The Pet Professional Guild
The Association for Force-Free Pet Industry Professionals

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    • Wednesday, February 04, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 17


    Learn How To Work With Deaf and/or Visually Impaired Dogs

    with Dr Morag Heirs

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs, CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA  1.5 CEUs


    Join Dr Morag Heirs to learn about working with hearing and/or visually impaired dogs.  


    Webinar Objectives

    • Be aware of the various causes of deafness and/or visual impairment in dogs
    • Consider the implications for adapting force free training for these dogs (private and group settings)
    • Evaluate the potential benefit from the various gadgets available
    • Explore the potential of deaf and/or visually impaired dogs to live fulfilled lives

    About The Presenter


    Morag Heirs is a regular contributor for BARKS from the Guild, PPGs official trade magazine. Morag holds a PhD in Health Sciences, plus the MSc and Honors degree. She has passed her PGCAP. Morag is a full member of APDT UK.

    Morag shares her life with a deaf collie, a deaf and visually impaired collie and provide behavioural support for the UK based Deaf Dog Network among other organisations.

    She attended workshops and courses with some truly amazing trainers and behaviorists including,  Barbara Sykes, Janet Finlay,Sarah Fisher, Robyn Hood, David Ryan (chairman of the APBC) and  Patricia McConnell PhD (author of The Other End of The Leash and other books). 





    • Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 26


    Nutrigenomics for Dogs: Creating Health & Vitality through Food 

    with Dr. Jean Dodds

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, skin irritations, chronic yeast infections, behavioral issues, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and cancer. These are just a few common health conditions that are skyrocketing in our dogs. These conditions all share inflammation at the cellular level, and much of it stems from the lifestyles our dogs share with us, namely their modern diet. Many foods marketed to nourish ourselves and our dogs actually wreak havoc on them from the inside out, resulting in rampant obesity and chronic disease. But it doesn't have to be this way.

    Scientific information from the field of nutrigenomics tells us how diet affects gene expression (the process of turning genes on or off within a cell) at the cellular level, creating vibrant health or chronic disease. The right foods send healthy messages to the body’s cells. For example, certain foods “starve” tumor cells of nutrients they need to grow; and a compound in spirulina possesses anti-arthritic, anti-cancer and liver-protective properties.

    Humans and domestic dogs share a parallel genomic evolution, particularly for genes associated with digestion and metabolism, neurological processes and diseases such as cancer. Can nutrition prevent or cure their current chronic illnesses? The answer is-absolutely!

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about how genes, the genome and epigenome promote vigor and health through the diet, rather than lead to chronic illness. 
    • Understand how foods control gene expression at the cellular level.
    • Learn which nutrients suppress chronic disease and promote health and longevity.
    • Finally, translate this to functional foods and individualized targeted nutrition.

    About The Presenter


    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.


    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • International Virtual Photograph/video Competition
    • 431

    A Virtual Event.

    Register From Any Location On The Globe


    The International Day of Celebration for Force-Free Dog Training & Pet Care Professionals

    Celebration Day Is February 17th 2015.

    Register Today!



    Come & Celebrate With Us!


    To participate in this event you simply have to take a photograph and/or make a short video and submit it to one of our competition categories. 




    Great Prizes Up For Grabs!


    1. Best Overall Picture – Grand Prize: The PPG Annual Convention Package. A 500.00 credit towards your airline ticket, hotel accommodation, food and your full PPG convention entry. Valued at $2000.00
    2. Best Dog(s) and Handler Team – A Full Scholarship at DogNostics Career College
    3. Best Group Photograph – Prize: A Collection of Ten Videos sponsored by Tawzer Dog.
    4. Most Creative Complex Training Video – Prize: One Entry to Dr. Susan Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals Online Educational Course
    5. Best Picture North America – Prize: A $200.00 Gift Certificate sponsored by DogWise
    6. Best Picture Rest of the World – Prize: Unlimited PPG Webinars for 12 months


    Each participant who registers will receive: 
    1. The PPG coveted ICFF 2015 Medal      
    2. A Certificate of Entry
    3. One submission to our photograph/Video Competition

    Your ICFF competition rules can be found here


    • Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 62


    Relaxation is Incompatible With Many Problematic Behaviors.

    Learn How To Teach Dogs To Relax with Cissy Sumner


    CEUs,

    IAABC 1 CEU, , CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Cecelia Summer for a webinar on how to teach dogs how to relax and when dogs are relaxed understand how to recognize that you have achieved your goals.  Teaching dogs to relax is an important and critical skill for dog trainers and dog behavior consultants.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to teach dogs to relax on a mat.
    • Understand how to identify when a dog is relaxed so you can better teach your clients.
    • Learn how to use "relaxing On a Matt" to solve various other behavior problems in different situations.

