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    • 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.
    • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, September 10, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
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    Presented by Patience Fisher

    CEU: PPAB 1, PPG 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1
     




    This cursory course on the house cat will touch on all things a cat owner should know in order to prevent unwanted behaviors in their house cat. A brief overview of ethology, domestication, socialization, and communication will lay the foundation for how to set up your house and interact with your cat.

    The unique needs of a house cat will be detailed including placement and use of the litter box and scratching posts/pads, play time, feeding, vertical space, privacy, consistency, establishing a good relationship, and desensitizing the cat to carriers, claw trimming, and pills. The importance of observing behavior to catch medical problems will be explained, as well as the importance of not letting bad habits continue without seeking professional help.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand ethology and domestication of the house cat
    • Learn about cat's communication and socialization
    • Understand the importance of providing a secure, stress-free territory for an indoor cat
    • Learn the correct use and placement of litter boxes and scratching posts/pads
    • Understand how to promote a good relationship with your cat and how to monitor health
    • Learn about playing with your cat to promote good behavior
    • Learn how to make a good behavior become a habit
    • Learn how to desensitize your cat to the carrier, claw trims, and pills.
    • Listen to a brief overview of what a cat behavior consultant does

    About The Presenter


    Patience Fisher owns Walk, Play, Learn!, a Pittsburgh-based pet service. Started in 2012 as a pet sitting and dog walking service, she is now offering cat behavior consultations. Patience volunteered at shelters for four years, helping with cat adoptions and specializing in fostering cats with behavioral problems.

    Patience holds a BS Biology from Lehigh University. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant through AAHA/Cedar Valley College. Recently she received a Diploma of Feline Science Behavior Science and Technology from the Companion Animal Science Institute.

    Patience is also a freelance editor, specializing in life science manuscripts, especially those concerning animals. Prior to that she was an environmental analyst for 14 years, preparing environmental documents for certification of highway and public utility projects.

    • Monday, December 28, 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • Thursday, December 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
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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.


    • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Friday, January 20, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
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    Free Member Webinar

    presented by Francine Miller

    CEUs - PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1



         
              
               

    Inappropriate scratching is a widespread issue, but is seldom enough for clients to believe that it warrants a behavior specialist. This presentation will discuss why cat's scratch, which is an innate behavior and serves many purposes.

    Client's can't remove their cat's wild instincts, but they can orchestrate where they are acted out. Learn how to set up humane deterrents, select the right scratcher for your cat and where to locate it and how to attract your cat to an appropriate scratcher.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Why cat's scratch

    • The case against declawing

    • Attracting your cat to the appropriate scratcher

    • Selecting the right cat scratcher, what kind and where to place

    • Setting up humane deterrents for inappropriate scratching surfaces and locations

    • What NOT to do
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    About The Presenter

            
       

    Francine has eleven years experience treating dogs and cats with behavior problems. She has consulted on hundreds of cases for every type of aggression in dogs and cats, separation anxiety, barking, phobias, fear reactions, destructiveness, inappropriate elimination, escape, urine marking, scratching, housesoiling, litter box issues, compulsive disorders and more.

    In 2005, Francine completed all coursework for a Master of Science (MS) degree in Applied Animal Behavior Science and Family Counseling for Companion Animals, from the American College of Applied Science (ACAS). Studies included canine and feline behavior, ethology, animal behavior, animal learning, conditioning, animal psychology and veterinary psychopharmacology.

    In 2011, she also completed three semesters of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) toward a certification as an aBCBA (Associate Board Certified Behavior Analyst) with the Florida Institute of Technology.

    Francine holds a BA from Syracuse University and had a long career in advertising and marketing prior to pursuing her interest in helping pet parents with their dog's and cat's behavioral problems. Applied Animal Behavior is her second career.


    • Thursday, January 28, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
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    Presented by Lisa Gunter

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


    In this presentation, Lisa will discuss the findings of recent studies from the Canine Science Collaboratory in which they investigated the influence of breed labels on people’s perceptions of pit-bull-type dogs, their length of stay at the shelter and adoption success. She will also report the results of nearly a thousand breed ancestry tests carried out on dogs living in shelters.

