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    • Friday, February 05, 2016
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    Presented by Dr. Juliane Kaminski


    CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1

    Research in the past two decades has shown that dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) as a result of selection pressures during domestication, have evolved an understanding of human forms of communication not to be found in other species (including chimpanzees and wolves). Selection pressures during domestication not only shape animals’ morphology but also animals’ behaviour and cognitive processes. The so-called domestication hypothesis claims that one domain in which domestic dogs have especially adapted to the human environment is in their ability to flexibly follow human forms of communication (gestural and vocal).

    This webinar will summarise research, which seems to support the hypothesis that dogs have specifically adapted to the human in this domain.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understanding how domestication might have affected dogs abilities to use human communication.
    • Understand how dogs developed social skills, which seem to be functionally equivalent to those of human infants.
    • Understanding how dogs understanding of human communication is flexible.
    • Discuss whether the underlying mechanisms in how gestural communication in dogs and infants is understood.


    About The Presenter


    Dr. Juliane Kaminski is a Senior lecturer in the psychology department of the University of Portsmouth. Before that she was the group leader of the research group “Evolutionary Roots of Human Social Interaction” at the Max Planck Institute for evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig/ Germany where she also completed her PhD in 2005. She was also a Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College and a member of the Experimental Psychology lab of Cambridge University.

    • Saturday, March 05, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Friday, March 05, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    CEUS PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1




    Mental stimulation and environmental enrichment is one of your dog’s primary needs. Daily nourishment assists brain growth and is a necessary part of a dog’s development in helping them become well balanced and socially confident. This webinar will explore many different ways to keep our dog’s mind stimulated in and around the home and when out on walk.  We will explore our dog’s capabilities to learn, along with their problem solving abilities. We will also look at ideas on enriching day care, kennel and welfare environments for dogs.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Explore different ways to keep dogs' minds stimulated
    • Explore dogs' learning capabilities
    • Learn how to use dogs' problem solving abilities to provide enrichment.
    • Learn new ways to enrich day care, kennel and welfare environments


    About The Presenter


    'Dogs have always fascinated me. From the domestic dogs we share our lives with to their wild and feral counterparts. And then there are wolves, the very beasts that captivated my imagination as a young boy and have instilled a passion in me that has been strengthened with every passing year of my life.

    My training methods and interactions with dogs are completely humane and motivated by a deep love and respect for the animal. I am in a continuous search for further knowledge and learning experiences to deepen my appreciation for dogs and the lives they lead. I share this knowledge with the aim to help owners and their dogs live fuller lives together. I am a keen writer and have published several articles related to dog training & behaviour. My personal interests with dogs are in observation skills, studying canine natural responses and movement, dog–dog & dog–human communication, stress & associated behaviour and teaching appropriate communication and handling for owners towards their dogs.'

    Maxwell Muir is a Full Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Full Member & Country Representative of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe); ABTC Registered Dog Trainer (Animal Behaviour & Training Council); Affiliate Member of ISCP.

    • Friday, April 29, 2016
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
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     Presented by Alasdair Bunyan

    CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1


    We take it for granted that all organisms can learn and we understand that learning is a change of behaviour as a result of an individual's experience. When an organism perceives and changes its behaviour, it is said to have undergone learning. 

    Over the last 20 years of working in animal welfare Alasdair has put together a training package that is now part of the 'Back to Basic' protocols implemented in Dogs Trust. Alasdair will share his thoughts with regards to the “Learn to Train” Protocol.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to build a partnership with our canine companion
    • Learn how to help your learner understand the concept of training
    • Understand the "Learn To Train" protocol

    About The Presenter


    Alasdair is a fully qualified animal trainer with a BSc in Applied Canine Behaviour and Training. He also has higher national certificates in Animal Psychology (Dist), Companion Animal Welfare & Behavioural Rehabilitation and Advanced Instructing Techniques for the Companion Dog.

    Alasdair has been involved in the training of dogs since the late 80's after gaining an interest in training while supporting dog handlers in Northern Ireland from both the British Army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary.  Alasdair was involved in the setting up of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1995, being the first assessor in Scotland. 

    He is the Senior Training and Behaviour Adviser for Dogs Trust. His job entails him travelling all over the UK supporting Dogs Trust staff and providing seminars and courses to the general public.
    Alasdair has recently returned from Portugal, Bosnia and Romania where he provided canine behaviour courses to local welfare organisations and was instrumental in training local dog catching teams in humane capture techniques.  Alasdair has spoken at several international conferences on dog behaviour and training, including the 2015 International Conference of Animal Welfare in Portugal.

    He has competed at the highest levels in Working Trials and currently shares his life with 3 adopted dogs, 2 collies and a terrier.

    • Friday, May 27, 2016
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded
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    CEUs PPAB 1.5 IAABC 1.5 CCPDT 1.5

    Respondent Conditioning, also known as Classical Conditioning or Pavlovian Conditioning, consists of the pairing of stimuli. Neutral stimuli can be paired and offered a meaning and emulate emotional responses (positive or negative ones). Techniques based on this type of conditioning are very effective in producing conditioned responses and are often used in conjunction with operant conditioning (actually the two seem somewhat intertwined).  They are used in techniques which are extremely successful for behavioural modification.

    In this in depth webinar, we will go over the meaning of  classical conditioning and how it can be used.  We will be taking a look at the basics but we will also learn about higher order classical conditioning and the ways in which it can be used. By the end of the webinar, you will not only be talking like a pro but more importantly, acting like one!  You will understand when Repondent Conditioning is taking place as well as how, when and why you should implement responding conditioning in your training.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Clarify the meaning of the technical term Classical/Respondent Conditioning
    • Give and demonstrate practical examples of the use of Classical Conditioning
    • Talk about the magnitude of what we can achieve using Classical Conditioning
    • Understand why Classical Conditioning is so effective when properly used


    About The Presenter


    Claudia is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant from CASI.  She is currently the manager of the 'It's All About Dogs' training centre in Portugal, operating from six locations.

    Claudia has been a lecturer at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on learning theory, aggression and force free training. Claudia is a writer for a national dog magazine in Portugal and writes on dog behaviour and training.

