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    • Thursday, April 04, 2013
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 3:12 AM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Niki Tudge



    An introduction to empowerment training and how to recognize dis-empowerment, learned helplessness and response depression.

    Learning Objectives:

     1. What is empowerment training.

     2. The strategy for implementing empowerment training.

     3. The tactics for implementing empowerment training


    About The Presenter


    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 


    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford  University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild

    • Saturday, July 06, 2013
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Monday, July 06, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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     Build and Strengthen Your Own Personal Effectiveness 

    Presented by Niki Tudge


    There are many ways to improve your personal effectiveness.  Whether you are in a management position or not this presentation will encourage you to reappraise your outlook, challenge your assumptions and consider if even the things you do well could be improved by developing a better self awareness and a strategic approach to your own self development. 


    Learning Objectives: A journey into self awareness and personal development.

    • Become conscious that you lack a skill
    • Determine what you want to develop
    • The "Five Dimensions of Self"
    • Understand your strengths and your personal weaknesses
    • Understand what motivates you, to help you find personal and professional success
    • Gain an understanding into your personality, attitudes and behaviors.
    • Evaluate your emotional intelligence and identify areas for personal development

    Aout The Presenter

    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 


    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford  University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild




    CEU's

    CPDT 1 CEU

    IAABC 1 CEU

    KPA 1 CEU


    • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEU: CCPDT 2 CEUs, KPA 2 CEUs, IAABC 2 CEUs


    If you currently operate a dog daycare business or our thinking of operating a dog daycare business then this webinar is for you.
    Join Niki Tudge for this 1.5 hour recorded webinar on the "how To" of opening and running  a safe and fun force-free daycare operation.




    1. Are you interested in expanding your current business by adding on a dog daycare service?
    2. Want to be "that professional" that operates a safe and fun dog daycare facility?
    3. Need help thinking about all the critical moving parts to consider in your dog daycare operation?
    4. Want a refresher on the key operational and safety protocols for your business?



    Learning Objectives

    In this presentation we discuss 
    • The definition of "dog daycare"
    • The scope of responsibilities for the daycare operator
    • A safe daycare philosophy
    • Client safety and convenience
    • Basic operational procedures
    • Planning for safety
    • Equipment you need
    • Animal skills you need
    • Business skills you need

    Your Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 



    • Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • recorded
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    Anger Management. How To Identify and Manage Personal Anger with Niki Tudge  


    This is a  great program if you work with clients, peers or have associates. We all experience anger and those who can manage it are better able to practice non-violent communication and engage and educate others.


    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute  webinar on Anger Management.

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We would like to add a third item to his list: anger. Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. 

    This workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when their angry.


    Workshop Objectives


    By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.
    • Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
    • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger.
    • Know techniques in controlling anger, particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.
    • Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
    • Know tips in identifying the problem.
    • Express a feeling or position using I-messages.
    • Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution-building.
    • Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
    • Know alter, avoid and, accept ways of responding to an anger-provoking situation.
    • Understand the energy curve and how it can help in responding to someone else’s anger.
    • Learn and practice de-escalation techniques.
    • Gain an integrated view of anger management and how it can be best practiced.

    About The Presenter


    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 


    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford  University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild


    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs
    NADOI
    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Recorded Webinar

    Take Back Time - Improve Your Time Management Skills, Processes & Techniques. Get Organized!

    Part One and Part Two with Niki Tudge 

    3 hours of recorded webinars to help you become more productive, less stressed and better able to manage your business


    CEUs

    IAABC 3
    CPDT 3
    KPA 3


    1. Do you often feel that time is passing you by?
    2. Are you left at the end of each day wondering how you can achieve more?
    3. Do you allow time thieves to squander your productive time
    4. Do you watch other peoples productivity and ask yourself how you can produce more?
    5. Are you wasting your only resource that is not renewable?


    Achieve More in Less Time & With Less Stress!


    Join Niki Tudge for this two part series on Time Management. Enroll through this link and you will receive the video links to both parts. More than three hours of education.


