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    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
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    With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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    The Fostering Collaborative Care Programme is available as an educational event and a certification. Your choice!

    Join the programme 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 Programme

    The Program includes:

    7 Collaborative Care Skills

    4 Key Concepts  ..... and much more


    Programme 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 programme
    • 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 programme 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 behaviours 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 programme 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 behaviours 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 behaviours 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 behaviour 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 Programme 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.


    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
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    CEUs PPAB 4.5, IAABC and CCPDT pending


    Add This Programme to Your Business Services & Choose The Option To Gain A New Credential!

    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 behaviours and pet parents learn how to teach those behaviours 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 Programme 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!


    Programme Description

    What is Included:


    Your 23-page Instructor Manual which includes:

    • Your programme overview and class size
    • Recommended pricing
    • Your six-week class curriculum
    • Your class introduction verbiage
    • Your recommended class format, equipment and supplies
    • How to host a graduation ceremony
    • A list of recommended tricks and fun games to play
    • Suggested marketing and class descriptions

    Your Presentation Tools:
    • Dog Trick Instructor Programme - Key Strategies Video - 28 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Programme - Key Strategies PDF
    • Dog Trick Instructor Programme – The Curriculum Video - 38 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Programme – The Curriculum PDF
    • Dog Trick Instructor Programme – The Games Video - 47 mins
    • Dog Trick Instructor Programme – The Games PDF

    Your 12 eLearning Videos:
    1. Close – Learner swings in to handler’s left side
    2. Come. A DogNostics Recall
    3. Go Round
    4. Peekaboo
    5. Shake hands
    6. Sit and Stand
    7. Sit Pretty!
    8. Spin
    9. Stay
    10. Take a Bow
    11. Target stick
    12. Watch Me


    Also included in the programme are:

    Your Weekly Handouts

    • Fun Trick Class Week One
    • Fun Trick Class Week Two
    • Fun Trick Class Week Three
    • Fun Trick Class Week Four
    • Fun Trick Class Week Five
    • Fun Trick class Week Six
    Your Attendance Certificates
    • Fun Trick Class Attendance Certificate A4
    • Fun Trick Class Attendance Certificate Letter size
    Your Program Marketing Tools:
    • An editable Fun Trick Class Flyer
    • Fun Trick Class Social Media Ad PNGthe
    • Fun Trick Class Social Media Ad JPEG


    WHY BECOME A DOGNOSTICS' CERTIFIED TRICK INSTRUCTOR?

    • Earn the right to the post-nominal title Dog Trick Instructor, DN-DTI
    • The DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor credential is for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behaviour practices.
    • Gaining your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate will allow you to stand out from the crowd, showing that you have passed our eligibility requirements, demonstrating a strong knowledge and competent mechanical skills, supported by people coaching skills.
    • Earn your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certification and you will receive your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Certificate and DN-DTI badge to use on your website!


    Developed and designed for you by Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge


    Your  Programme 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 Behaviour 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 Programme 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.



    • Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5


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    When you see the title to this webinar, I know what some of you will be thinking:  “I don’t ride.  I don’t even work with horses.  Why would I want to attend this webinar?”

    The answer is simple.  Riding is just ground work where you get to sit down.  The same concepts apply.  So even if you work primarily with dogs and other animals that we typically don’t ride, there is much that can be borrowed from clicker training horses that applies to other species.

    And if you do ride, this programme is definitely for you!


    Learning Objectives:

    • The connection between ground work and riding
    • Some common questions about riding with the clicker - beginning with how do you deliver the treat?
    • Your expressway to excellence - the value of stopping to get the treat
    • Examining performance goals
    • Safety first
    • Balance matters - why?
    • Before and after - a case study leading to equine beauty and well-being
    • Find a look that pleases your eye
    • A photo journal of a beautiful ride 
    • Which do you focus on - outcome or process?
    • Shaping micro
    • The elephant in the room - pressure and release of pressure
    • Commands versus cues
    • Going micro: your base unit - gives defined
    • Develop your eye - gives observed
    • Developing lightness


    About The Presenter


    Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialised in animal behaviour. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

    In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

    Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

    Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

    In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

    Her web sites are:
    theclickercenter.com,
    theclickercenterblog.com,
    theclickercentercourse.com and
    equiosity.com

     

    • Monday, June 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    Presented by Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    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!


