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    • Saturday, October 15, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Kamal Fernandez

    CEUs PPAB, 1.5. IAABC, 1.5.




    As a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of dogs bred from specific ‘working lines’ being homed to pet owners, and as a result an increase in behavior problems linked to the dog not having sufficient stimulation. 

    This online webinar will give professionals, dog owners and instructors a greater level of understanding when dealing with dogs that can be described as ‘high drive’. These dogs are canine athletes, centurions and often prone to OCD behaviour….This can result in a ‘culture clash’ between the dogs needs and the knowledge of the owner. 

    No owner wants to feel over whelmed by their dog's behavior, or feel they aren’t meeting their needs. 

    This webinar aims to give the participant the skills and knowledge to fulfil the needs of these animals, and there owners. To enhance their own knowledge and result in a better relationship between dog and owner.

    This webinar is a must for anyone dealing with this ‘Type A’ personality dog in rescue, with clients, as an owner, potential owner or a dog behavior enthusiast.


    Learning Objectives


    This seminar will allow you to identify a “high drive’ dog, both physically and by behavior.

    • Identify common behavior problems linked with this type of dog
    • Understand why they have these traits
    • Coping strategies for these dogs
    • Learning to teach them to function in domestic settings
    • Techniques to manage and train their behavior
    • Problem solving
    • Preventing issues at puppyhood
    • Skills to identify this type of dog when buying/rescuing/rehoming



    About The Presenter




    Head trainer and owner of East London Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez has over 20 years' experience training dogs from all walks of life. He started training in 1991 after adopting Scrunch, an independent free-willed chow-chow mix who prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School in London, England. Thus began an epic journey into the world of dog training which started with a dog that would not come back when called, to competing in the Obedience Championship at renowned UK dog show, Crufts. 

    Fernandez has immersed himself in the world of animal training, led by some of the 'leading lights' in the field such as Sylvia Bishop, Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor. Now an internationally renowned seminar instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach all over the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany.
    Kamal is a Special Council Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.

    A Few Highlights of Kamal's Career

    Guest speaker at the Victoria Stilwell national bite conference 2016
    Trainer on sky TV production 'Dogs Might Fly'
    TV appearances on BBC 1, 2, Channel 4 and 5.
    Faculty member of the Fenzi Dog Sport Academy
    Owner/Trainer of the following:

    • Ob Ch suenijon Touch of Magic CDx UDx (Border Collie)
    • Currahee Touch of magic Ch C (Border collie)
    • Jotunheim Excalibar Ch C (Malinois)
    • Vombrittania Anza Ch C, World Cup Team member Crufts 2015 (Malinois)
    Some of his students' accomplishments:

    Val Venables ob Ch iatka Tip for the Top
    Sue bishop Nedlo what's it all about Crufts 2017 Obedience Championship qualifier
    Jane Webb Wt Ch Flyntastic Winventure Crufts Obedience Championship competitor
    Katy Girdler Just Jenna Flat Coat Retriever Cross Crufts Obedience Championship Competitor
    Teresa Wright WUSV World IPO Championship Team GB Member
    Mari Yvlinkka Giant Schanuzer IPO World Championship GB Team Competitor
    Patricia Murphy Saredon as time goes by Mini Schauzner Crufts 2016 Inter-regional Team member, and winner

    • Friday, January 13, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Kamal Fernandez

    CEUs PPAB,1. IAABC,1.




    The use of toys as reinforcement within training has become a lost art, however one that can be both effective and appropriate for the dog. Being able to effectively reinforce your dog, allows you to create behaviour in a timely manner. Understanding the importance of creating skills with toys prior to using them as reinforcement will ensure that problems encountered within training don't arise, create a solid foundation to build on. Effective use of toys as rewards, creates and consolidates relationships, develops focus and arousal for work/training.


    Learning Objectives


    • 5 Key games to develop with toys 
    • Where and how they can be utilized
    • Demonstrations of each skill
    • Balancing control vs drive
    • Arousal and its affect on behavior
    • Understanding ‘drives’
    • Handler mechanics
    • Benefits of effective toys as reinforcement
    • Trouble shooting


    About The Presenter




    Head trainer and owner of East London Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez has over 20 years' experience training dogs from all walks of life. He started training in 1991 after adopting Scrunch, an independent free-willed chow-chow mix who prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School in London, England. Thus began an epic journey into the world of dog training which started with a dog that would not come back when called, to competing in the Obedience Championship at renowned UK dog show, Crufts. 

    Fernandez has immersed himself in the world of animal training, led by some of the 'leading lights' in the field such as Sylvia Bishop, Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor. Now an internationally renowned seminar instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach all over the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany.
    Kamal is a Special Council Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.


    A Few Highlights of Kamal's Career

    Guest speaker at the Victoria Stilwell national bite conference 2016
    Trainer on sky TV production 'Dogs Might Fly'
    TV appearances on BBC 1, 2, Channel 4 and 5.
    Faculty member of the Fenzi Dog Sport Academy
    Owner/Trainer of the following:

    • Ob Ch suenijon Touch of Magic CDx UDx (Border Collie)
    • Currahee Touch of magic Ch C (Border collie)
    • Jotunheim Excalibar Ch C (Malinois)
    • Vombrittania Anza Ch C, World Cup Team member Crufts 2015 (Malinois)
    Some of his students' accomplishments:

    Val Venables ob Ch iatka Tip for the Top
    Sue bishop Nedlo what's it all about Crufts 2017 Obedience Championship qualifier
    Jane Webb Wt Ch Flyntastic Winventure Crufts Obedience Championship competitor
    Katy Girdler Just Jenna Flat Coat Retriever Cross Crufts Obedience Championship Competitor
    Teresa Wright WUSV World IPO Championship Team GB Member
    Mari Yvlinkka Giant Schanuzer IPO World Championship GB Team Competitor
    Patricia Murphy Saredon as time goes by Mini Schauzner Crufts 2016 Inter-regional Team member, and winner




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