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    • Friday, April 07, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Friday, April 07, 2023
    • 3:15 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Nancy Kay

    CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.25


    Over the past decade, a series of canine spay/neuter research projects have provided compelling data that challenges our long-held beliefs about the impacts of neutering dogs. Some of the studies document an increased incidence of orthopedic diseases and/or cancer in dogs neutered before one year of age. Others document increased behavioral issues associated with neutering.

    This presentation will focus on the results of the recent research and how our thoughts about neutering dogma are beginning to shift. There's little doubt that neutering recommendations for our pet dogs are beginning to change. Webinar participants will land on the cutting edge of awareness of these changes.


    Learning Objectives
    • Review long-standing spay/neuter dogma
    • Review the research (or lack thereof) that contributes to current spay/neuter dogma
    • Learn about results of recent canine spay/neuter research
    • Have the opportunity to challenge long-standing spay/neuter dogma

    About The Presenter



    Dr. Nancy Kay received her veterinary degree from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and she completed her residency training in small animal internal medicine at the University of California—Davis Veterinary School. Dr. Kay is a board certified specialist in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Recently retired from clinical practice, she worked as a specialist in private practice for 32 years. She is published in several professional journals and textbooks and lectures professionally to regional and national audiences. One of her favorite lecture topics is communication between veterinarians and their clients. Since the release of her books, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life and Your Dog’s Best Health, Dr. Kay has lectured extensively and written numerous magazine articles on the topic of medical advocacy. She was a featured guest on the popular National Public Radio show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Dr. Kay’s award winning blog, “Spot Speaks” is posted weekly.

    Dr. Kay was selected by the American Animal Hospital Association to receive the Hill’s Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award. This award is given annually to a veterinarian or nonveterinarian who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service or by furthering humane principles, education, and understanding. Dr. Kay was the Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, an award presented every year by the American Veterinary Medical Association to a veterinarian whose work exemplifies and promotes the human animal bond. Dr. Kay has received several awards from the Dog Writer’s Association of America. Dr. Kay’s personal life revolves around her husband (also a veterinarian), her three children (none of whom aspire to be veterinarians) and their menagerie of four-legged family members. When she’s not speaking or writing, she spends her spare moments in the garden or horseback riding. Dr. Kay resides in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

    • Monday, July 31, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Monday, July 31, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Ingrid Johnson

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    This lecture will discuss the importance of encouraging indoor cats to work for their food, motivating cats to learn how to forage, staging the difficulty level of the objects offered and how to set clients up for success feeding this way. The benefits of this type of feeding style bring out the hunting instincts of our pampered predators and introduce much needed enrichment into their lives. We will specifically discuss implementing this feeding strategy in a multi-cat household, as a weight loss program, and as a tool to keep young cats busy and working their mind and body! You will even learn how to make some food puzzles at home!


    Objectives

    • Why should cats forage?
    • Dietary needs and feeding style
    • Getting started
    • Motivating cats to forage
    • Staging the difficulty level
    • Integrating into practice

    About The Presenter


    Ingrid Johnson is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (CCBC) through The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She is currently employed at Paws Whiskers and Claws, a feline only veterinary hospital and has been working exclusively with cats since 1999.

    Ingrid also owns and operates Fundamentally Feline, providing in home and phone consultations for clients experiencing behavior challenges with their cat(s). In addition to behavior consultations, Ingrid publishes educational blog content, manages Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, hand makes her own line of feline foraging toys, scratching posts and scratch pads, and litter boxes.

    Ingrid co-authored Food puzzles for cats: Feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) in the fall of 2016, and has since been lecturing on the topic including at the AAFP 2016 Fall conference as well as ACVC.

    Ingrid’s home, cats, and environmental enrichment expertise has been featured on Animal Planet’s Cats101 show. She has filmed for WebMD and created a series of educational How-To videos of her own. You may view these on Fundamentally Feline’s website and You Tube channel. She is proudly Co-Director of Paw Project-Georgia, working towards ending the cruel practice of de-clawing cats.

    Cat Fancy magazine’s 2008 “Home Issue” showcased her feline friendly accommodations and the aesthetically pleasing ways you can provide for your cats innate basic needs while still having a home the humans can enjoy.

