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    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 01, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    A FREE PPG Member Resource

    CEUs PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    Taking Your Business Virtual

     A FREE PPG member resource. PPG is committed to supporting its membership during this difficult period.

    Join Niki Tudge and Kate LaSala for this 90-minute webinar on how to take your Pet Training Services Virtual, now and long-term!

    Everyone seems to be doing it now but going virtual is not new to some pet training professionals. In this webinar we will be benefiting from Kate LaSala’s experience and knowledge having offered virtual consultations for her clients, prior to the Pandemic.

    Yes, that’s right, you too can offer full training services, including group classes.  Now more than ever, these services are providing a crucial lifeline to pet trainers and their clients. Learn how to help and support your clients from the comfort and safety of your own home.

    In this presentation we will discuss

    1. Can you just move current services virtually or do they need to be rebranded and redesigned?
    2.  How are remote sessions different than in-person sessions? What challenges do you face?
    3. How should you price your virtual services?
    4. What technology is required and at what cost to your business?
    5. How do you provide post session support and keep clients in the loop and motivated?

    Kate LaSala, CTC, CBCC-KA 

    Kate LaSala, CTC, CBCC-KA is a certified, professional dog & cat trainer and behavior consultant who owns Rescued By Training, which services clients in-person in metro NYC and worldwide via remote sessions.  She is an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA), an AKC CGC Evaluator, a Bright and Beautiful therapy dog evaluator and a full member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and is part of the PPG Shelter and Rescue Committee.  More information can be found at www.rescuedbytraining.com

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

    Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA 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. Niki has more than 20 years of  experience in fortune 500 organizations reaching Director positions. Niki is passionate about supporting small business owners on their individual journeys, navigating marketing, business finance, human resources and business planning activities. 

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. 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 a published author and has released the following titles People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now! Big Training in a Small Business, A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! , A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and most recently Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    A FREE PPG Member Resource

    CEUs PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    Time is of the Essence: Puppy Socialization During a Pandemic

    A FREE PPG member resource. PPG is committed to supporting its membership during this difficult period.


    Join Niki Tudge and Jessica Ring for this 60-minute webinar on how coach your clients through Puppy Socialization during a pandemic

    “What about the puppies!?!?”

    Dog trainers everywhere are very concerned about puppies right now. We constantly stress the critical nature of puppy socialization and recommend a wealth of activities that involve close contact with a whole range of people and places, including group puppy class. And time is of the essence. The window for puppy socialization starts to close around 12–16 weeks of age. We simply cannot wait.

    Come and join us and learn some great ways you can How can puppies receive proper socialization during this time of almost complete social isolation?

    Jessica Ring reached out to some of her dog training colleagues for their ideas and suggestions. While it might currently be impossible to provide the ideal regimen of positive experiences with lots of new people, places, other puppies/dogs and situations, there are some great suggestions for what we can do.

    Learn how you can coach your clients through Puppy Socialization during this difficult time.

    Jessica CPDT-KA, CTC, PMCT

    Jessica Ring is the owner of My Fantastic Friend, LLC based in Ellicott City, Maryland. She’s a PPG Member, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), an honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, a Pat Miller Trainer Certified Trainer (PMCT) and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, Jessica was a graphic designer and university professor. More information can be found at https://www.myfantasticfriend.com

    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 23, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    A FREE Member Resource

    The COVID-19 lockdown and your dog: Tips to help you get ahead of separation anxiety issues before they start

    Not being alone for substantial amounts of time is believed to be a trigger of separation related problems in dogs. While we can’t predict with certainty if your or your clients’s dogs will struggle after the lock down ends, it is certainly a wise move to keep up their alone-time skills and make sure they do not become hyper-dependent on us now.

    In this webinar we will discuss how to:

    • Create a safe haven
    • Use food toys for both enrichment and independence training
    • Work on impulse control and lowering frustration levels as needed
    • Do daily alone-time exercises
    • Cater the management and training approaches for fosters, dogs newly adopted, dogs with previously known separation related problems, and dogs who did not have problems prior to the lock down.

    Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT

    Northern Virginia based certified canine separation anxiety trainer and honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT, is the founder and managing editor of iSpeakDog — a website and public awareness campaign to teach dog body language and behavior. Krulik trains dogs with separation anxiety for the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. and private clients around the world remotely online. Her writing can be found in publications including The Bark magazine, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of the Dog. Krulik’s passion is helping fearful dogs discover confidence and joy — just as she did for her once “fraidy” pup, Emma the Beagle. Visit www.tracykrulik.com to learn more. 

    • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sunday, June 25, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    Learn About The COVID-19 Pandemic & How You Can Keep Your Clients, Staff & Business Safe.

    Join PPG on this recorded webinar with a dedicated Q&A session. We hosted  6 Panelists from Yale SCHOOL OF MEDICINE and Dr. Hanna Capon a Veterinarian in the UK

    This is an amazing opportunity for our industry. PPG is hosting five Yale School of Medicine academics to help us understand COVID and how-to best practice and stay safe. So, if you have questions about the safety of re-opening and operating your business in a time of pandemic and how you can keep your employees and customers safe then this is the time to ask.

    Your Panelists

    1. Anna York, BSc (Hon), PhD
    2. Stephanie Perniciaro, PhD, MPH
    3. Anne Wyllie, PhD
    4. Maikel Boot, PhD
    5. Chantal Vogels PhD, MSc, BSc
    6. Kayoko Shioda, DVM, MPH
    7. Dr. Hannah CaponMA Vet MB MRCVS founder and director of CAM , registered Galen Myotherapist and Veterinary Advisor for Galen Myotherapy.

    The webinar starts with a short presentation and then moves into a Q&A session. 

    "Adapting to a ‘new normal’ in the COVID-19 pandemic: We will cover a basic molecular understanding of this virus, the testing, symptoms and risk factors for humans, how it is transmitted between humans, the roles animals play in transmission and how you can modify your behaviors to minimize the spread and keep everyone (especially vulnerable people) as safe as possible during this pandemic."

    • Monday, June 29, 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 29, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Free Webinar for PPG Members

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1

    Dr. Christine Calder will be discussing the importance of puppy socialization and how to "think outside the box" during this time of social distancing and shelter in place orders.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Alternatives to traditional puppy socialization 
    • opportunities and challenges during COVID "shelter in place" and "social distancing" times.

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Christine Calder

    Dr. Christine Calder is currently the Director of Behavior Services at Midcoast Humane in Brunswick, Maine, Dr. Calder is a board certified veterinary behaviorist with many years of experience as both a general practitioner and Assistant Clinical Professor in Academia. Dr. Calder has a special interest in the education of veterinary and veterinary technology students in clinical veterinary behavior, prevention of behavior problems, and behavior problems in the shelter environment.

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