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    • Saturday, July 28, 2012
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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    Free Member Webinar

    With Joan Orr

     CEUs: KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5 PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5



    Join Joan Orr for this 90 minute webinar. Joan will talk about how to teach kids to be safe around dogs. This talk will cover the key information that kids need and how to get the points across in an fun and efficient way without causing fear.

    Joan will introduce the Be a Tree Dog Bite Prevention Program. This is a fun and popular program that focuses on reading dog body language and on positive messages for kids with respect to behavior around dogs. You will learn how you can use the Be a Tree program to promote your business while educating in your community.

    Pet Professional Guild  Members have access to discounted programs with Doggone Safe. Check the membership benefit page to learn more.

     

    Presenter Information

     

    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.



    • Thursday, April 04, 2013
    • 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    Evaluating Applied Training Principles with Chirag Patel



    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.

     Learning Objectives

     

    1. Learn to evaluate training principles and the mechanics of teaching animals.
    2. Understand the principles of training across different species and how they apply when working with dogs
    3.  Learn how working with other species can shape the way you work with dogs.
     

     

    About the presenter

     

    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

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs

    CCPDT 1.5 CEUs

    KPA 1.5 CEUs

     

     

    • Friday, November 08, 2013
    • 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
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    With Jennifer Shryock

    CEU's

    PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1



    This webinar is intended to offer detailed insight to some of the most frequent challenges that lead to dog bites in homes with newly crawling babies & toddlers. It is intended to enhance dog professionals skills when encountering dog and baby related situations. We will use photos and video along with discussion for our educational tools

    Learning Objectives

    1. Attendees will be able to identify a "grumble zone" and "growl zone" in homes. 

    2. Participants will be able to list 3 common challenges for dogs and toddler dynamics

    3. Attendees will be able to predict potential challenges due to proximity awareness


    About The Presenter

    Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), owner of Family Paws™ LLC in Cary, NC and holds a degree in Special Education.   A recognized expert on child-dog interactions and safety, Jennifer has written and spoken extensively about these topics. Her two programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™ have been featured in national media from The Wall Street Journal to TV and radio.

    • Friday, December 13, 2013
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PST)
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    with Vicki Ronchette


    CEU's: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    Join Vicki Ronchette and learn about using positive reinforcement methods to train show dogs! You will learn what a show dog needs to know and get an introduction on how to train those behaviors. We will also discuss how to problem solve show ring behaviors and look for solutions.


    Learning Objectives

    1. What a show dog needs to know

    2. How dog shows work

    3. Breaking down the show ring behaviors

    4. Methods used to train those behaviors

    5. Problem solving show ring issues

    About The Presenter

    Vicki has lived with dogs her whole life. Vicki began working with animals professionally in 1985 when she received a certificate in Veterinary Assisting while still in high school. She began focusing on training dogs just a couple of years later when she became an assistant trainer after she began training and competing in obedience with her own dogs. In the 90′s, Vicki offered dog training classes through Heads or Tails Pet Grooming, the grooming salon she owned and operated for 8 years. While Vicki has been training dogs since the late 80′s, Braveheart Dog Training was founded in 2003 and celebrates 10 years in business this year!

    Vicki is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs – Building a Relationship for Success to help people learn more about using positive methods to work with show dogs. Vicki also has a DVD available to help people learn more about using positive methods when working with show dogs.

    • Thursday, January 16, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 1:30 PM (PST)
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    Presented by Malena DeMartini-Price

    CEU's

    CPDT 1, IAABC 2, KPA 1, PPAB 1

     

    This webinar is about understanding separation anxiety and the various facets of its treatment ‐ from client support to protocols, technology and a bit about medication. Separation Anxiety is a  behavior disorder that for so long has plagued trainers, behaviorists, owners and veterinarians as being truly problematic in treatment and often unfixable.

    Through this webinar Malena would like you to become less afraid to take on these cases because they are quite treatable and the owners of these dogs truly need your help. The treatment is not complex; it is simply in the details that we have often failed to get the exact order of things correct to get the results needed.

