Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC,15. CCPDT, 10.
A five session program over five months. Note: If you register for the program and cannot make all the live webinars you automatically receive a recording of each session in time to prepare your lesson homework.
TrickMeister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the TrickMeister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment. We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based. We also believe in setting the learner up for success. This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies!
TrickMeister Journeyman is the Level Two TrickMeister Course. This course builds on all the skills and knowledge you gained in the Apprentice Course. The Journeyman Course sees you continue your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training and tricks!
You will continue to learn about the science behind the training and build on your teaching skills, while having lots of fun! You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner in order to set them up for success and as you continue to increase your knowledge and add to your skill-set, you will be amazed at the progression made by both you and your dog or other companion animal.
The knowledge and skills you learn in TrickMeister Journeyman will set you up for all your future training. As you practice the behaviors that you learn, your student will also acquire new skills, continue to thrive and gain confidence; your relationship will further blossom and your bond will strengthen.
You do not need to have taken the TrickMeister Apprentice Course, to enroll in the TrickMeister Journeyman Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the Apprentice Level to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge for this course.
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Presented by Alexandra Santos
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)
As professional dog trainers we are always aiming for a high level of expertise. Our working days consist of keeping up to date with the latest and most dog-friendly training equipment and learning how to run a successful business. Often in the midst of being busy we forget the most important part of the equation - our client!
Unless we do the hand on dog training ourselves then we are training dogs via their owners, our client. Clients aren't dog trainers and they don't have the ambition to become dog trainers, and yet have the responsibility to train their dogs in between classes! So, shouldn't we also focus on setting them up for success?
Understand motivation and how clients can lose it
Become aware of difficulties clients experience during and in between classes (poor coordination, being unclear with cues, feeling overwhelmed, lacking support, etc.)
Acquire some skills for setting clients up for success - how to empower the client; how to help them overcome coordination issues; how to ensure they retain the information given during class; and more.
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.
Presented by Karolina Westlund
CEUs: PPAB, 1 CCPDT, (Pending) IAABC, (Pending)
This short introduction to Animal Emotions shows animal professionals and pet owners how to get happier animals and develop a better relationship with animals in their care.
The webinar addresses why it’s important to understand emotions in order to better predict responses, prevent undesirable behaviour, problem solve more efficiently and prioritize more effectively.
It introduces the 7 core emotions in animals: CARE, GRIEF, PLAY, LUST, SEEKING, FEAR, and RAGE - explains their main mechanisms and how these relate to animal welfare, husbandry and training.
By understanding emotions, you can better:
which in turn leads to:
Karolina Westlund has a phD in ethology and teaches behaviour management from a welfare perspective.
Applied ethology, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and Affective Neuroscience are some of the scientific fields she mixes when lecturing on animal training, behavioural problem solving and husbandry.
She is a seasoned lecturer and blogger who also provides online courses on the same topics.
CEU's: PPAB, 5 IAABC, (Pending) CCPDT, (Pending) NADOI, (Pending)
Presented by Angelica Steinker
Earn Your DN-FSG2
Two 1.5 Hour Live Sessions
Two 1.5 Hour Sessions on November 22nd & 29th . If you register for the live session you will automatically receive the recordings from both sessions.
Welcome to Fun Scent Games Level 2 which makes use of the amazing natural scenting ability of dogs. Level 2 of Fun Scent Games focuses on teaching dogs to find what smells like their owner. Offering "Fun Scent Games Level 2" group classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty and support the needs of your pet owning community. Group classes help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, the what, how and why of operating a successful group class curriculum supported by your DogNostics faculty members.
This is Certification Level 2 of a three tiered program. Level 2 will be a prerequisite for Level 3. You do not need to enroll in more advanced levels. Upon completion of this program you will be certified to teach "Fun Scent Games Level 2"
1. A three-hour recorded educational webinar presented in two parts that covers;
2. Successful completion of an open-book on-line test
3. The submission of a short video to demonstrate the result of you teaching a dog to find "what smells like you" out of a set of 12 articles
Upon successful completion you will receive
For more than 16 years full time, Angelica Steinker, president and founder of Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith of Tampa. 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. Her newest book is on dog aggression, which is something she is particularly passionate about.
