PPG Florida Members - A Full Day of Presentations, Networking &
Calling all Florida PPG Members. Join us for a fun day of networking, education and fun competitions on September 16th, 2018.
Come to the Force-Free HQ in Tampa, Florida. Enjoy a day on 24 acres of lake-front property to relax,learn and network.
September 15th Group Dinner
For those of you who would like to arrive on Saturday evening and join the group for dinner, please let us know at registration so we can make a reservation at a local restaurant.
September 16th - A Full Day of Fun –
Hosted at The DogSmith Training Center and PPG HQ
A Day of Education & Fun
9:00 am - Niki Tudge Kicks off Proceedings
9:30 a.m. Improve Your Client Coaching and Individual Effectiveness with Niki Tudge
10:30 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Join a group and enjoy a training session to prepare you for an afternoon of fun competitions. A One Hour ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility Session (if you choose to attend without a dog then you can help with coordinating and judging of the event).
12:30 p.m. Lunch - order through our order form or bring your own.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. How play therapy can help with epigenetic changes in puppies with Dr. Lynn Honeckman.
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Joy - the Ultimate Incompatible: Making Emotional Learning Work for You with Angelica Steinker
3:30 Afternoon Break
4:00 p.m. The Fun Begins - For the competitive amongst you, it's now time to show off your skills in this FUN, Niki Tudge version of ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility competition.
5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Wrap up
Presented by Vicki Ronchette, CPDT, CAP2 and
supported by Niki Tudge, M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT
Who should attend this workshop?
Day 1: 9 AM - 4 PM, with breaks 10:30-10:45 (refreshments), 12-1 (lunch) and 2:30-2:45 (refreshments).
Day 2: 9 AM - 4 PM, with breaks 10:30-10:45 (refreshments), 12-1 (lunch) and 2:30-2:45 (refreshments).
Monthly Payment Options Available!
CEUs: PPAB 11, IAABC 13.75, CCPDT 13.75
Day One, September 22, 2018
Whether you are brand new to the show ring or are a seasoned handler, this workshop will have a lot of information for you! If you are confused about how dog shows work, this workshop will answer all those questions! This workshop is designed to be a complete introduction and explanation of dog shows including how dog shows work, the process of finishing a dog’s championship, what to expect at a show, ring procedure, how the classes work and so much more! We will cover the specific behaviors that a show dog needs to know and how to train those core behaviors. Finally, we will look at typical show dog “issues” and how to problem solve those issues as well as more complex ones.
You will learn:
Day Two, September 23, 2018
The Industry’s Hidden Treasure – Conformation Classes and Coaching
There is a huge area of dog training business that is not being utilized by most dog trainers and that is working with show dogs. So many people don’t take on show dog clients because they don’t feel they have enough experience, but there is a lot that skilled positive reinforcement trainers have to offer and this workshop will help them put the pieces together to offer conformation classes. Since the release of her first book in 2007, Vicki has created many successful techniques for training and perfecting show ring behaviors and walked the line between being a successful positive reinforcement trainer and being an owner/handler/breeder in the show ring. She has coached many longtime breeders, breed enthusiasts and professional handlers to teach them new ways to approach show dog training and problem solving.
What you will learn:
About Your Presenters
Vicki Ronchette, CPDT, CAP2
Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT
Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University in the UK she is also a certiﬁed Six Sigma Black Belt, a International Training Board TS1, TS2 & TS3 certiﬁed people trainer and a certiﬁed facilitator and project manager.
Niki is currently the president and founder of The DogSmith, an international licensing company for pet trainers and pet care providers. Niki is the president and founder of The Pet Professional Guild, an industry association for science based, force-free, humane, pet professionals. Niki also founded and is a faculty member at DogNostics Career Center, an online school for pet trainers, behavior consultants and pet care providers. Niki currently serves as the president of Doggone Safe a nonprofit organization aimed at dog bite prevention through community education initiatives.
