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    • Saturday, July 06, 2013
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Monday, July 06, 2020
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
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     Build and Strengthen Your Own Personal Effectiveness 

    Presented by Niki Tudge


    There are many ways to improve your personal effectiveness.  Whether you are in a management position or not this presentation will encourage you to reappraise your outlook, challenge your assumptions and consider if even the things you do well could be improved by developing a better self awareness and a strategic approach to your own self development. 


    Learning Objectives: A journey into self awareness and personal development.

    • Become conscious that you lack a skill
    • Determine what you want to develop
    • The "Five Dimensions of Self"
    • Understand your strengths and your personal weaknesses
    • Understand what motivates you, to help you find personal and professional success
    • Gain an understanding into your personality, attitudes and behaviors.
    • Evaluate your emotional intelligence and identify areas for personal development

    Aout 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




    CEU's

    CPDT 1 CEU

    IAABC 1 CEU

    KPA 1 CEU


    • Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • recorded
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    Anger Management. How To Identify and Manage Personal Anger with Niki Tudge  


    This is a  great program if you work with clients, peers or have associates. We all experience anger and those who can manage it are better able to practice non-violent communication and engage and educate others.


    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute  webinar on Anger Management.

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We would like to add a third item to his list: anger. Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. 

    This workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when their angry.


    Workshop Objectives


    By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.
    • Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
    • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger.
    • Know techniques in controlling anger, particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.
    • Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
    • Know tips in identifying the problem.
    • Express a feeling or position using I-messages.
    • Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution-building.
    • Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
    • Know alter, avoid and, accept ways of responding to an anger-provoking situation.
    • Understand the energy curve and how it can help in responding to someone else’s anger.
    • Learn and practice de-escalation techniques.
    • Gain an integrated view of anger management and how it can be best practiced.

    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


    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs
    NADOI
    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Recorded Webinar

    Take Back Time - Improve Your Time Management Skills, Processes & Techniques. Get Organized!

    Part One and Part Two with Niki Tudge 

    3 hours of recorded webinars to help you become more productive, less stressed and better able to manage your business


    CEUs

    IAABC 3
    CPDT 3
    KPA 3


    1. Do you often feel that time is passing you by?
    2. Are you left at the end of each day wondering how you can achieve more?
    3. Do you allow time thieves to squander your productive time
    4. Do you watch other peoples productivity and ask yourself how you can produce more?
    5. Are you wasting your only resource that is not renewable?


    Achieve More in Less Time & With Less Stress!


    Join Niki Tudge for this two part series on Time Management. Enroll through this link and you will receive the video links to both parts. More than three hours of education.


    Workshop Objectives Part One


    1. Learn how to plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
    2. Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
    3. Handle crises effectively and quickly
    4. Organize your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
    5. Delegate more efficiently
    6. Use rituals to make your life run more smoothly
    7. Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

    Workshop Objectives Part Two


    1. Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
    2. Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
    3. Determine ways of storing information and supplies
    4. Learn to organize personal and work space
    5. Learn to resist procrastination
    6. Make plans to stay organized in the future


    Words from the Wise

    Here are a few thoughts that we would like you to think about

    • Harvey MacKay: Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
    • Napoleon Bonaparte: Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go.
    • Steve Jobs: Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
    • Benjamin Franklin: You may delay, but time will not.



    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 Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild



    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Record Webinar
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    Improve Client Commitment & Compliance Through Effective Negotiation.

    Learn How To Get Clients & Employees On Board Your Programs!

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEUs
    CPDT 1.5 CEUs
    KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Join Niki Tudge for this 90 minute webinar.  

    You negotiate with clients on a daily basis, appointment times, homework assignments, training protocols and much more. Life is an ongoing negotiation!

    Through this webinar you will learn to negotiate on interests and not positions. You will be able to understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successfully negotiating with clients. 

