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    • Saturday, July 18, 2015
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 18, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by  Alexandra Santos

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5, PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    A great majority of people resort to punishment when training their dogs, raising their children, and in their daily interactions with people. While punishment may appear to work, there are far too many fallouts that don't justify its use.

    This webinar explains why and how we often opt for punishment as a first option,it addresses the main fallouts of punishment (counter-control, aggression, anxiety, learned helplessness), and what we can do to re-program ourselves to make more dog-friendly and people-friendly choices.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how a coercive society predisposes us to punish.
    • Become aware of how we tend to react to situations instead of acting on them.
    • Understand what counter-control and learned helplessness are and how to recognize them.
    • Understand anxiety as a consequence of badly timed punishment.
    • Learn that dogs with an active defense mechanism may react with aggression to punishment and dogs with a passive defense mechanism may develop learned helplessness.
    • Acquire some basic skills on the application of positive reinforcement to both dog training and daily interactions with people.

    About The Presenter


    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people.

    • Sunday, July 10, 2016
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Alexandra Santos

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1



    Training a dog that gets frustrated easily can be challenging and make us feel desperate or incompetent at times. We have all been told to ask the dog for behaviors such as sitting before eating, staying until allowed to go out the door, and so on. But what if a dog gets so frustrated that he can't even listen to our cues?

    This webinar's purpose is to provide us with tools to train an easily frustrated dog without our own patience being tried to the limit, while avoiding the use of aversives as a last resort.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to recognize frustration in a dog
    • The most common causes of frustration
    • The application of differential schedules of reinforcement in the training process
    • How to set the easily frustrated dog up for success
    • The nuts and bolts of teaching the easily frustrated dog to: loose leash walk, stop mouthing and jumping on visitors, control himself when wanting food or a toy, not run out a door or gate.

    About The Presenter



    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people.

    • Friday, November 04, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, November 04, 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Alexandra Santos

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


    As professional dog trainers we are always aiming for a high level of expertise. Our working days consist of keeping up to date with the latest and most dog-friendly training equipment and learning how to run a successful business. Often in the midst of being busy we forget the most important part of the equation - our client!

    Unless we do the hand on dog training ourselves then we are training dogs via their owners, our client. Clients aren't dog trainers and they don't have the ambition to become dog trainers, and yet have the responsibility to train their dogs in between classes! So, shouldn't we also focus on setting them up for success?

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand motivation and how clients can lose it 

    • Become aware of difficulties clients experience during and in between classes (poor coordination, being unclear with cues, feeling overwhelmed, lacking support, etc.)

    • Acquire some skills for setting clients up for success - how to empower the client; how to help them overcome coordination issues; how to ensure they retain the information given during class; and more.


    About The Presenter



    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, regularly presents webinars for the Pet Professional Guild, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people.




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