Learn all about shaping, the least invasive and aversive way to acquire new behaviors.
Listen to this great presentation from Joan Orr on Shaping. There will be lots of videos (cats, rabbit and dogs) to watch and learn from. This webinar will cover the basics of shaping using a lecture and many videos to illustrate the process.
Watch this short video that illustrates the power of Clicker Training
Joan will discuss the following topics:
Joan Orr is a member of The Pet Professional Guild Special Council. Joan is a scientist and internationally recognized clicker trainer. She was a member of the Karen Pryor Clicker training Clicker Expo Faculty (2003-2011) and content creator and advisor to the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.
Join Chirag Patel for this live webinar. Chirag will present on the important topic of applied training principles and the mechanics of teaching animals. Learn what hoofs, flippers and feathers can teach us about dog training.
Chirag Patel PG Cert (CAB), BSc (Hons), DipCABT.
Chirag is passionate about animals. He teaches pet owners and pets. Chirag gives seminars internationally and writes for popular dog magazines and blogs.
Chirag has a BSc (Hons) in veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London as well as a post graduate certificate at the University of Lincoln in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Chirag studied under Professor Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, veterinary behaviourists.
Chirag has trained many different animals including dogs, cats and chickens. Chirag took clicker trained chickens and performed in front of Simon Cowell and the other judges on Britain's Got Talent in 2012. Chirag has also worked with Marmoset monkeys, raccoons, ponies, rats, degus, parrots and fish.
Chirag currently lives with an African Grey Parrot, a Green Wing Macaw Parrot, a Kelpie, a German Shepherd and his goldfish. Chirag is also very interested in incorporating TAGteach (teaching with acoustical guidance) when teaching people and recently completed a course to become certified with Theresa Mckeon, Founder of TAGteach. Y
IAABC 1.5 CEUs
CCPDT 1.5 CEUs
KPA 1.5 CEUs
Presented by Niki Tudge
An introduction to empowerment training and how to recognize dis-empowerment, learned helplessness and response depression.
1. What is empowerment training.
2. The strategy for implementing empowerment training.
3. The tactics for implementing empowerment training
Niki specializes in small business growth, business management & people coaching and training programs. Niki has business degrees from Oxford University in England and is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt. Niki is a credentialed people trainer, project manager and certified facilitator. You can learn more about Niki Tudge by clicking here
Niki's current business roles are Founder DogNostics Career College, Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc and President of The Pet Professional Guild
with Dianna Stearns
IAABC 1, KPA 1, CCPDT 1
Join Dianna Stearns for an exciting introduction into the dog sport of Treibball. Dianna is uniquely qualified to present this webinar as the President of the American Treibball Association.
Dianna Stearns MA,CPDT-KA,CDBC,CATT
Dianna Stearns owns Waggin’s West Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC in Northglenn, Colorado. Waggin’s West believes that the growing sport of Treibball provides dog owners a great opportunity to communicate and play with their dogs, and developed the original clicker training curriculum to be licensed exclusively for use by the American Treibball Association.
A professional dog trainer for 9 years, Dianna holds national certifications from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2003) and from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (2007), for which she was a founding member. Dianna is also a mentor for students of the Animal Behavior College. She serves as a trainer and behavior consultant to three breed rescue organizations.
CEUs: CPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5
This presentation will provide
Jean Donaldson is the principle instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which she founded in 1999. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning full time to pet dog training in 1990.
With Jennifer Shryock
PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, KPA 1, IAABC 1
This webinar is intended to offer detailed insight to some of the most frequent challenges that lead to dog bites in homes with newly crawling babies & toddlers. It is intended to enhance dog professionals skills when encountering dog and baby related situations. We will use photos and video along with discussion for our educational tools
1. Attendees will be able to identify a "grumble zone" and "growl zone" in homes.
2. Participants will be able to list 3 common challenges for dogs and toddler dynamics
3. Attendees will be able to predict potential challenges due to proximity awareness
Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), owner of Family Paws™ LLC in Cary, NC and holds a degree in Special Education. A recognized expert on child-dog interactions and safety, Jennifer has written and spoken extensively about these topics. Her two programs, Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™ have been featured in national media from The Wall Street Journal to TV and radio.
with Vicki Ronchette
CEU's: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1
Join Vicki Ronchette and learn about using positive reinforcement methods to train show dogs! You will learn what a show dog needs to know and get an introduction on how to train those behaviors. We will also discuss how to problem solve show ring behaviors and look for solutions.
