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    • Thursday, January 08, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 92


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

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    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



    • Monday, January 12, 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, April 20, 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • GoToWebinar
    • 3

    Pet Professionals –

    Out Think, Out Smart, Out Grow Your Competition –

    Hands on Business Coaching Pays For Itself


    CEUs


    IAABC 12 CEUs

    CPDT 20 CEUs

    KPA 12 CEUs


    The Fun Way to Build Your Business!



     

    LIMITED PLACES - Grab Your Place In Our Next Program

     

    You benefit immediately from our highly interactive and hands-on business coaching style that will empower you to fly solo as an efficient, effective and PROFITABLE business owner.

    With this 4 month program you will build your business while reducing your stress, creating more time for you and having more fun than you ever imagined!


    How Does the Program Work?

    1.       You receive two one-hour calls every month with Niki Tudge.
    • As part of your interactive live coaching sessions you will get the opportunity to demonstrate and further enhance your business understanding with comprehensive, self-paced assignments. 
    • You will benefit directly from each self-paced assignment as they work towards building your business. 
     
    2.       Using interactive teleconferencing your participation in online meetings (a computer with internet access is required) with other entrepreneurs gives you the opportunity to discuss ‘best practices’ and learn from the experience of others.



    3.       You will never be left on your own.  Ongoing support via email and a specifically designated Facebook Group gives you all of the access, support and assistance you need to make the most out of your program. And to further ensure you get absolutely all of the attention you need, this program is limited to only ten participants
    • Easy monthly payments make this a very affordable program that fits into any business owner’s budget.
     

     

    Monthly Business Bites

    Your typical program syllabus would progress would look something like this:

    First Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – We will look into your existing business, where you think you are and where you want to go. This will be a guided analysis of your current business. Understanding where your business is coming from and how it is contributing to your bottom line is essential to moving your business forward.  

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – We will look at a detailed analysis of your growth across your services and products and determining your true profitability.  Understanding the Balanced Score Card will provide you with a clear picture of your business climate.

    Second Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – Based on what we’ve discovered in the first month we will begin to develop your business strategy.  What strategic direction are you taking and how will you get there? Most business owners either don’t understand their business strategy or don’t have one yet Peter Drucker, renowned business consultant, tells us that ‘Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.’

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – This session and assignment will focus on developing your Key Goals so you know what target you are aiming at and, more importantly, you will know what success looks like.

    Third Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – Now that we know the current state of affairs is with your business and we’ve developed your strategy and key goals we are ready to start establishing the tactics you will use to get from here to there.  We will now understand your ‘Marketing Mix’ and the tools available for you that fit your personality and will therefore be the most effective for your business.

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – Now we are researching, writing and implementing your battle plan.  In this session and related assignments we will build your detailed marketing plan including targets, media, message, cost and the intended return on your invested marketing dollars.

    Fourth Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – This first session is your ‘Accountability Call –We review what has and hasn’t been done from your marketing plan and we track the impact of these efforts  with an eye to adjusting our tactics, responding to unanticipated results and refocusing our efforts.

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – Congratulations, You’re Flying solo!  Through actually designing and implementing practices into your workplace you will now have the tools and skills to keep your business trajectory on track.

    • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (MST)
    • Live Webinar

    Reducing Behavior with Reinforcement

    Oxymorons and Other Jumbo Shrimp

    with Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. 

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs

    CPDT 1.5 CEUs

    KPA 1.5 CEUs


    It’s definitional, right? Reinforcement is the process by which behavior is strengthened with contingent consequences.

    Wait a minute! What about reducing problem behaviors with differential reinforcement of alternative behaviors? Is non-contingent reinforcement even possible? When it comes to applying best training practices, even our most trusted definitions go a little bit sideways when we creatively implement the basic learning principles. In this presentation we will explore the role reinforcement can play in reducing problem behaviors, effectively and humanely.


    Please note this event will not be available as a recorded webinar after the fact. If you sign up for the live event, and are not able to make it then  you will have 48 hours access to the recording.

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners. Students from 22 different countries have participated in Susan's online courses, Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals and Living and Learning with Parrots for Caregivers. She has written chapters on learning and behavior for three veterinary texts (Behavior of Exotic PetsClinical Avian Medicine, and Manual of Parrot Behavior), and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines. Her articles appear around the world in eleven languages. Susan has presented seminars for a wide variety of professional organizations around the world such as the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management program, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been nominated for the Media Award given by the International Association of Behavior Analysis for her efforts to disseminate to pet owners, veterinarians, animal trainers and zookeepers the essential tools they need to empower and enrich the lives of the animals in their care.




