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The Pet Professional Guild provides for its members lots of educational opportunities. Each month we offer our members one FREE 
webinar and as we expand we will grow our member webinar services.  The Guild also offer a selection of education courses 
through third party providers. If you would like to host a webinar with PPGBI then please complete this short form 


Upcoming events

    • Friday, April 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • On Demand - Access the Program as Soon as You Register!
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    An Invaluable Resource for ALL Trainers & Pet Care Providers!

    CEUs - PPAB 3, CPDT 3, KPA 3, IAABC 2

    As pet professionals, we all know how important it is that a dog reliably responds to his name. And if you ask pet dog guardians, they will tell you that they want their dog to come when called... Yet most dogs are simply given a name and expected to respond to it.

    Name response is such an important skill and can be so much fun to train! At DogNostics' we wish to provide you with the tools that will not only make a difference to your life as a pet professional - both improving your skills and increasing your income - but will also positively impact on the pets you work with and their guardians. Real changes for a real-world!

    We are sure that you will find DogNostics' 1O-Steps to an Amazing Response to Name one of the best small investments you ever make!

    We hope that you love the program as much as we do!


    Perfecting the Name Game!

    A Dognostics’ Pet Dog Solutions Resource for Pet Professionals!

    In this indispensable skills-based program, we provide a DogNostics’ Pet Dog Solution that combines the art, craft, and science, of training an enthusiastic response to name.


    • Explore the meaning of name response.
    • Learn how to condition a positive emotional response to a dog’s name so it becomes ‘music to his ears’!
    • Master the ten steps to optimal name response via step-by-step instructional videos.
    • Learn games and activities that can be used to proof and generalize an incredible response to name!
    • Watch a total of over 2 hours of video files! Access numerous client handouts, a full 6-class curriculum, and a 21-page client e-book!
    • Discover how you can incorporate your newfound knowledge, and the material presented, into your business and even increase your business revenue!


    Your Program Content Includes:

    How to Use the Train-Test-Train Method (Pdf Handout)

    Two Prerequisite Training Games (E-learning Videos)

    • GAME #1 - The Thousand Dollar Name Game.
    • GAME #2 - Let’s Go Operant Name Game.

    Your 10-Step Training Plan Video Files

    • STEP 1 – The Games Begin!
    • STEP 2 – Building Focus on You!
    • STEP 3 – Introduce Your Dog’s Name!
    • STEP 4 – Promoting a Turn Towards You!
    • STEP 5 – Introducing Distance!
    • STEP 6 – Increase the Distance of the Treat Toss!
    • STEP 7 – Call the Dog Before He/she Looks!
    • STEP 8 – Delay the Click!
    • STEP 9 – Treat & Run!
    • STEP 10 – Treat Scatter Game!

    Individual Written Instructions for Each Game (12 x Pdf Files)

    How to Train a Positive Interrupter (Supplementary Lesson – E-Learning Video File).

    DogNostics’ Do’s & Don’ts of Name Response (5-Page Pdf Client Handout)

    6 Additional Games! (6 x Video Demonstrations & 6 x Pdf Client Handouts with step-by-step instructions).

    DogNostics’ 10 Steps to an Amazing Response to Name Client 21-Page E-Book with Step-by-Step Instructions for Each Game!

    Full Six-Class Curriculum!

    Class Graduation Certification (1 x Editable Pdf Client Certificate)


    Program Benefits

    This program won’t just benefit pet dog guardians as their pets begin to happily respond to their names, it will also benefit your business if you are a pet professional.

    • Use the program for group or private classes!
    • Incorporate the games into your regular pet dog manners’ classes!
    • Offer a specialty Name Response Class –The material is the perfect length for a six-week prepaid package!
    • Simply incorporate into your pet care business!

    How you deliver the service will depend on you and your business model but DogNostics’ 10 Steps to An Amazing Response to Name should help generate additional business income and lead to very satisfied clients, both human and canine!


    Your Program Instructor

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

    Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board

    Co-Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild.


    Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise 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. Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.



    • Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    A plethora of research, focusing on areas of research such as neurobiology, ethology and other very important areas of studies may suggest that these have replaced behaviourist models. Was behaviourism “replaced” with new forms of investigation and what has been discovered?

    Learning Objectives

    • The difference between prescriptive and descriptive areas of study.
    • Learn how converging evidence increases confidence.
    • The types of questions that can be asked in research and what they tell us.
    • What we can learn from human treatment therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or other protocols. How are they tested and how do practicians know if something has been tested?
    • How much behaviourism is presently taught?
    • Has behaviourism become a relic or a given?
    • Why is behaviourism still relevant?
    • Looking at several research studies and where behaviourism is used to determine “higher” learning processes.

    About Your Presenter 


    Yvette Van Veen

    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 info@awesomedogs.ca or on Facebook at facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

    A plethora of research, focusing on areas of research such as neurobiology, ethology and other very important areas of studies may suggest that these have replaced behaviourist models. Was behaviourism “replaced” with new forms of investigation and what has been discovered?

