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    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, November 08, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    In this presentation we will be looking at the various concepts studied in cognition, as well as the historical research involving various species of animals and the clever ways in which we ask animals how they perceive the world.  We will also take a look at how different abilities play a role in how we train our dogs

    Concepts covered include:

    • Theory of Mind
    • Spatial Cognition
    • Timing
    • Mathematical abilities
    • Tool Use
    • Social Learning - Imitation and Teaching
    • Language


    About The Presenter



    Yvette Van Veen is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and a professional canine trainer - accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. She is a multiple Dog Writers Association of America award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and owner and operator of Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog.  She has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including Animal Rescue Foundation Ontario. Van Veen shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog, and Karma the border collie. Karma is Van Veen’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.

    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Holly Ganz

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    Webinar Description

    We will start with some background information about the microbiome and its role in animal health, including digestion, immunity, and the nervous system. Then we will consider how contemporary lifestyles, such as antibiotic usage and modern diets, may affect the composition of microbes living in the digestive tract.

    We will consider how various health conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Disease is associated with alterations in the gut microbiome and the implications of these observations. Finally we will review different approaches that can be taken to improve gut health.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • The microbiome and its role in animal health
    • Roles played by key bacteria in the gut
    • Different approaches to maintaining and restoring gut health, probiotics, diet, and fecal transplants

    Your Presenter


    Holly H. Ganz, PhD, CEO and founder of AnimalBiome, is a microbiologist, who has published more than 20 papers. She left academia to become an entrepreneur when she founded AnimalBiome in the fall of 2016. AnimalBiome provides assessments of the bacterial composition of the digestive tract of dogs and cats and is creating therapies to help promote healthy guts. Her efforts to translate academic research into solutions for animal lovers began when she launched KittyBiome, a citizen science project that she started while working at the University of California (UC), Davis in 2015. From the KittyBiome project, she came to appreciate that digestive disorders are common in pets and that there is a pressing need for better diagnostics and therapeutics.

    Holly received her PhD from UC Davis, where she studied co-evolution between microbes and animals. After receiving her doctorate, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation to study how genetics affects the spread of fungal infections in animal populations. Subsequently she was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley studying how bacterial pathogens survive in soil to infect wildlife. She also holds a MS from UC San Diego, where she studied population genetics, and a BS from George Washington University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, received Special Honors in the Biological Sciences, and graduated magna cum laude. An animal lover, Holly is dedicated to improving animal health and wellness through the application of the latest innovations in microbiology.

    • The microbiome and its role in animal health
    • Roles played by key bacteria in the gut
    • Different approaches to maintaining and restoring gut health, probiotics, diet, and fecal transplants
    • Monday, January 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, January 22, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Beth Adelman

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1

    Webinar Description

    Cats evolved to eliminate out of doors, and they are very particular about doing it indoors. A host of new litter box studies has given us a lot of information on what cats prefer from their box. We'll go over the box, the litter, the location and the ambiance that cats prefer.

    We also have a new understanding of the role stress and boredom play in litter box use and misuse. We'll discuss how play and enrichment affect litter box use.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Understand what cats require from a litter box and why.
    • Recognize common reasons why cats do not use the litter box, both physical and behavioral.
    • Troubleshoot litter box problems.
    • Understand how to resolve common litter box problems.
    • Understand new research into stress and its link to litter box problems.

    Your Presenter


    Beth Adelman, MS, is a Cat Behavior Consultant and a publishing professional in Brooklyn, New York. Beth was a founding member of the Cat Division of the IAABC, and is the former editor in chief of Cats magazine and DogWorld and former cat columnist for the New York Post. Beth has worked as a writer and a speaker for the Winn Feline Foundation. She has also been a speaker for the Cat Writers Association, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Kutztown University, Pet Sitters International, the Garden State Cat Club and the Cat Fanciers Association, and a guest on a variety of radio shows. She currently is a regular speaker on cat behavior at New York’s Meow Parlour.
    • The microbiome and its role in animal health
    • Roles played by key bacteria in the gut
    • Different approaches to maintaining and restoring gut health, probiotics, diet, and fecal transplants
    • Friday, February 02, 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Tabitha Davies

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    Are you looking at starting a training program inside a daycare or maybe you already have one? There are many challenges that can face a trainer that trains inside a facility. Front renting the space to agreeing on boundaries for what your role is while you are there. How to keep your students and the daycare safe while you are using their space.

