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    • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Pamela Johnson

    CEUs: CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, PPAB 1.5 

    If you compete in canine freestyle or simply just want to teach your dog some fun, entertaining tricks with props, then this webinar is for you. You will learn how to train tricks using cane/platform like props. Jazz up you and your dogs creativity through games that teach your dog to think outside the box using capturing and shaping.

    In addition to training your dog to do tricks with props, you will help build your dogs confidence around new objects and have a great time with your dog.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Teach your dog to be creative & build confidence
    • 101 Things to do with an object (Creativity)
    • Check it out game (Confidence)
    • Cane Tricks
    • 101 Things to do with a cane
    • Around/Behind
    • Over
    • Paws up
    • Platform Tricks
    • On/Off
    • Duration/Distance/Distractions (using the premack principle)
    • Stationary behaviors (Sit, Down, Pretty, TaDa)
    • Paws up

    About The Presenter

    Pamela Johnson is a certified professional dog trainer through the CCPDT, is a professional member of the APDT and a member of PPG.

    Pamela is a clicker dog trainer and educator in San Diego, California. Pamela began her training career when growing up on a small farm where she trained the family dogs, cats, and horses. She learned about clicker training and behavior modification through reading books, attending Clicker Expos/APDT conferences, watching dog training videos and taking numerous classes with her own dogs. Pamela believes it is important to continue learning throughout ones life and she loves finding new ways to train dogs. Pamela started her own business, Pam's Dog Academy in 2007.

    To learn more about Pamela click here

    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Sunday, January 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Janis Bradley


    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1

    Because the rate of dog bite injuries to children is somewhat higher than to adults, the actual risk often becomes exaggerated in peoples’ minds. This presentation will examine what is known about the risk of injury from dog bites and the kinds of interactions between dogs and children thought to be common to bite incidents.

    Ways to frame messages about safe interactions with dogs to emphasize empathy building rather than fear will be presented. This includes situations that are likely to make dogs feel the need to defend themselves and the “please don’t make me bite you,” signals that can result.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the actual risk of dog bite injuries to children
    • Be able to explain non-threatening behavior toward dogs in a way that builds empathy in children

    About The Presenter

    Janis Bradley is the author of Dogs Bite, but balloons and slippers are more dangerous, the complete guide to research on dog bites, along with Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions for The Animals and Society Institute, and The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog for the National Canine Research Council.   Between 2000 and 2009, Bradley trained more than 400 professional pet dog trainers at the San Francisco SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers, and in 2011 founded the Dog Training Internship Academy.  Bradley is the Director of Communications and Publications at the National Canine Research Council, a think tank whose mission is to support and distribute the best current science studying domestic dogs in the context of a human environment.  She has spoken at numerous professional conferences.  She lives in Camarillo California with her rescued Greyhound.

    • Friday, May 27, 2016
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded

    Presented by Claudia Estanislau

    CEUs PPAB, 1.5. IAABC, 1.5. CCPDT, 1.5.

    Respondent Conditioning, also known as Classical Conditioning or Pavlovian Conditioning, consists of the pairing of stimuli. Neutral stimuli can be paired and offered a meaning and emulate emotional responses (positive or negative ones).

    Techniques based on this type of conditioning are very effective in producing conditioned responses and are often used in conjunction with operant conditioning (actually the two seem somewhat intertwined). They are used in techniques which are extremely successful for behavioral modification.

    In this in depth webinar, we will go over the meaning of classical conditioning and how it can be used. We will be taking a look at the basics but we will also learn about higher order classical conditioning and the ways in which it can be used. By the end of the webinar, you will not only be talking like a pro but more importantly, acting like one! You will understand when Respondent Conditioning is taking place as well as how, when and why you should implement responding conditioning into your training plans.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Clarify the meaning of the technical term Classical/Respondent Conditioning
    • Give and demonstrate practical examples of the use of Classical Conditioning
    • Talk about the magnitude of what we can achieve using Classical Conditioning
    • Understand why Classical Conditioning is so effective when properly used

    About The Presenter

    Claudia is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant from CASI.  She is currently the manager of the 'It's All About Dogs' training center in Portugal, operating from six locations.

    Claudia has been a lecturer at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on learning theory, aggression and force free training. Claudia is a writer for a national dog magazine in Portugal and writes on dog behaviorand training.

    Claudia’s  formal qualifications are DTBC from the CASI Institute. Claudia completed the LLA course with Dr. Susan Friedman, she is an Associate Certified member at IAABC and a proud PPG Member.

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

    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.

    • Monday, July 18, 2016
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Dr. Franklin McMillan

    CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT 1.25, IAABC 1.25

    Join Dr. Franklin McMillan for this presentation about the most current knowledge covering psychological trauma in dogs, including types, causes, and treatments. The concept of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be presented as it relates to dogs. The role of fear in psychological trauma will be clarified.

    Webinar Objectives

    • To understand the types of psychological trauma in dogs
    • To review the most important causes of psychological trauma in dogs
    • To learn the key results of our studies on dogs rescued from abuse, puppy mills, and hoarding situations
    • To acquire the most current information on canine PTSD in military dogs
    • To review the current approaches to treating psychological trauma in dogs

    About The Presenter

    Frank McMillan, DVM is a board-certified specialist in animal welfare and veterinary internal medicine and currently the director of well-being studies at Best Friends Animal Society. Before coming to Best Friends in 2007, Dr. Frank was in private practice in Los Angeles for 23 years and was a clinical professor of medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frank’s research concerns animal quality of life and the mental health and emotional well-being of animals who have endured hardship, adversity, and psychological trauma. Dr. Frank lectures worldwide and has published dozens of scientific journal articles and is the author of the textbook Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals, and a book for the general public titled Unlocking the Animal Mind.

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