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Going for a Bumble Presented by Helen Philips
CEUs: PPAB 2, IAABC 2
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Helen Phillips comes from a working dog background where, for many years, people have been discouraged from taking their gundogs for walks where they can free run. It was believed this would be detrimental to their working abilities and contaminate important behaviors, with the dogs self-reinforcing in scenting, hunting and chasing. This notion, however, fails to address the importance of expressing natural behavior and how fundamental scenting is for a dog’s long-term health and mental state. Many working dogs today live double lives. They have to be a part of the family and engage in family activities, but also compete and/or work in field sports. Many breeders are allowing their gundog puppies to go into homes where they know they will never go hunting or shooting, yet still advocate the idea that the dogs should not free run, and should not engage in play. This makes it very difficult for new and often novice owners to build a strong lifelong relationship with their dog, understand his needs, and be able to safely enjoy the outside together. It also fails to address that scenting, hunting and chasing behaviors and needs are innate, and will always be a part of the dog’s make-up. Dogs are highly intelligent and extremely good at learning patterns, contexts and situations by taking their behavior cues from overall external triggers. Because of this they can learn to go for a walk and distinguish it from going for a hunt, playing with a toy, and retrieving a pheasant.
This presentation will discuss the nature of going for a walk with your dog, how to develop the skills needed to achieve this, and great games that can be enjoyed together that allow the expression of natural behavior whilst remaining connected. These benefits can, of course, be applied to all dogs.
Presenter: Helen Philips
Helen Phillips is the owner of the ‘Clicker Gundog’ Training Centre. She is a qualified teacher and has also been a business partner with Learning About Dogs Ltd for almost ten years. During the last ten years she has also taught a Canine Training and Behaviour Course at Warwickshire College. She also manages a small shoot and runs a team of beaters on another small syndicate shoot in Worcestershire.
Helen has obtained the Learning About Dogs Clicker Trainers Competency Assessment Programme levels 1, 2 and 3 with Distinction and is an active assessor for the scheme. She also teaches a variety of Clicker Training and Gundog courses around the world as well as in the UK.
Helen is also the Author of the popular ‘Clicker Gundog’ Training Book. . Through Clicker Gundog she has developed a range of workshops and seminars to help teach these skills to both the handler and the dog. The seminars and workshops are held at a training facility that has been developed especially for the purpose and incorporates a working shoot so that both dogs and handlers new to the sport can experience what a shoot is all about, and those with experience can then practice their skill in the working environment.
A short three part program covering the knowledge and skills required to effectively use sensory techniques such as body wraps.
Learn all about the "What, "How" & Why" of Body Wraps
Instructor - Kathy Cascade
Three Short Lessons Delivered via Recorded Webinar - Available Now
As trainers we are always looking for effective and creative ways to help the dogs we work with learn appropriate behavior and live successfully in our human world. We are also modeling to our clients how to communicate and interact with their dogs in a humane, respectful, and caring manner. Typically, positive reward-based training techniques are very successful in shaping new behaviors. Unfortunately, not all dogs are receptive to training in the moment due to states of anxiety, fear, or over-arousal, which interfere with optimal learning. The goal of this course is help you learn about “sensory techniques,” which simply means the use of specific sensory input (tactile, proprioceptive) to give dogs new experiences. These types of sensory experiences can influence both emotional and physical states, resulting in a lowering of arousal and improved focus. We will start with a very simple, but often profound tool called the Body Wrap.
The Body Wrap for animals originated with the Tellington TTouch Method over 30 years ago and was the inspiration for the development of the Anxiety Wrap and the Thundershirt. As a Physical Therapist, I was also introduced to the concept of sensory techniques applied to children suffering from a variety of sensory processing disorders in the form of weighted vests and other light pressure garments.
This course is divided into three short lessons consisting of a Power Point presentation in a recorded webinar format. A 5 question self-assessment quiz will be available at the end of each lesson to enhance your learning and allow you to confirm your understanding and knowledge.
