Free Member Webinar
Presented by Amy Sutherland
CEUs: PPAB 1
A lot has changed in the shelter world, from the kind of dogs you'll find in the kennels to how they are cared for, in the past 20 years. If you are new to the shelter world or wanting to get more involved in working with shelter dogs this webinar will lend you a better understanding of the field today. You will learn about
- The kinds of dogs you'll find in a shelter today.
- The obstacles shelters face in finding these dogs homes.
- The newest approaches to some of these obstacles.
- A range of ideas of how you can help shelter dogs.
Amy Sutherland is the author of four books, the most recent being "Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs and the Quest to Find Them All Homes" (Harper Collins). Sutherland is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe and her Modern Love column “What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage,” is one of the New York Times most emailed stories. She lives in Charlestown with her husband, one shelter dog, Walter Joe, and a rescue finch, Rennie.
Presented by Robert Hewings
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5
Canine-scent work is becoming more popular by the day.
“How do we start? Where can we get the equipment from? What scent should we use? How do we introduce a new scent? What are the progressive steps? How do we problem solve?”
These are just a few questions that are asked time and time again, encouraging Rob to share his knowledge and bring in coaching techniques that can help you and your clients.
1. A few mnemonics for scent-work
2. How we can start with Classical or Operant Conditioning
3. How we can apply conceptual learning to our training for development and problem-solving
4. How we can ‘think outside the box’ to help with student development
5. How adult learning can be developed by coaching techniques
Rob Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer, who retired from the Metropolitan Police after his 30 years’ service, 25 of which was as a Police Dog Handler. The final ten years as a full-time trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. He has enhanced this experience with a BSc (Canine Training and Behaviour) MA (Professional Practice Police Dog Training) and is presently engaged Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine disciplines from puppy training through to specialist search (explosives and narcotics), from training the General-Purpose Police Dog onto firearms support (SWAT support dogs).
Rob is the head trainer at the newly established UK College of Scent Detection, and has lectured at Bishop Burton College, (Canine Training and Behaviour). Rob is also involved in research programmes for ‘ambient scent’, enhancing canine learning, and continuing research into scent alert for nightmares and night terrors, particularly within PTSD. He is a board member for Southern Diabetic Retrievers Louisiana USA, where his training programmes and course design are being used for Diabetic Alert Assistance Dogs.
As a qualified Canine Behaviourist Rob knows the importance of a positive training schedule with the dogs he trains and the people he coaches. He wishes to share his love and experience of search training with people and their dogs. Witnessing the enjoyment, enthusiasm and excitement the dogs get from being engaged in the natural process of ‘nose-work’ has been his guilty pleasure for the last 25 years, long may this continue!!
Presented by Tracy Krulik CTC, CSAT
Have you hit a wall trying to help that GSD stop barking, lunging, and growling every time some stranger walks into the house? Do you refer out separation anxiety cases? Are you frustrated by the pace of DSCC? Training fear out of a dog takes a great deal of patience, but the process (ironically) speeds up if you slow down and go at the dog’s pace. When you make a contract with the dog to only push her as fast as she can handle, the recovery process builds more rapidly.
The key is understanding the dog’s fear threshold line and using that to determine when to push ahead. In this webinar, you will learn what threshold is, what it looks like, and how to harness it to improve your skills when helping dogs overcome fears.
Webinar Learning Objectives
(Equine Clicker Training is a 3 Part Webinar Series)
Presented by Alizé Veillard--Muckensturm
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)
This is the second part of a three part webinar series focused on building a strong foundation of clicker training with your horse.
We will start by giving an overview of targeting as a positive reinforcement training technique and then move to real life examples of how it can be used for husbandry behaviours, encourage desired movements, and solve problematic situations. This part of the series includes short videos and photos to inspire everyone to give it a trial.
We will then discuss the tools needed to get started with their own horse by outlining the training steps to teach basic nose targeting.
About Your Presenter
Alizé Veillard--Muckensturm has been a force-free horse trainer since 2014 and is a qualified equine behaviourist from the Natural Animal Centre.
She is the author of the book "Humane, science-based horse training: introduction to learning theory and exercises for everyday handling and fitness".
Presented by Gosia Wozniak
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending)
Are you dreaming of a reliable recall but you've tried everything and nothing is working?
Gosia has a solution for you! During this webinar she will show you how to train a quick recall. Get prepared for tips, guidelines, and instructional videos.
Ms Gosia Wozniak
Gosia is a polish dog trainer and behaviorist. She trains dogs for man-trailing and scent detection but also works with fearful and aggressive dogs. She thinks it is very important to take care of their emotions and uses force-free training methods.
