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    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1

    As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results—all with a limited amount of time and resources.

    Learning Objectives

    That’s why in this session she'll provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. You’ll learn:

    • How to choose the right social networks for your business
    • The 15-minute social media plan
    • Getting started in the pay-to-play world of social media


    About The Presenter


    Tracey Lee Davis


    Whether Tracey is training someone how to do it themselves or just taking care of it for them, she loves helping small businesses with their online marketing needs.

    In her previous career as the Director of Operations of a small business in the Pet Care Industry, she developed a fondness for small, local businesses and is a firm believer in supporting mom and pop shops whenever possible. Social Media exploded onto the scene while in that career, and she was HOOKED. Tracey started attending seminars and training sessions to learn all she could to help that small business have a relevant voice in the social media conversation. Her love of all things social and passion for supporting small business made for a very easy choice to transition into the world of social media marketing full time from my past career. Now as a Certified Content Marketing Strategist, Tracey loves helping small businesses achieve their marketing goals, and help them have a great time while doing it!

    Tracey is a Certified Solution Provider for Constant Contact; a Hootsuite Certified Professional and Hootsuite Ambassador; and the Co-Owner and Vice President of the Women's Networking Alliance.

    When she's not playing on the internet or presenting to small business owners, you can find her reading voraciously on my Kindle; rooting for the San Jose Sharks; singing along to the radio; traveling to exotic destinations; catching the latest comic book movie with copious amounts of movie theater popcorn; eating lots and lots of cheese; and pretending to know more about wine than whether one is white or red.


    • Friday, January 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    January 2020 Free Member Webinar

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    Fearful shelter cats are numerous in our shelters. If they are not euthanized because of lack of resources, they can spend months in shelters or in foster families with few improvements. While the term feral does not apply to these cats, they do lack the tools to deal with strangers and new places.

    Can we help them gain these tools? Can we change their view of strangers? Can we bring them to a state where their chances of getting adopted and of staying in that home are now good? Join us to think about cats, about the constructional approach and about re-evaluating how we are currently working with fearful cats and why. This presentation will use videos and examples to illustrate the subject.

    Learning Objectives

    • To understand the particularities of cats.
    • To understand what C.A.T. with cats is and why we would want to use it.
    • To geek out on the science of behavior behind it.
    • To get you interested in working with cats!



    About The Presenter


    Caroline Crevier-Chabot


    A civil engineer by training, Caroline always loved animals and found in the science of behavior a true passion. After learning about clicker training through canine freestyle back in 2006, she gradually learned more about behavior and eventually moved to the cat side, clicker training her own cats to do things like getting down trees the “proper” cat way (butt first). Through volunteering at two different shelters, she started to reflect on better ways to care for and rehab fearful shelter cats. Caroline has been fostering fearful cats since 2018 and films her training a lot. She hopes sharing these experiences and thoughts will foster more discussion on cats and on better ways to help them.


    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    When we talk about impulsive behavior, we are inclined to take the simplistic approach that it will be brought under control if the dog just learns to wait for things.

    But what if there are biological factors interfering with the dog’s ability to learn impulse control? Shouldn’t we, perhaps, be looking at impulsivity as a trait rather than as a behavior choice? Shouldn’t we also consider that, in the process of teaching a dog impulse control, we may set such high standards that he is set up for failure?

    This presentation focuses on different types of impulsivity (cognitive and motor); the nature of long-term impulsivity; the role of serotonin and dopamine in impulsivity; the various symptoms or signs of impulsivity, and games for teaching impulse control. Alexandra will also share the guidelines she uses for working with impulsive dogs.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn the characteristics of impulsivity
    • Recognize signs of impulsivity
    • Become acquainted with some games that will teach impulse control
    • How to apply differential reinforcement effectively
    • Guidelines for working with impulsive dogs


    About Your Presenter

           

    Alexandra Santos

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

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy Training: How to housetrain your puppy effectively”, and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior.

    Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a presenter at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on positive reinforcement-based training, regularly presents webinars for the Pet Professional Guild, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people.

    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC 1, KPA 1

    This webinar will focus on the day to day job of pet dog trainers and how it intersects with proposals of how to train from theoreticians. How do we do the least harm and the most good on the ground?

