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    • Tuesday, January 01, 2013
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Holiday Dog & Child Safety Tips.

    Watch Anytime at your convenience

    A  FREE Educational Community Recorded Webinar


    Sponsored by Family Paws and Doggone Safe.

    Listen to this great presentation from Jennifer Shryock from Family Paws on how to keep dogs and children safe during the holiday season.

    A must watch for all pet owners and pet professionals. Full of fabulous tips, graphics and explanations about this very important topic.


    About The Presenter


    Jennifer is the founder of Family Paws Parent Education Through their two national programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™, they help families with dogs nurture safe, happy relationships among all family members, human and canine.


    CEU

    CCPDT 0.5 CEU

    IAABC 0.5 CEU

    KPA 0.5 CEU




    • Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Recorded Webinar



    Join Dr Jean Dodds, DVM for a webinar on Vaccine Issues.

    Dr Jean will discuss the following in this 90 minute webinar supported by case examples and photographs.


    Topic Information

    Modern vaccine technology has permitted us to protect companion animals effectively against serious infectious diseases. However, the challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is compelling.  While some of these problems have been traced to contaminated or poorly attenuated batches of vaccine that revert to virulence, others apparently reflect the host’s genetic predisposition to react adversely upon receiving the single (monovalent) or multiple antigen “combo” (polyvalent) products given routinely to animals. Animals of certain susceptible breeds or families appear to be at increased risk for severe and lingering adverse reactions to vaccines.

     

    Duration

    A 90 minute webinar

    CEU's Pending

    IAABC - 1.5 CEU

    CCPDT - 2 for Behavior Consultants

    KPA - 1.5 CEU

     

    About The Presenter

     

    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.


    • Monday, April 01, 2013
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr Jean Dodds, DVM

    CEUs:  CCPDT 2, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5



    Join Dr Jean Dodds, DVM for a recorded webinar on Thyroid Disease. Dr Jean will discuss the following in this 90 minute webinar supported by case examples and photographs.

    Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of dogs, and up to 90% of cases result from an autoimmune disease that progressively destroys the thyroid gland (autoimmune thyroiditis). Once more than 70% of the gland is destroyed by this process, classical clinical signs of hypothyroidism appear. Because the condition is heritable, it has significant genetic implications for breeding stock.  Accurate diagnosis of the early stages of autoimmune thyroiditis offers important genetic and clinical options for prompt intervention and case management. It is often difficult to make a definitive diagnosis.

     

    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Sunday, April 21, 2013
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 21, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
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     Recorded Pet Professional Webinar

    Pet Nutrition - Dr Jean Dodds, DVM

    Proceeds from this webinar to to Dr. Jeans Non Profit Hemopet.



    Join Dr Jean Dodds, DVM for a webinar on Pet Nutrition

    Dr Jean spends 90 minutes covering some fascinating areas of pet nutrition. This is a must watch for all pet professionals and pet dog owners.


    Topic Information

    Wholesome nutrition is key to maintaining healthy immune function and resistance to disease. Discussions will focus on the basic ingredients and trace vitamins, minerals, and immune-balancing nutrients that promote healthy endocrine and immune function as they apply to health and disease.

    The presentation covers

    • Pet nutrition and balanced diets
    • Food intolerance
    • Food allergies
    • New testing methods
    • Clinical signs and treatment
    • Liver cleansing diets
    • Nutrition and the Thyroid
    • Nutrigenomics

    With your registration you receive a PDF version of the Power Point Presentation too.

    The exciting new field of nutrigenomics is an emerging science that studies the molecular relationships between nutrition and the response of genes in promoting health.  Different diets elicit different patterns of gene and protein expression as well as metabolite production; these are termed molecular dietary signatures. See www.nutriscan.org

    CEUs

    CCPDT 1.5 CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs

    KPA 1.5 CEUs


    Testimonials

    Thanks, an excellent webinar – one of the best (most useful) that I have ever attended.

