work of the cognitive linguist, George Lakoff. Through an understanding of primary metaphors and cognitive frames, we gain tools for understanding one another. Instead of creating a deeper divide, we gain better ways to communicate with one another.  In the process we become better trainers.

      George Lakoff is not an animal trainer, but his work certainly relates directly to training. Alexandra will be introducing you to his work and making the direct connections to horse training but the presentation will also be invaluable for all pet professionals!

      Learning Objectives:

      • The three layers every training system has
      • Identifying core belief systems 
      • Primary metaphors defined
      • Source and target domains and the connection to training
      • Treats - why do some reject them, others use them?
      • The strict father versus the nurturing parent model of training
      • Words matter - respect versus respect - same word, different meaning.  Why?
      • Why do people attack your training choices - and what can you do about it?
      • Frames - defined and connected to training
      • What frame are you in? How does that influence your training choices?
      • Why focusing on what you WANT matters so much
      • Command versus cue-based training
      • The hierarchy of behaviour change procedures - revisited
      • Convincing others without creating conflict - biconceptuals and frames
      • How, what, and why matter - lining up your training methods with your core values
      • Homework - techniques for maintaining the training frame that best serves you and your learners

      About The Presenter


      Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

      In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

      Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

      Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

      In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

      Her web sites are:
      theclickercenter.com,
      theclickercenterblog.com,
      theclickercentercourse.com and
      equiosity.com
      • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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      Presented by Jean Donaldson

      CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC (pending), CCPDT (pending)


      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.

      • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
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      CEUs: PPAB 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.

      Learning Objectives:

      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.

        • Friday, January 04, 2019
        • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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        CEUs PPAB 1,  IAABC 1,  CCPDT (pending) 


        Can deaf dogs play like hearing dogs? What kind of toys work best for blind dogs? How can we help deaf and/or blind dogs play more safely with other dogs? All these questions and more will be discussed as we explore the world of play for dogs with hearing and/or visual impairments.

        Whether blind or deaf from birth, due to an accident or old age, trainers and behaviourists are increasingly likely to be working with these dogs and helping them to enjoy a better quality of life.

        Drawing on the available research plus personal experience of living with deaf, and deaf-blind dogs, and knowledge collected while supporting the Deaf Dog Network (UK) for over five years, Morag will help you see the world of play from a different perspective.

        Objectives

        • Understand whether deaf dogs can play like hearing dogs
        • Understand the impact of canine deafness and visual impairment on dog to dog play
        • Understand how canine deafness and visual impairment affect human directed play
        • Learn what king of toys work best for deaf dogs
        • Understand how to help deaf and/or blind dogs play safely with other dogs
        • Help improve the quality of life of deaf and/or blind dogs



        Your Presenter


        Morag Heirs PhD, Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ABTC)


        Morag Heirs runs Well Connected Canine Ltd (York, UK) where they concentrate on building better relationships between people and their dogs through personal coaching sessions, behavior rehabilitation, activity classes and more.

        Morag's deaf dog experience started in 2005 with her first deaf Border Collie, and since then she has lived with, fostered and trained many dogs with deafness and/or visual impairments.

        Morag has competed in a range of sports (Rally, Scentwork and Canicross) and provides behavior & training support to the Deaf Dog Network (UK).


        • Monday, January 14, 2019
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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        Helping Clients Get It Right! with Niki Tudge


        CEUs: PPAB 2, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)



        As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  We also recognize that there are several ways to train a dog, lots of different methods, and many conflicting and varied philosophies about how training should be approached. So, let’s learn the important concepts that can help us to help our clients in a fun and easy way.

        In this webinar we will review what we believe are the Top Ten Knowledge Concepts that as professional trainers we need to transfer to our clients in support of, and as a foundation to the key skills we teach them.

