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    • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar


    Can a Canine Recall be Both Force-Free & Fast? You bet!

    Rocket Recall:  If you BUILD it they will COME!

    presentation by Lisa & Brad Waggoner



     

    Workshop Description

    Join Lisa & Brad Waggoner from Cold Nose College for this 90 minute educational webinar on how to teach a Rocket Recall.

     

    Learning Objectives

    1.     Be competent in your understanding of the Cold Nose College methodology for teaching and training a fully force-free canine recall.
    2.     You will learn the 12 rules of Rocket Recall developed over 10 years of conducting Rocket Recall training.
    3.     Understand the common misconceptions and mistakes made during recall training
    4.     Learn how to  set your dog up for success during the learning process


    About The Presenter


    Brad & Lisa Waggoner are both Certified Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed and are passionate advocates for humane, force-free training.


    Brad is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior and Lisa is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer, Level 2.


    Lisa and Brad enjoy providing behavior consulting and training solutions to clients in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. They also offer educational opportunities for dog trainers and dog hobbyists throughout the U.S.


    CEUs - pending

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT  1.5 CEUs
    KPA  1.5 CEUs
    NADOI
    • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 48


    Play Is Incompatible with Fear, Anxiety or Aggression.

    Learn How to Incorporate Fun Safe & Educational Play Into Your Behavior Programs & Training Sessions

    with Angelica Steinker

    This webinar event will be delivered over two sessions

    November 11th and November 18th.

    Registrants will receive recordings of both sessions.

    1. Do you know how to teach others to play with their dogs?
    2. Do you know how to initiate and create great play behaviors?
    3. Did you know that behavior that occurs naturally in the play process is very easily trained and brought under stimulus control? 



    Understanding and using play skills and games are very important for dog trainers and behavior professionals. After all play is incompatible with fear and anger and anxiety!

    Understanding how to teach dogs to play, whether it be with food, toys or neither has a role in our practices.

    Join Angelica Steinker for this important, simplistic yet grossly misunderstood topic on how to acquire cool play behaviors in pet dogs and how to teach pet owners to engage in play activities with their pets. All dogs can learn to tug, fetch, throw and an assortment of other play activities when the correct training protocols are utilized.


    Workshop Objectives

    • Learn how to teach basic play activities like fetch and tug.
    • Understand how to play games using food.
    • Understand how to play games with toys
    • Understand how you can play games with your dog when there is no food or toys at hand.
    • Learn how to understand if your dog is play motivated and when they are motivated know how to maintain that motivation
    • Learn how to create motivation so your dog wants to engage in play sessions with you
    • Learn how to use emotional contagion to build great play behaviors in dogs


    About The Presenter

    Angelica is a published author in the field of dog training and agility. 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 of the Pet Professionals Guild. Angelica is also the Director of Training for the national franchise The Dog Smith, America’s only Force Free Dog Training and Pet Care Franchise and the co-founder of DogNostics eLearning.

    Angelica has also been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, both of which are peer-reviewed professional journals. She has been published in the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Chronicle of the Dog Newsletter, Dog & Handler, Animal Trainer Magazine, Dog Sport Magazine, Dalmatian Quarterly, and Clean Run, the dog agility magazine.

    She is certified by the International Institute of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and is the co-founder of DogNostics Career College. Angelica is also certified as a Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

    Angelica is a sought-after public speaker who has presented at conferences across the country including the famous Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, BARK Agility Camp, and Karen Pryor's Clicker Expo.

    Angelica has a Master's degree in Education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog training and her extensive understanding of dog behavior and operant and classical conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn.


    CEUs 

    IAABC 2 CEUs
    CPDT 2 CEUs
    KPA 2 CEUs
    • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 90


    Learn To Give Clients & Staff Hard News They Will Appreciate Hearing!

    with Niki Tudge

    Situations where you will need to communicate feedback:

    • A client is consistently tardy to appointments.
    • A client is deliberately not adhering to recommended training protocols or completing homework yet is complaining about not seeing results.
    • An employee works hard during the day, but takes long breaks and lunches leaving the workplace unattended.
    • A family is not pulling together with management activities that are impeding the training plan.

    IF you

    1. find it difficult to give constructive feedback to your business associates and clients?
    2. find yourself ignoring situations rather than deal with them.
    3. find that after you have delivered feedback to a client or employee the relationship is more stilted and difficult?