    Thanks
    Oliver Beverly
    Brisbane


    I am so glad I was able to attend your Webinar.
    There was so much wonderful information and I learned a lot.
    Thank you for the email with the Webinar information – I’ll be
    able to refer back to it whenever I need it.
    Sincerely,
    Debbie Marino
    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!

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra Lacroix


    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




    Duration

    A 90 minute webinar

    About The Presenter

    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.


    • Sunday, September 08, 2013
    • 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A Collection of  Recorded Webinars featuring Dr Jean Dodds, DVM

    Pet Nutrition, Thyroid Disease & Pet Vaccination Protocols

    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.




    • Pet Nutrition
    • Vaccination Protocols
    • Thyroid Disease


    Testimonials

    Thanks, an excellent webinar – one of the best (most useful) that I have ever attended.

    Thanks
    Oliver Beverly
    Brisbane


    I am so glad I was able to attend your Webinar.
    There was so much wonderful information and I learned a lot.
    Thank you for the email with the Webinar information – I’ll be
    able to refer back to it whenever I need it.
    Sincerely,
    Debbie Marino
    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!

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra Lacroix

    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


    About The Presenter

    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.


    • Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Member Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Debbie Gross

    CEU's  IAABC 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    Join Dr Debbie Gross for this webinar on the canine structure and how it related to movement in our dogs.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Describe the basic principles of canine structure and how it relates to movement, specifically to the active and working dog
    • Provide the learner with an understanding that each dog has an inherent weakness and it is more important to always stack the cards in our favor so we can continue with the healthiest team
    • Look at the different breeds and their structure in relation to function

    About The Presenter

    Dr Debbie Gross has owned Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC, for 16 years and specializes in the treatment and conditioning of performance dogs. She holds a doctorate in biomechanics, board certified in orthopedics by the american physical therapy association, an advance masters, and is a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. She has taught all over the world to both professionals and dog enthusiasts. Dr Debbie is also a faculty member at DogNostics Career college. 


    • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 23, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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      by Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski

    CEUs : CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1, PPAB 1


    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 

    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
    d. Aromatherapy
    e. Homeopathy
    f. Flower Essences, such as Bach Flower Remedies
    g. Tellington TTouch Training®.
    h. Massage Therapy
    i. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, or TCM)
    j. Pheromones
    k. Reiki
    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

    Learning Objectives:

    1. To help pet professionals become more familiar with the concepts of natural, holistic approaches and methods for pet health and behavior.
    2. To help pet professionals learn how to navigate through scattered and sometimes confusing information on these approaches and methods.
    3. To give pet professionals options and resources for directing their clients to the best complementary care available for their pets.

    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 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.

    • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEU: CCPDT 2 CEUs, KPA 2 CEUs, IAABC 2 CEUs


    If you currently operate a dog daycare business or our thinking of operating a dog daycare business then this webinar is for you.
    Join Niki Tudge for this 1.5 hour recorded webinar on the "how To" of opening and running  a safe and fun force-free daycare operation.




    1. Are you interested in expanding your current business by adding on a dog daycare service?
    2. Want to be "that professional" that operates a safe and fun dog daycare facility?
    3. Need help thinking about all the critical moving parts to consider in your dog daycare operation?
    4. Want a refresher on the key operational and safety protocols for your business?



    Learning Objectives

    In this presentation we discuss 
    • The definition of "dog daycare"
    • The scope of responsibilities for the daycare operator
    • A safe daycare philosophy
    • Client safety and convenience
    • Basic operational procedures
    • Planning for safety
    • Equipment you need
    • Animal skills you need
    • Business skills you need

    Your Presenter

    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 



    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1


    Join Penny for Part Two of this 2-part webinar. Both parts of this 2 part webinar do stand alone as learning experiences.

    Learning Objectives:

    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.

    Overview

    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.

