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    • Friday, April 29, 2016
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    With Dr. Loren Martin

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5

    Empathy is an important psychological construct that involves the ability to recognize and share emotions with others. For many, the term empathy evokes thoughts of higher-order cognitive behaviors, and it is surprising to many that signs of empathy are evident in species other than humans and nonhuman primates. The ability to share emotional states relies on a perception-action mechanism that includes mimicry and emotional contagion. The ability to mimic another’s emotional or physical state is essential for successful social interactions and is found in a number of animal species. In studies of empathy, pain is often used as a stimulus because it is universally understood and easy to measure. We have used pain to show that lower mammals, such as mice, have the capacity for empathy while others have used social observational fear learning as a proxy to measure empathetic behaviors. This webinar will highlight studies that examine empathy in animal species ranging from mice to dogs to elephants and will detail some of the biological machinery that engages empathy behaviors in animals. Studying empathy in animals may prove useful in fully understanding the neurobiological processes of empathy-related behaviors and in a sense animal-related empathy represent a basic form of social communication that appears to be a conserved social behavior among mammals.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the different components of empathy in the context of pain across different species
    • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the physiological underpinnings that block empathy and methods for empathy-enhancement

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Loren Martin

    Dr. Loren Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology with a primary appointment on the Mississauga campus. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Mogil at McGill University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2009. He recently joined the University of Toronto Mississauga in January 2015.

    His work has shown that processes such as empathy are negatively affected (in mice and humans) by increased social stress and his lab currently studies the underlying biological mechanisms of empathy and prosocial behaviours (using both animal and human subjects).

    • Thursday, May 19, 2016
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs PPAB, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 CCPDT, 1.5

    Join Niki for this webinar on how best to approach behavior cases. This webinar does not just cover the science of functional assessments but also looks at the approach and flow of behavior case management. The webinar reviews proactive and concise case management and the APES system to working with clients. 

    This webinar will focus on the "Approach".

    The Approach

    1. The consultation – the project definition, scope and goals and the functional assessment of the problem behavior.
    2.  Establishing the voice of the customer, critical to quality components. 

    There is a strong case to be made for using functional assessments in your business. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically more effective. By identifying why, a problem behavior is occurring we can then develop an intervention that will directly address the function of the behavior. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically much more effective than interventions that are not (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand APES as a tool for approaching behavior case management
    • Learn how functional assessments are part one of your behavior change program
    • Understand what a functional assessment is
    • Identify and understand the three ways to functionally analyze behavior
    • Understand informant interviews, direct observations and functional analysis
    • Understand the difference between anecdotal date, descriptive data and experimental studies
    • Review the antecedent package and postcedent package
    • Learn why and how behavior can be measured, pre, during and post any behavior change intervention
    • Understand the importance of implementing functional assessments into your behavior change programs

    About The Presenter

    Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge 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. Niki's formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, Pet Professional Accreditation Board – PCBC-A and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees 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.

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. 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 also the Author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, education and empowering your human clients.

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Brittany Alwerud


    For business owners who have team members that work in the field, (dog walkers, pet sitting, dog training, etc.) maintaining quality control over the team and quality of service that your business provides becomes tricky when your business is growing fast. My webinar will offer insight, experience, and techniques that allow these business owners to still maintain quality control when they aren't there.

    They will learn how to implement the necessary structures and processes that will serve to be a strong foundation for there business to grow on, and how to set up their team for success

    Webinar Objectives

    • Taking the leap from a one-man-band to creating a team you can trust
    • Employees vs. Contractors
    • How to find quality hires
    • Welcoming your new staff member to the company
    • Putting systems and processes in place for quality control
    • Performance Reviews

    About The Presenter

    Brittany began her dog walking business while she was attending UCSD. Before she knew it, she was walking 30 dogs/day. The last thing she wanted to do was work on the schedule, create invoices, and get back to customer requests. She felt like she was stuck on a hamster wheel of the daily grind.

    Brittany was on a search for years trying to find the right software solution. It was exhausting to come up empty handed. So, Brittany decided to set out and create a software that was a simple-to-use mobile business platform, Handlr.

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Sam Mallikarjunan

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    This webinar will cover everything you need to know in order to drive traffic, convert sales, and retain long-term customers through your digital marketing programs. We will cover the customer centric framework for sales and marketing ROI, optimizing the marketing funnel, and dive into specific tactics around traffic generation and conversion rate optimization, including SEO, Social Media, A/B testing, marketing automation, and much more.

    About The Presenter

    Sam Mallikarjunan researches corporate strategy at HubSpot and is the former Head of Growth at HubSpot Labs, the somewhat-secret experimental arm of the world's #1 Sales & Marketing platform. Sam teaches Advanced Digital Marketing at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education, and is the co-author of the book "How To Sell Better Than Amazon" (which, yes, is ironically available for purchase on Amazon).
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    I'm Bored and Who Cares About Food Anyway?

    Presented by Michelle Martiya

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    When introducing a horse to clicker training for the first time the horse will often appear uninterested in the food being offered. They may not attempt any behaviors and will sometimes just walk away from the trainer.

    This webinar examines the many reasons why a horse in a training situation may seem to lack interest in the food and/or training session and how best to  motivate the horse and increase their interest in participating. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why your horse may seem uninterested in food or training when starting out with a clicker training program.
    • Recognize how to deal with internal conflict when beginning a horse training program.
    • Understand the importance of matching the value of food to the difficulty of behavior being trained.
    • Recognize which environmental factors may interfere with your training program.

    About The Presenter

    Michelle has been working professionally as an equine trainer and behavior consultant for over 3 years. She specializes in gentling mustangs and working with fearful, unapproachable equines. She also offers online coaching as well as in person training for human/equine teams.

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