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    • Monday, December 15, 2014
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Lori Stevens
    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5

    This webinar will cover at least one case study.

    Lori will provide an overview of fear in dogs, including at least one case study. She will discuss how to recognize fear, what to do when you see it, and how to change the fear response over time. By the end of the webinar you will have tools to help change a  dog's fear response.


    By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

      • Be able to recognize fear in dogs
      • Know what to do when your dog shows fear
      • Have techniques for working with fearful dogs

    About The Presenter

    Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. She uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals.

    Lori is  also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. Lori has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos and teaches workshops worldwide. See more at SeattleTTouch.com

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Monday, May 20, 2019
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

    CEUs: IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPAB 1

    Why haven't we found a genetic test yet that will predict aggression in dogs? In this presentation Dr. Jessica will  summarize then current approaches that have been taken to answering this problem and explain the pitfalls that researchers have encountered. Dr.  Jessica will  describe some specific findings in dogs and humans and put them in context to explain their relevance to our understanding of canine aggression in the real world. The webinar will also discuss the  future directions of research in this area and give some hope for future results.

    Webinar Objectives

    • List some approaches to finding a genetic test for aggression
    • Explain why finding a genetic test for aggression is difficult and unlikely to happen soon
    • Describe some specific mechanisms for the interaction of genetics and environment to influence aggression in dogs

    About The Presenter

    Jessica is a veterinarian currently pursuing a PhD in genetics. After eleven years working as a computer programmer, she decided to go back to school to research the causes of behavior problems in dogs. She received her veterinary degree from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, where she also received a Master's degree for her work on stress behaviors in hospitalized dogs. After graduation, she completed a year-long internship specializing in shelter medicine at the University of Florida Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program. She is now enrolled in a PhD program in genetics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her lab studies a group of foxes (often known as the "Siberian silver foxes") which have been bred over many generations to be friendly to humans. Her ultimate goal is to find genetic causes of fearfulness in dogs, to work with behaviorally challenged shelter dogs, and to help people better understand the science behind dog behavior.

    Jessica is a New Englander at heart, but currently lives in Urbana, Illinois with her husband and two dogs (an elderly golden retriever and a fearful collie-retriever mix). You can learn more about her at www.dogzombie.com.

    • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, October 13, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar


    A webinar packed full of easily implemented mechanical skill improvements with vette Van Veen


    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, PPG 1, KPA 1 

    The art of pure shaping involves breaking behaviours down into small steps or approximations. Many people find that dogs becomes hyper, offer too many behaviours and show signs of stress such as yawning or walking out of pure shaping sessions entirely. If your dog is walking out of training or cycling through a plethora of behaviours hoping to "guess" right, then learn how to turn frustrated students into superstars when you realize that the click does not end the behaviour.

    Frantic, frustrated behaviour in the dog is predictable and avoidable. One important adjustment is addressing the position in which the reinforcement is given. Take a more thoughtful approach as to where to give food - creating calm, precise behaviours very quickly.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Position Feeding for Rapid Shaping Results and Calm Confident Canines
    • Click does NOT end the behaviour. Click marks it. Consumption ends the behaviour. Learn how to adjust position of reinforcement delivery to supercharge training results. Behaviours that sometimes take weeks suddenly come together with small changes. 
    • Look at training plan objectives (distance duration distractions) and determine how to use feeding to support this.
    • Identify the warning signs that position of feeding is not optimal.
    • Shaping to create calm. Is your dog thinking or frantic?
    • Recognizing the frustration and stress that can happen when position of feeding is contrary to your training objectives.
    • Discuss importance of rate of reinforcement. The sign to watch for that acts like a warning that position of feeding is hindering.
    • Reflecting on canine anatomy and how a few centimeters can change everything.
    • How to create fast ROR.
    • How to create movement.
    • How to create re-sets.
    • The importance of coaching owners on mechanics.
    • Knowing when to hold it and when to fold it. How do you know when it's time to step back and re-assess what is happening, and change it up.
    • Become fluent at communicating shaped exercises with your dog - create dynamic "conversations" where the dog picks up quickly and easily.

    About Your Presenter

    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.

    • Friday, October 16, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Are You Biting Off More Than You Can Chew? Are You Really Ready to Work With Aggression Cases?

    with Pamela Dennison


    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1, CPDT 1

    Lately trainers running aggressive dog classes seem to be on the rise. This is good and bad. Good because people who own aggressive dogs have more options for working with their dogs than ever before. Bad because it means that aggression in dogs is on the rise. Good because more people are preferring to work with their dogs, rather than opting to euthanize, and bad because so many trainers who run classes are not qualified to do so, and often end up making the dog worse.

    Trainers who don’t own aggressive dogs can lead an aggressive dog class, but living with an aggressive dog is the best teacher. These trainers experience up close and personal the fears, frustrations, the cost and time limitations, as well as the stigma that society places on owners of aggressive dogs. To maximize the training, it’s important to remember that there’s an owner attached to the top half of the leash and not just focus on the dog.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Do you have enough knowledge to work with aggressive dogs
    • Does the listener know enough about training foundation skills?
    • Do you know how to assess a team?
    • Can you learn from your mistakes?
    • Do you have a real "feel" for dogs?
    • Do you know to design sessions within the CC/DS process?
    • Do you now what to do if things go "south?"
    • Do you know how to make sure things don't go "south" in the first place?

    About Your Presenter

    Pam Dennison, CDBC, CWRI is a member of the DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America) and is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), member of The Pet Professional Guild, Truly Dog Friendly and former member of NADOI and Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

    Pam is the author of six books, five online classes, 6 webinars, and three DVDs. She runs daily classes in her Washington, NJ facility and presents seminars through the world on a myriad of topics.

    • 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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