All of Angelica work emphasizes the importance of playing and bonding in order to train to the highest level. She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild and a founding member. She is the Director of Training for The DogSmith and the cofounder of DogNostics Career College a pet care, dog training and dog behavior trade school.
Angelica has been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 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 a regular columnist in PPG's BARKS from the Guild.
Angelica is also accredited as a Canine Behavior Consultant through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, and certified through Applied Animal Behavior Professionals and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Angelica is a sought-after public speaker who has presented at conferences Internationally including in Great Britain. She has also presented at the famous Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont, the U.S. Pet Professional Guild's Summit, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, BARK Agility Camp, and Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo. Angelica is a former AKC agility judge and a current North American Diving Dogs judge.
Angelica has a Master’s degree in Education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog behavior and her extensive understanding of emotional learning, operant and respondent conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn.
Presented by Yvette Van Veen
Clearly technology can make our lives easier. It can also help us to train better - to reflect on our training mechanics to achieve better results. The effective use of technology can also help us to reflect on our training sessions and assist us in spotting harmful patterns that can slow down our progress.
Technology can also help clients to reflect on their training habits and to set goals in terms of their training sessions. It allows them to create clear and measured goals. The biggest asset of the cell phone in one's pocket is that it offers an unbiased and numerical reflection of what did actually happen and not what we thought we did. Best of all, it's free.
Yvette Van Veen is Canada's first certified PCT-A though the Pet Professional Guild. She has been working with dogs for over 20 years, 15 of them as owner of Awesome Dogs in London, Ontario. Her passion is working with companion animals in pet homes, helping dogs to better fit in with life with people - and helping people to achieve a more peaceful and fun life with their pets. She shares her home with Kipper the ex-crotch ripper, Karma the BC, and Icarus - the cat that comes to dog class.
Presented by Veronica Boutelle
CEUs: PPAB,1.5 CCPDT, (pending) IAABC, (pending)
Training nights and weekends while working your “real job” Monday through Friday? A large percentage of highly skilled trainers continue to work part- or full-time jobs while training nights and weekends, contributing to trainer burnout and limiting the number of dogs’ and owners’ lives they can impact. It’s a pervasive belief in the our industry that trainers “can’t make real money” training full time. Fortunately this is simply not true; it really is possible to make a living doing what you love.
In this web seminar Veronica Boutelle of dog*tec will show you how to make your part-time or hobby business your full-time career. Learn how to assess the feasibility of going full time, grow your business into a reliable source of income, and create and implement a personalized transition plan for your move to full-time professional dog trainer.
Veronica is the founder of dog*tec, the dog pro industry’s leading business consultancy, through which she has been helping dog trainers help dogs since 2003. She is the author of How to Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is and the co-author of Minding Your Dog Business: A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals, and writes on business topics for many dog training industry journals. Veronica is a sought-after speaker at conferences and dog training schools across the country and internationally. She has recently spoken to positive reinforcement trainers at conferences and seminars in countries as diverse as Chile, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, and the UK.
As former Director of Behavior & Training at the San Francisco SPCA, and as a dog training business owner before that, Veronica understands what it means to be a dog trainer first hand—the daily worries about everything from client compliance to financial security, the unique challenges of a “flexible” schedule that requires evenings and weekends, and the struggle to balance clients and training with the minutiae of running a business—and to balance all of that with a rich non-work life. Her background as a trainer, her business expertise, and her work as an educator put Veronica in a unique position to help professional dog trainers learn to become as skilled in business as they are as trainers—and that means more dogs’ lives touched by positive training.
Presented by Kamal Fernandez
CEUs PPAB,1. IAABC, 1.
Head trainer and owner of East London Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez has over 20 years' experience training dogs from all walks of life. He started training in 1991 after adopting Scrunch, an independent free-willed chow-chow mix who prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School in London, England. Thus began an epic journey into the world of dog training which started with a dog that would not come back when called, to competing in the Obedience Championship at renowned UK dog show, Crufts.
Presented by Yolanda Harper LCSW
CEUs: PPAB, 1.5 CCPDT, (Pending) IAABC, (Pending)
You used to LOVE going to work, but now, there’s a knot at the pit of your stomach as you go to bed and dread what’s to come the next day. You don’t sleep well because your night is consumed with thoughts about what might go wrong, and your irritable with your family. During your workday, the hours drag by, and you can feel the energy draining from your body. You can’t image doing this job another month, much less for years to come, and you daydream about your next vacation.