Sponsored and Hosted at the DogSmith Training Center
9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545
1 of 2 Events at the same location over a four-day period. Ask about a multiple event discount. This event is followed by a 2 Day Walk This Way Instructor Certificate Program hosted by Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge
Introducing Rob Hewings - First Appearance for PPG in the USA
CEUS: PPAB 12, CCPDT 16.25, IAABC 16.25
Working Spots & Auditor Spots Available
Presented by Rob Hewings - Author of the recently published ‘Introduction to Canine Scent-Work’ and head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer and is currently completing his Doctoral program.
The benefits of Scent-Work cannot be ignored. Let's learn to ignite one of the most powerful instinctual and emotional systems within the canine brain!
The natural instincts that empower our dogs to search and investigate their surroundings for food, friends and foe can be used to bring about behaviors that ‘Just feel good!’ Rob will show you how to introduce that wonderful exciting, euphoric anticipation that our dogs feel during search, You will learn how we, as dog trainers, can recreate the thrill of exploration, the pleasure of anticipation and the sheer indulgence within the eagerness of ‘The Find’.
We have all experienced the joy of shopping, looking forward to acquiring new goods, and the simple ‘feel good factor’ that this can bring about. Let's examine the many different ways in which this feeling can benefit our dogs. Let's learn how we can bring this anticipatory feeling into the classroom, training room and even the home. Let's become skilled at incorporating it into behavioral consultations, and into rehabilitation and recuperation exercises, for both dog and owner.
Canine scent-work is becoming more and more popular. We have learnt a great deal about how dogs benefit from this fantastic pastime. The knowledge and ability our best friends demonstrate, can be enhanced by improving our handling skills and understanding ‘The Tacit Dimension’ of Canine Search.
Using some simple acronyms, and understanding the emotional learning canines experience will enable us to trouble-shoot and improve our scent-work classes and problem-solving abilities.
The Two Day Workshop
This two day seminar will follow a journey from conditioning scent-identification through to understanding the tacit knowledge of search. We will examine how we can problem solve and progress our training, incorporating scent-work within other aspects of dog training.
Your Workshop Instructor - Robert Hewings BSc MA
Author of the recently published ‘Introduction to Canine Scent-Work’ and head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Dr Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer. He retired from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years’ exemplary service, twenty-five of which was as a Police Dog Handler, and the final nine years as a full-time trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. He has enhanced this experience with a BSc (Canine Training and Behaviour), MA (Professional Practice Police Dog Training) and a Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine-search disciplines including explosive search and narcotics, supporting this with practical experience gained in London, UK where he has supported many large events, including the 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis and protecting the Royal Family.
During his time at the prestigious Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment (2007-2016) Rob headed the training for SWAT dogs, and was active in the instruction and development of all aspects of Police Dog and Handler Training. He played an active role in the instruction and development of the ‘Canine Training Instructor’, authoring two training manuals, and designing coaching programs that have enhanced the effective performance of operational dog handlers.
After his retirement in 2016, Rob took on new challenges to complete his desire to learn, including lecturing at university (BSc Canine Behaviour and Training) where he specialized in ‘Assistance Dog Training’ and practical assistance dog training using scent-work within epilepsy-alert, diabetes-alert and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder alert. Along with writing his recently published book, Rob also attended Bergin University of Canine Studies where he gained a valuable insight into assistance dog training, particularly for PTSD sufferers.
Rob is now head of learning and development with the UK College of Scent Detection and has been invited to share his knowledge world-wide, lecturing in USA, Australia and Europe. He is presently engaged in writing two academic papers for enhancing scent detection and emotional learning in our dogs.
Rob truly understands the importance of a positive training schedule with the dogs he trains and the people he coaches. He wishes to share his love and experience of search training with you and your dog. Witnessing the enjoyment, enthusiasm and excitement the dogs get from being engaged in the natural process of ‘nose-work’ has been his guilty pleasure for the last 25 years. Long may this continue!!
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 but there is no water or power hookup. The confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility.
Instructed by Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge
CEUS: PPAB 12, IAABC 16.25
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!
1. Understand the basics of Respondent & Operant Conditioning in the context of walking dogs. Including:
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:
4. You will also conduct a group class with your peers.
5. Review the Walk This Way Instructor Program, curriculum, handouts, games, skills and knowledge.
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.
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.
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