    Learning Objectives

    • The difference between prescriptive and descriptive areas of study.
    • Learn how converging evidence increases confidence.
    • The types of questions that can be asked in research and what they tell us.
    • What we can learn from human treatment therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) or other protocols. How are they tested and how do practicians know if something has been tested?
    • How much behaviourism is presently taught?
    • Has behaviourism become a relic or a given?
    • Why is behaviourism still relevant?
    • Looking at several research studies and where behaviourism is used to determine “higher” learning processes.
    You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.ca or on Facebook at facebook.com/londondogtrainer/
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending), KPA (pending)

    Dominance - What it is. What it isn’t… the impacts on dog training and why it’s not an argument for force.

    How can the research and information on dominance be contradictory? Join this webinar to learn about social dominance, starting with an overview of conflict resolution in various species of animals.

    Queen bees and workers. Why do some individuals sacrifice themselves during mating? Isn’t that maladaptive? A look at haplodiploid species and why anyone would “serve the hive."

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how social structure can lead to adaptive processes such as sex changes to avoid conflict.
    • How does the sociality of the species impact displays, mating, and group dynamics.
    • Learn why we cannot extrapolate data from one species to another without concern.
    • The role of sex in various social societies. Why do some species have harems?
    • How exactly do dogs fit into all of this? Are dogs “dominant” if yes, does it matter?
    • How much does dominance impact dog training?

    About Your Presenter 


    Yvette Van Veen

    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 info@awesomedogs.ca or on Facebook at facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

    • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Friday, June 24, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Workshop
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    Virtual Workshop

    How to Improve the Accessibility of Your Dog Training Services for Clients with Disabilities

    Learn new skills so you are better prepared and more effective at supporting the largest minority group in the world in training their pets!

    3 Sessions To Support Your Learning!

    Instructed by Veronica Sanchez

    CEUs: PPAB 6, IAABC (pending), KPA (pending), CCPDT (pending)


    People with disabilities are the largest minority group and over a billion people are living with disabilities worldwide. Many people with disabilities have pet dogs so it is important for professional pet dog trainers to have skills and knowledge on how to accommodate clients with disabilities. With a set of new skills and supportive knowledge you can establish yourself in your marketplace as the professional to call!

    In this workshop you will learn how to assess the accessibility of your training classes and implement improvements that can make a big difference for your clients.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to better communicate with clients with disabilities.
    • You will explore challenges clients with disabilities encounter in dog training and learn strategies to accommodate training so they can be successful working with their dogs.
    • You will also review different instructional techniques to help clients with various kinds of disabilities best benefit from your training services.

    The workshop is divided between three sessions. Each session is a combination of video presentations, live discussions as well as online discussions in a virtual group for attendees.

    Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to participate in each live session and for those who choose the working spot registration there will be an opportunity after each of the three sessions to submit short written projects and hands-on training video for instructor feedback.

    Session Details

    Day 1 - Understanding Disability, Accessibility and Communicating Effectively with Clients with Disabilities.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

    Learning Objectives:

    • Facts about disabilities – statistics, categories
    • Disability etiquette
    • People first language and Identity first language
    • Strategies for communicating with clients with different kinds of disabilities
    • Assessing and improving accessibility of training classes
    • Improving accessibility in virtual lessons
    • Q&A session

    Homework (short approximately 250 word – one page essay): What are accessibility challenges attendees encounter in their work? What are some strategies they could use to address these?


    Day 2 -  Accommodating Dog Training for Clients with Disabilities.

    Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

    Learning Objectives:

    • Training accommodation strategies for different kinds of disabilities
    • Accommodations for clients with limited hand use
    • Accommodations for clients with mobility impairments
    • Loose leash walking
    • Safety and fall prevention strategies
    • Accommodations for clients with sensory impairments
    • Q&A session with a homework review

    Homework: Work on teaching a dog positioning in front of you (facing you) and by your left side while seated (from beginning to the end of training session) use a rolling chair if possible. Repeat the process while wearing gloves. Submit up to 3 min. video of your training (optional). Participants can share what the challenges were, what might be some accommodation ideas in the discussion group.


    Day 3 - Accommodating Instructional Strategies for Clients with Disabilities.

    Friday, June 24, 2022, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

    Learning Objectives:

    • Delivering instruction and planning lessons
    • Instructional scaffolding
    • Multi-modal teaching
    • Graphic organizers
    • Checklists
    • Reducing and modifying content
    • Important take aways
    • Resources
    • Where to learn more
    • Q&A session with a homework review

    Homework: Create a graphic organizer or multi-level checklist for a common training challenge.

    Workshop Instructor

    Veronica Sanchez

    Veronica Sanchez M.Ed CABC, CPDT-KA is the founder of the Service Dog Coaching Certificate, an educational program for pet dog trainers offered by Cooperative Paws. She teaches professional dog trainers how to train service dogs and how to incorporate service dog training into their pet dog training business. Veronica has been training pets, service, and therapy dogs for more than 20 years. She has supported owner-trainers training service dogs for mobility, hearing, mental health, neurological problems and dual guide-mobility work.

    Veronica has a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelors in Psychology from George Mason University. She also has a Certificate in Brain Research in Education from the University of Washington. Veronica was a founding member of the Working Animal Division of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and served as a Vice President of the association.


    Spread Your Event Payments Over Several Months?

    If you would like to split your event cost into three payments then please register for the event, do not pay the invoice you receive by email. As soon as you register email Sharon Nettles at Events@petprofessionalguild.com and request your payments be split into three invoices. You will then need to pay the first invoice immediately to secure your place.

    Only available for Auditor and Working Spots.

    All three invoices must be settled 2 weeks prior to the event.




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