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    • Monday, May 23, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • PPG Educational Platform
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    "Up Your Business Game"


    A PPG Virtual Event


    Your Tips, Tools & Resources To Support Your Business Growth

    CEUS: PPAB 8, CCPDT, KPA,  IAABC Pending 

     One Great Virtual Event -  12  Hours of Business Help & Support!



    1. 6 sessions on day 1 and day 2 = 12 Hours of Tips and Support
    2. Great networking, chat and support functions.
    3. Live Q&A after each session
    4. Access to Recordings  for 6 months 
    5. Daily Raffle prizes 
    6. Exhibitors 
    7. SWAG Bag

    Event Schedule & Session Titles







    • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Streamed Live on PPGs Facebook Page
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    Recognizing Micro-Aggressions So They Can Be Managed and Avoided

    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 are 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 checkout the PPG Advocacy Panel

    Registration here is for  PPG members. If you are not a member but would like to watch this disucssion then please  use the Facebook Live stream on Facebook to watch this event if you are not a PPG member. Our PPG Facebook Page is  https://www.facebook.com/PetProfessionalGuild

    • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Dominance - What it is. What it isn’t… the impacts on dog training and why it’s not an argument for force.

    How can the research and information on dominance be contradictory? Join this webinar to learn about social dominance, starting with an overview of conflict resolution in various species of animals.

    Queen bees and workers. Why do some individuals sacrifice themselves during mating? Isn’t that maladaptive? A look at haplodiploid species and why anyone would “serve the hive."

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how social structure can lead to adaptive processes such as sex changes to avoid conflict.
    • How does the sociality of the species impact displays, mating, and group dynamics.
    • Learn why we cannot extrapolate data from one species to another without concern.
    • The role of sex in various social societies. Why do some species have harems?
    • How exactly do dogs fit into all of this? Are dogs “dominant” if yes, does it matter?
    • How much does dominance impact dog training?

    About Your Presenter 


    Yvette Van Veen

    Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star. Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or on Facebook at facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

    • Monday, June 06, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

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

    No worries you will automatically receive a recording!

    In this webinar, Kristi Benson will delve into the ways the guardians of a multi-dog household can make their living situations more peaceful and joyful, for both the humans and the dogs involved. She’ll review safety factors in having a home with multiple dogs, including how dogs function as social carnivores and how and why other pets and small children may be at risk. She will delve into “management”, or the prevention of problem behaviours before they start, when dealing with multiple animals. She will also cover useful tricks and tools for both management and training, how to maximise training set-ups, how and when to train on-the-fly, and the logistics of comfortable down-time. Kristi will cover how to comfortably bring clients on board with kinder techniques and dismantling client myths about behaviour and dynamics among multi-dog homes. She will also tackle how to have tricky conversations about re-homing and permanent separation of animals in a single home.

    Kristi has lived with up to 13 dogs in her home when she was running a sled dog rescue and has tested and streamlined effective and welfare-forward techniques to meet everyone’s needs while keeping the (relative) peace in a busy home.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify safety considerations for multi-dog households, including with cats and children.
    • Understand the basics of predatory behaviour and acquired bite inhibition.
    • Understand and implement management (response prevention) for multi-dog households to reduce problem behaviours including fighting.
    • Identify useful and important training plans, and how to effectively train in a multi-dog household.
    • Understand the basics of classical conditioning and how to use it in a solo-counterconditioning protocol on-the-fly.
    • Identify and reduce risk/harm in worst-case scenarios.


      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, June 15, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • GoToWebinar
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      CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

      Stress. As professionals, we know that reducing stress is important for well-being. But what is stress, exactly? And is all stress bad? How does stress impact behavior? This webinar will cover the definition and different categories of stress and how stress impacts behavior. It will also discuss how to build stress resilience in dogs (and other animals). Understanding the impacts of stress and how to promote healthy stress coping are key to training and living with emotionally stable dogs. This webinar will bring you one big step closer to the goal of raising happy dogs and implementing successful training and behavior modification plans.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Define stress and the categories of stress
      • Explain how stress impacts development
      • Outline the impacts of stress on physical health, learning, and behavior
      • List options for promoting stress resilience during development
      • Discuss methods of helping animals cope with stress in the moment


        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, June 22, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • GoToWebinar Live Event
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         Come & Join Your PPG Inclusivity Division.

        Catch Up On All Things PPG!


          

        You are Invited! 

        Your PPG inclusivity Committee will host your June New Member Orientation meeting. New and veteran  members welcome.

        We will start these meetings with a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on a variety of topics and then host a live Q&A.

        Topics will include:

        1. Welcome to PPG

        2. Meet Your Inclusivity Committee

        3. What are our Guiding Principles

        4. Our Code of Conduct

        5. Fly Your Flag: Your Membership Certificate

        6. Fly Your Flag: Your Member Badge

        7. A brief review of your Membership Benefits

        8. How to setup your Directory Listing

        9. How to setup your Member Profile

        10. Navigating your Member Area

        11. The PPG Divisions explained

        12. The ‘ins and outs’ of PPG Webinars & Events

        13. PPG Program Overview: Project Trade

        14. PPG Program Overview: The PPG Scholarship Program & Credentialing Organization

        15. PPG Program Overview: Pet Dog Ambassador

        16. Meet your Membership Team

        17. Q&A

        Please join us to say hello, get better acquainted with your benefits of membership, meet your peers or just enjoy a Chat & Chuckle!



