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    • Friday, February 05, 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Saturday, February 05, 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    with Niki Tudge

    CEUs 

    PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5



    Creating and holding Lunch and Learn sessions are a low cost way to either train and develop colleagues and employees or develop industry referral partners for your business. Imagine having veterinary staff, groomers, pet resort management and other referral prospects as  a captive audience giving you the opportunity to inform, update, engage, educate and influence them. 

    Lunch & Learn sessions are a great way  to introduce educational topics, new products, services or a simple demonstration of your skills. They are the perfect environment for a show and tell. 

    This Lunch and Learn webinar will give you some  quick and useful tool so you can add Lunch & Learn sessions to your marketing plan. Lunch & Learn sessions don't just have to be about an event they can be used for networking, sharing best practices and building collaboration across small businesses.



    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand what a lunch and learn session is and what they are not
    • Identify the endless possibilities for planning Lunch & Learn sessions
    • Understand the place Lunch & Learn sessions have in your marketing efforts
    • Know how to set up and break down a session
    • Understand the scope for Lunch & Learn sessions and how best to plan them
    • Be confident addressing difficult situations and people
    • Master Lunch & Learn best practices

    About The Presenter


    Niki Tudge MBA, PCBC-A, CABC, CDBC

    Founder & President The DogSmith, DogNostics Career Center & Pet Professional Guild. President Doggone safe


    Before following her passion into her own pet business in 2002, Niki Tudge enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business. Niki's formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute. Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

    Niki is a published author and has released the following titles People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now! Big Training in a Small Business, A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! , A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and most recently Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People. Click here to review these publications


    • Monday, July 03, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 03, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Veronica Boutelle of dog*tec

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    Either you’ve been thinking about teaching classes but you’re a little nervous, or you’ve been teaching classes quite a while and you enjoy it. Your students love you and your evaluations are great. But there’s still a challenge or two you’d like to face down. Maybe it’s a classroom management quandary—How to handle the students who insist on talking all through class, including while you’re instructing. Or the ones who seem to do their own thing no matter what instructions you give, or how many times you give them. Or the parents who aren’t able to manage their children while training their dog, or even the students who aren’t able to manage their dogs. Maybe you want a way to more actively engage students in your classes—to get more discussion flowing, or see them start to work proactively with their dogs and make needed training adjustments without waiting for your feedback. Maybe it’s finding easier, smoother ways to handle the widely varied skill and experience levels of your human and canine students. With over 20 years of experience teaching dog training classes, training trainers and teachers, and developing curriculum and instructional strategies, Veronica will help you develop new approaches to tackle your teaching challenges and set your students up for success.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand and be able to use curriculum and instructional strategies that work for learners at all levels simultaneously
    • Understand and be able to use various classroom management strategies to keep students focused and on task
    • Understand and be able to use scaffolding, an instructional strategy designed to teach independent decision making for real-life training success
    • Understand the relationship between curriculum choices and classroom management issues

    About The Presenter



    Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed, CTC

    Veronica is the founder of dog*tec, the dog pro industry’s leading business consultancy, through which she has been helping dog trainers help dogs since 2003. She is the author of How to Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is and the co-author of Minding Your Dog Business: A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals, and writes on business topics for many dog training industry journals, including a regular column for PPG’s Barks from the Guild. Veronica is a sought-after speaker at conferences and dog training schools across the country and internationally. She has recently spoken to positive reinforcement trainers at conferences and seminars in countries as diverse as Chile, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, and the UK, as well as at our own PPG Summit in Florida.

    As former Director of Behavior & Training at the San Francisco SPCA, and as a dog training business owner before that, Veronica understands what it means to be a dog trainer first hand—the daily worries about everything from client compliance to financial security, the unique challenges of a “flexible” schedule that requires evenings and weekends, and the struggle to balance clients and training with the minutiae of running a business—and to balance all of that with a rich non-work life. Her background as a trainer, her business expertise, and her work as an educator put Veronica in a unique position to help professional dog trainers learn to become as skilled in business as they are as trainers—and that means more dogs’ lives touched by positive training.

    • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 14, 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

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

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

    Are you tired of starting classes with 6 students and finishing with 3? Of students checking training off their to-do lists after puppy or basic manners classes, never to return? Of dealing with scheduling issues and student make-up hassles? Of scrambling around like the proverbial chicken to provide mini-lessons to students at different experience and skill levels? Of managing reactive dogs, hyper kids, and unfocused adult students? The stress of enrollment and income numbers that fluctuate throughout the year?

    Then you’ll want to join us for this web seminar with Veronica Boutelle. Pulling together her backgrounds in dog training, education, and business, Veronica will share a comprehensive 4-point solution to common group training class headaches. Get these 4 points right, and everyone wins: Students learn the knowledge and skills they need to succeed outside of your classroom in their real lives. Dogs learn the behaviors their people desire, and benefit from greater understanding and empathy, too. And you get consistently full classes and a steady income, plus the satisfaction of watching your students and their dogs hit new heights.

    No matter the size of your class program, whether a few sessions per week or a jam-packed schedule, Veronica will show you how to offer and enjoy the best classes in town—yours!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the four pillars of successful classes

    • Challenge the common definitions of successful classes

    • Understand the difference and relationship between course structure and curriculum

    • Understand the roles that course structure and curriculum each play in student success, recidivism, and retention

    • Understand the role of curriculum in student success and classroom management, and identify common curriculum errors that undermine each

    • Identify the common errors made in dog training course offerings

    • Identify common business errors contributing to inconsistent enrollment and income


    About The Presenter


    Veronica Boutelle

    dogbiz founder Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC, is a regular speaker at PPG Summits, and writes the business Q&A column for BARKS from the Guild. She’s the author of the go-to business book for dog pros, How To Run a Dog Business: Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is, and travels the world teaching R+ dog trainers how to make a living doing what they love.

    None of this is likely news, but what you may not know about Veronica is that she holds a Masters Degree in Education and spent her years before becoming a dog trainer, and eventually starting dogbiz, teaching. After years teaching virtually every level of school from preschool to high school (her favorite), Veronica taught graduate courses in curriculum design, classroom management, and teaching, and also coached junior high and high school teachers in the field. In this web seminar, Veronica marries her education and business expertise to tackle the challenges of building and running a successful class program in a way only she can.


    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Wednesday, January 28, 2026
    • 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Recorded Webinar - Immediate Access!
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    Become a Certified “Fun Scent Games” Instructor

    Updated, Improved & New Learning Platform

    Earn Your DN-FSG

    Approved Continuing Educational Units

    PPAB 4, CCPDT 4.5, IAABC 2

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell


     


    On Demand Viewing - Start Your Course as Soon as You Register!

    This is fabulous Certification Program that provides you with the tools, skills and knowledge to run Fun Scent Games classes. You will learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, along with the what, how and why of operating a successful Fun Scent Games class.

    Offering "Fun Scent Games" group classes, private classes or workshops will broaden your service offerings as well as helping to build client loyalty and supporting the needs of your pet owning community.

    Dogs have an amazing natural scenting ability. Dogs participating in your Fun Scent Games classes will have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy!

    Level One Fun Scent Games Instructor Program Learning Objectives:

    • Canine Olfaction history and scientific facts
    • The training environment, philosophy and methodology
    • Effects of air current
    • Scent contamination
    • Detection thresholds
    • ORNs
    • 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

    Upon Successful Completion, You Will Receive:

    1. A DogNostics Instructor Certificate DN-FSG1
    2. A Certification Badge to display on your website
    3. A listing on the DogNostics Fun Scent Game Instructor Registry
    4. A PDF copy of the Course Curriculum
    5. A student Certificate for you to co-brand to provide to your “Fun Scent Games” students
    6. Advertising copy describing the program for your website
    7. Artwork for a promotional 8.5 x 11 flyer
    8. Access to the DogNostics Student Common Room - A Closed Facebook Group where DogNostics students can network with each other, exchange ideas and ask questions
    9. Mentoring Support through the DogNostics Faculty Members
    10. The Total Program cost is only $130.00. You will see a full return on your investment after one group class!