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the reality of pet dog training

    • Understand how practice and theory meet

    • Understand how to make a positive impact and avoid causing harm


    About The Presenter


    Jean Donaldson


    Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers. The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, teaching and behavior counseling since 1999. She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro. In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

    Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province. Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh. While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors. Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years. She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1

    This webinar examines several recent scientific studies that examine problem behaviors in dogs (and how we label these problems). Students will learn how to critically evaluate scientific studies and to assess how applicable study results are to every day dog training practice. Specific examples used in this webinar will also challenge prevailing views of certain types of behavior that owners identify as problematic (barking, excitability) and will address how perceptions of these behaviors may influence the way in which we approach prevention and treatment.


    About The Presenter


    Linda Case


    Linda Case is a science writer, dog trainer, and canine nutritionist. Her academic training is as a canine/feline nutritionist and trainer. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell University and her M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition at the University of Illinois, and was a lecturer of companion animal science at the University of Illinois for 15 years. She also taught companion animal behavior and training at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Linda owns AutumnGold Consulting and Dog Training Center in Mahomet, IL (www.autumngoldconsulting.com).

    She is the author of eight books, including most recently, “Dog Smart”, “Dog Food Logic”, and “Beware the Straw Man”, and writes the popular blog “The Science Dog” (http://thesciencedog.wordpress.com/). Linda and her husband Mike currently share their lives with three amazing dogs; Cooper, Alice and Stanley, plus Pete the formerly feral cat. In addition to training dogs and writing, Linda enjoys hiking, swimming, bird watching, yoga and gardening – all of which she happily shares with her dogs.


    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1


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    Emotional Dog -

    Riding the canine emotional roller-coaster in our chaotic human world

    For those of us compassionate about animal welfare, we want our dogs, and the dogs we work with professionally, to trust us and to be fundamentally ‘happy’ in their day-to-day lives. But what does ‘happy’ actually mean? Over the last 2 decades there have been huge steps forward in our understanding of emotional states in other animals, and much of the more recent research has used dogs as the model because they are easy to study and, like us, have rich emotional lives. We now know what emotional states we humans share with other animals and we also know the emotional states that are most likely to be unique to us. We know where they are generated in the brain, how they work and what happens when they go wrong.

    Canis lupus familiaris is the victim of its own success. The process of domestication has led to a number of modifications to the functionality of the core emotional systems that has left dogs more vulnerable to developing mental illness akin to those of humans. In this webinar, Robert will show you where these weaknesses are located neurophysiologically and emotionally, and why you need to know about them in order to fix them. This knowledge is hugely important for anyone working with dogs and are concerned about their welfare, including dog owners, trainers, behaviourists and veterinary professionals. The knowledge you will gain will change how you see dogs forever. This is a bold statement, but it is true.

     

    Key Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the functional organisation of the canine self.
    2. Understand the influence of genetics on canine emotionality.
    3. Understand the vulnerability of emotional systems to trauma.
    4. Understand the roles of epigenetics and neural plasticity in emotional repair and restoration.



    About The Presenter

    Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed DipCABT MRCVS


    Dr. Robert Falconer-Taylor was veterinary director and head of education of the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), the first organisation in the UK to develop government-regulated courses to degree level specifically in companion animal behaviour and training. COAPE also developed the renowned EMRA system used by behaviourists and trainers all over the world, now summarised in their book – EMRA Intelligence: The revolutionary new approach to treating behaviour problems in dogs.

    He teaches and consults around the world along with writing for the veterinary and other professional press. He is also author of the informative EMOTIONS-R-US Blog, published on the Emotions-R-Us website, which has been taken up and endorsed by many training and behaviour organisations all over the world.

    He is an international consultant to the pet industry where he has engaged in the development and risk assessment of pet ‘toys’ targeted specifically at promoting the welfare of pets and their relationships with their owners. He has been actively involved in the development of the ‘The Puppy Plan’, first launched in February 2012 and updated in 2014, a collaboration between Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club. He is also a member of the International Cat Care Behavioural Advisory Panel.

    His primary academic interests include companion animal cognitive science and emotionality, nutrition and its effects on behaviour, and applied neurophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics in companion animal behaviour therapy.

    He promotes the idea wherever and whenever he can that – The key to better animal welfare is through education and better understanding of the rich emotional lives our pets share with us”.