        Key Topics Covered

        1.     How to help clients make the best decision in choosing a dog trainer. We know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  
        2.     How your skill training programs can be supported with the necessary concept knowledge to help you help your clients train their dogs
        3.     How to communicate to clients why we use +R training methods amongst all the conflicting and varied philosophies out there
        4.     Learn how to make it easy for your clients to choose you as a professional dog trainer, these 10 recordings can be used on your website, social media or in emails to promote the Top-Ten Knowledge Concepts. 
        5.     Learn how these concepts can also be used to support lesson plans, homework emails and the transfer of important knowledge. 
        6.     How the supportive eBook can be used to promote your services and your philosophy to potential clients and those who have signed up for class

          With registration of this  webinar you will receive a code to download the following:

          • 1 x 24 page eBook detailing each concept. This can be used on your website or forwarded to your clients
          • 1 x PDF of the full color PowerPoint slides
          • 10 Individual Video Files

          These are your ten individual short video files. They are not branded and can be used  however you need in support of your training programs and business growth

          #1 Your Best Decision

          #2 +R Rocks

          #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior.

          #4 Management for Success

          #5 You’ve Got It

          #6 Your Training Gear

          #7 The Training Steps

          #8 What Will You Name It?

          #9 Train-Test-Train

          #10 Practice Makes Perfect!


          About  Your Presenter

          Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT

          Niki is a certified in dog and people training and has spent the last 18 years teaching dogs and people across many disciplines. Niki is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt which gives her a unique perspective to training and teaching people. To ensure each person learns and effectively trains their dog, Niki uses her skills and experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in data analysis to baseline, monitor, chart and analyze the training process and its results. Data and statistics are used to baseline, track and improve changes in behavior and processes. When these skills are collectively grouped together it makes for a very fun, scientific and strategic approach to training and behavior change.
          Niki is the President and Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Dog Training and Pet Care Licensing. Niki also serves as the President for Doggone safe.


          • Thursday, January 31, 2019
          • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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          CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

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          Pithy means “concisely cogent”, which describes an essential skill of the best training instructors. We work in challenging conditions: teaching two species simultaneously a series of precise physical skills, often in less-than-ideal environments. We must be able to quickly communicate unfamiliar concepts and basic learning principles—about reinforcement, timing, criteria, cues, generalization, and more—to novice students. But we are limited in the amount of verbal explanations we can provide. Extended lectures lead to bored and noisy dogs. Yet, if we challenge ourselves to be creative, we can devise teaching strategies that are brief, memorable, and effective.

          This presentation will be an exercise in generative thinking. It will spark your own ingenuity and give you fresh ideas for classes that may have become stale after years of repetition. Come prepared to learn innovative instructional tools that can bring more life to your teaching.

          Learning Objectives:

          • Learn to use language in creative ways to convey jargon and complex training concepts.
          • Become familiar with several forms of narrative devices instructors can use to clarify their information.
          • Recognize some pitfalls to avoid when designing teaching tool.


            About The Presenter


            Kathy Sdao is an applied animal behaviorist who has spent 30 years as a full-time animal trainer, initially with marine mammals and currently with dogs and their people. As a graduate student at the University of Hawaii, she received a Master’s as part of a research team which trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She was then hired by the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean tasks. Next, Sdao worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. After leaving the zoo world, she and a colleague created Tacoma’s first dog day care facility where she began teaching clicker training classes for dog owners. For the past 17 years, Sdao has owned Bright Spot Dog Training in Tacoma. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs, teaching private lessons, and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive reinforcement training. Sdao is an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at 29 of these popular conferences since 2003. She also has traveled extensively educating students about the science of animal training. Her first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace, was published in 2012.

            • Wednesday, February 06, 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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            CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

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            All training methods are comprised of three layers.  It doesn’t matter if we are talking about positive reinforcement training or an opposite force-based system, all training methods are based on an underlying belief system.  Out of this belief system evolve a set of guiding principles.  And from these emerge the actual training methods you will use.

            With horses whenever I encounter a training puzzle, I have learned to refer back to basic principles.  They help me to identify the problem and to set a course for solving it.  I have two key principles that guide all the rest: 

            * Safety always comes first - for you and your learner. 

            * You can’t ask for something and expect to get it on a consistent basis unless you have gone through a teaching process to teach it to your horse.  