    Claudia’s  formal qualifications are DTBC from the CASI Institute. Claudia completed the LLA course with Dr. Susan Friedman, she is an Associate Certified member at IAABC and a proud PPG Member.

    • Friday, June 17, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded Webinar


    CEUs PPAB, 1. CCPDT, 1. IAABC, 1.



    When investigating and treating a behaviour issue, it is essential that good, factual records are obtained and maintained. These 'case history' records are used for accurate diagnosis, supporting clients in their aims, as well as forming a plan of treatment for the dog or cat.
    In this webinar we explore methods of history taking, alongside case studies illustrating how client perception influences the information. The 'Whys & Wherefores of Behavioural Data' is an intermediate level presentation. 


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand what a 'case history' is and why it is important
    • 'Live interview' skills - Learn how to ask the right questions at the right time.
    • Understand a behaviour case questionnaire - the timeline and detailed screening
    • Understand how to carry out detailed observation of client and animal - the facts and recording data
    • Understand risk assessment as part of case history.
    • Develop your skills in data recording and observation, helping accurate diagnosis and treatment/training plans.


    About The Presenter


    Karen Wild, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and dog trainer, runs a full time behaviour practice ‘Pawprint’ near Peterborough, UK working with family pets on behaviour referral from Vets. Karen is a Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Training.

    She is author of three books; ‘What your Dog Wants’, '21 Days to the perfect Dog', and 'Being a Dog' (Hamlyn) and writes monthly training features for Dogs Today magazine. Karen is a strong advocate of positive reinforcement-based training methods for both pets and their people.

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
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    CEUs PPAB, 1.5.  IAABC, 1.5. CCPDT, 1.5.


    This presentation will explore the life of puppies and how they view the world they live in. We will look at the different stages of mental and physical development, focusing on socialisation, what it really means and what is best for each individual puppy. We will discuss how to increase a puppy's self-confidence; appropriate exercise for their stage of life and strategies for relieving boredom.  We will also take a look at coping with separation distress; toilet training; strategies for dealing with 'problem' behaviour and above all, raising your puppy to be all it can be.

    It is so easy to get it wrong in the early days of puppyhood, only to find yourself having to cope with problems as your puppy develops into adolescence. This talk will provide you with all you need to know to lay the best possible foundation and give your puppy the best start in life.

    This presentation will be of benefit to anyone interested or currently working in a professional capacity with dogs. This presentation will also be beneficial to anyone who professionally cares for a puppy, is considering getting a puppy or for those who have already committed to bringing a puppy into their lives. 


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand the different developmental stages
    • Understand the term 'socialisation'
    • Learn how to optimally socialise your puppy
    • Learn strategies to increase a puppy's self-confidence
    • Learn appropriate exercises for a puppy
    • Understand the best ways to deal with 'problem' behaviours           



    About The Presenter




    'Dogs have always fascinated me. From the domestic dogs we share our lives with to their wild and feral counterparts. My training methods and interactions with dogs are completely humane and motivated by a deep love and respect for the animal. I am in a continuous search for further knowledge and learning experiences to deepen my appreciation for dogs and the lives they lead. I share this knowledge with the aim of helping both owners and their dogs live fuller lives together.'

    Maxwell Muir is a keen writer and has published several articles related to dog training & behaviour. His personal interests with dogs are in observation skills; studying canine natural responses and movement; dog–dog & dog–human communication; stress & associated behaviour, and teaching appropriate communication and handling skills

    Maxwell Muir is a Full Member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Full Member & Country Representative of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe) ABTC Registered Dog Trainer (Animal Behaviour & Training Council) Affiliate Member of ISCP

    • Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Monday, August 16, 2021
    • 11:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Virtual
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    The Pet Professional Guild 

    2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit 

    Recorded Package

    CEUs

    IAABC 26. PPAB. 25. CPDT 13

    Over 24 Hours of Pet Care Education, delivered by 21 Pet Industry Professionals. Register and receive the list of recorded webinars for you to listen to in your own time

    Your Presenter Guide


    Session List 

    1. The Essential Pet Care Policies and Procedures - Part One.  Presented by Niki Tudge
    2. Tools, Toys & Equipment for the Pet Care Professional.  Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    3. Canine Communication for the Pet Care Provider.  Presented by Angelica Steinker
    4. Feline Communication and Social Behaviour. Presented by Paula Garber
    5. Need Help Reinforcing Behaviors When You Are Gone? – Crate Strategies . Presented by Wes Anderson of Smart Animal Training Systems
    6. Humane and Effective Approaches to Calming via Touch.  Presented by Lori Stevens
    7. Battling Burnout: How to Love Your Business as Much As You Love Dogs You Take Care of.  Presented by Britt Altered
    8. Don’t Get in a Tangle – Learn How to Positively Walk Dogs.  Presented by Claire Staines
    9. Fetch More Dollars for Your Pet Care Business. Presented by John Visconti
    10. Risk Management and Insurance.  Presented by Laura Bridges from Business Insurers of the Carolinas
    11. Are Your Canine Clients Playing Appropriately? Presented byMaxwell Muir
    12. Keeping You and Your Clients Safe – Understand Dog Bite Safety.  Presented by Maxwell Muir
    13. The Essential Pet Care Policies and Procedures - Part Two.  Presented by Niki Tudge
    14. How to Enrich the Lives of Those You Care for. Presented by Liz Geisen
    15. The Myths that Just Need to Be Busted.  Presented by Mary Jean Alsina
    16. Small Business Branding for Pet Care Professionals. Presented by Robert King
    17. How Pets Learn - Reinforcing The Good Stuff! – Part One.  Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    18. How Pets Learn - Reinforcing The Good Stuff! – Part Two.  Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
    19. Putting Your Virtual Summit Experience to Action. Presented by Niki Tudge
    20. Managing a Safe and Successful Dog Day Care. Presented byTristan Flynn
    21. The Do’s and Do Nots of Grooming a Client’s Dog.  Presented by Michelle Martiya
    22. The Art & Science of Understanding Canine Emotions.  Presented by Angelica Steinker
    23. Managing Multiple Dogs.  Presented by Kathy Sdao
    24. Thinking Outside the Box: Marketing for Pet Care Pros. Presented by Kimberly Burgan
    25. How to Care for Pocket Pets in the Home.  Presented by Emily Cassell
    26. Ethics and Boundaries for the Pet Care Provider. Presented by Yvette Van Veen



    • Friday, August 26, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    FREE Member Webinar


    This webinar announces the new PPG Pet Dog Ambassador Programme to its members and gives a brief outline of the Programme, its aims, for whom it would be suitable and by way of video demonstrates some of the tasks the dogs and their people will need to undertake. This Programme was presented to attendees at the PPG Summit in Tampa in November and now will be presented to the membership.  

