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    • Wednesday, February 06, 2013
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
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    Presented by Joan Orr

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

    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.

    Watch this short video that illustrates the power of Clicker Training

     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 Your Presenter

    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.

    • 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
    • Recorded Webinar
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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)
    • Recorded Member Webinar
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    Approved Continuing Educational Units

    PPAB 5, CCPDT 4.5, IAABC 2


    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)
    • Recorded Webinar
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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, 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)
    • recorded Webinar
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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


    • Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • 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)
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Recorded Member Webinar
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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)
    • Recorded Webinar
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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.

    • Thursday, May 22, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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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)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 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)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 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.



     


    • 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
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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)
    • Recorded Webinar
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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)
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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.

    • 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.
    • Monday, December 15, 2014
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    • 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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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

    • Sunday, March 22, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Lisa & Brad Waggoner

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5 , PPAB1.5 



    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 (EDT)
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    presented by Nancy Tucker

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

    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
    • Sunday, March 29, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, March 29, 2019
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
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    Learn and Master The Drop On Recall…It’s Really Just Fun and Games!!!


    presented by Barb Levenson

    CEUs 

    CPDT 1.5 KPA 1.5 IAABC 1.5 PPAB 1.5 CEUs




    Join Barb Levenson for this webinar on Drop on Recall! She will go over how to teach the DOR as a series of games, behaviors and small behavior chains. She will break the DOR into many different fun games and activities. Barb will also give instructors games they can use in their classes.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to teach a fast and fun drop on recall
    • The "SLAP" down and what it does for your drop.
    • Remote down using food and toys
    • Fun drop games for instructors to use in classes

    About The Presenters




    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.

    - 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 (EDT)
    • Wednesday, April 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    with Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs: IAABC 1,CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPG 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.


    • Sunday, April 12, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Pamela Johnson

    CEUs

    CPDT - 1.5 CEUs

    IAABC - 1.5 CEUs

    KPA - 1.5 CEUs

    PPG - 1.5 CEUs




    This 90 Minute program focuses on keeping your dog safe when faced with rattlesnakes. You will learn how to teaching dogs to move away from rattlesnakes using games: attention, settle, in your face, building value, luring, targeting, leash walking, impulse control, recall, and stay.

    You will acquire insight into rattlesnake behavior and learn simple ways to tell the difference between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. Pam will answer questions about rattlesnakes, provide helpful tips on safety and will even walk you through a variety of ways to make your backyard safe and rattlesnake free.

    Through the use of the training games and skills, you will build an amazing relationship with your dog and doing so, you will be able to protect your canine companion from rattlesnakes and in other dangerous situations.

    Webinar Objectives

    Keep dogs SAFE through the use of:

      • Management
      • Relationship building Games, Behaviors, Skills & Drills
      • Teaching avoidance of Rattlesnakes by training an alternate response
      • By using the Old Cue New Cue method to teach a new recall that means come to you when the dog sees, hears, or smells a snake.
      • By using remote controlled snakes to train alternate behaviors when seeing moving snakes or moving animals in general.

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      Keep dogs SAFE by becoming educated about:
        • Rattlesnake behavior
        • The differences between venomous and & non-venomous snakes
        • How to rattlesnake proof your backyard

    About The Presenters




    Pamela Johnson is a certified professional dog trainer through the CCPDT, is a professional member of the APDT and a member of PPG.

    Pamela is a clicker dog trainer and educator in San Diego, California. Pamela began her training career when growing up on a small farm where she trained the family dogs, cats, and horses. She learned about clicker training and behavior modification through reading books, attending Clicker Expos/APDT conferences, watching dog training videos and taking numerous classes with her own dogs. Pamela believes it is important to continue learning throughout ones life and she loves finding new ways to train dogs. Pamela started her own business, Pam's Dog Academy in 2007.

    To learn more about Pamela click here



    - 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, April 28, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Pamela Johnson

    CEUs: CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, PPAB 1.5 




    If you compete in canine freestyle or simply just want to teach your dog some fun, entertaining tricks with props, then this webinar is for you. You will learn how to train tricks using cane/platform like props. Jazz up you and your dogs creativity through games that teach your dog to think outside the box using capturing and shaping.

    In addition to training your dog to do tricks with props, you will help build your dogs confidence around new objects and have a great time with your dog.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Teach your dog to be creative & build confidence
    • 101 Things to do with an object (Creativity)
    • Check it out game (Confidence)
    • Cane Tricks
    • 101 Things to do with a cane
    • Around/Behind
    • Over
    • Paws up
    • Platform Tricks
    • On/Off
    • Duration/Distance/Distractions (using the premack principle)
    • Stationary behaviors (Sit, Down, Pretty, TaDa)
    • Paws up

    About The Presenter




    Pamela Johnson is a certified professional dog trainer through the CCPDT, is a professional member of the APDT and a member of PPG.

    Pamela is a clicker dog trainer and educator in San Diego, California. Pamela began her training career when growing up on a small farm where she trained the family dogs, cats, and horses. She learned about clicker training and behavior modification through reading books, attending Clicker Expos/APDT conferences, watching dog training videos and taking numerous classes with her own dogs. Pamela believes it is important to continue learning throughout ones life and she loves finding new ways to train dogs. Pamela started her own business, Pam's Dog Academy in 2007.

    To learn more about Pamela click here

    - 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
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by Claudia Estanislau

    LIMA means Least Intrusive and Minimally Aversive Techniques. 

    CEUs 

    CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5, PPG 1.5, IAABC 1.5



    Join Claudia for a webinar on how to use LIMA when working with aggressive dogs. The webinar will address the following points:

    • The importance of conducting a functional assessment when working with aggression cases
    • Working with your VET to eliminate any probable physical problems
    • Understanding the LIMA protocol
    • Putting theory into practice in real life scenarios.

    Webinar Objectives

    1. Understand the LIMA protocol and it's application in case management
    2. Learn some practical l force free exercises
    3. Grasp the knowledge of some DRA and DRI protocols suitable for working with aggressive dogs
    4. Learn some practical exercises to help achieve better results with your clients

    About The Presenter


    Claudia is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant. She is currently the manager of It's All About Dogs training center in Portugal operating from four locations.  

    Claudia has been a lecturer at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on learning theory, aggression and force free training. Paula is also a   writer for a national dog magazine in Portugal and writes on dog behavior and training.

    Claudia’s  formal qualifications are DTBC from the CASI Institute. Claudia completed the LLA course with Dr. Susan Friedman and Claudia  is an Associate Certified member at IAABC and a PPG Member.

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Monday, May 20, 2019
    • 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

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