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    • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 96

     


    Holistic Wellness For Pets Part Two  by Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski


    Join Penny for Part Two of this  2-part webinar.

    If you missed the live event for part one then you can catch up by watching the recorded event. Both parts of this 2 part webinar do stand alone as learning experiences.


    Part Two

    Part Two will explore several holistic methods at a more in-depth, but still introductory level, building on the first webinar. It will also provide additional resources for further exploration and education, as well as additional resources for clients.

    Brief Recap of Overview Webinar:
    a. What Is Holistic Wellness, and How Can It Help?
    b. Overall Philosophy/Approach
    c. The Health and Behavior Link
    d. The Importance of Training
    2. Exploration of Some Holistic Modalities (Complimentary Techniques) and How They Work Together
    a. The Part Veterinary Care Plays
    b. Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
    c. Homeopathy
    d. Flower Essences, such as Bach Flower Remedies
    e. Tellington TTouch Training®.
    f. Massage Therapy
    g. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM, or TCM)
    h. Pheromones
    i. Cleaning, Household Cleansers, and Disinfectants Which
    3. Some Resources for Ongoing Success


    Learning Objectives:

    1. To help pet professionals become more familiar with some specific holistic methods for pet health and behavior
    2. To give pet professionals options and resources for further education, as well as resources for their clients.

    About The Presenter


    Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski is a compassionate Animal Wellness Counselor, with vast experience helping animals with health, behavior, and emotional concerns. Penny has more than 30 years of experience with alternative medicine, holistic foods, and energy work with humans.  After rescuing 2 rambunctious Australian Shepherd mix dogs in 2004 Penny became fascinated with how dogs learn and developed a passion for using a holistic approach and alternative methods to helping companion animals.

    Penny is a Certified Tellington TTouch Training® Practitioner for Animal Companions and holds a certificate from  Penn Foster in Natural Health Care For Pets. Penny has been a  student and practitioner of natural wellness and energy healing for humans since 1987.  Penny is also  Red Cross First Aid certified for dogs and cats.  Penny is a PPG member and a member of APDT and is the medical program volunteer for Champaign County Humane Society.



    CEUs - Pending

    CCPDT 1 CEU

    IAABC 1 CEU

    KPA 1 CEU

    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 04, 2014
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 11


    Take Back Time - Improve Your Time Management Skills, Processes & Techniques. Get Organized

    A Two Part Program with Niki Tudge 

    If you cannot attend both sessions live, then no worries. You will receive a recorded copy of the webinar within 48 hours of the live date.

    1. Do you often feel that time is passing you by?
    2. Are you left at the end of each day wondering how you can achieve more?
    3. Do you allow time thieves to squander your productive time
    4. Do you watch other peoples productivity and ask yourself how you can produce more?
    5. Are you wasting your only resource that is not renewable?


    Achieve More in Less Time & With Less Stress!

    August 21st 12 Noon EST

    &

    September 4th 12 Noon EST

    Join Niki Tudge for this two part series on Time Management. Enroll through this link and you will receive the links to both live webinars. They are two weeks apart to allow for preparation work and homework ensuring that you get the most out of this program.


    Each participant will experience almost three hours  of webinars and will receive their very own module manual for future reference and support.


    Workshop Objectives Part One


    1. Learn how to plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
    2. Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
    3. Handle crises effectively and quickly
    4. Organize your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
    5. Delegate more efficiently
    6. Use rituals to make your life run more smoothly
    7. Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

    Workshop Objectives Part Two


    1. Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
    2. Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
    3. Determine ways of storing information and supplies
    4. Learn to organize personal and work space
    5. Learn to resist procrastination
    6. Make plans to stay organized in the future


      Words from the Wise

      Here are a few thoughts that we would like you to think about

      • Harvey MacKay: Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
      • Napoleon Bonaparte: Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go.
      • Steve Jobs: Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
      • Benjamin Franklin: You may delay, but time will not.



