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    • Sunday, July 24, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
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      Presented by Maxwell Muir
    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5


    This presentation will explore the life of puppies and how they view the world they live in. We will look at the different stages of mental and physical development, focusing on socialisation, what it really means and what is best for each individual puppy. We will discuss how to increase a puppy's self-confidence; appropriate exercise for their stage of life and strategies for relieving boredom.  We will also take a look at coping with separation distress; toilet training; strategies for dealing with 'problem' behavior and above all, raising your puppy to be all it can be.

    It is so easy to get it wrong in the early days of puppyhood, only to find yourself having to cope with problems as your puppy develops into adolescence. This talk will provide you with all you need to know to lay the best possible foundation and give your puppy the best start in life.

    This presentation will be of benefit to anyone interested or currently working in a professional capacity with dogs. This presentation will also be beneficial to anyone who professionally cares for a puppy, is considering getting a puppy or for those who have already committed to bringing a puppy into their lives.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the different developmental stages
    • Understand the term 'socialisation'
    • Learn how to optimally socialise your puppy
    • Learn strategies to increase a puppy's self-confidence
    • Learn appropriate exercises for a puppy
    • Understand the best ways to deal with 'problem' behaviors          


    About the Presenter


    'Dogs have always fascinated me. From the domestic dogs we share our lives with to their wild and feral counterparts. My training methods and interactions with dogs are completely humane and motivated by a deep love and respect for the animal. I am in a continuous search for further knowledge and learning experiences to deepen my appreciation for dogs and the lives they lead. I share this knowledge with the aim of helping both owners and their dogs live fuller lives together.'

    Maxwell Muir is a keen writer and has published several articles related to dog training & behaviour. His personal interests with dogs are in observation skills; studying canine natural responses and movement; dog–dog & dog–human communication; stress & associated behaviour, and teaching appropriate communication and handling skills

    Maxwell Muir is a Full Member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Full Member & Country Representative of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe) ABTC Registered Dog Trainer (Animal Behaviour & Training Council) Affiliate Member of ISCP
    • Thursday, January 26, 2017
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    • Monday, December 27, 2021
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Maxwell Muir

    CEUs: PPAB 1


    This presentation will be aimed at those who work in various aspects of the pet care industry. It will be beneficial for shelter workers, pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers, vet technicians, kennel hands and kennel staff. Objectives of the presentation are to provide pet care professionals with the necessary tools in administering responsible care and handling of their clients' dogs, while ensuring that the dogs have an enriched experience in as positive a way as possible keeping the utmost safety in mind. A variety of topics will cover how to enhance your observations skills, the correct way to handle dogs safely, how to choose groups suited to each other, recognizing the early signs of stress and anxiety, and how to provide enriched social outings and activities for the dog(s). This presentation is a must for anyone considering entering the professional field of dog care or for those who wish to advance their skill set in working with dogs. 


    Webinar Objectives  

    • Interactions between pet care professionals and dogs; exploring how to safely interact with a small group of dogs.
    • Appropriate handling skills and effective handling techniques when walking small groups of dogs.
    • Observing healthy social contact among dogs. 
    • Recognition of stress. 
    • Providing enriching activity and mental stimulation. 
    • Ensuring safety and well-being of the dogs. 


    About the Presenter


    Maxwell Muir grew up in the company of hunting dogs and his father regularly took him out with the family’s many lurchers, salukis and coursing whippets. His passion and bond with dogs comes from as far back as he can remember. He continues his own education by hosting and regularly attending seminars and workshops to further his understanding of dogs, while his real passion lies in the study of wolves and wild dogs in their natural habitats. Muir holds the Compass diploma in canine aggression and is currently studying for the Compass advanced diploma in canine behavior management. He speaks publicly through his Humans and Dogs seminar series on a wide variety of dog related training and behavior topics and he has published several articles relating to canine behavior in Edinburgh Life Magazine and other small publications. He has also appeared on local radio stations presenting a weekly discussion on living harmoniously with dogs. Muir states that it is his mission to help owners understand 




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