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    • Sunday, November 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • The PPG Recording Stage

    12 Recorded Sessions of Academic & Practical FUN

    Register & Enjoy Immediately!

    Continued Educational Units

    CCPDT & IAABC = 21 units. PPG Australia = 24 units. PPAB = 24 units

    Presented by Dr. Robert & Karen Hewings from the UK College of Scent Dogs

    Your Scent Work For Practical

    Training & Behavior Solutions.  

    Who is This Scent Recorded Package For?

    Dog Trainers, Behavior Consultants, shelter/rescue organizations and others who work in the field of Training & Behavior. Professionals looking to add new services, new enhancements and new ways to help manage and resolve training and behavior challenges. Scent Geeks wanting to learn more about scent work and hang around other Scent Geeks for a few days.

    4 General Sessions to get everyone up to scent speed that include practical activities!

    1. Session One: Introduction to The Canine Olfactory System
    2. Session Two: Introduction to Scent & Its many disciplines
    3. Session Three: Teaching Scent Skills, Equipment and Environment
    4. Session Four: Scent Searches, Patterns, Duration, Handling

    8 topics covering how you can incorporate Scent Work into your Training and Behavior business. 

    1. From Reactive to Noseactive: Scent Work for canine reactivity in private consultations
    2. The Nosey Puppy: Scent Work to help promote puppy confidence in puppy classes
    3. The Nose Leads the Way: Scent Work to help promote enriched walks and nice leash skills
    4. Nosing Around: Scent Work to help promote confidence in canines in private consultations
    5. Take Me Out to the Nose Game: Scent Work to help Shelter & Rescue Dogs thrive in their environments
    6. The Old Nose's Still Got It: Scent Work to help build enrichment for Grey Muzzle Dogs
    7. Ring Around the Noseys: Scent Work to build fun group classes
    8. Smell Something, Do Something: Scent Work to help with Service Dogs such as PTSD night tremor detection

    12 month access to all recordings and lifetime access to the PDF downloads

    • Monday, January 16, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Monday, March 27, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Link

    Featured Book: Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It

    Authors: Marge Rogers and Eileen Anderson

    Marge Rogers is a nationally certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is the owner of Rewarded Behavior Continues and offers services locally and virtually to clients all over the country. Eileen Anderson is an award-winning dog writer and blogger. She is the author of “Remember Me? Loving and caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.”  Eileen also writes the award-winning blog, Eileenanddogs .

    What is the book about?

    The authors explain the critical and magical time in puppies’ development when they are more open to new experiences or being “socialized.” Socialization is more than just showing a puppy the world. Rogers and Anderson don’t just teach owners about socialization through their writing. They show them, with real-life training videos. Most of the videos were taken during actual training sessions with puppy owners and their puppies.

    The chapter on canine body language applies to all owners, regardless of the age of their dog. For example, most people don’t know that a dog that yawns may be showing symptoms of fear and anxiety. Or that when a dog shows his belly, he isn’t always asking for a belly rub. Understanding canine body language improves the bond between dogs and the owners who love them.

    Quotes from the Book

    “The goal of socialization isn’t merely exposing your puppy to new things. The goal is to help your puppy form positive associations, using food and play, with the things he’ll encounter during the course of his lifetime.”

    “No belly rubs during greetings.”

    “Canine Body Language: The Missing Piece of the Socialization Puzzle”

    Book Club Sessions via Zoom

    1. Meeting 1 – Meet The Authors and Chapter 1, 2, 3 (January 16) Pages 1-50
    2. Meeting 2 – Chapters 4 (January 30) Pages 51-101
    3. Meeting 3 – Chapter 5 (February 13) Pages 103-148
    4. Meeting 4 – Chapters 6 (February 27) Pages 153-202
    5. Meeting 5 - Chapter 7 and 8 (March 13) Pages 209-End
    6. (Meeting 6 – Meet the author) (March 27)

    Buy The Book

    • Thursday, March 23, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    The Ethics of Animal Training Procedures.

