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    • Sunday, November 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • The PPG Recording Stage

    12 Recorded Sessions of Academic & Practical FUN

    Register & Enjoy Immediately!

    Continued Educational Units

    CCPDT & IAABC = 21 units. PPG Australia = 24 units. PPAB = 24 units

    Presented by Dr. Robert & Karen Hewings from the UK College of Scent Dogs

    Your Scent Work For Practical

    Training & Behavior Solutions.  

    Who is This Scent Recorded Package For?

    Dog Trainers, Behavior Consultants, shelter/rescue organizations and others who work in the field of Training & Behavior. Professionals looking to add new services, new enhancements and new ways to help manage and resolve training and behavior challenges. Scent Geeks wanting to learn more about scent work and hang around other Scent Geeks for a few days.

    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

    8 topics covering how you can incorporate Scent Work into your Training and Behavior business. 

    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

    12 month access to all recordings and lifetime access to the PDF downloads

    • Thursday, December 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • GoToWebinar

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, 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!

    Are you worried that your dog isn’t food motivated and that you won’t be able to use food in their training sessions?  Are you a pet professional? If so, you will no doubt have heard this question, “How can I train a dog that isn’t food motivated?”  

    In this not to be missed presentation, we will immerse ourselves into the topic of food motivation, increasing our understanding of why some dogs are indifferent to food during their training sessions, and discuss a variety of solutions!  

    The presentation includes invaluable information on everything from mealtimes to strategies for treat deliver; from Motivating Operations to an individual dog’s Hierarchy of Rewards; from the importance of reciprocal focus to unrealistic expectations; from how we sometimes inadvertently reduce the value of a reinforcement consequence to strategies that will increase its value instead… We will even delve into some imaginative feeding ideas that will provide additional mental and physical enrichment, not just in training sessions, but also in the dog’s daily life! 

    The webinar is essential viewing for all pet professionals and pet dog guardians! 

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Recognize ten key reasons a dog may not be interested in ‘working’ for food treats 
    • Understand the impact the delivery method has on the reinforcement consequence’s ‘value’ 
    • Learn how to categorize a dog’s individual preference into their personal Hierarchy of Rewards 
    • Increase your understanding of motivating operations 
    • Understand how emotional responses also motivates operants  

      About Your Presenter

      Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

      Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain.

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

      • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • GoToWebinar

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

      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
      • GoToWebinar

      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.

      • Monday, January 16, 2023
      • 12:00 PM
      • Monday, March 27, 2023
      • 12:00 PM
      • Zoom Link

      Featured Book: Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It

      Authors: Marge Rogers and Eileen Anderson

      Marge Rogers is a nationally certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is the owner of Rewarded Behavior Continues and offers services locally and virtually to clients all over the country. Eileen Anderson is an award-winning dog writer and blogger. She is the author of “Remember Me? Loving and caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.”  Eileen also writes the award-winning blog, Eileenanddogs .

      What is the book about?

      The authors explain the critical and magical time in puppies’ development when they are more open to new experiences or being “socialized.” Socialization is more than just showing a puppy the world. Rogers and Anderson don’t just teach owners about socialization through their writing. They show them, with real-life training videos. Most of the videos were taken during actual training sessions with puppy owners and their puppies.

      The chapter on canine body language applies to all owners, regardless of the age of their dog. For example, most people don’t know that a dog that yawns may be showing symptoms of fear and anxiety. Or that when a dog shows his belly, he isn’t always asking for a belly rub. Understanding canine body language improves the bond between dogs and the owners who love them.

      Quotes from the Book

      “The goal of socialization isn’t merely exposing your puppy to new things. The goal is to help your puppy form positive associations, using food and play, with the things he’ll encounter during the course of his lifetime.”

      “No belly rubs during greetings.”

      “Canine Body Language: The Missing Piece of the Socialization Puzzle”

      Book Club Sessions via Zoom

      1. Meeting 1 – Meet The Authors and Chapter 1, 2, 3 (January 16) Pages 1-50
      2. Meeting 2 – Chapters 4 (January 30) Pages 51-101
      3. Meeting 3 – Chapter 5 (February 13) Pages 103-148
      4. Meeting 4 – Chapters 6 (February 27) Pages 153-202
      5. Meeting 5 - Chapter 7 and 8 (March 13) Pages 209-End
      6. (Meeting 6 – Meet the author) (March 27)

      Buy The Book

      • Monday, January 23, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Zoom Link

      A Journal Review - A PPG Membership Benefit

      Learned Helplessness at Fifty: Insights from Neuroscience 

      Join us for this 90 minute session where we will review this paper with Dr. Kristina Spaulding. When you register you will receive a link to download the full paper


      Published in final edited form as:Psychol Rev. 2016 July ; 123(4): 349–367. doi:10.1037/rev0000033.

      Learned helplessness, the failure to escape shock induced by uncontrollable aversive events, was discovered half a century ago. Seligman and Maier (1967) theorized that animals learned that outcomes were independent of their responses—that nothing they did mattered – and that this learning undermined trying to escape. The mechanism of learned helplessness is now very well- charted biologically and the original theory got it backwards. Passivity in response to shock is not learned. It is the default, unlearned response to prolonged aversive events and it is mediated by the serotonergic activity of the dorsal raphe nucleus, which in turn inhibits escape. This passivity can be overcome by learning control, with the activity of the medial prefrontal cortex, which subserves the detection of control leading to the automatic inhibition of the dorsal raphe nucleus. So animals learn that they can control aversive events, but the passive failure to learn to escape is an unlearned reaction to prolonged aversive stimulation. In addition, alterations of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex-dorsal raphe pathway can come to subserve the expectation of control. We speculate that default passivity and the compensating detection and expectation of control may have substantial implications for how to treat depression.

      Steven F. Maier and University of Colorado

      Martin E. P. Seligman University of Pennsylvania

      How The Review Works 

      How This Works. 

      1. Register for the event
      2. Download the paper
      3. Review the paper
      4. Document any thoughts or questions you have
      5. Join the live event
      6. Using your camera and audio setting you can participate in the session

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