    Please Note:

    • Level 1 will be a prerequisite for Level 2

      • You do not need to enroll in more advanced levels.
    • Each applicant has 12 months to complete each program.
    • Study at home in your own time!
    • Easy access and progress tracking of your modules

    Program Certification

    1. Attend the online course lessons

    2. Successful completion of your open-book on-line lesson quizzes

    3. The submission of 6 short 30 second videos to demonstrate your mechanical competency in the key scent dog training skills


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT2, CWRI


    Louise  is a partner and faculty member of DogNostics Career Center and board member of The Pet Professional Guild. A professional canine trainer and behavior consultant – accredited via the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, Louise is the regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, the membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and the owner and head trainer of The DogSmith of Estepona.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Edinburgh University) and Dog Emotion and Cognition (Duke University). Louise’s professional credentials also include: Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Whistle Recall Instructor, Level Two Certified Pet Care Technician, and Certified Fun Scent Games Instructor. Louise is proud to be a Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor, a programme that acknowledges the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable.

    Louise is the creator and instructor of the DogNostics Dog Trainer Certificate Course; Dog Trick Instructor Program; Fostering Collaborative Care Program; Walk This Way Instructor Program, co-author of The Top Ten Dog Training Knowledge Concepts and the instructor and assessor of the DogNostics Fun Scent Games Instructor certification courses

    Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.

    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Friday, December 13, 2024
    • 2:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1

    As a small business, social media is overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels. You have to figure out where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results—all with a limited amount of time and resources.

    Learning Objectives

    That’s why in this session she'll provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. You’ll learn:

    • How to choose the right social networks for your business
    • The 15-minute social media plan
    • Getting started in the pay-to-play world of social media


    About The Presenter


    Tracey Lee Davis


    Whether Tracey is training someone how to do it themselves or just taking care of it for them, she loves helping small businesses with their online marketing needs.

    In her previous career as the Director of Operations of a small business in the Pet Care Industry, she developed a fondness for small, local businesses and is a firm believer in supporting mom and pop shops whenever possible. Social Media exploded onto the scene while in that career, and she was HOOKED. Tracey started attending seminars and training sessions to learn all she could to help that small business have a relevant voice in the social media conversation. Her love of all things social and passion for supporting small business made for a very easy choice to transition into the world of social media marketing full time from my past career. Now as a Certified Content Marketing Strategist, Tracey loves helping small businesses achieve their marketing goals, and help them have a great time while doing it!

    Tracey is a Certified Solution Provider for Constant Contact; a Hootsuite Certified Professional and Hootsuite Ambassador; and the Co-Owner and Vice President of the Women's Networking Alliance.

    When she's not playing on the internet or presenting to small business owners, you can find her reading voraciously on my Kindle; rooting for the San Jose Sharks; singing along to the radio; traveling to exotic destinations; catching the latest comic book movie with copious amounts of movie theater popcorn; eating lots and lots of cheese; and pretending to know more about wine than whether one is white or red.


    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 01, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A FREE PPG Member Resource

    CEUs PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    Taking Your Business Virtual

     A FREE PPG member resource. PPG is committed to supporting its membership during this difficult period.

    Join Niki Tudge and Kate LaSala for this 90-minute webinar on how to take your Pet Training Services Virtual, now and long-term!

    Everyone seems to be doing it now but going virtual is not new to some pet training professionals. In this webinar we will be benefiting from Kate LaSala’s experience and knowledge having offered virtual consultations for her clients, prior to the Pandemic.

    Yes, that’s right, you too can offer full training services, including group classes.  Now more than ever, these services are providing a crucial lifeline to pet trainers and their clients. Learn how to help and support your clients from the comfort and safety of your own home.

    In this presentation we will discuss

    1. Can you just move current services virtually or do they need to be rebranded and redesigned?
    2.  How are remote sessions different than in-person sessions? What challenges do you face?
    3. How should you price your virtual services?
    4. What technology is required and at what cost to your business?
    5. How do you provide post session support and keep clients in the loop and motivated?


    Kate LaSala, CTC, CBCC-KA 


    Kate LaSala, CTC, CBCC-KA is a certified, professional dog & cat trainer and behavior consultant who owns Rescued By Training, which services clients in-person in metro NYC and worldwide via remote sessions.  She is an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA), an AKC CGC Evaluator, a Bright and Beautiful therapy dog evaluator and a full member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and is part of the PPG Shelter and Rescue Committee.  More information can be found at www.rescuedbytraining.com


    Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CABC, CDBC

    Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager. Niki has more than 20 years of  experience in fortune 500 organizations reaching Director positions. Niki is passionate about supporting small business owners on their individual journeys, navigating marketing, business finance, human resources and business planning activities. 