    The Canine Science Collaboratory is finding that these canines have far more varied and complex breed identities than previously imagined - adding more fuel to the fire that breed identification of mixed breed dogs is a complex endeavor at best and untenable at worst.  

    Webinar Objectives

    • Evaluate influence of previously held perceptions about breeds of dogs
    • Assess effect of breed labeling on perceived attractiveness of shelter dogs
    • Understand how breed labeling in shelters could impact dog adoptions and length of stay
    • Recognize diversity of breed mixes within shelter dog population and implications regarding breed-specific behavior

    About The Presenter


    Lisa Gunter, MA is a PhD student at Arizona State University in the Department of Psychology's Behavioral Neuroscience area and conducts her research under the mentorship of Clive Wynne in the Canine Science Collaboratory.   

    Lisa recently earned her MA in Behavioral Neuroscience, holds a BA in Journalism from The Evergreen State College and has worked with dogs in animal shelters and with their owners for nearly a decade. Lisa's research investigates how breed labels influence perceptions of dogs at shelters and interventions focused on helping adopters with new dogs. She has presented her research at numerous conferences including the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior, Veterinary Behavior Symposium and the International Society of Anthrozoology.

    • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Thursday, April 27, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
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    presented by Paula Garber

    CEU: PPAB 1, CPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1  


        
          

    This presentation will teach you the ins and outs of organizing a Kittengarten. You will learn why kitten socialization is so important (and needed), and the goals and objectives of a Kittengarten. The presentation will discuss how to develop the basic structure and curriculum, find a location, boost kitten participation and human attendance, and practice the skills you will need to conduct a Kittengarten.

     The presentation will also share ideas for identifying individuals, groups, and organizations that can help you (and that you can help in return). Plus, you will learn how organizing a Kittengarten can drive business for you and others who are involved. Many resources will be provided to help you organize a fun, unique Kittengarten in your community.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Explain the need for kitten socialization
    • Create a basic structure and curriculum for a Kittengarten class
    • Develop the necessary skill set to conduct the class
    • Understand what tools and supplies you will need
    • Identify those who can help with the class
    • Generate creative ways to market the class
    • Anticipate (and minimize) potential problems

      About The Presenters


       

      Paula holds a master’s degree in education and is a Certified Animal Training and Enrichment Professional and Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist. She is also certified in Low-Stress Handling (Silver, 2015) and Pet CPR & First Aid, and she is pursuing a diploma in Feline Behavior Science and Technology from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute.

      Paula owns and operates LIFELINE Cat Behavior Solutions and is currently a co-Vice Chair for the Pet Professional Guild’s Cat Committee and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. A consummate cat advocate, Paula proudly serves on the Cat Protection Council of Westchester in her community. She resides in Ossining, New York, with her husband and five rescued cats.

      • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
      • 3:00 PM
      • Thursday, June 22, 2023
      • 4:00 PM
      • Recorded Webinar
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       Presented by Jean Donaldson


      CEUs - PPAB, 1 IAABC, 1 CCPDT, 1


      LIMA guidelines currently rank negative punishment and negative reinforcement at equivalent levels of invasiveness. This webinar will explore whether this is ethically defensible when applied to the presenting problems faced by dog trainers. The webinar will also suggest contexts where antecedent arrangements are contra-indicated from a welfare perspective.

      Webinar Objectives

      • Help trainers think critically about LIMA as it applies in practical dog training contexts.


      About The Presenter



      Jean is the founder and principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers. The Academy has trained and certified over 600 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training and private behavior counseling since 1999. She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.

      Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province. Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in various dog sports including OTCh (Obedience Trial Champion), UD (Utility Dog), TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent), FDCh (Flyball Champion), CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and HIT (High In Trial). While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors. Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years. She lives in Oakland with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

      • Monday, August 15, 2016
      • 7:00 PM
      • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
      • 8:00 PM
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      Presented by Lennea Bower

      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

         


          

      We all have a vision of our multi-species home as a peaceable kingdom, but how do we make that dream a reality? First impressions do matter, and the initial "introduction" of dogs and cats can make a huge difference in establishing successful dog-cat households. This webinar will review strategies for successfully integrating new dog to a household with a resident cat and vice versa. This process starts prior to the animals' first meeting and may continue for days, weeks, or months before stabilizing.

      In addition, it will cover pain points and possible solutions for building a successful relationship that can endure the test of time. For professionals, it will also review important areas to discuss with your clients. These include helping your client set realistic expectations for process, expectations and timeline. We will also touch on factors, such as physical home set up, family composition, and lifestyle that can also affect this process. In addition, we will address issues related to the animals' past experience and personalities that may help or hinder the integration process, as well as the importance of meeting the basic needs of all household members throughout the integration process.

      Learning Objectives

      • Understand the basic process for integrating a dog-cat multi-species household.

      • Identify human and animal factors that may delay or impede the integration process.
      • Be prepared to discuss potential issues with non-animal professionals.

      About the Presenter

      Lennea “Linny” Bower, MA, CPDT-KA grew up in a multi-species household that included both dogs and cats. She began volunteering in animal shelters in 2004 and has worked and volunteered in shelters in metro-DC, Massachusetts, and Costa Rica. She became interested in force-free training while working in animal shelters. She began teaching group classes at a local shelter in 2010, and founded her business, Next Best Pet, in 2013. She currently teaches group classes at the Animal Resource Foundation in Chester, MD, and offers private training in Maryland's Prince George's and Queen Anne's counties.

      Lennea has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish Studies and a master’s degree in Psychology, all from American University. She earned her CPDT-KA certification in 2014. She has previously presented on topics including multi-species households and adopting a new dog. She has also worked with animal shelter staff and volunteers behavior and training topics.

      • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
      • 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, December 14, 2023
      • 1:00 PM
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      Free Member Webinar

      Presented by Paula Garber

      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1 


      In this webinar, you will learn the common causes of fear, anxiety, and stress in cats, as well as the evolutionary, environmental, and social factors that often contribute to these emotions. You will also learn how cats typically express fear, anxiety, and stress and the signs to look for, some of which may be subtle. After gaining an understanding of the potential fallout of using force-based handling techniques, you will learn basic handling techniques to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in cats that you can begin using immediately, whether you work with cats in a veterinary clinic or a shelter, or in a home setting with your clients’ cats—or even your own cats.


      Learning Objectives

      • Understand why cats are especially prone to experiencing fear, anxiety, and stress
      • Identify signs of fear, anxiety, and stress in cats
      • Understand the potential consequences of force-based handling techniques on cats and humans
      • Learn basic handling techniques to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress for cats in veterinary clinics, shelters, and at home

      About the Presenter



      Paula owns LIFELINE Cat Behavior Solutions in Westchester County, NY. She holds a master of arts degree in education and is a Certified Animal Training and Enrichment Professional and Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist through the Animal Behavior Institute. She is also certified in Low Stress Handling (Silver, 2015) through Sophia Yin’s course, Low Stress Handling of Dogs and Cats, and she is pursuing a diploma in Feline Behavior Science and Technology from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute.

      Paula is currently a co-Vice Chair for the Pet Professional Guild’s Cat Committee and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She also serves as an advisor to the board of FurBridge, a non-profit animal rescue and community outreach program. A consummate cat advocate, Paula hosts an annual event for volunteers to build winter shelters for free-roaming cats in her community. She resides in Ossining, New York, with her husband and five rescued cats.

      • Thursday, March 02, 2017
      • 6:00 PM
      • Thursday, March 02, 2023
      • 7:00 PM
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      Free Member Webinar

      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
      • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
      • 3:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
      • 4:00 PM
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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
      • 1:00 PM
      • Sunday, December 18, 2022
      • 2:00 PM
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      Presented by Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor

      CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

      Webinar Description


      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
      • 7:00 PM
      • Sunday, January 29, 2023
      • 8:00 PM
      • Recorded Webinar
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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.

