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    • Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
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    with Jennifer Shryock

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


    Listen to this great presentation from Jennifer Shryock from Family Paws on Inclusion. Available in three languages, English, French and Dutch.

    Inclusion of Family Dogs For Success, Building - Dog, Child Bonds. This presentation includes valuable tips for pet professionals and will help you in your private training consultations.



    There is also a bonus presentation included called "Introducing Your Dog To The New Baby"

    Bringing home a newborn baby is exciting and challenging all in one. When you add the dynamics of family dogs to the mix there must be preparation and proper supervision in place for everyone to be successful. This video offers tips and solutions to help you and your family dog adjust to life with your newborn safely and comfortably.

    About The Presenter


    Jennifer is the founder of Family Paws Parent Education Through their two national programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™, they help families with dogs nurture safe, happy relationships among all family members, human and canine.



    • Saturday, July 28, 2012
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, December 30, 2018
    • (EST)
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    With Joan Orr

     CEUs: KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5 PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5



    Join Joan Orr for this 90 minute webinar. Joan will talk about how to teach kids to be safe around dogs. This talk will cover the key information that kids need and how to get the points across in an fun and efficient way without causing fear.

    Joan will introduce the Be a Tree Dog Bite Prevention Program. This is a fun and popular program that focuses on reading dog body language and on positive messages for kids with respect to behavior around dogs. You will learn how you can use the Be a Tree program to promote your business while educating in your community.

    Pet Professional Guild  Members have access to discounted programs with Doggone Safe. Check the membership benefit page to learn more.

     

    Presenter Information

     

    Joan Orr is a member of The Pet Professional Guild Special Council. Joan is  a scientist and internationally recognized clicker trainer. She was a member of the Karen Pryor Clicker training Clicker Expo Faculty (2003-2011) and content creator and advisor to the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.



    • Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, January 26, 2018
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
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    with  Angelica Steinker

    CEUs: CPDT 1.5 CEUs, IAABC 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs, PPAB 1



    Join Angelica Steinker, M.Ed, CAP2, CDBC, PDBC, NADOI- Certified, to explore and investigate the power of Antecedent Control Procedures in Behavior Change Programs. This webinar focuses on canine reactivity to people and other moving targets. The webinar works through actual scenarios to help you understand the methodology.



    Learning Objectives


    1. Learn a behavior modification process that has been successful and is effective in modifying dog-human, dog-dog and other dangerous behaviors.
    2. Learn how to customize this recipe for each individual client case.
    3. Learn how to avoid potential problems during this process.


    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.




    • Sunday, October 21, 2012
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
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    Free Member Webinar
    Presented by Diane Garrod
    CEU'sCCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1 



    Join Diane Garrod to explore the basics of her new and exciting program, The Canine Emotional Detox - The Missing Link. Diane will share general information with us regarding this program,who, what, why, when, how and where, with research references and case studies. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. What is a canine emotional detox?
    2. How does it work?
    3. What does it accomplish and why?
    4. A review of case studies
    5. What the research says


    About The Presenter

    Diane is the owner of Canine Transformations Learning Center

    Diane is a Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner, Dog Scouts of America Troop Leader, Canine Life and Social Skills Instructor (C.L.A.S.S.), Treibball Instructor and an expert in dog challenges (aggression, high level reactivity, sound sensitivities, separation anxiety and more).

    Diane has a Bachelor of Science Communication, minor Journalism and is the Helium Dog Care and Health Channel Manager and Helium Bird Channel Manager. Diane is also a Founding Member of PPG and a Steering Committee member. Diane actively participates in the PPG Ethics Committee and is the Committee Chair for the PPG Member Services, Products and Programs committee.

    • Sunday, January 20, 2013
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 2:30 PM (EST)
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    with Angelica Steinker



    CEUs: IAABC 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1



    Join Angelica Steinker for this fun and interesting webinar on how to incorporate games into your group classes.
    Learn how to retain your group clients by making group classes fun for dogs and students. A 45 minute webinar and a FREE Group Game Handout.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Learn how to make group classes fun for both you and your clients
    2. Understand how games can act as distractions and help with the proofing and generalization process
    3. Differentiate between games that are suitable for beginners and how they can easily be modified for more advanced students.

    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.

    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 National Dog Obedience Instructors and the International Institute of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and she serves on the Advisory Board and instructs at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and is also a CASI graduate. 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.

    • Wednesday, February 06, 2013
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
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    What is Shaping and Why Use Shaping

    with Joan Orr



    Watch this short video that illustrates the power of Clicker Training

    Learn all about shaping, the least invasive and aversive way to acquire new behaviors.

    Listen to this great presentation from Joan Orr on Shaping. There will be lots of videos (cats, rabbit and dogs) to watch and learn from.    This webinar will cover the basics of shaping using a lecture and many videos to illustrate the process.