    You can apply to take part in the Pet Dog Ambassador Programme here


    Webinar Objectives

    • To introduce this new PPG product to its members
    • A full review of the product and its levels
    • How the programme works and the role of the assessors


    About The Presenter


    Debra Millikan

    Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant-Accredited

    Dip Animal Behaviour Science & Technology

    Dip Dog Training and Behaviour Consulting

    Cert IV Dog Behavioural Training

    Cert IV Training & Assessment

    CAP 2

    Deb is a member of the PPG Board of Directors. Deb's dog training experience spans almost 40 years. She has successfully competed with her dogs in obedience trials and conformation shows gaining Australian Championships and various obedience and endurance titles with them. In the late 1970s she established her own dog training school (sadly aversive) and became an obedience judge in the early 1990s. However, there was something missing in what she was doing. Whilst living in the UK and Europe in the late 1990s Deb read widely about force free training and was privileged to see it working in the UK. The thought of training without coercion was what she had been seeking to re-ignite her interest in dog training.

    Many years and much study later, Deb serves on the Board of the Pet Professional Guild and is also a member of the Steering Committee. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals and the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and plays an integral part on the Lead by Example Campaign for the South Australian Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This project seeks to promote force free training (as described by the PPG) and to help pet guardians, dog clubs and the general population see the value of using force free methods when training their pets.

    Deb has spoken at both the Australian and New Zealand meetings of the APDT and was the recipient of the 2013 Australian APDT Trainer of the Year and Susan Wilkins Achievement Award. Her passion for helping ‘’cross-over” trainers sees her presenting workshops invarious parts of Australia and she also serves in a volunteer capacity as Head Instructor ofCanine Behavioural School Inc (CBS).

    • Friday, August 26, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A Free PPG Member Webinar

    This webinar covers the basics of lost dog behaviour and discusses proven strategies for recovering lost dogs and skittish, hard-to-catch dogs. If you own a dog or have clients who own a dog, this vital information can help you know exactly what to do within the first hours after a dog has become lost.


    Learning Objectives

    • The first critical steps to take when a dog has vanished
    • How and when to hire a “pet detective” with a trained tracking dog
    • How to “tag” a car with lost dog information
    • How to conduct an “Intersection Alert” to mass market a lost dog
    • How to avoid “Inattention Blindness” when creating lost dog posters


    About The Presenter


    Kat Albrecht is a police detective-turned-pet detective and the founder of Missing Pet Partnership. Since 1997, Kat has worked search dogs trained to find lost pets. She pioneered the cross application of law enforcement investigative techniques and technologies to solve lost pet investigations and is widely known as the leading authority on K9 pet detective training. Through her business K9 Pet Trackers, Kat recently launched the first-ever pet detective academy where she trains humans and search dogs to find lost pets. Kat has appeared on Animal Planet and articles about her work have appeared in People, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and Parade. She is the author of two books: The Lost Pet Chronicles and Dog Detectives. Kat lives in Federal Way, Washington with her husband, her two dogs, and her “target” cat Cheeto.

    • Friday, August 26, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    A Free PPG Member Webinar

    Presented by Patience Fisher

    CEUs

    PPAB - 1 CEU


    This cursory course on the house cat will touch on all things a cat owner should know in order to prevent unwanted behaviours in their house cat. A brief overview of ethology, domestication, socialisation, and communication will lay the foundation for how to set up your house and interact with your cat.

    The unique needs of a house cat will be detailed including placement and use of the litter box and scratching posts/pads, play time, feeding, vertical space, privacy, consistency, establishing a good relationship, and desensitising the cat to carriers, claw trimming, and pills. The importance of observing behaviour to catch medical problems will be explained, as well as the importance of not letting bad habits continue without seeking professional help.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand ethology and domestication of the house cat
    • Learn about cat's communication and socialisation
    • Understand the importance of providing a secure, stress-free territory for an indoor cat
    • Learn the correct use and placement of litter boxes and scratching posts/pads
    • Understand how to promote a good relationship with your cat and how to monitor health
    • Learn about playing with your cat to promote good behaviour
    • Learn how to make a good behaviour become a habit
    • Learn how to desensitise your cat to the carrier, claw trims, and pills
    • Listen to a brief overview of what a cat behaviour consultant does

    About The Presenter


    Patience Fisher owns Walk, Play, Learn!, a Pittsburgh, U.S.A. based pet service. Started in 2012 as a pet sitting and dog walking service, she is now offering cat behaviour consultations. Patience volunteered at shelters for four years, helping with cat adoptions and specialising in fostering cats with behavioural problems.

    Patience holds a BS Biology from Lehigh University. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant through AAHA/Cedar Valley College. Recently she received a Diploma of Feline Science Behavior Science and Technology from the Companion Animal Science Institute. 

    Patience is also a freelance editor, specialising in life science manuscripts, especially those concerning animals. Prior to that she was an environmental analyst for 14 years, preparing environmental documents for certification of highway and public utility projects.


    • Friday, August 26, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Free Member Webinar


    CEUs PPAB,1. IAABC,1. CCPDT, 1.



    Owners often assume that their dog will sleep when they are out, yet many dogs suffer from anxiety and stress when left alone and some owners only discover this when their dog becomes destructive, or a neighbour complains about barking. The trainer or behaviourist is usually called in when the dog's anxiety is deep seated.

