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    • Monday, August 26, 2013
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Monday, December 26, 2022
    • 1:00 PM (MST)
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     with Dianna Stearns

    CEUs

    IAABC 1, KPA 1, CCPDT 1 


    Join Dianna Stearns for an exciting introduction into the dog sport of Treibball. Dianna is uniquely qualified to present this webinar as the President of the American Treibball Association.




    Webinar Objectives

    1.    An introduction to the all-positive sport of Treibball
    2.    The history of Treibball
    3.    The game rules and structure of Treibball
    4.    The best mechanics for teaching Treibball
    5.    Much more, lots of  fun and informative tips

     

    About The Presenter

    Dianna Stearns MA,CPDT-KA,CDBC,CATT

    Dianna Stearns owns Waggin’s West Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC in Northglenn, Colorado. Waggin’s West believes that the growing sport of Treibball provides dog owners a great opportunity to communicate and play with their dogs, and developed the original clicker training curriculum to be licensed exclusively for use by the American Treibball Association.

    A professional dog trainer for 9 years, Dianna holds national certifications from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2003) and from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (2007), for which she was a founding member. Dianna is also a mentor for students of the Animal Behavior College. She serves as a trainer and behavior consultant to three breed rescue organizations.

    • Friday, November 08, 2013
    • 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
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    With Jennifer Shryock

    CEU's

    PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1



    This webinar is intended to offer detailed insight to some of the most frequent challenges that lead to dog bites in homes with newly crawling babies & toddlers. It is intended to enhance dog professionals skills when encountering dog and baby related situations. We will use photos and video along with discussion for our educational tools

    Learning Objectives

    1. Attendees will be able to identify a "grumble zone" and "growl zone" in homes. 

    2. Participants will be able to list 3 common challenges for dogs and toddler dynamics

    3. Attendees will be able to predict potential challenges due to proximity awareness


    About The Presenter

    Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), owner of Family Paws™ LLC in Cary, NC and holds a degree in Special Education.   A recognized expert on child-dog interactions and safety, Jennifer has written and spoken extensively about these topics. Her two programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™ have been featured in national media from The Wall Street Journal to TV and radio.

    • Monday, June 09, 2014
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
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    Free Member Webinar

     with Kat Albrecht


    This workshop covers the basics of lost dog behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering lost dogs and skittish, hard-to-catch dogs. If you own a dog or have clients who own a dog, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours after a dog has become lost.


    Learning Objectives:

    • The first critical steps to take when a dog has vanished
    • How and when to hire a “pet detective” with a trained tracking dog
    • How to “tag” a car with lost dog information
    • How to conduct an “Intersection Alert” to mass market a lost dog
    • How to avoid “Inattention Blindness” when creating lost dog posters

    About The Presenter

    Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training. Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets. Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.


    • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
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     Free Recorded Member Webinar

    with Kat Albrecht

    CEU: CCPDT 1 CEU, IAABC 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU


    This workshop covers the basics of lost cat behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering outside access cats that have vanished as well as indoor-only cats that have escaped outside. 

    If you own a cat or have clients who own a cat, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours of a cat vanishing.


    Learning Objectives:

    • The investigative question to ask when an outside cat vanishes
    • The investigative question to ask when an indoor-only cat escapes outside
    • The first critical steps to take when a cat has vanished
    • How to use “House As Trap” to recover a displaced cat


    About The Presenter

    Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. 

    Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training. 

    Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets. 

    Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.



     


    • Monday, July 21, 2014
    • 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
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    BOOM  - Puppies & Noise. Learn How To Introduce Puppies To Noise

     presented by Helen Nicholls


    Fireworks and thunderstorm season is rapidly approaching and for new puppy owners it can come as a  surprise when their furry family member suddenly gets scared during a storm. Other  puppy owners are unaware that sound phobias can develop and take their puppies with them to loud and noisy celebrations, only to  discover their puppy is frightened and not able to cope.  In this informational webinar Helen will  cover what pet professionals can recommend to pet parents of dogs that are showing signs of stress during storms or fireworks. Helen will also give great tips on how to prevent sound phobias from developing or becoming worse.


    Presenter Information

    Helen Nicholls, CPDT-KSA, CDBC.

    Helen Nicholls is the owner and operator of No Monkey Business Dog Training. Based in Concord New Hampshire, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT). Helen has been training dogs for over 6 years. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals and is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. Helen is also the Assistant Director to Family Paws Programs and a licensed Dogs and Storks presenter, a licensed Dog and Baby Connections presenter, and a certified AKC evaluator.

    CEU
    CDPT 1 CEU
    IAABC 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU
    • Monday, October 13, 2014
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    A Free PPG Member Webinar

    Presented by Jan Casey

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


    A look at the history of social learning and how to apply it to help dogs engage in new behaviors.