    Brief Recap of Overview Webinar:

    a. What Is Holistic Wellness, and How Can It Help?
    b. Overall Philosophy/Approach
    c. The Health and Behavior Link
    d. The Importance of Training
    2. Exploration of Some Holistic Modalities (Complimentary Techniques) and How They Work Together
    a. The Part Veterinary Care Plays
    b. Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
    c. Homeopathy
    d. Flower Essences, such as Bach Flower Remedies
    e. Tellington TTouch Training®.
    f. Massage Therapy
    g. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, or TCM)
    h. Pheromones
    i. Cleaning, Household Cleansers, and Disinfectants Which
    J. Some Resources for Ongoing Success


    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.

    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.

    • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Nutrigenomics for Dogs: Creating Health & Vitality through Food


    with Dr. Jean Dodds

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, skin irritations, chronic yeast infections, behavioral issues, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and cancer. These are just a few common health conditions that are skyrocketing in our dogs. These conditions all share inflammation at the cellular level, and much of it stems from the lifestyles our dogs share with us, namely their modern diet. Many foods marketed to nourish ourselves and our dogs actually wreak havoc on them from the inside out, resulting in rampant obesity and chronic disease. But it doesn't have to be this way.

    Scientific information from the field of nutrigenomics tells us how diet affects gene expression (the process of turning genes on or off within a cell) at the cellular level, creating vibrant health or chronic disease. The right foods send healthy messages to the body’s cells. For example, certain foods “starve” tumor cells of nutrients they need to grow; and a compound in spirulina possesses anti-arthritic, anti-cancer and liver-protective properties.

    Humans and domestic dogs share a parallel genomic evolution, particularly for genes associated with digestion and metabolism, neurological processes and diseases such as cancer. Can nutrition prevent or cure their current chronic illnesses? The answer is-absolutely!

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about how genes, the genome and epigenome promote vigor and health through the diet, rather than lead to chronic illness. 
    • Understand how foods control gene expression at the cellular level.
    • Learn which nutrients suppress chronic disease and promote health and longevity.
    • Finally, translate this to functional foods and individualized targeted nutrition.

    About The Presenter


    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.


    • Monday, March 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Tristan Flynn

    CEUs: CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPAB 1 



    Join Tristan Flynn for this webinar that will outline how to successfully open your own dog facility, including dog daycare, training classes, retail sales and the challenges faced when trying to open your own facility. It will discuss daycare management and operation, screening dogs, what to do and not to do when running a large scale dog facility and if you should make this jump from private trainer to facility operator.


    Webinar Objectives

    You will learn how to open and start your own dog daycare.

    • How to professionally screen dogs for day care suitability
    • When you should  remove dogs from the day care environment
    • What you should and shouldn't do with your play groups
    •  How to incorporate retail sales into your training and daycare operations
    •  How to choose where to operate your facility and what you should look for.

    About The Presenter


    Tristan Flynn is Co-Owner of Jollytails, the largest dog daycare, training, grooming and retail facility in Halifax. Jollytails hosts up to 70 dogs each day. Tristan is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Dog Trainer. Tristan is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has had the opportunity to work in person with some of the top experts in the world including Dr Ian Dunbar, Ken Ramirez, Kathy Sdao, John Rogerson, Dr Sophia Yin, Brenda Aloff and many others.

    • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

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



    We've known for years how important it is to socialize puppies (and, in fact, animals of all mammalian species) at a young age in order to prevent behavior problems such as fearfulness and aggression from cropping up later. In this webinar, we will learn about how the canine socialization period was discovered, and we'll review the current state of knowledge about its timing. In the meat of the talk, we'll discuss some recent research findings about exactly what is going on in the brain which is different in puppies in their socialization window compared to older dogs outside the socialization window. We'll talk about differences in the puppy stress response and where those differences originate; we'll also talk about studies that have used a critical period of eye development to learn about neural wiring differences in the socialization period, and what implications those have for puppies. Finally, we will discuss appropriate ways of balancing a puppy's need for socialization with the dangers of exposing a puppy to other dogs before its immune system is mature.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Describe the timing of the canine socialization window and the methods used to discover it
    • Describe two mechanisms which are known to function differently in the mammalian brain during the socialization period
    • Suggest approaches to satisfying a puppy's need for socialization with the dangers of exposing a puppy to other dogs prior to the end of its puppy vaccine series


    About The Presenter


    Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, MS is fascinated by dog brains. She is a PhD student at the University of Illinois, training in a genomics lab which studies a population of tame foxes. Her interests include the stress response in mammals, canine behavior, shelter medicine, and animal welfare. You may learn more about Jessica at www.dogzombie.com.
    • Thursday, January 28, 2016
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Lisa Gunter

    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.  