Lesson One will provide an overview of sensory concepts, particularly how tactile and proprioceptive input can influence the nervous system, often resulting in changes in posture, movement, and behavior. This section will also describe the purpose of using Body Wraps for dogs, proper fit and duration of wear, and the common situations where Body Wraps may be helpful in a home or other environment.
Lesson Two will provide a step by step process for introducing and applying three variations of TTouch Body Wraps, and how to address any concerns the dog may demonstrate. Several pictures and video clips are included to assist you in developing your skills.
Lesson Three will describe the use and application of Face and Head Wraps, and tips on the use of Thundershirts. There are several pictures and video clips to assist you in developing your skills.
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If you missed the 2018 PPG Kanab Workshop then you are in for a treat.
Dr. Frank McMillan is a fabulous speaker and was extremely well received by Workshop attendees!
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CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1
What is Social Pain?
Social pain is a specific type of emotional pain that may be defined as the unpleasant feelings arising from the perception that social relationships are threatened, damaged, or lost. Different emotional states are included in social pain, but the most prominent is loneliness The array of experiences known to elicit social pain is broad, as it includes every condition that involves a weakening or loss of any form of valued social connection, including being excluded, rejected, ostracized, isolated, betrayed, an unwanted physical or psychological separation from a social partner, and death of a social partner.
Research in humans and nonhuman animals has provided compelling evidence that social pain and physical pain rely on some of the same processing centers in the brain, suggesting that the unpleasant feeling of physical and social pain are similar. Accordingly, they both have great potential to cause suffering. And in fact, some evidence has indicated that that in humans and animals social pain can actually be more distressing than physical pain.
The concept of social pain has important implications for the welfare of all social animals, but due to the emotional changes accompanying domestication, social pain has particular relevance in the domestic dog. It is now generally assumed that domestication in dogs enhanced the dependency on and attachment to humans, which would imply a strengthening of the social bonding emotions. This would suggest the likelihood that social pain may be more intense in socially deprived dogs than in other species.
This information will play an important role in our interactions with dogs, including such factors as housing; what constitutes abuse, neglect, and cruelty; methods of training and discipline; dog breeding; and canine obesity.
Frank McMillan, DVM is a board-certified specialist in animal welfare and veterinary internal medicine and currently the director of well-being studies at Best Friends Animal Society. Before coming to Best Friends in 2007, Dr. Frank was in private practice in Los Angeles for 23 years and was a clinical professor of medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frank’s research concerns animal quality of life and the mental health and emotional well-being of animals who have endured hardship, adversity, and psychological trauma. Dr. Frank lectures worldwide and has published dozens of scientific journal articles and is the author of the textbook Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals, and a book for the general public titled Unlocking the Animal Mind.
Title:Top 5 low Stress Handling Techniques to use in Practice
CEUs: PPAB 2, IAABC 2, CCPDT 2
If you missed the PPG Summit then you are in for a treat. Dr. Sally Foote is a fabulous speaker and was extremely well received by Summit attendees!
This presentation will feature the top five Low Stress Handling™ techniques to reduce fear, force, and pain when handling dogs in a care setting. These are techniques the presenter has used in practice, and has shared with many other veterinary professionals. The techniques are from the text book "Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats" by Dr. Sophia Yin. Actual handling videos from clinical examinations, with an emphasis on technique, will be provided.
Presenter: Dr. Sally J. Foote
Dr. Sally J. Foote is owner and head veterinarian of Okaw Veterinary Clinic in Tuscola, Illinois where she practices general and behavior veterinary care of small animals. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1984, she pursued a career in general medicine while pursuing further education in small animal behavior. Her current certifications include low stress handling silver certified, Fear Free professional, and animal behavior consultant by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Dr. Foote has also completed course work in veterinary behavior at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as over 100 hours of veterinary behavior continuing education. One of her passions is writing, speaking and developing products to promote positive veterinary experience, and she also serves as the executive director of Cattledog Publishing, the legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin.
