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Your  2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit - attend in Your Pajamas!

Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2016
3 monthly payments available to all registrants. Simply register for the event and wait for your initiation email. Then click on the appropriate link and sign up for payments.




Welcome to the Registration Page

Welcome to the registration page for our 2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit. 

This is a summit you can attend from the comfort of your own home and even wearing your PJ's. 

  • More than 25 hours of educational webinars across a variety of topics geared towards the pet care professional
  • Two tracks each day starting at 9:00 AM EDT and finishing around 7:30 PM EDT
  • Ample time for lunch and breaks
  • Registration options for members and non members
  • Registration options for those who want to view specific live sessions only and those who wish to receive all the recordings afterwards. Chose between basic and premium registration options.
  • Recordings available after the fact to premium registrants

1. The Basic Package Includes:

2. Premium Package Includes:

  • 13 hours of live webinars you can personally attend over the two days.  Click here for more information
  • Recordings to all of the sessions sent to you by email after the event
  • PDF handouts of each webinar note slides

Presenter List & Webinar Descriptions 

Your Presenters range in experience and skill covering everything from marketing, branding, sales, canine and feline communication, health and handling, managing groups of dogs, dog walking skills, grooming, dog bite safety and appropriate play ... and much more 




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Virtual Summit

    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, October 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)
    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs: PPAB, 1 



    Play is essential for healthy brain function and reinforcement is an integral part of the ‘game.’ The reinforcement strategies you use will affect the behaviors being carried out and your canine clients’ desire to engage in them. Struggling to get a dog to walk on a loose leash, to go in a crate or to lie on a bed? Not sure how to aid relaxation and help ensure a dog remains happy and calm while you are putting on a harness or while there is thunder overhead? This presentation will provide you with much of the knowledge and skills you need to set you and your clients (both human and canine) up for success. You will learn how to create an atmosphere that is conducive to your canine clients’ well-being. Happy canines mean happy guardians and happy guardians mean recommendations and an increase in your potential client base. There are lots of positive consequences that result from learning about reinforcing the good stuff. Animals are learning all the time and we need to ensure the learning that takes place is appropriately reinforced - we need to reinforce all of the behaviors we would like to see repeated. This presentation will an overview of operant and respondent conditioning in the context of pet care processes, with a particular focus on positive reinforcement. It will delve into the what, when, where, how and why of reinforcement, take a look at different reinforcement (reward) strategies and how any chosen strategy will enhance or impede daily interactions with canine your clients.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the basics of how pets learn.
    • Learn how your behavior impacts the behavior of pets in your care.
    • Provide an overview of operant and respondent conditioning.
    • Learn how to effectively lure a pet into position
    • Develop a greater understanding of the reinforcement process.
    • Learn how to choose an appropriate reinforcer to enhance your canine clients’ ability to learn and thrive while in your care.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the 'hierarchy of rewards.'
    • Understand what we mean when we refer to primary and secondary reinforcers.
    • Understand how the environment will affect the ‘value’ of your chosen ‘reinforcer.’
    • Learn how to create a positive association with a head-halter, muzzle, harness, collar or other novel items.

    About The Presenter



    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. (Hons), PCT-A, CTDI, FN-FSG1, CAP3 holds a force-free instructor's award, K9 first aid certification and animal behavior & welfare and dog emotion & cognition verified certification. She previously performed as the Dog Trick instructor at In The Doghouse DTC; is the owner of Happy Dogs Estepona and is an instructor and assessor for the Pet Dog Ambassador program launched this year by the Pet Professional Guild.
    Stapleton-Frappell is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "bully" breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. She is proud "mum" to Jambo - Staffy bull terrier trick dog: the first Staffordshire bull terrier to achieve the title of Trick Dog Champion. Jambo has appeared on Talent Hounds in Canada and was also featured as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Success Story.
    Stapleton-Frappell blogs for the Pet Professional Guild and is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild magazine. She is a steering committee member of the Pet Professional Guild and membership manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; co-presenter of PPG World Service radio show; faculty member of DogNostics Career College; steering committee member of Doggone Safe and regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, where she is based.
    Stapleton-Frappell believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods and that all learning should be fun. She is the creator of Training Meister, a comprehensive online force-free training program from DogNostics Career College, aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of pet guardians and professionals.
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