    Course Information

    Join Jan Casey for this intriguing webinar on Social Learning. Webinar participants will gain information regarding the history of social learning, what conditions will optimize social learning for dogs, and training scenarios where social learning may be an effective tool for helping dogs engage in new behaviors.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn the history of social learning
    2. Explore ways to use social learning when training dogs.
    3. Determine which variables may enhance social learning.

    About The Presenter

    Jan Casey holds a Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Mathematics. Jan  has numerous qualification in the pet industry including a Diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology through CASI. Jan is a CGC Eevaluator and the Senior Behavior Consultant and Trainer at Courteous Canine, The DogSmith of Tampa.

    • Friday, January 30, 2015
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
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    With Tabitha Davies

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU. CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Tabitha Davies for this webinar about how to best develop working relationships with rescue groups and shelters.  Tabitha will focus on the ins and outs of Rescue- Trainer relationships.


    Tabitha will also cover the legalities of working with a shelter or rescue groups and the different types of programs you can implement to help educate the public to improve adoption rates within your local community.


    This webinar starts with looking at how to get the shelter or rescue group on board and how to implement rescue programs. There will be lots of included handouts provided as tools for you to use. e.g. shelter staff training sheets, behavior logs & behavior plan sheet.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to approach shelters and rescue organizations on implementing training programs that improve adoption rates, improve staff knowledge, and help educate the community. 
    • How to properly evaluate a dog in a shelter environment.
    • Enrichment activities for the dogs in the shelter environment. 
    • How to assess the needs of the shelter or rescue.
    • How to assess the effectiveness of your program.
    • How to get "old school thought" employees or volunteers on your team or improve effective communication with them.
    • Design fun programs to educate the public and potential adopters.

    About The Presenter


    Tabitha Davies is the owner of the Coachella Valley Dog Club and the Director of The Coachella Valley Dog Club Shelter to Service Dog Program. Tabitha is also a Volunteer Behavior Specialist for  Advancing the Interests of Animals and The No Kill Coachella Valley Coalition for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Alongside her responsibilities as the Program Director at The Pet Rescue Center in Coachella, California Tabitha is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, an advocate for Veterinary Nutrition and a Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator.

    • Thursday, March 19, 2015
    • 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Sunday, March 19, 2023
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
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    Presented by Diane Garrod


    Presented by Diane Garrod

    CEUs, IAABC 1 CEU, PPG 1 CEU, CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU


    Ever had a difficult behavior change case? Join Diane Garrod for a webinar on the most difficult case(s) she has faced and and how they were overcome. 
    This webinar will cover the Insights into what the functional assessment revealed both at the beginning and what materialized later. You will learn what the tough spots in the process were and how they were overcome.

    Your Presenter

    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014.

    Diane has recently completed studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.


    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    • Monday, December 28, 2015
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
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    Free Member Webinar

    presented by Melissa McCue-McGrath

    CEUs

    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1



    I have discovered massive loopholes in conglomerate rescue websites as they relate to Massachusetts state law, and how the culture of obtaining dogs by click-and-ship is harming the human-dog relationship. This affects both puppy mill dogs and rescue. There is information out regarding puppy mill dogs, less about trucking sick dogs via rescue. The focus will be on the latter, though I will address both. 

    After detailing where we are going wrong in obtaining our dogs, I present responsible, ethical ways to get pet professionals  at the table together to change the culture of how we talk about dogs, how we get dogs, and how we help dogs together.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand how less-reputable breeders are able to continue selling sick and undersocialized puppies to the public, even with increased awareness of puppy mill operations.
    • Understand how some rescues are using legal loopholes in Pet Finder (and similar sites) to ship clinically under-socialized dogs to city centers, and what affect that has on families.
    • Recognize the language anyone selling a dog will use to move the dog; how to work with that language and remain professionally able to guide our students while helping the dog.
    • Be able to identify quality rescues, shelters, and breeders; be able to identify quality dog trainers, behavior consultants, applied animal behaviorists and veterinary behaviorists; be able to pass that information along to clients.


    About The Presenter




    Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA is a certified professional dog trainer in greater Boston. She grew up in an accidental dog-sledding family in rural Maine and now sits as the co-Training Director of New England Dog Training Club, the oldest AKC obedience club in the country. She has twelve years of professional, science-based dog training under her belt. She is now speaking around the country about #HandsOnFirst, a movement that encourages dog owners to meet dogs in person prior to adoption instead of electing to click-and-ship. 

    She currently teaches a variety of classes, including Disc Dog classes in addition to private consultations where she evaluates dogs who are having a difficult time living in urban areas.

    Melissa writes alongside Dr. Sip Siperstein for Car Talk's new FIDO blog. She has been featured on PBS's Design Squad, NECN's The Secret Life of Animals, FOX 25 Morning News and other media outlets. When she has spare time, she keeps up The MuttStuff Blog with resources for Boston area dogs, and is frequently updating the MuttStuff Facebook Page.