Title: Finding, Assessing, and Recruiting Canines for Careers
If you missed the PPG Summit then you are in for a treat. Sherry Woodard is a fabulous speaker and was extremely well received by Summit attendees!
Each year thousands of dogs wait for homes, while each year thousands of people are waiting to acquire dogs that can work with them in some career capacity. As some people are looking for their next detection dog, other people are having a difficult time facing their day to day challenges. Since 2009, Canines with Careers has been demonstrating that shelter and rescue dogs can be successful candidates for careers when carefully screened, selected, placed and supported.
The placement and support may go beyond the transition period to the home and be a long term commitment, and the program focuses on building solid relationships between the human and the dog so that they can learn and grow together. In order to screen and select potential candidates, you must first build relationships with shelters and rescues within your community and develop a keen understanding of canine body language. Sharing your skills will enable you to build a healthy team of individuals with varying talents and contributions to assist in the entire process.
The presenter has found that a multi-faceted form of assessing includes information gathered from the rescue or shelter, medical teams, any outings/sleepovers, fosters and volunteers, life care plans, and personal assessments with documentation. Sometimes there is a waiting list of clients before the appropriate career dog is available, and sometimes career dogs are available before the appropriate match is there for them. Effective interviewing techniques for potential clients will be discussed to start building comfortable relationships that will potentially last beyond the lifetime of this placement.
The presenter will also discuss why creating and maintaining a strategic plan that includes both your capacities and limitations enables you to set achievable goals, realistic expectations, and experience positive results for both the humans and their canines with careers
- Understanding the importance of building relationships with shelters and rescues as well as within your community (donors, foster homes, trainers, vets, and your clients).
- Learn various models for maintaining canines for careers and understand your personal limitations.
- Understand why and how working with rescue and shelter dogs can be more time efficient while building solid relationships that rely on both human and dog learning and growing together.
- How to see every animal as an individual and to look at the animals that are already showing potential for when we need them.
- The importance of building a team to support your recruiting efforts. Your team might include shelter staff and volunteers, rescue staff and volunteers, inmate program staff and volunteers, and foster families.
- Understand canine body language for the assessment and selection as well as for teaching your entire team to help identify potential canines for careers.
- How to interview people in need of career dogs and use that information to set them up for long term success.
- Help your clients to understand that every animal needs a safety network; however, understand that you might be a part of that plan for ongoing support and emergency arrangements.
Sherry Woodard, CCPDT-KA
Sherry Woodard is Best Friends Animal Society’s resident animal behavior consultant. As an expert in animal training, behavior and care, she develops resources, provides consulting services, leads workshops and speaks nationwide to promote animal welfare.
Sherry has developed a canine behavior assessment method to help people learn what dogs need so that they can be placed safely in new homes. In 2009, she started Canines with Careers, a revolutionary program that trains shelter and rescue dogs to become working dogs for families across the country. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and is nationally certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as a certified professional dog trainer – knowledge assessed (CPDT-KA).
Title: Supplements, Pheromones and Non Pharmaceutical Therapies – Do they work?
For animals suffering with chronic anxiety or panic disorders, chemical therapies can help improve the altered brain chemistry and aid in learning ability. Often, pharmaceutical medications are used, yet they can present concerns about side effects, cost and stigma. Alternative therapies can also be used successfully in behavioral medicine. This presentation will discuss the most commonly used pheromones, nutritional supplements, commercially prepared diets, and essential oil therapies. Comparisons of products will be made for effectiveness and quality control.
The studies, science and medicine of each class of therapies with specific examples of products
will be discussed, with an emphasis on quality control of non-pharmaceuticals. The presenter will also discuss the safe use of alternative therapies with pharmaceutical therapy. Lastly, the safety, efficacy and availability of products will be presented with indications according to species differences.