     Joan will discuss the  following topics:

     

    •     What is shaping?
    •     Why use shaping?
    •     The shaping rules.
    •     How to set up for success.
    •     Human skills required.
    •     Animal skills required.
    •     Fun with shaping

     

    About The Presenter

     Joan Orr. M.S.c

    Joan Orr is a member of The Pet Professional Guild Special Council. Joan is  a scientist and internationally recognized clicker trainer. She was a member of the Karen Pryor Clicker training Clicker Expo Faculty (2003-2011) and content creator and advisor to the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.

    CEU's

    IAABC-  1

    CCPDT - 1

    KPA - 1

     




    • Thursday, April 04, 2013
    • 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    Evaluating Applied Training Principles with Chirag Patel



    Join Chirag Patel for this live webinar. Chirag will present on the important topic of applied training principles and the mechanics of teaching animals. Learn what hoofs, flippers and feathers can teach us about dog training.

     Learning Objectives

     

    1. Learn to evaluate training principles and the mechanics of teaching animals.
    2. Understand the principles of training across different species and how they apply when working with dogs
    3.  Learn how working with other species can shape the way you work with dogs.
     

     

    About the presenter

     

    Chirag Patel PG Cert (CAB), BSc (Hons), DipCABT.

    Chirag is passionate about animals. He teaches pet owners and pets. Chirag gives seminars internationally and writes for popular dog magazines and blogs.

    Chirag has a BSc (Hons) in veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London as well as a post graduate certificate at the University of Lincoln in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Chirag studied under Professor Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, veterinary behaviourists.

    Chirag has trained many different animals including dogs, cats and chickens. Chirag took clicker trained chickens and performed in front of Simon Cowell and the other judges on Britain's Got Talent in 2012. Chirag has also worked with Marmoset monkeys, raccoons, ponies, rats, degus, parrots and fish.

     

    Chirag currently lives with an African Grey Parrot, a Green Wing Macaw Parrot, a Kelpie, a German Shepherd and his goldfish. Chirag is also very interested in incorporating TAGteach (teaching with acoustical guidance) when teaching people and recently completed a course to become certified with Theresa Mckeon, Founder of TAGteach. Y

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs

    CCPDT 1.5 CEUs

    KPA 1.5 CEUs

     

     

    • Thursday, April 04, 2013
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 3:12 AM
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    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Niki Tudge



    An introduction to empowerment training and how to recognize dis-empowerment, learned helplessness and response depression.

    Learning Objectives:

     1. What is empowerment training.

     2. The strategy for implementing empowerment training.

     3. The tactics for implementing empowerment training


    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

    • Thursday, August 08, 2013
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
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    Approved Continuing Educational Units

    PPAB, 5. CCPDT, 4.5. IAABC, 2. NADOI - Certificate of Attendance


    Presented by Angelica Steinker


    Earn Your DN-FSG 


    Dog’s have an amazing natural scenting ability.  Offering "Fun Scent Games" group classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty and support the needs of your pet owning community. Group classes  help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, the what, how and why of operating a successful group class curriculum supported by your DogNostics faculty members.

    A 2-Hour webinar certification program covering;

    • Canine Olfaction history and scientific facts
    • The training environment, philosophy and methodology
    • Effects of air current
    • Scent contamination
    • Detection thresholds
    • ORN’s
    • Olfaction streamlines
    • Scent discrimination
    • Canine scent capability
    • Target odors and individual scents
    • Scent amounts & fringing
    • Appropriate training equipment & handling
    • How to play, building criteria and areas of reinforcement
    • Reading dogs during the "find"
    • Recommended course curriculum

    Program Certification

    1. Attend the webinar 

    2. Successful completion of an open-book on-line test 

    3. The submission of 6 short 30 second videos to demonstrate your mechanical competency in the key scent dog training skills


    Angelica Steinker, CAP2, CDBC, PDBC. 

    DogNostics Co-Founder & Faculty Member specializing in Dog Behavior Consulting, Dog Sports, Dog Aggression and Learning Theory.

    Angelica is a published author in the field of behavior 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. Angelica sees agility and other dog sports are a barometer of a dog's life enabling her to assess the dog's quality of life and leveraging dog sport behaviors to make necessary shifts to ultimately bring more joy and fun to dog and owners lives. 

    She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild  and a founding member of this cutting edge association for science-based trainers and animal professionals. Angelica is the Director of Training for the national licensing group The DogSmith.



    • Monday, August 26, 2013
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Thursday, December 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (MST)
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     with Dianna Stearns

    CEUs

    IAABC 1, KPA 1, CCPDT 1 


    Join Dianna Stearns for an exciting introduction into the dog sport of Treibball. Dianna is uniquely qualified to present this webinar as the President of the American Treibball Association.




    Webinar Objectives

    1.    An introduction to the all-positive sport of Treibball
    2.    The history of Treibball
    3.    The game rules and structure of Treibball
    4.    The best mechanics for teaching Treibball
    5.    Much more, lots of  fun and informative tips

     

    About The Presenter

    Dianna Stearns MA,CPDT-KA,CDBC,CATT

    Dianna Stearns owns Waggin’s West Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC in Northglenn, Colorado. Waggin’s West believes that the growing sport of Treibball provides dog owners a great opportunity to communicate and play with their dogs, and developed the original clicker training curriculum to be licensed exclusively for use by the American Treibball Association.