            A third principle that I refer to often is:

            * For every behavior you teach there is an opposite behavior you must teach to keep things in balance.  

            This is one that hums about the background of everything I teach.  It’s a simple idea.  If you teach your horse to go, you had better also teach him to whoa.  If you teach your dog to wave his paw in the air, it’s a good idea to also teach him that four on the floor earns reinforcement.  Keeping your training in balance leads to physical, emotional and mental balance.  It creates great performance, great relationships, and - in horses - long-term soundness.

            In this program we’ll be exploring in depth where this simple training mantra takes us.

            Learning Objectives:

            • Basic shaping and how teaching in pairs works to balance behavior
            • Multi-dimensional training - tap root and base behaviors
            • The role of cues in teaching behavior
            • Movement cycles
            • Loopy training
            • Poisoned cues defined and their effect on training loops
            • Macro and micro extinction
            • Using micro extinction in shaping - priming the pump
            • New cue/old cue - a priming process
            • What is the function of the behavior - creating balance through broad repertoires
            • The result - great performance, great relationships, sound for life

            About The Presenter



            Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

            In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

            Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

            Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

            In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

            Alexandra Kurland's websites are:
            theclickercenter.com,
            theclickercenterblog.com,
            theclickercentercourse.com and
            equiosity.com
            • Thursday, March 07, 2019
            • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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            Presented by Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC

            CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

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            Join Malena DeMartini for this intermediate level webinar in which she will be discussing the treatment of separation anxiety and giving an overview of what it takes to get through the process.

            Malena will cover how people might benefit from the online course Mission Possible which is intended as a DIY self-paced programme. Malena will also be speaking about how some people will need more hands on support and what that will look like.

            Separation anxiety is often known for being a tricky condition to treat and Malena will be addressing some of those tricky spots and stumbling blocks. Finally, she will be reviewing how success can be achieved with separation training as long as the process is followed in a systematic and gradual fashion.

            Learning Objectives

            • Help gain a better understanding of separation anxiety
            • Learn how Malena's online course can help professionals and guardians with separation anxiety issues
            • Address some common sticky points when working with separation anxiety dogs
            • Learn about the non-linear process of SA
            • A discussion of juggling criteria and addressing pre-departure cues


            About Your Presenter


            Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs and her recent online course for guardians called Mission:POSSIBLE is now out and should prove to be an invaluable resource in the industry. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification program for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills.

            Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods and just happens to be in the process of collaborating on an intensive study with a leading University to help further advance the knowledge in the field.

            • Sunday, March 10, 2019
            • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
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            CEUs: PPAB 1.5

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            This session will be presented as a case study based on the presenter’s personal experience of the emotional roller coaster caused by raising a puppy that pushed her own skills and experience to the limit. The presentation outlines all the issues experienced and, importantly, how each one was resolved. The presenter has since encountered many other owners/clients with challenging dogs that are struggling to bond with their puppy/dog due to behavioral challenges. This presentation provides real life solutions and provides the audience with a road map for working with and training more “challenging” dogs.

            Learning Objectives:

            • Gain understanding of puppy selection criteria.
            • Recognize and resolve puppy bonding issues.
            • Learn how to introduce a challenging puppy into the household and keep resident dogs safe.
            • Learn management and training techniques for dog to dog possession aggression.
            • Develop skills in working and living with dogs with touch/body sensitivity.
            • Gain skills to develop and manage your home alone enrichment program in a multi-dog

            household with your challenging puppy.

            • Enable you to revitalize, draw on and expand your network of fellow professional trainers while working through your training or behavioral challenge

              About The Presenter


              Louise Ginman PCT-A is a Delta Accredited and Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited dog behavioral trainer who runs a dog training business, Positive Dogs, in Sydney, New South Wales. She has served on the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia committee since 2008 and been president since 2012. She also serves on the PPG Australia committee.

              Ginman has several qualifications including a BSc and Certificate IV in companion animal services, as well as over 27 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. She worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo in 1994 to work on the Carnivore Unit where she is the unit supervisor. Her role is varied and covers duties such as carnivore husbandry and management, animal training and enrichment, diets and nutrition, staff training and supervision, media work, conference presentations and other forms of public speaking, research, education and conservation work.