1. What a show dog needs to know
2. How dog shows work
3. Breaking down the show ring behaviors
4. Methods used to train those behaviors
5. Problem solving show ring issues
Vicki has lived with dogs her whole life. Vicki began working with animals professionally in 1985 when she received a certificate in Veterinary Assisting while still in high school. She began focusing on training dogs just a couple of years later when she became an assistant trainer after she began training and competing in obedience with her own dogs. In the 90′s, Vicki offered dog training classes through Heads or Tails Pet Grooming, the grooming salon she owned and operated for 8 years. While Vicki has been training dogs since the late 80′s, Braveheart Dog Training was founded in 2003 and celebrates 10 years in business this year!
Vicki is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs – Building a Relationship for Success to help people learn more about using positive methods to work with show dogs. Vicki also has a DVD available to help people learn more about using positive methods when working with show dogs.
CPDT 1, IAABC 2, KPA 1
This webinar is about understanding separation anxiety and the various facets of its treatment ‐ from client support to protocols, technology and a bit about medication. Separation Anxiety is a behavior disorder that for so long has plagued trainers, behaviorists, owners and veterinarians as being truly problematic in treatment and often unfixable.
Through this webinar Malena would like you to become less afraid to take on these cases because they are quite treatable and the owners of these dogs truly need your help. The treatment is not complex; it is simply in the details that we have often failed to get the exact order of things correct to get the results needed.
Malena DeMartini- price, CTC, is a San Francisco SPCA Academy honors graduate with well over
10 years’ experience. During Malenas career she has worked with several hundred separation anxiety cases. As a trainer who exclusively handles separation anxiety cases in her practice she has found numerous creative solutions for a disorder that often baffles owners and trainers alike.
Malena’s particular strength lies in reading the subtleties of dog body language and guiding owners patiently and with great enthusiasm through the gentle process of healing their dogs. Using web technology, Malena counsels clients all over the country and even has a few international clients, giving her an unusually keen view of different types of separation anxiety scenarios.
Malena has written for several publications and has given her seminar Fixing the Unfixable nationwide. She is currently in the editing phase with her publisher on her book that is focused on helping trainers to work with this disorder.
Malena is the owner of Ain’t Misbehavin’ in Northern California where she lives with her husband Kevin, also a certified trainer, and her two rescue dogs Leia and Tini.
Join Carol Byrnes CPDT-KA author of "The What is My Dog Saying" PowerPoint CD series.
Carol will be sharing her extensive knowledge of dog behavior.
Carol will discuss and share with us critical information about how are dogs communicate so as professionals we understand more about "what our dog is saying"!
About Carol Byrnes
Carol is a CPDT-KA, NADOI Certified and a Charter Member of the Pet Professional Guild. Carol owns and operates Diamonds In The RUFF with her business partner and husband Dana Byrnes. Carol is a well known and highly respected dog trainer both with her clients and amongst industry professionals.
IAABC, CCPDT, KPA 1 CEU
Join Eileen Anderson for this thought provoking webinar.
Something has happened to the word “threshold.” Surprisingly, the way the term is used in the force free dog training community is comparatively new. The general consensus is that the term “over threshold” refers to a dog that has been adversely affected by a stimulus and demonstrating that by overt behavior. However, this usage differs from the original definition of “threshold" as used in the discipline of psychology. The discrepancy between the usages contributes to some confusion in the training community.
The webinar will cover several different usages of the word “threshold” as applied to the senses, emotions, and behavior of dogs, and how different methods of training and conditioning dogs with behavior problems fit with regard to these various tipping points.
1. To understand the psychological and physiological definitions of the term “threshold.”
2. To review the usage of the term “over threshold” in the dog training community.
3. To learn about the physiological “fight or flight” response.
4. To understand the definition of “aversive” and its implications when dealing with fear responses.
5. To see where the different protocols for dealing with fear and aggression in dogs fit with the varied meanings of “threshold.”