    A professional dog trainer for 9 years, Dianna holds national certifications from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2003) and from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (2007), for which she was a founding member. Dianna is also a mentor for students of the Animal Behavior College. She serves as a trainer and behavior consultant to three breed rescue organizations.

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
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    Presented by Angelica Steiner

    CEU's CPDT 1, CDBC 1, IAABC 1 KPA 1


     

    Join Angelica Steinker, M.Ed, CAP2, CDBC, PDBC, Certified NADOI

    Learn why Clients, and other trainers, routinely follow harmful instructions in their training practices because an “authority figure” is issuing those instructions

    This presentation will seek answers by reviewing and evaluating research and finding solutions on how we can change the face of the animal training industry

    Learn about the dark side of human nature and learn how to embrace and bring light to each other, our training community and the training industry.

    The Key Concepts

    • Understand what destructive obedience is
    • Understand the concept of “The Authority Figure”
    • The effects of labeling
    • What is objectification
    • What is social role designation?
    • Review human experimental studies
    • What is moral justification
    • How are these concepts relevant to our dog training industry
    • Become part of the solution

    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 National Dog Obedience Instructors and the International Institute of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and she serves on the Advisory Board and instructs at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and is also a CASI graduate. 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.


    • Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
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    Presented by Jean Donaldson

    CEUs: CPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5 



    This 90 minute recorded presentation will provide an overview of how to recognize Negative Reinforcement and how to follow the science through training protocols and procedures professional trainers use.


    Learning Objectives:

    This presentation will provide

    • An overview of Negative Reinforcement
    • How to recognize when Negative Reinforcement is at work
    • The Pitfalls of Negative Reinforcement.


    About the Presenter


    Jean Donaldson is the principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which she founded in 1999. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning full time to pet dog training in 1990.

    • Monday, October 21, 2013
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
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    Change Unwanted Cat Behaviors. Does Punishment Work? What are Effective Alternatives?

    with Marilyn Krieger



    Join Marilyn Krieger for this exciting webinar on cat behavior. Many people resort to squirt bottles, cans that hiss, mats that shock, yelling, force and (positive) punishment in their efforts to stop unwanted cat behaviors.

    Participants will learn whether these techniques work to change unacceptable behaviors and the common side effects of them. They will also learn effective, force-free methods for behavior change. In addition, the webinar will cover implementing these techniques to change 2-3 common cat behavior challenges.


    Course Information


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Side effects/consequences of using aversives and/or force to change unwanted cat behaviors
    2. Effective alternative techniques for changing behaviors that do not include aversives and positive punishment
    3. Details for modifying 2-3 specific and common behavior problems using force-free techniques

    About The Presenter


    Certified Cat Behavior Consultant MA, BA
    Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and owner of The Cat Coach, LLC®

    Marilyn solves cat behavior problems nationally and internationally through on-site, phone and Skype consultations. Marilyn, an award-winning author, also writes articles on cat behavior for Catster and the monthly behavior columns for Cat Fancy Magazine. Her book, Naughty No More! focuses on changing unwanted cat behaviors through clicker training, environmental management and other force-free methods.

    In addition to consulting and writing, Marilyn teaches classes and lectures nationally on cat behavior. She frequently guests on television and radio programs, providing valuable insights on cat behavior. She was featured on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 and recently was the cat behavior advisor for a show aired on National Geographic.



    CEU's Pending

    IAABC 1 CEU

    CCPDT 1 CEU

    KPA 1 CEU


    • Friday, November 08, 2013
    • 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
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    With Jennifer Shryock




    CEU's

    PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1



    This webinar is intended to offer detailed insight to some of the most frequent challenges that lead to dog bites in homes with newly crawling babies & toddlers. It is intended to enhance dog professionals skills when encountering dog and baby related situations. We will use photos and video along with discussion for our educational tools

    Learning Objectives

    1. Attendees will be able to identify a "grumble zone" and "growl zone" in homes. 

    2. Participants will be able to list 3 common challenges for dogs and toddler dynamics

    3. Attendees will be able to predict potential challenges due to proximity awareness


    About The Presenter

    Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), owner of Family Paws™ LLC in Cary, NC and holds a degree in Special Education.   A recognized expert on child-dog interactions and safety, Jennifer has written and spoken extensively about these topics. Her two programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™ have been featured in national media from The Wall Street Journal to TV and radio.

    • Friday, December 13, 2013
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
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    Learn How To Use Positive Training In The World Of Showing Dogs

    with Vicki Ronchette


    CEU's CCPDT 1 CEU, IAABC 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU

    Join Vicki Ronchette and learn about using positive reinforcement methods to train show dogs! You will learn what a show dog needs to know and get an introduction on how to train those behaviors. We will also discuss how to problem solve show ring behaviors and look for solutions.