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

    Niki is a published author and has released the following titles People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now! Big Training in a Small Business, A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! , A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and most recently Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.


    • Friday, April 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Monday, April 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A FREE Member Resource

    PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1, CCPDT (pending)

    Your Business Marketing In Times of Difficulty!

    A PPG member resource to support our community through this difficult time. Join Niki Tudge and Dr. Robert King as they talk through some key aspects of business marketing and finance. 

    In this free flowing webinar we will be discussing:

    1. How to use social media to market in these difficult times
    2. How to add value to your existing services to retain your clients loyalty
    3. Don’t just throw about discounts, be strategic in your support of your clients
    4. Understand that Cash Flow is King, what it is and how to monitor and manage it
    5. How to find and broaden your reach to new clients and up sell, market to existing clients

    The webinar will also allow a minimum of  20 minutes for questions and answers. 

    Dr. Robert King 

    Dr. King received his B.B.A. in Marketing, an M.B.A. in marketing, and a M.S. in Finance & Economics from West Texas A&M University before earning a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Mississippi. Dr. King teaches principles of marketing and advertising to undergraduates as well as marketing strategy and social networking to graduate students.  He serves on several boards of directors as well as enjoying his own small business ventures and uses this knowledge to aid in the teaching of his classes. Dr. King’s research includes a wide variety of topics, but most fall under the scope of marketing strategy, electronic word-of-mouth, technology use in business, and business ethics. Dr. King enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.  When not at work he enjoys reading, the outdoors, travelling, and cooking.


    Niki Tudge

    Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager. Niki has more than 20 years of  experience in fortune 500 organizations reaching Director positions. Niki is passionate about supporting small business owners on their individual journeys, navigating marketing, business finance, human resources and business planning activities. 

    Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute

    As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She is also the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization that focuses on education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

    Niki is a published author and has released the following titles People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now! Big Training in a Small Business, A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! , A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and most recently Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.


    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Setting Up to Survive & Thrive

    Niki Tudge is hosting our Corporate Partners

    at dog*biz Veronica Boutelle & Gina Phairas. 


    A FREE Business Contingency Webinar for PPG Members

    CEUS: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC (pending)

    Over the last few weeks dog trainers have scrambled to set up alternative ways of offering services, as both a way to continue helping dogs and their people and in the rush to shore up lost revenue.

    As a result, the pandemic has created a wave of innovation and creativity throughout our industry. How well it serves us individually and as a community, both through and beyond this crisis, will depend on how carefully we implement our ideas.

    This is a time to act swiftly. But it is also a time for deliberate, thoughtful choices. Choices about which services will set you up for best success during and after the crisis. And about how to provide those services, too. In-person services do not translate directly to their virtual counterparts. We will need to translate apples into oranges to set ourselves, our businesses, and our clients up for success. It is an easy time to make limiting mistakes.

    How do we best package, price, and market online privates and classes in a way that serves our ends now and meets our needs later, too?

    And how do we deliver them? What do online training best practices look like? What translates, and what needs to be creatively adjusted for training success? Same for classes—what curriculum and instructional adjustments are required for powerful outcomes?

    We’ve engaged in an impressive flurry of activity to weather this storm, each of us individually and collectively as an industry. Join Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas of dogbiz for their expert insights on the opportunities of this moment as well as its potential pitfalls.

    It’s time to take a breath to set ourselves up not just to survive, but to thrive—both through this crisis and beyond.

    Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC

    Founder, Consultant Lead, DWA Director

    Veronica is the former Director of Behavior & Training for the San Francisco SPCA. She has been helping dog professionals create their dream businesses through dogbiz since 2003.

    Veronica is the author of How to Run a Dog Business and The Business of Dog Walking, the co-author of Minding Your Dog Business, and writes for multiple industry journals, including regular business columns in PPG’s Barks from the Guild and APDT’s Chronicle of the Dog. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and dog training schools across the country and internationally, teaching R+ dog pros how to help more dogs in countries ranging from North America to South America, Europe to Down Under.

