Learn all about shaping, the least invasive and aversive way to acquire new behaviors.
Listen to this great presentation from Joan Orr on Shaping. There will be lots of videos (cats, rabbit and dogs) to watch and learn from. This webinar will cover the basics of shaping using a lecture and many videos to illustrate the process.
Watch this short video that illustrates the power of Clicker Training
Joan will discuss the following topics:
Joan Orr is a member of The Pet Professional Guild Special Council. Joan is a scientist and internationally recognized clicker trainer. She was a member of the Karen Pryor Clicker training Clicker Expo Faculty (2003-2011) and content creator and advisor to the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.
Join Chirag Patel for this live webinar. Chirag will present on the important topic of applied training principles and the mechanics of teaching animals. Learn what hoofs, flippers and feathers can teach us about dog training.
Chirag Patel PG Cert (CAB), BSc (Hons), DipCABT.
Chirag is passionate about animals. He teaches pet owners and pets. Chirag gives seminars internationally and writes for popular dog magazines and blogs.
Chirag has a BSc (Hons) in veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London as well as a post graduate certificate at the University of Lincoln in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Chirag studied under Professor Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, veterinary behaviourists.
Chirag has trained many different animals including dogs, cats and chickens. Chirag took clicker trained chickens and performed in front of Simon Cowell and the other judges on Britain's Got Talent in 2012. Chirag has also worked with Marmoset monkeys, raccoons, ponies, rats, degus, parrots and fish.
Chirag currently lives with an African Grey Parrot, a Green Wing Macaw Parrot, a Kelpie, a German Shepherd and his goldfish. Chirag is also very interested in incorporating TAGteach (teaching with acoustical guidance) when teaching people and recently completed a course to become certified with Theresa Mckeon, Founder of TAGteach. Y
IAABC 1.5 CEUs
CCPDT 1.5 CEUs
KPA 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Niki Tudge
An introduction to empowerment training and how to recognize dis-empowerment, learned helplessness and response depression.
1. What is empowerment training.
2. The strategy for implementing empowerment training.
3. The tactics for implementing empowerment training
Niki specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here
Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild
Approved Continuing Educational Units
PPAB 5, CCPDT 4.5, IAABC 2
Presented by Angelica Steinker
Earn Your DN-FSG1
Dog’s have an amazing natural scenting ability. Offering "Fun Scent Games" group classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty 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. Learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, the what, how and why of operating a successful group class curriculum supported by your DogNostics faculty members.
1. Attend the webinar
2. Successful completion of an open-book on-line test
3. The submission of 6 short 30 second videos to demonstrate your mechanical competency in the key scent dog training skills
with Dianna Stearns
IAABC 1, KPA 1, CCPDT 1
Join Dianna Stearns for an exciting introduction into the dog sport of Treibball. Dianna is uniquely qualified to present this webinar as the President of the American Treibball Association.
Dianna Stearns MA,CPDT-KA,CDBC,CATT
Dianna Stearns owns Waggin’s West Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC in Northglenn, Colorado. Waggin’s West believes that the growing sport of Treibball provides dog owners a great opportunity to communicate and play with their dogs, and developed the original clicker training curriculum to be licensed exclusively for use by the American Treibball Association.
A professional dog trainer for 9 years, Dianna holds national certifications from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2003) and from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (2007), for which she was a founding member. Dianna is also a mentor for students of the Animal Behavior College. She serves as a trainer and behavior consultant to three breed rescue organizations.
CEUs: CPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5
This presentation will provide
Jean Donaldson is the principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which she founded in 1999. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning full time to pet dog training in 1990.
with Marilyn Krieger
Join Marilyn Krieger for this exciting webinar on cat behavior. Many people resort to squirt bottles, cans that hiss, mats that shock, yelling, force and (positive) punishment in their efforts to stop unwanted cat behaviors.
Participants will learn whether these techniques work to change unacceptable behaviors and the common side effects of them. They will also learn effective, force-free methods for behavior change. In addition, the webinar will cover implementing these techniques to change 2-3 common cat behavior challenges.