    This presentation encourages trainers to think ahead and work with owners to teach them the skills their dog or puppy needs to enjoy their own company before separation problems develop. It considers what separation anxiety is and how it affects our dogs as emotional beings. It explains how to teach our dogs to be independent in the home while we are around in order to build foundation skills for being left, and looks at how the home environment can be managed to encourage relaxation. A number of tools are explored that support our dogs when alone and help them to relax, giving owners the freedom to leave the house knowing their dog is happy. 

    This is an intermediate level webinar based on Learning Theory.


    Webinar Objectives

    • To explain about a number of tools to enrich a dog's home-alone environment, whether or not they have separation issues
    • To consider the merits of problem prevention, successful first learning and the advantages of early home-alone training in puppies - not leaving it to chance!
    • To encourage clients to empathise with loneliness and fear by putting themselves in their dog's 'paws', and to motivate clients to put training strategies in place even without problem behaviour to 'fix'
    • To help improve the overall well-being of dogs and puppies by teaching them to enjoy their own company
    • To ultimately reduce the number of severe separation anxiety cases we see as trainers and behaviourists           


    About The Presenter




    Kate Mallatratt is a member of International Canine Behaviourists and Pet Professional Guild for force-free training. She is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management, and runs her behaviour and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK. Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor, specialising in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention and enriching the family dog's home environment.

    Kate has owned and trained dogs for over 20 years, and is passionate about optimal canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet for many years. She takes an holistic approach to her own dogs' care, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain their health and wellbeing.


    • Saturday, October 15, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs PPAB, 1.5. IAABC, 1.5.




    As a professional dog trainer and behaviour consultant, I have seen a dramatic increase in the  number of dogs bred from specific ‘working lines’ being homed to pet owners, and as a result an increase in behaviour problems linked to the dog not having sufficient stimulation. 

    This online webinar will give professionals, dog owners and instructors a greater level of understanding when dealing with dogs that can be described as ‘high drive’. These dogs are canine athletes, centurions and often prone to OCD behaviour….This can result in a ‘culture clash’ between the dogs needs and the knowledge of the owner. 

    No owner wants to feel over whelmed by their dog's behaviour, or feel they aren’t meeting their needs. 

    This webinar aims to give the participant the skills and knowledge to fulfil the needs of these animals, and there owners. To enhance their own knowledge and result in a better relationship between dog and owner.

    This webinar is a must for anyone dealing with this ‘Type A’ personality dog in rescue, with clients, as an owner, potential owner or a dog behaviour enthusiast.


    Webinar Objectives

    • This webinar will allow you to identify a “high drive’ dog, both physically and by behaviour.
    • Identify common behaviour problems linked with this type of dog
    • Understand why they have these traits
    • Coping strategies for these dogs
    • Learning to teach them to function in domestic settings
    • Techniques to manage and train their behaviour
    • Problem solving
    • Preventing issues at puppyhood
    • Skills to identify this type of dog when buying/rescuing/rehoming


    About The Presenter


    Head trainer and owner of East London Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez has over 20 years' experience training dogs from all walks of life. He started training in 1991 after adopting Scrunch, an independent free-willed chow-chow mix who prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School in London, England. Thus began an epic journey into the world of dog training which started with a dog that would not come back when called, to competing in the Obedience Championship at renowned UK dog show, Crufts. 

    Fernandez has immersed himself in the world of animal training, led by some of the 'leading lights' in the field such as Sylvia Bishop, Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor. Now an internationally renowned seminar instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach all over the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

    Kamal is a Special Council Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.

    A Few Highlights of Kamal's Career

    1. Guest speaker at the Victoria Stilwell national bite conference 2016
    2. Trainer on sky TV production 'Dogs Might Fly'
    3. TV appearances on BBC 1, 2, channel 4 and 5.
    4. Faculty member of the Fenzi Dog Sport Academy
    5. Owner/Trainer of the following:
    • Ob Ch suenijon Touch of Magic CDx UDx (Border Collie)
    • Currahee Touch of magic Ch C (Border collie)
    • Jotunheim Excalibar Ch C (Malinois)
    • Vombrittania Anza Ch C, World Cup Team member Crufts 2015 (Malinois)

    Some of his students accomplishments:

    • Val Venables ob Ch iatka Tip for the Top
    • Sue bishop Nedlo what's it all about Crufts 2017 Obedience Championship qualifier
    • Jane Webb Wt Ch Flyntastic Winventure Crufts Obedience Championship competitor
    • Katy Girdler Just Jenna Flat Coat Retriever Cross Crufts Obedience Championship Competitor
    • Teresa Wright WUSV World IPO Championship Team GB Member
    • Mari Yvlinkka Giant Schanuzer IPO World Championship GB Team Competitor
    • Patricia Murphy Saredon as time goes by Mini Schauzner Crufts 2016 Inter regional Team member, and winner
    • Saturday, December 03, 2016
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Recorded Webinar

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT 1. IAABC 1.



    Do you find yourself getting frustrated with owners not following advice? Can you see the answer for a pet, but the owner won't change their behaviour? Why might they listen to the neighbour next door, or follow internet advice, rather than your professional help? We join our profession to help animals, but as pets, they belong to people. How do we approach the issue of ownership, human behaviour towards their pets and significantly, how does this affect the animals themselves? This session aims to help practitioners understand and influence owner behaviour to improve their pet's welfare. If the owners don't change their behaviour, nothing changes for the pet. Here's a way to work with this people problem.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Compliance, Conformity or Co-dependency? 
    • Anthropomorphism and the impact on pets 
    • Practitioner approaches to owner behaviour
    • 'It takes a community to raise a dog'

    About The Presenter


    Karen Wild, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and dog trainer, runs a full time behaviour practice ‘Pawprint’ near Peterborough, UK working with family pets on behaviour referral from vets. Karen is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and a Special Council Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.

    She is author of three books; ‘What your Dog Wants’, '21 Days to the perfect Dog', and 'Being a Dog' (Hamlyn) and writes monthly training features for Dogs Today magazine. Karen is a strong advocate of positive reinforcement-based training methods for both pets and their people.

