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    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)
    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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



    Play is essential for healthy brain function and reinforcement is an integral part of the ‘game.’ The reinforcement strategies you use will affect the behaviors being carried out and your canine clients’ desire to engage in them. Struggling to get a dog to walk on a loose leash, to go in a crate or to lie on a bed? Not sure how to aid relaxation and help ensure a dog remains happy and calm while you are putting on a harness or while there is thunder overhead? This presentation will provide you with much of the knowledge and skills you need to set you and your clients (both human and canine) up for success. You will learn how to create an atmosphere that is conducive to your canine clients’ well-being. Happy canines mean happy guardians and happy guardians mean recommendations and an increase in your potential client base. There are lots of positive consequences that result from learning about reinforcing the good stuff. Animals are learning all the time and we need to ensure the learning that takes place is appropriately reinforced - we need to reinforce all of the behaviors we would like to see repeated. This presentation will an overview of operant and respondent conditioning in the context of pet care processes, with a particular focus on positive reinforcement. It will delve into the what, when, where, how and why of reinforcement, take a look at different reinforcement (reward) strategies and how any chosen strategy will enhance or impede daily interactions with canine your clients.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the basics of how pets learn.
    • Learn how your behavior impacts the behavior of pets in your care.
    • Provide an overview of operant and respondent conditioning.
    • Learn how to effectively lure a pet into position
    • Develop a greater understanding of the reinforcement process.
    • Learn how to choose an appropriate reinforcer to enhance your canine clients’ ability to learn and thrive while in your care.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the 'hierarchy of rewards.'
    • Understand what we mean when we refer to primary and secondary reinforcers.
    • Understand how the environment will affect the ‘value’ of your chosen ‘reinforcer.’
    • Learn how to create a positive association with a head-halter, muzzle, harness, collar or other novel items.

    About The Presenter



    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. (Hons), PCT-A, CTDI, FN-FSG1, CAP3 holds a force-free instructor's award, K9 first aid certification and animal behavior & welfare and dog emotion & cognition verified certification. She previously performed as the Dog Trick instructor at In The Doghouse DTC; is the owner of Happy Dogs Estepona and is an instructor and assessor for the Pet Dog Ambassador program launched this year by the Pet Professional Guild.
    Stapleton-Frappell is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "bully" breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. She is proud "mum" to Jambo - Staffy bull terrier trick dog: the first Staffordshire bull terrier to achieve the title of Trick Dog Champion. Jambo has appeared on Talent Hounds in Canada and was also featured as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Success Story.
    Stapleton-Frappell blogs for the Pet Professional Guild and is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild magazine. She is a steering committee member of the Pet Professional Guild and membership manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; co-presenter of PPG World Service radio show; faculty member of DogNostics Career College; steering committee member of Doggone Safe and regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, where she is based.
    Stapleton-Frappell believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods and that all learning should be fun. She is the creator of Training Meister, a comprehensive online force-free training program from DogNostics Career College, aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of pet guardians and professionals.
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar
    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC, (Pending) CCPDT, (Pending)




    Play is essential for healthy brain function and reinforcement is an integral part of the ‘game.’ The reinforcement strategies you use will affect the behaviors being carried out and your canine clients’ desire to engage in them. Struggling to get a dog to walk on a loose leash, to go in a crate or to lie on a bed? Not sure how to aid relaxation and help ensure a dog remains happy and calm while you are putting on a harness or while there is thunder overhead? This presentation will provide you with much of the knowledge and skills you need to set you and your clients (both human and canine) up for success. You will learn how to create an atmosphere that is conducive to your canine clients’ well-being. Happy canines mean happy guardians and happy guardians mean recommendations and an increase in your potential client base. There are lots of positive consequences that result from learning about reinforcing the good stuff. Animals are learning all the time and we need to ensure the learning that takes place is appropriately reinforced - we need to reinforce all of the behaviors we would like to see repeated. This presentation will an overview of operant and respondent conditioning in the context of pet care processes, with a particular focus on positive reinforcement. It will delve into the what, when, where, how and why of reinforcement, take a look at different reinforcement (reward) strategies and how any chosen strategy will enhance or impede daily interactions with canine your clients.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the basics of how pets learn.
    • Learn how your behavior impacts the behavior of pets in your care.
    • Provide an overview of operant and respondent conditioning.
    • Learn how to effectively lure a pet into position
    • Develop a greater understanding of the reinforcement process.
    • Learn how to choose an appropriate reinforcer to enhance your canine clients’ ability to learn and thrive while in your care.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the 'hierarchy of rewards.'
    • Understand what we mean when we refer to primary and secondary reinforcers.
    • Understand how the environment will affect the ‘value’ of your chosen ‘reinforcer.’
    • Learn how to create a positive association with a head-halter, muzzle, harness, collar or other novel items.

