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Your Program on Fostering Collaborative Care Procedures

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • On Demand - Listen Anytime


  • This registration gets you the complete program and certification at a discounted rate
  • This registration gets you the complete program and certification option.


With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

On Demand - register now, download your materials and begin when you are ready!


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: 

  1. Register
  2. Collect Your Codes
  3. Download your Material 
  4. Begin Your Program 

The Program includes:

7 Collaborative Care Skills

4 Key Concepts  ..... and much more

Program  Description

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:

  • 2.5 hours of recorded presentations.Part 1 and part 2
  • 2 x PDFs of your presentation notes
  • 1 x Editable PDF Flyer to promote the program
  • A Free PDF copy of Get Coaching Now - The How, What and Why of Effective Pet Industry Client Consultations and Skill Training Sessions by Niki Tudge

Your 11 page Instructor Manual which includes:

  • Your program overview and class size
  • Recommended pricing
  • 7 Key Skills
  • 4 Key Concepts
  • Your six-week class curriculum
  • Your class introduction verbiage
  • Your recommended class format, equipment and supplies
  • How to host a graduation ceremony
  • Suggested marketing and class descriptions

Your Program Learning Objectives

  • Improve a pet’s manageability through happy collaboration during husbandry procedures
  • Learn how to teach cooperative behaviors that will help pets experience less stress during pet care procedures whether in the home, during transport, or at the vet’s, groomer’s, pet sitter’s or elsewhere.
  • Support the increase of the human-animal bond and levels of trust shared
  • Build a positive emotional response to collaborative care

Read more about the program here

Key Skills 7 Key Skills

  1. Shake Hands – A cute trick for saying hi that is also incompatible to jumping up – Indispensable for paw exams and nail trims. A default behaviour - For meet & greets and whenever the pet is unsure of what to do
  2. Hand Target – A nose to hand touch for use in husbandry procedures, to build confidence, & to effortlessly move and position pets.
  3. Sustained Chin (to hand or object) Target and Sustained (nose to) Hand Target for use in pet care procedures & to effortlessly move and position pets, keeping them in position for the required duration. These sustained behaviors also act as a clear signal of consent, allowing the pet to Say Yes or No!
  4. A Default sit, down or stand – For use in training; during husbandry procedures; to maintain a high rate of reinforcement and a means of the pet clearly letting us know that they are ready to participate in their care and to continue the collaboration.
  5. Paws Up – Two front paws up on object – Fantastic behaviour for grooming and examinations; getting in and out of vehicles…
  6. In Your Crate – A crate should be a pet’s safe-place to be; a place they willingly go to and happily relax in – Essential for transport; stays away from home; vet visits; when unable to actively supervise the pet
  7. On Your Mat – Imagine a dog who immediately runs to their mat when the doorbell rings; a cat who comfortably settles on a mat while at the vet’s...

4 Key Concepts

  1. Giving Pets a Choice – Teach behaviors that empower pets to become true collaborative partners, actively choosing to participate in their care procedures
  2. Enabling Pets to Have a Voice – Help pets build the skills to clearly consent to procedures – to say “Yes” or to say “No”
  3. The Reduction of Anxiety, Stress and Fear - Supporting pets and their owners by creating, through education, more relaxed and enjoyable care procedures
  4. Improved Emotional, Environmental & Physical Well-Being – The building of positive behaviors and emotions towards a pets management, training and care procedures.

Your  Instructor 

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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