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    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    An intense crash course in learning the picky details that can make or break your plans for helping the fearful dog.

    Learning Objectives

    • Get Pavlov on your side!
    • Learn why it’s not enough to say, “Pavlov is on your shoulder.”
    • Get the association to the trigger, not other things that are getting in your dog’s way.
    • Overshadowing and blocking effects - the death of creating the positive associations you need
    • Learn how to work from classical conditioning and then move into operant, while maintaining the association.
    • Learn how to create behaviours where you create positive associations to triggers.
    • Learn the critical rules for achieving faster results and more robust associations.
    • Smart strategies for breaking big problems into manageable steps.
    • Why your hardest working clients need to learn to take a break and work less, not more.
    • When to use yes/click and when it’s just extra unnecessary work.
    • How to deal with trigger stacking. Which fearful trigger do you do first?
    • Salience, what’s important to your dog’s brain?
    • Learning preparedness.
    • Dealing with dogs that are already fearful before they notice or see the trigger.
    • Why is food so darn important when dealing with fearful dogs? Toys and praise just aren’t the same. There’s a reason why.
    • Questions to ask when it comes to using medication.



    About The Presenter


    Yvette Van Veen


    Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star.  Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/


    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, October 30, 2024
    • 2:30 PM
    • On Demand - Access the Program as Soon as You Register!
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    with Rebekah King

    Sponsored by DogNostics Career Center

     PPG  3 CEUs, CCPDT  3 CEUs and IAABC - 3 CEUs

    Presented on a professional platform. access the program from any device,

    whenever you like

    The original contents of this program were developed in conjunction with a Licensed Veterinarian and a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Florida, USA.

    Group and Team Discounts Available! Email Rebekah King to inquire how to secure yours


    You Owe it to Yourself; You Owe it to Your Customers; You Owe it to Your Pets - Be Prepared –

    Whether you are a pet owner or a pet professional you owe it to yourself and the pets you care for to be prepared for any emergency. And being prepared is as simple and easy as turning on your computer and attending the DogNostics Pet First Aid Program.

    Join our extensive Pet First Aid Certification program delivered through multiple individual bite size lessons via your computer, or any electronic device, in the comfort of your own home.

    Certification requires the completion of an open-book test and the submission of four short videos. Both technical skills and knowledge are assessed to ensure a specific level of competency.

    This program does not just cover the typical pet emergencies, it also covers the following common problems that you may encounter when caring for a pet:

    • Choking
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Toxicities
    • Insect Bites & Stings
    • Dehydration
    • Vomiting & Diarrhea
    • Seizures
    • CPR & Triage
    • Dog Breed Medication Sensitivity
    • The Pet First Aid Kit
    • Heat Stroke
    • Lacerations
    • Wound Care
    • Hot Spots
    • Broken Toenails
    • Bandaging
    • Burns
    • Corneal Abrasions
    • Prolapsed Eyes
    • Fractures
    • Luxations (Dislocations)
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Diabetes

    Keep growing in your profession – As Pet Owners and Pet Professionals, we all know how important it is to keep up on the cutting edge of new information, methods and techniques. Science continues to provide us with better and easier ways to perform our job. Studies of best practices often reveal improved techniques that can help us be more effective and even save lives. The DogNostics Pet First Aid Program provides you with the necessary skills to manage a pet emergency covering topics from heat stroke to snake bites, CPR, wound management and how to safely transport a pet to the care of a veterinarian professional.

    Your Pets Deserve the Best – Whether they are clients or family members, our pets deserve the best. But to provide the best you have to be prepared to take care of those pets you are responsible for and be able to handle all emergencies. Most importantly you need the training and experience to make sound decisions in stressful situations. DogNostics Pet First Aid makes a valuable addition to your pet care toolkit so you can be prepared for any emergency.

    Raise Yourself Above Your Competition – What sets you apart? You’re a pro. You have the confidence, skills and experience to deal with any situation you may face. You are more dedicated to your profession, your career, your business than the ‘here-today-gone-tomorrow’ types you see come and go. You take your responsibilities seriously and make the effort to get the training you need to stay at the top. Make the best investment in pet care you can, by getting your First Aid certificate.