    • Sunday, January 18, 2015
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 88


    Teaching A Great Dumbbell Retrieve – From Spoons To A Retrieve - It’s All Fun & Games.

    with Barb Levenson

    CEUs

     IAABC 1 CEU

    CPDT 1 CEU

    KPA 1 CEU



    Learn how to teach your dog a fabulous retrieve. Barb does such a fantastic job teaching this behavior. This method is extremely effective and efficient. By breaking the huge chain into a bunch of tricks and games that are always fun and hugely reinforcing to the dog, the dog is part of a game that the dog thinks is their idea! As with any competition behaviors that need to be perfectly performed,  its all about the details, and Barb does a great job with this in her explanation and teaching.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn what is a great Dumbbell retrieve
    • Understand Spoon training
    • How to use a nose-wich – the beginnings of hold
    • How and when to introduce the Dumbbell
    • Teaching hold with the Dumbbell
    • Understanding Dumbbell work on the floor
    • How to put it all together – Increasing distance


    About The Presenter


    Earlier in her career Barb realized that many of the problems facing obedience dogs were a result of using compulsion training methods. Working towards perfect canine obedience at a competition level this set Barb on a quest to learn more.


    Listening to her own dogs Barb began to look for other methods.  Influenced by Ted Turner (from Sea World), Leslie Nelson, Patti Ruzzo, and others, Barb began introducing positive reinforcement methods into her teaching and training as early as 1989.  By the time she opened her own training school in 1991, she was using positive reinforcement in her puppy, basic obedience, and Canine Good Citizenship classes, and shortly after in her competition obedience classes.  At present she holds classes in a 12,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh PA.Barb added the sport of agility to her school in 2000 and a couple of years later began teaching the classes herself.  


    Barb’s approach to both agility and obedience has her marching to a different drummer, in part shaped by her equestrian experience.  She believes the best way to develop handling skills is “on the flat” – away from the equipment – and incorporates ideas from the horse world about training dogs on the flat.  Barb also believes that a strong foundation in obedience sets the stage for a solid relationship with the dog that is critical to enjoying and succeeding in agility.  And that means training and refining the communication – especially body language – between dog and handler.  To date she has competed with eight dogs and has titles in obedience (Canadian and American), agility and herding. Barb is  a instructor at DogNostics Career College and will be presenting a workshop at the 2015 PPG Convention in Tampa FL.




    • Monday, January 26, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 24


    How To Establish Working Relationships with Rescue Groups and Shelters

    With Tabitha Davies

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU. CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Tabitha Davies for this webinar about how to best develop working relationships with rescue groups and shelters.  Tabitha will focus on the ins and outs of Rescue- Trainer relationships.


    Tabitha will also cover the legalities of working with a shelter or rescue groups and the different types of programs you can implement to help educate the public to improve adoption rates within your local community.


    This webinar starts with looking at how to get the shelter or rescue group on board and how to implement rescue programs. There will be lots of included handouts provided as tools for you to use. e.g. shelter staff training sheets, behavior logs & behavior plan sheet.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to approach shelters and rescue organizations on implementing training programs that improve adoption rates, improve staff knowledge, and help educate the community. 
    • How to properly evaluate a dog in a shelter environment.
    • Enrichment activities for the dogs in the shelter environment. 
    • How to assess the needs of the shelter or rescue.
    • How to assess the effectiveness of your program.
    • How to get "old school thought" employees or volunteers on your team or improve effective communication with them.
    • Design fun programs to educate the public and potential adopters.


    About The Presenter


    Tabitha Davies is the owner of the Coachella Valley Dog Club and the Director of The Coachella Valley Dog Club Shelter to Service Dog Program. Tabitha is also a Volunteer Behavior Specialist for  Advancing the Interests of Animals and The No Kill Coachella Valley Coalition for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Alongside her responsibilities as the Program Director at The Pet Rescue Center in Coachella, California Tabitha is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, an advocate for Veterinary Nutrition and a Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator.

    • Wednesday, February 04, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 75


    Learn How To Work With Deaf and/or Visually Impaired Dogs

    with Dr Morag Heirs

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs, CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA  1.5 CEUs


    Join Dr Morag Heirs to learn about working with hearing and/or visually impaired dogs.  


