with Sheila Blanchette
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (Pending), IAABC 1.5
This webinar is all about bird training and behavior. Sheila will talk in this webinar about positive reinforcement, target training and the general topic of bird behavior and training. One of the topics covered will be bird body language and to wrap up Sheila will discuss how you can step into the world of bird training.
Sheila S Blanchette is an IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant. She is also the owner of the mobile behavior consultant company, Heart of Feathers Education.
Sheila has been volunteering at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm (Methuen, MA), for many years assisting potential adopters on topics such as enrichment, education and understanding more about having a pet bird.
Sheila has featured on WBZ TV (NBC) promoting bird adoption in her area. Sheila’s main goal is to help owners keep birds in their homes as a permanent option.
Sheila believes "Behavior may have history but history should not define a bird." Sheila is the proud guardian of 2 lorikeets one of whom is adopted, an adopted lovebird, and a cockatiel which came along with her husband and his pug
Presented by Kathy Sdao
Of course, we’ll discuss a different sort of force than Obi-Wan Kenobi referred to in Star Wars! In this webinar, we’ll examine the use of coercion in animal training. While we aim to minimize our use of aversives, it’s essential that we understand the science of punishment and be aware of its potential side effects. Is negative punishment always preferable to positive punishment? Are secondary punishers safer than primary punishers? Admitting that punishment can “work,” what are the behavioral costs to the animal and to the punisher? How can we help our clients manage interactions with their pets to decrease their use of aversives? Our overall goal will be to bring more clarity and mindfulness to choices surrounding the use of force with our learners.
Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB.
Kathy is an associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist based in Tacoma, Washington and has spent the past two decades as a full-time professional trainer for dogs and other animals.
For her first ten years as an animal trainer, Kathy trained marine mammals at a research laboratory for the University of Hawaii, in the open-ocean for the US Navy and at a zoo in Tacoma Washington. Since 1995, Kathy has focused on training land-dwelling animals: dogs and their people.
She has been honored to be on the faculty of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos since 2003. She also has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the APDT Newsletter, served as a subject-matter expert for the Delta Society's Service Dog Education System; conducted rat-training camp for Terry Ryan's DogSense, instructed at Dogs of Course’s Instructor Training Course and appeared as the "Way Cool Scientist" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Kathy meets with dog owners in Tacoma, Seattle, and other areas in the Puget Sound region to design behavior modification plans, to teach basic manners to their dogs and to prepare for competition. She also travels extensively to lead dog training and behavior workshops that make the science of animal training accessible and practical for dog trainers and owners alike.
The presentation will be a Case Study Review (6 cases) of specific cases that were referred by veterinarians to Veterinary Behavior Solutions for behavior concerns. The cases are both canine and feline, and explore issues with aggression, training concerns/nuisance behaviors, and inappropriate elimination.
Careful review of the History, Physical exam findings, Behavior Assessment, and Treatment Plan will be outlined for each case.
Dr Lynn Honeckman is a graduate of the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine with a passion for behavior. She majored in ethology and animal science in undergrad at Purdue, and has graduated from the North American Veterinary professional Institute Behavior Course presented by Dr Karen Overall, including the clinical behavior course and the advanced behavior course. She has extensive experience in small animal, exotic, wildlife rehabilitation, and shelter medicine and surgery.
Dr Lynn Honeckman currently owns Veterinary Behavior Solutions, a practice devoted to small animal behavior concerns throughout the Orlando, FL area. Her special areas of interest are fear, anxiety, and aggression in both dogs and cats. She has helped create the Central Florida Force-Free Veterinary Behavior and Trainers Network to help promote positive relationships between veterinarians and trainers. Dr Honeckman is on the Special Council of PPG, is the committee chairperson for Position statements for AVSAB, and is currently serving on the Advisory Board for Dr Marty Becker's Fear-Fear Initiative.
presented by Angelica Steinker
Join Angelica for this "straight to the facts" webinar on Counter Conditioning and Systematic Desensitization protocols. These are valuable tools for all trainers and behavior consultants but often the theory is misapplied leading to a lack of confidence in the science.
Learn how to correctly apply these two independent protocols either separately or in combination. Don't fall into the all too common trap of misunderstanding or misusing them where as a result of failure trainers may think that it isn't an effective means of creating behavior change which leads them to climb the humane hierarchy.
Learn how small adjustments to the the application of Counter Conditioning and Systematic Desensitization is often all that is needed to harness success in changing emotions and thus behavior. Learn to implement both the science and art of Counter Conditioning and Systematic Desensitization via an easy to remember formula.
Angelica Steinker M.Ed., PCBC-A, C.D.B.T., C.D.B.C., CAP2
Presented by Lisa Radosta DVM
CEUs. PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1
Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC,15.
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 Brittany Alwerud
CEUs PPAB 1
For business owners who have team members that work in the field, (dog walkers, pet sitting, dog training, etc.) maintaining quality control over the team and quality of service that your business provides becomes tricky when your business is growing fast. My webinar will offer insight, experience, and techniques that allow these business owners to still maintain quality control when they aren't there.
They will learn how to implement the necessary structures and processes that will serve to be a strong foundation for there business to grow on, and how to set up their team for success.
Presented by Sam Mallikarjunan
Are we as force-free with our clients and our colleagues as we are with the animals in our care? Our behavior-consulting work often takes place amidst emotionally charged situations. The stakes can be high and our clients can be upset, argumentative and unpleasant. Additionally, these same characteristics can describe our colleagues as well at times. And so, when dealing with disagreeable people, can we apply our core skills of careful observation, non-reactivity, gradual shaping and timely reinforcement of alternate behaviors? Let’s consider if we are willing to extend our ethic of non-violence to include our interactions with people as well as pets, and if so, what practical changes we could make to support this.
Presented by Kamal Fernandez
CEUs PPAB, 1.5. IAABC, 1.5.
As a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of dogs bred from specific ‘working lines’ being homed to pet owners, and as a result an increase in behavior problems linked to the dog not having sufficient stimulation.
This online webinar will give professionals, dog owners and instructors a greater level of understanding when dealing with dogs that can be described as ‘high drive’. These dogs are canine athletes, centurions and often prone to OCD behaviour….This can result in a ‘culture clash’ between the dogs needs and the knowledge of the owner.
No owner wants to feel over whelmed by their dog's behavior, or feel they aren’t meeting their needs.
This webinar aims to give the participant the skills and knowledge to fulfil the needs of these animals, and there owners. To enhance their own knowledge and result in a better relationship between dog and owner.
This webinar is a must for anyone dealing with this ‘Type A’ personality dog in rescue, with clients, as an owner, potential owner or a dog behavior enthusiast.
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.
CEUs PPAB,1. IAABC, 1.
- 5 Key games to develop with toys
- Where and how they can be utilized
- Demonstrations of each skill
- Balancing control vs drive
- Arousal and its affect on behavior
- Understanding ‘drives’
- Handler mechanics
- Benefits of effective toys as reinforcement
- Trouble shooting