    Certification Requirments: Pass a 50 question open-book test and submit 4 short videos to show your skill competency. Learn more here


    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    Loose leash walking might just be one of the hardest skills to teach - to clients or to our dogs. It’s one that impacts the dog’s life. Why is it so hard? Because it is a skill with many elements. Clients needs to get dogs out from day one - well before the dog has learned to walk nice on leash. So there’s often a reinforcement history for pulling. Humans can be inconsistent. And let’s face it, it can hurt when dogs pull on people. Emotions run high. Learn the many components and drills that can help you start saying, “Nailed it” and get training success for your clients and for your dogs.

    Learning Objectives

    • How to Bring Down Arousal
    • How to Beat an Old Reinforcement History of Pulling
    • Drill the Elements - split, don’t lump.
    • Learn why doorways are deadly to leash walking
    • Distractions - an opportunity to train
    • Moving feet and position of feeding
    • Chase Turns - it’s all in the hips
    • It’s a sequence, not a chain. The basics of sequencing.



    About The Presenter


    Yvette Van Veen


    Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star.  Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/


    • Saturday, November 30, 2019
    • Sunday, November 30, 2025
    • Virtual Audio and Presenter Files
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    On Demand Listening!

    Listen Whenever You Want, From Wherever You Are!

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    Register and get immediate access to your audio recording and presentation PDF

    Learning Objectives:

    • Overview of an applied behavior analysis (ABA) approach.
    • Understanding a functional behavioral assessment. 
    • Practical examples of analyzing aggressive behaviors. 

    Your Presenter


    Chirag Patel PG Cert (CAB) BSc (Hons) DipCABT runs UK-based animal behavior and training specialists Domesticated Manners and conducts consults with pet owners, organizations such as Guide Dogs for the Blind UK and The Kong Company, and zoos. He also presents seminars worldwide, writes for popular dog magazines and blogs, works part-time as an assistant head of canine training and behavior at Dogs Trust, and is the scientific advisor for the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums Training Group.

    Patel has a BSc (Hons) in veterinary sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England as well as a post-graduate certificate from the University of Lincoln, England in clinical animal behavior under veterinary behaviorists Prof. Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch. Patel previously worked at the university as the head trainer. He is currently doing his MSc in applied behavior analysis at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1

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    Is it really “compassion” fatigue, or is it so much more? For pet care professionals, I challenge the subject of “compassion fatigue” and say it’s not the lack of caring, it’s different fatigues. This session comes at the perfect time of the year, a time when the new year is looming and a beautiful time to create the personal and professional development plan to lead a healthier life. In this course, attendees will hear the other aspects of fatigue that will present itself when we care so deeply for animals and those who love them. Discussions of emotional fatigue, ethical fatigue, physical fatigue and others will be presented, and how to create coping mechanisms to deal with individual situations.

    Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here

    About The Presenter


    Coleen Ellis 

    In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

    By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

    Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

    Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

    Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    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.


    • Friday, January 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    January 2020 Free Member Webinar

    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.


    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1


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    Emotional Dog -

    Riding the canine emotional roller-coaster in our chaotic human world

    For those of us compassionate about animal welfare, we want our dogs, and the dogs we work with professionally, to trust us and to be fundamentally ‘happy’ in their day-to-day lives. But what does ‘happy’ actually mean? Over the last 2 decades there have been huge steps forward in our understanding of emotional states in other animals, and much of the more recent research has used dogs as the model because they are easy to study and, like us, have rich emotional lives. We now know what emotional states we humans share with other animals and we also know the emotional states that are most likely to be unique to us. We know where they are generated in the brain, how they work and what happens when they go wrong.

    Canis lupus familiaris is the victim of its own success. The process of domestication has led to a number of modifications to the functionality of the core emotional systems that has left dogs more vulnerable to developing mental illness akin to those of humans. In this webinar, Robert will show you where these weaknesses are located neurophysiologically and emotionally, and why you need to know about them in order to fix them. This knowledge is hugely important for anyone working with dogs and are concerned about their welfare, including dog owners, trainers, behaviourists and veterinary professionals. The knowledge you will gain will change how you see dogs forever. This is a bold statement, but it is true.

     

    Key Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the functional organisation of the canine self.
    2. Understand the influence of genetics on canine emotionality.
    3. Understand the vulnerability of emotional systems to trauma.
    4. Understand the roles of epigenetics and neural plasticity in emotional repair and restoration.