    About The Presenter


    Cissy founded Best Behavior Dog Training in Vero Beach, FL in 2002. She is an enthusiastic teacher and loves introducing clients to the joys of motivational force-free dog training.  Cissy writes a dog training advice column for the Your News Weekly section of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cissy came into dog training as a midlife career change.

    Cissy also teaches and competes in canine agility sports. She has titled her own dogs as well as her clients’ in CPE, AKC and USDAA agility.  Cissy is a CBCC-KA and a CPDT-KSA




    • Monday, February 23, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 93


    How To Develop Professional Assertiveness & Self Confidence Today's Competitive Environment

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEU,CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits to your  in both your professional and personal lives.

    This Assertiveness And Self-Confidence webinar will give participants an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence each mean (in general and to them personally) and how to develop those feelings in their day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your lives and have a positive effect on all of them.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the four styles of communication
    •  Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
    • Explain the difference between listening and hearing.
    • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
    • Utilize methodologies for understanding your worth -- and the use of positive self-talk
    • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
    • Practice sending positive communications phrased as “I-Messages”
    • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations.


    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 Degree and MBA  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



    • Friday, February 27, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Live Webinar
    • 75


    Learn The Essential Skills to Use PowerPoint 

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Many of our members are interested in hosting webinars with PPG but express frustration because they do not know how to use PowerPoint. This is our solution!

    Your will will learn how to use the standard features of PowerPoint This webinar  is designed to get into the basic features of PowerPoint 2013. Participants will be shown a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Create Presentations from scratch or templates
    • Add slides or change slide layout
    • Insert, edit, and format text
    • Edit and format text
    • Insert and work with pictures
    • Use transitions and animations
    • Prepare for a presentation, including the slide size, narration, and timing
    • Preview or start a presentation and use in-show tools

    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 Degree and MBA  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



    • Monday, March 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 80


    From Training to Day Care.

    What Does It Take and Should You Open Your Own Daycare Facility.

    with Tristan Flynn

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU, CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Tristan Flynn for this webinar that will outline how to successfully open your own dog facility, including dog daycare, training classes, retail sales and the challenges faced when trying to open your own facility. It will discuss daycare management and operation, screening dogs, what to do and not to do when running a large scale dog facility and if you should make this jump from private trainer to facility operator.


    Webinar Objectives

    You will learn how to open and start your own dog daycare.

    • How to professionally screen dogs for day care suitability
    • When you should  remove dogs from the day care environment
    • What you should and shouldn't do with your play groups
    •  How to incorporate retail sales into your training and daycare operations
    •  How to choose where to operate your facility and what you should look for.


    About The Presenter




    Tristan Flynn is Co-Owner of Jollytails, the largest dog daycare, training, grooming and retail facility in Halifax. Jollytails hosts up to 70 dogs each day. Tristan is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Dog Trainer. Tristan is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has had the opportunity to work in person with some of the top experts in the world including Dr Ian Dunbar, Ken Ramirez, Kathy Sdao, John Rogerson, Dr Sophia Yin, Brenda Aloff and many others.

    • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Live Webinar

      A PPG Case Study - The Most Challenging Behavior Cases



    Presented by Diane Garrod

    CEUs
    IAABC 1 CEU

    Ever had a difficult behavior change case? Join Diane Garrod for a webinar on the most difficult case(s) she has faced and and how they were overcome. 

    This webinar will cover the Insights into what the functional assessment revealed both at the beginning and what materialized later. You will learn what the tough spots in the process were and how they were overcome.



    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014.

    Diane has recently completed studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.


    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    Diane Garrod, Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor Journaism, Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner is behavior consultant/trainer and owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center (cTLC) located on Whidbey Island in the hear of Puget Sound, Washington State.

    She has worked with aggression and extreme reactivity caes in canines force free for eight years full-time. She currently shows in RallyO and RallyO/Freestyle and Treibball of which she is also a certified Treibball Instructor and Judge with the American Treibball Association. Diane is also a charter member of the National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts and a founding and steering committee member of PPGE (Pet Professionals Guild, an association of force free pet professionals).

    She is the creator of the Canine Emotionals Detox (CED): A stress protocol (vacation/holiday) for challenging canines, those with behavioral issues of which she has held workshops all over the United States and most recently at APDT Australia 2014. 

