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Time - Its Relevance to Dogs and Training. Presented by Yvette Van Veen

  • Friday, August 04, 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • Friday, August 04, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


  • For Doggone safe members
  • PPG member registration
  • A discounted rate for Pet Owner Members
  • Public registration


Presented by Yvette Van Veen


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.

  • Understand if and how dogs tell time
  • Understand how time impacts both classical and operant conditioning
  • Learn how to increase and decrease factors involving time - get faster and longer responses.
  • Learn how to use time to create calm, steady behaviors.
  • Understand the influence of time on differential reinforcement. 

About The Presenter

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.

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