Presented by Dr. Jean Dodds
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5
Vaccine -Related Issues 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. These reactions 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. Also see www.rabieschallengefund.org, the parallel clinical research studies to determine that rabies vaccines last for at least 6.5 years.
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.
Presented by Alexandra Santos
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)
This presentation is about separation distress in dogs.If, on one hand, separation distress has an evolutionary function, on the other hand it becomes a serious problem when a pet dog is afflicted. Separation anxiety has repercussions on the dog's and owner's quality of life. It can be resillient to behavior modification mainly due to the fact that the protocol itself can't always be carried out under controlled situations.
we will discuss the characteristics of separation distress,its various causes (biological, behavioral and environmental), its symptoms (physical and behavioral), how to distinguish it from virtual separation distress and social isolation phobia. The presentation briefly mentions treatment options and emphasizes the importance of referral to a veterinary behaviorist. Then it will focus on a behavior modification protocol that entails: environmental enrichment (different kinds of exercise, rest, training,toys, olfactory stimulation);what to do when the dog is left alone; environmental changes that will make him more comfortable; relaxation protocol;owner behavior adaptations;preparing the dog for being left alone.
Attendees will learn the causes of separation distress in dogs - biological, environmental and behavioral.They will also learn the differences between separation distress, virtual separation distress, and social isolation phobia. I will share with them the importance of environmental enrichment and what it is, and the importance of olfactory stimulation.Finally, they will learn the protocol I use for solving separation distress, issues that hinder the dog's progress, and how food dispensing toys given only prior to the owner's departure may actually represent an instance of backward counter conditioning.
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 and Dog Care” 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 lecturer at several seminars 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..
Hannah Capon MA Vet MB, MRCVS
CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC (pending), CCPDT (pending)
Managing an arthritic dog doesn’t revolve around medications, supplements and trips to the vet. It requires great observational skills, good monitoring and actioning lifestyle changes.
This webinar will help pet dog owners understand changes to routines and habits that can make a world of difference to their dog’s pain and disease progression.
Hannah Capon MA Vet MB, MRCVS, CAM Founder
Hannah Capon has been a qualified first opinion small animal vet for 15 years. She is the founder of CAM (Canine Arthritis Management), which started off as a small, one-on-one vet with owner, external service in 2013. Hannah had noted that there was a disproportion of dogs being euthanised because of poorly managed arthritis and felt that this chronic disease needed to be managed differently. After a succession of euthanasias of dogs that had gone off their back legs and noting the lack of consistent, reliable, no commitment to buy, resources for owners of dogs with arthritis, Hannah felt compelled to initiate CAM, as a means of providing help for owners through an online platform.
Hannah continues to work as a vet, as well as expand her one-on-one service. Her other full-time job is looking after the star of the show Holly, her 14-year old Collie, who suffers from lumbosacral disease.
Presented by Craig Ogilvie
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT Pending, IAABC 1.5
PPG Florida Members - A Full Day of Presentations, Networking &
Calling all Florida PPG Members. Join us for a fun day of networking, education and fun competitions on September 16th, 2018.
Come to the Force-Free HQ in Tampa, Florida. Enjoy a day on 24 acres of lake-front property to relax,learn and network.
September 15th Group Dinner
For those of you who would like to arrive on Saturday evening and join the group for dinner, please let us know at registration so we can make a reservation at a local restaurant.
September 16th - A Full Day of Fun –
Hosted at The DogSmith Training Center and PPG HQ
A Day of Education & Fun
9:00 am - Niki Tudge Kicks off Proceedings
9:30 a.m. Improve Your Client Coaching and Individual Effectiveness with Niki Tudge
10:30 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Join a group and enjoy a training session to prepare you for an afternoon of fun competitions. A One Hour ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility Session (if you choose to attend without a dog then you can help with coordinating and judging of the event).
12:30 p.m. Lunch - order through our order form or bring your own.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. How play therapy can help with epigenetic changes in puppies with Dr. Lynn Honeckman.
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Joy - the Ultimate Incompatible: Making Emotional Learning Work for You with Angelica Steinker
3:30 Afternoon Break
4:00 p.m. The Fun Begins - For the competitive amongst you, it's now time to show off your skills in this FUN, Niki Tudge version of ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility competition.
5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Wrap up
Presented by Frania Shelley-Grielen M.A., M.U.P.
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)
“The welfare of any sentient animal is determined by its individual perception of its own physical and emotional state. This applies equally to the huge population of food animals as to the pets on whom we lavish individual attention. Increasing public concern for action to improve animal welfare has generated the demand for animal welfare science that seeks to improve our understanding of the nature of animal emotions and motivation, and from this, improve the quality of our care.” – John Webster
In the midst of this ever growing conversation about how and why animals “matter” to us, the way we think about, work with, study or interact with animals is changing along with our standards for animal husbandry. Our focus has increased from attending to simple biological needs to attempting to allow for emotional needs and natural behaviors. We now acknowledge that good animal care is more than making sure an animal is fed, sheltered and disease free; we take into account the individual experience of an animal in their environment (“animal welfare”)- making sure animals have what they want and need. We weigh our own interactions with animals (“human animal relationship”) into the welfare equation. We quantify and measure how to make sure our newer standards are put into effect, we have “five freedoms” and “five domains,” among other categories, lists, charts and checklists, all meticulously documented, carefully researched and exemplified so they are ready to go.
But how do we make all this happen in real life? How do we go beyond sheer theory: the very idea that animal welfare does matter for the animals and for us? How do we mainstream the scientific studies that show us the relationships that increased welfare makes for healthier animals and better outcomes into recognition and practice that applying these standards works? Most importantly, how do we go from the talking to the doing? How does all this get done in the everyday world of the work, chores and tasks that need doing for the farmhand, the stockperson, the zookeeper, the dog or horse trainer, the dog groomer or pet sitter?
- Learn what animal welfare is
-Learn about advances in animal welfare science including the "three R's", Five Freedoms and "Five Domanin
-Learn how this applies to companion animals
-Learn how to apply animal welfare standards for every animal, every day
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.
Presented by Sian Ryan
CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and CCPDT pending
Walking on a loose lead remains one of the key goals for many dog owners, and there are multiple methods for teaching and achieving that goal, along with lots of options for equipment to manage or improve walking in the meantime. Some dogs struggle with loose lead walking, while others appear to be born with the skill already learned. Is loose lead walking as simple as it sounds, or is there more to teaching this behaviour than meets the eye.
With a brief overview of the science of self control, and discussion of stimulus control, this webinar will contain video presentations of games and lessons to build self control around the context of loose lead walking.
Increased understanding of what we mean by Self Control, Stimulus Control, Habitual Behaviours
Ideas for different exercises to teach foundation skills for Loose Lead Walking
Management ideas for when Loose Lead Walking isn't possible
Sian Ryan gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behavior from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behavior counselor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behavior Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln.
Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian is also the Training and Behaviour expert for the BBC2 series Me and My Dog.
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