      • Friday, March 02, 2018
      • 7:00 PM
      • Thursday, March 02, 2023
      • 8:00 PM
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      (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 part webinar series)

      Part 1/3

      Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

      CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1


      This is the first part of a three part webinar focused on building a strong foundation of clicker training with your horse. Michelle Martiya and Alize Muckensturm will be presenting the other two parts. We aim to give you the tools to get started actively working with your horses with positive reinforcement.

      Part one will be focused on teaching your horse to stand calmly facing forward. For horses who are comfortable around humans who know how to take treats from your hand, this is a valuable first skill to start with. It teaches the horse how to relax and be comfortable around food while you condition your bridge signal. This becomes a safe default behavior you can use to teach stimulus control on all future behaviors you teach. From here Alize will help you teach your horse how to touch a target which can be used to shape future behaviors. Michelle will go over helping horses who are not yet ready for this step to become comfortable and ready to work with humans.

      Objective

      • How to safely and effectively get started using positive reinforcement with your equine. Focusing on teaching the horse how to stand calmly facing forward. Building a clicker training foundation with your horse

      About Your Presenter

      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.
      • Saturday, March 24, 2018
      • 2:00 PM
      • Friday, March 24, 2023
      • 3:00 PM
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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
      • 2:00 PM
      • Friday, April 05, 2024
      • 3:00 PM
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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
      • 2:00 PM
      • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
      • 3:00 PM
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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.
      • Thursday, May 10, 2018
      • 7:00 PM
      • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
      • 8:00 PM
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      (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 Part Webinar Series)

      Part 3/3

      Presented by Michelle Martiya

      CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1


      This webinar is for people introducing positive reinforcement training to their equines that are struggling with an equine that either refuses the foods they’re offering or won’t perform any behaviors.

      We will be covering various reasons why an equine may seem unmotivated to learn and solutions to this problem, including choosing the right foods, setting up the environment, and working with what the equine can offer on his/her own.

      Objective

      - Understand why your equine might not seem motivated to learn via positive reinforcement.
      - Learn why your equine might not accept food from your hand.
      - Learn why your equine touches the target a few times, then walks away.

      - How to motivate your equine and set him/her up for success.

      About Your Presenter


      Michelle Martiya

      Michelle Martiya began learning about animal behavior and training in 2013, she started out as a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College, before re-discovering a passion for horses. In 2014, she started an equine coaching business, Dragon Horsemanship, with the intention of helping people learn to use positive reinforcement with their equines.

      The more Michelle immersed herself in the equine world, the more she recognized a desperate need for better education in equine behavior and training, so in 2017, she approached Niki Tudge with the idea of starting an equine committee for the PPG, with the goal of reaching and educating more people on these subjects.

      Today Michelle specializes in helping people connect with and train their wild, fearful, and/or aggressive horses via positive reinforcement. You can contact Michelle through www.dragonhorsemanship.com or www.facebook.com/dragonhorsemanship

      • Sunday, October 07, 2018
      • 6:00 PM
      • Monday, October 07, 2024
      • 7:00 PM
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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
      • 3:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
      • 4:00 PM
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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.
      • Monday, January 13, 2020
      • 1:00 PM
      • Monday, January 13, 2025
      • 2:30 PM
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      CEUs: PPAB 1.5

      Fearful shelter cats are numerous in our shelters. If they are not euthanized because of lack of resources, they can spend months in shelters or in foster families with few improvements. While the term feral does not apply to these cats, they do lack the tools to deal with strangers and new places.

      Can we help them gain these tools? Can we change their view of strangers? Can we bring them to a state where their chances of getting adopted and of staying in that home are now good? Join us to think about cats, about the constructional approach and about re-evaluating how we are currently working with fearful cats and why. This presentation will use videos and examples to illustrate the subject.

      Learning Objectives

      • To understand the particularities of cats.
      • To understand what C.A.T. with cats is and why we would want to use it.
      • To geek out on the science of behavior behind it.
      • To get you interested in working with cats!