    About The Presenter

    Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed DipCABT MRCVS


    Dr. Robert Falconer-Taylor was veterinary director and head of education of the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), the first organisation in the UK to develop government-regulated courses to degree level specifically in companion animal behaviour and training. COAPE also developed the renowned EMRA system used by behaviourists and trainers all over the world, now summarised in their book – EMRA Intelligence: The revolutionary new approach to treating behaviour problems in dogs.

    He teaches and consults around the world along with writing for the veterinary and other professional press. He is also author of the informative EMOTIONS-R-US Blog, published on the Emotions-R-Us website, which has been taken up and endorsed by many training and behaviour organisations all over the world.

    He is an international consultant to the pet industry where he has engaged in the development and risk assessment of pet ‘toys’ targeted specifically at promoting the welfare of pets and their relationships with their owners. He has been actively involved in the development of the ‘The Puppy Plan’, first launched in February 2012 and updated in 2014, a collaboration between Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club. He is also a member of the International Cat Care Behavioural Advisory Panel.

    His primary academic interests include companion animal cognitive science and emotionality, nutrition and its effects on behaviour, and applied neurophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics in companion animal behaviour therapy.

    He promotes the idea wherever and whenever he can that – The key to better animal welfare is through education and better understanding of the rich emotional lives our pets share with us”.

    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1

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    Fish have historically not been considered animals that we should care about. Only recently has the scientific community reached some sort of consensus on whether fish are even able to suffer from pain. Assuming that fish can not suffer leads people to treat them as less important and less worthy of empathy than other animals. However, animal welfare legislation in many countries includes fish under the umbrella of vertebrates, limiting what scientists are able to do and setting minimum care requirements for people who keep fish.

    Perhaps hypocritically and at least counterintuitively, fish welfare in commercial fisheries is never brought up. Sometimes, there is a debate on the ethics of angling and survival studies of released fish are carried out to assess the impact of catching fish and releasing them. However, angling is only a small way in which humans affect fish welfare. We also farm fish and we keep them as pets. Assuming that fish welfare does matter, what should we do? This webinar will cover some of the things to take into consideration in terms of fish welfare. This will cover “ethical eating”, keeping pet fish, and interacting with fish in nature.

    Learning Objectives

    • A history of animal welfare ethics, specifically as it pertains to fish
    • The biological basis for caring about fish welfare
    • Practical considerations for how to cause least harm to fish


      About The Presenter

      Dr. Ása Johannesen 

      Ása Johannesen is a fish welfare scientist working with welfare in farmed fish. She has a PhD in behavioural ecology and has previously trained in animal behaviour and welfare including a BSc with a focus on domestic and captive animals. Having worked for several years with lumpfish, a species that is new to aquaculture, Ása is currently focusing on new challenges for salmon in traditional aquaculture. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time and caring for her cat, dog, and husband in addition to many plants.

      • Thursday, February 20, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1

      “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior potentiality that occurs as a result of reinforced practice” – G.A. Kimble

      All animals, human and non human, learn in a number of different ways – through trial and error, insight, socially or by association, nonetheless dog trainers typically train with only one approach. Conventional training relies on instrumental and associative learning to accomplish its goals; trainers work with classical and operant conditioning to utilize rewards or punishment to reinforce or dissuade behaviors. How conditioning is applied however, varies greatly in method and technique. Positive trainers encounter a veritable schism of to click or not to click, how to treat, when to treat, how often, to be silent or to be verbal, to use emotion or be neutral, to use one word or two, where to put a name if at all, to use body language or be still, to use eye contact or not and so on. All of which can be a not so positive divide in the world of positive dog training.

      Our individual approaches to dog training are highly influenced by what everyone else is doing or cultural norms, personal intuition and experience. And while that may be why we train the way we do, what does science have to say about the how to best train a dog question?

      Focusing on the most effective and humane ways to train dogs- without force – this webinar takes a look at some of the latest research on the use of social learning as training methodology and offers insights into the comparisons of the effectiveness of verbal markers, acoustic markers or none when paired with positive reinforcement.

