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    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

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

    Scentwork has taken off across the world as a fun activity to share with your dog, and there are a whole range of methods and approaches. While some methods concentrate on competition, there’s increasing interest in the use of scentwork and nose games within behavior modification programs.

    This session will refresh your knowledge of basic scentwork approaches and their effects on the canine brain. Then, using a mixture of case studies and video, it will explore how scentwork can play a key role in behavior modification for a range of commonly presenting problems in dogs, including fear, frustration and more.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How “sniffing” affects the canine brain.

    • What kind of scentwork might we use in a behavior modification program and why.

    • How we can integrate scentwork into behavior modification plans.

    About Your Presenter    

    Dr. Morag K. Heirs PhD MSc MA(Hons)(SocSci) PGCAP CAB

    Dr. Morag K. Heirs PhD MSc MA(Hons)(SocSci) PGCAP CAB is a practicing clinical animal behaviorist and an enthusiastic academic with particular interests in research, evidence-based practice, scent work and deaf/blind dogs. She divides her time between academic study and clinical practice.

    She is currently a visiting lecturer for the University of Edinburgh (MSc in clinical animal behavior) and supervises MSc research students there. She is also course director for three entirely online MSc programs for practitioners of nutrition science, oriental medicine and complementary medicine, and teaches research skills for practitioners.

    She is a director of Well Connected Canine Ltd, based in York, U.K., and manages a small team who provide canine behavior services to private clients, local government organizations, and national animal rescue organizations. She specializes in risk assessment, treating phobias and working with deaf and/or blind dogs. She also includes skills from her previous career as a myofascial release and remedial massage therapist in many consultations.

    She also enjoys canicross ultra running with her two collies and a large German wire haired pointer.

    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Monday, September 09, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

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

    How can we help dogs that compete over resources, and the resource is the owner? This presentation will focus on restoring harmony between dogs who have a history of conflicts over their owner’s attention. The presenter will review the setups for safety when working these cases, discuss the behavior change strategies that are most effective, and feature videos of these techniques in action.

    He will also highlight how stationing behaviors can be incredibly helpful in these scenarios, as well as discuss when to incorporate operant vs. classical conditioning, and vice versa.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the safety setups to have in place for these cases.

    • Review how stationing behaviors can be used for successful outcomes.

    • Understand when we would choose to focus on operant behaviors vs. incorporating classical conditioning strategies.

    About Your Presenter    

    Michael Shikashio CDBC

    Michael Shikashio CDBC is the past president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and provides private consultations working exclusively with dog aggression cases through his business AggressiveDog.com. He is fully certified through the IAABC and is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). He also hosts the popular podcast show, The Bitey End of the Dog.

    He is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, SiriusXM Radio, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World.

    He is also a featured speaker at conferences, universities, and seminars around the world, and offers a variety of workshops, webinars, and online courses on the topic of canine aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course.

    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Wednesday, October 30, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

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

    Classical conditioning is important to understand for anyone interacting with animals. This session will examine and discuss practical examples of:

    • The matter of order.
    • Blocking.
    • Overshadowing.
    • Respondent extinction.
    • Spontaneous recovery.
    • Pre-exposure.
    • Learned irrelevance.
    • Latent inhibition.

    In the session, the presenter will discuss how these learning mechanisms impacts animals’ emotional states, decision making and behavior – and how we can best harness them.

    Level of difficulty: Advanced

    About Your Presenter


    Dr. Karolina Westlund

    Prof. Karolina Westlund helps pet parents and animal professionals attain happier animals that thrive in the care of humans. She grew up pining for a kitten and pestered her parents until they finally gave in. The resulting black, green-eyed, half-Siamese cat she got for her seventh birthday became a true friend who lived to be 21 years old but was an easily startled cat who often went into hiding when there were visitors. She had grand ideas about becoming a field biologist, but instead she majored in ethology and developed a passionate interest in animal welfare as seen through a multidisciplinary lens, including behaviour analysis and affective neuroscience. She is now an associate professor of ethology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden where she mainly teaches about how behavior management can be used to improve animal welfare. She also conducts live seminars, free online webinars and masterclasses in addition to more extensive courses, as well as the occasional scientific publication on the topic of enrichment, animal training and well-being.
    • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Friday, December 29, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

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

    Through a case series, this session will explore how the partnership between veterinary behaviorist, dog training professional and pet parent improves the lives of the dogs they collectively treat.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn through case-based learning how dog training professionals, behavior technicians and veterinary behaviorists can work together to provide the best outcome for the patients that we share.
    • Learn through case-based learning how to approach the topic of medical treatment for a behavior disorder.
    • Learn through case-based learning what roles the veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary behaviorist, and dog training professional play in the outcome of cases.

    About Your Presenter


    Dr. Lisa Radosta DVM DACVB

    Lisa Radosta DVM DACVB graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. During her residency in behavioral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she was presented with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row.

    Dr. Radosta lectures nationally and internationally for veterinarians, their staff and lay people. She has written chapters for a number of textbooks including Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Decoding Your Cat and Canine and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics and is co-author of From Fearful to Fear Free. She has also published scientific research articles in Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science and The Veterinary Journal and written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC, Veterinary Team Brief, Clinician’s Brief and AAHA Newstat. She is the section editor for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and serves on the Fear Free Executive Council and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force.

    She has been interviewed for many publications including Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, Sun Sentinel, WebMD, AAHA trends, Real Simple, Good News for Pets and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, News Channel 25 (West Palm Beach, WPBF), Mitch Wilder's Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, News Channel 10 (Miami, ABC), and Steve Dale's Pet Talk.  She also podcasts for VetGirl.

    • Friday, February 25, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2025
    • 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

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

    One of the hardest parts of a pet trainer’s job can be getting the people on board. You can come up with the best plan in the world, but if the clients don’t follow it, nothing is likely to change.

    This session will help you figure out ways to collaborate with clients, so that both they and their pets get the best possible results. Topics covered will include creating training plans that work for the client as well as the pet, encouraging clients to practice, and adjusting the plan as the case progresses.

    This was previously aired at Geek Week 2021

      Learning Objectives:

      • Learn specific tools for better communication with clients.
      • Understand how and when to focus on the human side of the equation.
      • Be able to collaborate with clients to get better outcomes for all involved.

        About Your Presenter

        Irith Bloom

        Irith Bloom has loved animals for as long as she can remember. She grew up with dogs, gerbils, and a pet snake (who was housed far from the gerbils) and was fascinated by horses. After years of (unsuccessfully) begging her parents to let her ride, she took matters into her own hands and won a horse in an essay contest. Irith’s parents were too busy to train the animals, so Irith became good at teaching useful (from the human point of view) skills to non-human animals.

        A self-admitted geek, Irith has spent a great deal of time studying the science of behavior. She is fortunate enough to be invited regularly to give presentations on a variety of animal- and learning-related topics. Her writing on these topics has also been published both online and in print.

        Irith is faculty at Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior and dogbiz’s Dog Walking Academy. She is also a CPDT-KSA, a CBCC-KA, a CDBC, a CSAT, a KPA CTP, a VSPDT, and a CBATI, as well as being certified in TAGteach, a positive-reinforcement method for teaching humans.

        Irith is a member of the board of directors of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), on the advisory board for Daily Paws, chair emeritus of the Education Committee of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and a former member of the APDT Legislative Task Force. She also volunteers for National English Shepherd Rescue.

        Irith has a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Los Angeles, California. Her company, The Sophisticated Dog, LLC, offers online training and behavior services to clients worldwide as well as limited in-person services for clients in her local area. Irith also offers consulting services for fellow pet professionals.

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