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Learn all about the three key topics that Dr Jean believes are really important and interrelated.
Join Dr Jean Dodds, DVM for 4 hours of recorded webinars on these important topics.
Thanks, an excellent webinar – one of the best (most useful) that I have ever attended.
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The Inn Dog House
I thought Dr. Dodds webinar was excellent. Her comments were organized beautifully and the presentation was very informative. Her talk piqued my interest in pet nutrition, and I am going to look into it further. She mentioned she has a book coming out soon. I would love to purchase a copy and will listen to the recording again to get the title.
Thank you and thanks to Dr. Dodds for presenting this excellent, informative webinar!
Thank you so much to Dr. Dodds for her wonderful presentation. There was so much useful information, I'll be listening and looking at the powerpoints again.
Seminars like this are just one reason I love the PPG!
Jan Casey, MS, DipCBST - Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Senior Behavior Consultant - Courteous Canine, Inc/The DogSmith of Tampa
Pet Professional Guild Charter Member
W. Jean Dodds, DVM received her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. After working for several decades in upstate New York doing non-invasive studies of animal models of inherited bleeding diseases, she moved to southern California in 1986 to start Hemopet, the first non-profit national animal blood bank. Today, Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include:
Providing canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions through Pet Life-Line; contributing to the social needs of the less fortunate in our society by volunteer and interactive programs with the Greyhounds; specialized diagnostic testing using all “green” patented technology and consulting in clinical pathology through Hemolife, Hemopet’s diagnostic division; teaching animal health care professionals, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.
Join Penny for this fascinating webinar on Holistic Wellness. This is part one of a two part series. Each webinar stands alone so you can choose to register for one or both. If you cannot attend both sessions live, don't worry we have you covered. Simply sign up for both and we will make sure you get the recordings.
The first session will be a general overview and introduction of holistic wellness concepts and practices. The second will explore select holistic practices in greater depth.
Participants may attend either or both sessions.
Part one will provide an introduction to holistic animal care, its philosophy, and some ways to use this information in a current pet professional practice. It will include a brief overview of several holistic modalities, as well as resources for learning more.
1. What is Holistic Wellness?
2. Overall Philosophy/Approach
3. The Importance of Training
4. The Health & Behavior Link
5. Brief Overview of Some Holistic Modalities (Complimentary Techniques)
a. The Part Veterinary Care Plays
b. Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
c. Herbal Therapy – Western, Chinese, or both
f. Flower Essences, such as Bach Flower Remedies
g. Tellington TTouch Training®.
h. Massage Therapy
i. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, or TCM)
l. Emotional Freeing Technique (EFT)
m. Behavior Evaluation and Modification
n. Cleaning, Household Cleansers, and Disinfectants
6. How to Get Started in Your Practice
7. How to Help Your Clients Get Started
8. Some Resources for Ongoing Success
Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski is a compassionate Animal Wellness Counselor, with vast experience helping animals with health, behavior, and emotional concerns. Penny has more than 30 years of experience with alternative medicine, holistic foods, and energy work with humans. After rescuing 2 rambunctious Australian Shepherd mix dog
s in 2004 Penny became fascinated with how dogs learn and developed a passion for using a holistic approach and alternative methods to helping companion animals.
Penny is a Certified Tellington TTouch Training® Practitioner for Animal Companions and holds a certificate from Penn Foster in Natural Health Care For Pets. Penny has been a student and practitioner of natural wellness and energy healing for humans since 1987. Penny is also Red Cross First Aid certified for dogs and cats. Penny is a PPG member and a member of APDT and is the medical program volunteer for Champaign County Humane Society.
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 an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England
Join Penny for Part Two of this 2-part webinar. Both parts of this 2 part webinar do stand alone as learning experiences.
1. To help pet professionals become more familiar with some specific holistic methods for pet health and behavior
2. To give pet professionals options and resources for further education, as well as resources for their clients.
Part Two will explore several holistic methods at a more in-depth, but still introductory level, building on the first webinar. It will also provide additional resources for further exploration and education, as well as additional resources for clients.