    Objectives:

    • Learn the breakdown, all the steps required to get this skill despite distractions at the door.
    • Understand how training this problem “when guests arrive” can be the wrong approach.
    • Learn why some dogs snub cookies when guests arrive and how to overcome it.
    • Why some dogs get worse not better even when families think they are reinforcing good behavior.
    • Learn the value of weakening the power of the sound of the doorbell.
    • Why it’s important to cut yourself some slack and decide it’s necessary to focus fully on the dog during training.  You can put your dog away when you’re distracted!


    About The Presenter



    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.caor follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

    • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1


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    Debunk, Support Science, or Tell a Story?

    How to Communicate about Dog Training and Animal Welfare.

    For dog lovers – and dog trainers in particular – communicating about reward-based dog training, the importance of enrichment, and management strategies for behaviour problems is an essential part of promoting good animal welfare. But sometimes it feels like we are mired in a sea of misinformation (and not just about dogs!). Drawing on research in psychology and science communication, this webinar will look at evidence-based ways to communicate more effectively. We will use the example of reward-based dog training in particular, but the strategies and techniques apply to any time we want to get an important message across.

    Psychological science gives us several reasons why debunking false information can backfire, including the fact that repetition can make false ideas seem true, and correcting wrong information can be a threat to people’s identity, serving instead to reinforce those ideas. But while arguing may not be beneficial, just a few dissenting voices can make a big difference to perceptions of consensus. Luckily, there are plenty of tips from science communication that apply to talking about dog training, and this webinar will look at what we can do to make a positive difference.

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand why debunking misinformation can backfire
    • Know the best approach to take when debunking ideas
    • Develop ways to teach people how to evaluate information about dog training
    • Create messages that will engage, inspire and inform.

     

    About The Presenter


     Zazie Todd PhD


    Zazie Todd is the creator of Companion Animal Psychology, a blog about how to have happier cats and dogs (according to science). She has a PhD in Psychology, an MFA Creative Writing, and is an honours graduate of the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers. She takes dogs and cats as clients through her business Blue Mountain Animal Behaviour. She has a Psychology Today blog called Fellow Creatures, and has also written about pets for Pacific Standard, The Psychologist, and Reader’s Digest. Her book, Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy, will be published by Greystone Books in February 2020.

     

    • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    Presented by Yvette Van Veen

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    How to Bring Back the Food Motivation -

    In the not so food motivated dog


    Bring out the foodie in the food snubbing dog. Learn many reasons why dogs turn off food, and what you can do about it.


    Objectives:

    • Food as a primary reinforcer - it’s an excellent motivator
    • Dogs are scavengers.  They eat all sorts of nasty things…so why would they turn away from chicken?
    • Is there a “not motivated by food” dog?
    • Learn the many - many reasons why dogs snub food.
    • Learn how not to turn dogs off food.
    • Learn strategies that bring back the foodie.
    • Supplementation (positive reinforcement) versus deprivation.  No you don’t need to starve a dog.
    • Why is it important to pay attention to a dog’s desire to eat.


    About The Presenter


    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.caor follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/


    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1


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    Whether you’re a solopreneur or manage a team, being a boss means you do it all. The best way to lead a professional, successful business is to set boundaries based around your unique value. We will discuss how operating from fear can negatively impact decision-making, yet creating clear-cut, forward-thinking boundaries can positively impact work/life balance, profitability, company culture and more.

    We dissect this through worksheets, which we will provide after the presentation to continue the brainstorming at home. We will begin to help you define your Unique Value in a competitive market, as well as audit your company’s boundaries to honour your own needs, and those of your clients, vendors and employees.