    • Friday, October 07, 2016
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    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Veronica Boutelle

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    “Our job is to teach people to train their dogs.” It sounds so logical. After all, it’s the clients who live with the dogs, and they need to know what to do when the trainer leaves. But the logic of this notion ignores critical realities: Most dog owners don’t want to become amateur trainers—they want to hire someone to fix a problem for them. And most dog owners don’t have the mechanical skills, the time, or the drive to follow through with the process of learning and applying dog training exercises to achieve their goals. (Is it really reasonable to expect we can teach clients to train their dogs and solve behavior problems in a handful of one-hour sessions?) Given these limitations, the logic of teaching owners to train their own dogs crumbles.

    The coaching approach lies at the heart of the many frustrations and limitations trainers face—unfinished cases, poor compliance and income, and twinges of doubt that all contribute to feelings of burnout and lack of efficacy. In this web seminar Veronica Boutelle of dog*tec explores the limitations of coaching and presents win-win-win R+ alternatives for trainers, dog owners, and the dogs themselves.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding why the coaching model falls short of trainer and client goals
    • Understand how to implement alternative ways of offering R+ training services with regards to packaging, pricing, and policies
    • Understand how to work with clients via alternate service models to more quickly impact the bond between owner and dog

    About the Presenter



    Veronica is the founder of dog*tec, the dog pro industry’s leading business consultancy, through which she has been helping dog trainers help dogs since 2003. She is the author of How to Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is and the co-author of Minding Your Dog Business: A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals, and writes on business topics for many dog training industry journals. Veronica is a sought-after speaker at conferences and dog training schools across the country and internationally. She has recently spoken to positive reinforcement trainers at conferences and seminars in countries as diverse as Chile, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, and the UK.

    As former Director of Behavior & Training at the San Francisco SPCA, and as a dog training business owner before that, Veronica understands what it means to be a dog trainer first hand—the daily worries about everything from client compliance to financial security, the unique challenges of a “flexible” schedule that requires evenings and weekends, and the struggle to balance clients and training with the minutiae of running a business—and to balance all of that with a rich non-work life. Her background as a trainer, her business expertise, and her work as an educator put Veronica in a unique position to help professional dog trainers learn to become as skilled in business as they are as trainers—and that means more dogs’ lives touched by positive training.

    • Monday, October 10, 2016
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    Free Member Webinar

    Foraging Felines: Providing House Cats with Necessary Mental and Physical Stimulation Through Fun with Their Food.

    Presented by Amy Martin

     

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5


    Are you puzzled about puzzle feeders for cats? Most cat guardians are. Even the few who have limited knowledge as to what a puzzle feeder is they are still unaware as to why their cuddly couch cat desperately needs daily mental and physical enrichment. This results in a severe lack of species-appropriate enrichment for companion cats. 

    A lack of mental and physical stimulation is linked to a myriad of medical and behavioral issues in cats. But this can be reversed! When properly utilized, foraging enrichment can enhance the lives of both cats and their guardians. This webinar will discuss how to successfully and safely enrich the lives of our feline family members, no matter their age.


    Learning Objectives

    • Learn why Foraging enrichment should be viewed as an essential part of providing an excellent quality of life for companion cats in captivity
    • Receive guidelines for safely and successfully implementing foraging opportunities
    • Discover how to easily implement this important tool into everyday life.
    • Dispel the myths behind foraging tools for senior and geriatric cats
    • Explore the positive side effects of foraging for both cats and their guardians
    • Learn why house cats need food enrichment that parallels the enrichment offered to exotic cats in captivity

     

    About the Presenter



     

    Amy has studied animal welfare, applied behavior analysis, animal husbandry, animal enrichment, and ethology for nearly 20 years. Throughout this time her work has focused on teaching others how to implement force-free (choice-based) training, while enhancing the human-animal bond.

    Amy worked at one of the Association of Zoo’s and Aquarium’s (AZA) top ranking, accredited zoos for a decade. Just a few of the many hats she wore while at Audubon Nature Institute were: Visitor Programming Animal Coordinator, ZOOmobile’s Educational Outreach Coordinator, Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Lead Animal Trainer for the Education Department, and the Institutional Representative for various critically endangered Species Survival Plans (SSP).

    Through these programs Amy was fortunate to work closely (train/manage/breed) a wide variety of exotic and critically endangered species. Some of these species were Felis and Panthera, corvids, psittacines, raptors, venomous species, primates, hoof stock, elephants, crocodilians, Komodo dragons, Giant tortoises, the world’s first African wildcat clones, and dozens of other SSP animals. Amy has received multiple certifications from AZA's Professional Development Certificate Program. Some of her professional published works include An Analysis of the Post-release Success of Captive-bred Louisiana Pine Snakes and Target Training and Voluntary Blood Drawing of the Aldabra Tortoise.

    Amy Martin is the owner, founder, and chief operator of Conscious Companion™. Some of her former and current advisory roles for companion animals include: The board of advisers for Family Paws Parent Education, advisory board member of Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary, licensed presenter of the Dogs & Storks® and the Dogs & Toddlers™ programs, Doggone Safe, the Pet Professional Guild's Cat Committee, and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

    Amy has taken a break from animal behavior consulting to focus her efforts on writing a few books and to serve the Marine Corps; she and her husband are serving as the 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Team on the West Coast.