About The Presenter
Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski is a compassionate Animal Wellness Counselor, with vast experience helping animals with health, behavior, and emotional concerns. Penny has more than 30 years of experience with alternative medicine, holistic foods, and energy work with humans. After rescuing 2 rambunctious Australian Shepherd mix dogs in 2004 Penny became fascinated with how dogs learn and developed a passion for using a holistic approach and alternative methods to helping companion animals.
CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1
1.5 PPAB, 1.5 CPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5 KPA
This webinar focuses on the broad topic of stress in a grooming salon. It defines what causes stress for the pets, how the stress appears and the steps that groomers/owners can take to either reduce or eliminate stress during the grooming process. This is a great webinar for dog trainers and groomers alike. Gain some insightful knowledge about how a force-free grooming salon can operate and be better able to help educate other pet care providers that you network with
This webinar also touches on recognizing and reducing stress in bathers and groomers, and why this is so important.
Webinar Learning Objectives
Michelle Martiya has been a professional dog groomer for over 20 years and has owned a small mobile grooming business in FL for 13 years. About 2 years ago she became a certified (positive reinforcement) dog trainer, and has since then moved on to working with other species as well, such as horses, cats, and birds.
Having been a professional groomer for so long Michelle has a great interest in bridging the gap between grooming and training, and a great interest in sharing her knowledge of canine behavior and behavior modification with other groomers.
CEU's PPAB 1
Join Eileen Anderson for this thought provoking webinar on Canine cognitive dysfunction.
Canine cognitive dysfunction is a disease that is extremely under-diagnosed, with many dog owners learning what is wrong with their dog only when the dog may not have much time left. But many dogs with CCD can still live enriched lives, and some can profit from medical treatments and environmental changes. There is no magic cure, but early recognition of the disease will help many dogs live happier lives and help dog owners feel less alone.
Eileen will share her own experience with her dog with CCD, who had a good life for two years after diagnosis. She’ll also cover general tips for caring for dogs with CCD, and offer resources for those who are considering euthanasia. This always difficult decision can be even more difficult for people when the dog involved is mentally deteriorating but physically healthy.
Eileen Anderson, BM, MM, MS
Eileen is a passionate amateur dog trainer who writes about learning theory, her life with three dogs, and force free training in her blog and other publications. She brings a science background, critical thinking skills, and teaching experience to her writing, with a focus on making training accessible and learning theory comprehensible to pet owners.
Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, a network administrator, taught remedial college math, and trained all levels of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a lifelong passion for making technology accessible to women, people with low literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She is now channeling that same urge to translate, explain, and make concepts comprehensible into the subjects of humane treatment of dogs and joyful companionship between dogs and people.
She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance, and a master’s degree in engineering science. She received the Certificate of Excellence for completion of Susan Friedman’s professional course, Living and Learning with Animals, in 2012. She lives in the mid-Southern U.S. and works at a non-profit that helps impoverished women access medical care.
She blogs at Eileen and Dogs, Click here .
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
In this presentation, Lisa will discuss the findings of recent studies from the Canine Science Collaboratory in which they investigated the influence of breed labels on people’s perceptions of pit-bull-type dogs, their length of stay at the shelter and adoption success. She will also report the results of nearly a thousand breed ancestry tests carried out on dogs living in shelters.
The Canine Science Collaboratory is finding that these canines have far more varied and complex breed identities than previously imagined - adding more fuel to the fire that breed identification of mixed breed dogs is a complex endeavor at best and untenable at worst.
Lisa Gunter, MA is a PhD student at Arizona State University in the Department of Psychology's Behavioral Neuroscience area and conducts her research under the mentorship of Clive Wynne in the Canine Science Collaboratory.
Lisa recently earned her MA in Behavioral Neuroscience, holds a BA in Journalism from The Evergreen State College and has worked with dogs in animal shelters and with their owners for nearly a decade. Lisa's research investigates how breed labels influence perceptions of dogs at shelters and interventions focused on helping adopters with new dogs. She has presented her research at numerous conferences including the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior, Veterinary Behavior Symposium and the International Society of Anthrozoology.
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.
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.