    Webinar Objectives

    • Evaluate influence of previously held perceptions about breeds of dogs
    • Assess effect of breed labeling on perceived attractiveness of shelter dogs
    • Understand how breed labeling in shelters could impact dog adoptions and length of stay
    • Recognize diversity of breed mixes within shelter dog population and implications regarding breed-specific behavior

    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Sunday, January 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Janis Bradley

    CEUs

    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.

    • Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr Jessica Hekman

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



    Why do puppies need to have such a long series of vaccines? Owners have difficulty understanding the ins and outs of the puppy (and kitten) vaccine series, and may ask you to explain exactly WHY they can't consider their new pet fully immunized after the first set of shots. Does this have to do with the number of shots or with the timing of the shots? What is so special about 16-18 weeks of age that animals can now start going out in public more?

    In this webinar, Dr. Jessica Hekman will explain the biology behind the developing immune system and the reason for the complex timing of puppy vaccines. Beginning with the basics of how the mammalian immune system works and how vaccines provide protection from infectious disease, she will explain how the immature immune system differs biologically from the adult immune system. She will describe the reasoning behind giving puppies a series of shots, so that you can better explain the process to owners. She will conclude with a few practical suggestions for balancing the need to socialize young animals with the need to protect them from infectious disease.


    Webinar Objectives

    • summarize how vaccines provide protection from infectious disease
    • explain how the immature (puppy/kitten) immune system differs biologically from the adult immune system
    • explain why puppy shots are not effective long term when given before 16-18 weeks of age
    • explain why we give puppies repeated vaccinations between the ages of 6-18 weeks even though we do not expect these vaccinations to be effective long term
    • describe a practical approach to balancing the conflicting needs of socialization and reduced exposure to infectious disease during ages 6-18 weeks


    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 lives in Urbana, Illinois with her husband and two dogs. You can follow her on Twitter @dogzombieblog or read her blog at http://dogzombie.blogspot.com.

    • Friday, April 29, 2016
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
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    With Dr. Loren Martin

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5


    Empathy is an important psychological construct that involves the ability to recognize and share emotions with others. For many, the term empathy evokes thoughts of higher-order cognitive behaviors, and it is surprising to many that signs of empathy are evident in species other than humans and nonhuman primates. The ability to share emotional states relies on a perception-action mechanism that includes mimicry and emotional contagion. The ability to mimic another’s emotional or physical state is essential for successful social interactions and is found in a number of animal species. In studies of empathy, pain is often used as a stimulus because it is universally understood and easy to measure. We have used pain to show that lower mammals, such as mice, have the capacity for empathy while others have used social observational fear learning as a proxy to measure empathetic behaviors. This webinar will highlight studies that examine empathy in animal species ranging from mice to dogs to elephants and will detail some of the biological machinery that engages empathy behaviors in animals. Studying empathy in animals may prove useful in fully understanding the neurobiological processes of empathy-related behaviors and in a sense animal-related empathy represent a basic form of social communication that appears to be a conserved social behavior among mammals.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the different components of empathy in the context of pain across different species
    • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss the physiological underpinnings that block empathy and methods for empathy-enhancement


    About The Presenter



    Dr. Loren Martin

    Dr. Loren Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology with a primary appointment on the Mississauga campus. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Mogil at McGill University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2009. He recently joined the University of Toronto Mississauga in January 2015.

    His work has shown that processes such as empathy are negatively affected (in mice and humans) by increased social stress and his lab currently studies the underlying biological mechanisms of empathy and prosocial behaviours (using both animal and human subjects).

