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    • Monday, August 15, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Handlers of reactive dogs struggle to find ways to help their dogs feel less worried, overwhelmed or pushed past their thresholds. But progress can be slow, particularly if the dog continues to be triggered despite the trainer and the handler’s best efforts.

    As a trainer, I work with many handlers who are discouraged or frustrated. In many cases, there are holes in the training plan, invisible holes that are not always readily apparent. Inevitably, the training falls apart, the dog is triggered, the handler is embarrassed or upset, and the trainer is disappointed. Why does this happen so often?

    This webinar dives into what you need to know to help reactive dogs through carefully controlled set-ups. Attendees will learn:

    • The pitfalls of "training in the wild"
    • How to recognize pause button vs uncontrolled variables
    • Assessing individual dog's triggers (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, social, chase)
    • Applying the Trainers' Mixing Board: Distance, Intensity & Duration
    • Understanding and using Line of View and Field of View

    If you’ve ever wished for a PAUSE button on life to help a reactive dog, this webinar is for you. The practical information provided will help anyone create successful training moments in many situations. Find out why so many clients and their dogs have benefitted from this sensible approach to controlled setups for success.

    About Your Presenter    


    Suzanne Clothier

    Suzanne Clothier has been working with animals professionally since 1977, with a deep, broadly varied background of experience. She is well respected for her humane, practical and sensible Relationship Centered Training (RCT™) approach to dogs and the people that love them.

    She has taught throughout the US and internationally on a variety of topics. Her thoughtful, effective tools and materials have been put to use by everyday pet owners, and by trainers, breeders, veterinarians, academics, in guide and service dog organizations, and in animal assisted therapy. She also serves as a consultant to guide and service dog schools.

    Regarded as an innovative trainer with exceptional observation skills and a broad range of knowledge, Suzanne is always in demand as an exciting, informative and entertaining speaker capable of making complex topics easily grasped and practical. Her works includes:

    • CARAT™ - a novel temperament assessment and scoring system.
    • The Enriched Puppy Protocol™ – a program for early puppyhood development, from birth to 9 weeks.
    • RAT™ (Relationship Assessment Tool) – a dog/human relationship dynamics assessment.
    • FAT™ (Functional Assessment Tracking) – a 15-dimension functional assessment of an individual dog.
    • CCC™ (Connection, Cooperation & Control, with Cindy Knowlton) – a puzzle-based training program.
    • Your Athletic Dog: A Functional Approach – a gait and movement assessment.

    An award-winning author of videos, books, and numerous articles, Suzanne’s writings have appeared around the world in countless languages from Danish to Japanese. Her book Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs (Warner, 2002) has received widespread praise from every corner of the dog world, including being included twice in The Wall Street Journal's list of Top 5 Dog Books.

    Suzanne is a member of PPG and IAABC. A long time German shepherd breeder, she lives on an upstate New York farm with husband John Rice, and their considerable animal family.

    • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom and Live Streamed Into The PPG Member Group
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    Talking Kids Around Dogs 

    A FREE Member Resource



    Hosted by Your PPG Canine  Division


    A casual presentation with live group chat and Q&A. Informal, Fun & Educational Just For PPG Members. 

    Location: Login to Zoom directly or watch this event live-streamed in the PPG Member Group

    Goal: Create an educational community for PPG members to discuss Divisional Specific Topics

    Host: Judy Luther/Kelly Fahey

    Guest Speakers:  Debby Lucken from KAD (Kids Around Dogs)

    Topic:  Let's Talk Kids and Dogs

    Recorded: Yes this event will be recorded and will be available in the PPG member area afterward. It will also be live-streamed into the PPG Member Group on Facebook




    • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom and Live Streamed Into The PPG Divisional Group
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    A FREE PPG Member Resource

    Your PPG Equid Divisional Meetup


    Your Host - The PPG Equid Division

    Come and learn about Equids from the PPG Equid Division.