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT 1.25, IAABC 1.25
About the Presenter
Presented by Lisa Radosta DVM
CEUs. PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1
(One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)
Presented by Mary Jean Alsina
CEUs PPAB 1
This presentation will debunk myths that have been prevalent for a long time and which continue to cause problems in handlers' relationships with dogs. The topics will range from dominance theory to the fact that a wagging tail does not always mean a happy dog. Pet care providers will leave the webinar feeling more comfortable as to what is scientifically sound and what is not true, but has become accepted as such because of misleading representation in the media
Mary Jean Alsina is the owner and head trainer of The Canine Cure, LLC in New Jersey. She was named one of the first worldwide 27 accredited professionals to earn the title of professional canine trainer-accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board and was also named recently to the Pet Professional Guild steering committee. She is a certified professional dog trainer-knowledge assessed and is also certified by the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild and is also the author of the newly released book, Dogs Are People Too-A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you're more alike than you think!).
Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar
(One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)
Presented by Michelle Martiya
CEUs: PPAB, 1 IAABC, (Pending) CCPDT, (Pending)
This presentation will discuss how to set up a location for grooming your dog, how to prepare him for grooming, what tools you should use, and how to effectively brush your dog. It will also look at some of the common mistakes made when brushing dogs at home, as well as health issues that owners should be looking out for. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for dog and owner when done correctly, and can help dogs have a better experience when groomed professionally.
Michelle Martiya is a dog trainer and pet stylist with over 20 years’ experience in the dog grooming industry. Having worked in both grooming salons and mobile grooming businesses, she is very familiar with the problems that can develop when an animal is not groomed on a regular basis. She is also familiar with the challenges that owners face in maintaining their dog's coat between grooming sessions, such as not knowing how to properly brush their dogs, or how to resolve behavioral issues that may arise when introducing grooming to their pet. Along with her mobile grooming business in Boca Raton, Florida, Martiya also works with other groomers and their clients to help dogs that are fearful and/or anxious during the grooming process. She teaches owners how to use positive reinforcement to prepare their puppies for a lifetime of grooming, or how to counter condition their dogs to difficult procedures, such as nail trimming and blow drying.
Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
CEUs PPAB, 1
Working in the pet care industry involves knowing much more than how to care for a pet. Clients expect you to know about a pet’s health needs, vaccination schedules and nutritional care. They also expect you to have a good knowledge of the pet care tools, equipment, supplies and toys available in today’s marketplace as well as knowledge of basic canine (or feline) communication so that you are able to recognize a pet’s emotional state.
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 and welfare and dog emotion and cognition verified certification. She also performed as the Dog Trick instructor at In The Doghouse DTC 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 and has her own YouTube channel where she shares "how to teach" videos and fun trick videos. 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. She is a steering committee member of the Pet Professional Guild and membership manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; copresenter of the Pet Professional Guild 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 TrickMeister, a comprehensive online force-free training program from DogNostics Career College, aimed at increasing the knowledge.
Presented by Emily Cassell
CEUs: PPAB 1
Often believed to be an easy first pet to care for, pocket pets such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs are highly popular among children and new pet owners. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misinformation regarding proper care for these pets, who have earned the reputation of “fragile” simply because the majority of pet professionals do not know how to care for them. In this webinar you will learn the basics of housing, nutrition, and natural history for a variety of small and furry friends. We will dispel some myths about caring for pocket pets, who are hardly “simple” to care for, and help new owners learn how to navigate a trip to the pet store without falling prey to false advertising. Included as well will be some tips for prolonged lifespans and advanced health care. While pocket pets may be small, they still require as much time, energy, and attention as a dog or cat, and they can certainly be just as rewarding as a part of the family!
Emily Cassell is a keeper and trainer at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa, Florida and a professional pet trainer. She began her career in 2010 with fish and guinea pigs before graduating to dogs, cats, and rabbits. She operated her own training business, Phins with Fur Animal Training, and worked with Class Act for Dogs in Gainesville, Florida while pursuing a degree in animal science at the University of Florida before returning to Tampa to work at Courteous Canine, Inc. After completing internships with manatees, otters, and dolphins, she currently works as a full-time keeper and trainer with orangutans, tigers, gibbons, and various other species.