    For example, have you ever:

    • Needed help building consensus with clients?
    • Had to facilitate a negotiation between pet owners?
    • Needed more client commitment to achieve your goals?
    • Decided where to eat with a group of friends?
    • Decided on chore assignments with your family?
    • Asked your boss for a raise?

    These are all situations that involve negotiating! This webinar  will you  an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.


    Workshop Objectives

    1. Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
    2. Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts: WATNA, BATNA, WAP, and ZOPA
    3. Lay the groundwork for negotiation
    4. Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
    5. Understand basic bargaining techniques
    6. Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
    7. Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
    8. Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
    9. Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems.


    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 Brookes University, England.
    • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
    • CPDT-KA
    • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
    • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
    • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
    • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
    • PCSA, CPCT CAPCT
    • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
    • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
    • Six Sigma Lean Project Management

    Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild




    • Sunday, October 05, 2014
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Monday, October 05, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Maureen Backman

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



    The most recent definition of Motivational Interviewing is

    “a  collaborative,  person centered  form  of  guiding  to  elicit  and  strengthen  motivation  for  change”

    As dog trainers, we need competence not only in the field of dog behavior change, but also human behavior change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based set of techniques to facilitate compliance and behavior change in clients. Designed for brief interventions and applied over a wide range of disciplines from health care to smoking cessation, Motivating Interviews can help trainers resolve more behavior cases and create more effective consultations with their clients.

    Learning Objectives

    •     Develop less client resistance.
    •     Ensure more  successful case resolutions.
    •     Helps reduce trainer  burnout.
    •     Learn road-maps and scripts to help effectively coach difficult clients.

    About The Presenter

     

    Maureen Backman, MS, CTC, graduated with honors from Jean Donaldson’s prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, and has a graduate degree in rehabilitation psychology. After working in San Francisco as a social worker, she combined her lifelong love of dogs and her strengths in counseling and coaching to forge a career as a dog trainer.

    Maureen’s particular strength is combining her knowledge of counseling and coaching along with her studies in positive reinforcement training techniques to help humans understand how to communicate and work with their dogs. She is strongly committed to using only humane, positive training methods that are based on animal learning science, and frequently consults with her colleagues at the Academy to further her knowledge in training methods and best practices.

    In addition to her master’s degree, Maureen is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association for Pet Dog Trainers. She is one of the founders of Dog Connect SF, a positive reinforcement training blog and social network (which just won the Bay Woof 2013 Beast of the Bay Award for best dog social networking site!). She is the founder of The Muzzle Up! Project, aimed at erasing stigma and spreading education related to dogs wearing muzzles. She also leads the volunteer training team Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco.

    • Wednesday, October 08, 2014
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Angelica Steinker


    IAABC 2 CEUs, CPDT 2 CEUs, KPA 2 CEUs, NADOI

    Join us for this 90 minute webinar.

    Join Angelica Steinker for this breakthrough presentation. Angelica is sharing the process of compassionate communication with industry professionals  so they can choose to use it in their interactions with their peer group and their clients.

    Workshop Objectives

    • Learn how to use the extremely powerful needs based process of Compassionate Communication to communicate more effectively with peers and clients. 
    • Understand how you can bring more patience and caring to interactions while you  avoid professional burn out. 
    • Improve the clarity of your  teaching and communications by understanding how to listen, how to identify needs, how to use empathetic guessing and ultimately how to create great connections between you and others.  
    • Learn how connections are an extremely powerful tool that comes from safe and open communications that functions to create reinforcement history. With the help of reinforcement history communications are enhanced and conflicts can be avoided or resolved. 
    • Learn that we can't change others but we can change how we communicate.  
    • Understand how Compassionate Communication has consistently demonstrated powerful results, now dog trainers and behavior consultants can consider adding this tool to their tool box.  
    • Learn how you can choose to make your conversations force free, be part of changing the face of the dog training culture by taking the first steps to learning Compassionate Communication!

    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.