    Workshop Objectives Part One


    1. Learn how to plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
    2. Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
    3. Handle crises effectively and quickly
    4. Organize your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
    5. Delegate more efficiently
    6. Use rituals to make your life run more smoothly
    7. Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

    Workshop Objectives Part Two


    1. Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
    2. Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
    3. Determine ways of storing information and supplies
    4. Learn to organize personal and work space
    5. Learn to resist procrastination
    6. Make plans to stay organized in the future


    Words from the Wise

    Here are a few thoughts that we would like you to think about

    • Harvey MacKay: Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
    • Napoleon Bonaparte: Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go.
    • Steve Jobs: Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
    • Benjamin Franklin: You may delay, but time will not.



    About The Presenter










    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 

    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild



    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Record Webinar
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    Improve Client Commitment & Compliance Through Effective Negotiation.

    Learn How To Get Clients & Employees On Board Your Programs!

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar.  

    You negotiate with clients on a daily basis, appointment times, homework assignments, training protocols and much more. Life is an ongoing negotiation!

    Through this webinar you will learn to negotiate on interests and not positions. You will be able to understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successfully negotiating with clients. 

    For example, have you ever:

    • Needed help building consensus with clients?
    • Had to facilitate a negotiation between pet owners?
    • Needed more client commitment to achieve your goals?
    • Decided where to eat with a group of friends?
    • Decided on chore assignments with your family?
    • Asked your boss for a raise?

    These are all situations that involve negotiating! This webinar  will you  an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.


    Workshop Objectives

    1. Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
    2. Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts: WATNA, BATNA, WAP, and ZOPA
    3. Lay the groundwork for negotiation
    4. Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
    5. Understand basic bargaining techniques
    6. Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
    7. Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
    8. Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
    9. Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems.


    About The Presenter










    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 

    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild




    • Thursday, December 04, 2014
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 , CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5

    Wherever two or more people come together, there is the possibility of conflict. This conflict can be between you and your clients, employees and contractors or a business vendor. This webinar will give participants a six-step process that they can use to modify and resolve conflicts of any size. Participants will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute  webinar on Conflict Resolution. 

    People often assume that conflict is always negative. This is not true! People are inherently different and conflict simply happens when those differences come to light. Viewing conflict in this way can help us maximize the possible positive outcomes of the problem at hand. Equipped with a conflict resolution process people can explore and understand those differences, and use them to interact in a more positive, productive way.


    Objectives

    • Understand what conflict and conflict resolution mean
    • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process
    • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution
    • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts
    • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict
    • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions
    • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 


    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford  University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild

    • Friday, January 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Situations where you will need to communicate feedback:

    • A client is consistently tardy to appointments.
    • A client is deliberately not adhering to recommended training protocols or completing homework yet is complaining about not seeing results.
    • An employee works hard during the day, but takes long breaks and lunches leaving the workplace unattended.
    • A family is not pulling together with management activities that are impeding the training plan.

    IF you

    1. find it difficult to give constructive feedback to your business associates and clients?
    2. find yourself ignoring situations rather than deal with them.
    3. find that after you have delivered feedback to a client or employee the relationship is more stilted and difficult?

    ... then this webinar is for you!

     


    Join Niki Tudge for this 60 minute webinar on the correct and productive delivery of Constructive Criticism in a work environment.

     Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for an of us to do. Through this webinar you will  gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist you with this challenging task. When you need to give feedback to an employee, contractor or a student it  needs to be handled in a very specific way.

    If done correctly constructive criticism will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for you to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees and business relationships with clients that are also students.

     

    Workshop Objectives

    • Understand when feedback should take place
    • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
    • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
    • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
    • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
    • Recognize the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them
    • Uncover the best techniques for following up with the individual after the  session


    About The Presenter


    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England



    • Friday, February 27, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Many of our members are interested in hosting webinars with PPG but express frustration because they do not know how to use PowerPoint. This is our solution!