    Webinar Objectives

    • Be aware of the various causes of deafness and/or visual impairment in dogs
    • Consider the implications for adapting force free training for these dogs (private and group settings)
    • Evaluate the potential benefit from the various gadgets available
    • Explore the potential of deaf and/or visually impaired dogs to live fulfilled lives

    About The Presenter


    Morag Heirs is a regular contributor for BARKS from the Guild, PPGs official trade magazine. Morag has both an Honours and a Masters degree in Psychology which provides her with a sound understanding of the underlying science of dog training, as well as how humans think and learn. She is currently studying for her Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice with the University of York.

    She attended workshops and courses with some truly amazing trainers and behaviorists including,  Barbara Sykes, Janet Finlay,Sarah Fisher, Robyn Hood, David Ryan (chairman of the APBC) and  Patricia McConnell PhD (author of The Other End of The Leash and other books). 





    • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 82


    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, February 16, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 98


    How To Develop Professional Assertiveness & Self Confidence Today's Competitive Environment

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEU,CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits to your  in both your professional and personal lives.

    This Assertiveness And Self-Confidence webinar will give participants an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence each mean (in general and to them personally) and how to develop those feelings in their day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your lives and have a positive effect on all of them.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the four styles of communication
    •  Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
    • Explain the difference between listening and hearing.
    • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
    • Utilize methodologies for understanding your worth -- and the use of positive self-talk
    • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
    • Practice sending positive communications phrased as “I-Messages”
    • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations.


    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 Degree and MBA  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



    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • International Virtual Photograph/video Competition
    • 480


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

    Registration Opens November 1st 2014

    February 17th 2015.

    Register Today!



    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 – A Full Scholarship at DogNostics Career College
    3. Best Group Photograph – Prize: A Collection of Ten Videos sponsored by Tawzer Dog.
    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: A $200.00 Gift Certificate sponsored by DogWise
    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


    • Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 90


    Relaxation is Incompatible With Many Problematic Behaviors.

    Learn How To Teach Dogs To Relax with Cissy Sumner


    CEUs,

    IAABC 1 CEU, , CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Cecelia Summer for a webinar on how to teach dogs how to relax and when dogs are relaxed understand how to recognize that you have achieved your goals.  Teaching dogs to relax is an important and critical skill for dog trainers and dog behavior consultants.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to teach dogs to relax on a mat.
    • Understand how to identify when a dog is relaxed so you can better teach your clients.
    • Learn how to use "relaxing On a Matt" to solve various other behavior problems in different situations.

    About The Presenter


    Cissy founded Best Behavior Dog Training in Vero Beach, FL in 2002. She is an enthusiastic teacher and loves introducing clients to the joys of motivational force-free dog training.  Cissy writes a dog training advice column for the Your News Weekly section of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cissy came into dog training as a midlife career change.

    Cissy also teaches and competes in canine agility sports. She has titled her own dogs as well as her clients’ in CPE, AKC and USDAA agility.  Cissy is a CBCC-KA and a CPDT-KSA




    • Friday, February 27, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 99


    Learn The Essential Skills to Use PowerPoint 

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Many of our members are interested in hosting webinars with PPG but express frustration because they do not know how to use PowerPoint. This is our solution!

    Your will will learn how to use the standard features of PowerPoint This webinar  is designed to get into the basic features of PowerPoint 2013. Participants will be shown a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Create Presentations from scratch or templates
    • Add slides or change slide layout
    • Insert, edit, and format text
    • Edit and format text
    • Insert and work with pictures
    • Use transitions and animations
    • Prepare for a presentation, including the slide size, narration, and timing
    • Preview or start a presentation and use in-show tools

    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 Degree and MBA  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



    • Monday, March 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 99


    From Training to Day Care.

    What Does It Take and Should You Open Your Own Daycare Facility.

    with Tristan Flynn

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU, CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    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.

    • Friday, March 27, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 100


    Improve Your Training Mechanics Through A Better Understanding of Motivation and Reinforcement

    presented by Molly Sumner

    CEUs

    IAABC 1 CEU
    CPDT 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU


    This webinar is designed to help trainers be more successful with those  "hard to train" dogs. Molly focuses on teaching you how to access more training tools to help you better motivate your students and give them more access to reinforcement.  The webinar will teach trainers the difference between motivation and reinforcement and how to use the premack principle, the environment and distractions to make training more creative more effective and more enjoyable for both our dogs and our humans.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn the differences between Motivators and Reinforcers and how to use them more successfully in your training.
    • Understand and use The "Premack Principle" to your benefit.
    • How can you better motivate and reinfoce without using traditional tools.
    • Become more creative in developing motivational training tools and reinforcements.

