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    • Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 18, 2024
    • 3:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Yolanda Harper LCSW

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    You used to LOVE going to work, but now, there’s a knot at the pit of your stomach as you go to bed and dread what’s to come the next day. You don’t sleep well because your night is consumed with thoughts about what might go wrong, and your irritable with your family. During your workday, the hours drag by, and you can feel the energy draining from your body. You can’t image doing this job another month, much less for years to come, and you daydream about your next vacation.

    What happened to your passion and drive? The good news is that it’s still there! This webinar is full of science, research, and – best of all – practical tips on how to get your groove back. The world needs for you to show up, do the work that you do, and help others in the way that only you can. Start now by taking some time to take care of yourself!

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the roles of helping professionals and the definitions of burnout, stress, and compassion fatigue.
    • Identify Core Values, people and behaviors in support of these Core Values, and how these Core Values show up in Helping Professions.
    • Identify the difference between Numbing and Comforting Self Care.
    • Understand how burn out and self-care affect the brain and nervous system and have a plan for behaviors that are supportive of a healthy brain.
    • Identify personal and professional boundaries towards others and self.
    • Learn the research regarding self-compassion and the steps towards cultivating a self compassion practice.

    About The Presenter

    Yolanda Harper is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. She specializes in guiding others to Hope, Growth, and Healing as a Master Accelerated Resolution Therapist, a Daring Way™ facilitator, and as a neurofeedback provider. Yolanda is passionate about having community conversations about authenticity, wholeheartedness, boundaries, self-care, and the things that keep us from us showing up, being seen, and living brave in our lives.

    Toby is a Goldendoodle and is Yolanda's co-therapist. He loves long walks, squeaky toys, playing with turtles on the office grounds, and cuddling with clients. Find out more about Yolanda and Toby at www.harpertherapy.com, or on social media at www.facebook.com/yolandaharperLCSW

    • Friday, February 02, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 02, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Tabitha Davies

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    Are you looking at starting a training program inside a daycare or maybe you already have one? There are many challenges that can face a trainer that trains inside a facility. Front renting the space to agreeing on boundaries for what your role is while you are there. How to keep your students and the daycare safe while you are using their space.

    For trainers who are looking at working for a daycare facility or already work for one that is not quite functioning this webinar is designed to teach you how to implement your programs while designing a successful daycare program that lessens stress on the dogs. If you're responsible for staff development learn how to help train staff to keep dogs safe, and properly dispense advice to owners or direct them to the trainer.

    When dealing with owners of a facility who are not trainers or pet professionals how to keep yourself professional and avoid potential issues with daycare or training programs.

    Webinar Learning Objectives
    • An overview of the liabilities of training in a daycare facility vs being an employed trainer of the daycare facility.
    • How to ensure your clients are safe in the facility.
    • How to temperament test dogs easily and make it a system for all so you know dogs can be in training and/or daycare.
    • How to structure SAFE and least stressful daycare programs.
    • How to educate non trainer daycare working staff to be safe and keep dogs safe.
    • What liability lines are there for "staff training" when you are not an employee.
    • How to integrate mental and physical stimulation into daycare to avoid behavioral issues.
    • Dealing with facility owners who do not understand dog behavior and avoid positions of professional liability without looking unprofessional.

    Your Presenter

    Tabitha Davies is a certified dog trainer (C.D.T.), Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC), Certified Veterinary Assistant, a Certified Pet Nutritional Specialist, and she also holds certificates in Animal Psychology, Canine Etiology, and Animal Behavior/Welfare.

    Tabitha was born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada. During high school Tabitha she started rescuing dogs and cats, obtaining veterinary care, and finding homes for them. She quickly learned that people did not want to adopt untrained dogs. This encouraged Tabitha to study clicker training and Karen Pryor's training methods. 

    in August of 2008 she started the CVDC (http://www.cvdogclub.com/) to provide an affordable fully force free option that is scientifically proven to be more successful than any other methods with less owner output and more consistency to the dogs and their humans of our valley.

    Tabitha now owns the CVDC as well as the daycare, indoor dog park, dog training, pet retail, and staff development of the Dog Park Services at Venus De Fido in Palm Desert (http://venusdefido.com/)

    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Sunday, December 17, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CCPDT 1.5

    Registered for the live event, get busy and cannot make it?

    Don't worry, you will automatically receive a recording!

    “How" refers to the teaching method you select.  “What" refers to the behavior you are going to teach.  “Why" refers to the function of the behavior.  You need to consider all three.  Positive reinforcement training is wonderfully powerful.  That’s part of its appeal.  But you need to be careful how you use it. It’s easy to think you are looking out for an animal’s best interest because you are training with clicks and treats.  But what are you asking your animal to do and why?   