    Learning Objectives

    • To learn how to effectively counsel and motivate separation anxiety clients and keep them committed 
    • To understand how to create an effective separation anxiety protocol for maximum efficiency 
    • To have a view into the very important technology and tools that are so useful in accelerating separation anxiety training 
    • To have a brushstroke look at the holistic supplements and medications that can be useful in separation anxiety treatment

    About The Presenter


    Malena DeMartini- price, CTC, is a San Francisco SPCA Academy honors graduate with well over

     10 years’ experience. During Malenas career she has worked with several hundred separation anxiety cases. As a trainer who exclusively handles separation anxiety cases in her practice she has found numerous creative solutions for a disorder that often baffles owners and trainers alike. 

    Malena’s particular strength lies in reading the subtleties of dog body language and guiding owners patiently and with great enthusiasm through the gentle process of healing their dogs. Using web technology, Malena counsels clients all over the country and even has a few international clients, giving her an unusually keen view of different types of separation anxiety scenarios.  

    Malena has written for several publications and has given her seminar Fixing the Unfixable nationwide. She is currently in the editing phase with her publisher on her book that is focused on helping trainers to work with this disorder.  

    Malena is the owner of Ain’t Misbehavin’ in Northern California where she lives with her husband Kevin, also a certified trainer, and her two rescue dogs Leia and Tini.

    • Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
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     Dog Park Etiquette and Safety

    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"!

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn the pros and cons of dog parks.
    • Understand proper and safe dog behavior and red flags to watch for to keep your dog safe at the dog park.
    • What to do if things go wrong.


    About Carol Byrnes

    Carol is a CPDT-KA, NADOI Certified and a Charter Member of the Pet Professional Guild. Carol owns and operates Diamonds In The RUFF with her business partner and husband Dana Byrnes. Carol is a well known and highly respected dog trainer both with her clients and amongst industry professionals.

    CEUs

    IAABC, CCPDT, KPA  1 CEU


    • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, February 27, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
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    Recorded PPG Webinar

    Over Threshold: The Changing Definition



    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. 

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    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 .

    CEU's

    CPDT 1 CEU 

    KPA 1 CEU

    IAABC 1 CEU

    • Monday, June 09, 2014
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
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    Free Member Webinar

     with Kat Albrecht


    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.


    Learning Objectives:

    • The first critical steps to take when a dog has vanished
    • How and when to hire a “pet detective” with a trained tracking dog
    • How to “tag” a car with lost dog information
    • How to conduct an “Intersection Alert” to mass market a lost dog
    • How to avoid “Inattention Blindness” when creating lost dog posters

    About The Presenter

    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.


    • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
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     Free Recorded Member Webinar

    with Kat Albrecht

    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.


    Learning Objectives:

    • The investigative question to ask when an outside cat vanishes
    • The investigative question to ask when an indoor-only cat escapes outside
    • The first critical steps to take when a cat has vanished
    • How to use “House As Trap” to recover a displaced cat


    About The Presenter

    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.



     


    • Monday, July 21, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
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    BOOM  - Puppies & Noise. Learn How To Introduce Puppies To Noise

     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.


    Presenter Information

    Helen Nicholls, CPDT-KSA, CDBC.

    Helen Nicholls is the owner and operator of No Monkey Business Dog Training. Based in Concord New Hampshire, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT). Helen has been training dogs for over 6 years. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals and is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. Helen is also the Assistant Director to Family Paws Programs and a licensed Dogs and Storks presenter, a licensed Dog and Baby Connections presenter, and a certified AKC evaluator.

    CEU
    CDPT 1 CEU
    IAABC 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU
    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
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    with Victoria Fogel

    CEU's: CPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1


    Join Victoria for a one hour webinar on teaching animals to communicate through pictures. This webinar will describe and outline the training process for teaching animals, specifically dogs, how to start communicating their wants and needs through a picture exchange communication system. This is a fascinating topic and you will be amazed by the process and the results


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to  define the picture exchange communication.
    • Understand and be-able to  explain why and when you  would use picture exchange communication with animals.
    • Understand the 7 steps in the training process.
    • Understand all considerations in using a picture exchange communication system with animals.

    Presenter Bio

    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.

    • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, September 18, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
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    presented by Jennifer Titus

    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

    Course Information

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the prep to the CARE protocol
    • Understand the CARE protocol
    • Understand the follow up care

    About The Presenter

    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.

