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    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • On Demand - Listen Anytime
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    With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    On Demand - register now, download your materials and begin when you are ready!


    CEUs: PPAB 3




    The Fostering Collaborative Care Program is available as an educational event and a certification. Your choice!

    Join the program and become the go-to-expert in your area and have your clients enjoying Collaborative Care procedures whether they are at home, with their groomer or their veterinarian. 

    How Does This Work: 

    1. Register
    2. Collect Your Codes
    3. Download your Material 
    4. Begin Your Program 

    The Program includes:

    7 Collaborative Care Skills

    4 Key Concepts  ..... and much more


    Program  Description

    This Fostering Collaborate Care recorded presentation delivered in two parts, will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to help pet owners look after their pets’ emotional, as well as physical, well-being.

    What is Included:

    • 2.5 hours of recorded presentations.Part 1 and part 2
    • 2 x PDFs of your presentation notes
    • 1 x Editable PDF Flyer to promote the program
    • A Free PDF copy of Get Coaching Now - The How, What and Why of Effective Pet Industry Client Consultations and Skill Training Sessions by Niki Tudge

    Your 11 page Instructor Manual which includes:

    • Your program overview and class size
    • Recommended pricing
    • 7 Key Skills
    • 4 Key Concepts
    • Your six-week class curriculum
    • Your class introduction verbiage
    • Your recommended class format, equipment and supplies
    • How to host a graduation ceremony
    • Suggested marketing and class descriptions

    Your Program Learning Objectives

    • Improve a pet’s manageability through happy collaboration during husbandry procedures
    • Learn how to teach cooperative behaviors that will help pets experience less stress during pet care procedures whether in the home, during transport, or at the vet’s, groomer’s, pet sitter’s or elsewhere.
    • Support the increase of the human-animal bond and levels of trust shared
    • Build a positive emotional response to collaborative care

    Read more about the program here

    Key Skills 7 Key Skills

    1. Shake Hands – A cute trick for saying hi that is also incompatible to jumping up – Indispensable for paw exams and nail trims. A default behaviour - For meet & greets and whenever the pet is unsure of what to do
    2. Hand Target – A nose to hand touch for use in husbandry procedures, to build confidence, & to effortlessly move and position pets.
    3. Sustained Chin (to hand or object) Target and Sustained (nose to) Hand Target for use in pet care procedures & to effortlessly move and position pets, keeping them in position for the required duration. These sustained behaviors also act as a clear signal of consent, allowing the pet to Say Yes or No!
    4. A Default sit, down or stand – For use in training; during husbandry procedures; to maintain a high rate of reinforcement and a means of the pet clearly letting us know that they are ready to participate in their care and to continue the collaboration.
    5. Paws Up – Two front paws up on object – Fantastic behaviour for grooming and examinations; getting in and out of vehicles…
    6. In Your Crate – A crate should be a pet’s safe-place to be; a place they willingly go to and happily relax in – Essential for transport; stays away from home; vet visits; when unable to actively supervise the pet
    7. On Your Mat – Imagine a dog who immediately runs to their mat when the doorbell rings; a cat who comfortably settles on a mat while at the vet’s...

    4 Key Concepts

    1. Giving Pets a Choice – Teach behaviors that empower pets to become true collaborative partners, actively choosing to participate in their care procedures
    2. Enabling Pets to Have a Voice – Help pets build the skills to clearly consent to procedures – to say “Yes” or to say “No”
    3. The Reduction of Anxiety, Stress and Fear - Supporting pets and their owners by creating, through education, more relaxed and enjoyable care procedures
    4. Improved Emotional, Environmental & Physical Well-Being – The building of positive behaviors and emotions towards a pets management, training and care procedures.


    Your  Instructor 

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in southern Spain.



    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 30, 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • On Demand - Listen Anytime
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    With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    On Demand - register now and begin when you are ready!



    CEUs PPAB 4.5, IAABC and CCPDT pending


    Add This Program to Your Business Services & Choose The Option To Gain A New Credential!

    Dogs and people love tricks and games. Offering Fun Trick Classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty, increase your business revenue and support the needs of your pet owning community.

    Group classes help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Dogs learn new behaviors and pet parents learn how to teach those behaviors using force-free training techniques.

    Your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Manual contains an overview of all the practical skills you will teach, the knowledge you will share and the games you will play to teach and proof your clients' skills.

    We will provide you with all the tools you need to start offering fun trick classes.  The Dog Trick Instructor Program is like a business in a box. Lesson plans and fully detailed curriculum, which can be used as is or adapted to suit your training situation; marketing tools; class graduation certificates and much more.  Everything you need to get going!