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

    • Sunday, July 24, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
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      Presented by Maxwell Muir
    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5


    This presentation will explore the life of puppies and how they view the world they live in. We will look at the different stages of mental and physical development, focusing on socialisation, what it really means and what is best for each individual puppy. We will discuss how to increase a puppy's self-confidence; appropriate exercise for their stage of life and strategies for relieving boredom.  We will also take a look at coping with separation distress; toilet training; strategies for dealing with 'problem' behavior and above all, raising your puppy to be all it can be.

    It is so easy to get it wrong in the early days of puppyhood, only to find yourself having to cope with problems as your puppy develops into adolescence. This talk will provide you with all you need to know to lay the best possible foundation and give your puppy the best start in life.

    This presentation will be of benefit to anyone interested or currently working in a professional capacity with dogs. This presentation will also be beneficial to anyone who professionally cares for a puppy, is considering getting a puppy or for those who have already committed to bringing a puppy into their lives.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the different developmental stages
    • Understand the term 'socialisation'
    • Learn how to optimally socialise your puppy
    • Learn strategies to increase a puppy's self-confidence
    • Learn appropriate exercises for a puppy
    • Understand the best ways to deal with 'problem' behaviors          


    About the Presenter


    'Dogs have always fascinated me. From the domestic dogs we share our lives with to their wild and feral counterparts. My training methods and interactions with dogs are completely humane and motivated by a deep love and respect for the animal. I am in a continuous search for further knowledge and learning experiences to deepen my appreciation for dogs and the lives they lead. I share this knowledge with the aim of helping both owners and their dogs live fuller lives together.'

    Maxwell Muir is a keen writer and has published several articles related to dog training & behaviour. His personal interests with dogs are in observation skills; studying canine natural responses and movement; dog–dog & dog–human communication; stress & associated behaviour, and teaching appropriate communication and handling skills

    Maxwell Muir is a Full Member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Full Member & Country Representative of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe) ABTC Registered Dog Trainer (Animal Behaviour & Training Council) Affiliate Member of ISCP
    • Thursday, September 01, 2016
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Saturday, September 01, 2018
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
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    Does Canine Hypothyroidism Really Affect Behavior?

    Presented by Lisa Radosta DVM

    CEUs. PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1



    Canine hypothyroidism has long been targeted as a cause of behavior disorders. This lecture will examines the research associated with canine hypothyroidism as it relates to emotional disorders in dogs with a goal of expanding knowledge and critical assessment of claims.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand how thyroid hormones affect the specific body systems.
    • Understand current research in canine hypothyroidism.
    • Understand how to critically examine the research.


    About The Presenter



    Dr. Radosta is the owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service in Jupiter Florida. She completed a residency in behavioral medicine at University of Pennsylvania where she received two national research awards. She has authored textbook chapters; writes a column for the Palm Beach Post and podcasts CE for VetGirl. She has published research papers on thyroid disease and clinician client communication and has lectured across the country and internationally. She is the behavior section editor for Small Animal Advances in Medicine and Surgery, sits on the American Animal Hospital Association Behavior Management Guidelines Task Force and the Fear Free Advisory Board.

    • Monday, September 26, 2016
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    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
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    (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


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn and understand why dominance theory has been debunked and how applying the pack leader mentality to working with animals can cause various behavior issues.
    • Learn that dogs, in the majority of cases, do not bite out of nowhere.
    • Learn why dogs petting dogs or giving them treats when fearful is not rewarding the fear.
    • Learn why yelling at a dog in many cases (shelter, kennels, etc.) does not stop barking or undesirable behavior but actually makes it worse.  



    About the Presenter


    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!).

    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
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    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar
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    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.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to prepare your dog for grooming at home.
    • Choosing your tools
    • How to properly brush your dog at home.
    • Ear infections and grooming.

    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Thursday, November 10, 2016
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    • Saturday, November 10, 2018
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    Presented by Karolina Westlund

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    This short introduction to Animal Emotions shows animal professionals and pet owners how to get happier animals and develop a better relationship with animals in their care.