Certified Cat Behavior Consultant MA, BA
Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and owner of The Cat Coach, LLC®
Marilyn solves cat behavior problems nationally and internationally through on-site, phone and Skype consultations. Marilyn, an award-winning author, also writes articles on cat behavior for Catster and the monthly behavior columns for Cat Fancy Magazine. Her book, Naughty No More! focuses on changing unwanted cat behaviors through clicker training, environmental management and other force-free methods.
In addition to consulting and writing, Marilyn teaches classes and lectures nationally on cat behavior. She frequently guests on television and radio programs, providing valuable insights on cat behavior. She was featured on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 and recently was the cat behavior advisor for a show aired on National Geographic.
IAABC 1 CEU
CCPDT 1 CEU
KPA 1 CEU
with Carol Byrnes
Join Carol Byrnes CPDT-KA author of "The What is My Dog Saying" PowerPoint CD series.
Carol will be sharing her extensive knowledge of dog behavior.
Carol will discuss and share with us critical information about how are dogs communicate so as professionals we understand more about "what our dog is saying"!
Join Eileen Anderson for this thought provoking webinar.
Something has happened to the word “threshold.” Surprisingly, the way the term is used in the force free dog training community is comparatively new. The general consensus is that the term “over threshold” refers to a dog that has been adversely affected by a stimulus and demonstrating that by overt behavior. However, this usage differs from the original definition of “threshold" as used in the discipline of psychology. The discrepancy between the usages contributes to some confusion in the training community.
The webinar will cover several different usages of the word “threshold” as applied to the senses, emotions, and behavior of dogs, and how different methods of training and conditioning dogs with behavior problems fit with regard to these various tipping points.
1. To understand the psychological and physiological definitions of the term “threshold.”
2. To review the usage of the term “over threshold” in the dog training community.
3. To learn about the physiological “fight or flight” response.
4. To understand the definition of “aversive” and its implications when dealing with fear responses.
5. To see where the different protocols for dealing with fear and aggression in dogs fit with the varied meanings of “threshold.”
About The Presenter
Eileen Anderson, BM, MM, MS
Eileen is a passionate amateur dog trainer who writes about learning theory, her life with three dogs, and force free training in her blog and other publications. She brings a science background, critical thinking skills, and teaching experience to her writing, with a focus on making training accessible and learning theory comprehensible to pet owners.
Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, a network administrator, taught remedial college math, and trained all levels of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a lifelong passion for making technology accessible to women, people with low literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She is now channeling that same urge to translate, explain, and make concepts comprehensible into the subjects of humane treatment of dogs and joyful companionship between dogs and people.
She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance, and a master’s degree in engineering science. She received the Certificate of Excellence for completion of Susan Friedman’s professional course, Living and Learning with Animals, in 2012. She lives in the mid-Southern U.S. and works at a non-profit that helps impoverished women access medical care.
She blogs at Eileen and Dogs, Click here .
CPDT 1 CEU
This 90 minute webinar will be a discussion on the Development of Standard Operating Procedures in Pet Dog Training.
Dog training is unlicensed and unregulated, without consumer protection, standards of care or minimum educational requirements. This landscape has fostered a bewildering array of methods as well as frank quackery, the equivalent to veterinarians self-teaching via popular books, seminars and TV shows, and then developing their own “patented” and wildly divergent ways to do basic procedures such as spays, neuters (including on kitchen tables with unsterilized butter knives) and IM injections.
A symptom of this is the seeking of trainers stumped by basic behavior mod challenges of “out of the box” solutions. This webinar will propose that there is not much of a box to think out of in dog training. There are no standard operating procedures for teaching basic obedience, no standardized protocols for resolving common behavior problems such as house-soiling, barking, fear and aggression, no referral thresholds, no diagnostic criteria, no specific consumer protection in the event of gross misconduct or incompetence.
This Wild West make-up-your-own-method has resulted in pushes by better developed professions, such as veterinarians, to remove the rights of dog trainers to do any diagnostic work or behavior modification. However, given the scarcity of credentialed veterinary behaviorists, the time and educational constraints of general practice veterinarians, and the massive demand for behavior services, properly trained dog trainers can be the cornerstone of the solution.
Jean Donaldson is the founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers, and its principle instructor. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Your Dog Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning to pet dog training in 1990.