    • Monday, October 13, 2014
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    A Free PPG Member Webinar

    Presented by Jan Casey

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


    A look at the history of social learning and how to apply it to help dogs engage in new behaviors.

    Course Information

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn the history of social learning
    2. Explore ways to use social learning when training dogs.
    3. Determine which variables may enhance social learning.

    About The Presenter

    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.

    • Thursday, November 06, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, November 06, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
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    Presentation by Lisa & Brad Waggoner

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



     

    Workshop Description

    Join Lisa & Brad Waggoner from Cold Nose College for this 90 minute educational webinar on how to teach a Rocket Recall.

    Learning Objectives

    1.     Be competent in your understanding of the Cold Nose College methodology for teaching and training a fully force-free canine recall.
    2.     You will learn the 12 rules of Rocket Recall developed over 10 years of conducting Rocket Recall training.
    3.     Understand the common misconceptions and mistakes made during recall training
    4.     Learn how to  set your dog up for success during the learning process


    About The Presenter


    Brad & Lisa Waggoner are both Certified Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed and are passionate advocates for humane, force-free training.


    Brad is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior and Lisa is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer, Level 2.


    Lisa and Brad enjoy providing behavior consulting and training solutions to clients in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. They also offer educational opportunities for dog trainers and dog hobbyists throughout the U.S.
    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
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    Presented by Angelica Steinker

    CEUs: PPAB 2, IAABC 2, CPDT 2, KPA 2 


    Registrants will receive recordings of both sessions.

    1. Do you know how to teach others to play with their dogs?
    2. Do you know how to initiate and create great play behaviors?
    3. Did you know that behavior that occurs naturally in the play process is very easily trained and brought under stimulus control? 

    Understanding and using play skills and games are very important for dog trainers and behavior professionals. After all play is incompatible with fear and anger and anxiety!

    Understanding how to teach dogs to play, whether it be with food, toys or neither has a role in our practices.

    Join Angelica Steinker for this important, simplistic yet grossly misunderstood topic on how to acquire cool play behaviors in pet dogs and how to teach pet owners to engage in play activities with their pets. All dogs can learn to tug, fetch, throw and an assortment of other play activities when the correct training protocols are utilized.

    • Learn how to teach basic play activities like fetch and tug.
    • Understand how to play games using food.
    • Understand how to play games with toys
    • Understand how you can play games with your dog when there is no food or toys at hand.
    • Learn how to understand if your dog is play motivated and when they are motivated know how to maintain that motivation
    • Learn how to create motivation so your dog wants to engage in play sessions with you
    • Learn how to use emotional contagion to build great play behaviors in dogs

    About Your Presenter

    Angelica is a published author in the field of dog training and agility. Her books, Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone and Click and Play Agility, address the handler of the agility team and the use of clicker training techniques in the sport respectively, and emphasize the importance of playing and bonding in order to train agility behaviors to the highest level. She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild. Angelica is also the Director of Training for the national franchise The Dog Smith, America’s only Force Free Dog Training and Pet Care License and the co-founder of DogNostics Career College.

    Angelica has also been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, both of which are peer-reviewed professional journals. She has been published in the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Chronicle of the Dog Newsletter, Dog & Handler, Animal Trainer Magazine, Dog Sport Magazine, Dalmatian Quarterly, and Clean Run, the dog agility magazine.

    She is certified by the International Institute of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and is the co-founder of DogNostics Career College. Angelica is also certified as a Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

    Angelica is a sought-after public speaker who has presented at conferences across the country including the famous Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, BARK Agility Camp, and Karen Pryor's Clicker Expo.

    Angelica has a Master's degree in Education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog training and her extensive understanding of dog behavior and operant and classical conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn.

    • Friday, January 30, 2015
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
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    With Tabitha Davies

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU. CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Tabitha Davies for this webinar about how to best develop working relationships with rescue groups and shelters.  Tabitha will focus on the ins and outs of Rescue- Trainer relationships.


    Tabitha will also cover the legalities of working with a shelter or rescue groups and the different types of programs you can implement to help educate the public to improve adoption rates within your local community.