    You can learn more about Amy at ConsciousCompanion.com.

    • Saturday, October 29, 2016
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    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
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    Free Member Webinar
    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Putting Your Virtual Summit Experience to Action

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs PPAB 1


    How often do you attend a workshop or event where you make a considerable investment in your personal and professional development? This webinar will show you how you can ensure you get a return on your investment by simply "eating the frog" on your return. This webinar covers topics from how you can best learn and how getting hands on as soon as you get home is the best way to close your learning cycle, to how to overcome procrastination and stay motivated while you implement key ideas you have learned about from structured to-do lists and goals.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand what learning is.
    • Identify key ideas you have learned.
    • Plan to put your learning into effect.
    • Take action – set goals.
    • Get it done! 

    About the Presenter


     

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 


    • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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    • Sunday, December 13, 2020
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Melissa Hagood and Marie Macher

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1


    When you are away from your pets, don’t you love to get a picture or video that illustrates to you how they are faring and allows you to see their furry (or finned or feathered!) faces you miss so much!? Guess what, your clients do too. Personalize your service offerings by taking and sending great quality pictures of your client’s pets. This presentation will provide tips on capturing fun and informative photos, using a cell phone, which can be text or emailed to pet parents when their pets are in your care at their home, your home, or in a daycare setting.

    We will discuss basic photography tips on lighting, framing, perspective, catching action, etc. as well as creative aspects like telling a story with your photos and apps to help make photos fun. We will also discuss making the photography process fun, force free, and low stress for the pets and how to capture their personality in the photos for their parents.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn basic photography technical tips for photographing pets with your phone
    • Understand how to keep the photo sessions force free, low stress, and fun for the pets!
    • Hear about apps and other fun tools for capturing pet photographs with your phone
    • Discuss creative story-telling with and practical uses for pet photographs

    About the Presenters



    Melissa Hagood is accredited as a Professional Canine Trainer through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. She is a Pet Professional Guild (PPG) member and Pet First Aid Certified through PPG. She is an independent contractor of Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa in Florida, where she specializes in private behavior consultations, instructs the group classes My Dog Has Issues (MDI) for reactive dogs and Fun Lure Coursing, and provides in home pet care services. She is an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and she and her dog Charley are a registered team with Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program. Melissa parents Charley and Delilah, who are both adopted mixed breed dogs that just LOVE posing for all the photos Melissa takes of them constantly with her phone!



    Marie Macher received her BSN in Nursing and BA in Sociology from Purdue University in 2011. She is a Pet Professional Guild (PPG) member and Pet First Aid Certified through PPG. She has her Advanced Pet Care Technician Certificate and Fun Scent Games Level 1 Instructor Certification from DogNostics Career College. She works at Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa in Florida as a Canine Camp Counselor and Instructor of AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes and Basic Manners classes. Marie loves to watch the day care dogs and boarding dogs play. She has a special interest in Barn Hunt, Dog Dock Jumping and Trick training! She parents Henry and Harper, Shih-Tzu/Poodle mixes, who love to participated in agility, fun scent games, and trick training!

    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, February 22, 2021
    • 1:15 PM (EST)
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    Free Member Webinar

    presented by Gina Phairas

    CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT 1.25, IAABC 1.25


    It’s rare these days to meet anyone who doesn’t say they’re busy, or behind, or that they wish there were more hours in the day. In fact, most small business owners feel perpetually behind and, unfortunately, it’s often the more important tasks, such as marketing, that fall by the wayside. It’s also common to see poor time management play a role in trainer burnout, as trainers put their own needs aside to work on the business, struggling to maintain a sustainable balance between work and home.

    If you need a few more hours in your day, if you feel like your business is running you instead of the other way around, it’s time for a time management makeover. You can have two days off a week and a shorter to-do list, and still make a living—oh, and spend more time with your own dogs, too. Join Gina Phairas of dog*tec to learn simple strategies, practices, and policies to increase your productivity, step off the treadmill, and get back in control.


    Learning Objectives

    • Learn simple strategies to organize and manage time in a systematic, flexible, sustainable way
    • Learn business practices and create policies that save time while increasing revenue
    • Learn how to create and use a master calendar to increase productivity while balancing work and play


    About the Presenter



    Gina Phairas helps trainers succeed across the country as a business consultant and leading force behind dog*tec, the dog pro industry’s top business consultancy. Gina brings her marketing and communications background and degree to her work with dog professionals, as well as her extensive training resume. Gina is a former San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers instructor, teaching and working alongside Academy founder Jean Donaldson to arm professional dog trainers with a comprehensive knowledge of positive reinforcement training techniques, and the mechanical and thinking skills needed to use them to greatest effect. As the SF/SPCA’s Rehabilitation Coordinator she developed and oversaw staff training and behavior rehabilitation protocols to improve the adoptability of shelter dogs with behavioral issues.