The Academy has over five hundred graduates practicing dog training and behavior counseling in most states in the US and 25 countries world-wide. Jean lives in the Bay area with her dog, Buffy, adopted from SF/SPCA in 2002. When she is not working, she is an ardent baseball fan and student of evolutionary biology.
With Kathy Sdao
CEU's CPDT 1.5 CEUs, IAABC 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs
Join Kathy Sdao for this webinar on the seduction of Shock. Though you may refuse to ever use shock as a dog-training tool, some of your potential clients have used it (especially in the United States). And some will want to continue using it, in lieu of your suggestions of positive-reinforcement alternatives or possibly in addition to them.
Each of us dog-care professionals must decide how to respond to this dilemma. In doing so, it’s beneficial to understand the unique power that shock has to damage the psychological well-being of the animals in our care and also to deceive its users regarding its efficacy. We’ll examine a few of the complexities of this emotional and crucial issue.
Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB.
Kathy is an associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist based in Tacoma, Washington and has spent the past two decades as a full-time professional trainer for dogs and other animals.
For her first ten years as an animal trainer, Kathy trained marine mammals at a research laboratory for the University of Hawaii, in the open-ocean for the US Navy and at a zoo in Tacoma Washington. Since 1995, Kathy has focused on training land-dwelling animals: dogs and their people.
She has been honored to be on the faculty of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos since 2003. She also has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the APDT Newsletter, served as a subject-matter expert for the Delta Society's Service Dog Education System, conducted rat-training camp for Terry Ryan's DogSense, instructed at Dogs of Course’s Instructor Training Course and appeared as the "Way Cool Scientist" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Kathy meets with dog owners in Tacoma, Seattle, and other areas in the Puget Sound region to design behavior modification plans, to teach basic manners to their dogs and to prepare for competition. She also travels extensively to lead dog training and behavior workshops that make the science of animal training accessible and practical for dog trainers and owners alike.
This workshop covers the basics of lost dog behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering lost dogs and skittish, hard-to-catch dogs. If you own a dog or have clients who own a dog, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours after a dog has become lost.
Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training. Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets. Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.
Free Recorded Member Webinar
CEU: CCPDT 1 CEU, IAABC 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU
This workshop covers the basics of lost cat behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering outside access cats that have vanished as well as indoor-only cats that have escaped outside.
If you own a cat or have clients who own a cat, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours of a cat vanishing.
Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership.
Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training.
Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets.
Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.
with Dr. Proctor
CCPDT - 0.75 Behavior Consultation & 0.75 Training
IAABC 1.5 CEU
KPA 1.5 CEU
Learn and discuss with Dr. Proctor whether nonhuman animals have morals. This is a fascinating topic and a great discussion.
Join Dr. Darby Proctor, a primatologist who has spent a decade working with nonhuman primates, to discuss the current research on behaviors that may indicate something like a sense of morality in nonhuman species.
While the focus will be on primates, dogs, rats and other species will also be discussed.
Topics discussed will include empathy, helping, cooperation and more.
Dr. Proctor is currently a postdoctoral fellow in research and science teaching at Emory University. Her current work focuses on decision-making in chimpanzees. PhD - 2012 - Animal Behavior, Georgia State University Dr Proctors selected publications: D. Proctor, R.A. Williamson, R.A. Latzman, and S.F. Brosnan. Gambling primates: Reactions to a modified iowa gambling task in humans, chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition, 2014. D. Proctor, R.A. Williamson, F.B.M. de Waal, and S.F. Brosnan. Chimpanzees play the ultimatum game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(6):2070–2075, 2013. M.W. Campbell, J.D. Carter, D. Proctor, M. L. Eisenberg, and F.B.M. de Waal. Computer animations stimulate contagious yawning in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1676):4255–4259, 2009.
presented by Helen Nicholls
Fireworks and thunderstorm season is rapidly approaching and for new puppy owners it can come as a surprise when their furry family member suddenly gets scared during a storm. Other puppy owners are unaware that sound phobias can develop and take their puppies with them to loud and noisy celebrations, only to discover their puppy is frightened and not able to cope. In this informational webinar Helen will cover what pet professionals can recommend to pet parents of dogs that are showing signs of stress during storms or fireworks. Helen will also give great tips on how to prevent sound phobias from developing or becoming worse.
