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Virtual Workshop - How to Improve the Accessibility of Your Dog Training Services for Clients with Disabilities. Instructed by Veronica Sanchez

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Friday, June 24, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

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  • The workshop is divided between three sessions. Each session is a combination of video presentations, live discussions as well as online discussions in a virtual group for attendees.
  • The workshop is divided between three sessions. Each session is a combination of video presentations, live discussions as well as online discussions in a virtual group for attendees.

    Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to participate in each live session and for those who choose the working spot registration there will be an opportunity after each of the three sessions to submit short written projects and hands-on training video for instructor feedback.

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Virtual Workshop

How to Improve the Accessibility of Your Dog Training Services for Clients with Disabilities

Learn new skills so you are better prepared and more effective at supporting the largest minority group in the world in training their pets!

3 Sessions To Support Your Learning!

Instructed by Veronica Sanchez

CEUs

PPAB - 6 

CCPDT - Auditor Spot 6 | Working Spot 9

IAABC (Pending)

KPA (Pending)

People with disabilities are the largest minority group and over a billion people are living with disabilities worldwide. Many people with disabilities have pet dogs so it is important for professional pet dog trainers to have skills and knowledge on how to accommodate clients with disabilities. With a set of new skills and supportive knowledge you can establish yourself in your marketplace as the professional to call!

In this workshop you will learn how to assess the accessibility of your training classes and implement improvements that can make a big difference for your clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to better communicate with clients with disabilities.
  • You will explore challenges clients with disabilities encounter in dog training and learn strategies to accommodate training so they can be successful working with their dogs.
  • You will also review different instructional techniques to help clients with various kinds of disabilities best benefit from your training services.

The workshop is divided between three sessions. Each session is a combination of video presentations, live discussions as well as online discussions in a virtual group for attendees.

Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to participate in each live session and for those who choose the working spot registration there will be an opportunity after each of the three sessions to submit short written projects and hands-on training video for instructor feedback.

Session Details

Day 1 - Understanding Disability, Accessibility and Communicating Effectively with Clients with Disabilities.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

Learning Objectives:

  • Facts about disabilities – statistics, categories
  • Disability etiquette
  • People first language and Identity first language
  • Strategies for communicating with clients with different kinds of disabilities
  • Assessing and improving accessibility of training classes
  • Improving accessibility in virtual lessons
  • Q&A session

Homework (short approximately 250 word – one page essay): What are accessibility challenges attendees encounter in their work? What are some strategies they could use to address these?


Day 2 -  Accommodating Dog Training for Clients with Disabilities.

Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

Learning Objectives:

  • Training accommodation strategies for different kinds of disabilities
  • Accommodations for clients with limited hand use
  • Accommodations for clients with mobility impairments
  • Loose leash walking
  • Safety and fall prevention strategies
  • Accommodations for clients with sensory impairments
  • Q&A session with a homework review

Homework: Work on teaching a dog positioning in front of you (facing you) and by your left side while seated (from beginning to the end of training session) use a rolling chair if possible. Repeat the process while wearing gloves. Submit up to 3 min. video of your training (optional). Participants can share what the challenges were, what might be some accommodation ideas in the discussion group.


Day 3 - Accommodating Instructional Strategies for Clients with Disabilities.

Friday, June 24, 2022, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

Learning Objectives:

  • Delivering instruction and planning lessons
  • Instructional scaffolding
  • Multi-modal teaching
  • Graphic organizers
  • Checklists
  • Reducing and modifying content
  • Important take aways
  • Resources
  • Where to learn more
  • Q&A session with a homework review

Homework: Create a graphic organizer or multi-level checklist for a common training challenge.

Workshop Instructor

Veronica Sanchez

Veronica Sanchez M.Ed CABC, CPDT-KA is the founder of the Service Dog Coaching Certificate, an educational program for pet dog trainers offered by Cooperative Paws. She teaches professional dog trainers how to train service dogs and how to incorporate service dog training into their pet dog training business. Veronica has been training pets, service, and therapy dogs for more than 20 years. She has supported owner-trainers training service dogs for mobility, hearing, mental health, neurological problems and dual guide-mobility work.

Veronica has a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors in Psychology from George Mason University. She also has a Certificate in Brain Research in Education from the University of Washington. Veronica was a founding member of the Working Animal Division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and served as a Vice President of the association.


Spread Your Event Payments Over Several Months?

If you would like to split your event cost into three payments then please register for the event, do not pay the invoice you receive by email. As soon as you register email Sharon Nettles at Events@petprofessionalguild.com and request your payments be split into three invoices. You will then need to pay the first invoice immediately to secure your place.

Only available for Auditor and Working Spots.

All three invoices must be settled 2 weeks prior to the event.

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