    About The Presenter



    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. (Hons), PCT-A, CTDI, FN-FSG1, CAP3 holds a force-free instructor's award, K9 first aid certification and animal behavior & welfare and dog emotion & cognition verified certification. She previously performed as the Dog Trick instructor at In The Doghouse DTC; is the owner of Happy Dogs Estepona and is an instructor and assessor for the Pet Dog Ambassador program launched this year by the Pet Professional Guild.
    Stapleton-Frappell is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "bully" breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. She is proud "mum" to Jambo - Staffy bull terrier trick dog: the first Staffordshire bull terrier to achieve the title of Trick Dog Champion. Jambo has appeared on Talent Hounds in Canada and was also featured as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Success Story.
    Stapleton-Frappell blogs for the Pet Professional Guild and is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild magazine. She is a steering committee member of the Pet Professional Guild and membership manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; co-presenter of PPG World Service radio show; faculty member of DogNostics Career College; steering committee member of Doggone Safe and regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, where she is based.
    Stapleton-Frappell believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods and that all learning should be fun. She is the creator of Training Meister, a comprehensive online force-free training program from DogNostics Career College, aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of pet guardians and professionals.

    • Monday, November 14, 2016
    • (EST)
    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • (EST)
    • Recorded
    Register

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB, 1


    Working in the pet care industry involves knowing much more than how to care for a pet. Clients expect you to know about a pet’s health needs, vaccination schedules and nutritional care. They also expect you to have a good knowledge of the pet care tools, equipment, supplies and toys available in today’s marketplace as well as knowledge of basic canine (or feline) communication so that you are able to recognize a pet’s emotional state.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand canine communication.
    • Learn how to identify both appropriate and non-appropriate equipment - From collars and leashes to harnesses and muzzles.
    • Learn about appropriate toys and how to use them both safely and effectively - From giggling and chuckling balls to interactive puzzle toys.
    • Understand the diversity of pet ‘management’ tools that are available - Including crates, gates and indoor toilets!
    • Learn about odor management and clean up supplies.

    About the Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. (Hons), PCT-A, CTDI, FN-FSG1, CAP3 holds a force-free instructor's award, K9 first aid certification, and animal behavior and welfare and dog emotion and cognition verified certification. She also performed as the Dog Trick instructor at In The Doghouse DTC and is an instructor and assessor for the Pet Dog Ambassador program launched this year by the Pet Professional Guild. Stapleton-Frappell is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "bully" breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. She is proud "mum" to Jambo - Staffy bull terrier trick dog: the first Staffordshire bull terrier to achieve the title of Trick Dog Champion and has her own YouTube channel where she shares "how to teach" videos and fun trick videos. Jambo has appeared on Talent Hounds in Canada and was also featured as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Success Story. Stapleton-Frappell blogs for the Pet Professional Guild and is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild. She is a steering committee member of the Pet Professional Guild and membership manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; copresenter of the Pet Professional Guild World Service radio show; faculty member of DogNostics Career College; steering committee member of Doggone Safe and regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, where she is based. Stapleton-Frappell believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods and that all learning should be fun. She is the creator of TrickMeister, a comprehensive online force-free training program from DogNostics Career College, aimed at increasing the knowledge.

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1



    Join Louise for this presentation in which she takes a look at the complexities of linear behavior chains!

    The webinar will focus on a fun trick that is also a skill needed by many assistance dogs – How to fetch their guardian a drink - but, in learning about the components you will need to teach your partner so that he/she can carry out this behavior, you will also learn some strategies that will help you teach an amazing retrieve to hand!

    You don't want to miss out on this fun-filled session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the differences between forwards chaining and backwards chaining
    • Understand how to maintain a consistent high standard of 'tricks' (behaviors)
    • Learn how to teach a retrieve to hand
    • Learn about the skills you will need to teach your training partner if you would like him/her to fetch you a drink from the fridge

    About the Presenter

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell


    B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG. DN-CPCT2

    DN-CPCT2
    DN-CPCT2

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor. Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Certified Pet Care Technician.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.