    • Friday, January 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

    Situations where you will need to communicate feedback:

    • A client is consistently tardy to appointments.
    • A client is deliberately not adhering to recommended training protocols or completing homework yet is complaining about not seeing results.
    • An employee works hard during the day, but takes long breaks and lunches leaving the workplace unattended.
    • A family is not pulling together with management activities that are impeding the training plan.

    IF you

    1. find it difficult to give constructive feedback to your business associates and clients?
    2. find yourself ignoring situations rather than deal with them.
    3. find that after you have delivered feedback to a client or employee the relationship is more stilted and difficult?

    ... then this webinar is for you!

     


    Join Niki Tudge for this 60 minute webinar on the correct and productive delivery of Constructive Criticism in a work environment.

     Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for an of us to do. Through this webinar you will  gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist you with this challenging task. When you need to give feedback to an employee, contractor or a student it  needs to be handled in a very specific way.

    If done correctly constructive criticism will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for you to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees and business relationships with clients that are also students.

     

    Workshop Objectives

    • Understand when feedback should take place
    • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
    • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
    • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
    • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
    • Recognize the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them
    • Uncover the best techniques for following up with the individual after the  session


    About The Presenter


    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England



    • Monday, February 23, 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEU,CPDT 1.5 CEUs, KPA 1.5 CEUs


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

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

    Webinar Objectives

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

    Your Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England



    • Friday, February 27, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUs

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



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

    Webinar Objectives

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

     Your Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England 




    • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, August 17, 2019
    • 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs

    IAABC 1.5 CEU, CPDT 1.5 CEU, KPA 1.5 CEUPPAB 1.5 CEU

    Do you dread public speaking? Join the club. Along with death and spiders, it’s what people fear most.



     

    According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Through this webinar you will become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience which will translate into a successful speaking event.

    Mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career and business. With new public speaking skills you can become better at doing Lunch and Learns, giving webinars, educational presentations and event hosting. 




    Webinar Objectives

    • Identify your audience
    • Create a basic outline
    • Organize your ideas
    • Flesh out your presentation
    • Find the right words
    • Prepare all the details
    • Overcome nervousness
    • Deliver a polished, professional speech
    • Handle questions and comments effectively

    About The Presenter

    Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and an MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England











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    • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Dr. Linda Harper

    CEUs

    PPAB 1.5,  IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    There is no limit to the joy in giving to animals. SO then why do we often feel overwhelmed and depleted while doing the work we love? Passion and purpose drive us so we often take on too much and become exhausted and depleted. We block the peaceful contentment in our lives. When we restore the joy in our life-enhancing and life-saving work, we balance our own needs with the desires we have to give, we deeply connect with the animals and with each other, and we reclaim the powerful, contagious energy needed to reach our shared vision of a kinder world for animals and for all living beings. 
    Whether you have been involved with animals all of your life, or are just starting your purposeful work, this webinar will help you face the challenges and find the joy! It is designed for anyone with love and compassion for animals.

    Webinar Objectives

    • To understand the importance of joy in our work with the animals
    • To understand the challenges that animal lovers face that can led to depletion and exhaustion and blocks the joy.
    • To understand the personality characteristics unique to the animal lover
    • Learn strategies to balance our own needs with our desire to give to animals
    • To understand the importance of daily self-care in maintaining joy and effectiveness in the work we do.
    • Understand how the contagious, self-perpetuating and powerful energy of joy is needed to help more animals.
    • Learn specific and practical ways to take care of ourselves every day.
    • Learn the individual and organizational signs of stressed-out giving, burnout and compassion fatigue


    About The Presenter


    Dr. Harper has always been an animal lover and advocate. She is the founder and past director of Blessed Bonds, a foster-based program that helps people and pets stay together in crisis. Coming back from her own experience of burnout while directing this program, she is passionate about helping those who give to animals reclaim and maintain the joy in the journey.