    “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”  This presentation helps to line those three elements up so they satisfy the trainer's needs as well as the animal's welfare.  It looks beyond the layer of methods to explore why we are drawn to certain training choices.

    As pet owners and animal trainers, we live in a world that divides.  There are people who make similar training choices to ours and then there are “the others”.  Seeing how “others” treat animals can be hard.  We want to defend animals, to protect them, to teach others “better ways”, but the more we push against what “others” are doing, the greater the divide becomes.

    This presentation is intended to help us understand better how these different training belief systems emerge.  Alexandra will be introducing you to the work of the cognitive linguist, George Lakoff. Through an understanding of primary metaphors and cognitive frames, we gain tools for understanding one another. Instead of creating a deeper divide, we gain better ways to communicate with one another.  In the process we become better trainers.

    George Lakoff is not an animal trainer, but his work certainly relates directly to training. Alexandra will be introducing you to his work and making the direct connections to horse training but the presentation will also be invaluable for all pet professionals!

    Learning Objectives:

    • The three layers every training system has
    • Identifying core belief systems 
    • Primary metaphors defined
    • Source and target domains and the connection to training
    • Treats - why do some reject them, others use them?
    • The strict father versus the nurturing parent model of training
    • Words matter - respect versus respect - same word, different meaning.  Why?
    • Why do people attack your training choices - and what can you do about it?
    • Frames - defined and connected to training
    • What frame are you in? How does that influence your training choices?
    • Why focusing on what you WANT matters so much
    • Command versus cue-based training
    • The hierarchy of behaviour change procedures - revisited
    • Convincing others without creating conflict - biconceptuals and frames
    • How, what, and why matter - lining up your training methods with your core values
    • Homework - techniques for maintaining the training frame that best serves you and your learners

    About The Presenter

    Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

    In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

    Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

    Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

    In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

    Her web sites are:
    theclickercentercourse.com and
    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, December 11, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Jean Donaldson

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1

    This webinar will present three case studies of resource guarders.  Two were resolved using desensitization and counterconditioning and one using differential reinforcement.

    The webinar will present summaries of both cases, including troubleshooting co-presentation with other issues, adding splits to training plans and execution points.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand that both operant and respondent conditioning can be employed for resource guarding, provided the practitioner is competent at planning, execution and client-coaching
    • Triage of multi-issue cases to protect public safety, preserve owner priorities and maximize compliance
    • Formulate prognoses
    • Work safely and efficiently and coach clients in DIY application
    • Grasp trainer pre-requisites for handling resource guarding cases
    • Generate and execute training plan splits in object guarding cases

    Your Presenter

    Jean Donaldson

    Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, teaching and behavior counseling since 1999.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

    Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Friday, February 24, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1

    “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior potentiality that occurs as a result of reinforced practice” – G.A. Kimble

    All animals, human and non human, learn in a number of different ways – through trial and error, insight, socially or by association, nonetheless dog trainers typically train with only one approach. Conventional training relies on instrumental and associative learning to accomplish its goals; trainers work with classical and operant conditioning to utilize rewards or punishment to reinforce or dissuade behaviors. How conditioning is applied however, varies greatly in method and technique. Positive trainers encounter a veritable schism of to click or not to click, how to treat, when to treat, how often, to be silent or to be verbal, to use emotion or be neutral, to use one word or two, where to put a name if at all, to use body language or be still, to use eye contact or not and so on. All of which can be a not so positive divide in the world of positive dog training.

    Our individual approaches to dog training are highly influenced by what everyone else is doing or cultural norms, personal intuition and experience. And while that may be why we train the way we do, what does science have to say about the how to best train a dog question?

    Focusing on the most effective and humane ways to train dogs- without force – this webinar takes a look at some of the latest research on the use of social learning as training methodology and offers insights into the comparisons of the effectiveness of verbal markers, acoustic markers or none when paired with positive reinforcement.

    Learning Objectives

    • Take a closer look at how learning theory posits a number of different ways all animals learn. How well suited are these to how we train dogs?
    • Review the latest research on social learning for dog training.
    • Know what the studies find as the most effective cues, markers and reinforcers in associative learning techniques used in training.
    •  Answer the “to click or not to click” question

    About The Presenter

    Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviorist, dog trainer and educator who holds a Masters Degrees in Animal Behavior from Hunter College and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University, Complimenting her insight into behavior with an in-depth understanding of the built environment. She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor, a registered therapy dog handler, a certified Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Frania specializes in behavior modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane management for urban wildlife.

    Frania is the author of Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at Companion Animals from their Point of View. She founded AnimalBehaviorist.us in 2009, to share her work on how welfare based, science focused strategies and solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and make everyone happier, including the humans. Frania also taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty. She has worked on research projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC. Frania presents and consults in the metropolitan New York area, nationally and internationally. She lives in New York City with her family and cats and dogs.

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