    Your will will learn how to use the standard features of PowerPoint This webinar  is designed to get into the basic features of PowerPoint 2013. Participants will be shown a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Create Presentations from scratch or templates
    • Add slides or change slide layout
    • Insert, edit, and format text
    • Edit and format text
    • Insert and work with pictures
    • Use transitions and animations
    • Prepare for a presentation, including the slide size, narration, and timing
    • Preview or start a presentation and use in-show tools

     Your Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 




    • Monday, May 04, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded
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    with Niki Tudge

    ceu: IAABC 1.5 CEUs, CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs, PPG 1.5 CEUs


    Please check out the Essential, recorded  (beginner)  PowerPoint Webinar as your first option. 


    Learn how to use the improved features of PowerPoint 2013. This webinar is designed to get into the advanced features of PowerPoint 2013. We will show you a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. 

    PowerPoint 2013 is the world’s premier presentation software. With PowerPoint 2013 you are provided a new landing screen which makes launching and creating documents easier than previous versions. There is also an improved Presentation View with gives your presentations that extra focus. PowerPoint 2013 also has an improved user interface with an array of powerful tools to help you share your presentations through Skydrive!


    Webinar Objectives

    • Work with shapes, text boxes, and pictures
    • Use SmartArt
    • Use alignment guides, object order, and other advanced drawing tasks
    • Use tables
    • Work with audio and video
    • Use PowerPoint’s research tools
    • Use presenter view and notes
    • Use slide masters to create consistent slide elements
    • Perform additional types of presentation delivery


    About The Presenter

     

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5 , CPDT 1.5 , KPA 1.5  



    Deciding to attend a pet event or trade show can be a large investment in time and money. Preparation for the event is essential if you want to yield great results. 

    It’s better not to go to a trade show or pet event  than to go unprepared. Every person in your booth is an ambassador to your company and you need to  make sure they are prepared. 

    Trade show attendees usually plan a list of whom they're going to visit before ever entering the convention center doors, make sure you are on that list. If you are attending a pet event and investing in a booth then you want to be sure you get a return on your investment. 

    Make sure you and your staff have the right tools to succeed  A successful trade show or pet event will benefit your company on many levels. The most basic statistic is that it can cost half as much to close a sale made to a trade show lead as to one obtained through all other means. Get your staff trained and get to that trade show and or attend pet events generate prospects for your business. 


    Webinar Objectives


    • Recognize effective ways of preparing for a trade show or pet event
    • Know the essential points to setting up a booth so it is attractive and effective as a marketing and sales tool
    • Know the Dos and Don’ts behaviors during the show
    • Acknowledge visitors and welcome them to your booth
    • Engage potential customers and work towards converting them from a prospect to a customer
    • Wrap up the trade show and all your customer leads


    About The Presenter

     

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 





    • Friday, February 05, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    Creating and holding Lunch and Learn sessions are a low cost way to either train and develop colleagues and employees or develop industry referral partners for your business. Imagine having veterinary staff, groomers, pet resort management and other referral prospects as  a captive audience giving you the opportunity to inform, update, engage, educate and influence them. 

    Lunch & Learn sessions are a great way  to introduce educational topics, new products, services or a simple demonstration of your skills. They are the perfect environment for a show and tell. 

    This Lunch and Learn webinar will give you some  quick and useful tool so you can add Lunch & Learn sessions to your marketing plan. Lunch & Learn sessions don't just have to be about an event they can be used for networking, sharing best practices and building collaboration across small businesses.



    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand what a lunch and learn session is and what they are not
    • Identify the endless possibilities for planning Lunch & Learn sessions
    • Understand the place Lunch & Learn sessions have in your marketing efforts
    • Know how to set up and break down a session
    • Understand the scope for Lunch & Learn sessions and how best to plan them
    • Be confident addressing difficult situations and people
    • Master Lunch & Learn best practices

    About The Presenter

    Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge 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. Niki’s formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees from Oxford University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki is also the author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients

    • Thursday, May 19, 2016
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs PPAB, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 CCPDT, 1.5

    Join Niki for this webinar on how best to approach behavior cases. This webinar does not just cover the science of functional assessments but also looks at the approach and flow of behavior case management. The webinar reviews proactive and concise case management and the APES system to working with clients. 