What happened to your passion and drive? The good news is that it’s still there! This webinar is full of science, research, and – best of all – practical tips on how to get your groove back. The world needs for you to show up, do the work that you do, and help others in the way that only you can. Start now by taking some time to take care of yourself!
Yolanda Harper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. She specializes in guiding others to Hope, Growth, and Healing as a Master Accelerated Resolution Therapist, a Daring Way™ facilitator, and as a neurofeedback provider. Yolanda is passionate about having community conversations about authenticity, wholeheartedness, boundaries, self-care, and the things that keep us from us showing up, being seen, and living brave in our lives.
Toby is a Goldendoodle and is Yolanda's co-therapist. He loves long walks, squeaky toys, playing with turtles on the office grounds, and cuddling with clients. Find out more about Yolanda and Toby at www.harpertherapy.com, or on social media at www.facebook.com/yolandaharperLCSW
presented by Niki Tudge
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (Pending), IAABC (Pending)
It is easy to overlook the importance of contract management because it seems to be a boring, mundane topic. Contracts, however, are the basis of most business relationships. If contracts are managed well, business relationship will flourish. If they are not, companies face financial loss, relationship harm, and damaged reputations.
Presented by Kate Mallatratt
CEUs PPAB,1.5. IAABC,1.5 and CCPDT,1.5.
This presentation will consider the benefits of teaching your dog using the principles of errorless learning. By setting up the classroom environment to limit our dogs' choices, we can explain more easily what we are asking of them rather than letting them guess. This reduces learner frustration, increases the success rate and leaves your dog begging for more!
The first part of the presentation considers the difference between errorless learning and trial and error learning. It then looks at how to apply the principles to clicker training when free shaping and teaching more complex behaviors. Finally, some applications for behavior modification are considered and a puppy errorless learning case study is discussed.
Kate Mallatratt is a member of International Canine Behaviourists and The Pet Professional Guild British Isles. She is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management, and runs her behavior and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK. Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor, specializing in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention and enriching the family dog's home environment.
Kate has owned and trained dogs for over 20 years, and is passionate about optimal canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet for many years. She takes an holistic approach to her own dogs' care, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain their health and wellbeing.
presented by Gina Phairas
CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT (Pending), IAABC (Pending)
It’s rare these days to meet anyone who doesn’t say they’re busy, or behind, or that they wish there were more hours in the day. In fact, most small business owners feel perpetually behind and, unfortunately, it’s often the more important tasks, such as marketing, that fall by the wayside. It’s also common to see poor time management play a role in trainer burnout, as trainers put their own needs aside to work on the business, struggling to maintain a sustainable balance between work and home.
If you need a few more hours in your day, if you feel like your business is running you instead of the other way around, it’s time for a time management makeover. You can have two days off a week and a shorter to-do list, and still make a living—oh, and spend more time with your own dogs, too. Join Gina Phairas of dog*tec to learn simple strategies, practices, and policies to increase your productivity, step off the treadmill, and get back in control.
Gina Phairas helps trainers succeed across the country as a business consultant and leading force behind dog*tec, the dog pro industry’s top business consultancy. Gina brings her marketing and communications background and degree to her work with dog professionals, as well as her extensive training resume. Gina is a former San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers instructor, teaching and working alongside Academy founder Jean Donaldson to arm professional dog trainers with a comprehensive knowledge of positive reinforcement training techniques, and the mechanical and thinking skills needed to use them to greatest effect. As the SF/SPCA’s Rehabilitation Coordinator she developed and oversaw staff training and behavior rehabilitation protocols to improve the adoptability of shelter dogs with behavioral issues.
Gina’s own businesses have included Tails & Tots, a dog training business focused on the needs of expecting parents and families with dogs, and ShelterWorks, a non-profit dedicated to improved adoption rates and decreased return rates through education and consulting work around staff and volunteer retention and training, adoption protocols, and assessment, enrichment, and training of shelter dogs. A tireless advocate for positive training and in particular for positive trainers, Gina speaks regularly on business topics at conferences and seminars across the country and via web seminars, teaches at positive dog training schools, and works one-on-one with trainers on building business skills.