      About The Presenter


      Caroline Crevier-Chabot


      A civil engineer by training, Caroline always loved animals and found in the science of behavior a true passion. After learning about clicker training through canine freestyle back in 2006, she gradually learned more about behavior and eventually moved to the cat side, clicker training her own cats to do things like getting down trees the “proper” cat way (butt first). Through volunteering at two different shelters, she started to reflect on better ways to care for and rehab fearful shelter cats. Caroline has been fostering fearful cats since 2018 and films her training a lot. She hopes sharing these experiences and thoughts will foster more discussion on cats and on better ways to help them.


      • Thursday, April 23, 2020
      • 1:00 PM
      • Sunday, April 23, 2023
      • 2:00 PM
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      The COVID-19 lockdown and your dog: Tips to help you get ahead of separation anxiety issues before they start


      Not being alone for substantial amounts of time is believed to be a trigger of separation related problems in dogs. While we can’t predict with certainty if your or your clients’s dogs will struggle after the lock down ends, it is certainly a wise move to keep up their alone-time skills and make sure they do not become hyper-dependent on us now.

      In this webinar we will discuss how to:

      • Create a safe haven
      • Use food toys for both enrichment and independence training
      • Work on impulse control and lowering frustration levels as needed
      • Do daily alone-time exercises
      • Cater the management and training approaches for fosters, dogs newly adopted, dogs with previously known separation related problems, and dogs who did not have problems prior to the lock down.


      Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT

      Northern Virginia based certified canine separation anxiety trainer and honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, Tracy Krulik, CTC, CSAT, is the founder and managing editor of iSpeakDog — a website and public awareness campaign to teach dog body language and behavior. Krulik trains dogs with separation anxiety for the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. and private clients around the world remotely online. Her writing can be found in publications including The Bark magazine, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of the Dog. Krulik’s passion is helping fearful dogs discover confidence and joy — just as she did for her once “fraidy” pup, Emma the Beagle. Visit www.tracykrulik.com to learn more. 


      • Thursday, April 30, 2020
      • 1:00 PM
      • Sunday, April 30, 2023
      • 2:00 PM
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      April 2020 Free Member Webinar

      CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

      With the current trend discouraging group gatherings, dog traines are rapidly losing business because they cannot hold classes. There are many different technology options available that make getting your classes online easy and affordable. The purpose of this course is to go through the options of how you can get your courses online, technology available and how to adapt your teaching styles and engagement strategies in an online format.


      Learning Objectives

      • To show trainers how easy it is to set up online courses and systems to transition their local clients to an online format so they don't lose business when group gatherings are being discouraged
      • How to transition in-person teaching techniques online
      • Successful strategies for course engagement with students in an online format.


      About The Presenter

      Mychelle Blake


      Mychelle Blake is a freelance writer, web designer, social media consultant and content creator. She a particular focus on the companion animal behavior field. Mychelle has had her work published on several websites and magazines on subjects including web design, social media, online technology and dog, cat, parrot, small animal and reptile health and behavior.


      Mychelle Blake runs her own web design company with a focus on small to medium businesses and non-profits. She provides a full range of online business services include website design, copywriting for the web, search engine optimization, Google analytics setup and reporting, and web accessibility audits. She approaches her business with an eye towards online solutions that fits each of her clients' unique needs. Mychelle walks all of her clients through the web design process, starting with determining goals and target market, user design, and content creation. She is passionate about helping the "web intimidated" to develop sites that grow their business or mission and increase their ROI. She also has a specialty in helping individuals develop online course platforms, whether it's on their own website or using pre-configured learning management systems. She has studied web design and internet technology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and was one of the very first students of the Las Vegas campus of the Iron Yard Front End Engineering program. To learn more, please visit her website http://www.firelinkonline.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/firelinkonline/


      • Thursday, June 25, 2020
      • 2:00 PM
      • Sunday, June 25, 2023
      • 3:00 PM
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      Learn About The COVID-19 Pandemic & How You Can Keep Your Clients, Staff & Business Safe.