Presented by Maxwell Muir
CEUs: PPAB 1
This presentation will be aimed at those who work in various aspects of the pet care industry. It will be beneficial for shelter workers, pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers, vet technicians, kennel hands and kennel staff. Objectives of the presentation are to provide pet care professionals with the necessary tools in administering responsible care and handling of their clients' dogs, while ensuring that the dogs have an enriched experience in as positive a way as possible keeping the utmost safety in mind. A variety of topics will cover how to enhance your observations skills, the correct way to handle dogs safely, how to choose groups suited to each other, recognizing the early signs of stress and anxiety, and how to provide enriched social outings and activities for the dog(s). This presentation is a must for anyone considering entering the professional field of dog care or for those who wish to advance their skill set in working with dogs.
Maxwell Muir grew up in the company of hunting dogs and his father regularly took him out with the family’s many lurchers, salukis and coursing whippets. His passion and bond with dogs comes from as far back as he can remember. He continues his own education by hosting and regularly attending seminars and workshops to further his understanding of dogs, while his real passion lies in the study of wolves and wild dogs in their natural habitats. Muir holds the Compass diploma in canine aggression and is currently studying for the Compass advanced diploma in canine behavior management. He speaks publicly through his Humans and Dogs seminar series on a wide variety of dog related training and behavior topics and he has published several articles relating to canine behavior in Edinburgh Life Magazine and other small publications. He has also appeared on local radio stations presenting a weekly discussion on living harmoniously with dogs. Muir states that it is his mission to help owners understand
CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.25
Over the past decade, a series of canine spay/neuter research projects have provided compelling data that challenges our long-held beliefs about the impacts of neutering dogs. Some of the studies document an increased incidence of orthopedic diseases and/or cancer in dogs neutered before one year of age. Others document increased behavioral issues associated with neutering.
This presentation will focus on the results of the recent research and how our thoughts about neutering dogma are beginning to shift. There's little doubt that neutering recommendations for our pet dogs are beginning to change. Webinar participants will land on the cutting edge of awareness of these changes.
Dr. Nancy Kay received her veterinary degree from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and she completed her residency training in small animal internal medicine at the University of California—Davis Veterinary School. Dr. Kay is a board certified specialist in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Recently retired from clinical practice, she worked as a specialist in private practice for 32 years. She is published in several professional journals and textbooks and lectures professionally to regional and national audiences. One of her favorite lecture topics is communication between veterinarians and their clients. Since the release of her books, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life and Your Dog’s Best Health, Dr. Kay has lectured extensively and written numerous magazine articles on the topic of medical advocacy. She was a featured guest on the popular National Public Radio show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Dr. Kay’s award winning blog, “Spot Speaks” is posted weekly.
Dr. Kay was selected by the American Animal Hospital Association to receive the Hill’s Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award. This award is given annually to a veterinarian or nonveterinarian who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service or by furthering humane principles, education, and understanding. Dr. Kay was the Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, an award presented every year by the American Veterinary Medical Association to a veterinarian whose work exemplifies and promotes the human animal bond. Dr. Kay has received several awards from the Dog Writer’s Association of America. Dr. Kay’s personal life revolves around her husband (also a veterinarian), her three children (none of whom aspire to be veterinarians) and their menagerie of four-legged family members. When she’s not speaking or writing, she spends her spare moments in the garden or horseback riding. Dr. Kay resides in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Presented by Kathy Sdao
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1
But my dog isn't food motivated!. When clients say this in an initial interview, my response is “not yet.” Eating is an operant behavior. Therefore, we can increase its probability and intensity and lower its latency through structured training procedures. While this might seem laughable if you have a ravenous Rottweiler or always-hungry hound, situations abound which require skilled intervention: a senior dog whose appetite is fading; a wary dog who has learned to distrust treats; a little dog who is fussy about meals; or a dog whose health is threatened by conditioned anorexia. While various medical conditions (requiring veterinary expertise) may create finicky eaters, so can unwise behavioral practices. We’ll review several common mistakes and provide alternatives.
Kathy Sdao is an applied animal behaviorist who has spent 30 years as a full-time animal trainer, initially with marine mammals and currently with dogs and their people. As a graduate student at the University of Hawaii, she received a Master’s as part of a research team which trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She was then hired by the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean tasks. Next, Sdao worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. After leaving the zoo world, she and a colleague created Tacoma’s first dog day care facility where she began teaching clicker training classes for dog owners. For the past 17 years, Sdao has owned Bright Spot Dog Training in Tacoma. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs, teaching private lessons, and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive reinforcement training. Sdao is an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at 29 of these popular conferences since 2003. She also has traveled extensively educating students about the science of animal training. Her first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace, was published in 2012.