    Learning Objectives

    1. What a show dog needs to know

    2. How dog shows work

    3. Breaking down the show ring behaviors

    4. Methods used to train those behaviors

    5. Problem solving show ring issues

    About The Presenter

     

    Vicki has lived with dogs her whole life. Vicki began working with animals professionally in 1985 when she received a certificate in Veterinary Assisting while still in high school. She began focusing on training dogs just a couple of years later when she became an assistant trainer after she began training and competing in obedience with her own dogs. In the 90′s, Vicki offered dog training classes through Heads or Tails Pet Grooming, the grooming salon she owned and operated for 8 years. While Vicki has been training dogs since the late 80′s, Braveheart Dog Training was founded in 2003 and celebrates 10 years in business this year!

    Vicki is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs – Building a Relationship for Success to help people learn more about using positive methods to work with show dogs. Vicki also has a DVD available to help people learn more about using positive methods when working with show dogs.


    • Thursday, January 16, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Recorded
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    Presented by Malena DeMartini-Price

    CEU's

    CPDT 1, IAABC 2, KPA 1

     

    This webinar is about understanding separation anxiety and the various facets of its treatment ‐ from client support to protocols, technology and a bit about medication. Separation Anxiety is a  behavior disorder that for so long has plagued trainers, behaviorists, owners and veterinarians as being truly problematic in treatment and often unfixable.

    Through this webinar Malena would like you to become less afraid to take on these cases because they are quite treatable and the owners of these dogs truly need your help. The treatment is not complex; it is simply in the details that we have often failed to get the exact order of things correct to get the results needed.

    Learning Objectives

    • To learn how to effectively counsel and motivate separation anxiety clients and keep them committed 
    • To understand how to create an effective separation anxiety protocol for maximum efficiency 
    • To have a view into the very important technology and tools that are so useful in accelerating separation anxiety training 
    • To have a brushstroke look at the holistic supplements and medications that can be useful in separation anxiety treatment

    About The Presenter


    Malena DeMartini- price, CTC, is a San Francisco SPCA Academy honors graduate with well over

     10 years’ experience. During Malenas career she has worked with several hundred separation anxiety cases. As a trainer who exclusively handles separation anxiety cases in her practice she has found numerous creative solutions for a disorder that often baffles owners and trainers alike. 

    Malena’s particular strength lies in reading the subtleties of dog body language and guiding owners patiently and with great enthusiasm through the gentle process of healing their dogs. Using web technology, Malena counsels clients all over the country and even has a few international clients, giving her an unusually keen view of different types of separation anxiety scenarios.  

    Malena has written for several publications and has given her seminar Fixing the Unfixable nationwide. She is currently in the editing phase with her publisher on her book that is focused on helping trainers to work with this disorder.  

    Malena is the owner of Ain’t Misbehavin’ in Northern California where she lives with her husband Kevin, also a certified trainer, and her two rescue dogs Leia and Tini.

    • Thursday, January 23, 2014
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    • 8:00 PM (EST)
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    Free Member Webinar


    CEUs: PPAB 1, CPDT 1,  IAABC 1,  KPA 1 


    Join Emily Cassell for this webinar on clicker training small animals. 

    Working with small animals is a fun and challenging experience for any trainer! Working with members of another species can only enhance your ability to work with dogs (or whatever your species of choice is)! Small animals are cute and lovable, but can be difficult to work with due to their frequent, instinctual fear responses. This webinar covers everything from how to properly house and feed your small pet to training advanced husbandry behaviors! While we all know the only way to change our dog's behavior is by changing our own, it is more difficult to determine how a small animal such as a rabbit is reading your body language and actions! Enjoy this learning experience and take lessons from a guinea pig to your next behavior consult with a fearful dog, cat, horse, or bird!


    Learning Objectives

    An Overview of working with small animals

    -Nutrition

    -Housing

    -Enrichment/Mental Stimulation

    -Differences between working with dogs and small pets

    -Handling

    -Building relationships

    -Body language/communication

    -Working multiple animals

    -Overcoming fear

    -Training husbandry and cooperative behaviors

    -And more!!


    About The Presenter

    Emily Cassell graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Animal Science specializing in Equines and a minor in Agribusiness Management. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and STAR puppy instructor, as well as the owner of Phins with Fur Animal Training. In addition to being a full member of the PPG, she is also a member of the International Marine Animal Trainer Association and currently works as a zookeeper and educator at Busch Gardens Tampa. She has experience working with various species including manatees, dolphins, pelicans, otters, orangutans, and tigers, as well as domesticated pets such as dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, fish, and rodents.


    • Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Sunday, December 31, 2017
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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     Dog Park Etiquette and Safety

    with Carol Byrnes


    Join Carol Byrnes CPDT-KA author of "The What is My Dog Saying" PowerPoint CD series.

    Carol will be sharing her  extensive knowledge of dog behavior. 

    Carol will discuss and share with us critical information about how are dogs communicate so as professionals we understand more about "what our dog is saying"!

    Learning Objectives

    1. Learn the pros and cons of dog parks. 
    2. Understand proper and safe dog behavior and red flags to watch for to keep your dog safe at the dog park.
    3. What to do if things go wrong.

