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    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    The function of emotion is to motivate behavior. That means it's very closely tied to learning. In fact, certain theories of emotion view emotions as reinforcements or punishments for behavior. In this webinar, learn what emotion is, the different viewpoints on how emotion influences behavior and how to harness this information to your benefit.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define emotion
    • Distinguish between emotion and mood
    • Discuss the impact of arousal on emotion
    • Explain what science tells us about emotion in non-human animals
    • Apply the information from the webinar to improve your training and behavior outcomes


    About The Presenter


    Dr. Kristina Spaulding


    Dr. Spaulding has a PhD in biopsychology - the study of the biological basis of behavior - and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society. She specializes in stress and behavior, social cognition and emotion, positive welfare and the prevention and treatment of behavior problems in dogs. In addition to her academic background, she has been in the dog training and behavior profession for 19 years. She currently splits her time between private behavior work and teaching other dog trainers and behavior consultants online and through seminars and conferences.

    In addition, Dr. Spaulding is a long-standing member of the APDT Education Committee. She is also a member of the Fear Free Advisory Group and an authorized Speaker for Fear Free. She also chairs a task force for Meeting of the Minds, a coalition of top dog professionals across the country charged with improving the quality of life for our dogs and is a member of the IAABC Foundation Board. You can find out more about her on her website. (http://smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com/online-services/)

    • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Harmonious Walks: Redefining Loose-Leash Walking

    Presented by

    Nancy Tucker

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

    Ask any trainer why clients reach out to them for help, and somewhere in the top three reasons you’ll often find “walking on-leash.” Owners want to fix a common problem that occurs when they’re handling their dog on leash, usually pulling, or playing tug with the leash.

    In this session, we’ll cover how to achieve harmonious walks. Nancy will move away from focusing on the traditional heeling behavior, and towards recognizing and meeting dogs’ needs through foundation skills and on-leash games that anyone can do. “Harmonious walks” means everyone wins: Happy dogs, and happy clients.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how to help your clients attain that elusive “loose-leash walking” behavior in the most enjoyable way.


    About Your Presenter


    Nancy Tucker

    Nancy Tucker is a certified trainer with the CCPDT and a fully certified behavior consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild, the IAABC, the Dog Event in France, the WOOF! conference in the UK, and The Lemonade Conference.

    She teaches online courses focusing on various topics including how to resolve separation anxiety, how to use desensitization and counterconditioning to address fearful behaviors, and how to tackle other common behavior issues.

    Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behavior and has a professional background in public relations and copywriting. She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband and their ridiculously cute border terrier, Bennigan.

    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • zoom Link & Streamed Live on PPGs Facebook Page
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    October 28, 2022. 3:00 p.m. ET

    The Top Ten Tips On How To Network and Spread The Mission

    Come and join the PPG Advocacy Committee at one of our monthly events. The Advocacy Committee is a selection of notable practitioners, scientists, and representatives from PPG committees.

    The session is live streamed via the PPG public Facebook page. Members who choose not to use Facebook can also access the events via Zoom.

    If you are not a member of PPG then please access the event via our Facebook page live stream. 

    Panelists will engage and discuss some of the important issues in our industry. The goal is to both advocate and inform through purposeful discussions and debate while networking, building relationships, and having some fun.


      


    Your Moderators 

    Don Hanson & Niki Tudge


    Your Advocacy Panel

    Click here to check out the PPG Advocacy Panel

    Registration here is for  PPG members.

    If you are not a member but would like to watch this discussion then please use the Facebook Live stream to watch this event.

    Our PPG Facebook Page is  https://www.facebook.com/PetProfessionalGuild

    • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, November 04, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Live Streaming & In Person at Crystal River, Nature Coast of Florida
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    Live Streaming Virtual Registration Option Now Available! 

    12 Sessions over 3 Days

    Your Scent & Scentability 3-Day Workshop Event

    Presented by Dr. Robert Hewings & Karen Hewings

    SCENT WORK FOR PRACTICAL TRAINING

    & BEHAVIOR SOLUTIONS 

    Have you always wanted to learn about Canine Scent Work but couldn't justify the time or resources for another sport? 

    Well Now You Have the Perfect Excuse!

     Payment Plans Available - Pay over 3 months! Simply register and then email us so we can set up your plan


    CEUs - PPGA 24

    Who is This Scent Program For?

    1. Dog Trainers, Behavior Consultants, shelter/rescue organizations and others who work in the field of Training & Behavior.

    2. Professionals looking to add new services, new enhancements and new ways to help manage and resolve training and behavior challenges.
    3. Scent Geeks wanting to learn more about scent work and hang around other Scent Geeks for a few days.
    4. For even more Advanced Handling Skills, stay the weekend and enjoy the two-day workshop on November 5, 6, 2022. Enjoy a 25% discount for enrolling in both events. 