    Veronica has made good use of her previous career as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and curriculum developer to bring more effective curriculum and instructional strategies to group dog training classes.

    Fun Fact: Veronica grows much of her own food and is rarely seen at home without dirt under her fingernails.


    Gina Phairas, BSc Comms, CTC

    Founder, Consultant Lead, dogbiz U Director

    Gina is a former San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers instructor, teaching fellow trainers alongside Jean Donaldson and Janis Bradley. Gina brings extensive experience in the dog industry to her work, including serving as Behavior Rehabilitation Coordinator at the SF/SPCA, co-founding a consulting non-profit for shelters and rescues, consulting for and managing one of the first dog daycares in the CA Bay Area, and running her own successful dog training business.

    These days Gina uses her experience and advertising background to support dog professionals by leading our talented consulting team and running dogbiz University, her brain child for providing effective, easy-access business support to R+ dog professionals. She also regularly shares dog business wisdom at dog training conferences and seminars, including those held by PPG, APDT, and as Clicker Expo faculty.

    Fun Fact: In her first career Gina worked on television commercials and news programs. She’s also hosted a music video show.



    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A FREE PPG Member Resource

    CEUs PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5

    Time is of the Essence: Puppy Socialization During a Pandemic

    A FREE PPG member resource. PPG is committed to supporting its membership during this difficult period.


     


    Join Niki Tudge and Jessica Ring for this 60-minute webinar on how coach your clients through Puppy Socialization during a pandemic

    “What about the puppies!?!?”

    Dog trainers everywhere are very concerned about puppies right now. We constantly stress the critical nature of puppy socialization and recommend a wealth of activities that involve close contact with a whole range of people and places, including group puppy class. And time is of the essence. The window for puppy socialization starts to close around 12–16 weeks of age. We simply cannot wait.

    Come and join us and learn some great ways you can How can puppies receive proper socialization during this time of almost complete social isolation?

    Jessica Ring reached out to some of her dog training colleagues for their ideas and suggestions. While it might currently be impossible to provide the ideal regimen of positive experiences with lots of new people, places, other puppies/dogs and situations, there are some great suggestions for what we can do.

    Learn how you can coach your clients through Puppy Socialization during this difficult time.



    Jessica CPDT-KA, CTC, PMCT


    Jessica Ring is the owner of My Fantastic Friend, LLC based in Ellicott City, Maryland. She’s a PPG Member, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), an honors graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, a Pat Miller Trainer Certified Trainer (PMCT) and a Fear Free Certified Professional. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, Jessica was a graphic designer and university professor. More information can be found at https://www.myfantasticfriend.com




    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sunday, April 30, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    April 2020 Free Member Webinar

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1

    With the current trend discouraging group gatherings, dog traines are rapidly losing business because they cannot hold classes. There are many different technology options available that make getting your classes online easy and affordable. The purpose of this course is to go through the options of how you can get your courses online, technology available and how to adapt your teaching styles and engagement strategies in an online format.


    Learning Objectives

    • To show trainers how easy it is to set up online courses and systems to transition their local clients to an online format so they don't lose business when group gatherings are being discouraged
    • How to transition in-person teaching techniques online
    • Successful strategies for course engagement with students in an online format.


    About The Presenter

    Mychelle Blake


    Mychelle Blake is a freelance writer, web designer, social media consultant and content creator. She a particular focus on the companion animal behavior field. Mychelle has had her work published on several websites and magazines on subjects including web design, social media, online technology and dog, cat, parrot, small animal and reptile health and behavior.


    Mychelle Blake runs her own web design company with a focus on small to medium businesses and non-profits. She provides a full range of online business services include website design, copywriting for the web, search engine optimization, Google analytics setup and reporting, and web accessibility audits. She approaches her business with an eye towards online solutions that fits each of her clients' unique needs. Mychelle walks all of her clients through the web design process, starting with determining goals and target market, user design, and content creation. She is passionate about helping the "web intimidated" to develop sites that grow their business or mission and increase their ROI. She also has a specialty in helping individuals develop online course platforms, whether it's on their own website or using pre-configured learning management systems. She has studied web design and internet technology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and was one of the very first students of the Las Vegas campus of the Iron Yard Front End Engineering program. To learn more, please visit her website http://www.firelinkonline.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/firelinkonline/


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