      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 - pending

      IAABC
      CPDT
      KPA
      NADOI

      • Thursday, September 18, 2014
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar
      • 14

       

      A Free PPG Member Webinar

      CARE for Reactive Dogs presented by Jennifer Titus.



      Join Jennifer for this live webinar and learn about the CARE protocol for analyzing and modifying reactive dog behavior. As prework for this webinar please visit the website and review the protocol. Click here





      Course Information

      Jennifer will present a simple overview of the 12 steps that comprise the CARE Protocol, touching upon each sub-topic in succession. This will include everything from diagnosis of the type of dog reactivity, how to eliminate common mistakes, the importance of DRIs, and generalizing context, through enrichment for positive brain chemistry.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the prep to the CARE protocol
      • Understand the CARE protocol
      • Understand the follow up care

      About The Presenter

      Jen Titus is a lifelong animal lover, and has owned and trained dogs for many years. A former teacher, she is a skilled behaviorist and adept at communicating with both human and canine clients. Jen is a caring, fun-loving and positive person. Jen holds a Masters Degree in education. She continues to further her education in dog training at the elite and internationally renowned Accademy For Dog Trainers. Additionally, Jen keeps current with the latest training and behavioral knowledge through extensive reading, watching videos, and attending webinars, classes and live seminars.

      CEUs -

      CCPDT 1.5 CEU

      IAABC 1.5 CEU

      KPA 1.5 CEU

      • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
      • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar
      • 35

      If This Is How Financial "stuff" Makes You Feel Then You Need to Attend This Webinar!

      Fun Basic Bookkeeping - Simply, Easy and Yes, Necessary! with Niki Tudge


      Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar on Bookkeeping. This is an essential webinar for all small business owners. Whether your income is $300,000 per year or $20,000 per year. Learn enough to speak intelligently with an accountant, provide clients with professional invoices and understand how your business is performing in real time.

      Each participant ALSO receives an extensive webinar workbook detailing all the topics covered. 
      A great reference tool for future use

      Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! 

      Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others may have a fear of them, or even a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie. Welcome to Basic Bookkeeping


      Workshop Objectives


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

      • ·         Understand basic accounting terminology.

        ·         Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.

        ·         Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.

        ·         Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials.

        ·         Utilize the balance sheet.

        ·         Identify different types of financial statements.

        ·         Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.

        ·         Be familiar with internal and external auditing.


      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 - pending

      IAABC 
      CPDT
      KPA 
      NADOI
      • Saturday, September 27, 2014
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar

      Resolving Feline Issues

      Soiling Outside The Box with Jane Ehrlich


      Join Jane Ehrlich for this 60 minute webinar on Feline House Soiling Problems. House soiling is the key issue responsible for cats being re-homed or placed in shelters. It is also one of the most common problems facing behavior consultants.

      When cats urinate in inappropriate places we are left to ask, why does this happen and what can we do to change this problematic behavior?

      Jane will address each of these key reasons. This webinar will be interactive and attendees will be asked to submit questions prior to the live session during the registration process. 


      Presentation Format

      This webinar has been set up to answer specific questions regarding this one topic and the key reasons this behavior may be happening

      1. An infection or other medical problem
      2. Problems with the litter box
      3. Different kinds of stress
      4. Hormonal issues


      Learning Objectives

      • Understand the types of infections or medical problems that may be causing this behavior problem
      • How to rule out medical concerns
      • Types of litter box problems and the most appropriate solutions
      • The role stress plays in feline house soiling and potential solutions
      • Feline hormonal concerns in house soiling




      About The Presenter


      Jane now owns and operates Cattitude Feline Behavior in Arizona.

      Jane has over 27 years as a trained feline behaviorist who understands and works with a cat’s psychology and personalities. For twenty years Jane was a volunteer clinical assistant and feline behavior advisor at the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in London. Jane studied under Dr. Michael W. Fox, internationally known veterinarian, bioethicist, and pioneering canine &feline behaviorist. As a cat behaviorist Jane helps owners worldwide by in-home consultation & telephone consultations. To learn more about Jane please visit her website



      CEUs - pending

      IAABC
      CPDT
      KPA
      NADOI

      • Sunday, September 28, 2014
      • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar
      • 37

      Learn How To Effectively Negotiate Client Commitment & Compliance with Niki Tudge


      Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar. Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time.  You negotiate with clients on a daily basis, appointment times, homework assignments, training protocols and much more. Life is an ongoing negotiation!