    • Friday, January 13, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs PPAB,1. IAABC,1.




    The use of toys as reinforcement within training has become a lost art, however one that can be both effective and appropriate for the dog. Being able to effectively reinforce your dog, allows you to create behaviour in a timely manner. Understanding the importance of creating skills with toys prior to using them as reinforcement will ensure that problems encountered within training don't arise, create a solid foundation to build on. Effective use of toys as rewards, creates and consolidates relationships, develops focus and arousal for work/training.


    Webinar Objectives

    • 5 Key games to develop with toys 
    • Where and how they can be utilized
    • Demonstrations of each skill
    • Balancing control vs drive
    • Arousal and its affect on behavior
    • Understanding ‘drives’
    • Handler mechanics
    • Benefits of effective toys as reinforcement 
    • Trouble shooting

    About The Presenter

    Head trainer and owner of East London Dog Training, Kamal Fernandez has over 20 years' experience training dogs from all walks of life. He started training in 1991 after adopting Scrunch, an independent free-willed chow-chow mix who prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School in London, England. Thus began an epic journey into the world of dog training which started with a dog that would not come back when called, to competing in the Obedience Championship at renowned UK dog show, Crufts. 

    Fernandez has immersed himself in the world of animal training, led by some of the 'leading lights' in the field such as Sylvia Bishop, Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor. Now an internationally renowned seminar instructor, Fernandez has been invited to teach all over the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

    Kamal is a Special Council Member of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles.

    A Few Highlights of Kamal's Career

    1. Guest speaker at the Victoria Stilwell national bite conference 2016
    2. Trainer on sky TV production 'Dogs Might Fly'
    3. TV appearances on BBC 1, 2, channel 4 and 5.
    4. Faculty member of the Fenzi Dog Sport Academy
    5. Owner/Trainer of the following:
    • Ob Ch suenijon Touch of Magic CDx UDx (Border Collie)
    • Currahee Touch of magic Ch C (Border collie)
    • Jotunheim Excalibar Ch C (Malinois)
    • Vombrittania Anza Ch C, World Cup Team member Crufts 2015 (Malinois)

    Some of his students accomplishments:

    • Val Venables ob Ch iatka Tip for the Top
    • Sue bishop Nedlo what's it all about Crufts 2017 Obedience Championship qualifier
    • Jane Webb Wt Ch Flyntastic Winventure Crufts Obedience Championship competitor
    • Katy Girdler Just Jenna Flat Coat Retriever Cross Crufts Obedience Championship Competitor
    • Teresa Wright WUSV World IPO Championship Team GB Member
    • Mari Yvlinkka Giant Schanuzer IPO World Championship GB Team Competitor
    • Patricia Murphy Saredon as time goes by Mini Schauzner Crufts 2016 Inter regional Team member, and winner
    • Saturday, February 11, 2017
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    • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    CEUs PPAB,1.5. IAABC, 1.5 & CCPDT,1.5. 



    This presentation will consider the benefits of teaching your dog using the principles of errorless learning.  By setting up the classroom environment to limit our dogs' choices, we can explain more easily what we are asking of them rather than letting them guess.  This reduces learner frustration, increases the success rate and leaves your dog begging for more!

    The first part of the presentation considers the difference between errorless learning and trial and error learning.  It then looks at how to apply the principles to clicker training when free shaping and teaching more complex behaviours.  Finally, some applications for behaviour modification are considered and a puppy errorless learning case study is discussed.


    Webinar Objectives

    • To understand the difference between errorless learning and constructivism (trial and error learning)
    • To appreciate the benefits of errorless learning, the fallout of trial and error learning and the negative impact of frustration on behaviour
    • To understand how to apply the principles of errorless learning to communicate with your dog more effectively
    • To be able to plan and set up the learning environment for minimal errors when clicker training and free shaping
    • To consider the applications of errorless learning for behaviour modification

        

    About The Presenter




    Kate Mallatratt is a member of International Canine Behaviourists and The Pet Professional Guild British Isles. She is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management, and runs her behaviour and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK. Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor, specialising in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention and enriching the family dog's home environment.

    Kate has owned and trained dogs for over 20 years, and is passionate about optimal canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet for many years. She takes an holistic approach to her own dogs' care, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain their health and wellbeing.


    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC 1. CCPDT 1.


    It has been long established that the dog can provide many health benefits to mankind, in guide work, assistance and therapy work, even education. With our world becoming ever-more stressful and mental health more understandable and common place, we are now beginning to talk about and discuss those things that only a generation ago were seen as ‘best kept quiet’

    How can we now train and allow our canine partner to help us assist those who suffer mental health issues?  As a retired police dog trainer of over twenty five years, and now an assistance dog trainer, I wish to take you on a personal journey that highlights the amalgamation of two very different training disciplines - A brief description of how scent work can be used to combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


    Webinar Objectives

    • Identify the advantages of the human/dog dyad as an aid to wellbeing
    • Understand the methodology of anxiety alert
    • Apply the value of scent dog training within the assistance dog world
    • Realise the importance of ‘multi-agency’ methods of training
    • Know the ‘golden-thread’ of therapy/assistance dog training dog training

    About The Presenter


    Robert Hewings is a highly experienced, qualified Canine Trainer and Management Consultant with a solid background in the design, development and delivery of bespoke programs for pet and service dog training institutions. He is also a qualified pet dog behavioral consultant. Rob is a part-time lecturer at Bishop Burton College (Hull University) U.K., where he specializes in Canine Training and Behavior, and Bergin University California USA, where his subjects include scent training for the Assistance Dog.

    Following on from an exemplary career as a dog handler and dog trainer with the Metropolitan Police spanning a 30-year period, he has now taken the decision to follow his passion, and channel his experience into ‘Training and coaching dogs, to help their people!’

