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    • Monday, July 31, 2017
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, July 31, 2023
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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.

    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1,  IAABC 1

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    During this webinar Judy Luther will discuss how to utilize the latest cognitive research to teach family pets more effectively. She will explain how building a trust centered relationship between pets and their owners will increase their capacity to learn. You will learn how to help your clients facilitate a Trust centered relationship with their dogs.

    We will also discuss how to use social learning and imitation to teach animals both simple and complex behaviors. This methods makes the learning process, quick. stress free and fun for the dog and the one. We will also, touch on how giving choices can build confidence, develop problem solving skills and reduce anxiety in dogs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to build a trust centered relationship between the pet and owner, and how it influences learning.
    • How to include social learning in training programs.
    • Teaching animals using imitation and mimicking to build strong behaviors quickly and efficiently.
    • How to use choice with animals to develop independent thinking.


      About The Presenter


      Judy Luther is the creator and founder of Trust Centered Training. This program uses a cognitive approach to training animals, while putting a heavy emphasis on the relationship between the animal and caretaker.

      Judy has been using and promoting positive, fear free training methods exclusively for over 25 years. Based in St. Louis and Branson, Missouri, Judy runs Dog Star Training providing private training and behavior consultations with various species. She also volunteers with several rescues and shelters, consults with veterinarians, and is a legal advisor, as well as presenting seminars on dog behavior and bite prevention. Judy also presents seminars on the Trust Centered Training program throughout the United States.

      • Monday, December 10, 2018
      • 1:30 PM (EST)
      • Thursday, December 17, 2020
      • 3:00 PM (EST)
      • Recorded Webinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5

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      “How" refers to the teaching method you select.  “What" refers to the behavior you are going to teach.  “Why" refers to the function of the behavior.  You need to consider all three.  Positive reinforcement training is wonderfully powerful.  That’s part of its appeal.  But you need to be careful how you use it. It’s easy to think you are looking out for an animal’s best interest because you are training with clicks and treats.  But what are you asking your animal to do and why?   

      “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”  This presentation helps to line those three elements up so they satisfy the trainer's needs as well as the animal's welfare.  It looks beyond the layer of methods to explore why we are drawn to certain training choices.

      As pet owners and animal trainers, we live in a world that divides.  There are people who make similar training choices to ours and then there are “the others”.  Seeing how “others” treat animals can be hard.  We want to defend animals, to protect them, to teach others “better ways”, but the more we push against what “others” are doing, the greater the divide becomes.

      This presentation is intended to help us understand better how these different training belief systems emerge.  Alexandra will be introducing you to the work of the cognitive linguist, George Lakoff. Through an understanding of primary metaphors and cognitive frames, we gain tools for understanding one another. Instead of creating a deeper divide, we gain better ways to communicate with one another.  In the process we become better trainers.

      George Lakoff is not an animal trainer, but his work certainly relates directly to training. Alexandra will be introducing you to his work and making the direct connections to horse training but the presentation will also be invaluable for all pet professionals!

      Learning Objectives:

      • The three layers every training system has
      • Identifying core belief systems 
      • Primary metaphors defined
      • Source and target domains and the connection to training
      • Treats - why do some reject them, others use them?
      • The strict father versus the nurturing parent model of training
      • Words matter - respect versus respect - same word, different meaning.  Why?
      • Why do people attack your training choices - and what can you do about it?
      • Frames - defined and connected to training
      • What frame are you in? How does that influence your training choices?
      • Why focusing on what you WANT matters so much
      • Command versus cue-based training
      • The hierarchy of behaviour change procedures - revisited
      • Convincing others without creating conflict - biconceptuals and frames
      • How, what, and why matter - lining up your training methods with your core values
      • Homework - techniques for maintaining the training frame that best serves you and your learners

      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.

      Her web sites are:
      theclickercenter.com,
      theclickercenterblog.com,
      theclickercentercourse.com and
      equiosity.com
      • Monday, March 11, 2019
      • 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Friday, March 11, 2022
      • 4:30 PM (EST)
      • Recorded Webinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5

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      This session will be presented as a case study based on the presenter’s personal experience of the emotional roller coaster caused by raising a puppy that pushed her own skills and experience to the limit. The presentation outlines all the issues experienced and, importantly, how each one was resolved. The presenter has since encountered many other owners/clients with challenging dogs that are struggling to bond with their puppy/dog due to behavioral challenges. This presentation provides real life solutions and provides the audience with a road map for working with and training more “challenging” dogs.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Gain understanding of puppy selection criteria.
      • Recognize and resolve puppy bonding issues.
      • Learn how to introduce a challenging puppy into the household and keep resident dogs safe.
      • Learn management and training techniques for dog to dog possession aggression.
      • Develop skills in working and living with dogs with touch/body sensitivity.
      • Gain skills to develop and manage your home alone enrichment program in a multi-dog

      household with your challenging puppy.

      • Enable you to revitalize, draw on and expand your network of fellow professional trainers while working through your training or behavioral challenge

        About The Presenter


        Louise Ginman PCT-A is a Delta Accredited and Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited dog behavioral trainer who runs a dog training business, Positive Dogs, in Sydney, New South Wales. She has served on the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia committee since 2008 and been president since 2012. She also serves on the PPG Australia committee.

        Ginman has several qualifications including a BSc and Certificate IV in companion animal services, as well as over 27 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. She worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo in 1994 to work on the Carnivore Unit where she is the unit supervisor. Her role is varied and covers duties such as carnivore husbandry and management, animal training and enrichment, diets and nutrition, staff training and supervision, media work, conference presentations and other forms of public speaking, research, education and conservation work.

        Ginman is guardian of a Shetland sheepdog and a Siberian husky and competes at agility, Rally O and obedience. Her book, The Art of Introducing Dogs. A guide to conducting dog to dog introductions, was published in 2013. She strives to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses.

        • Thursday, April 25, 2019
        • 1:00 PM (EDT)
        • Sunday, April 25, 2021
        • 2:30 PM (EDT)
        • Recorded Webinar
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        CEUs: PPAB 1.5



        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.

         

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