    Program Description

    What is Included:


    Your 23-page Instructor Manual which includes:

    • Your program overview and class size
    • Recommended pricing
    • Your six-week class curriculum
    • Your class introduction verbiage
    • Your recommended class format, equipment and supplies
    • How to host a graduation ceremony
    • A list of recommended tricks and fun games to play
    • Suggested marketing and class descriptions

    Your Presentation Tools:
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program - Key Strategies Video - 28 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program - Key Strategies PDF
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Curriculum Video - 38 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Curriculum PDF
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Games Video - 47 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Program – The Games PDF

    Your 12 eLearning Videos:
    1. Close – Learner swings in to handler’s left side
    2. Come. A DogNostics Recall
    3. Go Round
    4. Peekaboo
    5. Shake hands
    6. Sit and Stand
    7. Sit Pretty!
    8. Spin
    9. Stay
    10. Take a Bow
    11. Target stick
    12. Watch Me

    Also included in program are:

    Your Weekly Handouts

    • Fun Trick Class Week One
    • Fun Trick Class Week Two
    • Fun Trick Class Week Three
    • Fun Trick Class Week Four
    • Fun Trick Class Week Five
    • Fun Trick class Week Six
    Your Attendance Certificates
    • Fun Trick Class Attendance Certificate A4
    • Fun Trick Class Attendance Certificate Letter size
    Your Program Marketing Tools:
    • An editable Fun Trick Class Flyer
    • Fun Trick Class Social Media Ad PNG
    • Fun Trick Class Social Media Ad JPEG

    WHY BECOME A DOGNOSTICS' CERTIFIED TRICK INSTRUCTOR?

    • Earn the right to the post-nominal title Dog Trick Instructor, DN-DTI
    • The DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor credential is for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices.
    • Gaining your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate will allow you to stand out from the crowd, showing that you have passed our eligibility requirements, demonstrating a strong knowledge and competent mechanical skills, supported by people coaching skills.
    • Earn your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certification and you will receive your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate and DN-DTI badge to use on your website!


    Developed and designed for you by Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge


    Your  Program Instructor 

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in southern Spain.



    • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
    • 15
    Register


    PPG  Members - A FREE Full Day of Presentations, Networking &

    ‘Just-4-Fun’ Competitions

    With Dr. Lynn Honeckman, Angelica Steinker & Niki Tudge

    Calling all local  PPG Members. Join us for a fun day of networking, education and fun competitions on September 16th, 2018. 

    Come to the Force-Free HQ in Tampa, Florida. Enjoy a day on 24 acres of lake-front property to relax,learn and network.





    September 15th Group Dinner

    For those of you who would like to arrive on Saturday evening and join the group for dinner, please let us know at registration so we can make a reservation at a local restaurant. 

    September 16th - A Full Day of Fun –

    Hosted at The DogSmith Training Center and PPG HQ

    A Day of Education & Fun

    Am Schedule

    9:00 a.m.  Niki Tudge Kicks off Proceedings

    9.30 a.m. Joy - the Ultimate Incompatible: Making Emotional Learning Work for You with Angelica Steinker

    10:30 a.m. Morning Refreshment Break

    11:00 a.m. Join a group and enjoy a training session to prepare you for an afternoon of fun competitions. A One Hour ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility Session (if you choose to attend without a dog then you can help with coordinating and judging of the event or participating in an outdoor Networking Workshop!

    12:15 p.m. Lunch - order through our order form or bring your own.

    PM Schedule

    1:15 p.m.  to 2:15 p.m. How play therapy can help with epigenetic changes in puppies with Dr. Lynn Honeckman.

    2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Afternoon Refreshment Break

    3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Improve Your Client Coaching and Individual Effectiveness with Niki Tudge.

    4:15 p.m. The Fun Begins - For the competitive amongst you, it's now time to show off your skills in this FUN, Niki Tudge version of ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility competition.

    5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony

    6:00 p.m. Wrap up


    The DogSmith Training Center is located on 22 acres of lake front property. Lots of room to run and romp. The training room is a 2000 square foot fully carpeted school room, climate controlled with comfortable seating and a full audio visual setup.
    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • GoToWebinar
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    Presented by Frania Shelley-Grielen M.A., M.U.P.

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    “The welfare of any sentient animal is determined by its individual perception of its own physical and emotional state. This applies equally to the huge population of food animals as to the pets on whom we lavish individual attention. Increasing public concern for action to improve animal welfare has generated the demand for animal welfare science that seeks to improve our understanding of the nature of animal emotions and motivation, and from this, improve the quality of our care.” – John Webster

    In the midst of this ever growing conversation about how and why animals “matter” to us, the way we think about, work with, study or interact with animals is changing along with our standards for animal husbandry. Our focus has increased from attending to simple biological needs to attempting to allow for emotional needs and natural behaviors. We now acknowledge that good animal care is more than making sure an animal is fed, sheltered and disease free; we take into account the individual experience of an animal in their environment (“animal welfare”)- making sure animals have what they want and need. We weigh our own interactions with animals (“human animal relationship”) into the welfare equation. We quantify and measure how to make sure our newer standards are put into effect, we have “five freedoms” and “five domains,” among other categories, lists, charts and checklists, all meticulously documented, carefully researched and exemplified so they are ready to go.