        Your Hosts - The PPG Inclusivity Committee 


        Aaron Jones

        Angel Rowe

        Lorena Patti

        Debbie Sheridan

        Rebekah King

        Niki Tudge


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        • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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        CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

        Whether training dogs, birds, insects or any other animal, how they sense the world likely differs from our mental representation of the world around us. When animals see, smell, taste, hear and feel elements in the environment can serve as cues that elicit learned behaviours or fixed action patterns (FAPs). If we fail to consider the animal’s sensory reality, we may miss that which is right before us, but invisible to our senses.

        Learning Objectives

        • How does human perception work, especially sight? How does a 2D image become a 3D representation in our minds?
        • What do other species see? A look at the fascinating world of “seeing” with touch.
        • Looking at species that see UV light physically seeing things that are present but are hidden from our sight.
        • How does polarized light look and how does it work to help animals get around?
        • What are pheromones and how do they assist some species.
        • How are these things tested if we cannot perceive what we are investigating?
        • Early exposure with senses impacts later abilities. The case for “enriched” environments.
        • Socialization. Looking at a scientific study of what happens when animals are raised in a restrictive rearing environment, and why that matters so much to dogs.

        • Working with a dog’s sense of smell and making the case for the notion that, “They are not sniffing nothing.”
        • When “nothing” cues behaviour. How stimuli may be creating a cascade effect in dog behaviour problems such as marking.
        • What is a fixed action pattern (also called Modal action pattern) and can you train around a behaviour with strong genetic predispositions?
        • Visualizing scents as cues, both positive and negative.

          About Your Presenter 


          Yvette Van Veen

          Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star. Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or on Facebook at facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

          • Thursday, June 30, 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • GoToWebinar
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          CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

          Our canine companions cannot speak but that does not mean they cannot communicate with us. Dogs use body language to tell us if they are relaxed, stressed, afraid or upset. Learn what signs to look for in different regions of your dog’s body so you can support your animal’s feelings. Learn how to use body language during training to understand how different training techniques impact how our pets feel.

          This 1.5 hour webinar was designed for anyone who loves dogs! Whether you are a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, groomer, a dog parent or just a dog lover, this class will help you understand dog language better!

          Learning Objectives:

          • Identify what canine body language signs to look for and what they mean.
          • Different training techniques and how they impact our pet.


            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.

            • Monday, July 18, 2022
            • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
            • Zoom and PPG Member Facebook Group
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            PPG Members - Come and learn About Each Other and From Each Other!


            Your Member Community "Learn & Grow Together" Meetup

            The Topic For This Session is "The Best Way To Approach Veterinarians"


            One of the key goals for the Inclusivity Division here at PPG is to help create a cohesive feeling of community amongst PPG members, so all members feel welcome and valued across the organization. To do this we are rolling out this new initiative.

            About Your Member Community Learn & Grow Together Meetup

            These events are open to all members and will be hosted via Zoom and live streamed into the PPG member group. Members can participate just via Zoom or they can watch and participate via the member Facebook group.

            Each session will focus on a particular topic, the kick off session will discuss the concept of pricing, a topic important to us all. 

            Agenda

            1.  Introduction by session host, a member of the PPG inclusivity Division. (5 minutes)
            2.  Five Member Focus – The first five people to register  for the event will be featured in the introduction session at the live event so members can learn about them. As reinforcement for kicking off the session each of the 5 Member Focus group will receive a PPG webinar credit. See  more details below (20 minutes).
            3.  Topic of the Month  – During the Topic of the Month discussion we will also open up breakout rooms for those who want to move across the rooms and chat and network with other members rather than partcipate in the chosen topic. (30 minutes)

            4. Closing session (5 minutes)


            If selected and interested in participating in the Member Focus Session then you will be asked to share information regarding :  

            • Your name and business location
            • Information about your business
            • Fun facts about you

            Please indicate at registration if you are interested in doing this. You will need to login via Zoom and have access to a microphone and camera.


            • Thursday, July 28, 2022
            • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
            • GoToWebinar
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            CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

            Feeding a dog in the presence of an eliciting stimulus is often masked as counter conditioning him. When it doesn´t work we label the process as ineffective or assume it’s not the best choice for that particular dog or situation. But the only times counter conditioning doesn’t work is if it’s not counter conditioning, if it’s not performed correctly, or if there is some physiological or neurological process inhibiting learning.

            There are pillars that support a counter conditioning procedure. Novelty, salience, contingency, contiguity and timing are the main ones. Similarly, there are factors – mainly human error – that hinder the process. In this webinar we will explore those pillars and discuss human errors that make counter conditioning “ineffective”.

            Learning Objectives

            - Understand the importance and impact of novelty.

            - What is more important? Contiguity, contingency, or both?