      Learning Objectives

      • Take a closer look at how learning theory posits a number of different ways all animals learn. How well suited are these to how we train dogs?
      • Review the latest research on social learning for dog training.
      • Know what the studies find as the most effective cues, markers and reinforcers in associative learning techniques used in training.
      •  Answer the “to click or not to click” question

      About The Presenter


      Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviorist, dog trainer and educator who holds a Masters Degrees in Animal Behavior from Hunter College and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University, Complimenting her insight into behavior with an in-depth understanding of the built environment. She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor, a registered therapy dog handler, a certified Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Frania specializes in behavior modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane management for urban wildlife.

      Frania is the author of Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at Companion Animals from their Point of View. She founded AnimalBehaviorist.us in 2009, to share her work on how welfare based, science focused strategies and solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and make everyone happier, including the humans. Frania also taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty. She has worked on research projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC. Frania presents and consults in the metropolitan New York area, nationally and internationally. She lives in New York City with her family and cats and dogs.

      • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1

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      Build it and they will come” worked in the classic movie Field of Dreams. However, that same “build it” concept does not work in creating a successful business! In today’s world of clutter, it’s imperative to have marketing and advertising messages that get directly to those needing our services. In this fast-paced, entertaining and exciting webinar, over 50 marketing and advertising ideas will be presented, giving every attendee the sure-fire opportunity to walk away with immediately applicable ways to grow a business!

      Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here. If you attend the workshop then you receive a FREE webinar ticket for this event and the other event called How to Conduct a Successful Pet Loss Support Group. Presented by Coleen Ellis

        About The Presenter


        Coleen Ellis 

        In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

        By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

        Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

        Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

        Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

        • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
        • Live Webinar
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        CEUs: PPAB 1

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        Starting and continuing a successful pet loss support group is exciting, and tedious, all at the same time. In this session, attendees will hear the finer points of how to market a pet loss support group, how to create a continuum of mourning activities throughout the events to seamlessly walk with families from session to session, as well as how to maintain a safe group and assist with the emotions of the group. Furthermore, are physical group meetings the only type of pet loss sessions that can be successful? If is in your initiatives as a pet care professional, this course is FOR YOU as you will get all of those answers and more!

        Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here. If you attend the workshop then you receive a FREE webinar ticket for this event and the other event called The Finer Points of Marketing Pet Loss Services. Presented by Coleen Ellis

          About The Presenter


          Coleen Ellis 

          In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

          By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

          Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

          Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

          Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

          • Saturday, April 18, 2020
          • (EDT)
          • Sunday, April 19, 2020
          • (EDT)
          • 2 sessions
          • Tampa,FL
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          A 2-Day Workshop with Leslie McDevitt

          Reactive to Relaxed: Next Steps in Control Unleashed 

          CEUS: PPAB  IAABC CCPDT pending

          Both Working Spots & Auditor Spots Available

          Daily Schedule

          9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with breaks at 10:30 AM-10:45 AM (refreshments), 12 Noon-1 PM (lunch) and 2:30 PM-2:45 PM (refreshments).



          Come learn what's new in Leslie McDevitt's groundbreaking Control Unleashed training program!

          In this workshop, Leslie will teach material from her newest book Control Unleashed: Reactive to Relaxed.

          Working dogs will enjoy discovering they can make choices and control outcomes with counter conditioning games such as Pattern Games, Voluntary Sharing, and Requested Approach Training. Using these games and other foundational training from the Control Unleashed program, we will explore how to use voluntary or 'start-button' behavior to empower anxious or reactive dogs to direct their own learning experience.


          Leslie McDevitt MLA CDBC CPDT-KA

          Leslie is a dog behavior consultant, author, and speaker who specializes in creating operant counterconditioning procedures to empower working, performance, and pet dogs to feel safe and comfortable so they can function confidently in stressful environments. She has taught the material from her groundbreaking book Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog to students all over the world, and her books have been translated into multiple languages. She has also presented at various conferences including Clicker Expo, Penn Vet Working Dog Conference, The UK Puppy Conference, and is looking forward to her debut at PPG.


          Workshop Location

          This event is sponsored and hosted at the DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center. The facility is a 2000 square foot fully air-conditioned indoor training room on 24 acres, with Kings Lake as a backdrop. RVs are welcome but there is no water or power hookup. The confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility. See pictures here . Event location is 9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545

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