    Gina’s own businesses have included Tails & Tots, a dog training business focused on the needs of expecting parents and families with dogs, and ShelterWorks, a non-profit dedicated to improved adoption rates and decreased return rates through education and consulting work around staff and volunteer retention and training, adoption protocols, and assessment, enrichment, and training of shelter dogs. A tireless advocate for positive training and in particular for positive trainers, Gina speaks regularly on business topics at conferences and seminars across the country and via web seminars, teaches at positive dog training schools, and works one-on-one with trainers on building business skills.

    • Thursday, March 02, 2017
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    Presented by Beth Adelman

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1



    While positive reinforcement is always my first choice in working with cats, many times very frightened/under-socialized cats will not accept food, play, a happy tone of voice, petting, or any interaction at all with humans. If nothing you offer the cat is rewarding in that moment, how do you gain the cat’s trust? I have found a behavior modification protocol using negative reinforcement to be very effective in these situations.

    I am using the term “negative reinforcement” in the strict sense of removing something to increase the likelihood that a behavior will be repeated. I do not use aversives in this behavior modification protocol. My goal is always to move the cat as quickly as possible to a state where he or she is able to accept positive reinforcement.


    Learning Objectives

    • A very quick review of the four quadrants of negative and positive reinforcement and punishment, as used in discussing operant conditioning.
    • Why positive reinforcement might not work for some cats in some situations.
    • What kinds of cats/situations might do better with negative reinforcement.
    • Why negative reinforcement might work for those cats.
    • A step-by-step explanation of a negative reinforcement behavior modification protocol for working with cats in a home environment. I will use the case study of one of my own cats as the framework for describing this protocol.
    • I will point out where I customized the protocol for this cat, for clients’ cats, and how it can be customized for each individual cat. Emphasis is on meeting each cat where they are.
    • How a negative reinforcement behavior modification protocol is used to lead the cat to a state where he or she can accept positive reinforcement for further behavior modification work.
    • If time permits, some tips on other ways to help a frightened/under-socialized cat adapt to a new home.

    About the Presenter



    Beth has been a cat behavior consultant with an active practice in New York for more than a decade and is a member of the PPG Cat Committee. She has taught the Cat Behavior segment (a six-hour one-day seminar) of Kutztown University’s Canine Training and Management certificate program. She has given seminars at IAABC conferences, and at professional conferences and public events sponsored by Pet Sitters International, the Garden State Cat Club, the Cat Writers Association, Meet the Breeds (a cat and dog breed showcase in New York City co-sponsored by TICA and AKC), and the Winn Feline Foundation, among others. Beth is also the 2011 recipient of the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation award
    • Monday, May 08, 2017
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    Presented by Sheila Blanchette

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1 


    To celebrate the importance of care for companion birds, the goal of this webinar is to understand the importance of:

    • Why Diet is important for longevity and health of a companion bird.
    • Why Vet Care Exam is so important for companion bird? From CBC, gram stains to gender testing. As well as, vet care at home.
    • Why it is important to understand you and your bird's behavior.
    • Why developing Enrichment, Foraging, and Housing assists in a bird's comfort and confidence.
    • All of these keys guidelines create a wonderful well rounded bird that can coexist in a human's world.


    Learning Objectives

    • Vet Care
    • Behavior Care
    • Diet Care
    • Enrichment Care

    About the Presenter


    Sheila S Blanchette is an IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant. She is the owner of the mobile behavior consultant company, Heart of Feathers Education in the MA/NH Area (USA). Sheila’s main goal is to assist people with companion birds with behavior issues vs surrendering the bird. She is also a member of IAABC Shelter Division, Pet Professional Guild and American Federation of Aviculture.

    Sheila has been volunteering at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm (Methuen, MA), for many years assisting potential adopters on topics such as enrichment, education and understanding more about having a companion bird. In 2017, she will be teaching Target Training Bird classes at the rescue for anyone with a companion bird. She believes "Behavior may have history but history should not define a bird." Sheila is the proud guardian of 2 lorikeets, an adopted lovebird, and a cockatiel and a pug.

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1



    Join Louise for this presentation in which she takes a look at the complexities of linear behavior chains!

    The webinar will focus on a fun trick that is also a skill needed by many assistance dogs – How to fetch their guardian a drink - but, in learning about the components you will need to teach your partner so that he/she can carry out this behavior, you will also learn some strategies that will help you teach an amazing retrieve to hand!

    You don't want to miss out on this fun-filled session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the differences between forwards chaining and backwards chaining
    • Understand how to maintain a consistent high standard of 'tricks' (behaviors)
    • Learn how to teach a retrieve to hand
    • Learn about the skills you will need to teach your training partner if you would like him/her to fetch you a drink from the fridge

    About the Presenter

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell


    B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG. DN-CPCT2

    DN-CPCT2
    DN-CPCT2

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor. Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Certified Pet Care Technician.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.