About The Presenter
Eileen Anderson, BM, MM, MS
Eileen is a passionate amateur dog trainer who writes about learning theory, her life with three dogs, and force free training in her blog and other publications. She brings a science background, critical thinking skills, and teaching experience to her writing, with a focus on making training accessible and learning theory comprehensible to pet owners.
Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, a network administrator, taught remedial college math, and trained all levels of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a lifelong passion for making technology accessible to women, people with low literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She is now channeling that same urge to translate, explain, and make concepts comprehensible into the subjects of humane treatment of dogs and joyful companionship between dogs and people.
She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance, and a master’s degree in engineering science. She received the Certificate of Excellence for completion of Susan Friedman’s professional course, Living and Learning with Animals, in 2012. She lives in the mid-Southern U.S. and works at a non-profit that helps impoverished women access medical care.
She blogs at Eileen and Dogs, Click here .
CPDT 1 CEU
KPA 1 CEU
IAABC 1 CEU
This 90 minute webinar will be a discussion on the Development of Standard Operating Procedures in Pet Dog Training.
Dog training is unlicensed and unregulated, without consumer protection, standards of care or minimum educational requirements. This landscape has fostered a bewildering array of methods as well as frank quackery, the equivalent to veterinarians self-teaching via popular books, seminars and TV shows, and then developing their own “patented” and wildly divergent ways to do basic procedures such as spays, neuters (including on kitchen tables with unsterilized butter knives) and IM injections.
A symptom of this is the seeking of trainers stumped by basic behavior mod challenges of “out of the box” solutions. This webinar will propose that there is not much of a box to think out of in dog training. There are no standard operating procedures for teaching basic obedience, no standardized protocols for resolving common behavior problems such as house-soiling, barking, fear and aggression, no referral thresholds, no diagnostic criteria, no specific consumer protection in the event of gross misconduct or incompetence.
This Wild West make-up-your-own-method has resulted in pushes by better developed professions, such as veterinarians, to remove the rights of dog trainers to do any diagnostic work or behavior modification. However, given the scarcity of credentialed veterinary behaviorists, the time and educational constraints of general practice veterinarians, and the massive demand for behavior services, properly trained dog trainers can be the cornerstone of the solution.
Jean Donaldson is the founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers, and its principle instructor. She is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Fight! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Dogs Are From Neptune, and Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker. Her latest book, Train Your Dog Like a Pro, is her first written for the lay audience, and is about basic training for family dogs. She holds degrees in Comparative Psychology and Music, and competed in numerous dog sports before transitioning to pet dog training in 1990.
The Academy has over five hundred graduates practicing dog training and behavior counseling in most states in the US and 25 countries world-wide. Jean lives in the Bay area with her dog, Buffy, adopted from SF/SPCA in 2002. When she is not working, she is an ardent baseball fan and student of evolutionary biology.
This workshop covers the basics of lost dog behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering lost dogs and skittish, hard-to-catch dogs. If you own a dog or have clients who own a dog, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours after a dog has become lost.
Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training. Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets. Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.
Free Recorded Member Webinar
CEU: CCPDT 1 CEU, IAABC 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU
This workshop covers the basics of lost cat behavior and discusses proven strategies for recovering outside access cats that have vanished as well as indoor-only cats that have escaped outside.
If you own a cat or have clients who own a cat, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours of a cat vanishing.
Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership.
Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training.
Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets.
Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.
CEUs: CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5, PPAB 1.5
Join Jennifer for this webinar and learn about the CARE protocol for analyzing and modifying reactive dog behavior. As prework for this webinar please visit the website and review the protocol. Click here
Jennifer will present a simple overview of the 12 steps that comprise the CARE Protocol, touching upon each sub-topic in succession. This will include everything from diagnosis of the type of dog reactivity, how to eliminate common mistakes, the importance of DRIs, and generalizing context, through enrichment for positive brain chemistry.
Jen Titus is a lifelong animal lover, and has owned and trained dogs for many years. A former teacher, she is a skilled behaviorist and adept at communicating with both human and ca
nine clients. Jen is a caring, fun-loving and positive per
son. Jen holds a Masters Degree in education. She continues to further her education in dog training at the elite and internationally renowned Accademy For Dog Trainers. Additionally, Jen keeps current with the latest training and behavioral knowledge through extensive reading, watching videos, and attending webinars, classes and live seminars.
