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    • Friday, January 15, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Michele Pouliot

    CEUsPPAB 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5



    If you have not discovered the power in platforms as training tools - this presentation is for you.

    In 2010, Michele Pouliot revealed the value in platforms as training tools to the dog training world with her first Platform Training DVD. In this presentation, Michele shares platform training techniques for a variety of training applications.
    Dog training around the world has discovered the value in raised platforms in all areas of training, whether it be for dog
    sports of basic pet manners. Learn how to effectively use the tool from a platform master. This presentation is sure to provide any trainer with several “light bulb moments” about great ways to use platforms in their training program.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Overview of Platform Training as a tool for many goals
    • Specifics of Platform sizes for goals
    • Introducing your dog to platforms
    • Foundation skills taught via platforms
    • Precision skills for dog sports via platforms
    • Advanced use of platforms

    About The Presenter



    Michele Pouliot, Director of Research and Development at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Michele has been a guide dog mobility instructor for over 40 years, yet her original focus was on horses before discovering the guide dog field. Michele studied under Linda Tellington-Jones for 2 years and began a career as a trainer in the equestrian field.

    Michele is recognized internationally for her innovation and creative development in guide dog training and service to blind clients. GDB actively assists other guide dog schools around the world in their efforts to adopt positive training methods. Since 2006, Michele has directly assisted more than 30 guide dog schools (internationally and within the USA) in changing their programs to positive reinforcement and clicker training methods. 

    In 2008, Karen Pryor invited Michele to join the prestigious faculty of Karen Pryor’s annual Clicker Expo Conferences. Michele continues to teach each year at 2 Clicker Expos in the USA and one annual Clicker Expo Europe.   
    • Sunday, January 31, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    • 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Janis Bradley

    CEUs

    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1



    Because the rate of dog bite injuries to children is somewhat higher than to adults, the actual risk often becomes exaggerated in peoples’ minds. This presentation will examine what is known about the risk of injury from dog bites and the kinds of interactions between dogs and children thought to be common to bite incidents.

    Ways to frame messages about safe interactions with dogs to emphasize empathy building rather than fear will be presented. This includes situations that are likely to make dogs feel the need to defend themselves and the “please don’t make me bite you,” signals that can result.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the actual risk of dog bite injuries to children
    • Be able to explain non-threatening behavior toward dogs in a way that builds empathy in children


    About The Presenter


    Janis Bradley is the author of Dogs Bite, but balloons and slippers are more dangerous, the complete guide to research on dog bites, along with Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions for The Animals and Society Institute, and The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog for the National Canine Research Council.   Between 2000 and 2009, Bradley trained more than 400 professional pet dog trainers at the San Francisco SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers, and in 2011 founded the Dog Training Internship Academy.  Bradley is the Director of Communications and Publications at the National Canine Research Council, a think tank whose mission is to support and distribute the best current science studying domestic dogs in the context of a human environment.  She has spoken at numerous professional conferences.  She lives in Camarillo California with her rescued Greyhound.

    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, July 01, 2022
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    presented by Dawn Gilkison

    CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC, 1 CCPDT, 1

    Once you have set training goals, it makes sense to use your time efficiently to achieve outcomes. 

    This webinar will detail a way for you to structure your training sessions so that you and your dog are set up for success. 

    Whether you are training a companion or a performance dog it is important to be aware of aware of all factors so you can control the environment to your advantage. This will help you reach your training goals sooner.

    The webinar will define the five sections that training sessions can be dissected into. 

    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the environment, where you are training
    • Know what equipment and tools you will be using
    • Learn about engagement and how you relate to your dog
    • Understand what is efficient action, your training plan and mechanics
    • Lastly learn about the process of evaluation, your reflection and next steps

    About The Presenter


    Dawn Gilkison KPA CTP is the owner of Positive Solutions Dog Training, located in the Portland, Oregon metro area. 

    Dawn has trained dogs for agility, obedience, conformation, and upland and waterfowl hunting. She works with clients one-on-one to create attentive companions and focused performance dogs. In addition to training dogs, Dawn teaches Biology at a local community college.

    • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Brittany Alwerud

    CEUs 1 PPAB, 1 IAABC, 1 CCPDT


    For business owners who have team members that work in the field, (dog walkers, pet sitting, dog training, etc.) maintaining quality control over the team and quality of service that your business provides becomes tricky when your business is growing fast. My webinar will offer insight, experience, and techniques that allow these business owners to still maintain quality control when they aren't there.

    They will learn how to implement the necessary structures and processes that will serve to be a strong foundation for there business to grow on, and how to set up their team for success
    .


    Webinar Objectives

    • Taking the leap from a one-man-band to creating a team you can trust
    • Employees vs. Contractors
    • How to find quality hires
    • Welcoming your new staff member to the company
    • Putting systems and processes in place for quality control
    • Performance Reviews

    About The Presenter



    Brittany began her dog walking business while she was attending UCSD. Before she knew it, she was walking 30 dogs/day. The last thing she wanted to do was work on the schedule, create invoices, and get back to customer requests. She felt like she was stuck on a hamster wheel of the daily grind.

    Brittany was on a search for years trying to find the right software solution. It was exhausting to come up empty handed. So, Brittany decided to set out and create a software that was a simple-to-use mobile business platform, Handlr.


    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Lynn Honeckman

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    Interesting feline behavior cases from a veterinary point of view

    Objectives

    • Thoroughly assess feline behavior problems
    • Determine if medical issues are present
    • Decide if concurrent medical issues are a mitigating factor in behavior situations
    • Know when to refer behavior problems to a DVM


    About The Presenter


    Dr Lynn Honeckman graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, and has practiced in small animal medicine and exotics over the past 23 years In Illinois, New York, and Florida. She had experience in wildlife rehabilitation in the Chicago area as well as shelter medicine at New York's North Shore Animal League, before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1999.

    In 2010, Dr Honeckman opened Veterinary Behavior Solutions, to focus on behavior cases throughout the greater Orlando area. Dr Honeckman is on the special council of the Pet Professional Guild and has helped create the Central Florida Force-Free Behavior and Trainers Network, where she works very closely with other professionals in the community to help reduce and treat fear, anxiety, and aggression in the companion pet. Dr Honeckman is the committee chairperson for AVSAB position statements, and is on the advisory board for Dr Marty Becker's Fear-Fear(™) Initiative as well as a certified fear-free professional. Dr Honeckman has recently started a non-conforming residency in veterinary behavior with Dr Karen Overall.

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