Instructed by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
PPAB 14, CPDT - 12.5, IAABC - 10, KPA - 10
Level One - Apprentice. A five session program over 5 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 With Your Dog 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! Watch this short video on how the program works
The course price includes includes your five live webinars (or recordings), your homework assignments, your open book online tests, your homework video submissions and your student support. This fee also includes your application fee for your TrickMeister Title.
The Webinar Dates
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Mon, May 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Checkout the course content here
The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledge while having the best time possible. You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!
Don’t let the name mislead you: The TrickMeister – Mastering Fun With Your Dog course isn’t just for dogs! It is an absolute must for learning how to teach any companion animal!
Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?
Apprentice Course Overview
The Apprentice program is not a prerequisite for the Journeyman or Master courses. Watch this short webinar on the TrickMeister Program & Titles
Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG
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Published six times each year and managed by Susan Nilson, BARKS from the Guild presents a collection of valuable business and technical articles as well as reviews and news stories pertinent to our industry. BARKS is the official publication of the Pet Professional Guild and the electronic version is distributed free to all members.
Learn more about BARKS here
presented by Niki Tudge
Join Niki for this webinar on how best to approach behavior cases. This webinar does not just cover the science of functional assessments but also looks at the approach and flow of behavior case management. The webinar reviews proactive and concise case management and the APES system to working with clients.
This webinar will focus on the "Approach".
There is a strong case to be made for using functional assessments in your business. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically more effective. By identifying why, a problem behavior is occurring we can then develop an intervention that will directly address the function of the behavior. Interventions based on functional assessments are typically much more effective than interventions that are not (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007).
Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business. Niki's formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.
Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, Pet Professional Accreditation Board – PCBC-A and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.
As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki is also the Author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals – Your essential guide to engaging, education and empowering your human clients.
Respondent Conditioning, also known as Classical Conditioning or Pavlovian Conditioning, consists of the pairing of stimuli. Neutral stimuli can be paired and offered a meaning and emulate emotional responses (positive or negative ones).
Techniques based on this type of conditioning are very effective in producing conditioned responses and are often used in conjunction with operant conditioning (actually the two seem somewhat intertwined). They are used in techniques which are extremely successful for behavioral modification.
In this in depth webinar, we will go over the meaning of classical conditioning and how it can be used. We will be taking a look at the basics but we will also learn about higher order classical conditioning and the ways in which it can be used. By the end of the webinar, you will not only be talking like a pro but more importantly, acting like one! You will understand when Respondent Conditioning is taking place as well as how, when and why you should implement responding conditioning into your training plans.
About The Presenter
Claudia is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant from CASI. She is currently the manager of the 'It's All About Dogs' training center in Portugal, operating from six locations.
Claudia has been a lecturer at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on learning theory, aggression and force free training. Claudia is a writer for a national dog magazine in Portugal and writes on dog behaviorand training.
Claudia’s formal qualifications are DTBC from the CASI Institute. Claudia completed the LLA course with Dr. Susan Friedman, she is an Associate Certified member at IAABC and a proud PPG Member.
with Jane Ehrlich
PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1
Join Jane Ehrlich for this webinar on how to identify aggressive cat behaviors.
Identify reasons for a cat's aggression towards a human
learn the differences between play aggression and the real thing!
note the difference in body language that indicates developing aggression
Learn how to achieve a happier relationship between you and your cat
Understand how to manage a cat's anger towards
Jane Ehrlich, ACBC
presented by Lisa Radosta DVM