     

    Key Learning Objectives

    1. Using a provided template and guided discussion, participants will learn to identify their unique value proposition and the ways in which they can position themselves within competitive markets by setting and maintaining boundaries based upon their unique worth to eliminate current or common pain points.

    2. Through guided exercises, participants will expand their understanding of setting boundaries in their pet care business and how this can impact profitability, work/life balance, company relationships and culture.

    3. By identifying their pain points and their boundary objectives, participants will leave with a clearer vision for strategic growth, profitability, company culture and work/life balance.



    About The Presenter



    Adina Silberstein

    Adina Silberstein is the Founder, President and CEO of award-winning, Northwest Philadelphia-based professional pet sitting and dog walking company, Queenie’s Pets ®.  She is an entrepreneur and business coach, specialising in processes, organisation, company culture and profitability. Adina is committed to urban communities, force-free practices, empowering others, and ongoing professional and personal development.

    Queenie's Pets® storefront operates as a boutique retail store, administrative office, and as a community centre for pet owners.  They offer a resource library, workshop and lecture series, and sell only unique and enriching products that Make the Lives of Pets and Their Humans Better™.

    Adina lives in Philadelphia with her fiancee and their crew of rescues: “Rottie-Scottie” MeloDrama, and cats: Mouse, Zizzy, Brucie Marbles and perpetual bad-boy, Tuxedo Snacks.

    www.QueeniesPets.com

    twitter.com/QueeniesPets

    www.facebook.com/queeniespets

    Instagram: @queeniespets

    Instagram: @AdinaJoyCoaching


     

    • Thursday, August 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5


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    So many of our handling techniques are done TO the animals we are training.  I want to use techniques that are done WITH my animals.  This programme explores what that means and it illustrates some remarkable changes that can be achieved using very basic lessons, but using them mindfully. It is built around some remarkable before and after video footage taken at a clinic. 

    The talk includes a description of the microshaping strategy, and the use of constructional training.  The images are all those of horses, but the concepts apply to any animal where good balance matters. 


    Learning Objectives:
    • Who owns the process - what does that mean: illustrated with example/non-example
    • An introduction to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement
    • Teaching the micro behaviours that create good balance
    • Before and after examples 
    • There are many different strategies for developing micro awareness
    • The micro shaping Strategy
    • Shaping on a Point of Contact
    • Simple lessons can create great changes: a remarkable case history
    • Who owns the process - an answer from Mia Segal, a Feldenkrais practitioner
    • Asking questions not giving answers: here are the questions


    About The Presenter


    Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialised in animal behaviour. She began teaching horse training in the early 1980's. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse's balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound and happy throughout a long lifetime is the goal. The result are beautiful horses that feel like heaven to ride.

    In 1998 Alexandra launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her  book, "Clicker Training for Your Horse".

    Alexandra's work helps you apply clicker training to any equine need or sport - including developing a gentle and companionable riding horse, halter training foals, training advanced performance horses, and retraining difficult to manage horses. Her own riding interests align most closely with classical dressage.

    Alexandra travels widely, giving clicker training seminars and presenting at conferences in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. 

    In addition to "Clicker Training for your Horse", she has written "The Click That Teaches: A Step–By–Step Guide in Pictures" and "The Click That Teaches: Riding with the Clicker". She has also produced The Click That Teaches DVD lesson series, and The Clicker Center On-line Training Course.  She maintains a very active blog, theclickercenterblog.com.  She has published a book: "JOYFULL Horses" in her blog and most recently "The Goat Diaries".  Her current project is Equiosity, a weekly podcast which she produces with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia.

    Her web sites are:
    theclickercenter.com,
    theclickercenterblog.com,
    theclickercentercourse.com and
    equiosity.com

     

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5

    How do you get a cookie to beat a squirrel?

    Behavioural Momentum, the holy grail of skills training


    Learn how to harness the power of a cookie so it has the ability to beat much harder distractions.