    Diane has recentlycompleted studies in Animal Behavior, Melbourne University, Australia; Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University, USA; Theriogenology, University of Minnesota, USA and is doing a self-study in Introductory Neuroscience.

    Diane lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, Washington State with three Belgian Tervurens, two parrots and her fabulous husband.
    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 98


    What's SUP Pup!

     Teach Your Dog To Stand Up & Paddle Board With You


    presented by Lisa & Brad Waggoner

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs

    CPDT 1.5 CEUs

    KPA 1.5 CEUs



    What could be better than exploring local lakes and lazy rivers on a stand-up paddle board with your dog! In this webinar, through lecture, photos and videos you'll learn the prerequisites your dog should possess, the skills needed and how to train your dog so that you can consider your favorite furry friend as a paddle boarding partner.

    Join Lisa and Brad for a webinar where attendees will learn the foundation behaviors and practical training exercises their dog needs to safely and enthusiastically enjoy stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) on flat or slow moving water.

    The webinar is helping attendees learn how to teach their dog these skills. It's assumed that the human has already gained stand-up paddle boarding skills.



    Webinar Objectives

    • Love of the Water
    • Ability to Swim
    • Basic Foundation Skills
    • Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    • The use of targeting to aid in balance
    • Training techniques for dry land and water 
    • Safety consideration for both you and your dog

    About The Presenters



    Passionate advocates for humane, science-based dog training, Lisa Lyle Waggoner and Brad Waggoner have studied animal behavior and the latest training techniques throughout their careers with dogs.

    Lisa is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer – Level 2 and a dog*tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor. Lisa writes articles on dog training, is a regular contributor to Whole Dog Journal and is also a frequent public speaker on humane education, dog behavior and other dog-related topics. Brad Waggoner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) and a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP), and a dog∗tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor.

    Brad is also a Pet Tech Inc. Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. Lisa and Brad enjoy providing behavior consulting and training solutions to clients in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, as well as offering educational opportunities for dog trainers and dog hobbyists throughout the U.S.

    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar


     Learn How to Teach "Levels" classes - What it is, why it works, and how to do it


    presented by Nancy Tucker

    CEUs - pending



    Ever wonder what exactly a "Levels class" means and what the big deal is? This seminar will define what it is, how it works, and why this is the best class format to use, with clear advantages for everyone involved: The trainer (business owner), the clients, and the dogs. Join us to learn what you need to have in place to offer Levels classes, and how to operate them.



    Webinar Objectives

    • Understanding what a "Levels" class format is, and how it differs from the traditional group class.
    • How the Levels class format can improve your cash flow, increase client compliance, and raise training success rates.
    • Learn what you need to do to get started

    About The Presenters



    Nancy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) and is a full-time trainer and behaviour consultant in Quebec, Canada. She has extensive experience teaching group classes for the local shelter as well as for her own business, and has presented seminars and workshops on dog behaviour to dog owners, trainers, and veterinary staff for the past five years. She does behaviour consultations as a staff member at a veterinary clinic in Quebec. Most of her time is spent doing private in-home behaviour consultations with clients.

    Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behaviour for French-language publications and several articles as a past member of the CCPDT writing committee, as well as training and case study articles for the Whole Dog Journal.

    Nancy is a Charter Member of the PPG, professional member of APDT, and a founding member of the Regroupement Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine (RQIEC), a Quebec-based association of force-free trainers and consultants.

    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Monday, April 06, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 99


     Understand How You Can Bring A Feral Pup Into The Pet Home

    with Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs

    IAABC 1 CEU
    CPDT 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU

    Webinar Overview

    In this webinar you will learn what is a feral and roaming dog? Yvette will speak about how all feral dogs are domesticated because species are  domesticated, not individuals.

    The webinar will look at what does a feral or roaming dog behave like? What does it look like? How extreme are the variations.
    There is a difference between appearance and behaviour. Just because a dog looks like a lab, it doesn't mean it behaves like one. As trainers, we work with behaviour, not so much with appearance.

     

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn about the individuals and there are patterns that can emerge in specific geographical locations.
    • Feral dogs are very much dogs that have skill sets that allow them to survive in the wild. It's also an area of rescue that has a large proportion of puppies available for adoption, appealing to families looking for that normal family pet.
    • Learn why these puppies may struggle in a class environment where socialization is about letting puppies play and explore. .
    • Learn how to transition the feral/roaming puppies to life with families. 
    • Avoid the pitfalls of failing to see the bigger picture with these amazing dogs.