    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.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to approach shelters and rescue organizations on implementing training programs that improve adoption rates, improve staff knowledge, and help educate the community. 
    • How to properly evaluate a dog in a shelter environment.
    • Enrichment activities for the dogs in the shelter environment. 
    • How to assess the needs of the shelter or rescue.
    • How to assess the effectiveness of your program.
    • How to get "old school thought" employees or volunteers on your team or improve effective communication with them.
    • Design fun programs to educate the public and potential adopters.

    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Thursday, February 19, 2015
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Friday, February 19, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (EST)
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    Presented by Cissy Sumner

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1 


    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.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to teach dogs to relax on a mat.
    • Understand how to identify when a dog is relaxed so you can better teach your clients.
    • Learn how to use "relaxing On a Matt" to solve various other behavior problems in different situations.

    About The Presenter


    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

    • Thursday, March 19, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Sunday, March 19, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
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    Presented by Diane Garrod


    Presented by Diane Garrod

    CEUs, IAABC 1 CEU, PPG 1 CEU, CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU


    Ever had a difficult behavior change case? Join Diane Garrod for a webinar on the most difficult case(s) she has faced and and how they were overcome. 
    This webinar will cover the Insights into what the functional assessment revealed both at the beginning and what materialized later. You will learn what the tough spots in the process were and how they were overcome.

    Your Presenter

    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014.

    Diane has recently completed studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.


    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    • Sunday, March 29, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, March 29, 2021
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
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    Learn and Master The Drop On Recall…It’s Really Just Fun and Games!!!


    presented by Barb Levenson

    CEUs 

    CPDT 1.5 KPA 1.5 IAABC 1.5 PPAB 1.5 CEUs




    Join Barb Levenson for this webinar on Drop on Recall! She will go over how to teach the DOR as a series of games, behaviors and small behavior chains. She will break the DOR into many different fun games and activities. Barb will also give instructors games they can use in their classes.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to teach a fast and fun drop on recall
    • The "SLAP" down and what it does for your drop.
    • Remote down using food and toys
    • Fun drop games for instructors to use in classes

    About The Presenters




    Earlier in her career Barb realized that many of the problems facing obedience dogs were a result of using compulsion training methods. Working towards perfect canine obedience at a competition level this set Barb on a quest to learn more.

    Listening to her own dogs Barb began to look for other methods. Influenced by Ted Turner (from Sea World), Leslie Nelson, Patti Ruzzo, and others, Barb began introducing positive reinforcement methods into her teaching and training as early as 1989. By the time she opened her own training school in 1991, she was using positive reinforcement in her puppy, basic obedience, and Canine Good Citizenship classes, and shortly after in her competition obedience classes. At present she holds classes in a 12,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh PA.Barb added the sport of agility to her school in 2000 and a couple of years later began teaching the classes herself.

    Barb’s approach to both agility and obedience has her marching to a different drummer, in part shaped by her equestrian experience. She believes the best way to develop handling skills is “on the flat” – away from the equipment – and incorporates ideas from the horse world about training dogs on the flat. Barb also believes that a strong foundation in obedience sets the stage for a solid relationship with the dog that is critical to enjoying and succeeding in agility. And that means training and refining the communication – especially body language – between dog and handler. To date she has competed with eight dogs and has titles in obedience (Canadian and American), agility and herding. Barb is a instructor at DogNostics Career College and will be presenting a workshop at the 2015 PPG Convention in Tampa FL.

    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Monday, April 06, 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, April 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    with Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs: IAABC 1,CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPG 1 CEU


    Webinar Overview

    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.

     

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about the individuals and there are patterns that can emerge in specific geographical locations.
    • Feral dogs are very much dogs that have skill sets that allow them to survive in the wild. It's also an area of rescue that has a large proportion of puppies available for adoption, appealing to families looking for that normal family pet.
    • Learn why these puppies may struggle in a class environment where socialization is about letting puppies play and explore. .
    • Learn how to transition the feral/roaming puppies to life with families. 
    • Avoid the pitfalls of failing to see the bigger picture with these amazing dogs.

    About The Presenter


    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.