    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training. She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe, Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and Co-Presenter of PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the owner of The DogSmith of Estepona. She is a Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College. and the author and instructor of the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles.
    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell PCBC-A


    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5.


    Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell for this in depth presentation in which she delves into the complexities of linear behavior chains.

    In this webinar we will examine the best methods to build compound linear chains and we will take a look at different strategies that will help you improve your chains. You'll learn how to perform a task analysis and collect data that will facilitate errorless learning. We will look at the interplay between operant and respondent conditioning and you will learn about fun techniques such as the ‘Quick Cue’ game, which can be used to proof both the discreet and the complex behaviors that you teach

    The presentation will focus on a fun trick that is also a skill needed by many assistance dogs – How to fetch their guardian a drink - but in learning how to teach this 'trick', you will also learn some different strategies that focus on how to teach an amazing retrieve to hand!

    You don't want to miss out on this informative, thought-provoking, fun-filled session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why and how to perform a task analysis
    • Understand how to write a training plan and the importance of data collection
    • Deepen your understanding of behavior chains
    • Gain a deep understanding of how to forwards chain
    • Understand how and why to backwards chain compound behaviors that are linear chains.
    • Understand how to maintain a consistent high standard of 'tricks' (behaviors)
    • Learn different strategies for teaching and proofing an amazing retrieve to hand
    • Learn how to teach your dog to open a door
    • Learn how to teach your dog to close a door
    • Learn how to teach your training partner to fetch you a drink from the fridge

    About the Presenter

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG. DN-CPCT2


    DN-CPCT2
    DN-CPCT2

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor. Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Certified Pet Care Technician.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.

    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training. She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe, Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and Co-Presenter of PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the owner of The DogSmith of Estepona. She is a Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College. and the author and instructor of the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles.

    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • On Demand - Listen Anytime
    Register


    With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    On Demand - register now, download your materials and begin when you are ready!


    CEUs: PPAB 3




    The Fostering Collaborative Care Program is available as an educational event and a certification. Your choice!

    Join the program and become the go-to-expert in your area and have your clients enjoying Collaborative Care procedures whether they are at home, with their groomer or their veterinarian. 

    How Does This Work: 

    1. Register
    2. Collect Your Codes
    3. Download your Material 
    4. Begin Your Program 

    The Program includes:

    7 Collaborative Care Skills

    4 Key Concepts  ..... and much more


    Program  Description

    This Fostering Collaborate Care recorded presentation delivered in two parts, will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to help pet owners look after their pets’ emotional, as well as physical, well-being.

    What is Included:

    • 2.5 hours of recorded presentations.Part 1 and part 2
    • 2 x PDFs of your presentation notes
    • 1 x Editable PDF Flyer to promote the program
    • A Free PDF copy of Get Coaching Now - The How, What and Why of Effective Pet Industry Client Consultations and Skill Training Sessions by Niki Tudge

    Your 11 page Instructor Manual which includes:

    • Your program overview and class size
    • Recommended pricing
    • 7 Key Skills
    • 4 Key Concepts
    • Your six-week class curriculum
    • Your class introduction verbiage
    • Your recommended class format, equipment and supplies
    • How to host a graduation ceremony
    • Suggested marketing and class descriptions

    Your Program Learning Objectives

    • Improve a pet’s manageability through happy collaboration during husbandry procedures
    • Learn how to teach cooperative behaviors that will help pets experience less stress during pet care procedures whether in the home, during transport, or at the vet’s, groomer’s, pet sitter’s or elsewhere.
    • Support the increase of the human-animal bond and levels of trust shared
    • Build a positive emotional response to collaborative care

    Read more about the program here

    Key Skills 7 Key Skills

    1. Shake Hands – A cute trick for saying hi that is also incompatible to jumping up – Indispensable for paw exams and nail trims. A default behaviour - For meet & greets and whenever the pet is unsure of what to do
    2. Hand Target – A nose to hand touch for use in husbandry procedures, to build confidence, & to effortlessly move and position pets.
    3. Sustained Chin (to hand or object) Target and Sustained (nose to) Hand Target for use in pet care procedures & to effortlessly move and position pets, keeping them in position for the required duration. These sustained behaviors also act as a clear signal of consent, allowing the pet to Say Yes or No!
    4. A Default sit, down or stand – For use in training; during husbandry procedures; to maintain a high rate of reinforcement and a means of the pet clearly letting us know that they are ready to participate in their care and to continue the collaboration.
    5. Paws Up – Two front paws up on object – Fantastic behaviour for grooming and examinations; getting in and out of vehicles…
    6. In Your Crate – A crate should be a pet’s safe-place to be; a place they willingly go to and happily relax in – Essential for transport; stays away from home; vet visits; when unable to actively supervise the pet
    7. On Your Mat – Imagine a dog who immediately runs to their mat when the doorbell rings; a cat who comfortably settles on a mat while at the vet’s...