    The webinar addresses why it’s important to understand emotions in order to better predict responses, prevent undesirable behaviour, problem solve more efficiently and prioritize more effectively.

    It introduces the 7 core emotions in animals: CARE, GRIEF, PLAY, LUST, SEEKING, FEAR, and RAGE - explains their main mechanisms and how these relate to animal welfare, husbandry and training.


    Learning Objectives


    By understanding emotions, you can better:

    • predict responses,
    • prevent undesirable behaviour
    • problem solve more efficiently
    • prioritize more effectively

    which in turn leads to:

    • happier animals
    • a better relationship with animals in your care


    About The Presenter



    Karolina Westlund has a phD in ethology and teaches behaviour management from a welfare perspective.

    Applied ethology, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and Affective Neuroscience are some of the scientific fields she mixes when lecturing on animal training, behavioural problem solving and husbandry.

    She is a seasoned lecturer and blogger who also provides online courses on the same topics.

    • Monday, November 14, 2016
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    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand canine communication.
    • Learn how to identify both appropriate and non-appropriate equipment - From collars and leashes to harnesses and muzzles.
    • Learn about appropriate toys and how to use them both safely and effectively - From giggling and chuckling balls to interactive puzzle toys.
    • Understand the diversity of pet ‘management’ tools that are available - Including crates, gates and indoor toilets!
    • Learn about odor management and clean up supplies.

    About the Presenter


    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.

    • Monday, December 05, 2016
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    • Thursday, December 05, 2019
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    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!

    Webinar Objectives

    • Discuss adoption versus purchasing.
    • Learn the natural history of several pocket pet species.
    • Discuss the basics of nutrition for various species.
    • Learn how to properly house various pets.
    • Discover fun ways to provide appropriate enrichment.
    • Review basic health tips often not covered by veterinarians.
    • Pets covered include: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, hamsters, rats, hedgehogs, and ferrets.

    About the Presenter


    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.

    • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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    • Friday, January 11, 2019
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

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    Canine Communication for the Pet Care Provider

    Presented by Angelica Steinker

    CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC


    This presentation will focus on learning the language of dogs, understanding the canine social behavior and communication system, recognizing distance increasing and distance decreasing behaviors, and understanding social communication to be a behavior. It will also discuss affiliate and agonistic communication, and passive and active appeasement behaviors. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Correctly identify distance increasing behaviors and distance decreasing behaviors.
    • Correctly identify conflicted behaviors and signs of stress.
    • Correctly identify signs of joy and understand consent testing.
    • Understand preference testing and how to create a customized ethogram. 

    About the Presenter


    For more than 16 years, Angelica Steinker, president and founder of Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa, Florida has specialized in dog training methods that create “results the fun way.” using empowerment training and emotional learning techniques, Steinker and her team of trainers have successfully trained thousands of puppies and adult dogs in basic manners/obedience, trick training, problem behavior change, agility, dock jumping and other skills, all while increasing the bond of trust between dogs and their human companions. 

    Steinker is also a published author. Her books, Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone and Click and Play Agility, address the handler of the agility team and the use of clicker training techniques in the sport respectively, and emphasize the importance of playing and bonding in order to train agility behaviors to the highest level. She is on the steering committee and education committee of the Pet Professional Guild as well as a founding member. In addition, she is director of training for The DogSmith in Tampa and the co-founder of DogNostics Career College a pet care, dog training and dog behavior trade school.

    Steinker has a Master’s in education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog behavior consulting and her extensive understanding of emotional learning, operant and respondent conditioning.

    • Thursday, January 26, 2017
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    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    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. 


    Webinar Objectives  

    • Interactions between pet care professionals and dogs; exploring how to safely interact with a small group of dogs.
    • Appropriate handling skills and effective handling techniques when walking small groups of dogs.
    • Observing healthy social contact among dogs. 
    • Recognition of stress. 
    • Providing enriching activity and mental stimulation. 
    • Ensuring safety and well-being of the dogs. 