    ... then this webinar is for you!

     

    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar on the correct and productive delivery of Constructive Criticism in a work environment.

     Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for an of us to do. Through this webinar you will  gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist you with this challenging task. When you need to give feedback to an employee, contractor or a student it  needs to be handled in a very specific way.

    If done correctly constructive criticism will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for you to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees and business relationships with clients that are also students.

     

    Workshop Objectives

    • Understand when feedback should take place
    • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
    • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
    • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
    • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
    • Recognize the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them
    • Uncover the best techniques for following up with the individual after the  session


    About The Presenter










    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 

    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild


    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs
    NADOI

    • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 36


    Making Business Life Easier With Clients & Employees.

    Learn simple ways to manage conflict resolution


    Wherever two or more people come together, there is the possibility of conflict. This conflict can be between you and your clients, employees and contractors or a business vendor. This webinar will give participants a six-step process that they can use to modify and resolve conflicts of any size. Participants will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.


    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute  webinar on Conflict Resolution. 

    People often assume that conflict is always negative. This is not true! People are inherently different and conflict simply happens when those differences come to light. Viewing conflict in this way can help us maximize the possible positive outcomes of the problem at hand. Equipped with a conflict resolution process people can explore and understand those differences, and use them to interact in a more positive, productive way.


    Workshop Objectives


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

    • ·         Understand what conflict and conflict resolution mean

      ·         Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process

      ·         Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution

      ·         Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts

      ·         Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict

      ·         Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions

      ·         Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques


    About The Presenter


    Niki  specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is  a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here 

    Qualifications

    • Business Degrees Oxford  University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild


    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 
    CPDT 1.5
    KPA 1.5
    NADOI
    • Monday, December 08, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 88


    Tax Management Strategies - 10 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Tax Liability.




    Join Marie Poliseno for this  60 minute  webinar on Tax Management Strategies

    This webinar will provide participants with actionable steps they can take between now and year end to minimize or reduce their tax liability. 

    It is specifically designed for the pet professional business owner and is filled with practical examples on how each of these strategies can be applied to benefit them.


    Workshop Objectives


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

    • Review deductible expenses and how they can change over time.Review tax advantaged transactions 
    • Review tax advantaged transactions 
    • Compare expenses to obtain maximum deductibility.


    About The Presenter


    Marie Poliseno is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), and an honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a Full and Proud Member of the Pet Professional Guild.

    Marie has spent the past thirty years working in the financial services industry within both public accounting as well as investment banking arenas. In addition to her extensive experience in risk and financial management roles, Marie ran her own dog training business for many years in New Jersey.


    CEUs - Pending

    IAABC 1 CEU
    CPDT 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU
    NADOI
    • Monday, December 15, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 87


    A Case Study On Canine Fear - Learn About Fear In Family Dogs

    with Lori Stevens

    This webinar will cover at least one case study.

    CEUs pending

    CEUs
    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT
    KPA


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


    Workshop Objectives


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

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

    About The Presenter

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



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



    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • International Virtual Photograph/video Competition
    • 500


    The International Day of Celebration for Force-Free Dog Training & Pet Care Professionals

    February 17th 2015.

    Registration Opens November 1st 2014



    Come & Celebrate With Us!


    To participate in this event you simply have to take a photograph and/or make a short video and submit it to one of our competition categories. 




    Great Prizes Up For Grabs!


    1. Best Overall Picture – Grand Prize: The PPG Annual Convention Package. A 500.00 credit towards your airline ticket, hotel accommodation, food and your full PPG convention entry. Valued at $2000.00
    2. Best Dog(s) and Handler Team – To be Announced
    3. Best Group Photograph – Prize: To be Announced
    4. Most Creative Complex Training Video – Prize: One Entry to Dr. Susan Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals Online Educational Course
    5. Best Picture North America – Prize: To be Announced
    6. Best Picture Rest of the World – Prize: Unlimited PPG Webinars for 12 months



    Each participant who registers will receive: 
    1. The PPG coveted ICFF 2015 Medal      
    2. A Certificate of Entry
    3. One submission to our photograph/Video Competition

    Your ICFF competition rules can be found here


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