    Objectives:

    • What do you do when the dog wants something more than a cookie?
    • Is it possible for a cookie to beat a squirrel (or other high value distraction)
    • What is behavioural momentum
    • The perfect marriage of operant and classical conditioning
    • How strong behavioural momentum creates behaviours that resist extinction
    • The benefit of creating strong behavioural momentum to create behaviours that persist despite distractions and in the absence of reinforcement
    • How do you harness momentum to create strong reliable behaviours
    • Rate of reinforcement - the magic happens here


    About The Presenter


    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.caor follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/


    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1



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    Behavioural stereotypies in captive animals have been defined as repetitive, largely invariant patterns of behaviour that serve no obvious goal or function (Mason, 1991a; Ödberg, 1978). Stereotypies are commonly attributed to boredom and/or fear and are typically “treated” by trying to enrich the captive environment with distracting, appealing stimuli. These stimuli often include food presented at times outside of regular feeding times, and as a result, engage species-typical foraging behaviours in the process of reducing stereotypic activity.

    This presentation examines the defining features and common hypotheses surrounding stereotypies, including what their function is and how they can be addressed. Of primary concern will be (1) what are stereotypies (what does and doesn’t meet the definition), (2) specific examples of how they’ve been discussed and dealt with, and (3) practical solutions for applied animal behaviourists for both defining and treating stereotypies. Emphasis will be placed on an empirical, functional approach to dealing with stereotypies, including how any scientist and/or practitioner can be most effective when dealing with this topic.

    Learning Objectives

    1. What are stereotypies in terms of their definition and examples?
    2. How do we talk about stereotypies in terms of their form and function?
    3. What evidence supports their hypothesised functions?
    4. How are most stereotypies treated, and which of these treatments are most effective?
    5. What does an empirical, functional approach to stereotypies look like, and why is this important for both science and practice?



    About The Presenter


    Eduardo J Fernandez, PhD

    School of Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology


    Dr. Eduardo J. Fernandez received his Ph.D. in Psychology (minors in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior) from Indiana University, where he worked with the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Zoo. He received his M.S. in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas, where he founded and was President of the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA). Most of his past and current work involves conducting research on the behavioural welfare of captive exotic animals found in zoos and aquariums. He has worked with close to 50 species of animals, with a focus on marine animals, carnivores, and primates. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. His past positions include an Affiliate Professorship in the Psychology Department at University of Washington, Research Fellowship with Woodland Park Zoo, and National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. While working with UW and Woodland Park Zoo, he started the Behavioral Enrichment Animal Research (BEAR) group, which conducted welfare research with the African and Asian elephants, hippos, Humboldt penguins, grizzly bears, sun bears, sloth bears, Sumatran tigers, jaguars, African wild dogs, meerkats, golden lion tamarins, and ostriches located at the zoo. Eduardo also continues to run the Animal Reinforcement Forum (ARF), a former listserv and now Facebook group, which is dedicated to group discussions on animal training and behaviour from a scientific perspective.

     

    • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5



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    Re-think Trigger Stacking - Shedding some (candle) light on triggers for behaviours we wish to modify or change


    TTouch Instructor Edie-Jane Eaton has shared her ‘candle’ concept for many years.  We may all be aware of the term ‘trigger stacking’ but Edie-Jane’s brilliant analogy helps canine guardians look more closely at the multiple ‘candles’ that may be burning for a dog that is struggling to learn or cope with his environment and human led activities.

    Several candles may be alight due to internal problems such as pain, patterns of tension through the body, the environment at home including slippery floors, noise sensitivity, the games that are played and the way a dog is touched long before more candles are lit once out in the big wide world. 

    Whilst it may not be possible to blow out every candle, there is a lot that we can do to help our clients snuff out the flames, reducing ‘ heat’ and enabling a dog to settle and learn. 