    A casual presentation with live group chat and Q&A. Informal, Fun & Educational Just For PPG Members

    Location: Login to Zoom directly or watch this event live-streamed in the PPG All About Equid Group

    Goal: Create an educational community for PPG members to discuss Divisional Specific Topics

    Host: Divisional Representative 

    Guest Speaker: Michelle Martiya

    Topic: Food Manners For Equids

    Recorded: Yes this event is recorded and will be available in the PPG member area. It will also be live-streamed into the All About Group for PPG members






    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Streamed Live on PPGs Facebook Page
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    August 26, 2022. 3:00 p.m. ET

    What is Management & Can It Be Enough in Helping Pet Owners?

    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

    • Monday, August 29, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Emily came across a desperate post in a local rabbit rescue Facebook group, begging someone to take a beautiful rabbit who was scheduled to be euthanized the next day for aggression. She instantly responded to take the case pro bono and would work with anyone who took on this bunny. Shortly after, Emily received a friend request from the person who was dropping everything to pick up Luna, and they immediately got to work. As Emily watched Luna throw herself, growling and snarling, at the fence separating them, she wondered if she had bitten off more than she could chew!

    Luna's aggression is more severe than any case Emily had experienced in her career working with rabbits. Luna's triggers ranged from everything to the sound of a person approaching to the appearance of food falling into her pen. Anything associated with human interaction was met with a flying leap, a growl, and a fierce bite. While Luna's clear stress and discomfort were a main focus of their efforts, Emily was equally concerned with giving Luna's humans the tools to manage her safely, without (any more) bloodshed! Carefully managing Luna's triggers, mindful counterconditioning, and enrichment were the tools we used to gradually build trust. Luna began to relax, and so could everyone around her!

    Luna's story is not just her own, but the story of many rabbits who are euthanized in shelters for behavior issues. Rabbits whose issues are often created by the environment. This presentation will be useful to anyone who cares for rabbits in any capacity.

    Learning Objectives

    • The importance of stress management in aggression cases

    • Minimizing triggers in an environment where everything seems to be a trigger

    • Developing safe ways to interact with and care for an extremely over-threshold animal

    • Direct juxtaposition of force-free strategies and force-based common methods in handling rabbit aggression

    • Managing learned aggression in bunnies

    About Your Presenter    


    Emily Cassell

    Emily earned her BS in Animal Science, with a specialization in Equine Science, from the University of Florida. Since 2010, she has been providing professional behavior assistance to pets and their people. She completed two internships, one at ZooTampa working primarily with Florida Manatees, and one at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, working with dolphins, otters, and pelicans. While in school, she worked with Class Act for Dogs, in Gainesville, Florida, under Dee Zurberg, an accomplished trainer who emphasized not only kindness to dogs, but kindness to their people as well. Since then, she has continued her career in the zoo field working with a variety of species including tigers, otters, Flying foxes, gibbons, and as well as various avian, aquatic, and reptile species. Her main focus, however, is caring for orangutans. While not working at the zoo, she has spent years working with dogs as a group class instructor and behavior consultant at Courteous Canine, Inc. This led her to create Small Animal Resources, a place for guardians of small pets to find accurate, reliable information and to highlight the behavioral needs of small mammals. She has published articles for the Pet Professional Guild and the International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants on various topics related to rabbit care and behavior. She has presented at various conferences, workshops, and webinars, for both the Pet Professional Guild, the Animal Behavior Management Alliance, and the Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
    • Tuesday, September 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    DMAIC IT! - Improve the Accuracy and Efficiency of Your Pet Behavior Consulting Process


    Adopt the DMAIC Process to Eliminate Errors and Improve Client Satisfaction!

    With Niki Tudge

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5 , CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA  1.5


    Working through a pet behavior change program can be heavy lifting! As Behavior Specialists we find ourselves in counseling roles, working as change agents and improvement specialists. We also set and negotiate the change landscape and individual behavior goals and, of course, oversee the entire project from start to finish. 


    Being successful in business is very challenging in today’s market and it requires that we not only meet the needs of our client but that we are efficient and effective in how we engineer and deliver our services. Ensuring high quality and consistency are key to our long-term business success.

