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    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Alexandra Santos

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    This presentation is aimed mainly at dog owners, people working in shelters, novice trainers, and other professionals interested in learning how to housetrain a young puppy, or dog rescued from a shelter or situation of confinement.

    The following topics will be explored in detail: physical causes of inappropriate elimination, behavioral causes of inappropriate elimination, times when your puppy is likely to need to urinate or defecate, dogs rescued from shelters or other situations of confinement,eliminating is intrinsically reinforcing, management at home, training program, fading out reinforcers.

    In this webinar attendees will learn to speed up the house training process by:

    1 - Using appropriate cleaning products while avoiding the ones that actually attract the puppy.

    2 - Correct placing and use of puppy training pads.

    3 - Using a hierarchy of reinforcers

    4 - When, where and how to reinforce.

    Attendees will also learn about the most common physical and behavioral causes of inappropriate elimination.They will gain awareness of the fact that elimination is intrinsically reinforcing and why. They will learn about management at home, what to do with puppies who "don't seem to get it!", and when and how to stop delivering reinforcement.

    Your Presenter


    Alexandra Santos

    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, regularly presents webinars for the Pet Professional Guild, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people..

    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar

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

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

    No worries you will automatically receive a recording!

    Loose leash walking is the bane of many owner’s experiences with their dog. The same goes for professionals who work with these dogs. It’s frustrating, and even dangerous. It’s such a serious problem, many owners give up and relinquish their dogs to shelters.

    The reason owners struggle is because loose leash walking is not a simple behavior. There is a dynamic of multiple behaviors going on and those need to be understood before the dog will willingly walk on a loose leash.

    If you’re a trainer or owner who struggles with dogs pulling on leash, you know some dogs make it an art form. To that end, many “tools” have been marketed to “fix” the problem – prong collars, choke collars, head halters, and more. But hiding the problem behind a tool that doesn’t solve the problem. Let’s end the struggle together!


    • Show you how to train dogs to walk nicely on a leash without any tools other than a relationship, some food, toys and play.

      About The Presenter

      Pam Dennison, CDBC, CWRI is a member of the DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America) and is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), member of The Pet Professional Guild, Truly Dog Friendly and former member of NADOI and Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

      Pam started her own business, Positive Motivation Dog Training, in 1996. Since then she has helped thousands of dogs and handlers build their relationships and solve problems, by teaching basic obedience through competition and working with a myriad of behavioral problems. Pam teaches puppy K, basic obedience through the Canine Good Citizen test, competition obedience, Rally-O and holds regular classes and seminars for aggressive dogs. Pam has written 4 books, 3 DVDs and has 5 online classes.

      • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar

      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.
      • Monday, December 03, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar

      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.


      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, December 11, 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
      • GoToWebinar

      Presented by Jean Donaldson

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

      This webinar will present three case studies of resource guarders.  Two were resolved using desensitization and counterconditioning and one using differential reinforcement.

      The webinar will present summaries of both cases, including troubleshooting co-presentation with other issues, adding splits to training plans and execution points.

      Learning Objectives

      • Understand that both operant and respondent conditioning can be employed for resource guarding, provided the practitioner is competent at planning, execution and client-coaching
      • Triage of multi-issue cases to protect public safety, preserve owner priorities and maximize compliance
      • Formulate prognoses
      • Work safely and efficiently and coach clients in DIY application
      • Grasp trainer pre-requisites for handling resource guarding cases
      • Generate and execute training plan splits in object guarding cases

      Your Presenter

      Jean Donaldson

      Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, teaching and 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, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

      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 a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  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, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

      • Friday, January 04, 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar

      CEUs PPAB 1,  IAABC 1,  CCPDT (pending) 

      Can deaf dogs play like hearing dogs? What kind of toys work best for blind dogs? How can we help deaf and/or blind dogs play more safely with other dogs? All these questions and more will be discussed as we explore the world of play for dogs with hearing and/or visual impairments.

      Whether blind or deaf from birth, due to an accident or old age, trainers and behaviourists are increasingly likely to be working with these dogs and helping them to enjoy a better quality of life.

      Drawing on the available research plus personal experience of living with deaf, and deaf-blind dogs, and knowledge collected while supporting the Deaf Dog Network (UK) for over five years, Morag will help you see the world of play from a different perspective.


      • Understand whether deaf dogs can play like hearing dogs
      • Understand the impact of canine deafness and visual impairment on dog to dog play
      • Understand how canine deafness and visual impairment affect human directed play
      • Learn what king of toys work best for deaf dogs
      • Understand how to help deaf and/or blind dogs play safely with other dogs
      • Help improve the quality of life of deaf and/or blind dogs

      Your Presenter

      Morag Heirs PhD, Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ABTC)

      Morag Heirs runs Well Connected Canine Ltd (York, UK) where they concentrate on building better relationships between people and their dogs through personal coaching sessions, behavior rehabilitation, activity classes and more.

      Morag's deaf dog experience started in 2005 with her first deaf Border Collie, and since then she has lived with, fostered and trained many dogs with deafness and/or visual impairments.

      Morag has competed in a range of sports (Rally, Scentwork and Canicross) and provides behavior & training support to the Deaf Dog Network (UK).

      • Monday, January 14, 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar

      Helping Clients Get It Right! with Niki Tudge

      CEUs: PPAB 2, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

      As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  We also recognize that there are several ways to train a dog, lots of different methods, and many conflicting and varied philosophies about how training should be approached. So, let’s learn the important concepts that can help us to help our clients in a fun and easy way.

      In this webinar we will review what we believe are the Top Ten Knowledge Concepts that as professional trainers we need to transfer to our clients in support of, and as a foundation to the key skills we teach them.

      Key Topics Covered

      1.     How to help clients make the best decision in choosing a dog trainer. We know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  
      2.     How your skill training programs can be supported with the necessary concept knowledge to help you help your clients train their dogs
      3.     How to communicate to clients why we use +R training methods amongst all the conflicting and varied philosophies out there
      4.     Learn how to make it easy for your clients to choose you as a professional dog trainer, these 10 recordings can be used on your website, social media or in emails to promote the Top-Ten Knowledge Concepts. 
      5.     Learn how these concepts can also be used to support lesson plans, homework emails and the transfer of important knowledge. 
      6.     How the supportive eBook can be used to promote your services and your philosophy to potential clients and those who have signed up for class

        With registration of this  webinar you will receive a code to download the following:

        • 1 x 24 page eBook detailing each concept. This can be used on your website or forwarded to your clients
        • 1 x PDF of the full color PowerPoint slides
        • 10 Individual Video Files

        These are your ten individual short video files. They are not branded and can be used  however you need in support of your training programs and business growth

        #1 Your Best Decision

        #2 +R Rocks

        #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior.

        #4 Management for Success

        #5 You’ve Got It

        #6 Your Training Gear

        #7 The Training Steps

        #8 What Will You Name It?

        #9 Train-Test-Train

        #10 Practice Makes Perfect!

        About  Your Presenter

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

        Niki is a certified in dog and people training and has spent the last 18 years teaching dogs and people across many disciplines. Niki is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt which gives her a unique perspective to training and teaching people. To ensure each person learns and effectively trains their dog, Niki uses her skills and experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in data analysis to baseline, monitor, chart and analyze the training process and its results. Data and statistics are used to baseline, track and improve changes in behavior and processes. When these skills are collectively grouped together it makes for a very fun, scientific and strategic approach to training and behavior change.
        Niki is the President and Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Dog Training and Pet Care Licensing. Niki also serves as the President for Doggone safe.

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