    Event Schedule

    Day One: November 2, 2022

    4 General Sessions to get everyone up to scent speed that include practical activities!

    1. Session One: Introduction to The Canine Olfactory System
    2. Session Two: Introduction to Scent & Its many disciplines
    3. Session Three: Teaching Scent Skills, Equipment and Environment
    4. Session Four: Scent Searches, Patterns, Duration, Handling


    Day Two & Day Three: November 3 & 4, 2022

    8 topics covering how you can incorporate Scent Work into your Training and Behavior business. You will have the opportunity to attend all of these sessions over the two days.  

    Your 8 Sessions:

    1. From Reactive to Noseactive: Scent Work for canine reactivity in private consultations
    2. The Nosey Puppy: Scent Work to help promote puppy confidence in puppy classes
    3. The Nose Leads the Way: Scent Work to help promote enriched walks and nice leash skills
    4. Nosing Around: Scent Work to help promote confidence in canines in private consultations
    5. Take Me Out to the Nose Game: Scent Work to help Shelter & Rescue Dogs thrive in their environments
    6. The Old Nose's Still Got It: Scent Work to help build enrichment for Grey Muzzle Dogs
    7. Ring Around the Noseys: Scent Work to build fun group classes
    8. Smell Something, Do Something: Scent Work to help with Service Dogs such as PTSD night tremor detection

    This is One of Two Fabulous Scent Events with Dr. Robert Hewings & Karen Hewings

    Scent & Scentability November 2, 3 & 4, 2022 & Advanced Instructor Handling Skills November 5 & 6, 2022

    Register for Both Events and Receive Your 25% Discount and choose a 0% Interest Monthly Payment Plan (not available for virtual registrations)

    ***Please use this form for registering if you choose both events***

    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, November 06, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Crystal River, Nature Coast of Florida
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    CANINE SCENT ADVANCED HANDLING SKILLS 

    presented by Dr. Robert Hewings and Karen Hewings.

    Beyond The Basics of Canine Scent -Introducing Advanced Detection & Handling Skills 

    This program takes you beyond the basics of canine scent and introduces you to advanced detection and handling skills with more intricate search challenges.

    Early Bird Rates & Payment Plans Available 

    Who is This Scent Program For?

    1. Scent Geeks who have completed some scent work and their dog is already trained on one scent and has a reliable passive indication. 

    2. Attendees of the 3 Day program on November 2, 3 & 4, 2022. You are set to stay for the two-day weekend workshop. Enjoy a 25% discount for enrolling in both events. 


    2 Days of Advanced Handling Work 

    This 2-day program covers:

    1. How to hone your active search skills
    2. More complex techniques and search systems
    3. Strategic searching of difficult hides
    4. Searching with more distractions and increased distance from your dog
    5. How to manage and navigate complex search patterns 
    6. Becoming more competent with a variety of hide locations, heights, distance and ease of access
    7. Advanced leash handling skills around large objects, locations and equipment


    Two Types of Registration for This Event

    Auditor Option One: Register and attend all the events and learn from lectures, networking and watching Pets and Their People working.

    Working Spot Option Two: 20 places available.  Bring your dog and enjoy this pet friendly resort. Attend all sessions with your dog. 


    This is One of Two Fabulous Scent Events with Dr. Robert Hewings & Karen Hewings

    Scent & Scentability November 2, 3 & 4, 2022 & Advanced Instructor Handling Skills November 5 & 6, 2022

    Register for Both Events and Receive Your 25% Discount and choose a 0% Interest Monthly Payment Plan

    ***Please use this form for registering if you choose both events***

    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Kittens and puppies can be put on mandatory confinement during the socialization period due to surgery, injury or other medical issues. When these patients are confined during the socialization period, they can experience a negative impact with socialization and can suffer from behavioral problems later in life. This program will show techniques that will keep the patient safe and mentally stimulated. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Attendees will learn techniques to help keep confined animals calm - They will learn how to provide mental and physical exercise to patients that require confinements - They will also learn ways to help puppies and kittens socialize while confined.


    About Your Presenter


    Shannon Riley-Coyner

    An internationally sought-after speaker, Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She spoke at Pet Professional Guilds Geek Week Australia in 2021, has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West.

    Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

    Shannon created Truly Force Free Animal Training in 2015 so that anyone, anywhere could have access to force free, positive reinforcement animal training. In 2018, Shannon published “The Evolution of Dog Training” available in audio, print and Ebook.

    Shannon’s dog training philosophy revolves around force free, positive reinforcement; however, her goal is for healthy happy relationships between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment, and training all play a significant role in achieving this goal.

    Shannon spent many years as the head dog trainer for PAWS for Healing, a pet assisted therapy organization. She performed temperament testing and assisted in the training of therapy dogs who visited hospitals, veteran groups, special educational facilities, and convalescent homes. She believes strongly in the benefits of developing the human animal bond and can assist in coaching for pets and their human companions to develop that connection.