    But how do we make all this happen in real life? How do we go beyond sheer theory: the very idea that animal welfare does matter for the animals and for us? How do we mainstream the scientific studies that show us the relationships that increased welfare makes for healthier animals and better outcomes into recognition and practice that applying these standards works? Most importantly, how do we go from the talking to the doing? How does all this get done in the everyday world of the work, chores and tasks that need doing for the farmhand, the stockperson, the zookeeper, the dog or horse trainer, the dog groomer or pet sitter?

    Objective

    - Learn what animal welfare is

    -Learn about advances in animal welfare science including the "three R's", Five Freedoms and "Five Domains"

    -Learn how this applies to companion animals

    -Learn how to apply animal welfare standards for every animal, every day

    Your 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, September 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs PPAB 1,  IAABC 1, 
    CCPDT pending 

    During this intermediate level webinar, U.K. based veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson, will discuss some of the hot topics surrounding raw food nutrition and what is driving people to change to a raw/fresh diet for the pets in their care. He will also take a look at some of the reasons why others are not changing to a raw diet and whether there are in fact, any reasons for concern.

    Dr. Thompson will then delve into the link between diet and behaviour in humans and whether what we know about humans can be applied to dogs. He will discuss proteins, fats, carbs. and ketogenic diets before drawing the presentation to a close, with a look at supplements and the foods we should choose to engender optimal behaviour in our canine companions, as well as those we should avoid.


    Webinar Objectives


    • Gain an overview of raw feeding in 2018
    • Understand how diet affects behaviour and the evidence 
    • Understand nutritional options for optimal behaviour


    Your Presenter


    Veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson has been advocating passionately for responsible, species-appropriate raw pet food feeding for over 20 years. He is Founder and President of the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (www.rfvs.info) and has co-authored a pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food. He has organised international raw food conferences for the RFVS for the last four years.

    Since 1999, Nick has headed a busy specialist practice near Bath (Holisticvet Ltd, www.holisticvet.co.uk) offering homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and herbal medicine for dogs and horses. Nick has shared his passion for raw with nutritional consultancy advice to most of the premier raw pet food companies in the UK. He lectures and consults in raw throughout the UK, Finland, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. 

    Nick is married with two children, two chickens and a Snowshoe cat, a hunter, called Ziggy and lives in Wiltshire, UK.

    • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

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


    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.
    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 2, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

    Are you considering a service dog for yourself, a family member, or a client/patient? Are you debating on whether to train your own service dog or apply to a program for a fully trained dog? Which laws apply? What is the training process? This webinar will answer these questions.

    Objectives

    Service Dog Definitions, Terminology, and Laws

    Challenges of Service Dogs

    Pros & Cons of Owner-Training vs Program SD

    The Path (Pyramid) of Owner Training

    Finding Trainers or Programs

    Answers to your questions

    About Your Presenter


    Sharon Wachsler CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the disability community. Before she began her second career as a dog trainer, Sharon was a disability information and referral specialist and service dog owner-trainer, as well as the founder of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival, a writer for the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners newsletter, and the blogger for the popular service-dog trainer's blog, After Gadget. Sharon opened At Your Service Dog Training in Wendell, MA, in 2014, offering private training, consulting, and group classes to service dog owner-trainers. Sharon is an experienced presenter and writer on service dog topics and enjoys consulting with and speaking to trainers, owners, and community groups about service dogs and their training.

    • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
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    Presented by Sian Ryan
    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and
    CCPDT pending




    Walking on a loose lead remains one of the key goals for many dog owners, and there are multiple methods for teaching and achieving that goal, along with lots of options for equipment to manage or improve walking in the meantime. Some dogs struggle with loose lead walking, while others appear to be born with the skill already learned. Is loose lead walking as simple as it sounds, or is there more to teaching this behaviour than meets the eye. 

    With a brief overview of the science of self control, and discussion of stimulus control, this webinar will contain video presentations of games and lessons to build self control around the context of loose lead walking.


    Webinar Objectives


    Increased understanding of what we mean by Self Control, Stimulus Control, Habitual Behaviours

    Ideas for different exercises to teach foundation skills for Loose Lead Walking

    Management ideas for when Loose Lead Walking isn't possible


    Your Presenter


    Sian Ryan gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behavior from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behavior counselor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behavior Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln.

    Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian is also the Training and Behaviour expert for the BBC2 series Me and My Dog. 

    Sian owns and runs the Developing Dogs Training Centre and Holiday Cottages in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars and workshops across the country.


     
     
 
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