    This webinar presentation will also include the following learning objectives

    1. The link between posture and behaviour
    2. Introduction to ACE Free Work
    3. Simple leash handling techniques to reduce body tension



    About The Presenter


    Sarah Fisher

    Tilley Farm, Farmborough,


    Sarah Fisher is a canine and equine behaviour advisor. She has worked with animals for over twenty years and incorporates some of the elements of the Tellington TTouch method in her work. She is experienced with a wide range of breed types and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s animal welfare organisations including Battersea. She has also worked in Europe teaching staff workshops for shelters including SPCA Malta and GIA (Romania) and has taught workshops and clinics for dog trainers and behaviourists in Holland, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, Romania and Poland.

    Sarah gives presentations on a variety of topics at dog training and behaviour seminars in the UK and abroad, and is a regular speaker at the annual Dog Behaviour Conference. She also conducts behaviour assessments for private clients, animal welfare organisations and court cases.

    Sarah is a published author and has participated in numerous television and radio programmes over the years including the recent Nightmare Pets SOS for BBC1. She runs courses under the name Animal Centred Education (ACE) for trainers, groomers, veterinary nurses, physiotherapists and animal behaviour counsellors who wish to broaden their expertise by learning detailed observations combined with Free Work, and techniques inspired by other professionals working in the world of animal welfare and behaviour.

     

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    Emotional Dog -

    Riding the canine emotional roller-coaster in our chaotic human world

    For those of us compassionate about animal welfare, we want our dogs, and the dogs we work with professionally, to trust us and to be fundamentally ‘happy’ in their day-to-day lives. But what does ‘happy’ actually mean? Over the last 2 decades there have been huge steps forward in our understanding of emotional states in other animals, and much of the more recent research has used dogs as the model because they are easy to study and, like us, have rich emotional lives. We now know what emotional states we humans share with other animals and we also know the emotional states that are most likely to be unique to us. We know where they are generated in the brain, how they work and what happens when they go wrong.

    Canis lupus familiaris is the victim of its own success. The process of domestication has led to a number of modifications to the functionality of the core emotional systems that has left dogs more vulnerable to developing mental illness akin to those of humans. In this webinar, Robert will show you where these weaknesses are located neurophysiologically and emotionally, and why you need to know about them in order to fix them. This knowledge is hugely important for anyone working with dogs and are concerned about their welfare, including dog owners, trainers, behaviourists and veterinary professionals. The knowledge you will gain will change how you see dogs forever. This is a bold statement, but it is true.

     

    Key Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the functional organisation of the canine self.
    2. Understand the influence of genetics on canine emotionality.
    3. Understand the vulnerability of emotional systems to trauma.
    4. Understand the roles of epigenetics and neural plasticity in emotional repair and restoration.



    About The Presenter


    Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed DipCABT MRCVS


    Dr. Robert Falconer-Taylor was veterinary director and head of education of the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), the first organisation in the UK to develop government-regulated courses to degree level specifically in companion animal behaviour and training. COAPE also developed the renowned EMRA system used by behaviourists and trainers all over the world, now summarised in their book – EMRA Intelligence: The revolutionary new approach to treating behaviour problems in dogs.

    He teaches and consults around the world along with writing for the veterinary and other professional press. He is also author of the informative EMOTIONS-R-US Blog, published on the Emotions-R-Us website, which has been taken up and endorsed by many training and behaviour organisations all over the world.

    He is an international consultant to the pet industry where he has engaged in the development and risk assessment of pet ‘toys’ targeted specifically at promoting the welfare of pets and their relationships with their owners. He has been actively involved in the development of the ‘The Puppy Plan’, first launched in February 2012 and updated in 2014, a collaboration between Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club. He is also a member of the International Cat Care Behavioural Advisory Panel.

    His primary academic interests include companion animal cognitive science and emotionality, nutrition and its effects on behaviour, and applied neurophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics in companion animal behaviour therapy.

    He promotes the idea wherever and whenever he can that – The key to better animal welfare is through education and better understanding of the rich emotional lives our pets share with us”.