    This webinar will focus on the "Approach".

    The Approach

    1. The consultation – the project definition, scope and goals and the functional assessment of the problem behavior.
    2.  Establishing the voice of the customer, critical to quality components. 

    There is a strong case to be made for using functional assessments in your business. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically more effective. By identifying why, a problem behavior is occurring we can then develop an intervention that will directly address the function of the behavior. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically much more effective than interventions that are not (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand APES as a tool for approaching behavior case management
    • Learn how functional assessments are part one of your behavior change program
    • Understand what a functional assessment is
    • Identify and understand the three ways to functionally analyze behavior
    • Understand informant interviews, direct observations and functional analysis
    • Understand the difference between anecdotal date, descriptive data and experimental studies
    • Review the antecedent package and postcedent package
    • Learn why and how behavior can be measured, pre, during and post any behavior change intervention
    • Understand the importance of implementing functional assessments into your behavior change programs

    About The Presenter



    Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge 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. Niki's formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, Pet Professional Accreditation Board – PCBC-A and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki is also the Author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, education and empowering your human clients.


    • Monday, December 12, 2016
    • (EST)
    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • (EST)
    • 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 Niki Tudge

    CEUs: PPAB 2


    This two-hour presentation (broken down into two 1-hour sessions) will give you an overview on the key topics that need to be standardized within your pet care business. Everything from branding your business, safety and security policies to the necessary documentation and employee policies. Each presentation comes with action items the viewer can use to develop workable to do lists. Whether you want to understand professional competency or learn about pet care policies and procedures this is a must attend for those operating professionally in the pet care arena.


    Webinar Objectives  

    • How can we increase the professionalism of our industry while enhancing competency and ethics?
    • What are non-negotiable operating policies and how can we define them?
    • How can small business branding help our operation and enhance our profitability?
    • Understand the necessity for standardization particularly when growing the business from being just a lone operator to taking on and developing employees. 

    About the Presenter


    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England

    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar

    presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1 


    It is easy to overlook the importance of contract management because it seems to be a boring, mundane topic.  Contracts, however,  are the basis of most business relationships. If contracts are managed well, business relationship will flourish. If they are  not, companies face financial loss, relationship harm, and damaged reputations.

    With this “Contract Management” webinar you will discover the specifics of how contract management works and how to effectively understand and use business contract for your benefit.


    Learning Objectives


    • Identify contract elements
    • Understand ethical contract management
    • Negotiate contracts
    • Create basic amendments


    About the Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 




    • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1

    Presented by Niki Tudge


    This presentation will outline how you can become the go-to expert on dog bite safety education in your community. The importance of dog bite safety education is not the focus of this presentation but rather, how we can ensure that the important message of dog bite safety resonates with our clients and educates future generations. The messages portrayed in this webinar apply to any service or product you want to effectively educate your community on

    Through the use and implementation of some change engineering in your approach you can see immediate results in how your message resonates with your community. We will look at four components that are mission critical if we are to make an impact in our local communities

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Ignite your passion. A look at how Positive Psychology, the scientific study of strengths can enable you to thrive

    2. Match the desire. let’s learn how to develop products that are desired by the market place and you are excited to be a part of because you are working to your strengths

    3. Get out of the dog fight. Establish yourself as the most trusted advisor and influencer

    4. Solve don’t sell. Learn how sales can be positive and upbeat, and to support others in their differences and celebrate these quirks and help them find solutions to their problems – the reason we are all here!


    Your Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England.

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


    CEUs: PPAB 2



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

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

    Key Topics Covered

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

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

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

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

      #1 Your Best Decision

      #2 +R Rocks

      #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior.