    4 Key Concepts

    1. Giving Pets a Choice – Teach behaviors that empower pets to become true collaborative partners, actively choosing to participate in their care procedures
    2. Enabling Pets to Have a Voice – Help pets build the skills to clearly consent to procedures – to say “Yes” or to say “No”
    3. The Reduction of Anxiety, Stress and Fear - Supporting pets and their owners by creating, through education, more relaxed and enjoyable care procedures
    4. Improved Emotional, Environmental & Physical Well-Being – The building of positive behaviors and emotions towards a pets management, training and care procedures.


    Your  Instructor 

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She 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.



    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 30, 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • On Demand - Listen Anytime
    Register


    With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    On Demand - register now and begin when you are ready!



    CEUs PPAB 4.5, IAABC and CCPDT pending


    Add This Program to Your Business Services & Choose The Option To Gain A New Credential!

    Dogs and people love tricks and games. Offering Fun Trick Classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty, increase your business revenue and support the needs of your pet owning community.

    Group classes help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Dogs learn new behaviors and pet parents learn how to teach those behaviors using force-free training techniques.

    Your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Manual contains an overview of all the practical skills you will teach, the knowledge you will share and the games you will play to teach and proof your clients' skills.

    We will provide you with all the tools you need to start offering fun trick classes.  The Dog Trick Instructor Program is like a business in a box. Lesson plans and fully detailed curriculum, which can be used as is or adapted to suit your training situation; marketing tools; class graduation certificates and much more.  Everything you need to get going!



    Program Description

    What is Included:


    Your 23-page Instructor Manual which includes:

    • Your program overview and class size
    • Recommended pricing
    • Your six-week class curriculum
    • Your class introduction verbiage
    • Your recommended class format, equipment and supplies
    • How to host a graduation ceremony
    • A list of recommended tricks and fun games to play
    • Suggested marketing and class descriptions

    Your Presentation Tools:
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program - Key Strategies Video - 28 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program - Key Strategies PDF
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Curriculum Video - 38 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Curriculum PDF
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Games Video - 47 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Games PDF

    Your 12 eLearning Videos:
    1. Close – Learner swings in to handler’s left side
    2. Come. A DogNostics Recall
    3. Go Round
    4. Peekaboo
    5. Shake hands
    6. Sit and Stand
    7. Sit Pretty!
    8. Spin
    9. Stay
    10. Take a Bow
    11. Target stick
    12. Watch Me

    Also included in program are:

    Your Weekly Handouts

    • Fun Trick Class Week One
    • Fun Trick Class Week Two
    • Fun Trick Class Week Three
    • Fun Trick Class Week Four
    • Fun Trick Class Week Five
    • Fun Trick class Week Six
    Your Attendance Certificates
    • Fun Trick Class Attendance Certificate A4
    • Fun Trick Class Attendance Certificate Letter size
    Your Program Marketing Tools:
    • An editable Fun Trick Class Flyer
    • Fun Trick Class Social Media Ad PNG
    • Fun Trick Class Social Media Ad JPEG

    WHY BECOME A DOGNOSTICS' CERTIFIED TRICK INSTRUCTOR?

    • Earn the right to the post-nominal title Dog Trick Instructor, DN-DTI
    • The DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor credential is for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices.
    • Gaining your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate will allow you to stand out from the crowd, showing that you have passed our eligibility requirements, demonstrating a strong knowledge and competent mechanical skills, supported by people coaching skills.
    • Earn your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certification and you will receive your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate and DN-DTI badge to use on your website!


    Developed and designed for you by Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge


    Your  Program Instructor 

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She 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.



    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • The DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center, Tampa, FL
    Register


    1 of 2 Events at the same location over a four-day period. Ask about a multiple event discount. This event follows a 2-Day Let's Coach Scent Work with Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK Canine Scent College. 