    Ingrid shares her home with husband Jake and six cats.

    • Monday, April 22, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • Saturday, April 22, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5

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

    Don't worry, you will automatically receive a recording!


    None of us attend conferences, listen to webinars, read training articles, participate in forum discussions to become mediocre trainers.  We do all of this because we care deeply about the animals we work with and we are fascinated by training and the science behind it.  

    So where does excellence come from?  Are there truly "horse whisperers" who were born with the gift, or is excellence something that can be developed?  That’s what this program explores.  

    We’ll also be looking at techniques that improve both your visual and your kinesthetic observational skills.  

    Main Topics covered:

    * What does excellence look like?

    * Why does it matter?

    * How do we achieve excellence?


    Learning Objectives

    • Learning to see detail
    • Where does talent come from 
    • Carol Dweck - Fixed versus growth mindsets
    • Neuroplasticity
    • Awareness Through Movement - The Feldenkrais Method
    • Twelve key skills that will help unlock your observation skills


    About The Presenter



    Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

    In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

    Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

    Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

    In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

    Alexandra Kurland's websites are:
    theclickercenter.com,
    theclickercenterblog.com,
    theclickercentercourse.com and
    equiosity.com
    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
    • 2:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1



    A talk on Nutrition and Behavior in dogs!


    Presented by Dr. Nick Thompson MRCVS

    Dr. Thompson is going to be talking about the relationship between food and behavior. This often over-looked area is fascinating, fun and simple to get your head round. And it can really make a difference to behavior in dogs.  Dr. Thompson will cover behavior and the microbiome, obesity, human nutrition/behavior clues and how to do your own research in raw food. Time permitting, he will also discuss how thyroid disease in dogs can affect behavior and nutrition. 

    Webinar Objectives

    To understand better: 

    • Does food affect behavior?
    • Does microbiome affect behavior?
    • Does obesity affect behavior?
    • What can we learn from human nutrition?
    • Raw food – Reading List
    • Food, Thyroid & Behavior


    Your Presenter


    Veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson has been advocating passionately for responsible, species-appropriate raw pet food feeding for over 20 years. He is Founder and President of the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (www.rfvs.info) and has co-authored a pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food. He has organized international raw food conferences for the RFVS for the last four years.

    Since 1999, Nick has headed a busy specialist practice near Bath (Holisticvet Ltd, www.holisticvet.co.uk) offering homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and herbal medicine for dogs and horses. Nick has shared his passion for raw with nutritional consultancy advice to most of the premier raw pet food companies in the UK. He lectures and consults in raw throughout the UK, Finland, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. 

    Nick is married with two children, two chickens and a Snowshoe cat, a hunter, called Ziggy and lives in Wiltshire, UK.

     

    • Monday, May 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 17, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    Are you asking: can Instagram really be harnessed for your business or nonprofit? Perhaps you’re not convinced that it works – or you are, but you’re feeling overwhelmed and are not sure how to get started marketing your business with Instagram. In this webinar and workshop, we’ll take a look at Instagram and discuss the benefits of using the platform, what kind of content to create, tips on using photos and videos, and examples of how other organizations are marketing with them. You’ll also get tips on how to use analytics tools to tell if your Instagram activity is working.

    After a short lecture, we will dive into the product and get started using Instagram for your business! You'll learn:

    Learning Objectives

      • What Instagram can do for your business
      • How to properly set up your Instagram account
      • How to optimize posts to Instagram
      • How to find pictures on Instagram of your business/product
      • Learn what hashtags are and how they will help your business


      About Your Presenter


            

      Tracey Lee Davis

      Tracey Lee Davis, founder of ZingPop Social Media, turns busy small business owners into online marketing rockstars! A social media expert and Certified Solution Provider for Constant Contact, she coaches entrepreneurs in how to grow their business using social media and provides total management for their email marketing campaigns. Tracey Lee is also a featured speaker for associations and business groups. She is Alignable's 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year for San Jose, a Certified Content Marketing Strategist, and the Co-Owner and Vice President of the Women’s Networking Alliance. She also really, really loves cheese.

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