    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training. She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe, Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and Co-Presenter of PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the owner of The DogSmith of Estepona. She is a Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College. and the author and instructor of the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles.
    • Monday, December 18, 2017
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    Presented by Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

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    Are you a dog trainer, rescue/animal welfare professional, or other pet care professional who works with shy, fearful, or anxious dogs? Join this webinar presented by Kathy Cascade to learn effective and creative techniques to help dogs overcome these difficult behavior issues. “S.A.N.E. Solutions” is a collection of tools designed to help dogs reduce tension and arousal while building confidence and coping skills. The goal is to give the dog a new experience of feeling safe, calm, and in control while in a challenging environment or when confronted with other triggers which previously elicited a fearful response. Based on the principles of Tellington TTouch Training and sensory integration, this approach employs the use of novel sensory experiences to enhance learning.

    Webinar Learning Objectives
    • Understand the significant link between posture, physical balance, and behavior.
    • Identify the four primary coping strategies dogs employ when feeling threatened or stressed.
    • Learn how to apply a sensory approach to reducing arousal through specific forms of touch and purposeful movement exercises.
    • Learn how to use unique leading exercises designed to introduce new people to fearful dogs.
    • Learn the rationale and application of light pressure wraps or garments to help dogs reduce anxiety and touch sensitivity.
    • Learn to build trust with a fearful dog using the concept of “giving choice.”

    Your Presenter


    Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor

    Kathy's introduction to dog training began in 1991 when a slightly wild and wonderful Alaskan Malamute puppy came into her life. Kathy and Spirit's partnership lead them to competition obedience trials, participation in fly ball, and as a visiting Therapy Dog/Handler team in hospitals and nursing homes. Searching for a truly respectful and gentle approach to working with animals, Kathy completed the two-year Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner Certification Program, graduating in October 1996 and later becoming an instructor in the program in 2003.

    With her professional training and experience as a Physical Therapist, Kathy offers a unique perspective on the neurophysiologic and sensory aspects of dog behavior to her students. Known for her creative, engaging, and often humorous teaching style, Kathy has presented workshops and seminars throughout the US, Canada, and in Europe.

    Kathy’s skillful approach to working with dogs with aggression and fear issues led her to develop a series of seminars titled S.A.N.E. Solutions for Challenging Dog Behavior. Her calm, confident demeanor serves her especially well in working with these cases. Kathy states, "Helping dogs learn to cope with the demands of living in our often chaotic human world is a passion of mine. Creating a sense of calm and safety for the dog is the first step to eliminating reactive and fearful behavior. We can do this with humane, effective tools for reducing stress and building confidence. It gives me great joy to see these dogs make the transformation from living in a state of fear to feeling safe in the world."

    • Monday, January 29, 2018
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    Presented by Sheila Blanchette

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1

    This webinar focuses on the topic of reducing the stress when giving medication to a companion bird. The webinar will show known processes of giving medication, the consequences of stress, and how to takes steps than can reduce or eliminate stress during the medication process. Gain some insightful knowledge about how a force-free medication process can be better improve your bond with you and your bird.

    This webinar also touches on starting crate training for preparing for vet visits which can reduces stress in the vet visit, and why this is so important.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    Quick Review on Companion Bird health/Vet Visit

    How to recognize stress in a companion bird.

    How to start force-free planning on the taking medication

    How to advance progress in the medication training

    How to start force-free crate training for your companion bird

    Gain knowledge on how your bird can be a super star at the vet visit


    About the Presenter


    Sheila Blanchette

    Sheila S Blanchette is an IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant. She is the owner of the mobile behavior consultant company, Heart of Feathers Education in the MA/NH Area (USA). Sheila’s main goal is to assist people with companion birds with behavior issues vs surrendering the bird. She is also a member of IAABC Shelter Division, Pet Professional Guild and American Federation of Aviculture.

    Sheila has been volunteering at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm (Methuen, MA), for many years assisting potential adopters on topics such as enrichment, education and understanding more about having a companion bird. In 2017, she will be teaching Target Training Bird classes at the rescue for anyone with a companion bird. She believes "Behavior may have history but history should not define a bird." Sheila is the proud guardian of 2 lorikeets, an adopted lovebird, and a cockatiel and a pug.

    • Saturday, March 24, 2018
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    Presented by Amy Sutherland

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    A lot has changed in the shelter world, from the kind of dogs you'll find in the kennels to how they are cared for, in the past 20 years. If you are new to the shelter world or wanting to get more involved in working with shelter dogs this webinar will lend you a better understanding of the field today. You will learn about

    - The kinds of dogs you'll find in a shelter today.

    - The obstacles shelters face in finding these dogs homes.

    - The newest approaches to some of these obstacles.

    - A range of ideas of how you can help shelter dogs.