      #4 Management for Success

      #5 You’ve Got It

      #6 Your Training Gear

      #7 The Training Steps

      #8 What Will You Name It?

      #9 Train-Test-Train

      #10 Practice Makes Perfect!


      About  Your Presenter

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

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


      • Saturday, February 09, 2019
      • 9:00 AM (EST)
      • Sunday, February 10, 2019
      • 6:00 PM (EST)
      • The DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center, Tampa, FL
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      A Unique Workshop Where the Art and Science of Training and Behavior Analysis Converge


       Instructed by Niki Tudge

      Only 10  Working Spots & 6 Auditor Spots Available

      CEUS: PPAB 12, IAABC 15, CCPDT 15



      Workshop Description

      Tweak and improve your mechanical skills in a new context while you have oodles of fun learning a new activity as you baseline, track and analyze your training efficiency and effectiveness! 

      As professional trainers it can be difficult sometimes to really assess how effective we are! We get stuck in ruts and find ourselves repeating the tried and true. Yet when we take ourselves out of the old framework and move into a new context fresh learning begins!

      Get inspired, regroup, reassess and recoup your motivation for training in this fun two-day workshop. Tune-up your skills while having heaps of fun learning a new sport. Participate in behavior analysis exercises where you will learn how to baseline, track and analyze training data.

      We offer a safe non-judgmental and enjoyable learning environment, whatever stage of your career you are at!

      Bring your dog and enjoy active sessions and learning or audit and be an integral part of the behavior analysis, tracking and data interpretation. 


      In this workshop you will learn:

      • How to finesse and fine tune your training mechanics.
      • Bridging efficiency, reinforcement delivery and timing
      • Slicing & dicing behaviors
      • Situational awareness
      • Building positive associations
      • Learn the two key strategic training systems to increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a trainer and an instructor.  
      * Learn how to apply the Train - Test - Train  System of criteria building for pets and their owners 
      * B
      ecome proficient at the On-Task-Skill Coaching system of effective  people training
      •  How to baseline, and track behavior change to ensure training is taking place using a two-day scientific study based on your own performances
      1. We will determine baseline behavior.
      2. Monitor training sessions and track competencies
      3. Chart behavior output and determine success rates
      4. Analyze results
      • How to functionally analyze new skills and break them into criteria to enhance learning for all students, canine and human.
      • How to effectively perform and teach others to train dogs around key agility equipment.
      •  How to plan, review and revise training sessions.
      • How to restart and revamp your skills, motivation and individual effectiveness.
      • How to effectively integrate two pieces of affordable Agility equipment into your ‘pet manners’ classes increasing fun and learner retention for both human and pet.
      Payments
      If you would like to make four payments for this event then go ahead and register. Do not pay the invoice you receive by email. Then email Rebekah King and she will generate four separate invoices for you to pay over the next four months. 

      Your Daily Schedule 

      Day One
      9:00 am. Introduction and planning
      9:30 am. Theoretical Session & Indoor LAB
      10:30 am. Morning Break
      11:00 am. Practical Exercises Outside
      12:00 Lunch
      1:15 Theoretical Session
      2:30 pm. Practical Session Outside
      3:30 pm. Afternoon Break
      4:00 pm. Theoretical Session
      5:00 pm. Wrap up
      6:00 pm. Fireside Networking

      Day Two 
      9:00 am. Day One Data Recap
      9:30 am. Theoretical Session & Indoor LAB
      10:30 am. Morning Break
      11:00 am. Practical Exercises Outside
      12:00 Lunch
      1:15 Theoretical Session
      2:30 pm. Practical Session Outside
      3:30 pm. Afternoon Break
      4:00 pm. Theoretical Session & Data Analysis
      5:00 pm. Wrap up

       

      Your Workshop Instructor

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

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



      The 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. View pictures here 

      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


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


      CEUs: PPAB 1.5

      Registered for the live event, get busy and cannot make it!

      No worries you will automatically receive a recording!


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

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

      Webinar learning objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


      About The Presenter


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

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




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