    • Sunday, April 12, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Pamela Johnson

    CEUs

    CPDT - 1.5 CEUs

    IAABC - 1.5 CEUs

    KPA - 1.5 CEUs

    PPG - 1.5 CEUs




    This 90 Minute program focuses on keeping your dog safe when faced with rattlesnakes. You will learn how to teaching dogs to move away from rattlesnakes using games: attention, settle, in your face, building value, luring, targeting, leash walking, impulse control, recall, and stay.

    You will acquire insight into rattlesnake behavior and learn simple ways to tell the difference between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Pam will answer questions about rattlesnakes, provide helpful tips on safety and will even walk you through a variety of ways to make your backyard safe and rattlesnake free.

    Through the use of the training games and skills, you will build an amazing relationship with your dog and doing so, you will be able to protect your canine companion from rattlesnakes and in other dangerous situations.

    Webinar Objectives

    Keep dogs SAFE through the use of:

      • Management
      • Relationship building Games, Behaviors, Skills & Drills
      • Teaching avoidance of Rattlesnakes by training an alternate response
      • By using the Old Cue New Cue method to teach a new recall that means come to you when the dog sees, hears, or smells a snake.
      • By using remote controlled snakes to train alternate behaviors when seeing moving snakes or moving animals in general.

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      Keep dogs SAFE by becoming educated about:
        • Rattlesnake behavior
        • The differences between venomous and & non-venomous snakes
        • How to rattlesnake proof your backyard

    About The Presenters




    Pamela Johnson is a certified professional dog trainer through the CCPDT, is a professional member of the APDT and a member of PPG.

    Pamela is a clicker dog trainer and educator in San Diego, California. Pamela began her training career when growing up on a small farm where she trained the family dogs, cats, and horses. She learned about clicker training and behavior modification through reading books, attending Clicker Expos/APDT conferences, watching dog training videos and taking numerous classes with her own dogs. Pamela believes it is important to continue learning throughout ones life and she loves finding new ways to train dogs. Pamela started her own business, Pam's Dog Academy in 2007.

    To learn more about Pamela click here



    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Pamela Johnson

    CEUs: CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, PPAB 1.5 




    If you compete in canine freestyle or simply just want to teach your dog some fun, entertaining tricks with props, then this webinar is for you. You will learn how to train tricks using cane/platform like props. Jazz up you and your dogs creativity through games that teach your dog to think outside the box using capturing and shaping.

    In addition to training your dog to do tricks with props, you will help build your dogs confidence around new objects and have a great time with your dog.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Teach your dog to be creative & build confidence
    • 101 Things to do with an object (Creativity)
    • Check it out game (Confidence)
    • Cane Tricks
    • 101 Things to do with a cane
    • Around/Behind
    • Over
    • Paws up
    • Platform Tricks
    • On/Off
    • Duration/Distance/Distractions (using the premack principle)
    • Stationary behaviors (Sit, Down, Pretty, TaDa)
    • Paws up

    About The Presenter




    Pamela Johnson is a certified professional dog trainer through the CCPDT, is a professional member of the APDT and a member of PPG.

    Pamela is a clicker dog trainer and educator in San Diego, California. Pamela began her training career when growing up on a small farm where she trained the family dogs, cats, and horses. She learned about clicker training and behavior modification through reading books, attending Clicker Expos/APDT conferences, watching dog training videos and taking numerous classes with her own dogs. Pamela believes it is important to continue learning throughout ones life and she loves finding new ways to train dogs. Pamela started her own business, Pam's Dog Academy in 2007.

    To learn more about Pamela click here

    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Monday, May 11, 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Claudia Estanislau

    LIMA means Least Intrusive and Minimally Aversive Techniques. 

    CEUs 

    CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5, PPG 1.5, IAABC 1.5



    Join Claudia for a webinar on how to use LIMA when working with aggressive dogs. The webinar will address the following points:

    • The importance of conducting a functional assessment when working with aggression cases
    • Working with your VET to eliminate any probable physical problems
    • Understanding the LIMA protocol
    • Putting theory into practice in real life scenarios.

    Webinar Objectives

    1. Understand the LIMA protocol and it's application in case management
    2. Learn some practical l force free exercises
    3. Grasp the knowledge of some DRA and DRI protocols suitable for working with aggressive dogs
    4. Learn some practical exercises to help achieve better results with your clients

    About The Presenter


    Claudia is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant. She is currently the manager of It's All About Dogs training center in Portugal operating from four locations.  