With Louise Stapleton-Frappell
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CEUs: PPAB 3, IAABC 2.5
The Fostering Collaborative Care Program is available as an educational event and a certification. Your choice!
Join the program and become the go-to-expert in your area and have your clients enjoying Collaborative Care procedures whether they are at home, with their groomer or their veterinarian.
How Does This Work:
The Program includes:
7 Collaborative Care Skills
4 Key Concepts ..... and much more
This Fostering Collaborate Care recorded presentation delivered in two parts, will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to help pet owners look after their pets’ emotional, as well as physical, well-being.
What is Included:
Your 11 page Instructor Manual which includes:
Your Program Learning Objectives
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Key Skills 7 Key Skills
4 Key Concepts
Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2
Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.
Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.
Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She 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.
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CEUs PPAB 4.5, IAABC 4.5
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Dogs and people love tricks and games. Offering Fun Trick Classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty, increase your business revenue and support the needs of your pet owning community.
Group classes help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Dogs learn new behaviors and pet parents learn how to teach those behaviors using force-free training techniques.
Your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Manual contains an overview of all the practical skills you will teach, the knowledge you will share and the games you will play to teach and proof your clients' skills.
We will provide you with all the tools you need to start offering fun trick classes. The Dog Trick Instructor Program is like a business in a box. Lesson plans and fully detailed curriculum, which can be used as is or adapted to suit your training situation; marketing tools; class graduation certificates and much more. Everything you need to get going!
Your 23-page Instructor Manual which includes:
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Your Weekly Handouts
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Title: The Art and Science of Non-Auditory Communication
This presentation will discuss the science of positive reinforcement training and communication, why everyone can take an interest and in expanding their teaching skills, and how our non-verbal (auditory) communication options can further enhance training with hearing animals as well.
This different slant on learning and teaching helps people think outside the box and further expand their techniques to include other means of communicating effectively and reinforcing positively, as well as planning ahead to set up environments to be safe and productive for learning. While many trainers (and guardians) may be well-versed in traditionally using an auditory marker system to communicate, interacting with a deaf or blind dog often presents new challenges.
Additionally, considering alternatives to auditory communication can only enhance the teaching and learning experiences of animals. By expanding our teaching/learning repertoire to include visual/tactile cues, the following may be relevant:
1. Dogs generally find visual cues more salient, so may be more responsive.
2. Animals may lose sight or hearing later in life or via some other scenario vs. being born deaf/blind, so we are a step ahead.
3. People will think we are cool/magic as we communicate without words.
Terrie Hayward M.Ed KPA-CTP CSAT CPDT ACDBC is a Karen Pryor Academy faculty member and certified training partner, as well as the owner and lead trainer for PAW-Positive Animal Wellness in Rincon, Puerto Rico. She specializes in working with dogs who are hearing impaired, and dogs who suffer from separation anxiety. She has written articles on training and behavior modification for BARKS from the Guild, Karen Pryor Academy, Pet Business, and Grooming Business magazine and is the author of the pocket guide to working with deaf dogs: A Deaf Dog Joins the Family.
Presented by Dr. Lynn Bahr
Throughout history, cats have always lived outdoors. It is only recently, within the last 50-60 years, that indoor cats have become the norm. This became possible with the introduction of kitty litter, cat food and the prevalence of sterilization. While the new housing arrangement has strengthened the bond people have with their cats, life within four walls is not always ideal for them. In fact, many cats live within very un-cat-fur-able surroundings devoid of fresh air, sunshine, grass and entertainment. However, with a little effort and creativity, it is possible to enrich cats’ lives easily and affordably. The focus of this lecture is to present ways to bring the outdoors inside to create more suitable environments for our captive furry feline friends. Strategies for creating the “purr”fect environment will be discussed and include how to grow grass for cats, the proper way to feed them, providing suitable areas to scratch, play and exercise, as well as opportunities to experience fresh air and sunshine safely. The goal of the lecture is to recognize that living exclusively indoors is restrictive, unnatural and many times undesirable from a cat’s point of view, but that we can do many things to make the surroundings more comfortable and enriching with simple solutions that make their lives better.