    About The Presenter


    Working as an animal behaviour consultant for over a decade, Yvette is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and member of the PPG. She is known for her work as a pet writer, having written for Sun Media (The Londoner), and then as pet writer for the Toronto Star. She is a regular at local schools teaching young children about "asking permission before petting".

    The majority of her experience comes from over a decade working with hundreds of feral and roaming dogs. She has shared her life with three such dogs, all of which became model dog ambassadors in the community. Their abilities ranged from helping children in schools, decoy work and therapy programs. In conjunction with ARF Ontario, they developed strategies to increase successful adoption rates. Yvette is also known for her blog, and the graphics at Awesome Dogs Shareables.


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 80

    Free Member Webinar

    Improving Your Interpersonal Relationships With Clients Through Enhanced Verbal Communication Skills

    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC, CPDT, KPA  - pending




    We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others and has a way of being remembered. Attend this webinar and learn to  identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

    This Interpersonal Skills webinar will help pet professionals  work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. This webinar will also help you identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
    • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power.
    • Understand what is ‘non-verbal communication’ and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships.
    • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation.
    • Identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
    • Understand how seeing the other side can improve skills in influencing other people.
    • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side.
    • Identify ways of sharing one’s opinions constructively.
    • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation.
    • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions.


    About Your 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 Degree and MBA  Oxford Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Technologist
    • 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.



    • Monday, May 04, 2015
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 97


    Learn All About How To Train A MAR Dog

    (Missing Animal Response)

    Free PPG member webinar

    presented by Kat Albrecht

    CEUs

    IAABC - 1.5 CEUs

    CPDT - 1.5 CEUs

    KPA - 1.5 CEUs




    This workshop covers the basics of how to evaluate and train a dog to find lost pets.


    The MAR (Missing Animal Response) field is growing leaps and bounds. More and more professional pet detectives are emerging and many communities are forming teams of volunteers who specifically work to recover lost pets. Yet finding the right dog for the job is critical.


    Whether you’re involved in lost pet recovery work or you’re simply looking to give your dog a new job, this workshop will enable you to prepare you to find the right dog and to move forward into training your dog to find lost pets.



    Webinar Objectives

    • What temperaments and traits are needed in a Missing Animal Response (MAR) Search Dog
    • How to Properly Evaluate a Dog for MAR work
    • How to Select and Train a Target Cat
    • Steps to Train a MAR Cat Detection Dog
    • Steps to Train a MAR Trailing Dog
    • Other MAR Training Opportunities

    About The Presenters



    Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their families. Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training. Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets.

    Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Bark, Woman’s World, and Parade. She gives spiritual seminars on how to find your “life purpose” and is the author of two books: Dog Detectives: Train Your Dog to Find Lost Pets and Pet Tracker: How I Found My Life Purpose as a Pet Detective (Amazon.com only). Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband and her dog Kody.

    - Love of the Water
    - Ability to Swim
    - Basic Foundation Skills
    - Developing a positive association with your board and paddle
    - The use of targeting to aid in balance
    - Training techniques for dry land and water 
    - Safety consideration for both you and your dog
    • Monday, May 11, 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, August 17, 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
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    CEUs


    IAABC 12 CEUs

    CPDT 20 CEUs

    KPA 12 CEUs


    The Fun Way to Build Your Business!



     

    LIMITED PLACES - Grab Your Place In Our Next Program

     

    You benefit immediately from our highly interactive and hands-on business coaching style that will empower you to fly solo as an efficient, effective and PROFITABLE business owner.

    With this 4 month program you will build your business while reducing your stress, creating more time for you and having more fun than you ever imagined!


    How Does the Program Work?

    1.       You receive two one-hour calls every month with Niki Tudge.
    • As part of your interactive live coaching sessions you will get the opportunity to demonstrate and further enhance your business understanding with comprehensive, self-paced assignments. 
    • You will benefit directly from each self-paced assignment as they work towards building your business. 
     
    2.       Using interactive teleconferencing your participation in online meetings (a computer with internet access is required) with other entrepreneurs gives you the opportunity to discuss ‘best practices’ and learn from the experience of others.



    3.       You will never be left on your own.  Ongoing support via email and a specifically designated Facebook Group gives you all of the access, support and assistance you need to make the most out of your program. And to further ensure you get absolutely all of the attention you need, this program is limited to only ten participants
    • Easy monthly payments make this a very affordable program that fits into any business owner’s budget.
     

     

    Monthly Business Bites

    Your typical program syllabus would progress would look something like this:

    First Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – We will look into your existing business, where you think you are and where you want to go. This will be a guided analysis of your current business. Understanding where your business is coming from and how it is contributing to your bottom line is essential to moving your business forward.  

