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    • Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 18, 2024
    • 3:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Yolanda Harper LCSW

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    You used to LOVE going to work, but now, there’s a knot at the pit of your stomach as you go to bed and dread what’s to come the next day. You don’t sleep well because your night is consumed with thoughts about what might go wrong, and your irritable with your family. During your workday, the hours drag by, and you can feel the energy draining from your body. You can’t image doing this job another month, much less for years to come, and you daydream about your next vacation.

    What happened to your passion and drive? The good news is that it’s still there! This webinar is full of science, research, and – best of all – practical tips on how to get your groove back. The world needs for you to show up, do the work that you do, and help others in the way that only you can. Start now by taking some time to take care of yourself!

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the roles of helping professionals and the definitions of burnout, stress, and compassion fatigue.
    • Identify Core Values, people and behaviors in support of these Core Values, and how these Core Values show up in Helping Professions.
    • Identify the difference between Numbing and Comforting Self Care.
    • Understand how burn out and self-care affect the brain and nervous system and have a plan for behaviors that are supportive of a healthy brain.
    • Identify personal and professional boundaries towards others and self.
    • Learn the research regarding self-compassion and the steps towards cultivating a self compassion practice.


    About The Presenter


    Yolanda Harper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. She specializes in guiding others to Hope, Growth, and Healing as a Master Accelerated Resolution Therapist, a Daring Way™ facilitator, and as a neurofeedback provider. Yolanda is passionate about having community conversations about authenticity, wholeheartedness, boundaries, self-care, and the things that keep us from us showing up, being seen, and living brave in our lives.

    Toby is a Goldendoodle and is Yolanda's co-therapist. He loves long walks, squeaky toys, playing with turtles on the office grounds, and cuddling with clients. Find out more about Yolanda and Toby at www.harpertherapy.com, or on social media at www.facebook.com/yolandaharperLCSW

    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Wednesday, January 28, 2026
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Recorded Webinar - Immediate Access!
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    Become a Certified “Fun Scent Games” Instructor

    Updated, Improved & New Learning Platform

    Earn Your DN-FSG

    Approved Continuing Educational Units

    PPAB 4, CCPDT 4.5, IAABC 2

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell


     


    On Demand Viewing - Start Your Course as Soon as You Register!

    This is fabulous Certification Program that provides you with the tools, skills and knowledge to run Fun Scent Games classes. You will learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, along with the what, how and why of operating a successful Fun Scent Games class.

    Offering "Fun Scent Games" group classes, private classes or workshops will broaden your service offerings as well as helping to build client loyalty and supporting the needs of your pet owning community.

    Dogs have an amazing natural scenting ability. Dogs participating in your Fun Scent Games classes will have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy!

    Level One Fun Scent Games Instructor Program Learning Objectives:

    • Canine Olfaction history and scientific facts
    • The training environment, philosophy and methodology
    • Effects of air current
    • Scent contamination
    • Detection thresholds
    • ORNs
    • Olfaction streamlines
    • Scent discrimination
    • Canine scent capability
    • Target odors and individual scents
    • Scent amounts & fringing
    • Appropriate training equipment & handling
    • How to play, building criteria and areas of reinforcement
    • Reading dogs during the "find"
    • Recommended course curriculum

    Upon Successful Completion, You Will Receive:

    1. A DogNostics Instructor Certificate DN-FSG1
    2. A Certification Badge to display on your website
    3. A listing on the DogNostics Fun Scent Game Instructor Registry
    4. A PDF copy of the Course Curriculum
    5. A student Certificate for you to co-brand to provide to your “Fun Scent Games” students
    6. Advertising copy describing the program for your website
    7. Artwork for a promotional 8.5 x 11 flyer
    8. Access to the DogNostics Student Common Room - A Closed Facebook Group where DogNostics students can network with each other, exchange ideas and ask questions
    9. Mentoring Support through the DogNostics Faculty Members
    10. The Total Program cost is only $130.00. You will see a full return on your investment after one group class!

    Please Note:

    • Level 1 will be a prerequisite for Level 2

      • You do not need to enroll in more advanced levels.
    • Each applicant has 12 months to complete each program.
    • Study at home in your own time!
    • Easy access and progress tracking of your modules

    Program Certification

    1. Attend the online course lessons

    2. Successful completion of your open-book on-line lesson quizzes

    3. The submission of 6 short 30 second videos to demonstrate your mechanical competency in the key scent dog training skills


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT2, CWRI


    Louise  is a partner and faculty member of DogNostics Career Center and board member of The Pet Professional Guild. A professional canine trainer and behavior consultant – accredited via the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, Louise is the regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, the membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and the owner and head trainer of The DogSmith of Estepona.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Edinburgh University) and Dog Emotion and Cognition (Duke University). Louise’s professional credentials also include: Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Whistle Recall Instructor, Level Two Certified Pet Care Technician, and Certified Fun Scent Games Instructor. Louise is proud to be a Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor, a programme that acknowledges the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable.