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

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    CEUs PPAB, 1 




    Play is essential for healthy brain function and reinforcement is an integral part of the ‘game.’ The reinforcement strategies you use will affect the behaviors being carried out and your canine clients’ desire to engage in them. Struggling to get a dog to walk on a loose leash, to go in a crate or to lie on a bed? Not sure how to aid relaxation and help ensure a dog remains happy and calm while you are putting on a harness or while there is thunder overhead? This presentation will provide you with much of the knowledge and skills you need to set you and your clients (both human and canine) up for success. You will learn how to create an atmosphere that is conducive to your canine clients’ well-being. Happy canines mean happy guardians and happy guardians mean recommendations and an increase in your potential client base. There are lots of positive consequences that result from learning about reinforcing the good stuff. Animals are learning all the time and we need to ensure the learning that takes place is appropriately reinforced - we need to reinforce all of the behaviors we would like to see repeated. This presentation will an overview of operant and respondent conditioning in the context of pet care processes, with a particular focus on positive reinforcement. It will delve into the what, when, where, how and why of reinforcement, take a look at different reinforcement (reward) strategies and how any chosen strategy will enhance or impede daily interactions with canine your clients.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the basics of how pets learn.
    • Learn how your behavior impacts the behavior of pets in your care.
    • Provide an overview of operant and respondent conditioning.
    • Learn how to effectively lure a pet into position
    • Develop a greater understanding of the reinforcement process.
    • Learn how to choose an appropriate reinforcer to enhance your canine clients’ ability to learn and thrive while in your care.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the 'hierarchy of rewards.'
    • Understand what we mean when we refer to primary and secondary reinforcers.
    • Understand how the environment will affect the ‘value’ of your chosen ‘reinforcer.’
    • Learn how to create a positive association with a head-halter, muzzle, harness, collar or other novel items.

    About The Presenter



    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. (Hons), PCT-A, CTDI, FN-FSG1, CAP3 holds a force-free instructor's award, K9 first aid certification and animal behavior & welfare and dog emotion & cognition verified certification. She previously performed as the Dog Trick instructor at In The Doghouse DTC; is the owner of Happy Dogs Estepona and is an instructor and assessor for the Pet Dog Ambassador program launched this year by the Pet Professional Guild.
    Stapleton-Frappell is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "bully" breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. She is proud "mum" to Jambo - Staffy bull terrier trick dog: the first Staffordshire bull terrier to achieve the title of Trick Dog Champion. Jambo has appeared on Talent Hounds in Canada and was also featured as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Success Story.
    Stapleton-Frappell blogs for the Pet Professional Guild and is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild magazine. She is a steering committee member of the Pet Professional Guild and membership manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; co-presenter of PPG World Service radio show; faculty member of DogNostics Career College; steering committee member of Doggone Safe and regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, where she is based.
    Stapleton-Frappell believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods and that all learning should be fun. She is the creator of Training Meister, a comprehensive online force-free training program from DogNostics Career College, aimed at increasing the knowledge and skills of pet guardians and professionals.

    • Monday, December 12, 2016
    • (EST)
    • Monday, December 12, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
    Register

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

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

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs: PPAB 2


    This two-hour presentation (broken down into two 1-hour sessions) will give you an overview on the key topics that need to be standardized within your pet care business. Everything from branding your business, safety and security policies to the necessary documentation and employee policies. Each presentation comes with action items the viewer can use to develop workable to do lists. Whether you want to understand professional competency or learn about pet care policies and procedures this is a must attend for those operating professionally in the pet care arena.


    Webinar Objectives  

    • How can we increase the professionalism of our industry while enhancing competency and ethics?
    • What are non-negotiable operating policies and how can we define them?
    • How can small business branding help our operation and enhance our profitability?
    • Understand the necessity for standardization particularly when growing the business from being just a lone operator to taking on and developing employees. 

    About the Presenter


    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 MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England

Who Will Benefit From Attending This Summit

  1. Pet Care Providers
  2. Kennel Technicians
  3. Groomers
  4. Pet Sitters
  5. Dog Walkers 
  6. Day Care Operators
  7. Veterinary Assistants
  8. Student Dog Trainers
  9. Shelter employees
  10. Breeders
  11. Dog Trainers 









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