    Linda has been a clinical psychologist for over thirty years and facilitates Wings, the pet loss support group for the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. She is a speaker for animal shelters and conferences throughout the country and internationally and a regular presenter at the Best Friends National Conference and workshop leader at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. She is the author of four books including her most recent The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals (foreword and contributions by Faith Maloney.
    • Sunday, April 17, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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     with Yette Van Veen

    CEU's

    PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    As dog trainers become more adept at finding studies, it's important that we move beyond reading the abstract. We need to learn how to read the nuts and bolts of a study. The overwhelming amount of jargon can make reading a study seem like it's written in a foreign language.

    This webinar's purpose is to de-code the jargon. It's to help us understand what claims we can make, and which ones are premature. It's about having the confidence to know what a study actually might be saying. It's also about having the confidence in knowing that when someone says, "You can't apply that to the real world!", you'll know when that might be true, and when it might not be true.


    Webinar Objectives

    • How to read a research study
    • Types of research studies
    • The purpose and function of different study formats
    • Overview of the sections of a research report
    • How important are the number or participants
    • Control Groups - testing if something is "better than what?"
    • Validity - Is something interfering?
    • Jargon - what is a "MANOVA" anyway?
    • Statistics. Doesn't "P" means it's a good study?
    • "But the lab doesn't apply to the real world."


    About Your Presenter


      Yvette Van Veen PCT-A

       

      Yvette is a member of the PPG and is a Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Yvette is also a multiple DWAA award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and she owns and operates Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog.

      Yvette has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including ARF Ontario. Yvette shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog and Karma her Border collie. Karma is Yvette’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.



      • Thursday, October 06, 2016
      • (EDT)
      • Saturday, October 06, 2018
      • (EDT)
      • Recorded Webinar
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      Presented by Kathy Sdao

      CEUs

      PPAB, 1.5 CCPDT, 1.5 IAABC, 1.5

      Are we as force-free with our clients and our colleagues as we are with the animals in our care? Our behavior-consulting work often takes place amidst emotionally charged situations. The stakes can be high and our clients can be upset, argumentative and unpleasant. Additionally, these same characteristics can describe our colleagues as well at times. And so, when dealing with disagreeable people, can we apply our core skills of careful observation, non-reactivity, gradual shaping and timely reinforcement of alternate behaviors? Let’s consider if we are willing to extend our ethic of non-violence to include our interactions with people as well as pets, and if so, what practical changes we could make to support this.


      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.

      www.KathySado.com




      • Friday, May 26, 2017
      • 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Sunday, May 26, 2019
      • 5:00 PM (EDT)
      • Recorded Webinar
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      Presented by Niki Tudge



      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

      Join Niki Tudge for an in-depth look at the new updated Be a Tree program and how it can help you to help others keep kids and dogs safe in your local community. 

      This program can easily become an additional educational service in your business or be an add on to your private training and behavior consultations.  The program comes complete with presentation files, posters, interactive activities for kids  and  lots of fun.  Designed for either smart phones, tablets,  laptops or a manual printed delivery. 

      This webinar will review the entire program, the program components and how it can be adapted to suit the needs of private clients, small groups or large classroom type settings. 

      Attendees of this webinar will receive a free introductory individual membership to Doggone safe and a discount voucher to purchase a Be a Tree Kit .

      About The Program

      The Be a Tree program is the flagship bite prevention program through Doggone safe. It has been delivered to nearly 1 million children worldwide. This program provides you with the tools and support to actively and safely educate children in your community to "Speak Dog" This is a fun and educational program that has educated thousands of children over the last few years. Click here to find out more




      Your Presenter

      Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. 

      DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

      Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and is the current  President of Doggone Safe.  Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England and training and behavior qualifications through the Companion Animal Science Institute. 

      • Friday, September 29, 2017
      • 5:00 PM (EDT)
      • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
      • 6:30 PM (EDT)
      • Recorded Webinar
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      Presented by Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

      CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


      Have you ever felt angry, irritable or sad because of the work that you do?  Have you ever questioned whether it’s all worthwhile? Or do you feel completely satisfied by your work yet emotionally and physically exhausted by it at the same time? You might be experiencing the signs of compassion fatigue. (secondary trauma and burnout).