Gosia has also taught her two guinea pigs many tricks but her love will always be for her three Bavarian Mountain Hounds. She uses her hounds to search for missing persons. All of her hounds are from the working line so training recall and obedience is extremely important for the safety of her and her dogs.
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Estimated 36 Hours of Recorded Lectures
Presented by Lori Nanan
CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1
By building a positive conditioned response to a particular implement and following a good desensitization plan, trainers can help even dogs who are fearful about nail care. Even better, trainers can coach owners through the process effectively, giving them the opportunity to create a lifetime of cooperative care.
We'll cover why DS is often necessary and how to walk through the process effectively, by being mindful of body language and working at the dog's pace.
We'll also cover nail and paw anatomy, so that even those most shy about nail care can become comfortable with it!
- Gain an understanding of why nail care can be so difficult for some dogs
- Learn why the +CER building process is so important to the process
- Walk through a desensitization process, and be able to teach clients how to do the same
- Gain an understanding of paw and nail anatomy and why nail maintenance is so important to dogs' health
Presented by Helen Phillips
CEUs: PPAB 1 , CCPDT (pending)
This presentation will take a brief look at some of the games, strategies and techniques used when teaching gundogs with force-free methods and clicker training but is also relevant to anyone who would like to teach their dog or their clients' dogs how to develop good focus and concentration while building a better relationship through play.
• Learn the foundations that enable a dog to develop good focus and concentration, memory skills and techniques to encourage decision making
• Learn how to establish some of the basic foundation behaviours and build a lifelong partnership
• Learn about some of the myths of the gundog world and enable teachers, coaches and instructors to encourage pet owners of gundogs to engage in a variety of activities involving play.
Helen Phillips is the owner of the Clicker Gundog Training Centre in Evesham, Worcestershire, UK. She is also a qualified teacher, has been working dogs in the field for over 30 years, and has been breeding Hungarian vizslas since 1998. As a result, she has extensive understanding of living with and working with hunting dogs. She holds a distinction in Certificate in Canine Training and Behaviour from Warwickshire College, UK, and has taught the same course at two levels for six years. She has also obtained the Learning about Dogs clicker trainers’ competency assessment program (CAP) levels 1, 2 and 3 with distinction and is an active assessor for the scheme. Alongside this she trained with renowned trainer Kay Laurence for many years and has taught a variety of clicker training workshops. Her focus is on promoting the use of positive reinforcement training techniques and strategies within gundog training and field sports in general.
Helen is the author of the popular Clicker Gundog training book, which focuses on learning how to develop a partnership using in-depth reinforcement strategies. Over the last 10 years she has developed, through Clicker Gundog, a range of workshops and seminars to help teach these skills to both the handler and the dog.
Presented by Dr. Jean Dodds
Vaccine -Related Issues Modern vaccine technology has permitted us to protect companion animals effectively against serious infectious diseases. However, the challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is compelling. These reactions reflect the host’s genetic predisposition to react adversely upon receiving the single (monovalent) or multiple antigen “combo” (polyvalent) products given routinely to animals. Animals of certain susceptible breeds or families appear to be at increased risk for severe and lingering adverse reactions to vaccines. Also see www.rabieschallengefund.org, the parallel clinical research studies to determine that rabies vaccines last for at least 6.5 years.
Dr. Jean Dodds
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.
PPG Florida Members - A Full Day of Presentations, Networking &
Calling all Florida PPG Members. Join us for a fun day of networking, education and fun competitions on September 16th, 2018.
September 15th Group Dinner
For those of you who would like to arrive on Saturday evening and join the group for dinner, please let us know at registration so we can make a reservation at a local restaurant.
September 16th - A Full Day of Fun –
Hosted at The DogSmith Training Center and PPG HQ
A Day of Education & Fun
9:00 am - Niki Tudge Kicks off Proceedings
9:30 a.m. Improve Your Client Coaching and Individual Effectiveness with Niki Tudge
10:30 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Join a group and enjoy a training session to prepare you for an afternoon of fun competitions. A One Hour ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility Session (if you choose to attend without a dog then you can help with coordinating and judging of the event).
12:30 p.m. Lunch - order through our order form or bring your own.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. How play therapy can help with epigenetic changes in puppies with Dr. Lynn Honeckman.
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Joy - the Ultimate Incompatible: Making Emotional Learning Work for You with Angelica Steinker
3:30 Afternoon Break
4:00 p.m. The Fun Begins - For the competitive amongst you, it's now time to show off your skills in this FUN, Niki Tudge version of ‘Just-4-Fun’ Agility competition.
5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Wrap up