    Building behavior change programs is a process with several inputs and outputs and this requires good process and project management. When our services lack quality management then they are vulnerable to error and costly mistakes. Mistakes impact results of the program, which in turn effects the client’s perception of you and your business.

    Learn a systematic way to approach your behavior and training programs where they are data driven and free from process errors and defects. Free up time, limit the cost of mistakes and improve your client satisfaction by implementing the DMAIC Six Sigma philosophy.  

    Six Sigma is a results-oriented project focused approach to improving quality. It’s a way of measuring and setting goals for services directly connected to your clients’ goals.

    In this webinar you will:

    1.      Learn what Six Sigma is and how it’s ingredients can be used by professionals in behavior change programs as an entire concept and for individual aspects of your business.

    2.      Learn about a simple and easily implementable process that:

    a.       Places a genuine focus on the client – the end-user, pet and owner.

    b.      Is data and fact driven.

    c.       Looks at continual process improvement.

    d.      Promotes sustainable results for you and your clients.

    3.      Learn how to identify and eliminate the defects and errors in your approach and process of managing client programs.

    4.      Understand how to set up data dashboards to monitor and control the results of your programs.

    5.      Get access to a couple of free tools that can be used in your business immediately to help you improve the quality and effectiveness of your work.



    About Your Presenter



    Niki Tudge MBA PCBC-A CABC CDBC. Six Sigma Certified Black Belt


    Niki Tudge MBA PCBC-A CABC CDBC is the founder and president of  the Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Education and The DogSmith. She has substantial leadership experience in business management and administration, particularly in the nonprofit sector, which encompasses her role as the president of Doggone Safe, a nonprofit educational organization. She has published numerous articles, which have been featured in publications such as the New York Times. She has also authored five books; her most recent project, Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People, which she co-authored, was published in 2019.

    Before following her passion into small business and nonprofit management, she enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry, holding executive positions all over the world. Her real passion in her corporate role was the identification and development of female talent in the workplace. She enjoyed managing and coaching her team through both their personal and professional development and loved watching the process of female empowerment and growth at a high level of management.

    Along with her business degrees from Oxford Brookes University in the U.K., her professional credentials include ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and she is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, specializing in data analysis and process improvement. She is also an International Training Board (HCITB) certified people trainer at levels TS1, TS2 & TS3 and a certified facilitator and project manager. In addition, she was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the business community and honored with a Fortune 500 Company Leadership Award for her accomplishments. 


    • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    Free Webinar for PPG Members

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

    Are you interested in developing better self-control in dogs? Then this talk is for you! Executive function refers to the mental processes that are involved in the self-regulation of behavior. For example, maintaining focus and avoiding distraction, inhibiting behavior, adjusting behavior for different environments, and working toward a goal.

    Obviously, these behaviors are critical for pet, performance, and working dogs alike. This webinar is a review of everything we know about the development of executive function in dogs. You don't want to miss this talk!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define executive function
    • Explain the relationship between executive function attention, emotional regulation, impulse control, stress resilience and behavior issues
    • List the factors that influence executive function in dogs
    • Discuss ways of improving executive function in dogs


    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. Use this link to find out more about her on her website: http://smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com/online-services/

    • Monday, September 19, 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • PPG Educational Platform - Virtual
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    Dates: September 19 & 20, 2022

    Lifetime Access To The Recorded Program

    Presented by:  Niki Tudge, Lousie Stapleton-Frappell, Paula Garber & Rebekah King. 

    We recognize that, as a business owner, to expand and grow your business you need to develop new skills and knowledge and recruit, train and manage high-quality employees.

    Investing in your business and your employees' education is a wise decision.

    Employing Certified Pet Care Professionals will make your company stand out as a more attractive service provider to discerning pet owners. And Certified Pet Care Professionals will find seeking out employment at top-notch facilities more attainable.