Recognize the changing lifestyle of cats within the past 50 years from living life outdoors to often being housed exclusively indoors, and the impact it has had on their lives and ours.
Discuss the effects of this relatively new lifestyle on our furry friends as it relates to their overall health and well-being. Medical conditions like obesity, inflammatory diseases and depression may be linked to living in environments lacking suitable enrichment, and more attention is needed to prevent these ailments from occurring.
Identify common problems that exist in feline households that lack suitable outlets for cats to exhibit normal behavior. Focus on basic and necessary elements that are essential for all cats housed within four walls to ensure that their mental and physical needs are met.
Discover ways to bring the outdoors inside to create more natural and stimulating habitats that contribute to improving the quality of life of indoor-only cats.
Dr. Lynn Bahr is a 1991 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine who credits a special grey and white ball of kitten fluff with leading her down the path of a career in feline medicine and behavior. Her areas of interest and special care for felines include health and wellness, environmental enrichment, hospice care, strengthening the animal-human bond, ending the practice of declawing, and the ability to speak cat. Dr. Bahr is currently the CEO of Dezi & Roo, a company that manufactures and sells solution-based pet products. She also serves on the board of directors of Pandemonium Aviaries.
Presented by Dr. Nick Thompson MRCVS
CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1
During this intermediate level webinar, U.K. based veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson, will discuss some of the hot topics surrounding raw food nutrition and what is driving people to change to a raw/fresh diet for the pets in their care. He will also take a look at some of the reasons why others are not changing to a raw diet and whether there are in fact, any reasons for concern.
Dr. Thompson will then delve into the link between diet and behaviour in humans and whether what we know about humans can be applied to dogs. He will discuss proteins, fats, carbs. and ketogenic diets before drawing the presentation to a close, with a look at supplements and the foods we should choose to engender optimal behaviour in our canine companions, as well as those we should avoid.
Veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson has been advocating passionately for responsible, species-appropriate raw pet food feeding for over 20 years. He is Founder and President of the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (www.rfvs.info) and has co-authored a pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food. He has organised international raw food conferences for the RFVS for the last four years.
Since 1999, Nick has headed a busy specialist practice near Bath (Holisticvet Ltd, www.holisticvet.co.uk) offering homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and herbal medicine for dogs and horses. Nick has shared his passion for raw with nutritional consultancy advice to most of the premier raw pet food companies in the UK. He lectures and consults in raw throughout the UK, Finland, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Nick is married with two children, two chickens and a Snowshoe cat, a hunter, called Ziggy and lives in Wiltshire, UK.
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Presented by Kristi Benson
CEUs: PPAB 1
Everyone—dog owners and dog professionals—are invited to join in for an hour-long session about jumping and pestering dogs presented by dog trainer Kristi Benson. In her hallmark inviting and funny tone, Kristi will discuss some easy-to-implement techniques to reduce jumping up, begging, mouthing and biting clothes, and mooching. If your dog is like a pogo stick at the door, jumping and mouthing, or begs at the table, there’s help! Kristi will explore both the underlying “why” questions and then outline ways to prevent the worst offenses by setting your dog up for success, identifying and avoiding problem contexts, and even some easy training techniques you can use to start to change your dog’s behaviour. There will be links to free hand-outs for you to download as well.
Kristi is an honors graduate of, and now on staff at, the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling. She leads special projects at the Academy and is in charge of the weekly webinars, along with student coaching. Kristi enjoys working with dogs who need help with obedience, fearfulness, aggression, unruliness, or any number of other issues. She also loves helping the humans in the equation, and brings her trademark combination of humour and compassion to the kitchen table when working with her clients.
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