     

Past events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Brains, Bowls & Bull. Presented by Dr. Nick Thompson
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Epigenetics and Puppies Presented by Dr. Lynn Honeckman
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 "It's Mine!" - Object Guarder Cases Studies: Two DSCC and a DRI. Presented by Jean Donaldson
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Is Loose Lead Walking a Self Control Behaviour? Presented by Sian Ryan
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Pestering Pooches: Helping Dogs go from Crazy and Wild to Mannered and Mild. Presented by Kristi Benson
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Sugar, Serotonin and Schmackos: Raw Food and Canine Behaviour. Presented by Dr. Nick Thompson
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Understanding Animal Welfare: The Five Freedoms to the Five Domains and Beyond Presented by Frania Shelley-Grielen
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Interactive Play Presented by Craig Ogilvie
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Managing the Canine Arthritic - Those Free of Charge Additions That Really Count! Presented by Hannah Capon
Thursday, May 17, 2018 A Taste of the Foundations for Clicker Gundog Training
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Canine Nail Care: Creating Cooperative Care through Training
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Total Recall
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Scent-work Planning and Problem Solving
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 So You Want to Help Shelter Dogs? Presented by Amy Sutherland
Friday, March 16, 2018 A Step In Time - Practical Suggestions for Loose Lead Walking
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Canine Health Seminar: Thyroid Disorders Presented by Dr. Jean Dodds
Friday, March 02, 2018 Equine Clicker Training - Getting Started Part 1/3 Presented by Jessica Gonzalez
Monday, February 19, 2018 Keeping Future Generations Safe - How Best to Promote Your Dog Bite Safety, or Any Advocacy Message to Your Local Community Presented by Niki Tudge
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Litter Box Basics Presented by Beth Adelman
Thursday, December 14, 2017 A Webinar on Solutions for Working with Shy, Fearful, or Anxious Dogs Presented by Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Restricted Activity for Dogs. Presented by Sian Ryan
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Platform Training - Step Up to The Mark. Presented by Kay Attwood
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Predatory Behaviour - What is it and can it be stopped? Presented by Dr. Tiffani Howell
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Risk Assessment & Safely Handling Multiple Dogs. Presented by Claire Staines.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 A One Day Educational "Round-Up" Hosted by PPGBI
Friday, June 16, 2017 Platform Training. Presented by Kay Attwood
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Deaf Dog Activities. Presented by Morag Heirs.
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Training Meister Master- The Comprehensive Dog Training Course. Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Scent & The Assistance Dog - the development within PTSD. Presented by Robert Hewings
Friday, February 03, 2017 Errorless Learning: Setting Up For Success. Presented by Kate Mallatratt
Thursday, January 12, 2017 The Effective Use of Toys as Rewards. Presented by Kamal Fernandez
Friday, December 02, 2016 The Human Factor in Pet Behaviour. Presented by Karen Wild CCAB
Friday, October 14, 2016 Living with High Drive Dogs in Domestic Situations. Presented by Kamal Fernandez
Saturday, September 10, 2016 A Two Day Force-Free Educational "Get Together" Hosted by PPGBI
Friday, August 26, 2016 Free Member Webinar - Home-Alone Training: Necessity, Not Luxury. Presented by Kate Mallatratt
Thursday, August 11, 2016 2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Getting Your Puppy Off to the Right Start in Life with Maxwell Muir
Thursday, June 16, 2016 The Whys & Wherefores of Behavioural Data with Karen Wild
Friday, May 27, 2016 Understand How To Use Respondent Conditioning As A Practical View to Behaviour Modification. with Claudia Estanislau
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Understand the "Learn to Train" Protocol: Building and Reinforcing the Canine Bond. with Alasdair Bunyan
Friday, March 04, 2016 Learn the Benefits of Daily Enrichment & Stimulation for Your Dog. with Maxwell Muir
Friday, February 05, 2016 Dog Cognition - Learn How Dogs' Cognitive Skills May Have Evolved. with Dr. Juliane Kaminski


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