A look at the history of social learning and how to apply it to help dogs engage in new behaviors.
Join Jan Casey for this intriguing webinar on Social Learning. Webinar participants will gain information regarding the history of social learning, what conditions will optimize social learning for dogs, and training scenarios where social learning may be an effective tool for helping dogs engage in new behaviors.
Jan Casey holds a Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Mathematics. Jan has numerous qualification in the pet industry including a Diploma in Canine Behavior Science and Technology through CASI. Jan is a CGC Eevaluator and the Senior Behavior Consultant and Trainer at Courteous Canine, The DogSmith of Tampa.
Join Lisa & Brad Waggoner from Cold Nose College for this 90 minute educational webinar on how to teach a Rocket Recall.
Presented by Angelica Steinker
CEUs: PPAB 2, IAABC 2, CPDT 2, KPA 2
Registrants will receive recordings of both sessions.
Understanding and using play skills and games are very important for dog trainers and behavior professionals. After all play is incompatible with fear and anger and anxiety!
Understanding how to teach dogs to play, whether it be with food, toys or neither has a role in our practices.
Join Angelica Steinker for this important, simplistic yet grossly misunderstood topic on how to acquire cool play behaviors in pet dogs and how to teach pet owners to engage in play activities with their pets. All dogs can learn to tug, fetch, throw and an assortment of other play activities when the correct training protocols are utilized.
About Your Presenter
Angelica is a published author in the field of dog training and agility. Her books, Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone and Click and Play Agility, address the handler of the agility team and the use of clicker training techniques in the sport respectively, and emphasize the importance of playing and bonding in order to train agility behaviors to the highest level. She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild. Angelica is also the Director of Training for the national franchise The Dog Smith, America’s only Force Free Dog Training and Pet Care License and the co-founder of DogNostics Career College.
Angelica has also been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, both of which are peer-reviewed professional journals. She has been published in the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Chronicle of the Dog Newsletter, Dog & Handler, Animal Trainer Magazine, Dog Sport Magazine, Dalmatian Quarterly, and Clean Run, the dog agility magazine.
She is certified by the International Institute of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and is the co-founder of DogNostics Career College. Angelica is also certified as a Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Angelica is a sought-after public speaker who has presented at conferences across the country including the famous Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, BARK Agility Camp, and Karen Pryor's Clicker Expo.
Angelica has a Master's degree in Education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog training and her extensive understanding of dog behavior and operant and classical conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn.
This webinar will cover at least one case study.
Lori will provide an overview of fear in dogs, including at least one case study. She will discuss how to recognize fear, what to do when you see it, and how to change the fear response over time. By the end of the webinar you will have tools to help change a dog's fear response.
By the end of this webinar you will be able to:
Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. She uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals.
Lori is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. Lori has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos and teaches workshops worldwide. See more at SeattleTTouch.com
IAABC 1 CEU. CPDT 1 CEU, KPA 1 CEU
This webinar starts with looking at how to get the shelter or rescue group on board and how to implement rescue programs. There will be lots of included handouts provided as tools for you to use. e.g. shelter staff training sheets, behavior logs & behavior plan sheet.
Tabitha Davies is the owner of the Coachella Valley Dog Club and the Director of The Coachella Valley Dog Club Shelter to Service Dog Program. Tabitha is also a Volunteer Behavior Specialist for Advancing the Interests of Animals and The No Kill Coachella Valley Coalition for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Alongside her responsibilities as the Program Director at The Pet Rescue Center in Coachella, California Tabitha is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, an advocate for Veterinary Nutrition and a Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator.
Join Cecelia Summer for a webinar on how to teach dogs how to relax and when dogs are relaxed understand how to recognize that you have achieved your goals. Teaching dogs to relax is an important and critical skill for dog trainers and dog behavior consultants.
Cissy founded Best Behavior Dog Training in Vero Beach, FL in 2002. She is an enthusiastic teacher and loves introducing clients to the joys of motivational force-free dog training. Cissy writes a dog training advice column for the Your News Weekly section of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cissy came into dog training as a midlife career change.
