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    • Thursday, June 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB ,1.5. IAABC, 1.5. CCPDT, 1.5.


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar Four aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar Four

    - Learn how to ‘capture’ behaviors

    - Learn how to teach a release cue

    - Learn how to safely develop stamina and increase strength
     
    - Learn how to achieve ‘minimal error’ learning
     
    - Learn how to use objects as visual targets  

    - Learn more about the A.B.C. contingency

    - Increase our understanding of the learning cycle
     
    - Understand how to step into the learning cycle and add a new cue
     
    - Learn why we should label behaviors to communicate intention

    - Understand why we should aim for ’errorless’ learning

    - Understand the stages of teaching a new behavior and maintaining it

    You will also learn the following 'tricks'/behaviors: Sit, Stand, Speak, Ring the Bell and Close the Door and understand the application of these tricks in everyday life.


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited. 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.
    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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 01, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online Course via Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. CPDT,12.5. IAABC,10. KPA,10.


    Training Meister Apprentice Course

    A five session program to work through over 5 months. 

    Checkout the course content here

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies! Watch this short video on how the program works.


    Apprentice Course Overview

    The Training Meister Apprentice course is suitable for anyone starting out in rewards based, science based, force-free training as well as those of you who are already established trainers but wish to improve your training mechanics and build on your knowledge!

    This course will teach you all the skills you need to begin your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training! You will learn about the science behind the training and how to effectively and skillfully teach new behaviors while having lots of fun!  You will learn how to clearly communicate with your student in order to set them up for success. You will also learn how to eliminate as many 'errors' as possible from your training, thus enabling you to teach your dog or other companion animal in the most enjoyable, stress fee way.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Apprentice will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the tricks (behaviors) that you learn, your learner will also acquire new skills and gain confidence.  Your relationship will blossom and you will see that your training partner not only understands the process, they love it!

    Your training partner can be any dog (or other companion animal) of any age and skill-set.


    Program Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.
    • PDF of all webinars
    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos
    • Homework tasks
    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 
    • Video submission assessment.  .
    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .
    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Apprentice Trick Team Title!


    The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledg
    e while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!



    Checkout the course content here


    The Apprentice course is not a prerequisite for the Journeyman or Master courses.


    Watch this short webinar on the Training Meister Program & TrickMeister Titles

    Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?

    Three Levels - Multiple Titles


     Apprentice  Journeyman  Master
       


     DN-TMA  DN-TMJ  DN-TMM






    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Program Instructor


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. 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.  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 Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    • Saturday, July 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, July 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB, 2.  IAABC, 2. CCPDT, 2.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar Five aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar Five

    • Learn how to ‘free shape’ behaviors
    • Learn how to ensure minimal error learning and how to reset for success.
    • Learn how to choose an appropriate bridging stimulus to compliment the behavior being taught.
    • Understand the importance of a high reinforcement rate.
    • Understand differential reinforcement
    • Understand constructional programs
    • Gain a deeper understanding of 'clicker training'
    • Understand the pros and cons of the shaping game ‘101 things to do with a box’.
    • Increase your knowledge of the reinforcement process, paying particular attention to the optimal placement and delivery of the reinforcer.
    • Review the meaning of Positive Reinforcement
    • Review Positive Punishment and why you should not use it
    • Understand the term ‘Negative Punishment’.
    • Learn how to teach a Paw target using minimal error learning and differential reinforcement of successive approximations.
    • Learn how to shape a Nose target using minimal error learning.


    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors: 

    On Your Mat (or on your bed)

    On Your Mark (a Send-away)

    and understand the application of these tricks in everyday life.



    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Thursday, September 01, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, September 01, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,2.  IAABC,1.5. CCPDT,1.5.

    With homework

    PPAB, 3. IAABC, 2.45. CCPDT, 1.5.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar One aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives for Journeyman Webinar One

    • Understand consent tests and learn how to carry out a consent test.
    • Learn how to choose appropriate tricks to teach your learner.
    • Learn how to introduce and use an olfactory cue.

    • Learn how to use D.O.E. to increase speed of acquisition of different behaviors

    • Refine your knowledge of luring, targeting, capturing and shaping.

    • Learn how to use “Touch” to teach new tricks. 