    About the Presenter


    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 

    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
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    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Liz Geisen

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


    There is no doubt that enrichment helps improve our pets’ quality of life. In this presentation, Liz Geisen will explain how to enrich the lives of the animals you care for, whether in a boarding facility or veterinary hospital, or in the clients’ own home. In this webinar you will learn a host of useful, practical tips on how you can enrich the lives of your patients and clients that goes far beyond routine and preventative health care.


    Webinar Objectives   

    • How to prepare and ensure canine enrichment.
    • How to prepare and ensure feline enrichment.
    • Creative ideas for enrichment in the boarding or pet care environment.
    • How food toys can help contribute to environmental enrichment. 


    About the Presenter

    Liz Geisen is a recent graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Dog Trainers and has been employed as patient care coordinator and senior veterinary assistant at Deer Run Animal Hospital in Schererville, Indiana since 2007. After graduating in criminal justice/law from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, Geisen began volunteering at the local Humane Society, which eventually led to a permanent position. This experience awakened her passion for animal care and when an opening presented itself at Deer Run, she jumped at the chance. Supporting rescues and shelters is another of Geisen’s passions and eight years ago opened her home and heart to rescue dog Finn, a yellow Labrador mix.

    • Friday, April 07, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 3:15 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Dr. Nancy Kay

    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.


    Learning Objectives
    • Review long-standing spay/neuter dogma
    • Review the research (or lack thereof) that contributes to current spay/neuter dogma
    • Learn about results of recent canine spay/neuter research
    • Have the opportunity to challenge long-standing spay/neuter dogma

    About The Presenter



    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.

    • Saturday, July 01, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, July 01, 2019
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    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.

    About The Presenter


    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. 

    • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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    • Friday, July 19, 2019
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Dr. Amy Pike

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    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.


    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Monday, August 21, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
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    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*)

    Objectives

    • Gain a better understanding of canine aggression
    • Dispel myths about aggression
    • Discuss protocols for modifying aggressive behavior
    • Explore whether professionals are qualified to handle aggression cases


    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Sharon Wachsler

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    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.

    Objectives

    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:

    • The difference between the terms "service dog," "service dog in training," "emotional support animal," and "therapy dog" and when handlers of each have access to public accommodations
    • Understand the definition of a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and where a trainer or handler of a service animal is permitted or excluded
    • Understand how laws for service-dogs-in-training (and who is a trainer under the law) vary from state-to-state and how to find out their own state's laws
    • Understand the community standards for appearance and behavior in service dogs and how these differ from legal requirements
    • Steps trainers and clients can take to protect themselves if access challenges occur

    About The Presenter


    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.

    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Presented by Dr. Holly Ganz

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    Webinar Description

    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.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • The microbiome and its role in animal health
    • Roles played by key bacteria in the gut
    • Different approaches to maintaining and restoring gut health, probiotics, diet, and fecal transplants

    Your Presenter


    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.

    • The microbiome and its role in animal health
    • Roles played by key bacteria in the gut
    • Different approaches to maintaining and restoring gut health, probiotics, diet, and fecal transplants
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Presented by Sheila Blanchette

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

    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.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    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


    About the Presenter


    Sheila Blanchette

    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.

    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    Presented by Dr. Jean Dodds

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5 , IAABC (pending), CCPDT (pending)

    Thyroid Disorders: Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of dogs, and up to 90% of cases result from an autoimmune disease that progressively destroys the thyroid gland (autoimmune thyroiditis). Once more than 70% of the gland is destroyed by this process, classical clinical signs of hypothyroidism including behavioral disorders appear. Because the condition is heritable, it has significant genetic implications for breeding stock.  Accurate diagnosis of the early stages of autoimmune thyroiditis offers important genetic and clinical options for prompt intervention. See “ The Canine Thyroid Epidemic”, by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, and Diana R Laverdure (DogWise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA, 2011).

    Objective

    • Learn more about the function of this key body master gland, and about accurate diagnosis, management and treatment of canine thyroid disorders.

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    Dr. Jean Dodds

    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.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
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