    About Your Presenter


    Amy Sutherland is the author of four books, the most recent being "Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs and the Quest to Find Them All Homes" (Harper Collins). Sutherland is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe and her Modern Love column “What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage,” is one of the New York Times most emailed stories. She lives in Charlestown with her husband, one shelter dog, Walter Joe, and a rescue finch, Rennie.

    • Thursday, April 05, 2018
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    (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 Part Webinar Series)

    Part 2/3

    Presented by Alizé Veillard--Muckensturm

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


    This is the second part of a three part webinar series focused on building a strong foundation of clicker training with your horse.

    We will start by giving an overview of targeting as a positive reinforcement training technique and then move to real life examples of how it can be used for husbandry behaviours, encourage desired movements, and solve problematic situations. This part of the series includes short videos and photos to inspire everyone to give it a trial.

    We will then discuss the tools needed to get started with their own horse by outlining the training steps to teach basic nose targeting.

    Objective

    - Introduce the use of target training in horse training

    - Learn how targeting is used 

    - Learn how to introduce targeting to a horse.

    About Your Presenter


    Alizé Veillard--Muckensturm has been a force-free horse trainer since 2014 and is a qualified equine behaviourist from the Natural Animal Centre.

    She is the author of the book "Humane, science-based horse training: introduction to learning theory and exercises for everyday handling and fitness".

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
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    Presented by Lori Nanan

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    By building a positive conditioned response to a particular implement and following a good desensitization plan, trainers can help even dogs who are fearful about nail care. Even better, trainers can coach owners through the process effectively, giving them the opportunity to create a lifetime of cooperative care.

    We'll cover why DS is often necessary and how to walk through the process effectively, by being mindful of body language and working at the dog's pace.

    We'll also cover nail and paw anatomy, so that even those most shy about nail care can become comfortable with it!

    Objectives

    - Gain an understanding of why nail care can be so difficult for some dogs

    - Learn why the +CER building process is so important to the process

    - Walk through a desensitization process, and be able to teach clients how to do the same

    - Gain an understanding of paw and nail anatomy and why nail maintenance is so important to dogs' health


    About Your Presenter

    Lori Nanan CTC, CPDT-KA is the co-founder of LoriNanan.com, a company which provides education and digital solutions to dog owners, force-free dog pros and organizations. She is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, where she is also a staff member and is the founder of Your Pit Bull and You, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting pit bulls in a positive light.
    • Monday, June 25, 2018
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    Presented by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC (pending)

    Have you ever wondered what would happen to your beloved pets if you became disabled or a disaster was about to strike? How would you care for them if you broke a bone or a wildfire or mud slide was looming?

    Without a plan in place, before you need it, you leave the safety and care of your pet to chance. If you are the sole provider of care to client's pets how many can you realistically care for? These and the questions are addressed and answered in the MAAP Plan Webinar.

    It explores the 8 D's pet owners choose not to think about until it may be too late

    -Death, Disease, Disaster, Delay, Disability, Dementia,Divorce and Denial.

    Attendees will not only know why they need a plan, they will learn the 4 easy steps to prepare for the much needed care for their pets, especially long lived ones such as parrots, tortoises and horses. Debra Hamilton is respected nationwide as the go to person for pet care planning that is easy to do and thorough. You will not want to miss the MAAP Plan Program.

    Objective

    -Why and how to plan for the care of pets, theirs and their clients.

    -What if something happens to you and there no one is available to care for them?

    -We outline the 8 D's-Divorce, Death, Disaster, Delay Disease, Dementia,Disability and Denial.

    M-Make a Plan

    A- Address the needs of the pet

    A- Appoint caregivers

    P - Publish the plan.

    The course offers step by step actions that will assure your pets and your client's pets have redundant care options and escape routes. This information can be referred to in your will and updated yearly without the expense of re-writing a will.

    It also helps you easily have a Trust and Estate professional create a Pet Trust to assure your pet has the funding to care for it without delay.

    About Your Presenter


    Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton

    Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton is the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC, (HLM) the first solo mediation practice in the US dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts involving animals.

    HLM uses alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to help resolve conflicts ranging from divorce disagreements over the family pet to helping animal rights advocates see the benefit of sitting down with their adversaries and having a neutral discussion before, during & after litigation is initiated.

    Debra also works with pet service providers and professionals to help them pursue their passion of helping people and their pets while reducing their exposure to costly litigation.

    She presents programs that teach people how to communicate, as a speaker and receiver of information without feeling they need to resort to litigation. Debra is the go to person for information regarding the use of mediation in disagreements over animals for the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Sun Times, Bloomberg and the US News and World Report.

    Debra hosts free online webinars, which teach pet owners and pet service providers learn how to address conflict in their business or relationships with clients, colleagues or service provider. She also helps pet owners and service providers aid each other in the creation and implementation a SIMPLE short and long term pet care plan. The MAAP Plan enables beloved companion animals get the care their owners want them to have any time their owner is personally not able to care for them.

    Debra graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in 1983, and was admitted to practice in New York in 1984.