    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    As dogs are increasingly seen as part of the family, we also want to make them happy. In this exciting webinar, animal behaviour expert Zazie Todd will share insights from her forthcoming book Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy, which features a foreword from none other than Dr. Marty Becker. The webinar will begin by looking at the role of emotions in a dog’s welfare, before sharing fascinating scientific research on dogs – and practical tips you can use with your own or clients’ dogs.

    The webinar will cover topics important for dog trainers and dog owners, including reasons to use reward-based training methods, why some enrichment should involve the nose, and why dogs play. As well, we will look at the important role of the owner in providing a secure base for their pet, and why this shows you should comfort a fearful dog (if they want it).

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand the role of positive emotions (happiness) in dogs’ welfare
    • Know why it is better to use reward-based training methods
    • Identify ways to apply recent scientific knowledge in puppy socialization and dog training
    • Develop tips for having happier dogs


    About The Presenter

    Dr. Zazie Todd


    Zazie Todd is the creator of Companion Animal Psychology, a blog about how to have happier cats and dogs (according to science). She has a PhD in Psychology, an MFA Creative Writing, and is an honors graduate of the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers. She takes dogs and cats as clients through her business Blue Mountain Animal Behaviour. She has a Psychology Today blog called Fellow Creatures, and has also written about pets for Pacific Standard, The Psychologist, and Reader’s Digest. Her book, Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy, will be published by Greystone Books in February 2020.



    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    This webinar will focus on the dogs who develop aggressive behaviours toward their owners. We will talk a little about what aggressive behaviours are, and how they are perceived by the owners, how they influence the dynamic and relationships in the house, how to address it, manage it and help a dog develop new behaviours.


    Learning Objectives

    • What does aggressive behaviour looks like
    • Why do dogs use aggressive behaviour
    • Safety in dealing with dogs who show aggressive behaviours
    • Strategies to change aggressive behaviours
    • Defensive aggressive behaviour what does it mean?
    • How to change the owners and thus change the behaviour?
    • Is it management or is it behaviour modification techniques?
    • Expectations about other species behaviours and what we want from dogs


    About The Presenter


    Claudia Estanislau


    Claudia is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant. She is currently the manager of It's All About Dogs training center in Portugal operating from four locations. Claudia has been a lecturer at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on learning theory, aggression and force free training. Paula is also a writer for a national dog magazine in Portugal and writes on dog behavior and training.

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


    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1

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    Fish have historically not been considered animals that we should care about. Only recently has the scientific community reached some sort of consensus on whether fish are even able to suffer from pain. Assuming that fish can not suffer leads people to treat them as less important and less worthy of empathy than other animals. However, animal welfare legislation in many countries includes fish under the umbrella of vertebrates, limiting what scientists are able to do and setting minimum care requirements for people who keep fish.

    Perhaps hypocritically and at least counterintuitively, fish welfare in commercial fisheries is never brought up. Sometimes, there is a debate on the ethics of angling and survival studies of released fish are carried out to assess the impact of catching fish and releasing them. However, angling is only a small way in which humans affect fish welfare. We also farm fish and we keep them as pets. Assuming that fish welfare does matter, what should we do? This webinar will cover some of the things to take into consideration in terms of fish welfare. This will cover “ethical eating”, keeping pet fish, and interacting with fish in nature.

    Learning Objectives

    • A history of animal welfare ethics, specifically as it pertains to fish
    • The biological basis for caring about fish welfare
    • Practical considerations for how to cause least harm to fish


      About The Presenter

      Dr. Ása Johannesen 

      Ása Johannesen is a fish welfare scientist working with welfare in farmed fish. She has a PhD in behavioural ecology and has previously trained in animal behaviour and welfare including a BSc with a focus on domestic and captive animals. Having worked for several years with lumpfish, a species that is new to aquaculture, Ása is currently focusing on new challenges for salmon in traditional aquaculture. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time and caring for her cat, dog, and husband in addition to many plants.

      • Thursday, February 20, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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      CEUs: PPAB 1

      “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior potentiality that occurs as a result of reinforced practice” – G.A. Kimble

      All animals, human and non human, learn in a number of different ways – through trial and error, insight, socially or by association, nonetheless dog trainers typically train with only one approach. Conventional training relies on instrumental and associative learning to accomplish its goals; trainers work with classical and operant conditioning to utilize rewards or punishment to reinforce or dissuade behaviors. How conditioning is applied however, varies greatly in method and technique. Positive trainers encounter a veritable schism of to click or not to click, how to treat, when to treat, how often, to be silent or to be verbal, to use emotion or be neutral, to use one word or two, where to put a name if at all, to use body language or be still, to use eye contact or not and so on. All of which can be a not so positive divide in the world of positive dog training.