    About Carol Byrnes

    Carol is a CPDT-KA, NADOI Certified and a Charter Member of the Pet Professional Guild. Carol owns and operates Diamonds In The RUFF with her business partner and husband Dana Byrnes. Carol is a well known and highly respected dog trainer both with her clients and amongst industry professionals.  

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU
    CCPDT 1 CEU
    KPA  1 CEU


    • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
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    Recorded PPG Webinar

    Over Threshold: The Changing Definition



    Join Eileen Anderson for this thought provoking webinar. 

    Something has happened to the word “threshold.” Surprisingly, the way the term is used in the force free dog training community is comparatively new. The general consensus is that the term “over threshold” refers to a dog that has been adversely affected by a stimulus and demonstrating that by overt behavior. However, this usage differs from the original definition of “threshold" as used in the discipline of psychology. The discrepancy between the usages contributes to some confusion in the training community. 


    The webinar will cover several different usages of the word “threshold” as applied to the senses, emotions, and behavior of dogs, and how different methods of training and conditioning dogs with behavior problems fit with regard to these various tipping points. 

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    1. To understand the psychological and physiological definitions of the term “threshold.”

    2. To review the usage of the term “over threshold” in the dog training community.

    3. To learn about the physiological “fight or flight” response.

    4. To understand the definition of “aversive” and its implications when dealing with fear responses.

    5. To see where the different protocols for dealing with fear and aggression in dogs fit with the varied meanings of “threshold.”


    About The Presenter


    Eileen Anderson, BM, MM, MS

    Eileen is a passionate amateur dog trainer who writes about learning theory, her life with three dogs, and force free training in her blog and other publications. She brings a science background, critical thinking skills, and teaching experience to her writing, with a focus on making training accessible and learning theory comprehensible to pet owners. 


    Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, a network administrator, taught remedial college math, and trained all levels of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a lifelong passion for making technology accessible to women, people with low literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She is now channeling that same urge to translate, explain, and make concepts comprehensible into the subjects of humane treatment of dogs and joyful companionship between dogs and people. 


    She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance, and a master’s degree in engineering science. She received the Certificate of Excellence for completion of Susan Friedman’s professional course, Living and Learning with Animals, in 2012. She lives in the mid-Southern U.S. and works at a non-profit that helps impoverished women access medical care. 


    She blogs at Eileen and Dogs, Click here .

    CEU's

    CPDT 1 CEU 

    KPA 1 CEU

    IAABC 1 CEU

    • Thursday, March 27, 2014
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • 10:30 AM (PDT)
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    With Jean Donaldson

    CEU: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5,  KPA 1.5

    This 90 minute webinar will be a discussion on the Development of Standard Operating Procedures in Pet Dog Training.

    Dog training is unlicensed and unregulated, without consumer protection, standards of care or minimum educational requirements. This landscape has fostered a bewildering array of methods as well as frank quackery, the equivalent to veterinarians self-teaching via popular books, seminars and TV shows, and then developing their own “patented” and wildly divergent ways to do basic procedures such as spays, neuters (including on kitchen tables with unsterilized butter knives) and IM injections.

    A symptom of this is the seeking of trainers stumped by basic behavior mod challenges of “out of the box” solutions. This webinar will propose that there is not much of a box to think out of in dog training. There are no standard operating procedures for teaching basic obedience, no standardized protocols for resolving common behavior problems such as house-soiling, barking, fear and aggression, no referral thresholds, no diagnostic criteria, no specific consumer protection in the event of gross misconduct or incompetence.

    This Wild West make-up-your-own-method has resulted in pushes by better developed professions, such as veterinarians, to remove the rights of dog trainers to do any diagnostic work or behavior modification. However, given the scarcity of credentialed veterinary behaviorists, the time and educational constraints of general practice veterinarians, and the massive demand for behavior services, properly trained dog trainers can be the cornerstone of the solution.


    Presenter Information: Jean Donaldson


    Jean Donaldson is the founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers, and its principle instructor. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Your Dog Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning to pet dog training in 1990.

    The Academy has over five hundred graduates practicing dog training and behavior counseling in most states in the US and 25 countries world-wide. Jean lives in the Bay area with her dog, Buffy, adopted from SF/SPCA in 2002. When she is not working, she is an ardent baseball fan and student of evolutionary biology.

    • Monday, April 14, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    With Daniela Cardillo




    Trainers worldwide find that pulling on leash is one of the most common issues for dog owners. Daniela will discuss in this webinar what she believes are the three main reasons for this and how to solve these problem.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Prepare the handler and the dog for the session
    • Explain the concept and the goal of the program
    • Recognize and analyze critical points
    • Breakdown the learning process
    • Plan a training session
    • Measure the progress

    About The Presenter


    Daniela is a Professional dog trainer and animal trainer. Daniela is a regular speaker in dog related conferences and courses and is a member of the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog team since 2010. Daniela is also a
    Member of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (EPDT) and carries a certification CAP2   (Competency in Clicker Training by Kay Laurence - UK). Daniela is also a Member of The Pet Professional Guild and a presenter for the "Be a Tree" program promoted by Doggonesafe


     


    • Thursday, May 22, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (PDT)
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    With Kathy Sdao
    CEU's CPDT 1.5 CEUs, IAABC  1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs




    Join Kathy Sdao for this webinar on the seduction of Shock. Though you may refuse to ever use shock as a dog-training tool, some of your potential clients have used it (especially in the United States). And some will want to continue using it, in lieu of your suggestions of positive-reinforcement alternatives or possibly in addition to them.

