Dr. Amy Pike
Dr. Corsin Muller
Dr. Debbie Gross
Dr. Frank McMillan
Dr. Isabella Merola
Dr. Jean Dodds
Dr. Jessica Hekman
Dr. Karen Overall
Dr. Linda Harper
Dr. Lynn Honeckman
Dr. Nancy Kay
Dr. Nathan Hall
Dr. Robert King
Yvette is a member of the PPG and is a Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Yvette is also a multiple DWAA award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and she owns and operates Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog.
Yvette has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including ARF Ontario. Yvette shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog and Karma her Border collie. Karma is Yvette’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.
A webinar packed full of easily implemented mechanical skill improvements with vette Van Veen
PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, PPG 1, KPA 1
Yvette Van Veen PCT-A
PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5
CEU's: PPAB 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5
Learn how to offer clarity to the dog, to help them better see and understand when to perform certain behaviors. Equally important, teach them when not to perform certain behaviors. Whether you want a dog that only shakes a paw when asked (instead of scraping your arm in repeated pestering attempts to get a cookie), or whether you want to create an environmental cue that applies across many situations (see someone approaching - move to heel) - a better understanding of how learning factors into stimulus control can give greater control over reinforced behaviors.
As dog trainers become more adept at finding studies, it's important that we move beyond reading the abstract. We need to learn how to read the nuts and bolts of a study. The overwhelming amount of jargon can make reading a study seem like it's written in a foreign language.
This webinar's purpose is to de-code the jargon. It's to help us understand what claims we can make, and which ones are premature. It's about having the confidence to know what a study actually might be saying. It's also about having the confidence in knowing that when someone says, "You can't apply that to the real world!", you'll know when that might be true, and when it might not be true.
Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar(One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)
Presented by Yvette Van Veen
CEUs: PPAB 1
This presentation will define the roles of various pet care professionals, what they bring to the table and the importance of working together with clients as a team to meet the needs of the dog, family and community. It will investigate the detrimental effects a "mixed message" can bring in terms of a dog's behavior, how mixing methods can lead to frustration, aggression, anxiety and learned helplessness, how to deal with conflicts, and when to know when to walk away. It will also discuss the benefits to clients of working with professional trainers, and how working with trainers can make your job easier in terms of management, long-term client care and creating happy clients for life.
Yvette Van Veen is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and a professional canine trainer - accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. She is also a multiple Dog Writers Association of America award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and owns and operates Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog. She has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including Animal Rescue Foundation Ontario. Van Veen shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog, and Karma the border collie. Karma is Van Veen’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.
CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1
This webinar will cover the effect of time and duration on training and behavior modification.
The issue with time is that it is hard to see its impact unless we actively look for it. Time runs through so many skills like a silent partner. Failing to consider the impact of time can lead us to feel that a dog’s behavior is “unpredictable” and that things happen “without cause". However, if we recognize that it plays a role, we can work time into training plans for better results. By carefully working on temporal factors, we can create a calm dog who will wait patiently and with confidence.
Yvette Van Veen is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and a professional canine trainer - accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. She is a multiple Dog Writers Association of America award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and owner and operator of Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario, Canada. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog. She has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including Animal Rescue Foundation Ontario. Van Veen shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog, and Karma the border collie. Karma is Van Veen’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.
Many strategies in dog training involve creating a positive association. The absence of reacting or fleeing does not mean that a dog likes something. Knowing if you have successfully created a positive association is a critical question. There are ways in which we can ask an animal “do you like this?" Failing to do so risks putting people and trainers in situations where the dog is pushed too early, triggering a fearful or aggressive response that could have been avoided.
Classical conditioning may be a simple process but there are many variations and combinations of factors that impact what a positive association looks like.
CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5
In this presentation we will be looking at the various concepts studied in cognition, as well as the historical research involving various species of animals and the clever ways in which we ask animals how they perceive the world. We will also take a look at how different abilities play a role in how we train our dogs
Concepts covered include:
Presented by Yvette Van Veen
CEUs: PPAB 1.5
CEUs: PPAB 1.5
What is leash reactivity? Define the problem to create a clear training path.
Yes you can beat distractions with a cookie! Here’s how.
Why some leash reactive dogs snub food.
The importance of creating the right cue. Teach the dog to do an incompatible behavior when they see what triggers them.
What drives the problem? It’s not fear.
Understand the importance of not training in the context until ready.
How to build powerful behaviors that stand up to distractions.
Avoid bad behavior chains. It’s not bark then look at me!
Clear criteria. Training is a progression, not a one step skill.
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 email@example.com or follow her at: https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/
Learn the steps that you can use to teach a dog to go to their bed, not because you say so, but because the dog hears someone at the door. Have the dog stay there until released! Imagine life with a dog that runs away from the door, not towards it!