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    • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, February 12, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Nutrigenomics for Dogs: Creating Health & Vitality through Food

    with Dr. Jean Dodds


    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, skin irritations, chronic yeast infections, behavioral issues, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and cancer. These are just a few common health conditions that are skyrocketing in our dogs. These conditions all share inflammation at the cellular level, and much of it stems from the lifestyles our dogs share with us, namely their modern diet. Many foods marketed to nourish ourselves and our dogs actually wreak havoc on them from the inside out, resulting in rampant obesity and chronic disease. But it doesn't have to be this way.

    Scientific information from the field of nutrigenomics tells us how diet affects gene expression (the process of turning genes on or off within a cell) at the cellular level, creating vibrant health or chronic disease. The right foods send healthy messages to the body’s cells. For example, certain foods “starve” tumor cells of nutrients they need to grow; and a compound in spirulina possesses anti-arthritic, anti-cancer and liver-protective properties.

    Humans and domestic dogs share a parallel genomic evolution, particularly for genes associated with digestion and metabolism, neurological processes and diseases such as cancer. Can nutrition prevent or cure their current chronic illnesses? The answer is-absolutely!

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about how genes, the genome and epigenome promote vigor and health through the diet, rather than lead to chronic illness. 
    • Understand how foods control gene expression at the cellular level.
    • Learn which nutrients suppress chronic disease and promote health and longevity.
    • Finally, translate this to functional foods and individualized targeted nutrition.

    About The Presenter

    W. Jean Dodds, DVM received her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. After working for several decades in upstate New York doing non-invasive studies of animal models of inherited bleeding diseases, she moved to southern California in 1986 to start Hemopet, the first non-profit national animal blood bank. Today, Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include:

    Providing canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions through Pet Life-Line; contributing to the social needs of the less fortunate in our society by volunteer and interactive programs with the Greyhounds; specialized diagnostic testing using all “green” patented technology and consulting in clinical pathology through Hemolife, Hemopet’s diagnostic division; teaching animal health care professionals, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.

    • Thursday, February 19, 2015
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Friday, February 19, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Cissy Sumner

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1 

    Join Cecelia Summer for a webinar on how to teach dogs how to relax and when dogs are relaxed understand how to recognize that you have achieved your goals.  Teaching dogs to relax is an important and critical skill for dog trainers and dog behavior consultants.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to teach dogs to relax on a mat.
    • Understand how to identify when a dog is relaxed so you can better teach your clients.
    • Learn how to use "relaxing On a Matt" to solve various other behavior problems in different situations.

    About The Presenter

    Cissy founded Best Behavior Dog Training in Vero Beach, FL in 2002. She is an enthusiastic teacher and loves introducing clients to the joys of motivational force-free dog training.  Cissy writes a dog training advice column for the Your News Weekly section of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cissy came into dog training as a midlife career change.

    Cissy also teaches and competes in canine agility sports. She has titled her own dogs as well as her clients’ in CPE, AKC and USDAA agility.  Cissy is a CBCC-KA and a CPDT-KSA

    • Friday, January 15, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Michele Pouliot

    CEUsPPAB 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    If you have not discovered the power in platforms as training tools - this presentation is for you.

    In 2010, Michele Pouliot revealed the value in platforms as training tools to the dog training world with her first Platform Training DVD. In this presentation, Michele shares platform training techniques for a variety of training applications.
    Dog training around the world has discovered the value in raised platforms in all areas of training, whether it be for dog
    sports of basic pet manners. Learn how to effectively use the tool from a platform master. This presentation is sure to provide any trainer with several “light bulb moments” about great ways to use platforms in their training program.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Overview of Platform Training as a tool for many goals
    • Specifics of Platform sizes for goals
    • Introducing your dog to platforms
    • Foundation skills taught via platforms
    • Precision skills for dog sports via platforms
    • Advanced use of platforms

    About The Presenter

    Michele Pouliot, Director of Research and Development at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Michele has been a guide dog mobility instructor for over 40 years, yet her original focus was on horses before discovering the guide dog field. Michele studied under Linda Tellington-Jones for 2 years and began a career as a trainer in the equestrian field.

    Michele is recognized internationally for her innovation and creative development in guide dog training and service to blind clients. GDB actively assists other guide dog schools around the world in their efforts to adopt positive training methods. Since 2006, Michele has directly assisted more than 30 guide dog schools (internationally and within the USA) in changing their programs to positive reinforcement and clicker training methods. 

    In 2008, Karen Pryor invited Michele to join the prestigious faculty of Karen Pryor’s annual Clicker Expo Conferences. Michele continues to teach each year at 2 Clicker Expos in the USA and one annual Clicker Expo Europe.   
    • Sunday, January 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, January 31, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Janis Bradley


    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1

    Because the rate of dog bite injuries to children is somewhat higher than to adults, the actual risk often becomes exaggerated in peoples’ minds. This presentation will examine what is known about the risk of injury from dog bites and the kinds of interactions between dogs and children thought to be common to bite incidents.

    Ways to frame messages about safe interactions with dogs to emphasize empathy building rather than fear will be presented. This includes situations that are likely to make dogs feel the need to defend themselves and the “please don’t make me bite you,” signals that can result.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the actual risk of dog bite injuries to children
    • Be able to explain non-threatening behavior toward dogs in a way that builds empathy in children

    About The Presenter

    Janis Bradley is the author of Dogs Bite, but balloons and slippers are more dangerous, the complete guide to research on dog bites, along with Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions for The Animals and Society Institute, and The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog for the National Canine Research Council.   Between 2000 and 2009, Bradley trained more than 400 professional pet dog trainers at the San Francisco SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers, and in 2011 founded the Dog Training Internship Academy.  Bradley is the Director of Communications and Publications at the National Canine Research Council, a think tank whose mission is to support and distribute the best current science studying domestic dogs in the context of a human environment.  She has spoken at numerous professional conferences.  She lives in Camarillo California with her rescued Greyhound.

    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Dawn Gilkison

    CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC, 1 CCPDT, 1

    Once you have set training goals, it makes sense to use your time efficiently to achieve outcomes. 

    This webinar will detail a way for you to structure your training sessions so that you and your dog are set up for success. 

    Whether you are training a companion or a performance dog it is important to be aware of aware of all factors so you can control the environment to your advantage. This will help you reach your training goals sooner.

    The webinar will define the five sections that training sessions can be dissected into. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the environment, where you are training
    • Know what equipment and tools you will be using
    • Learn about engagement and how you relate to your dog
    • Understand what is efficient action, your training plan and mechanics
    • Lastly learn about the process of evaluation, your reflection and next steps

    About The Presenter

    Dawn Gilkison KPA CTP is the owner of Positive Solutions Dog Training, located in the Portland, Oregon metro area. 

    Dawn has trained dogs for agility, obedience, conformation, and upland and waterfowl hunting. She works with clients one-on-one to create attentive companions and focused performance dogs. In addition to training dogs, Dawn teaches Biology at a local community college.

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