    Each of us dog-care professionals must decide how to respond to this dilemma. In doing so, it’s beneficial to understand the unique power that shock has to damage the psychological well-being of the animals in our care and also to deceive its users regarding its efficacy. We’ll examine a few of the complexities of this emotional and crucial issue.

    About The Presenter

    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.



    • Monday, June 09, 2014
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar

     with Kat Albrecht


    This workshop covers the basics of lost dog behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering lost dogs and skittish, hard-to-catch dogs. If you own a dog or have clients who own a dog, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours after a dog has become lost.


    Learning Objectives:

    • The first critical steps to take when a dog has vanished
    • How and when to hire a “pet detective” with a trained tracking dog
    • How to “tag” a car with lost dog information
    • How to conduct an “Intersection Alert” to mass market a lost dog
    • How to avoid “Inattention Blindness” when creating lost dog posters

    About The Presenter

    Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. 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 recently 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, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.


    • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 17, 2018
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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     Free Recorded Member Webinar

    with Kat Albrecht

    CEU: CCPDT 1 CEU, IAABC 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU


    This workshop covers the basics of lost cat behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering outside access cats that have vanished as well as indoor-only cats that have escaped outside. 

    If you own a cat or have clients who own a cat, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours of a cat vanishing.


    Learning Objectives:

    • The investigative question to ask when an outside cat vanishes
    • The investigative question to ask when an indoor-only cat escapes outside
    • The first critical steps to take when a cat has vanished
    • How to use “House As Trap” to recover a displaced cat


    About The Presenter

    Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. 

    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 recently 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, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.



     


    • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented Lisa Waggoner

    CEUs

    CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5, PPAB 1.5


    Webinar Description

    Spend one and a half  hours  with Lisa looking at dog body language. On this webinar you will learn

    1. The nuances of ritualization
    2. Dog body language and stress signals
    3. Signs of stress/appeasement/deference signals
    4. Fear signals
    5. Play signals
    6. Early warning signals

    Understanding and being able to accurately read a dog's body language helps us set the dog up for success in any environment and can help prevent our, the professional,  putting the dog into situations for which they're not ready.

    Presenter Bio

    Lisa Lyle Wag­goner is a Cer­ti­fied Pro­fes­sional Dog Trainer, a Pat Miller Cer­ti­fied Trainer-Level 2, a Pat Miller Level 1 Canine Behavior & Training Academy Instructor, a dog∗tec Cer­ti­fied Dog Walker/Instructor, and a pro­fes­sional mem­ber of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Dog Train­ers (APDT) and a Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild.

     

    Lisa has many years of expe­ri­ence train­ing dogs of all types and ages. A pas­sion­ate advo­cate for humane, science-based dog train­ing, Lisa has stud­ied ani­mal behav­ior and the lat­est train­ing tech­niques through­out her career with dogs undefined and she devotes a min­i­mum of 40 hours a year to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion.


    • Monday, July 14, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, July 15, 2019
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Morality in Animals? A Primatologist's View

    with Dr. Proctor

    CEUs

    CCPDT - 0.75 Behavior Consultation & 0.75 Training

    IAABC 1.5 CEU

    KPA 1.5 CEU

    NADOI

    Learn and discuss with Dr. Proctor whether nonhuman animals have morals. This is a fascinating topic and a great discussion.







    Webinar Overview


    Join Dr. Darby Proctor, a primatologist who has spent a decade working with nonhuman primates, to  discuss the current research on behaviors that may indicate something like a sense of morality in nonhuman species.

    While the focus will be on primates, dogs, rats and other species will also be discussed.

    Topics discussed will include empathy, helping, cooperation and more.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about the current research on moral-seeming behaviors in animals.
    • Explore the evidence for empathy.
    • Learn about research with nonhuman primate as well as more familiar species

    The Presenter

    Dr. Proctor is currently a postdoctoral fellow in research and science teaching at Emory University. Her current work focuses on decision-making in chimpanzees.
    PhD - 2012 - Animal Behavior, Georgia State University

    Dr Proctors selected publications:

    D. Proctor, R.A. Williamson, R.A. Latzman, and S.F. Brosnan. Gambling primates: Reactions to a modified iowa gambling task in humans, chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition, 2014.

    D. Proctor, R.A. Williamson, F.B.M. de Waal, and S.F. Brosnan. Chimpanzees play the ultimatum game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(6):2070–2075, 2013.

    M.W. Campbell, J.D. Carter, D. Proctor, M. L. Eisenberg, and F.B.M. de Waal. Computer animations stimulate contagious yawning in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1676):4255–4259, 2009.