    For trainers who are looking at working for a daycare facility or already work for one that is not quite functioning this webinar is designed to teach you how to implement your programs while designing a successful daycare program that lessens stress on the dogs. If you're responsible for staff development learn how to help train staff to keep dogs safe, and properly dispense advice to owners or direct them to the trainer.

    When dealing with owners of a facility who are not trainers or pet professionals how to keep yourself professional and avoid potential issues with daycare or training programs.

    Webinar Learning Objectives
    • An overview of the liabilities of training in a daycare facility vs being an employed trainer of the daycare facility.
    • How to ensure your clients are safe in the facility.
    • How to temperament test dogs easily and make it a system for all so you know dogs can be in training and/or daycare.
    • How to structure SAFE and least stressful daycare programs.
    • How to educate non trainer daycare working staff to be safe and keep dogs safe.
    • What liability lines are there for "staff training" when you are not an employee.
    • How to integrate mental and physical stimulation into daycare to avoid behavioral issues.
    • Dealing with facility owners who do not understand dog behavior and avoid positions of professional liability without looking unprofessional.

    Your Presenter


    Tabitha Davies is a certified dog trainer (C.D.T.), Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC), Certified Veterinary Assistant, a Certified Pet Nutritional Specialist, and she also holds certificates in Animal Psychology, Canine Etiology, and Animal Behavior/Welfare.

    Tabitha was born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada. During high school Tabitha she started rescuing dogs and cats, obtaining veterinary care, and finding homes for them. She quickly learned that people did not want to adopt untrained dogs. This encouraged Tabitha to study clicker training and Karen Pryor's training methods. 

    in August of 2008 she started the CVDC (http://www.cvdogclub.com/) to provide an affordable fully force free option that is scientifically proven to be more successful than any other methods with less owner output and more consistency to the dogs and their humans of our valley.

    Tabitha now owns the CVDC as well as the daycare, indoor dog park, dog training, pet retail, and staff development of the Dog Park Services at Venus De Fido in Palm Desert (http://venusdefido.com/)

    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1

    Companion animals occupy an important role in our lives. They are our friends, our confidants and cherished members of the family. They provide unconditional love and support. They never judge and are always happy to see us when we come home. It's no surprise then that the death of a companion animal can be just as profound and devastating as the loss of a human significant other.

    Animal care professionals and trainers are in the privileged position of working with these special animals and, while this can be an extremely rewarding role, it can also mean that professionals are also exposed to grief and loss when these animals die.

    This seminar is designed to give trainers and animal care professionals information on current theories and findings relevant to animal bereavement. Attendees will also be offered practical tools for self-care and strategies to support clients, friends and family members who may be experiencing companion animal bereavement.

    In this webinar attendees will:

    1. Appreciate the significance of animal bereavement

    2. Be able to describe common grief reactions

    3. Recognize types of grief including disenfranchised, anticipatory and complicated grief

    4. Learn strategies for self-care and ways of coping

    5. Learn how to support others through grief


    Your Presenter

                  

    Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

    Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a compassion fatigue consultant and educator for the animal industries. Vanessa provides evidence-based workshops, seminars, and consultations in mindfulness, stress management, bereavement and compassion fatigue.

    She is a member of the Anthrozoology Research Group, has her Ph.D. with a specialisation in psychology and has worked in the animal industry for over 13 years where her roles varied from veterinary nurse to animal welfare researcher. Vanessa is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. She has lectured and tutored psychology and human behaviour for over 6 years and presents at international and national conferences.


     
     
 
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