Cissy also teaches and competes in canine agility sports. She has titled her own dogs as well as her clients’ in CPE, AKC and USDAA agility. Cissy is a CBCC-KA and a CPDT-KSA
Presented by Lisa & Brad Waggoner
IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5 , PPAB1.5
What could be better than exploring local lakes and lazy rivers on a stand-up paddle board with your dog! In this webinar, through lecture, photos and videos you'll learn the prerequisites your dog should possess, the skills needed and how to train your dog so that you can consider your favorite furry friend as a paddle boarding partner.
Join Lisa and Brad for a webinar where attendees will learn the foundation behaviors and practical training exercises their dog needs to safely and enthusiastically enjoy stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) on flat or slow moving water.
The webinar is helping attendees learn how to teach their dog these skills. It's assumed that the human has already gained stand-up paddle boarding skills.
Passionate advocates for humane, science-based dog training, Lisa Lyle Waggoner and Brad Waggoner have studied animal behavior and the latest training techniques throughout their careers with dogs.
Lisa is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a Pat Miller Certified Trainer – Level 2 and a dog*tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor. Lisa writes articles on dog training, is a regular contributor to Whole Dog Journal and is also a frequent public speaker on humane education, dog behavior and other dog-related topics. Brad Waggoner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a graduate of Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) and a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP), and a dog∗tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor.
Brad is also a Pet Tech Inc. Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. Lisa and Brad enjoy providing behavior consulting and training solutions to clients in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, as well as offering educational opportunities for dog trainers and dog hobbyists throughout the U.S.
presented by Nancy Tucker
CEUs: IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPAB 1
Ever wonder what exactly a "Levels class" means and what the big deal is? This seminar will define what it is, how it works, and why this is the best class format to use, with clear advantages for everyone involved: The trainer (business owner), the clients, and the dogs. Join us to learn what you need to have in place to offer Levels classes, and how to operate them.
Nancy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed) and is a full-time trainer and behaviour consultant in Quebec, Canada. She has extensive experience teaching group classes for the local shelter as well as for her own business, and has presented seminars and workshops on dog behaviour to dog owners, trainers, and veterinary staff for the past five years. She does behaviour consultations as a staff member at a veterinary clinic in Quebec. Most of her time is spent doing private in-home behaviour consultations with clients.
Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behaviour for French-language publications and several articles as a past member of the CCPDT writing committee, as well as training and case study articles for the Whole Dog Journal.
Nancy is a Charter Member of the PPG, professional member of APDT, and a founding member of the Regroupement Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine (RQIEC), a Quebec-based association of force-free trainers and consultants.
presented by Barb Levenson
CPDT 1.5 KPA 1.5 IAABC 1.5 PPAB 1.5 CEUs
with Yvette Van Veen
CEUs: IAABC 1,CPDT 1, KPA 1, PPG 1 CEU
In this webinar you will learn what is a feral and roaming dog? Yvette will speak about how all feral dogs are domesticated because species are domesticated, not individuals.
The webinar will look at what does a feral or roaming dog behave like? What does it look like? How extreme are the variations.
There is a difference between appearance and behaviour. Just because a dog looks like a lab, it doesn't mean it behaves like one. As trainers, we work with behaviour, not so much with appearance.
Working as an animal behaviour consultant for over a decade, Yvette is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and member of the PPG. She is known for her work as a pet writer, having written for Sun Media (The Londoner), and then as pet writer for the Toronto Star. She is a regular at local schools teaching young children about "asking permission before petting".
The majority of her experience comes from over a decade working with hundreds of feral and roaming dogs. She has shared her life with three such dogs, all of which became model dog ambassadors in the community. Their abilities ranged from helping children in schools, decoy work and therapy programs. In conjunction with ARF Ontario, they developed strategies to increase successful adoption rates. Yvette is also known for her blog, and the graphics at Awesome Dogs Shareables.
Presented by Pamela Johnson
CPDT - 1.5 CEUs
IAABC - 1.5 CEUs
KPA - 1.5 CEUs
PPG - 1.5 CEUs
Keep dogs SAFE through the use of: