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    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    with Victoria Fogel

    CEU's: CPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1

    Join Victoria for a one hour webinar on teaching animals to communicate through pictures. This webinar will describe and outline the training process for teaching animals, specifically dogs, how to start communicating their wants and needs through a picture exchange communication system. This is a fascinating topic and you will be amazed by the process and the results

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to  define the picture exchange communication.
    • Understand and be-able to  explain why and when you  would use picture exchange communication with animals.
    • Understand the 7 steps in the training process.
    • Understand all considerations in using a picture exchange communication system with animals.

    Presenter Bio

    Victoria Fogel is a consultant for the Statewide Autism Resources and Training program through Grand Valley State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida in 2009.  Victoria has been a scientist practitioner since 2002 working with individuals diagnosed with autism in the home and school setting in California, children and caregivers in the Florida welfare system, and staff and students in the ABA Master’s Program and recreational center setting at the University of South Florida. Currently, she is developing, evaluating, and teaching undergraduate courses in applied behavior analysis; conducting research in the area of exercise and academic behavior; and working as a private contractor. Victoria is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified TAG teacher. She is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International and the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis.  Victoria has presented at numerous conferences, published in several peer-reviewed journals, and been a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

    • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

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

    We've known for years how important it is to socialize puppies (and, in fact, animals of all mammalian species) at a young age in order to prevent behavior problems such as fearfulness and aggression from cropping up later. In this webinar, we will learn about how the canine socialization period was discovered, and we'll review the current state of knowledge about its timing. In the meat of the talk, we'll discuss some recent research findings about exactly what is going on in the brain which is different in puppies in their socialization window compared to older dogs outside the socialization window. We'll talk about differences in the puppy stress response and where those differences originate; we'll also talk about studies that have used a critical period of eye development to learn about neural wiring differences in the socialization period, and what implications those have for puppies. Finally, we will discuss appropriate ways of balancing a puppy's need for socialization with the dangers of exposing a puppy to other dogs before its immune system is mature.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Describe the timing of the canine socialization window and the methods used to discover it
    • Describe two mechanisms which are known to function differently in the mammalian brain during the socialization period
    • Suggest approaches to satisfying a puppy's need for socialization with the dangers of exposing a puppy to other dogs prior to the end of its puppy vaccine series

    About The Presenter

    Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, MS is fascinated by dog brains. She is a PhD student at the University of Illinois, training in a genomics lab which studies a population of tame foxes. Her interests include the stress response in mammals, canine behavior, shelter medicine, and animal welfare. You may learn more about Jessica at www.dogzombie.com.
    • Thursday, August 04, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar


    Presented by Kathy Sdao

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    Of course, we’ll discuss a different sort of force than Obi-Wan Kenobi referred to in Star Wars! In this webinar, we’ll examine the use of coercion in animal training. While we aim to minimize our use of aversives, it’s essential that we understand the science of punishment and be aware of its potential side effects. Is negative punishment always preferable to positive punishment? Are secondary punishers safer than primary punishers? Admitting that punishment can “work,” what are the behavioral costs to the animal and to the punisher? How can we help our clients manage interactions with their pets to decrease their use of aversives? Our overall goal will be to bring more clarity and mindfulness to choices surrounding the use of force with our learners.

    About The Presenter

    Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB.

    Kathy is an associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist based in Tacoma, Washington and has spent the past two decades as a full-time professional trainer for dogs and other animals.

    For her first ten years as an animal trainer, Kathy trained marine mammals at a research laboratory for the University of Hawaii, in the open-ocean for the US Navy and at a zoo in Tacoma Washington. Since 1995, Kathy has focused on training land-dwelling animals: dogs and their people.

    She has been honored to be on the faculty of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos since 2003. She also has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the APDT Newsletter, served as a subject-matter expert for the Delta Society's Service Dog Education System; conducted rat-training camp for Terry Ryan's DogSense, instructed at Dogs of Course’s Instructor Training Course and appeared as the "Way Cool Scientist" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy!

    Kathy meets with dog owners in Tacoma, Seattle, and other areas in the Puget Sound region to design behavior modification plans, to teach basic manners to their dogs and to prepare for competition. She also travels extensively to lead dog training and behavior workshops that make the science of animal training accessible and practical for dog trainers and owners alike.


    • Monday, August 22, 2016
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, August 22, 2022
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Will The Real Behavior Case Please Stand Up?

    Presented by Dr Lynn Honeckman

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    The presentation will be a Case Study Review (6 cases) of specific cases that were referred by veterinarians to Veterinary Behavior Solutions for behavior concerns. The cases are both canine and feline, and explore issues with aggression, training concerns/nuisance behaviors, and inappropriate elimination.

    Careful review of the History, Physical exam findings, Behavior Assessment, and Treatment Plan will be outlined for each case.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Identifying specific owner behavior complaints
    • Fine-tuning the Behavior Assessment
    • Creating Diagnostic Rule-outs from a veterinary perspective
    • Creating a treatment plan based on medical or behavior problems
    • Keeping communication open between veterinarians and behavior consultants

    About The Presenter

    Dr Lynn Honeckman is a graduate of the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine with a passion for behavior. She majored in ethology and animal science in undergrad at Purdue, and has graduated from the North American Veterinary professional Institute Behavior Course presented by Dr Karen Overall, including the clinical behavior course and the advanced behavior course. She has extensive experience in small animal, exotic, wildlife rehabilitation, and shelter medicine and surgery.

    Dr Lynn Honeckman currently owns Veterinary Behavior Solutions, a practice devoted to small animal behavior concerns throughout the Orlando, FL area. Her special areas of interest are fear, anxiety, and aggression in both dogs and cats. She has helped create the Central Florida Force-Free Veterinary Behavior and Trainers Network to help promote positive relationships between veterinarians and trainers. Dr Honeckman is on the Special Council of PPG, is the committee chairperson for Position statements for AVSAB, and is currently serving on the Advisory Board for Dr Marty Becker's Fear-Fear Initiative

    • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 19, 2023
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Dr. Amy Pike

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    With the Fear Free movement taking rapid hold on our profession, we will take an in-depth look at the concepts of fear, anxiety and stress in our patients and how that effects the practice of veterinary medicine.

    This webinar will also cover products, medication and training that can help accomplish the most positive, fear free veterinary visit possible for our fearful and aggressive patients.

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Pike graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. After graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain into the United States Army Veterinary Corps. It was dealing with the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment that spurred her initial interest in behavior medicine. After getting off of active duty in 2006, Dr. Pike worked exclusively in small animal practice where she furthered her love of behavior medicine by seeing cases and teaching puppy and kitten socialization. In 2011, the Pike family was stationed in the St. Louis area at Scott Air Force Base where Dr. Pike started seeing behavior referrals in a Residency program officially approved by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) under the mentorship of Dr. Debra Horwitz, DACVB. In October 2015, Dr. Pike passed the ACVB certifying examination.

    Dr. Pike is chief of the Behavior Medicine Division at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia in Manassas (a suburb of Washington DC) where she sees referral behavior cases. Dr. Pike is a clinical instructor for the on-line education system "E-training for Dogs" and a member of the Fear Free Advisory Committee, advising general practitioners on the art of practicing “Fear Free”. She was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, including her Active Duty Army husband, their two kids, ages 4 and 9, and their Scottie, Mini Schnauzer, Devon Rex, and Ring Neck Parrot.

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