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – We will look at a detailed analysis of your growth across your services and products and determining your true profitability.  Understanding the Balanced Score Card will provide you with a clear picture of your business climate.

    Second Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – Based on what we’ve discovered in the first month we will begin to develop your business strategy.  What strategic direction are you taking and how will you get there? Most business owners either don’t understand their business strategy or don’t have one yet Peter Drucker, renowned business consultant, tells us that ‘Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.’

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – This session and assignment will focus on developing your Key Goals so you know what target you are aiming at and, more importantly, you will know what success looks like.

    Third Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – Now that we know the current state of affairs is with your business and we’ve developed your strategy and key goals we are ready to start establishing the tactics you will use to get from here to there.  We will now understand your ‘Marketing Mix’ and the tools available for you that fit your personality and will therefore be the most effective for your business.

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – Now we are researching, writing and implementing your battle plan.  In this session and related assignments we will build your detailed marketing plan including targets, media, message, cost and the intended return on your invested marketing dollars.

    Fourth Month

    First Monthly Coaching Session – This first session is your ‘Accountability Call –We review what has and hasn’t been done from your marketing plan and we track the impact of these efforts  with an eye to adjusting our tactics, responding to unanticipated results and refocusing our efforts.

    Second Monthly Coaching Session – Congratulations, You’re Flying solo!  Through actually designing and implementing practices into your workplace you will now have the tools and skills to keep your business trajectory on track.

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 100


    Learn About The Genetics of Canine Aggression

    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

    CEUs

    IAABC 1 CEU

    CPDT 1 CEU

    KPA 1 CEU



    Why haven't we found a genetic test yet that will predict aggression in dogs? In this presentation Dr. Jessica will  summarize then current approaches that have been taken to answering this problem and explain the pitfalls that researchers have encountered. Dr.  Jessica will  describe some specific findings in dogs and humans and put them in context to explain their relevance to our understanding of canine aggression in the real world. The webinar will also discuss the  future directions of research in this area and give some hope for future results.

    Webinar Objectives

    • List some approaches to finding a genetic test for aggression
    • Explain why finding a genetic test for aggression is difficult and unlikely to happen soon
    • Describe some specific mechanisms for the interaction of genetics and environment to influence aggression in dogs

    About The Presenter


    Jessica is a veterinarian currently pursuing a PhD in genetics. After eleven years working as a computer programmer, she decided to go back to school to research the causes of behavior problems in dogs. She received her veterinary degree from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, where she also received a Master's degree for her work on stress behaviors in hospitalized dogs. After graduation, she completed a year-long internship specializing in shelter medicine at the University of Florida Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program. She is now enrolled in a PhD program in genetics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her lab studies a group of foxes (often known as the "Siberian silver foxes") which have been bred over many generations to be friendly to humans. Her ultimate goal is to find genetic causes of fearfulness in dogs, to work with behaviorally challenged shelter dogs, and to help people better understand the science behind dog behavior.

    Jessica is a New Englander at heart, but currently lives in Urbana, Illinois with her husband and two dogs (an elderly golden retriever and a fearful collie-retriever mix). You can learn more about her at www.dogzombie.com.

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Webinar
    • 86

    Free Member Webinar

    Learn How To Play Sprinkles TM and The Benefits It Brings To Our Canine Partners

    with Sally Hopkins

    CEUs  IAABC 1 CEU, CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU 


    WHAT IS "SPRINKLES"(TM)?


    Learn all about the game "Sprinkles" Sprinkles is a new dog game that involves using your dogs sense of smell to search and find small food items.Sprinkles is a very simple concept and has many very powerful and amazing results. Sprinkles is not  an instant cure for all behavioral problems, but it is a simple and effective start to help make a change. Join us in this webinar to learn all about Sprinkles,how it is used and the science on why it is effective. 


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to play the dog game "Sprinkles"
    • Understand the benefits of playing "Sprinkles" with your dog
    • Learn how "Sprinkles" builds confidence in your dogs abilities
    • Understand how "Sprinkles" can build strong positive associations for your dog.

    About The Presenter


    Sally Hopkins is the owner of Dog Games UK and the Founder of the game "Sprinkles" trademarked in the UK. Sally is a a Full member of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe, a member of the UK APDT and a member of the Australian APDT.
    Sally Hopkins has always been interested in dogs and has a broad background in most aspects of the canine world. Sally was one of the first group of students to take the two year course (International Dog Training School) taught by world renowned teachers such as Turid Rugaas (Norway), Alan Bauman (USA), John Rogerson and Sheila Harper (UK). 




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