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.
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.
PPG 3 CEUs, CCPDT 3 CEUs and IAABC - 3 CEUs
It should be remembered that first aid is literally that: aid or management that is rendered as soon as a problem is identified at the scene of an accident or injury, and as a bridge between those first to respond to a problem until the time when professional care is provided.
Many people confuse first aid with specific treatment for an illness or injury. This often results in proper care never being received or care being delayed to such an extent as to compound the problem.
The PPG Pet First Aid Certification
To receive your PPG Pet First Aid Certification you will have to complete and pass an open-book online certification test comprised of 50 questions.
You will also be required to provide four short 30 second videos to demonstrate hands on competency. Full details are explained in the presentation.
This webinar is presented by Bethany Jordan . Bethany is a Certified Veterinarian Technician and a CPDT-KA.
Bethany has a BA Animal Sciences Degree from the University of Florida and has experience as a Surgery Technician with the Veterinary Heart Institute, a Senior Floor Technician responsible for teaching students pursuing Veterinary Medicine degrees at The University of Florida and as an Animal Clinic Head Technician. Bethany was also the Medical Director at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport Florida, responsible for up to 250 animals.
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
There are many ways to improve your personal effectiveness. Whether you are in a management position or not this presentation will encourage you to reappraise your outlook, challenge your assumptions and consider if even the things you do well could be improved by developing a better self awareness and a strategic approach to your own self development.
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
CPDT 1 CEU
IAABC 1 CEU
KPA 1 CEU
CPDT 5 CEU's, IAABC 5 CEU's, KPA 5 CEU's
Google almost has everything any small business owner ever could need, with very minor exceptions. This webinar is the second of a two part series on using Google for business. The focus will be on creating and maintaining a G+ account, maintaining background applications including the cloud storage Google Drive and the online collaboration document Google Docs (a part of Drive). There will also be a brief look at Google analytics.
After taking this course you will be able to:
1. Set-up a business specific G+ account
2. Maintain background applications including Google docs and Google Drive
3. A basic look at Google Analytics
A Social Media Overview of Pinterest, Twitter and Linkedin
This webinar is an overview of several popular social platforms that will provide the attendee with an overview of each individual platforms creation, benefits and drawbacks for businesses. There will be step-by-step instructions on how to properly set-up accounts on all platforms with discussion on each platform’s unique benefits and drawbacks for general businesses as well as general guidelines for utilizing social media for individual situations.
1. Set-up a Twitter, Linkedin and Pintrest account
2. How to properly maintain each platform
3. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of each platform
With Jennifer Shryock
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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"!
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.
IAABC, CCPDT, KPA 1 CEU
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.
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.
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.
Join Penny for this fascinating webinar on Holistic Wellness. This is part one of a two part series. Each webinar stands alone so you can choose to register for one or both. If you cannot attend both sessions live, don't worry we have you covered. Simply sign up for both and we will make sure you get the recordings.
The first session will be a general overview and introduction of holistic wellness concepts and practices. The second will explore select holistic practices in greater depth.
Participants may attend either or both sessions.
Part one will provide an introduction to holistic animal care, its philosophy, and some ways to use this information in a current pet professional practice. It will include a brief overview of several holistic modalities, as well as resources for learning more.
1. What is Holistic Wellness?
2. Overall Philosophy/Approach
3. The Importance of Training
4. The Health & Behavior Link
5. Brief Overview of Some Holistic Modalities (Complimentary Techniques)
a. The Part Veterinary Care Plays
b. Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
c. Herbal Therapy – Western, Chinese, or both
f. Flower Essences, such as Bach Flower Remedies
g. Tellington TTouch Training®.
h. Massage Therapy
i. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, or TCM)
l. Emotional Freeing Technique (EFT)
m. Behavior Evaluation and Modification
n. Cleaning, Household Cleansers, and Disinfectants
6. How to Get Started in Your Practice
7. How to Help Your Clients Get Started
8. Some Resources for Ongoing Success
Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski is a compassionate Animal Wellness Counselor, with vast experience helping animals with health, behavior, and emotional concerns. Penny has more than 30 years of experience with alternative medicine, holistic foods, and energy work with humans. After rescuing 2 rambunctious Australian Shepherd mix dog
s in 2004 Penny became fascinated with how dogs learn and developed a passion for using a holistic approach and alternative methods to helping companion animals.