    Your Walk This Way 2-Day Instructor CerTIFICATION Workshop

    Instructed by Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge


    CEUS: PPAB 12, IAABC 16.25

    Working Spots & Auditor Spots Available


    Workshop Description

    Teaching a client to teach their dog to walk nicely is one of the skills that is so often not fully mastered in a group class curriculum when trained alongside other important pet dog skills such as come, stay, sit, down etc. Walking nicely is a life skill that when missing can significantly and negatively impact the human-canine relationship resulting in fewer walks, less exercise and a decrease in social exposure for the dog. For this reason, DogNostics developed the "Walk This Way" workshop options to support you, so that you can support and educate your clients and their pet dogs.

    During this two day workshop, we will cover the skills and knowledge that you need to successfully run ‘Walk This Way’ group or private classes and workshops, thus increasing your service offerings and business revenue! We will guide you through the ‘Walk This Way’ curriculum, sharing the tools that you need to effectively and positively teach your clients the skills required to make walking their dogs the pleasure it should be. We will not however, just share the requisite skills for teaching dogs to walk nicely on leash, we will also show you how to transfer the knowledge and skills that you learn to a group class setting, as well as sharing the core concepts of On Task Skill Coaching for pet professionals with you!

    The knowledge you gain in this workshop can be applied across all your service offerings from group to private classes and will help you to differentiate your business from your competition. You will leave the workshop ready to launch new service offerings thus increasing your business revenue by fulfilling a demand for the one thing all dog guardians want – dogs who happily walk nicely when on leash.

    The workshop will culminate in the opportunity for you to gain your professional ‘Walk This Way’ Instructor Certificate!



    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the basics of Respondent & Operant Conditioning in the context of walking dogs. Including:

    • Understand how conditioning works
    • Get and understand the skinny on how to effectively use reinforcement, the types, schedules, delivery and importance of using the premack principle
    • Understand how setting events and motivating operations influence behavior and how you can influence them!
    • Learn the Train-Test-Train protocol and effectively baseline, track and manage your training data to accelerate your students' progression.

    2. Understand and learn how to apply the key concepts of On Task Skill Coaching to effectively transfer knowledge and skills to ensure your clients reach mastery at the task

    3. Learn how to teach the following key skills through practical exercises:

    • Clicker Games
    • Standing on a Loose Leash
    • Front - The Facing You Position
    • The Close Position
    • Alert Sound - A Positive Interrupter
    • Let’s Go

    4. You will also conduct a group class with your peers.

    • The exercises you will teach include:
    • Close Encounters – With dogs and/or people
    • The Chatterbox Game
    • Time permitting, we will also play Musical Chairs!

    5. Review the Walk This Way Instructor Program, curriculum, handouts, games, skills and knowledge.

    • Learn how to best launch this new range of products seamlessly into your business.
    • Earn your Walk This Way Instructor Certificate.


    Your $275.00 Bonus 

    When you complete the workshop, you will automatically receive a code to download The Walk This Way Comprehensive Skills, Knowledge and Proofing Workshop. 

    Click here to review  all the workshop contents

    Armed with all of the skills and knowledge you will be able to quickly and effectively teach this program and help clients in your area, positively impacting the lives of pets. 


     

    Your Workshop Instructors

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge. Developers of The Walk This Way Instructor Program & DogNostics Career Center Training and Behavior Programs and Workshops


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She 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.


    Niki Tudge PCBC-A AABP-CDBT AAPB–CDT 

    Niki is the president and founder of The DogSmith, an international licensing company for pet trainers and pet care providers, and president and founder of The Pet Professional Guild, an industry association for science based humane pet professionals. Niki also founded, and is a faculty member, at DogNostics Career Center, an online school for pet professionals, and currently serves as the president of Doggone Safe a, non-profit aimed at dog bite prevention through education.

    Before following her passion into association management and non-profit administration, Niki enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business.

    Along with her business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University, England, Tudge is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an HCITB TS1, TS2 and TS3 certified people trainer, and a certified facilitator and project manager. She is the author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now, Training Big for Small Business and A Kid’s Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! Niki has recently lectured at The Pet Professional Guild educational summits in Tampa, Florida, and the Dog Bite Prevention and Behavior Conference in London, England, hosted by Victoria Stilwell.

    Workshop Location

    This event is sponsored and hosted at the DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center. The facility is a 2000 square foot fully air conditioned indoor training room on  24 acres with Kings Lake as a backdrop. 

    RVs are welcome by appointment, but there is no water or power hookup. The event confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility. 

    9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545





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