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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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
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.
with Niki Tudge
Situations where you will need to communicate feedback:
... then this webinar is for you!
Join Niki Tudge for this 60 minute webinar on the correct and productive delivery of Constructive Criticism in a work environment.
Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for an of us to do. Through this webinar you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist you with this challenging task. When you need to give feedback to an employee, contractor or a student it needs to be handled in a very specific way.
If done correctly constructive criticism will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for you to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees and business relationships with clients that are also students.
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
Do you dread public speaking? Join the club. Along with death and spiders, it’s what people fear most.
According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Through this webinar you will become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience which will translate into a successful speaking event.
Mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career and business. With new public speaking skills you can become better at doing Lunch and Learns, giving webinars, educational presentations and event hosting.
PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
As dog trainers become more adept at finding studies, it's important that we move beyond reading the abstract. We need to learn how to read the nuts and bolts of a study. The overwhelming amount of jargon can make reading a study seem like it's written in a foreign language.
This webinar's purpose is to de-code the jargon. It's to help us understand what claims we can make, and which ones are premature. It's about having the confidence to know what a study actually might be saying. It's also about having the confidence in knowing that when someone says, "You can't apply that to the real world!", you'll know when that might be true, and when it might not be true.
Yvette Van Veen PCT-A
Yvette is a member of the PPG and is a Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Yvette is also a multiple DWAA award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and she owns and operates Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog.
Yvette has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including ARF Ontario. Yvette shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog and Karma her Border collie. Karma is Yvette’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.
PPAB, 1.5 CCPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5
Are we as force-free with our clients and our colleagues as we are with the animals in our care? Our behavior-consulting work often takes place amidst emotionally charged situations. The stakes can be high and our clients can be upset, argumentative and unpleasant. Additionally, these same characteristics can describe our colleagues as well at times. And so, when dealing with disagreeable people, can we apply our core skills of careful observation, non-reactivity, gradual shaping and timely reinforcement of alternate behaviors? Let’s consider if we are willing to extend our ethic of non-violence to include our interactions with people as well as pets, and if so, what practical changes we could make to support this.
Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB.
Kathy is an associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist based in Tacoma, Washington and has spent the past two decades as a full-time professional trainer for dogs and other animals.
For her first ten years as an animal trainer, Kathy trained marine mammals at a research laboratory for the University of Hawaii, in the open-ocean for the US Navy and at a zoo in Tacoma Washington. Since 1995, Kathy has focused on training land-dwelling animals: dogs and their people.
She has been honored to be on the faculty of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos since 2003. She also has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the APDT Newsletter, served as a subject-matter expert for the Delta Society's Service Dog Education System; conducted rat-training camp for Terry Ryan's DogSense, instructed at Dogs of Course’s Instructor Training Course and appeared as the "Way Cool Scientist" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Kathy meets with dog owners in Tacoma, Seattle, and other areas in the Puget Sound region to design behavior modification plans, to teach basic manners to their dogs and to prepare for competition. She also travels extensively to lead dog training and behavior workshops that make the science of animal training accessible and practical for dog trainers and owners alike.
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1
Join Niki Tudge for an in-depth look at the new updated Be a Tree program and how it can help you to help others keep kids and dogs safe in your local community.
This program can easily become an additional educational service in your business or be an add on to your private training and behavior consultations. The program comes complete with presentation files, posters, interactive activities for kids and lots of fun. Designed for either smart phones, tablets, laptops or a manual printed delivery.
This webinar will review the entire program, the program components and how it can be adapted to suit the needs of private clients, small groups or large classroom type settings.
Attendees of this webinar will receive a free introductory individual membership to Doggone safe and a discount voucher to purchase a Be a Tree Kit .
About The Program
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 is the current President of 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 MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England and training and behavior qualifications through the Companion Animal Science Institute.
Presented by Dr. Vanessa Rohlf
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5
Have you ever felt angry, irritable or sad because of the work that you do? Have you ever questioned whether it’s all worthwhile? Or do you feel completely satisfied by your work yet emotionally and physically exhausted by it at the same time? You might be experiencing the signs of compassion fatigue. (secondary trauma and burnout).
Animal care professionals may be particularly at risk because of their dual role of caring for both animals and their owners. Stressful interactions with the public, exposure to trauma and coping with the loss of animals through accidents, illness or euthanasia all contribute to compassion fatigue.
This seminar is intended to help individuals recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and identify evidence based strategies to prevent and manage the condition.
Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a consultant and educator specializing in compassion fatigue and stress management within the animal industry, dedicated to helping animal care professionals and organizations manage and overcome stress and physical and mental exhaustion.
Dr. Rohlf’s formal qualifications, a PhD with a specialization in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in psychology, combined with her work experience as a veterinary nurse and animal welfare researcher, has helped her fine tune her knowledge and skills in developing ways to support those who dedicate their lives to animals in need.
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1
Companion animals occupy an important role in our lives. They are our friends, our confidants and cherished members of the family. They provide unconditional love and support. They never judge and are always happy to see us when we come home. It's no surprise then that the death of a companion animal can be just as profound and devastating as the loss of a human significant other.
Animal care professionals and trainers are in the privileged position of working with these special animals and, while this can be an extremely rewarding role, it can also mean that professionals are also exposed to grief and loss when these animals die.
This seminar is designed to give trainers and animal care professionals information on current theories and findings relevant to animal bereavement. Attendees will also be offered practical tools for self-care and strategies to support clients, friends and family members who may be experiencing companion animal bereavement.
In this webinar attendees will:
1. Appreciate the significance of animal bereavement
2. Be able to describe common grief reactions
3. Recognize types of grief including disenfranchised, anticipatory and complicated grief
4. Learn strategies for self-care and ways of coping
5. Learn how to support others through grief
Dr. Vanessa Rohlf
Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a compassion fatigue consultant and educator for the animal industries. Vanessa provides evidence-based workshops, seminars, and consultations in mindfulness, stress management, bereavement and compassion fatigue.
She is a member of the Anthrozoology Research Group, has her Ph.D. with a specialisation in psychology and has worked in the animal industry for over 13 years where her roles varied from veterinary nurse to animal welfare researcher. Vanessa is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. She has lectured and tutored psychology and human behaviour for over 6 years and presents at international and national conferences.
Presented by Niki Tudge
This presentation will outline how you can become the go-to expert on dog bite safety education in your community. The importance of dog bite safety education is not the focus of this presentation but rather, how we can ensure that the important message of dog bite safety resonates with our clients and educates future generations. The messages portrayed in this webinar apply to any service or product you want to effectively educate your community on
Through the use and implementation of some change engineering in your approach you can see immediate results in how your message resonates with your community. We will look at four components that are mission critical if we are to make an impact in our local communities
1. Ignite your passion. A look at how Positive Psychology, the scientific study of strengths can enable you to thrive
2. Match the desire. let’s learn how to develop products that are desired by the market place and you are excited to be a part of because you are working to your strengths
3. Get out of the dog fight. Establish yourself as the most trusted advisor and influencer
4. Solve don’t sell. Learn how sales can be positive and upbeat, and to support others in their differences and celebrate these quirks and help them find solutions to their problems – the reason we are all here!
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 MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England.
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