    Louise is the creator and instructor of the DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate Course; Dog Trick Instructor Program; Fostering Collaborative Care Program; Walk This Way Instructor Program, co-author of The Top Ten Dog Training Knowledge Concepts and the instructor and assessor of the DogNostics Fun Scent Games Instructor certification courses

    Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.

    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Friday, December 13, 2024
    • 2:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1

    As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results—all with a limited amount of time and resources.

    Learning Objectives

    That’s why in this session she'll provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. You’ll learn:

    • How to choose the right social networks for your business
    • The 15-minute social media plan
    • Getting started in the pay-to-play world of social media


    About The Presenter


    Tracey Lee Davis


    Whether Tracey is training someone how to do it themselves or just taking care of it for them, she loves helping small businesses with their online marketing needs.

    In her previous career as the Director of Operations of a small business in the Pet Care Industry, she developed a fondness for small, local businesses and is a firm believer in supporting mom and pop shops whenever possible. Social Media exploded onto the scene while in that career, and she was HOOKED. Tracey started attending seminars and training sessions to learn all she could to help that small business have a relevant voice in the social media conversation. Her love of all things social and passion for supporting small business made for a very easy choice to transition into the world of social media marketing full time from my past career. Now as a Certified Content Marketing Strategist, Tracey loves helping small businesses achieve their marketing goals, and help them have a great time while doing it!

    Tracey is a Certified Solution Provider for Constant Contact; a Hootsuite Certified Professional and Hootsuite Ambassador; and the Co-Owner and Vice President of the Women's Networking Alliance.

    When she's not playing on the internet or presenting to small business owners, you can find her reading voraciously on my Kindle; rooting for the San Jose Sharks; singing along to the radio; traveling to exotic destinations; catching the latest comic book movie with copious amounts of movie theater popcorn; eating lots and lots of cheese; and pretending to know more about wine than whether one is white or red.


    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 01, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A FREE PPG Member Resource

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

    Taking Your Business Virtual

     A FREE PPG member resource. PPG is committed to supporting its membership during this difficult period.

    Join Niki Tudge and Kate LaSala for this 90-minute webinar on how to take your Pet Training Services Virtual, now and long-term!

    Everyone seems to be doing it now but going virtual is not new to some pet training professionals. In this webinar we will be benefiting from Kate LaSala’s experience and knowledge having offered virtual consultations for her clients, prior to the Pandemic.

    Yes, that’s right, you too can offer full training services, including group classes.  Now more than ever, these services are providing a crucial lifeline to pet trainers and their clients. Learn how to help and support your clients from the comfort and safety of your own home.

    In this presentation we will discuss

    1. Can you just move current services virtually or do they need to be rebranded and redesigned?
    2.  How are remote sessions different than in-person sessions? What challenges do you face?
    3. How should you price your virtual services?
    4. What technology is required and at what cost to your business?
    5. How do you provide post session support and keep clients in the loop and motivated?


    Kate LaSala, CTC, CBCC-KA 


    Kate LaSala, CTC, CBCC-KA is a certified, professional dog & cat trainer and behavior consultant who owns Rescued By Training, which services clients in-person in metro NYC and worldwide via remote sessions.  She is an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA), an AKC CGC Evaluator, a Bright and Beautiful therapy dog evaluator and a full member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and is part of the PPG Shelter and Rescue Committee.  More information can be found at www.rescuedbytraining.com


    Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CABC, CDBC

    Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager. Niki has more than 20 years of  experience in fortune 500 organizations reaching Director positions. Niki is passionate about supporting small business owners on their individual journeys, navigating marketing, business finance, human resources and business planning activities. 

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

    Niki is a published author and has released the following titles People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now! Big Training in a Small Business, A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! , A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and most recently Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.


    • Friday, April 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Monday, April 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A FREE Member Resource

    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1, CCPDT (pending)

    Your Business Marketing In Times of Difficulty!

    A PPG member resource to support our community through this difficult time. Join Niki Tudge and Dr. Robert King as they talk through some key aspects of business marketing and finance. 

    In this free flowing webinar we will be discussing:

    1. How to use social media to market in these difficult times
    2. How to add value to your existing services to retain your clients loyalty
    3. Don’t just throw about discounts, be strategic in your support of your clients
    4. Understand that Cash Flow is King, what it is and how to monitor and manage it
    5. How to find and broaden your reach to new clients and up sell, market to existing clients

    The webinar will also allow a minimum of  20 minutes for questions and answers. 

    Dr. Robert King 

    Dr. King received his B.B.A. in Marketing, an M.B.A. in marketing, and a M.S. in Finance & Economics from West Texas A&M University before earning a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Mississippi. Dr. King teaches principles of marketing and advertising to undergraduates as well as marketing strategy and social networking to graduate students.  He serves on several boards of directors as well as enjoying his own small business ventures and uses this knowledge to aid in the teaching of his classes. Dr. King’s research includes a wide variety of topics, but most fall under the scope of marketing strategy, electronic word-of-mouth, technology use in business, and business ethics. Dr. King enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.  When not at work he enjoys reading, the outdoors, travelling, and cooking.