    Presented by Dr. Eduardo Fernandez

    Come and Join The Disucssion and Get Involved in the Q&A

    Hosted by Niki Tudge

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

    It has become commonplace to refer to the science of animal training as being synonymous with applied behavior analytic principles. Less clear, however, is how ethical considerations correlate with other applied behavior analytic endeavors. While it remains tempting to refer to reward-based training methods as “more scientific” (presumably in comparison to other training methods), it is unclear whether such assertions are relying on scientific or ethical considerations. Thus, a distinction between both ethical and scientific guidelines becomes necessary.

    This session will examine the distinction between science and ethics, with a focus on how we make ethical decisions that guide our science-based animal training practices. Attention will be given to:

    1. How we distinguish between science and ethics.

    2. What criteria we use for making ethical considerations, such as freedoms, restrictiveness, intrusiveness, and hierarchies.

    3. Why the tools we use to make ethical decisions should exist according to similar scientific criteria.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Foster behavior change plans that are simultaneously pro-science and pro-ethics, and thus, pro-animal well-being and welfare.

    About Your Presenter

    Dr. Eduardo Fernandez

    Dr. Eduardo J. Fernandez received his Ph.D. in psychology (minors in neuroscience and animal behavior) from Indiana University, where he worked with the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Zoo. He received his MS in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas, where he founded the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA).

    Most of his past and current work involves behavioral research applied to the welfare and training of zoo, aquarium, and companion animals. He is currently a senior lecturer of applied animal behavior and welfare in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His past positions include a visiting professorship in the School of Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology, an affiliate professorship in the Psychology Department at the University of Washington (UW), a research fellowship with Woodland Park Zoo, and a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.

    While working with UW and the Woodland Park Zoo, he started the Behavioral Enrichment Animal Research (BEAR) group, which conducted welfare research with many of the species and exhibits located throughout the zoo. He currently runs the Operant Welfare Lab (OWL), which is dedicated to the use of learning principles to improve the lives of animals across many settings, including exotic animals in zoos, companion animals in homes, and agricultural animals in farms. Many of his past publications, research projects, and presentations can be found on his ResearchGate profile.

    This was previously aired at Geek Week 2021.

    • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Zoom and Live Streamed Into The PPG Divisional Group

    A FREE PPG Member Resource

    Your PPG Shelter & Rescue  Divisional Meetup

     Shelter Cats and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy.

    Your Host - The PPG Shelter & Rescue  Division

    A casual presentation with live group chat and Q&A.

    Informal, Fun & Educational Just For PPG Members

    Location: Login to Zoom directly or watch this event live-streamed in the PPG Member Group on Facebook 

    Host: K Holden Svirsky 

    Guest: Zazie Todd

    Title: Shelter Cats and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy.

    Recorded: Yes this event is recorded and will be available in the PPG member area. It will also be live-streamed into the PPG member Group on Facebook

    • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    Predation Substitute Training - A Holistic Training Program To Stop Dogs From Chasing!

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, PMCT 1, & IAABC Pending

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

    No worries you will automatically receive a recording!

    Conventional training protocols stifle the dog’s natural predatory behaviors through punishing or constantly forcing them to return. These restrictive protocols work against the dog’s nature and against what they want most: to go for a hunt!

    Predation is an inner need that makes our dogs happy. Suppressing those natural urges is like putting a lid on a boiling pot. Eventually, that pressure needs to escape, and without a proper outlet, it’s probably going to get messy.

    Predation Substitute Training (PST) is a motivation-based and need-oriented training program, designed to stop uncontrolled predatory chasing and to provide safe outlets for our dog’s natural drive.

    Instead of making discipline the nagging factor that spoils the fun, this training system will help dogs and their guardians to grow as a team and go hunting together!

    In this presentation Simone is going to discuss:

    • What is predation?
    • Why do our dogs love to hunt?
    • Why is predatory behaviour so hard to interrupt?
    • How and why does Predation Substitute Training work?

      About Your Presenter