    To realize this ambition, alongside his varied experience as a Police Dog Instructor, Rob began a learning journey that was to become life changing, not only for himself but for others. His academic career started with a BSc in Canine Behaviour and Training, then an MA in Professional Practice Police Dog Training, and he is now engaged in a Doctorate of Professional Practice Service Dog Training, where two leading projects within the doctorate have been:

    • Ambient scent can affect the emotional learning and memory of the dog,  how  this be used to benefit the successful placement of the assistance dog?
    • Human anxiety attacks, nightmares and night terrors. Is there a scent cue for the assistance dog?
    Rob has designed and developed a training program where the scent cue is a unique step forward in the training of the Assistance Dog for Anxiety attacks, and in providing comfort and support when the handler is suffering nightmare or night terrors.

    Rob is the education consultant with the International Working Dog Association, a board member of Southern Diabetic Retrievers Louisiana USA, where his training programs and course design are being used in diabetic alert. He is currently engaged in the design, development and instruction of an epileptic seizure alert training program working in partnership with a local authority. The methodology for this canine training is based upon his knowledge and experience within search and assistance dog training.


    • Friday, May 26, 2017
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    Deaf Dog Activities - adapting agility, scentwork, canicross and rally obedience for deaf dogs

    This webinar will provide an overview of working with deaf (and visually impaired) dogs in class and 1-2-1 situations and answer common questions about choosing signs, reward markers and vibration collars.

    We’ll then move on to consider some of the more popular dog sports (Rally/Competition Obedience, Agility, TD Scentwork, Cani-cross and more) and explore how to adapt foundation skills training to suit the needs of deaf dogs. Where possible we’ll use video examples, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Appreciate how deaf dogs’ learning needs may differ from hearing dogs, and where visual impairment fits into the picture
    • Consider adaptations to class layout which will benefit deaf dogs (and hearing dogs)
    • Understand how to teach the core skills for the following disciplines to a deaf dog: TD Rally/Competition Obedience, Agility, TD Scentwork, Cani-cross and more

    About The Presenter


    Morag K Heirs PhD, MSc, MA(hons)(SocSci), PGCAP


    Director of Well Connected Canine Ltd (York, UK), Morag leads a team of trainers and behaviourists working in private practice and with rescue organisations across the North of England. Morag has an extensive academic background in psychology (including how animals, and humans, learn) and evidence-based practice and further qualifications in teaching.

    Adopting her first deaf collie in 2006 led her to explore the world of deaf dogs, and she is now the behaviour advisor for the Deaf Dog Network (UK). Alongside her regular behaviour work, Morag provides deaf dog specific advice to behaviourists and trainers via articles, videos and private mentoring. In her spare time, Morag competes in TD Rally with her deaf/part blind collie Bronte and enjoys challenging trail races with her dogs – she hopes to complete her second Ultra (55miles) in 2017.

    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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    Presented by Kay Attwood


    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC 1.  

    In this webinar, we will take a look at the art of platform training and how, by magnetising the dog to the platform, we can teach precision for position, as well as expand on focus, impulse control and so much more. Platform training is an exciting new way of learning for the dog because the dog easily understands exactly where it should be standing. Platforms are a great tool to add to all your classes and this presentation is sure to provide any trainer with lots of ideas about how to use platforms in their training programme.

    Once you’ve started this training, you won’t look back!


    Webinar Objectives

    • Capture Focus
    • Impulse Control
    • Perfect Positioning around your whole body
    • Distance skills & Tricks
    • Cues to positions
    • Use of Multi Platforms
    • Developing movement fluidity
    • Have Lots of Fun! 

    About The Presenter


    Kay Attwood is the owner and head trainer at Kay9® Services, one of the largest dog training schools in Surrey, UK.

    Kay is a Gold Instructor with the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour, as well as being a Kennel Club Assessor for the Good Citizens Dog Scheme and member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors student scheme. She is a founder member of D.O.G Local and a member of The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners. With a particular interest in cognitive learning, Kay specialises in dog aggression, behaviour problems and rescue dog rehabilitation.


    "Dogs have always been a major factor in my life from early childhood.  I am fascinated by behaviour in all living things.
    I have 2 rescue dogs of my own, Gibson, a Jack Russell cross Basenji, and Flynn a Jack Russell cross Collie. They both have lots of character and I adore them for it!
    I love working with dogs and studying their behaviour. I try to attend as many seminars, workshops and conferences as possible and have attended many given by the world’s leading trainers.
    I travel far and wide presenting workshops on Platforms and Cognition.
    I use only force-free methods to train, involving no pressure, pain or intimidation and I adhere to a strict Code of Conduct at all times."


    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
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    • Saturday, May 01, 2021
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    Sessions Included in Your Downloads

    Friday November 16, 2017

    1. Opening Address (Niki Tudge)

    2. Why balanced training can unbalance dogs (Dr. Karen Overall)

    3. Craft to technology- the evolution of science-based training from 1938 to 2010 (Bob Bailey)

    4. Research on the Behavioral Differences between Puppies Obtained from Pet Stores and those Obtained from Non-commercial (non-puppy mill) Breeders (Dr. Frank McMillan)

    5. Canine Stereotypic Behavior: Research on Causes and Treatment (Dr. Nathaniel Hall)

    6. A Team of Experts Discuss the Topic of the Day (Panel Discussion)

    Saturday November 17, 2017

    1. Ethical Dilemmas Working Session (Pat Miller)

    2. Behavior Principles: What They Are and How to Apply Them (Bob Bailey)

    3. "How Should I Say This?" Handle Sticky Situations with Clients in Writing - with Confidence! (Nancy Tucker)

    4. Dog Bites and Children. A Behavioral Perspective (Dr. Ilana Reisner)

    5. A Canine Cognition Working Lab (Pat Miller)

    6. Trick Dogging - With a Focus on an Equal Partnership (Emily Larlham)

    7. Being on Target: Finding your target market and catering to their needs (Dr. Robert King)

    8. Bridging the Gap – What Makes Training “Click” (Ken McCort)

    9. Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress in Dogs (Dr. Frank McMillan)