    • Understand Emotional Contagion

    • Increase your knowledge of canine communication 
    • Learn about distance increasing and decreasing signals
    • Understand the use of “No Reward Markers” and why you should or shouldn’t use them
    • Understand the term Negative Reinforcement
    • Clarify your understanding of The Four Quadrants of Operant ConditioningPositive Reinforcement, Positive Punishment, Negative Reinforcement and Negative Punishment.
    • —Understand Respondent Conditioning and how to use this learning process to engender happy learners
    • Understand different applications of both Operant and Respondent Learning

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors: 

    —*Figure 8  (Weave around legs in shape of figure 8)

    —*Take a Bow

    —*Go Round  (Move away from handler, go round object/ person/ animal & return to handler)


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC 1.5. CCPDT 1.5

    With homework

    PPAB 3.IAABC 2.25.  CCPDT 1.5


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Two aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives for Journeyman Webinar Two

    • Learn more ways to proof behaviors.
    • Learn how to increase the flexibility of a behavior.
    • Understand the components needed to create fluent behaviors
    • Understand how to effectively add distance, duration and ‘distractions’ to behaviors without placing stress on the learner but actually increasing their confidence levels!
    • Understand the meaning of stimulus control.
    • Learn how to effectively place behaviors under stimulus control.
    • Understand how to transfer stimulus control.
    • Learn how to play the 'Stimulus Control Game'
    • Understand the term 'learned irrelevance'
    • Gain an understanding of 'poisoned cues'
    • Understand the relativity theory of reinforcement
    • Learn how to use the Premack Principle as a reinforcement strategy
    • Understand the antecedent package and the terms ‘setting events’ and ‘motivating operations’

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    • Bang/Play Dead (Drop onto side either from sit or stand)
    • Roll Over
    • Go Left and Go Right
    • Say Cheese (Focus on camera)


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • (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.
    • 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.

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC 2. CCPDT 2.

    With homework

    PPAB 3.IAABC 3. CCPDT 2.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Three aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives for

    Journeyman Webinar Three

    • Master different reinforcement strategies, including: 
    1. To mouth/in position 
    2. Placement
    3. Throw to catch 
    4. Flick/toss (to right/to left/behind/ in front of learner)
    5. Run and Get it!
    • Go beyond the clicker and a verbal marker - Master the appropriate use of different bridging stimuli

    • Master effective use of secondary reinforcers

    • Understand how the trainer’s behavior and demeanor affects the reinforcer
    • Gain a deeper understanding of primary and secondary reinforcers
    • Understand schedules of reinforcement
    • Develop a greater understanding of how both delivery and placement of the reinforcer will aid or hinder your training session

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    • Close - Finish to handler's left side
    • Come - A Training Meister Recall
    • Go Hide - Go our of sight, behind an object (A fun way to exercise pet dogs)

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • 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.

    • Sunday, November 27, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register


    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC 1.5. CCPDT 1.5

    With homework

    PPAB 3. IAABC 3. CCPDT 1.5

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Four aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives

    • —Learn how to make effective use of environmental props (environmental molding) to elicit behaviors.
    • Learn how to effectively fade props.
    • Learn how to effectively avoid creating an aversive situation when using props and prompts.
    • The right way and the wrong way:  Molding by contact – Learn how to use a light touch as information.
    • Learn to recognize when you need to regress.
    • Understand the importance of “muscle memory".
    • Understand what is meant by “mental learning” stamina and how to improve it.
    • Further your understanding of setting events and motivating operations Learn how they can positively or negatively impact a behavior.
    • Improve your knowledge of canine communication and understand its relevance in training and everyday life.
    • Learn how to identify signs of stress.
    • Understand the myth of the Alpha-wolf.


    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    • Sit Pretty/Beg 
    • Pee Like a Boy (hind leg lift)
    • Rewind (360• anticlockwise around handler)

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB 2. IAABC 2.

    With homework

    PPAB 3.IAABC 3.


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Five aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies


    Learning Objectives for Journeyman Webinar Five

    • How to plan your training session for maximum success and to ensure minimal errors.
    • How to shape with minimal errors.
    • How to teach by “micro- slicing” behaviors.
    • How to create linear chains.
    • How to back-chain for success and create a short trick routine.
    • How to choose the best method to teach your new trick.
    • How to identify weak links in the chain.
    • —Understand the teaching strategy shaping.
    • Understand the term micro-slicing.
    • Understand free-shaping and its drawbacks.
    • Gain a clear understanding of how to build a compound behavior chain.
    • Understand the term “back chaining”.
    • Understand the whys and why nots of using a crate.
    • Learn about Pavlov’s Dogs, Thorndike’s Puzzle Box, Watson’s ‘Little Albert’ and Skinner’s Box!
    • Gain a clearer understanding of the four quadrants of Operant Conditioning.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of Respondent Conditioning.

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:
    • Open a door
    • A short trick routine that demonstrates how to teach a compound linear chain, including the tricks:
    - Pop (pop up into a sit from a down)
    - Close (swing into handler's left side) 
    - Rewind (360 backwards around handler)
    - Hug (Front paws wrap around handler's leg)
    • Crate:  A compound chain:  Pull open crate door, go in crate, close the door and lie down.