    • Monday, July 21, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • Friday, June 28, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    BOOM  - Puppies & Noise. Learn How To Introduce Puppies To Noise

     presented by Helen Nicholls


    Fireworks and thunderstorm season is rapidly approaching and for new puppy owners it can come as a  surprise when their furry family member suddenly gets scared during a storm. Other  puppy owners are unaware that sound phobias can develop and take their puppies with them to loud and noisy celebrations, only to  discover their puppy is frightened and not able to cope.  In this informational webinar Helen will  cover what pet professionals can recommend to pet parents of dogs that are showing signs of stress during storms or fireworks. Helen will also give great tips on how to prevent sound phobias from developing or becoming worse.


    Presenter Information

    Helen Nicholls, CPDT-KSA, CDBC.

    Helen Nicholls is the owner and operator of No Monkey Business Dog Training. Based in Concord New Hampshire, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT). Helen has been training dogs for over 6 years. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals and is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. Helen is also the Assistant Director to Family Paws Programs and a licensed Dogs and Storks presenter, a licensed Dog and Baby Connections presenter, and a certified AKC evaluator.

    CEU
    CDPT 1 CEU
    IAABC 1 CEU
    KPA 1 CEU
    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Victoria Fogel

    CEU's: CPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1


    Join Victoria for a one hour webinar on teaching animals to communicate through pictures. This webinar will describe and outline the training process for teaching animals, specifically dogs, how to start communicating their wants and needs through a picture exchange communication system. This is a fascinating topic and you will be amazed by the process and the results


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to  define the picture exchange communication.
    • Understand and be-able to  explain why and when you  would use picture exchange communication with animals.
    • Understand the 7 steps in the training process.
    • Understand all considerations in using a picture exchange communication system with animals.

    Presenter Bio

    Victoria Fogel is a consultant for the Statewide Autism Resources and Training program through Grand Valley State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida in 2009.  Victoria has been a scientist practitioner since 2002 working with individuals diagnosed with autism in the home and school setting in California, children and caregivers in the Florida welfare system, and staff and students in the ABA Master’s Program and recreational center setting at the University of South Florida. Currently, she is developing, evaluating, and teaching undergraduate courses in applied behavior analysis; conducting research in the area of exercise and academic behavior; and working as a private contractor. Victoria is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified TAG teacher. She is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International and the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis.  Victoria has presented at numerous conferences, published in several peer-reviewed journals, and been a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

    • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, September 18, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
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    presented by Jennifer Titus

    CEUs: CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5, PPAB 1.5

    Join Jennifer for this 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 ca

    nine clients. Jen is a caring, fun-loving and positive per

    son. 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.

    • Monday, October 13, 2014
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A Free PPG Member Webinar

    Presented by Jan Casey

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1


    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.

    • Monday, October 20, 2014
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    With Lori Stevens

    You will learn two TTouch wraps and two TTouch bodywork techniques.

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs

    For many of us TTouch is something we may have heard about or not. You may have read some articles or seen others using it in their force-free practices. Here is a great opportunity to learn more in a risk free and affordable manner.  Lori Stevens is a popular presenter and a wonderful advocate for force-free training methods. Her passion and knowledge are obvious as she presents on this topic

    Join Lori  for this webinar where she will highlight  Tellington TTouch® Training. You will soon understand why you don't want to leave it out of your force-free toolkit.

     




    Lori will provide an overview of Tellington TTouch Training and its many benefits. She will demonstrate two introductory bodywork techniques and two TTouch wraps. By the end of the webinar you will   be able to do these wraps with your own dog. Lori will also provide an overview and benefits of slow movement, TTouch techniques for walking your dog on a leash without pulling, and will discuss  the importance of harness fit and how this applies to these exercises.


    Workshop Objectives


    By the end of this webinar you will understand:


      • What TTouch is
      • The benefits of TTouch
      • How to do two TTouch bodywork techniques
      • How to do two TTouch wraps
      • You will understand the concept of introducing slow movement

    About The Presenter

    Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. She uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals. She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. Lori has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos and teaches workshops worldwide. See more at SeattleTTouch.com



    • Thursday, November 06, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, November 06, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presentation by Lisa & Brad Waggoner

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



     

    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.
    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
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    Play Is Incompatible with Fear, Anxiety or Aggression.

    Learn How to Incorporate Fun Safe & Educational Play Into Your Behavior Programs & Training Sessions

    with Angelica Steinker

    CEUs 

    IAABC 2 CEUs
    CPDT 2 CEUs
    KPA 2 CEUs


    Registrants will receive recordings of both sessions.

    1. Do you know how to teach others to play with their dogs?
    2. Do you know how to initiate and create great play behaviors?
    3. Did you know that behavior that occurs naturally in the play process is very easily trained and brought under stimulus control? 



    Understanding and using play skills and games are very important for dog trainers and behavior professionals. After all play is incompatible with fear and anger and anxiety!

    Understanding how to teach dogs to play, whether it be with food, toys or neither has a role in our practices.

    Join Angelica Steinker for this important, simplistic yet grossly misunderstood topic on how to acquire cool play behaviors in pet dogs and how to teach pet owners to engage in play activities with their pets. All dogs can learn to tug, fetch, throw and an assortment of other play activities when the correct training protocols are utilized.