      Through this webinar you will be able to understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successfully negotiating with clients. 

      For example, have you ever:

      • Needed help building consensus with clients?
      • Had to facilitate a negotiation between pet owners?
      • Needed more client commitment to achieve your goals?
      • Decided where to eat with a group of friends?
      • Decided on chore assignments with your family?
      • Asked your boss for a raise?

      These are all situations that involve negotiating! This webinar  will you  an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.


      Workshop Objectives

      1. Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
      2. Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts: WATNA, BATNA, WAP, and ZOPA
      3. Lay the groundwork for negotiation
      4. Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
      5. Understand basic bargaining techniques
      6. Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
      7. Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
      8. Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
      9. Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
      10. Negotiate on behalf of someone else



      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 - pending

      IAABC
      CPDT 1.5 CEUs
      KPA 1.5 CEUs
      NADOI

      • Tuesday, October 07, 2014
      • 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
      • 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar
      • 38



      Compassionate Communication: Using empathy to connect with clients and other trainers with Angelica Steinker


      Join us for this two part webinar on October 7th and October 14th at 1 PM EST. Don't worry if you cannot attend both sessions live. Simply register and we will forward you copies of the recording within 48 hours of the live event. 

      Join Angelica Steinker for this breakthrough presentation. Angelica is sharing the process of compassionate communication with industry professionals  so they can choose to use it in their interactions with their peer group and their clients.

      Workshop Objectives

      • Learn how to use the extremely powerful needs based process of Compassionate Communication to communicate more effectively with peers and clients. 
      • Understand how you can bring more patience and caring to interactions while you  avoid professional burn out. 
      • Improve the clarity of your  teaching and communications by understanding how to listen, how to identify needs, how to use empathetic guessing and ultimately how to create great connections between you and others.  
      • Learn how connections are an extremely powerful tool that comes from safe and open communications that functions to create reinforcement history. With the help of reinforcement history communications are enhanced and conflicts can be avoided or resolved. 
      • Learn that we can't change others but we can change how we communicate.  
      • Understand how Compassionate Communication has consistently demonstrated powerful results, now dog trainers and behavior consultants can consider adding this tool to their tool box.  
      • Learn how you can choose to make your conversations force free, be part of changing the face of the dog training culture by taking the first steps to learning Compassionate Communication!


      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
      NADOI
      • Monday, October 13, 2014
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Live Webinar
      • 76

       

      A Free PPG Member Webinar

      Social Learning in Dogs: A Study of Learning By Observation and Its Efficacy in Training with Jan Casey







      A look at the history of social learning and how to apply it to help dogs engage in new behaviors





      Course Information

      Join Jan Casey for this intriguing webinar on Social Learning. Webinar participants will gain information regarding the history of social learning, what conditions will optimize social learning for dogs, and training scenarios where social learning may be an effective tool for helping dogs engage in new behaviors.

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Learn the history of social learning
      2. Explore ways to use social learning when training dogs.
      3. Determine which variables may enhance social learning.

      About The Presenter

      Jan Casey holds a Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Mathematics. Jan  has numerous qualification in the pet industry including a Diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology through CASI. Jan is a CGC Eevaluator and the Senior Behavior Consultant and Trainer at Courteous Canine, The DogSmith of Tampa.

      CEUs - Pending

      CCPDT 1 CEU

      IAABC 1 CEU

      KPA 1 CEU

      • 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 
      CPDT  1.5 CEUs
      KPA  1.5 CEUs
      NADOI
      • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
      • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar
      • 41


      Conflict is Not Unusual In Business Operations - Learn Skills To Resolve It.

      presentation by Niki Tudge


      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

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