Presented by Dr. Amy Pike
With the Fear Free movement taking rapid hold on our profession, we will take an in-depth look at the concepts of fear, anxiety and stress in our patients and how that effects the practice of veterinary medicine.
This webinar will also cover products, medication and training that can help accomplish the most positive, fear free veterinary visit possible for our fearful and aggressive patients.
Dr. Pike graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. After graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain into the United States Army Veterinary Corps. It was dealing with the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment that spurred her initial interest in behavior medicine. After getting off of active duty in 2006, Dr. Pike worked exclusively in small animal practice where she furthered her love of behavior medicine by seeing cases and teaching puppy and kitten socialization. In 2011, the Pike family was stationed in the St. Louis area at Scott Air Force Base where Dr. Pike started seeing behavior referrals in a Residency program officially approved by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) under the mentorship of Dr. Debra Horwitz, DACVB. In October 2015, Dr. Pike passed the ACVB certifying examination.
Dr. Pike is chief of the Behavior Medicine Division at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia in Manassas (a suburb of Washington DC) where she sees referral behavior cases. Dr. Pike is a clinical instructor for the on-line education system "E-training for Dogs" and a member of the Fear Free Advisory Committee, advising general practitioners on the art of practicing “Fear Free”. She was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, including her Active Duty Army husband, their two kids, ages 4 and 9, and their Scottie, Mini Schnauzer, Devon Rex, and Ring Neck Parrot.
Presented by Pat Miller
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5
Much of what we call canine aggression is widely misunderstood and demonized behavior in the dog world. In fact, much of canine aggression is natural, normal socially adaptive behavior that is intended to *avoid* conflict rather than cause it. It is often the inappropriate human response that causes the dog's behavior to escalate to dangerous levels.
This webinar discusses aggression, what is normal versus pathological, and how dog training and behavior professionals can help their clients understand and live with their dogs peacefully. We will explore management and modification protocols for aggression, how to know if you are qualified and ready to work with aggression cases, and when it is appropriate to recommend euthanasia for a client's dog. (Spoiler alert... I have *never*)
Pat Miller is a Certified Behavior Consultant, Canine (KA), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (KA), past president of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (US) and past board member of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Miller worked at the Marin Humane Society in Novato, California from 1976 to 1996, first as a volunteer, then in customer service, as a humane officer, Customer Service Supervisor, Field Supervisor, and for the final ten years as Director of Operations. During this time, she obtained an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice and a BS in Business Administration. In 1996 Miller left the Humane Society to launch Peaceable Paws in Monterey, California.
Miller now offers group good manners classes, private training and behavior modification services, dog training workshops and trainer academies at her Peaceable Paws 80-acre training facility in Fairplay, Maryland, where she and her husband Paul live with their three dogs, eight cats, four horses, five chickens, and a pot-bellied pig. In addition, Miller presents seminars and workshops around the world on a variety of training and behavior topics. She has authored seven books on dog behavior and training: “The Power of Positive Dog Training,” “Positive Perspectives,” “Positive Perspectives 2,” “Play With Your Dog,” “Do-Over Dogs,” “How to Foster Dogs” and “Beware of the Dog.” Miller is training editor for The Whole Dog Journal, and also writes for several other publications, www.peaceablepaws.com. In May of 2015, Pat was named by Dog Fancy Magazine as one of 45 people who have changed the dog world.
Presented by Sharon Wachsler
Have you been asked to train a service dog (SD), emotional support animal (ESA), or a personal "therapy dog" for an adult or child with disabilities? What do all these terms mean, and what are your responsibilities as a trainer? Did you know that the laws for service-dogs-in-training (SDiTs) are different from laws for trained service dogs and vary from state-to-state?