      Animal care professionals may be particularly at risk because of their dual role of caring for both animals and their owners. Stressful interactions with the public, exposure to trauma and coping with the loss of animals through accidents, illness or euthanasia all contribute to compassion fatigue.

      This seminar is intended to help individuals recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and identify evidence based strategies to prevent and manage the condition.

      Objectives

      • Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue 
      • Learn evidence based tools to manage and prevent compassion fatigue

      About The Presenter



      Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a consultant and educator specializing in compassion fatigue and stress management within the animal industry, dedicated to helping animal care professionals and organizations manage and overcome stress and physical and mental exhaustion.

      Dr. Rohlf’s formal qualifications, a PhD with a specialization in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in psychology, combined with her work experience as a veterinary nurse and animal welfare researcher, has helped her fine tune her knowledge and skills in developing ways to support those who dedicate their lives to animals in need.

      Dr. Rohlf is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. She has lectured and tutored for over 7 years and has presented her research at international and national conferences.
      • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
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      Presented by Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

      CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC (pending), CCPDT (pending)

      Companion animals occupy an important role in our lives. They are our friends, our confidants and cherished members of the family. They provide unconditional love and support. They never judge and are always happy to see us when we come home. It's no surprise then that the death of a companion animal can be just as profound and devastating as the loss of a human significant other.

      Animal care professionals and trainers are in the privileged position of working with these special animals and, while this can be an extremely rewarding role, it can also mean that professionals are also exposed to grief and loss when these animals die.

      This seminar is designed to give trainers and animal care professionals information on current theories and findings relevant to animal bereavement. Attendees will also be offered practical tools for self-care and strategies to support clients, friends and family members who may be experiencing companion animal bereavement.

      In this webinar attendees will:

      1. Appreciate the significance of animal bereavement

      2. Be able to describe common grief reactions

      3. Recognize types of grief including disenfranchised, anticipatory and complicated grief

      4. Learn strategies for self-care and ways of coping

      5. Learn how to support others through grief


      Your Presenter

                    

      Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

      Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a compassion fatigue consultant and educator for the animal industries. Vanessa provides evidence-based workshops, seminars, and consultations in mindfulness, stress management, bereavement and compassion fatigue.

      She is a member of the Anthrozoology Research Group, has her Ph.D. with a specialisation in psychology and has worked in the animal industry for over 13 years where her roles varied from veterinary nurse to animal welfare researcher. Vanessa is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. She has lectured and tutored psychology and human behaviour for over 6 years and presents at international and national conferences.

      • Monday, February 19, 2018
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Live Webinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

      Presented by Niki Tudge


      This presentation will outline how you can become the go-to expert on dog bite safety education in your community. The importance of dog bite safety education is not the focus of this presentation but rather, how we can ensure that the important message of dog bite safety resonates with our clients and educates future generations. The messages portrayed in this webinar apply to any service or product you want to effectively educate your community on

      Through the use and implementation of some change engineering in your approach you can see immediate results in how your message resonates with your community. We will look at four components that are mission critical if we are to make an impact in our local communities

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Ignite your passion. A look at how Positive Psychology, the scientific study of strengths can enable you to thrive

      2. Match the desire. let’s learn how to develop products that are desired by the market place and you are excited to be a part of because you are working to your strengths

      3. Get out of the dog fight. Establish yourself as the most trusted advisor and influencer

      4. Solve don’t sell. Learn how sales can be positive and upbeat, and to support others in their differences and celebrate these quirks and help them find solutions to their problems – the reason we are all here!


      Your Presenter

      Niki Tudge – AABP – PDT. AABP-PDBC. PCBC-A. DIP -ABT & DIP-CBST

      Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England.

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