      Our individual approaches to dog training are highly influenced by what everyone else is doing or cultural norms, personal intuition and experience. And while that may be why we train the way we do, what does science have to say about the how to best train a dog question?

      Focusing on the most effective and humane ways to train dogs- without force – this webinar takes a look at some of the latest research on the use of social learning as training methodology and offers insights into the comparisons of the effectiveness of verbal markers, acoustic markers or none when paired with positive reinforcement.

      Learning Objectives

      • Take a closer look at how learning theory posits a number of different ways all animals learn. How well suited are these to how we train dogs?
      • Review the latest research on social learning for dog training.
      • Know what the studies find as the most effective cues, markers and reinforcers in associative learning techniques used in training.
      •  Answer the “to click or not to click” question

      About The Presenter


      Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviorist, dog trainer and educator who holds a Masters Degrees in Animal Behavior from Hunter College and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University, Complimenting her insight into behavior with an in-depth understanding of the built environment. She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor, a registered therapy dog handler, a certified Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Frania specializes in behavior modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane management for urban wildlife.

      Frania is the author of Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at Companion Animals from their Point of View. She founded AnimalBehaviorist.us in 2009, to share her work on how welfare based, science focused strategies and solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and make everyone happier, including the humans. Frania also taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty. She has worked on research projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC. Frania presents and consults in the metropolitan New York area, nationally and internationally. She lives in New York City with her family and cats and dogs.

      • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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      CEUs: PPAB 1.5


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      Re-think Trigger Stacking - Shedding some (candle) light on triggers for behaviors we wish to modify or change


      Edie-Jane Eaton has shared her ‘candle’ concept for many years.  We may all be aware of the term ‘trigger stacking’ but Edie-Jane’s brilliant analogy helps canine guardians look more closely at the multiple ‘candles’ that may be burning for a dog that is struggling to learn or cope with his environment and human led activities.

      Several candles may be alight due to internal problems such as pain, patterns of tension through the body, the environment at home including slippery floors, noise sensitivity, the games that are played and the way a dog is touched long before more candles are lit once out in the big wide world. 

      Whilst it may not be possible to blow out every candle, there is a lot that we can do to help our clients snuff out the flames, reducing ‘ heat’ and enabling a dog to settle and learn. 

      This webinar presentation will also include the following learning objectives

      1. The link between posture and behavior
      2. Introduction to ACE Free Work
      3. Simple leash handling techniques to reduce body tension



      About The Presenter


      Sarah Fisher

      Tilley Farm, Farmborough,


      Sarah Fisher is a canine and equine behavior advisor. She has worked with animals for over twenty years and incorporates some of the elements of the Tellington TTouch method in her work. She is experienced with a wide range of breed types and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s animal welfare organizations including Battersea. She has also worked in Europe teaching staff workshops for shelters including SPCA Malta and GIA (Romania) and has taught workshops and clinics for dog trainers and behaviorists in Holland, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, Romania and Poland.

      Sarah gives presentations on a variety of topics at dog training and behavior seminars in the UK and abroad, and is a regular speaker at the annual Dog Behaviour Conference (UK). She also conducts behavior assessments for private clients, animal welfare organizations and court cases.

      Sarah is a published author and has participated in numerous television and radio programs over the years including the recent Nightmare Pets SOS for BBC1. She runs courses under the name Animal Centred Education (ACE) for trainers, groomers, veterinary nurses, physiotherapists and animal behavior counsellors who wish to broaden their expertize by learning detailed observations combined with Free Work, and techniques inspired by other professionals working in the world of animal welfare and behavior.

      • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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      CEUs: PPAB 1

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      "Build it and they will come” worked in the classic movie Field of Dreams. However, that same “build it” concept does not work in creating a successful business! In today’s world of clutter, it’s imperative to have marketing and advertising messages that get directly to those needing our services. In this fast-paced, entertaining and exciting webinar, over 50 marketing and advertising ideas will be presented, giving every attendee the sure-fire opportunity to walk away with immediately applicable ways to grow a business!

      Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here. If you attend the workshop then you receive a FREE webinar ticket for this event and the other event called How to Conduct a Successful Pet Loss Support Group. Presented by Coleen Ellis

        About The Presenter


        Coleen Ellis 

        In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

        By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

        Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

        Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

        Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

        • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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        CEUs: PPAB 1

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        Starting and continuing a successful pet loss support group is exciting, and tedious, all at the same time. In this session, attendees will hear the finer points of how to market a pet loss support group, how to create a continuum of mourning activities throughout the events to seamlessly walk with families from session to session, as well as how to maintain a safe group and assist with the emotions of the group. Furthermore, are physical group meetings the only type of pet loss sessions that can be successful? If is in your initiatives as a pet care professional, this course is FOR YOU as you will get all of those answers and more!

        Checkout the Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course  Presented by Coleen Ellis February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020.  Click here. If you attend the workshop then you receive a FREE webinar ticket for this event and the other event called The Finer Points of Marketing Pet Loss Services. Presented by Coleen Ellis

          About The Presenter


          Coleen Ellis 

          In 2009, Coleen founded Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, to guide people who wish to provide meaningful pet death care services in their communities, as well to be an educational resource in the pet grief discipline. In 2009, she received the first Death and Grief Studies Certification specializing in Pet Loss Companioning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt as well as releasing her first book, Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief. She is also Certified in Thanatology and is a Certified Pet Loss Professional.

          By 2014, Coleen was ready to take her vision to a new level. Joining Nick Padlo as managing partner and Chief Marketing Officer, they formed an acquisition company whose mission is to standardize and raise the service levels of the pet loss industry. The Pet Loss Center strives to be the nation’s premier pet loss service, elevating the experiential component of pet loss and grief care across the country. In 2019, she shifted her position with The Pet Loss Center to an Advisory/Consultant role.

          Coleen is an internationally sought-after speaker on the topics of pet loss and grief. Through her delivery style, pet care professionals learn a variety of techniques immediately applicable to implement on how to companion families in their grief journey. Furthermore, her talks to pet parents give them the permission they need to not only grieve but mourn the loss of their beloved pet.

          Coleen is the founder and past co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance and past president of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a native of Kansas where she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Fort Hays State University, and is a recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition for graduates.

          Dallas, TX, is where Coleen and her husband, Chris Burke, reside. They share their home with their four-legged kids, Crisco, Rudy & Albert.

          • Saturday, April 18, 2020
          • 9:00 AM (EDT)
          • Sunday, April 19, 2020
          • 4:30 PM (EDT)
          • Tampa,FL
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          A 2-Day Workshop with Leslie McDevitt

          Reactive to Relaxed: Next Steps in Control Unleashed 

          CEUS: PPAB 12, CCPDT 13, IAABC Working: 15 Auditor: 12

          Both Working Spots & Auditor Spots Available

          Daily Schedule

          9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with breaks at 10:30 AM-10:45 AM (refreshments), 12 Noon-1 PM (lunch) and 2:30 PM-2:45 PM (refreshments).



          Come learn what's new in Leslie McDevitt's groundbreaking Control Unleashed training program!

          In this workshop, Leslie will teach material from her newest book Control Unleashed: Reactive to Relaxed.

          Working dogs will enjoy discovering they can make choices and control outcomes with counter conditioning games such as Pattern Games, Voluntary Sharing, and Requested Approach Training. Using these games and other foundational training from the Control Unleashed program, we will explore how to use voluntary or 'start-button' behavior to empower anxious or reactive dogs to direct their own learning experience.


          Leslie McDevitt MLA CDBC CPDT-KA

          Leslie is a dog behavior consultant, author, and speaker who specializes in creating operant counter conditioning procedures to empower working, performance, and pet dogs to feel safe and comfortable so they can function confidently in stressful environments. She has taught the material from her groundbreaking book Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog to students all over the world, and her books have been translated into multiple languages. She has also presented at various conferences including Clicker Expo, Penn Vet Working Dog Conference, The UK Puppy Conference, and is looking forward to her debut at PPG.


          Workshop Location

          This event is sponsored and hosted at the DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center. The facility is a 2000 square foot fully air-conditioned indoor training room on 24 acres, with Kings Lake as a backdrop. RVs are welcome but there is no water or power hookup. The confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility. See pictures here . Event location is 9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545

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