Penny is a Certified Tellington TTouch Training® Practitioner for Animal Companions and holds a certificate from Penn Foster in Natural Health Care For Pets. Penny has been a student and practitioner of natural wellness and energy healing for humans since 1987. Penny is also Red Cross First Aid certified for dogs and cats. Penny is a PPG member and a member of APDT and is the medical program volunteer for Champaign County Humane Society.
Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST
Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England
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.
This is a great program if you work with clients, peers or have associates. We all experience anger and those who can manage it are better able to practice non-violent communication and engage and educate others.
Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar on Anger Management.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We would like to add a third item to his list: anger. Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively.
This workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when their angry.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Join Penny for Part Two of this 2-part webinar. Both parts of this 2 part webinar do stand alone as learning experiences.
1. To help pet professionals become more familiar with some specific holistic methods for pet health and behavior
2. To give pet professionals options and resources for further education, as well as resources for their clients.
Part Two will explore several holistic methods at a more in-depth, but still introductory level, building on the first webinar. It will also provide additional resources for further exploration and education, as well as additional resources for clients.
Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski is a compassionate Animal Wellness Counselor, with vast experience helping animals with health, behavior, and emotional concerns. Penny has more than 30 years of experience with alternative medicine, holistic foods, and energy work with humans. After rescuing 2 rambunctious Australian Shepherd mix dogs in 2004 Penny became fascinated with how dogs learn and developed a passion for using a holistic approach and alternative methods to helping companion animals.
Join Niki Tudge for this two part series on Time Management. Enroll through this link and you will receive the video links to both parts. More than three hours of education.
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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.
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
· Understand basic accounting terminology.
· Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
· Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
· Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials.
· Utilize the balance sheet.
· Identify different types of financial statements.
· Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
· Be familiar with internal and external auditing.
CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1
Join Jane Ehrlich for this 60 minute webinar on Feline House Soiling Problems. House soiling is the key issue responsible for cats being re-homed or placed in shelters. It is also one of the most common problems facing behavior consultants.
When cats urinate in inappropriate places we are left to ask, why does this happen and what can we do to change this problematic behavior?
Jane will address each of these key reasons. This webinar will be interactive and attendees will be asked to submit questions prior to the live session during the registration process.
This webinar has been set up to answer specific questions regarding this one topic and the key reasons this behavior may be happening
Jane now owns and operates Cattitude Feline Behavior in Arizona. Jane is Associate Certified with the IAABC.
Jane has over 27 years as a trained feline behaviorist who understands and works with a cat’s psychology and personalities. For twenty years Jane was a volunteer clinical assistant and feline behavior advisor at the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in London. Jane studied under Dr. Michael W. Fox, internationally known veterinarian, bioethicist, and pioneering canine &feline behaviorist. As a cat behaviorist Jane helps owners worldwide by in-home consultation & telephone consultations.
Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar.
You negotiate with clients on a daily basis, appointment times, homework assignments, training protocols and much more. Life is an ongoing negotiation!
Through this webinar you will learn to negotiate on interests and not positions. You will be able to understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successfully negotiating with clients.
For example, have you ever:
These are all situations that involve negotiating! This webinar will you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.
Presented by Maureen Backman
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
The most recent definition of Motivational Interviewing is
“a collaborative, person centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change”
As dog trainers, we need competence not only in the field of dog behavior change, but also human behavior change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based set of techniques to facilitate compliance and behavior change in clients. Designed for brief interventions and applied over a wide range of disciplines from health care to smoking cessation, Motivating Interviews can help trainers resolve more behavior cases and create more effective consultations with their clients.
Maureen Backman, MS, CTC, graduated with honors from Jean Donaldson’s prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, and has a graduate degree in rehabilitation psychology. After working in San Francisco as a social worker, she combined her lifelong love of dogs and her strengths in counseling and coaching to forge a career as a dog trainer.
Maureen’s particular strength is combining her knowledge of counseling and coaching along with her studies in positive reinforcement training techniques to help humans understand how to communicate and work with their dogs. She is strongly committed to using only humane, positive training methods that are based on animal learning science, and frequently consults with her colleagues at the Academy to further her knowledge in training methods and best practices.
In addition to her master’s degree, Maureen is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association for Pet Dog Trainers. She is one of the founders of Dog Connect SF, a positive reinforcement training blog and social network (which just won the Bay Woof 2013 Beast of the Bay Award for best dog social networking site!). She is the founder of The Muzzle Up! Project, aimed at erasing stigma and spreading education related to dogs wearing muzzles. She also leads the volunteer training team Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco.
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.