    Shannon is a past President for the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1

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

    No worries you will automatically receive a recording!

    Many dog guardians, dog behaviour experts, and dog researchers have a keen interest in village dogs (and other dogs who live at large). Some of the interest is simple: a curiosity about how these dogs live. However, some people suggest that village dogs live a life which is much improved, welfare-wise, over the life of a pet dog. In this webinar, dog trainer and anthropologist Kristi Benson will provide an introduction to village dogs (including definitions and geography). She will also review welfare-compromised and positive aspects of village dogs lives before looking at some of the lessons we can learn for pet dogs: enrichment, foraging, socializing, environmental choices, and so on. She will also comment on some of the potential pitfalls and flaws in the discussions about village dogs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Evaluate sources of expertise on village dogs and dog welfare
    • Understand the difference between seeking good consequences vs. getting relief, and why those separate motivations matter to this topic
    • Identify the naturalistic fallacy in the context of discussing village dogs
    • Develop new ways to improve pet dog welfare based on lessons from village dogs

    About Your Presenter

    Kristi Benson

    Kristi is an honours graduate of, and now on staff at, the Academy for Dog Trainers. At the Academy, she is a student mentor and coach, and is in charge of the weekly webinars. Kristi is also in charge of special projects, including the Husbandry Project, which is a large co-operative veterinary care research study working with hundreds of dog owners, testing the efficiency and usefulness of a series of training plans. In her private practice, Kristi works with dog guardians through her self-paced online classes. She also loves helping both the dogs and the humans in the equation and brings her trademark combination of humour and compassion to her courses, no matter the topic.

    Kristi also enjoys reaching out to dog owners through writing. Besides her own blog, she also regularly writes for the Academy for Dog Trainers’ blog and is a Special Correspondent to Zazie Todd’s Companion Animal Psychology. For ten years, she ran a sled dog micro-rescue with her partner, and fostered, house-trained, obedience-trained, and re-homed racing sled dogs. She lives rurally in northern British Columbia, Canada. She has gained the PCBC-A credential, is Fear Free certified, and is on the Fear Free Speaker’s Bureau.

    • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Bites can be prevented in the hospital environment when staff is trained properly in understanding body language and when they understand force free, positive techniques. Keeping our patients under threshold while in the hospital is critical and learning alternate ways to handle a fearful animal is needed to keep the staff safe

    Learning Objectives:

    • How the understanding of body language staff can prevent bites
    • The ability to share tips with staff and others about how to help prevent bites
    • Understanding of why and how some medications can help prevent bites and how they can not only help the staff, but can help the patients too.


    About Your Presenter


    Shannon Riley-Coyner

    An internationally sought-after speaker, Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She spoke at Pet Professional Guilds Geek Week Australia in 2021, has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West.

    Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

    Shannon created Truly Force Free Animal Training in 2015 so that anyone, anywhere could have access to force free, positive reinforcement animal training. In 2018, Shannon published “The Evolution of Dog Training” available in audio, print and Ebook.

    Shannon’s dog training philosophy revolves around force free, positive reinforcement; however, her goal is for healthy happy relationships between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment, and training all play a significant role in achieving this goal.

    Shannon spent many years as the head dog trainer for PAWS for Healing, a pet assisted therapy organization. She performed temperament testing and assisted in the training of therapy dogs who visited hospitals, veteran groups, special educational facilities, and convalescent homes. She believes strongly in the benefits of developing the human animal bond and can assist in coaching for pets and their human companions to develop that connection.

    Shannon is a past President for the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

    • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Learning can be defined as the processing and retention of new information which results in an enduring change in behavior. However, learning takes place within constraints such as preparedness, fixed action pattern behaviors, adaptation and motivation. The learning process may entail associations between neutral and meaningful stimuli, associations between cues and behaviors, and associations between behaviors and their consequences.

    In this webinar, which has been designed at a novice level, we will explore 10 different types of learning – what they are, their characteristics, and some examples of each – and the constraints within which learning takes place

    Learning Objectives

    - Understand the concepts of preparedness, fixed action pattern behaviors, adaptation and motivation.


    Become acquainted with the following types of learning:

    - Superstitious learning

    - Imprinting

    - Learned helplessness

    - Latent learning

    - One-trial learning

    - Social facilitation learning

    - Errorless learning

    - Respondent conditioning

    - Operant conditioning

    - Emotional learning


    About Your Presenter    


    Alexandra Santos

    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems”, “Puppy Training: How to housetrain your puppy effectively”, “How to leash train your dog and enjoy walking him”, “O meu cão e eu”, “Cão educado, dono feliz” (published in Portugal), and has also authored and co-authored several scientific articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior.

    Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, as a guest professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people. She has been a presenter at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on positive reinforcement-based training and regularly presents webinars for the Pet Professional Guild in the USA and Edogtorial in Spain.

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