    Niki Tudge

    Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager. Niki has more than 20 years of  experience in fortune 500 organizations reaching Director positions. Niki is passionate about supporting small business owners on their individual journeys, navigating marketing, business finance, human resources and business planning activities. 

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

    Niki is a published author and has released the following titles People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now! Big Training in a Small Business, A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! , A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and most recently Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.


    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Setting Up to Survive & Thrive

    Niki Tudge is hosting our Corporate Partners

    at dog*biz Veronica Boutelle & Gina Phairas. 


    A FREE Business Contingency Webinar for PPG Members

    CEUS: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC (pending)

    Over the last few weeks dog trainers have scrambled to set up alternative ways of offering services, as both a way to continue helping dogs and their people and in the rush to shore up lost revenue.

    As a result, the pandemic has created a wave of innovation and creativity throughout our industry. How well it serves us individually and as a community, both through and beyond this crisis, will depend on how carefully we implement our ideas.

    This is a time to act swiftly. But it is also a time for deliberate, thoughtful choices. Choices about which services will set you up for best success during and after the crisis. And about how to provide those services, too. In-person services do not translate directly to their virtual counterparts. We will need to translate apples into oranges to set ourselves, our businesses, and our clients up for success. It is an easy time to make limiting mistakes.

    How do we best package, price, and market online privates and classes in a way that serves our ends now and meets our needs later, too?

    And how do we deliver them? What do online training best practices look like? What translates, and what needs to be creatively adjusted for training success? Same for classes—what curriculum and instructional adjustments are required for powerful outcomes?

    We’ve engaged in an impressive flurry of activity to weather this storm, each of us individually and collectively as an industry. Join Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz for their expert insights on the opportunities of this moment as well as its potential pitfalls.

    It’s time to take a breath to set ourselves up not just to survive, but to thrive—both through this crisis and beyond.

    Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC

    Founder, Consultant Lead, DWA Director

    Veronica is the former Director of Behavior & Training for the San Francisco SPCA. She has been helping dog professionals create their dream businesses through dogbiz since 2003.

    Veronica is the author of How to Run a Dog Business and The Business of Dog Walking, the co-author of Minding Your Dog Business, and writes for multiple industry journals, including regular business columns in PPG’s Barks from the Guild and APDT’s Chronicle of the Dog. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and dog training schools across the country and internationally, teaching R+ dog pros how to help more dogs in countries ranging from North America to South America, Europe to Down Under.

    Veronica has made good use of her previous career as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and curriculum developer to bring more effective curriculum and instructional strategies to group dog training classes.

    Fun Fact: Veronica grows much of her own food and is rarely seen at home without dirt under her fingernails.


    Gina Phairas, BSc Comms, CTC

    Founder, Consultant Lead, dogbiz U Director

    Gina is a former San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers instructor, teaching fellow trainers alongside Jean Donaldson and Janis Bradley. Gina brings extensive experience in the dog industry to her work, including serving as Behavior Rehabilitation Coordinator at the SF/SPCA, co-founding a consulting non-profit for shelters and rescues, consulting for and managing one of the first dog daycares in the CA Bay Area, and running her own successful dog training business.

    These days Gina uses her experience and advertising background to support dog professionals by leading our talented consulting team and running dogbiz University, her brain child for providing effective, easy-access business support to R+ dog professionals. She also regularly shares dog business wisdom at dog training conferences and seminars, including those held by PPG, APDT, and as Clicker Expo faculty.

    Fun Fact: In her first career Gina worked on television commercials and news programs. She’s also hosted a music video show.



    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A FREE PPG Member Resource

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

    Time is of the Essence: Puppy Socialization During a Pandemic

    A FREE PPG member resource. PPG is committed to supporting its membership during this difficult period.


     


    Join Niki Tudge and Jessica Ring for this 60-minute webinar on how coach your clients through Puppy Socialization during a pandemic

    “What about the puppies!?!?”

    Dog trainers everywhere are very concerned about puppies right now. We constantly stress the critical nature of puppy socialization and recommend a wealth of activities that involve close contact with a whole range of people and places, including group puppy class. And time is of the essence. The window for puppy socialization starts to close around 12–16 weeks of age. We simply cannot wait.

    Come and join us and learn some great ways you can How can puppies receive proper socialization during this time of almost complete social isolation?

    Jessica Ring reached out to some of her dog training colleagues for their ideas and suggestions. While it might currently be impossible to provide the ideal regimen of positive experiences with lots of new people, places, other puppies/dogs and situations, there are some great suggestions for what we can do.

    Learn how you can coach your clients through Puppy Socialization during this difficult time.



    Jessica CPDT-KA, CTC, PMCT


    Jessica Ring is the owner of My Fantastic Friend, LLC based in Ellicott City, Maryland. She’s a PPG Member, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), an honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, a Pat Miller Trainer Certified Trainer (PMCT) and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, Jessica was a graphic designer and university professor. More information can be found at https://www.myfantasticfriend.com




    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 30, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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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/


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