      Join PPG on this recorded webinar with a dedicated Q&A session. We hosted  6 Panelists from Yale SCHOOL OF MEDICINE and Dr. Hanna Capon a Veterinarian in the UK


      This is an amazing opportunity for our industry. PPG is hosting five Yale School of Medicine academics to help us understand COVID and how-to best practice and stay safe. So, if you have questions about the safety of re-opening and operating your business in a time of pandemic and how you can keep your employees and customers safe then this is the time to ask.


      Your Panelists

      1. Anna York, BSc (Hon), PhD
      2. Stephanie Perniciaro, PhD, MPH
      3. Anne Wyllie, PhD
      4. Maikel Boot, PhD
      5. Chantal Vogels PhD, MSc, BSc
      6. Kayoko Shioda, DVM, MPH
      7. Dr. Hannah CaponMA Vet MB MRCVS founder and director of CAM , registered Galen Myotherapist and Veterinary Advisor for Galen Myotherapy.

      The webinar starts with a short presentation and then moves into a Q&A session. 

      "Adapting to a ‘new normal’ in the COVID-19 pandemic: We will cover a basic molecular understanding of this virus, the testing, symptoms and risk factors for humans, how it is transmitted between humans, the roles animals play in transmission and how you can modify your behaviors to minimize the spread and keep everyone (especially vulnerable people) as safe as possible during this pandemic."


      • Monday, June 29, 2020
      • 2:00 PM
      • Thursday, June 29, 2023
      • 3:00 PM
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      Free Webinar for PPG Members

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


      Dr. Christine Calder will be discussing the importance of puppy socialization and how to "think outside the box" during this time of social distancing and shelter in place orders.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Alternatives to traditional puppy socialization 
      • opportunities and challenges during COVID "shelter in place" and "social distancing" times.

      About The Presenter


      Dr. Christine Calder


      Dr. Christine Calder is currently the Director of Behavior Services at Midcoast Humane in Brunswick, Maine, Dr. Calder is a board certified veterinary behaviorist with many years of experience as both a general practitioner and Assistant Clinical Professor in Academia. Dr. Calder has a special interest in the education of veterinary and veterinary technology students in clinical veterinary behavior, prevention of behavior problems, and behavior problems in the shelter environment.
      • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
      • 10:00 AM
      • Friday, June 30, 2023
      • 11:00 AM
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      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1 , KPA 1, IAABC 1

      How much does breed really matter? Are there more differences within breeds or between breeds? Environment and learning are important, but biology matters too. How do the brains of different dogs differ? What might this tell us about their behavior? We know what traits are commonly associated with various breeds, but what does the research actually support?

      This webinar will look at two different studies – one on genetic variation between breeds (with over 14,000 dogs and 101 breeds) and one on variations in brain anatomy between breeds.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Explain what is known about the heritability of behavior as it results to breed
      • Summarize what we know about brain differences between breeds
      • Define gene by environment interactions and explain how they apply to dog behavior
      • Apply the information from today's webinar to working with dogs.


      About The Presenter


      Dr. Kristina Spaulding


      Dr. Spaulding has a PhD in biopsychology - the study of the biological basis of behavior - and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society. She specializes in stress and behavior, social cognition and emotion, positive welfare and the prevention and treatment of behavior problems in dogs. In addition to her academic background, she has been in the dog training and behavior profession for 19 years. She currently splits her time between private behavior work and teaching other dog trainers and behavior consultants online and through seminars and conferences.

      In addition, Dr. Spaulding is a long-standing member of the APDT Education Committee. She is also a member of the Fear Free Advisory Group and an authorized Speaker for Fear Free. She also chairs a task force for Meeting of the Minds, a coalition of top dog professionals across the country charged with improving the quality of life for our dogs and is a member of the IAABC Foundation Board. You can find out more about her on her website. (http://smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com/online-services/)

      • Wednesday, November 25, 2020
      • 2:00 PM
      • Saturday, November 25, 2023
      • 3:00 PM
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