    Workshop Objectives

    • Learn how to teach basic play activities like fetch and tug.
    • Understand how to play games using food.
    • Understand how to play games with toys
    • Understand how you can play games with your dog when there is no food or toys at hand.
    • Learn how to understand if your dog is play motivated and when they are motivated know how to maintain that motivation
    • Learn how to create motivation so your dog wants to engage in play sessions with you
    • Learn how to use emotional contagion to build great play behaviors in dogs

    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 License and the co-founder of DogNostics Career College.

    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.



    • Monday, December 15, 2014
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 11:30 AM (PST)
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    Presented by Lori Stevens
    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5


    This webinar will cover at least one case study.

    Lori will provide an overview of fear in dogs, including at least one case study. She will discuss how to recognize fear, what to do when you see it, and how to change the fear response over time. By the end of the webinar you will have tools to help change a  dog's fear response.


    Objectives

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

      • Be able to recognize fear in dogs
      • Know what to do when your dog shows fear
      • Have techniques for working with fearful dogs

    About The Presenter

    Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. She uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals.

    Lori is  also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. Lori has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos and teaches workshops worldwide. See more at SeattleTTouch.com

    • Monday, January 19, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 9:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Barb Levenson

    CEUs

    PPAB 1,  IAABC 1 CPDT 1 KPA 1 



    Learn how to teach your dog a fabulous retrieve. Barb does such a fantastic job teaching this behavior. This method is extremely effective and efficient. By breaking the huge chain into a bunch of tricks and games that are always fun and hugely reinforcing to the dog, the dog is part of a game that the dog thinks is their idea! As with any competition behaviors that need to be perfectly performed,  its all about the details, and Barb does a great job with this in her explanation and teaching.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn what is a great Dumbbell retrieve
    • Understand Spoon training
    • How to use a nose-wich – the beginnings of hold
    • How and when to introduce the Dumbbell
    • Teaching hold with the Dumbbell
    • Understanding Dumbbell work on the floor
    • How to put it all together – Increasing distance

    About The Presenter


    Earlier in her career Barb realized that many of the problems facing obedience dogs were a result of using compulsion training methods. Working towards perfect canine obedience at a competition level this set Barb on a quest to learn more.


    Listening to her own dogs Barb began to look for other methods.  Influenced by Ted Turner (from Sea World), Leslie Nelson, Patti Ruzzo, and others, Barb began introducing positive reinforcement methods into her teaching and training as early as 1989.  By the time she opened her own training school in 1991, she was using positive reinforcement in her puppy, basic obedience, and Canine Good Citizenship classes, and shortly after in her competition obedience classes.  At present she holds classes in a 12,000 square foot facility in Pittsburgh PA.Barb added the sport of agility to her school in 2000 and a couple of years later began teaching the classes herself.  


    Barb’s approach to both agility and obedience has her marching to a different drummer, in part shaped by her equestrian experience.  She believes the best way to develop handling skills is “on the flat” – away from the equipment – and incorporates ideas from the horse world about training dogs on the flat.  Barb also believes that a strong foundation in obedience sets the stage for a solid relationship with the dog that is critical to enjoying and succeeding in agility.  And that means training and refining the communication – especially body language – between dog and handler.  To date she has competed with eight dogs and has titles in obedience (Canadian and American), agility and herding. Barb is  a instructor at DogNostics Career College and will be presenting a workshop at the 2015 PPG Convention in Tampa FL.



    • Friday, January 30, 2015
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    With Tabitha Davies

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1 CEU. CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU



    Join Tabitha Davies for this webinar about how to best develop working relationships with rescue groups and shelters.  Tabitha will focus on the ins and outs of Rescue- Trainer relationships.


    Tabitha will also cover the legalities of working with a shelter or rescue groups and the different types of programs you can implement to help educate the public to improve adoption rates within your local community.


    This webinar starts with looking at how to get the shelter or rescue group on board and how to implement rescue programs. There will be lots of included handouts provided as tools for you to use. e.g. shelter staff training sheets, behavior logs & behavior plan sheet.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to approach shelters and rescue organizations on implementing training programs that improve adoption rates, improve staff knowledge, and help educate the community. 
    • How to properly evaluate a dog in a shelter environment.
    • Enrichment activities for the dogs in the shelter environment. 
    • How to assess the needs of the shelter or rescue.
    • How to assess the effectiveness of your program.
    • How to get "old school thought" employees or volunteers on your team or improve effective communication with them.
    • Design fun programs to educate the public and potential adopters.

    About The Presenter


    Tabitha Davies is the owner of the Coachella Valley Dog Club and the Director of The Coachella Valley Dog Club Shelter to Service Dog Program. Tabitha is also a Volunteer Behavior Specialist for  Advancing the Interests of Animals and The No Kill Coachella Valley Coalition for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Alongside her responsibilities as the Program Director at The Pet Rescue Center in Coachella, California Tabitha is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, an advocate for Veterinary Nutrition and a Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator.

    • Wednesday, February 04, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, February 04, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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