Helen Nicholls, CPDT-KSA, CDBC.
with Victoria Fogel
Victoria Fogel is a consultant for the Statewide Autism Resources and Training program through Grand Valley State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida in 2009. Victoria has been a scientist practitioner since 2002 working with individuals diagnosed with autism in the home and school setting in California, children and caregivers in the Florida welfare system, and staff and students in the ABA Master’s Program and recreational center setting at the University of South Florida. Currently, she is developing, evaluating, and teaching undergraduate courses in applied behavior analysis; conducting research in the area of exercise and academic behavior; and working as a private contractor. Victoria is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified TAG teacher. She is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International and the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis. Victoria has presented at numerous conferences, published in several peer-reviewed journals, and been a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
CEUs: CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5, PPAB 1.5
Join Jennifer for this webinar and learn about the CARE protocol for analyzing and modifying reactive dog behavior. As prework for this webinar please visit the website and review the protocol. Click here
Jennifer will present a simple overview of the 12 steps that comprise the CARE Protocol, touching upon each sub-topic in succession. This will include everything from diagnosis of the type of dog reactivity, how to eliminate common mistakes, the importance of DRIs, and generalizing context, through enrichment for positive brain chemistry.
Jen Titus is a lifelong animal lover, and has owned and trained dogs for many years. A former teacher, she is a skilled behaviorist and adept at communicating with both human and ca
nine clients. Jen is a caring, fun-loving and positive per
son. Jen holds a Masters Degree in education. She continues to further her education in dog training at the elite and internationally renowned Accademy For Dog Trainers. Additionally, Jen keeps current with the latest training and behavioral knowledge through extensive reading, watching videos, and attending webinars, classes and live seminars.
A look at the history of social learning and how to apply it to help dogs engage in new behaviors.
Join Jan Casey for this intriguing webinar on Social Learning. Webinar participants will gain information regarding the history of social learning, what conditions will optimize social learning for dogs, and training scenarios where social learning may be an effective tool for helping dogs engage in new behaviors.
Jan Casey holds a Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Mathematics. Jan has numerous qualification in the pet industry including a Diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology through CASI. Jan is a CGC Eevaluator and the Senior Behavior Consultant and Trainer at Courteous Canine, The DogSmith of Tampa.
Join Lisa & Brad Waggoner from Cold Nose College for this 90 minute educational webinar on how to teach a Rocket Recall.
This webinar will cover at least one case study.
Lori will provide an overview of fear in dogs, including at least one case study. She will discuss how to recognize fear, what to do when you see it, and how to change the fear response over time. By the end of the webinar you will have tools to help change a dog's fear response.
By the end of this webinar you will be able to:
Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. She uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals.
Lori is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. Lori has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos and teaches workshops worldwide. See more at SeattleTTouch.com
with Barb Levenson
PPAB 1, IAABC 1 CPDT 1 KPA 1
IAABC 1 CEU. CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU
This webinar starts with looking at how to get the shelter or rescue group on board and how to implement rescue programs. There will be lots of included handouts provided as tools for you to use. e.g. shelter staff training sheets, behavior logs & behavior plan sheet.
Tabitha Davies is the owner of the Coachella Valley Dog Club and the Director of The Coachella Valley Dog Club Shelter to Service Dog Program. Tabitha is also a Volunteer Behavior Specialist for Advancing the Interests of Animals and The No Kill Coachella Valley Coalition for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Alongside her responsibilities as the Program Director at The Pet Rescue Center in Coachella, California Tabitha is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, an advocate for Veterinary Nutrition and a Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator.
IAABC 1.5 CEUs, CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs
Morag Heirs is a regular contributor for BARKS from the Guild, PPGs official trade magazine. Morag holds a PhD in Health Sciences, plus the MSc and Honors degree. She has passed her PGCAP. Morag is a full member of APDT UK.
She attended workshops and courses with some truly amazing trainers and behaviorists including, Barbara Sykes, Janet Finlay,Sarah Fisher, Robyn Hood, David Ryan (chairman of the APBC) and Patricia McConnell PhD (author of The Other End of The Leash and other books).