    10. Collaborating with Veterinary Behaviorists (Irith Bloom)

    11. Finding, Assessing and Recruiting Canines for Careers (Sherry Woodard)

    12. BSL - Community Safety through Breed Bans? (Deirdre Franklin)

    13. Going for a Bumble (Helen Phillips)

    14. Profitable Puppy Programs (Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas)

    15. The Nitty Gritty of Cat Training (Jacqueline Munera)

    Sunday November 19, 2017

    1. Canine Sense and Scent Ability: An Overview of Research on Canine Odor Detection and Future Directions (Dr. Nathaniel Hall)

    2. The Business of Getting Behavior: The Business of Teaching Training to Others (Bob Bailey)

    3. Dog Bites and Children. A Behavioral Perspective (Dr. Ilana Reisner)

    4. A Canine Cognition Working Lab (Pat Miller)

    5. Trick Dogging - With a Focus on an Equal Partnership (Emily Larlham)

    6. The Top Five Low Stress Handling Techniques for Canines (Dr. Sally Foote)

    7. Keep'em Happy! Animal Welfare for Dog Trainers. (Jennifer Gailis)

    8. Horse of a Different Color -Case Study on Equine Behavior (Dr. Soraya Juarbe Diaz)

    9. Positive Psychology for Behavior Change (Angelica Steinker)

    10. Do Alternative Therapies, Supplements, Pheromones, Diets, Essential Oils, Really Work? (Dr. Sally Foote)

    11. Going for a Bumble (Helen Phillips)

    12. Help! The Dogs Aren’t Getting Along! (Ken McCort)

    13. Un-cat-fur-able Surroundings (Dr. Lynn Bahr)

    14. The Art and Science of Non-Auditory Communication (Terrie Hayward)

    15. A Team of Experts Discuss the Topic of the Day (Panel Discussion)

    Monday November 20, 2017

    1. In Defense of Anthropomorphism: When is a Dog Like a Person (Janis Bradley)

    2. Threshold Learning (Dr. Sally Foote)

    3. Simple Things You Can Do to Make More Money and Help More Dogs (Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas)





    If you missed the Orlando Summit then here is your chance to catch up on the fabulous 3.5 days of riveting lectures, hands on labs and panel discussions.  66 Hours of recorded sessions with the best in our industry. 

    CEUS. PPAB 28, IAABC 24.5, CCPDT 24.5 


    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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    • Sunday, December 20, 2020
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    Presented by Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC 1

    Webinar Description


    Are you a dog trainer, rescue/animal welfare professional, or other pet care professional who works with shy, fearful, or anxious dogs? Join this webinar presented by Kathy Cascade to learn effective and creative techniques to help dogs overcome these difficult behavior issues. “S.A.N.E. Solutions” is a collection of tools designed to help dogs reduce tension and arousal while building confidence and coping skills. The goal is to give the dog a new experience of feeling safe, calm, and in control while in a challenging environment or when confronted with other triggers which previously elicited a fearful response. Based on the principles of Tellington TTouch Training and sensory integration, this approach employs the use of novel sensory experiences to enhance learning.

    Webinar Learning Objectives
    • Understand the significant link between posture, physical balance, and behavior.
    • Identify the four primary coping strategies dogs employ when feeling threatened or stressed.
    • Learn how to apply a sensory approach to reducing arousal through specific forms of touch and purposeful movement exercises.
    • Learn how to use unique leading exercises designed to introduce new people to fearful dogs.
    • Learn the rationale and application of light pressure wraps or garments to help dogs reduce anxiety and touch sensitivity.
    • Learn to build trust with a fearful dog using the concept of “giving choice.”

    Your Presenter


    Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor

    Kathy's introduction to dog training began in 1991 when a slightly wild and wonderful Alaskan Malamute puppy came into her life. Kathy and Spirit's partnership lead them to competition obedience trials, participation in fly ball, and as a visiting Therapy Dog/Handler team in hospitals and nursing homes. Searching for a truly respectful and gentle approach to working with animals, Kathy completed the two-year Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner Certification Program, graduating in October 1996 and later becoming an instructor in the program in 2003.

    With her professional training and experience as a Physical Therapist, Kathy offers a unique perspective on the neurophysiologic and sensory aspects of dog behavior to her students. Known for her creative, engaging, and often humorous teaching style, Kathy has presented workshops and seminars throughout the US, Canada, and in Europe.

    Kathy’s skillful approach to working with dogs with aggression and fear issues led her to develop a series of seminars titled S.A.N.E. Solutions for Challenging Dog Behavior. Her calm, confident demeanor serves her especially well in working with these cases. Kathy states, "Helping dogs learn to cope with the demands of living in our often chaotic human world is a passion of mine. Creating a sense of calm and safety for the dog is the first step to eliminating reactive and fearful behavior. We can do this with humane, effective tools for reducing stress and building confidence. It gives me great joy to see these dogs make the transformation from living in a state of fear to feeling safe in the world."

    • Thursday, January 04, 2018
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    • Monday, January 04, 2021
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    Title: Canine Sense and Scent Ability. An Overview of Research on  Canine Odor Detection

    Presented by Dr. Nathan Hall

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    If you missed the PPG Summit in Orlando, then you are in for a treat.  Dr. Nathan Hall is a fabulous speaker and was extremely well received by Summit attendees!

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    Presentation Description

    The canine’s sense of smell is 100,000 times better than a human’s. Or is it 1,000, or perhaps just 100 times better? A dog can detect the addition of a single drop of an odor to an Olympic size swimming pool; but, so could you. Discussions in the popular media surrounding dogs’ olfactory abilities are often more myth than science. This presentation will focus on the last 100 years of empirical research concerning canine olfactory abilities, and discuss what the scientific literature has determined to be the dog’s capabilities, and how dogs use their nose. The presenter will also provide a high-level overview of the mechanisms of olfaction, discuss what smells are, and how our sensory system generally detects them. He will also show how the dog’s sensory system differs for ours, and will attempt to address the harder question: What do the differences mean? The presentation will touch on the effects of training on olfactory perception, detection abilities, and how it can even change the way dogs perceive complex odor mixtures. As with any consideration of a research topic, be prepared to leave with as many questions as were answered.