    You can learn more about Debra and the work she does

    http://hamiltonlawandmediation.com

    Tel: 914.273.1085

    Dhamilton@hamiltonlawandmediation.com

    • Sunday, October 07, 2018
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    Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

    CEUs: PPAB 1


    In this webinar we'll take a basic look at the nervous system, brain, and hormones, to see how it effects an animals emotions. Using this information we'll see how the emotions are organized into seven basic systems. We'll discuss these 7 emotional systems in individual detail and see how they interact with each other. Then we will look at the emotional systems and see how the effect and interact with our learning and training.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the neuroscience study of emotion
    • Review and analyse Jaak Panksepp's Emotional Systems:
    1. FEAR
    2. RAGE
    3. PANIC
    4. LUST
    5. CARE
    6. PLAY
    7. SEEKING
    • Understand how the systems interact and work together
    • Reconcile with why understanding emotions matters so much to us as professionals in our training

    About Your Presenter


    Jessica Gonzalez

    Jessica runs a non-profit horse rescue and education program. She is extremely dedicated to teaching and promoting a positive reinforcement lifestyle, working with horses and humans alike. The rescue has a growing program of volunteers and students eager to learn to work with equines with clicker training. Jessica also travels to teach students locally and at events.
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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    Presented by Kristi Benson

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    Everyone—dog owners and dog professionals—are invited to join in for an hour-long session about jumping and pestering dogs presented by dog trainer Kristi Benson. In her hallmark inviting and funny tone, Kristi will discuss some easy-to-implement techniques to reduce jumping up, begging, mouthing and biting clothes, and mooching. If your dog is like a pogo stick at the door, jumping and mouthing, or begs at the table, there’s help!  Kristi will explore both the underlying “why” questions and then outline ways to prevent the worst offenses by setting your dog up for success, identifying and avoiding problem contexts, and even some easy training techniques you can use to start to change your dog’s behaviour. There will be links to free hand-outs for you to download as well.

     Learning Objectives

    • Why dogs jump up.
    • Easy techniques to keep dogs off of guests at the door.
    • The role of exercise and enrichment to reduce pestering.
    • How to fit exercise and enrichment into your already-busy schedule.
    • Accidental reinforcement and begging, and what to do if that has been happening around your dinner table. This will include why starting to ignore the dog now (i.e. “extinction”) isn’t the best choice to use.
    • Training techniques with proven history (training an alternate behaviour).
    • Why and how to avoid corrections when working with energetic and jumping dogs.

    Your Presenter

    Kristi Benson

    Kristi is an honors graduate of, and now on staff at, the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling. She leads special projects at the Academy and is in charge of the weekly webinars, along with student coaching. Kristi enjoys working with dogs who need help with obedience, fearfulness, aggression, unruliness, or any number of other issues. She also loves helping the humans in the equation, and brings her trademark combination of humour and compassion to the kitchen table when working with her clients.

    Kristi also enjoys reaching out to dog owners through writing. Her blog was named one of the top fifty dog blogs in 2016 by Thoroughly Reviewed. She also regularly writes for the Academy for Dog Trainers’ blog and for Dog International. Besides offering professional training services in the Parkland region of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada; Kristi also works with clients across Canada via video chat. For ten years, she ran a sled dog micro-rescue with her partner, and fostered, house-trained, obedience-trained, and re-homed numerous racing sled dogs. Kristi still enjoys skijoring (cross-country skiing attached to a dog), dog scootering, and other pulling sports with her Alaskan husky sled dogs. She lives on a small mixed farm in west central Manitoba. Kristi is a Full Member Dog Training Professional of the Pet Professional Guild. She has a BA and MA in Archaeology, and enjoys working as an applied anthropologist with northern communities in Canada’s western Arctic.
    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
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    Presented by Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    Registered for the live event, get busy and cannot make it!

    No worries you will automatically receive a recording!

    Join Malena DeMartini for this intermediate level webinar in which she will be discussing the treatment of separation anxiety and giving an overview of what it takes to get through the process.

    Malena will cover how people might benefit from the online course Mission Possible which is intended as a DIY self-paced programme. Malena will also be speaking about how some people will need more hands on support and what that will look like.

    Separation anxiety is often known for being a tricky condition to treat and Malena will be addressing some of those tricky spots and stumbling blocks. Finally, she will be reviewing how success can be achieved with separation training as long as the process is followed in a systematic and gradual fashion.

    Learning Objectives

    • Help gain a better understanding of separation anxiety
    • Learn how Malena's online course can help professionals and guardians with separation anxiety issues
    • Address some common sticky points when working with separation anxiety dogs
    • Learn about the non-linear process of SA
    • A discussion of juggling criteria and addressing pre-departure cues


    About Your Presenter


    Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs and her recent online course for guardians called Mission:POSSIBLE is now out and should prove to be an invaluable resource in the industry. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification program for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills.

    Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods and just happens to be in the process of collaborating on an intensive study with a leading University to help further advance the knowledge in the field.

    • Monday, November 18, 2019
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