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    • Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Jean Donaldson

    CEUs: CPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5 



    This 90 minute recorded presentation will provide an overview of how to recognize Negative Reinforcement and how to follow the science through training protocols and procedures professional trainers use.


    Learning Objectives:

    This presentation will provide

    • An overview of Negative Reinforcement
    • How to recognize when Negative Reinforcement is at work
    • The Pitfalls of Negative Reinforcement.


    About the Presenter


    Jean Donaldson is the principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which she founded in 1999. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning full time to pet dog training in 1990.

    • Thursday, March 27, 2014
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • 10:30 AM (PDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    With Jean Donaldson

    CEU: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5,  KPA 1.5

    This 90 minute webinar will be a discussion on the Development of Standard Operating Procedures in Pet Dog Training.

    Dog training is unlicensed and unregulated, without consumer protection, standards of care or minimum educational requirements. This landscape has fostered a bewildering array of methods as well as frank quackery, the equivalent to veterinarians self-teaching via popular books, seminars and TV shows, and then developing their own “patented” and wildly divergent ways to do basic procedures such as spays, neuters (including on kitchen tables with unsterilized butter knives) and IM injections.

    A symptom of this is the seeking of trainers stumped by basic behavior mod challenges of “out of the box” solutions. This webinar will propose that there is not much of a box to think out of in dog training. There are no standard operating procedures for teaching basic obedience, no standardized protocols for resolving common behavior problems such as house-soiling, barking, fear and aggression, no referral thresholds, no diagnostic criteria, no specific consumer protection in the event of gross misconduct or incompetence.

    This Wild West make-up-your-own-method has resulted in pushes by better developed professions, such as veterinarians, to remove the rights of dog trainers to do any diagnostic work or behavior modification. However, given the scarcity of credentialed veterinary behaviorists, the time and educational constraints of general practice veterinarians, and the massive demand for behavior services, properly trained dog trainers can be the cornerstone of the solution.


    Presenter Information: Jean Donaldson


    Jean Donaldson is the founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers, and its principle instructor. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Your Dog Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning to pet dog training in 1990.

    The Academy has over five hundred graduates practicing dog training and behavior counseling in most states in the US and 25 countries world-wide. Jean lives in the Bay area with her dog, Buffy, adopted from SF/SPCA in 2002. When she is not working, she is an ardent baseball fan and student of evolutionary biology.

    • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, June 22, 2018
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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     Presented by Jean Donaldson


    CEUs - PPAB, 1 IAABC, 1 CCPDT, 1


    LIMA guidelines currently rank negative punishment and negative reinforcement at equivalent levels of invasiveness. This webinar will explore whether this is ethically defensible when applied to the presenting problems faced by dog trainers. The webinar will also suggest contexts where antecedent arrangements are contra-indicated from a welfare perspective.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Help trainers think critically about LIMA as it applies in practical dog training contexts.


    About The Presenter



    Jean is the founder and principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers. The Academy has trained and certified over 600 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training and private 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, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.

    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 various dog sports including OTCh (Obedience Trial Champion), UD (Utility Dog), TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent), FDCh (Flyball Champion), CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and HIT (High In Trial). 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 with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

    • Monday, July 10, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Jean Donaldson

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    “Know Your Enemy.”  This webinar zooms out from our day to day fight against the use of aversives in dog training to the broader context of the use of aversives by humans on other humans.  It will survey the use of corporal punishment over recorded human history, where we currently stand, and outline the research on the adaptive significance of the human tendency to use punishment.  Understanding the human tendency to punish will help us combat it.

    Learning Objectives

    • Appreciation of the pervasiveness of the use of aversive stimuli by humans and its various contexts
    • Knowledge of the arc over time of the prevalence of use of corporal punishment in human culture
    • Recognition of the parallel attitudes regarding corporal punishment use on family members to those we in the force-free training movement experience
    • Improved understanding of the evolutionary roots of punishment


    About The Presenter


    Jean is the founder and principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers. The Academy has trained and certified over 600 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training and private 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, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.

    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 various dog sports including OTCh (Obedience Trial Champion), UD (Utility Dog), TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent), FDCh (Flyball Champion), CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and HIT (High In Trial). 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 with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.




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