    Choose an affordable program that will help expand your knowledge and training skills. You can develop your own knowledge or that of your employees! This will enable you to expand your service offerings, strengthen your client loyalty and generate more income. More importantly, it will help ensure the safety and comfort of all your four-legged charges.


    Register for the two-day virtual workshop and get full lifetime access for FREE to the online supplemental modules, recordings, and presentations. The certification process is included in the cost of the workshop. 

    Topics Covered


    Download the full event program descriptions here 

    1.  Introduction with Niki Tudge. How the program works and what you will learn!
    2.  How Pets Learn with Louise Stapleton-Frappell. Understand how pets learn in the context of your role!
    3.  Pet Tools, Equipment, Toys and Supplies with Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Paula Garber. The what and why and when of pet care SWAG!
    4. Pet Behavior and Social Communication with Niki Tudge and Paula Garber. Understand and communicate effectively with those you care for!
    5. Anatomy and Physiology with Niki Tudge and Rebekah King. Know and understand those for who you are responsible!
    6.  Health and Handling with Rebekah King. Learn how to practice safe handling and monitor and observe the health of those in your care!
    7.  Pet First Aid and Emergency Protocols with Rebekah King. Act competently in the face of an emergency!
    8. Pet Enrichment with Niki Tudge, Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Paula Garber. Keeping pets’ lives fun and interesting!
    9. Business Best Practices with Niki Tudge. Learn the best pet care protocols and procedures to support your knowledge and skills!

    Workshop Schedule 

    Click the image here to access the full schedule 


    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom and Live Streamed Into The PPG Divisional Group
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    Supporting Pet Owners with Disabilities in Their Training Programs
    A FREE Member Resource

    Hosted by Your PPG Assistance Animal Division


    A casual presentation with live group chat and Q&A. Informal, Fun & Educational Just For PPG Members. 

    Location: Login to Zoom directly or watch this event live-streamed in the PPG Member Group

    Goal: Create an educational community for PPG members to discuss Divisional Specific Topics

    Host: Divisional Representative 

    Guest Speaker: Veronica Sanchez from Cooperative Paws. Service Dog Education.  


    Topic:  Supporting Pet Owners with Disabilities in Their Training Programs

    Recorded: Yes this event will be recorded and will be available in the PPG member area afterward. It will also be live-streamed into the Divisional Group for members. 





    • Monday, September 26, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom and Live Streamed Into The PPG Divisional Group
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    Learn About Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanic Community

    Helping members better understand and relate to clients from different backgrounds

    A FREE Member Resource



    Hosted by Your PPG Inclusivity  Division


    A casual presentation with live group chat and Q&A. Informal, Fun & Educational Just For PPG Members. 

    Location: Login to Zoom directly or watch this event live-streamed in the PPG Member Group

    Goal: Create an educational community for PPG members to discuss Divisional Specific Topics

    Host: Divisional Representatives

    Guest Speaker:  Dr. Eduardo Fernandez, Moses Medina  & Sandra Machado


    Topic:  Learning About Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanic Community

    Recorded: Yes this event will be recorded and will be available in the PPG member area afterward. It will also be live-streamed into the Divisional Group for members. 




    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
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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/)

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom and Live Streamed Into The PPG Divisional Group
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    An Introduction to the Mission and Members of the PPG Advocacy Division

    A FREE Member Resource



    Hosted by Your PPG Advocacy  Division


    A casual presentation with live group chat and Q&A. Informal, Fun & Educational Just For PPG Members. 

    Location: Login to Zoom directly or watch this event live-streamed in the PPG Member Group

    Goal: Create an educational community for PPG members to discuss Divisional Specific Topics

    Host: Don Hanson 

    Guest Speakers:  am Schultz, Judy Luther, Kim Silver, Tracey Hagan, & Deb Sheridan

    Topic:  An Introduction to the Mission and Members of the PPG Advocacy Division

    Recorded: Yes this event will be recorded and will be available in the PPG member area afterward. It will also be live-streamed into the Divisional Group for members. 




    • 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

    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, December 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar
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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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