Join Cecelia Summer for a webinar on how to teach dogs how to relax and when dogs are relaxed understand how to recognize that you have achieved your goals. Teaching dogs to relax is an important and critical skill for dog trainers and dog behavior consultants.
Cissy founded Best Behavior Dog Training in Vero Beach, FL in 2002. She is an enthusiastic teacher and loves introducing clients to the joys of motivational force-free dog training. Cissy writes a dog training advice column for the Your News Weekly section of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cissy came into dog training as a midlife career change.
Cissy also teaches and competes in canine agility sports. She has titled her own dogs as well as her clients’ in CPE, AKC and USDAA agility. Cissy is a CBCC-KA and a CPDT-KSA
Presented by Lisa & Brad Waggoner
IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5 , PPAB1.5
What could be better than exploring local lakes and lazy rivers on a stand-up paddle board with your dog! In this webinar, through lecture, photos and videos you'll learn the prerequisites your dog should possess, the skills needed and how to train your dog so that you can consider your favorite furry friend as a paddle boarding partner.
Join Lisa and Brad for a webinar where attendees will learn the foundation behaviors and practical training exercises their dog needs to safely and enthusiastically enjoy stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) on flat or slow moving water.
The webinar is helping attendees learn how to teach their dog these skills. It's assumed that the human has already gained stand-up paddle boarding skills.
Passionate advocates for humane, science-based dog training, Lisa Lyle Waggoner and Brad Waggoner have studied animal behavior and the latest training techniques throughout their careers with dogs.
Lisa is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer – Level 2 and a dog*tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor. Lisa writes articles on dog training, is a regular contributor to Whole Dog Journal and is also a frequent public speaker on humane education, dog behavior and other dog-related topics. Brad Waggoner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) and a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP), and a dog∗tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor.
Brad is also a Pet Tech Inc. Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. Lisa and Brad enjoy providing behavior consulting and training solutions to clients in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, as well as offering educational opportunities for dog trainers and dog hobbyists throughout the U.S.
presented by Nancy Tucker
CEUs: IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPAB 1
Ever wonder what exactly a "Levels class" means and what the big deal is? This seminar will define what it is, how it works, and why this is the best class format to use, with clear advantages for everyone involved: The trainer (business owner), the clients, and the dogs. Join us to learn what you need to have in place to offer Levels classes, and how to operate them.
Nancy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) and is a full-time trainer and behaviour consultant in Quebec, Canada. She has extensive experience teaching group classes for the local shelter as well as for her own business, and has presented seminars and workshops on dog behaviour to dog owners, trainers, and veterinary staff for the past five years. She does behaviour consultations as a staff member at a veterinary clinic in Quebec. Most of her time is spent doing private in-home behaviour consultations with clients.
Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behaviour for French-language publications and several articles as a past member of the CCPDT writing committee, as well as training and case study articles for the Whole Dog Journal.
Nancy is a Charter Member of the PPG, professional member of APDT, and a founding member of the Regroupement Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine (RQIEC), a Quebec-based association of force-free trainers and consultants.
presented by Barb Levenson
CPDT 1.5 KPA 1.5 IAABC 1.5 PPAB 1.5 CEUs
with Yvette Van Veen
CEUs: IAABC 1,CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPG 1 CEU
In this webinar you will learn what is a feral and roaming dog? Yvette will speak about how all feral dogs are domesticated because species are domesticated, not individuals.
The webinar will look at what does a feral or roaming dog behave like? What does it look like? How extreme are the variations.
There is a difference between appearance and behaviour. Just because a dog looks like a lab, it doesn't mean it behaves like one. As trainers, we work with behaviour, not so much with appearance.
Working as an animal behaviour consultant for over a decade, Yvette is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and member of the PPG. She is known for her work as a pet writer, having written for Sun Media (The Londoner), and then as pet writer for the Toronto Star. She is a regular at local schools teaching young children about "asking permission before petting".
The majority of her experience comes from over a decade working with hundreds of feral and roaming dogs. She has shared her life with three such dogs, all of which became model dog ambassadors in the community. Their abilities ranged from helping children in schools, decoy work and therapy programs. In conjunction with ARF Ontario, they developed strategies to increase successful adoption rates. Yvette is also known for her blog, and the graphics at Awesome Dogs Shareables.