    About The Presenter



    Molly Sumner CDBC, CDPT-KSA, CBATI, owns and operates Kindred Companions LLC, a dog training and behavioral counseling company in Frenchtown New Jersey. Molly specializes in training primitive, northern and spitz breed dogs as well any dog who has been labeled "impossible to train". Molly  has a deep passion for empowering and motivating dogs to love learning and working together with their owners.

    When not working with client's dogs, Molly is busy training her own dogs - 5 Shiba Inus and her New Guinea Singing Dog for the competition obedience and agility rings. Molly's patience and passion runs deep. Molly is the first competitor to put competition titles on a New Guinea Singing Dog and loves every minute of it. Molly  is also an avid blogger and is currently working on her first book on the subject of primitive dog ownership and training.

    • Monday, April 06, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 100


     Understand How You Can Bring A Feral Pup Into The Pet Home

    with Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs

    IAABC 1 CEU
    CPDT 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU

    Webinar Overview

    In this webinar you will learn what is a feral and roaming dog? Yvette will speak about how all feral dogs are domesticated because species are  domesticated, not individuals.

    The webinar will look at what does a feral or roaming dog behave like? What does it look like? How extreme are the variations.
    There is a difference between appearance and behaviour. Just because a dog looks like a lab, it doesn't mean it behaves like one. As trainers, we work with behaviour, not so much with appearance.

     

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about the individuals and there are patterns that can emerge in specific geographical locations.
    • Feral dogs are very much dogs that have skill sets that allow them to survive in the wild. It's also an area of rescue that has a large proportion of puppies available for adoption, appealing to families looking for that normal family pet.
    • Learn why these puppies may struggle in a class environment where socialization is about letting puppies play and explore. .
    • Learn how to transition the feral/roaming puppies to life with families. 
    • Avoid the pitfalls of failing to see the bigger picture with these amazing dogs.

    About The Presenter


    Working as an animal behaviour consultant for over a decade, Yvette is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and member of the PPG. She is known for her work as a pet writer, having written for Sun Media (The Londoner), and then as pet writer for the Toronto Star. She is a regular at local schools teaching young children about "asking permission before petting".

    The majority of her experience comes from over a decade working with hundreds of feral and roaming dogs. She has shared her life with three such dogs, all of which became model dog ambassadors in the community. Their abilities ranged from helping children in schools, decoy work and therapy programs. In conjunction with ARF Ontario, they developed strategies to increase successful adoption rates. Yvette is also known for her blog, and the graphics at Awesome Dogs Shareables.


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 90

    Free Member Webinar

    Improving Your Interpersonal Relationships With Clients Through Enhanced Verbal Communication Skills

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC, CPDT, KPA  - pending




    We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others and has a way of being remembered. Attend this webinar and learn to  identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

    This Interpersonal Skills webinar will help pet professionals  work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. This webinar will also help you identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
    • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power.
    • Understand what is ‘non-verbal communication’ and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships.
    • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation.
    • Identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
    • Understand how seeing the other side can improve skills in influencing other people.
    • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side.
    • Identify ways of sharing one’s opinions constructively.
    • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation.
    • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions.


    About Your 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 Degree and MBA  Oxford Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Technologist
    • 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.



    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 95

    Free Member Webinar

    Learn How To Play Sprinkles TM and The Benefits It Brings To Our Canine Partners

    with Sally Hopkins

    CEUs  IAABC 1 CEU, CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU 


    WHAT IS "SPRINKLES"(TM)?


    Learn all about the game "Sprinkles" Sprinkles is a new dog game that involves using your dogs sense of smell to search and find small food items.Sprinkles is a very simple concept and has many very powerful and amazing results. Sprinkles is not  an instant cure for all behavioral problems, but it is a simple and effective start to help make a change. Join us in this webinar to learn all about Sprinkles,how it is used and the science on why it is effective. 


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to play the dog game "Sprinkles"
    • Understand the benefits of playing "Sprinkles" with your dog
    • Learn how "Sprinkles" builds confidence in your dogs abilities
    • Understand how "Sprinkles" can build strong positive associations for your dog.

    About The Presenter


    Sally Hopkins is the owner of Dog Games UK and the Founder of the game "Sprinkles" trademarked in the UK. Sally is a a Full member of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe, a member of the UK APDT and a member of the Australian APDT.
    Sally Hopkins has always been interested in dogs and has a broad background in most aspects of the canine world. Sally was one of the first group of students to take the two year course (International Dog Training School) taught by world renowned teachers such as Turid Rugaas (Norway), Alan Bauman (USA), John Rogerson and Sheila Harper (UK). 




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