    Claudia has been a lecturer at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on learning theory, aggression and force free training. Paula is also a   writer for a national dog magazine in Portugal and writes on dog behavior and training.

    Claudia’s  formal qualifications are DTBC from the CASI Institute. Claudia completed the LLA course with Dr. Susan Friedman and Claudia  is an Associate Certified member at IAABC and a PPG Member.

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
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    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

    CEUs: IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPAB 1



    Why haven't we found a genetic test yet that will predict aggression in dogs? In this presentation Dr. Jessica will  summarize then current approaches that have been taken to answering this problem and explain the pitfalls that researchers have encountered. Dr.  Jessica will  describe some specific findings in dogs and humans and put them in context to explain their relevance to our understanding of canine aggression in the real world. The webinar will also discuss the  future directions of research in this area and give some hope for future results.

    Webinar Objectives

    • List some approaches to finding a genetic test for aggression
    • Explain why finding a genetic test for aggression is difficult and unlikely to happen soon
    • Describe some specific mechanisms for the interaction of genetics and environment to influence aggression in dogs

    About The Presenter


    Jessica is a veterinarian currently pursuing a PhD in genetics. After eleven years working as a computer programmer, she decided to go back to school to research the causes of behavior problems in dogs. She received her veterinary degree from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, where she also received a Master's degree for her work on stress behaviors in hospitalized dogs. After graduation, she completed a year-long internship specializing in shelter medicine at the University of Florida Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program. She is now enrolled in a PhD program in genetics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her lab studies a group of foxes (often known as the "Siberian silver foxes") which have been bred over many generations to be friendly to humans. Her ultimate goal is to find genetic causes of fearfulness in dogs, to work with behaviorally challenged shelter dogs, and to help people better understand the science behind dog behavior.

    Jessica is a New Englander at heart, but currently lives in Urbana, Illinois with her husband and two dogs (an elderly golden retriever and a fearful collie-retriever mix). You can learn more about her at www.dogzombie.com.

    • Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Susan M. Schneider, PhD

    CEUs

    CEUs: IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5, PPAB 1.5


    One of the themes of The Science of Consequences is the many common behavior principles that exist across species. 
    Those similarities apply for complex as well as basic principles, in the mathematical models that describe behavior, and in the underlying neurophysiology, genetics, and epigenetics.  Animal trainers are well aware of many of these commonalities, and have helped expand our knowledge of them.

    This talk will survey the current status of a variety of these shared features, such as unusual consequences, signals, biological bases, enrichment, choice, and communication.  An "interacting systems" approach is taken, and a wide variety of species is covered.  Exploring the full range of what we share offers mutual benefits for animal trainers and for science.

    Webinar Objectives


    • To describe how similarly learning from consequences (technically, operant behavior principles) works across species, including for our pets.  At the end of the talk, participants will
      • Appreciate how widespread basic operant learning principles are
      • Understand a few basics about how these principles interact with neurophysiology, genetics, and epigenetics.
      • Includes unusual consequences, choice, delays, enrichment, biological bases, an introduction to complex behavior, and other topics.

    About The Presenter


    Susan M. Schneider, PhD, is a learning researcher and developmental psychobiologist who has clicker trained her pet rats and budgies. She obtained her graduate education from Brown University (mechanical engineering) and the University of Kansas (behavior analysis). Currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Pacific, she has been a professor at St. Olaf College, Auburn University, and Florida International University, and a visiting research fellow at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

    Susan's twenty-five years of research and teaching have produced numerous scientific studies and theoretical articles, including pioneering work on generalization and choice. Her award-winning book for the public, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World, describes fundamental learning principles, their role in the larger realm of nature and nurture, and their many applications--including the benefits of positive reinforcement-based approaches to animal training and welfare. The book received advance praise from well-known experts in genetics, neuroscience, and economics, as well as in psychology and behavior analysis. It has received worldwide recognition, including coverage in the international scientific journal Nature, The Scientist magazine, and the review magazine of the National Science Teachers Association.

    • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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