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    • Friday, January 09, 2015
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Sunday, January 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    with Niki Tudge


    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 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, October 28, 2015
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Dr. Jessica Hekman

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

    We've known for years how important it is to socialize puppies (and, in fact, animals of all mammalian species) at a young age in order to prevent behavior problems such as fearfulness and aggression from cropping up later. In this webinar, we will learn about how the canine socialization period was discovered, and we'll review the current state of knowledge about its timing. In the meat of the talk, we'll discuss some recent research findings about exactly what is going on in the brain which is different in puppies in their socialization window compared to older dogs outside the socialization window. We'll talk about differences in the puppy stress response and where those differences originate; we'll also talk about studies that have used a critical period of eye development to learn about neural wiring differences in the socialization period, and what implications those have for puppies. Finally, we will discuss appropriate ways of balancing a puppy's need for socialization with the dangers of exposing a puppy to other dogs before its immune system is mature.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Describe the timing of the canine socialization window and the methods used to discover it
    • Describe two mechanisms which are known to function differently in the mammalian brain during the socialization period
    • Suggest approaches to satisfying a puppy's need for socialization with the dangers of exposing a puppy to other dogs prior to the end of its puppy vaccine series

    About The Presenter

    Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, MS is fascinated by dog brains. She is a PhD student at the University of Illinois, training in a genomics lab which studies a population of tame foxes. Her interests include the stress response in mammals, canine behavior, shelter medicine, and animal welfare. You may learn more about Jessica at www.dogzombie.com.
    • Sunday, January 10, 2016
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Friday, January 10, 2020
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Yette Van Veen

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

    Join Yvette for this webinar that delves into creating stimulus control over learned behaviors in dog training is a planned process - a distinct element in the training plan. Not all cues are the same. Not all behaviors respond similarly to different types of cues. How we choose and present our cues (commands) can lead to blocking, overshadowing, peak shift and suppression - things that stand in the way of achieving that stimulus control.

    Learn how to offer clarity to the dog, to help them better see and understand when to perform certain behaviors. Equally important, teach them when not to perform certain behaviors. Whether you want a dog that only shakes a paw when asked (instead of scraping your arm in repeated pestering attempts to get a cookie), or whether you want to create an environmental cue that applies across many situations (see someone approaching - move to heel) - a better understanding of how learning factors into stimulus control can give greater control over reinforced behaviors.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Definition of stimulus control.
    • How to assess if and how a behavior is under stimulus control.
    • Discrimination as a function of "expertness." Generalization as the absence of learning.
    • Not all cues condition as readily as others. Some behaviors and reinforcements fit better with certain cues than others.
    • Factors that undermine or interfere with creating stimulus control - looking at peak shift and cue suppression, blocking and overshadowing.
    • Creating environmental cues.
    • Generalizing cues and behaviors.
    • Compound cues vs specific elements of cues. Does the animal notice the whole of the cue, or individual elements?

    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.

    • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    I'm Bored and Who Cares About Food Anyway?

    Presented by Michelle Martiya

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    When introducing a horse to clicker training for the first time the horse will often appear uninterested in the food being offered. They may not attempt any behaviors and will sometimes just walk away from the trainer.

    This webinar examines the many reasons why a horse in a training situation may seem to lack interest in the food and/or training session and how best to  motivate the horse and increase their interest in participating. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why your horse may seem uninterested in food or training when starting out with a clicker training program.
    • Recognize how to deal with internal conflict when beginning a horse training program.
    • Understand the importance of matching the value of food to the difficulty of behavior being trained.
    • Recognize which environmental factors may interfere with your training program.

    About The Presenter

    Michelle has been working professionally as an equine trainer and behavior consultant for over 3 years. She specializes in gentling mustangs and working with fearful, unapproachable equines. She also offers online coaching as well as in person training for human/equine teams.

    • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, February 15, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Emily Cassell

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    Injection training-it seems like a lofty goal, something attainable only by the most skilled trainers and bomb-proof of pets. In reality, training for injections is not all that difficult. Much of the misconceptions about the difficulty of this training likely stems from our own fears of needles and, of course, injecting our own animals!

    Training for injections is just as straight-forward as training any other behavior. This presentation will detail every step of training this behavior from creating your materials and picking the right reinforcer to assessing your own progress by listening to your "patient." Examples from the zoo and pet world will provide a variety of experiences from which any pet owner can find something to relate! The goal of this presentation is to break a seemingly impressive behavior down into simple steps to provide trainers with the confidence to teach their pets to participate in their own medical care!

    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss the training of this behavior with various species, including domestic and zoo animals
    • Demonstrate DIY methods for creating materials for passive restraint and accurate desense
    • Detail a behavior plan for "free contact" injection work
    • Detail a separate behavior plan for passive restraint training
    • Choosing an appropriate reinforcer for a potentially unpleasant experience
    • Troubleshooting through various speed bumps
    • Assessing your progress by reading the "patient's" behavior-no matter the species
    • And more!!

    About The Presenter

    Emily Cassell is a keeper and trainer at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida and a professional pet trainer. She began her career in 2010 with fish and guinea pigs before graduating to dogs, cats, and rabbits. She operated her own training business, Phins with Fur Animal Training, and worked with Class Act for Dogs in Gainesville, Florida while pursuing a degree in animal science at the University of Florida before returning to Tampa to work at Courteous Canine, Inc. After completing internships with manatees, otters, and dolphins, she currently works as a full-time keeper and trainer with orangutans, tigers, gibbons, and various other species.

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