    Supplemental learning also includes a video demonstrating how to teach a dog to love being in a crate.


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Online Course via Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC,15. CCPDT, 10.


    Training Meister Journeyman Course

    A five session program

    to work through over 5 months. 

    Check out the course content here

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies!


    Journeyman Course Overview

    Training Meister Journeyman is the Level Two course.  This course builds on all the skills and knowledge gained in the Apprentice course. The Journeyman course sees you continue your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training and tricks! 

    You will continue to learn about the science behind the training and build on your teaching skills, while having lots of fun!  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner in order to set them up for success and as you continue to increase your knowledge and add to your skill-set, you will be amazed at the progression made by both you and your dog or other companion animal.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Journeyman will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the behaviors that you learn, your student will acquire new skills, continue to thrive and gain confidence.  Your relationship will further blossom and your bond will strengthen.


    You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course, to enroll in the Training Meister Journeyman Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the Apprentice Level to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge for this course.


    Program Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.
    • PDF of all webinars
    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos
    • Homework tasks
    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 
    • Video submission assessment.  .
    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .
    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Journeyman Trick Team Title! Please note, you must have earned the Apprentice Title in order to submit your application for the Journeyman Title.


    The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledg
    e while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!


    Check out the course content here


    Watch this short webinar on the Training Meister Program & TrickMeister Titles

    Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?

    Three Levels - Multiple Titles


     Apprentice  Journeyman  Master
       


     DN-TMA  DN-TMJ  DN-TMM






    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Program Instructor


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A. Hons. PCT-A,. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. 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.  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 Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB 1.5. IAABC 1.5

    With homework

    PPAB 4. IAABC 2.75 


    Master Webinar One

    Master is the Level Three TrainingMeister course.  The Master course builds on the solid foundation of skills and knowledge you and your partner have acquired in the Apprentice and Journeyman courses.  In this advanced level course, you will learn how to teach your dog to carry out complex tasks.  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner.  You will build on your knowledge of behavioral psychology – both operant and classical conditioning – by taking a look into the world of canine cognition.


    Learning Objectives for Master Webinar One

    The Skill-Set & Mechanics
    • Learn how to maintain a consistent high standard of behaviors
    • Learn how to use several teaching strategies to generalize and strengthen a behavior while creating a versatile learner.
    • Learn how to break a trick/behavior down by micro-slicing.
    • Understand and master compound linear behavior chains.
    • Learn how to forwards chain and backwards chain.
    • Learn how to improve a behavior chain by practising “fast cueing”.
    • Learn how to teach all the components of a solid retrieve

    The Science & Knowledge

    • —Understand the complexities of behavior chains.
    • Understand why and when you should introduce a buffer behavior into a linear chain.
    • Understand how and when to fade individual cues from a behavior chain.
    • Have a clear understanding of operant conditioning.
    • Understand how to peform a task analysis
    • Understand how to write a training plan and analyze the data

    You will also learn how to teach the following compound 'trick'/service dog behavior:  Fetch Me a Drink!
    • Open refrigerator door
    • Collect article
    • Fetch article to handler
    • Release article to hand
    • Close refrigerator door

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio; Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College and owner of The DogSmith of Estepona.

    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB 1.5,  IAABC 1.5, CCPDT Pending

    With homework

    PPAB 3,  IAABC 2.5, CCPDT Pending


    Master Webinar Two

    Master is the Level Three TrainingMeister course.  The Master course builds on the solid foundation of skills and knowledge you and your partner have acquired in the Apprentice and Journeyman courses.  In this advanced level course, you will learn how to teach your dog to carry out complex tasks.  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner.  You will build on your knowledge of behavioral psychology – both operant and classical conditioning – by taking a look into the world of canine cognition.


    Learning Objectives for Master Webinar Two

    The Skill-Set & Mechanics
    • Learn how to condition a behavior to use it as a secondary reinforcer
    • Learn how to introduce and creatively use a prop in a ‘routine’
    • Learn how to choose the optimal behaviors for your ‘routine’

    The Science & Knowledge

    • —Learn how to perform a task analysis
    • Learn how to write a training plan
    • Learn how to collect data to keep track of progress
    • Learn how to analyze the data you collect
    • Learn why video can be your best friend
    • Develop an in depth understanding of Respondent Conditioning
    • Understand the different types of RC: Trace, Delayed, Simultaneous, Backward
    • Understand the basic principles of RC including: acquisition, extinction, spontaneous recovery, stimulus generalization, stimulus discrimination, higher- order conditioning
    • Have a clear understanding of unconditioned and conditioned reinforcers
    • Understand the components of a compound behavior chain


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (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. 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 a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio; Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College and owner of The DogSmith of Estepona.

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

    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
    -

    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.

    • 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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