              Ginman is guardian of a Shetland sheepdog and a Siberian husky and competes at agility, Rally O and obedience. Her book, The Art of Introducing Dogs. A guide to conducting dog to dog introductions, was published in 2013. She strives to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses.

              • Monday, March 11, 2019
              • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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              Learn to be a more systematical people trainer so you can positively impact the lives of pets. Through your improved and effective performance, you will find your work more rewarding, more reinforcing and more fun! When clients see faster results, they become more engaged and this increases their motivation. You will reduce client attrition rates and increase client motivation which for you means an increase in job morale and performance.


              CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

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              Join Niki for this 1.5 hour webinar on a journey through the land of effective people training. As professional trainers we have a fundamental obligation to ensure our clients effectively learn each of the skills and areas of knowledge they need to train, manage and care for their pets. Niki speaks passionately about our need to engage systems when conducting training sessions which enable our clients to grasp the peculiar ‘ins and outs’ of training pets in a systematic, strategic and fun way.

              The webinar covers the On Task Skill Coaching™ system developed by Niki in 2014. This model is supported by Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle and similar learning models have been used throughout the service industry for years as a preferred way to effectively teach others to master mechanical and technical skills and transfer pertinent knowledge. Even technical schools and colleges are now adopting an experiential approach to teaching students.

              Webinar learning objectives

              1. Understand the difference between a Training Road Map, a Training Plan, a Lesson Plan and a Training Session and how these interrelate and are all important and necessary components in our effective transfer of knowledge and skills to our clients.

              2. Understand the difference between teaching and training and how these apply to the transfer of knowledge and skills to our clients.

              3. Gain an understanding of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle and how this applies to our roles as people trainers!

              4. Skills are the “how-to” and knowledge is what one is aware of, cognitively speaking, and different methods are required to teach a physical skill compared to imparting knowledge or information.

              5. Review and breakdown the On Task Skill Coaching System so you can effectively implement it into your individual training sessions.

              6. Understand and analyze each of the 8 On Task Skill Coaching™ Steps and how they mesh with the Experiential Learning Cycle.

              7. Obtain tools to help you improve your people training skills.


              About The Presenter


              Niki Tudge - M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT

              Niki is the Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center, The DogSmith and the President of Doggone safe. Niki has combined her “people” teaching and pet training skills with her commitment to pet rescue and substantial business knowledge to create a proprietary system of education known as ARRF® supported by an operational implementation process called MTR®. Niki is equipped with a unique combination of business experience, pet training and pet behavior expertise, a background in exceptional customer service, certification as a trainer of trainers and many years consulting to pet rescue groups.

              • Thursday, March 21, 2019
              • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
              • Live Webinar
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              CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


              As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills.

              One of the main skills we teach is how to effectively use a bridging stimulus. Some of us use a verbal ‘marker’ word; some of us use a clicker, and some of us use both, depending on what we are teaching. We use terminology such as clicker training, using a behavior marker, a bridging stimulus…

              Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell as she examines one of the The Top Ten Dog Training Concepts ©, delving into the world of ‘clicker’ training.

              This presentation is suitable for pet owners, shelter workers and all those starting out on their training journey but will also prove useful for professionals already paving their way in the world of dog training.

              Learning Objectives:

              • Understand one of the Ten Most Important Training Concepts
              • Deepen your understanding of the term ‘clicker training’ and why you don’t necessarily need a clicker to ‘clicker’ train!
              • Understand the benefits (and drawbacks) of using a clicker
              • Acquisition versus generalization – a quick look at the 2016 study “Can Clicker Training Facilitate Conditioning in Dogs?”
              • Learn the ‘clicker’ training rules
              • Learn how to use a variety of behavior markers to ‘click’ the behavior you would like to see more of
              • Gain some quick tips for Incorporating ‘clicker’ training in the home, in group classes and in rescue shelters! – No clicker necessary.

              About your presenter

              Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT, CWRI

              Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science-based pet training. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services.


                 
                 
             
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