            - Learn how pre-exposure to the US can make it less effective.

            - Increase US salience while decreasing trigger salience.

            - Learn about trace conditioning, simultaneous conditioning, short and long-delay conditioning and when to use them.

            - The role of backward conditioning.

            - Avoid common errors during a counter conditioning procedure.

            - Some practical examples.


            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.

            • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
            • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
            • GoToWebinar Live Event
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             Come & Join Your PPG Inclusivity Division.

            Catch Up On All Things PPG!


              

            You are Invited! 

            Your PPG inclusivity Committee will host your August New Member Orientation meeting. New and veteran  members welcome.

            We will start these meetings with a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on a variety of topics and then host a live Q&A.

            Topics will include:

            1. Welcome to PPG

            2. Meet Your Inclusivity Committee

            3. What are our Guiding Principles

            4. Our Code of Conduct

            5. Fly Your Flag: Your Membership Certificate

            6. Fly Your Flag: Your Member Badge

            7. A brief review of your Membership Benefits

            8. How to setup your Directory Listing

            9. How to setup your Member Profile

            10. Navigating your Member Area

            11. The PPG Divisions explained

            12. The ‘ins and outs’ of PPG Webinars & Events

            13. PPG Program Overview: Project Trade

            14. PPG Program Overview: The PPG Scholarship Program & Credentialing Organization

            15. PPG Program Overview: Pet Dog Ambassador

            16. Meet your Membership Team

            17. Q&A

            Please join us to say hello, get better acquainted with your benefits of membership, meet your peers or just enjoy a Chat & Chuckle!



            Your Hosts - The PPG Inclusivity Committee 


            Aaron Jones

            Angel Rowe

            Lorena Patti

            Debbie Sheridan

            Rebekah King

            Niki Tudge


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            August

            24

            12:00 Noon ET

            October

            26

            5:00 p.m. ET

            January 2023

            25

            9”00 a.m. ET

            • Monday, August 29, 2022
            • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
            • GoToWebinar
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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.
            • 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/

            • 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 26, 2022
            • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
            • GoToWebinar Live Event
            Register


             Come & Join Your PPG Inclusivity Division.

            Catch Up On All Things PPG!


              

            You are Invited! 

            Your PPG inclusivity Committee will host your October New Member Orientation meeting. New and veteran  members welcome.

            We will start these meetings with a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on a variety of topics and then host a live Q&A.

            Topics will include:

            1. Welcome to PPG

            2. Meet Your Inclusivity Committee

            3. What are our Guiding Principles

            4. Our Code of Conduct

            5. Fly Your Flag: Your Membership Certificate

            6. Fly Your Flag: Your Member Badge

            7. A brief review of your Membership Benefits

            8. How to setup your Directory Listing

            9. How to setup your Member Profile

            10. Navigating your Member Area

            11. The PPG Divisions explained

            12. The ‘ins and outs’ of PPG Webinars & Events

            13. PPG Program Overview: Project Trade

            14. PPG Program Overview: The PPG Scholarship Program & Credentialing Organization

            15. PPG Program Overview: Pet Dog Ambassador

            16. Meet your Membership Team

            17. Q&A

            Please join us to say hello, get better acquainted with your benefits of membership, meet your peers or just enjoy a Chat & Chuckle!



            Your Hosts - The PPG Inclusivity Committee 


            Aaron Jones

            Angel Rowe

            Lorena Patti

            Debbie Sheridan

            Rebekah King

            Niki Tudge


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            • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
            • 9:00 AM
            • Friday, November 04, 2022
            • 5:00 PM
            • Crystal River, Nature Coast of Florida
            Register


            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!

            Early Bird Rates & Payment Plans Available 

            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. 

            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

            ***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
            Register


            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
            Register


            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.

            • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
            • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
            • GoToWebinar Live Event
            Register


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            Catch Up On All Things PPG!


              

            You are Invited! 

            Your PPG inclusivity Committee will host your January New Member Orientation meeting. New and veteran  members welcome.

            We will start these meetings with a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on a variety of topics and then host a live Q&A.

            Topics will include:

            1. Welcome to PPG

            2. Meet Your Inclusivity Committee

            3. What are our Guiding Principles

            4. Our Code of Conduct

            5. Fly Your Flag: Your Membership Certificate

            6. Fly Your Flag: Your Member Badge

            7. A brief review of your Membership Benefits

            8. How to setup your Directory Listing

            9. How to setup your Member Profile

            10. Navigating your Member Area

            11. The PPG Divisions explained

            12. The ‘ins and outs’ of PPG Webinars & Events

            13. PPG Program Overview: Project Trade

            14. PPG Program Overview: The PPG Scholarship Program & Credentialing Organization

            15. PPG Program Overview: Pet Dog Ambassador

            16. Meet your Membership Team

            17. Q&A

            Please join us to say hello, get better acquainted with your benefits of membership, meet your peers or just enjoy a Chat & Chuckle!



            Your Hosts - The PPG Inclusivity Committee 


            Aaron Jones

            Angel Rowe

            Lorena Patti

            Debbie Sheridan

            Rebekah King

            Niki Tudge


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