Pet dog trainers are increasingly approached by clients who want help with training a service dog or emotional support animal (or what they may refer to as a "therapy dog") for themselves or a family member. It can be very confusing for trainer and client alike to sort out these terms and the legal and training requirements behind each. This presentation will explain the legal meanings and differences between these terms in the United States, the requirements for training each, differences in US state laws for service-dogs-in-training, the standards of behavior and appearance for service dogs, and explain the reality behind the question of "certification." You'll also learn how to distinguish between legal requirements and ethical or community standards, and how to apply these concepts to working with clients.
This presentation is geared to professional dog trainers in the United States that are new to the complicated world of service dog laws and standards. No previous service dog training experience or knowledge is necessary.
By the end of this webinar, attendees will understand and be able to answer client questions on the following topics:
Sharon Wachsler CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the disability community. Before she began her second career as a dog trainer, Sharon was a disability information and referral specialist and service dog owner-trainer, as well as the founder of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival, a writer for the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners newsletter, and the blogger for the popular service-dog trainer's blog, After Gadget. Sharon opened At Your Service Dog Training in Wendell, MA, in 2014, offering private training, consulting, and group classes to service dog owner-trainers. Sharon is an experienced presenter and writer on service dog topics and enjoys consulting with and speaking to trainers, owners, and community groups about service dogs and their training.
Presented by Dr. Holly Ganz
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1
We will start with some background information about the microbiome and its role in animal health, including digestion, immunity, and the nervous system. Then we will consider how contemporary lifestyles, such as antibiotic usage and modern diets, may affect the composition of microbes living in the digestive tract.
We will consider how various health conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Disease is associated with alterations in the gut microbiome and the implications of these observations. Finally we will review different approaches that can be taken to improve gut health.
Holly H. Ganz, PhD, CEO and founder of AnimalBiome, is a microbiologist, who has published more than 20 papers. She left academia to become an entrepreneur when she founded AnimalBiome in the fall of 2016. AnimalBiome provides assessments of the bacterial composition of the digestive tract of dogs and cats and is creating therapies to help promote healthy guts. Her efforts to translate academic research into solutions for animal lovers began when she launched KittyBiome, a citizen science project that she started while working at the University of California (UC), Davis in 2015. From the KittyBiome project, she came to appreciate that digestive disorders are common in pets and that there is a pressing need for better diagnostics and therapeutics.
Holly received her PhD from UC Davis, where she studied co-evolution between microbes and animals. After receiving her doctorate, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation to study how genetics affects the spread of fungal infections in animal populations. Subsequently she was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley studying how bacterial pathogens survive in soil to infect wildlife. She also holds a MS from UC San Diego, where she studied population genetics, and a BS from George Washington University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, received Special Honors in the Biological Sciences, and graduated magna cum laude. An animal lover, Holly is dedicated to improving animal health and wellness through the application of the latest innovations in microbiology.
Free Member Webinar
Presented by Sheila Blanchette
CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1
This webinar focuses on the topic of reducing the stress when giving medication to a companion bird. The webinar will show known processes of giving medication, the consequences of stress, and how to takes steps than can reduce or eliminate stress during the medication process. Gain some insightful knowledge about how a force-free medication process can be better improve your bond with you and your bird.
This webinar also touches on starting crate training for preparing for vet visits which can reduces stress in the vet visit, and why this is so important.
Quick Review on Companion Bird health/Vet Visit
How to recognize stress in a companion bird.
How to start force-free planning on the taking medication
How to advance progress in the medication training
How to start force-free crate training for your companion bird
Gain knowledge on how your bird can be a super star at the vet visit
Sheila S Blanchette is an IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant. She is the owner of the mobile behavior consultant company, Heart of Feathers Education in the MA/NH Area (USA). Sheila’s main goal is to assist people with companion birds with behavior issues vs surrendering the bird. She is also a member of IAABC Shelter Division, Pet Professional Guild and American Federation of Aviculture.
Sheila has been volunteering at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm (Methuen, MA), for many years assisting potential adopters on topics such as enrichment, education and understanding more about having a companion bird. In 2017, she will be teaching Target Training Bird classes at the rescue for anyone with a companion bird. She believes "Behavior may have history but history should not define a bird." Sheila is the proud guardian of 2 lorikeets, an adopted lovebird, and a cockatiel and a pug.