     

    Learning Objectives

    • Define an odor as a physical stimulus.
    • Describe how an odor is detected and transcribed as a signal to the brain.
    • Describe morphological features that distinguish the canine olfactory pathway from a human’s.
    • Identify how dogs can be tested to probe their sensitivity and describe some of the complexities associated with it.
    • Describe where a dog’s olfactory sensitivity lies in comparison to other mammals.
    • Describe how experience and learning influence olfactory perception.
    • Implement classical conditioning procedures associated with faster acquisition and olfactory sensitivity.
    • Describe how dogs perceive odor mixtures and articulate the implications for training dogs to find variable odor mixtures.


    Presenter: Dr. Nathan Hall

    Dr. Nathaniel Hall is an assistant professor of companion animal science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and the director of the canine olfaction research and education laboratory in the department of animal science. Dr. Hall earned his Ph.D at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, specializing in the study of behavior analysis and canine olfaction. As a postdoctoral researcher, he continued his studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona investigating the optimization of training to enhance canine’s detection of homemade explosives. Now at Texas Tech, his work continues to explore canine olfactory perception and how experience influences odor perception. His lab also investigates predictors and correlates of problem behavior, behavioral predictors of working aptitude, and canine health. Throughout his career, Dr. Hall has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters. 



    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 7:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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    Canine Stereotypic Behavior: Research on Causes and Treatment

    Presented by Dr. Nathan Hall

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    Presentation Description:

    Stereotypic behavior is repetitive and invariant behavior which is many times described as having no apparent function. Examples might be rocking, pacing, or swaying. Dogs are known to show stereotypic behavior in a variety of topographies such as licking, blanket sucking, and tail chasing. The etiology of these behaviors appears quite complex with likely multiple genetic and environmental factors contributing. Identifying these factors for the prevention and treatment of problematic stereotypic behavior is challenging. This presentation will focus on new findings from Dr. Alexandra Protopopova, assistant professor in companion animal science at Texas Tech University, and Dr. Hall’s labs on the association between behavioral persistence and stereotypic behavior. The presenter will discuss what behavioral persistence is, how it can be measured, and current hypotheses on how it is related to stereotypic behavior. He will also discuss his current research on adapting the use of functional analysis (a method used in human populations for decades) to evaluate the potential contribution of environmental factors to canine stereotypic behavior, and how it can be used to develop targeted treatments specific to the environmental factors maintaining the behavior.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Define stereotypic behavior and provide examples of stereotypic behavior in dogs.
    • Describe at least one hypothesis on how behavioral persistence relates to stereotypic behavior.
    • Describe evidence that suggests genetic and environmental factors contribute to stereotypic behavior.
    • Describe at least one functional analysis procedure that can be used to identify whether an environmental factor contributes to stereotypic behavior.
    •  Describe at least one way an environmental variable that maintains stereotypic behavior can be manipulated to reduce the behavior.


    Presenter: Dr. Nathan Hall 

    Dr. Nathaniel Hall is an assistant professor of companion animal science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and the director of the canine olfaction research and education laboratory in the department of animal science. Dr. Hall earned his Ph.D at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, specializing in the study of behavior analysis and canine olfaction. As a postdoctoral researcher, he continued his studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona investigating the optimization of training to enhance canine’s detection of homemade explosives. Now at Texas Tech, his work continues to explore canine olfactory perception and how experience influences odor perception. His lab also investigates predictors and correlates of problem behavior, behavioral predictors of working aptitude, and canine health. Throughout his career, Dr. Hall has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters.



    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
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    • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    • 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
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    Free Member Webinar

    (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 part webinar series)

    Part 1/3

    Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

    CEUs: PPAB 1


    This is the first part of a three part webinar focused on building a strong foundation of clicker training with your horse. Michelle Martiya and Alize Muckensturm will be presenting the other two parts. We aim to give you the tools to get started actively working with your horses with positive reinforcement.

    Part one will be focused on teaching your horse to stand calmly facing forward. For horses who are comfortable around humans who know how to take treats from your hand, this is a valuable first skill to start with. It teaches the horse how to relax and be comfortable around food while you condition your bridge signal. This becomes a safe default behavior you can use to teach stimulus control on all future behaviors you teach. From here Alize will help you teach your horse how to touch a target which can be used to shape future behaviors. Michelle will go over helping horses who are not yet ready for this step to become comfortable and ready to work with humans.

    Objective

    ·         How to safely and effectively get started using positive reinforcement with your equine. Focusing on teaching the horse how to stand calmly facing forward. Building a clicker training foundation with your horse

    About Your Presenter

    Jessica runs a non-profit horse rescue and education program. She is extremely dedicated to teaching and promoting a positive reinforcement lifestyle, working with horses and humans alike. The rescue has a growing program of volunteers and students eager to learn to work with equines with clicker training. Jessica also travels to teach students locally and at events.


    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
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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.


    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Sunday, November 07, 2021
    • 7:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    This presentation is aimed mainly at dog owners, people working in shelters, novice trainers, and other professionals interested in learning how to housetrain a young puppy or dog rescued from a shelter or situation of confinement.

    The following topics will be explored in detail: physical causes of inappropriate elimination, behavioural causes of inappropriate elimination, times when your puppy is likely to need to urinate or defecate, dogs rescued from shelters or other situations of confinement, eliminating is intrinsically reinforcing, management at home, training program, fading out reinforcers.

    In this webinar attendees will learn to speed up the house training process by:

    1 - Using appropriate cleaning products while avoiding the ones that actually attract the puppy.

    2 - Correct placing and use of puppy training pads.

    3 - Using a hierarchy of reinforcers

    4 - When, where and how to reinforce.

    Attendees will also learn about the most common physical and behavioural causes of inappropriate elimination. They will gain awareness of the fact that elimination is intrinsically reinforcing and why. They will learn about management at home, what to do with puppies who "don't seem to get it!", and when and how to stop delivering reinforcement.


    Your Presenter



    Alexandra Santos

    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, regularly presents webinars for the Pet Professional Guild, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people..

    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Sunday, November 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and
    CCPDT pending




    Walking on a loose lead remains one of the key goals for many dog owners, and there are multiple methods for teaching and achieving that goal, along with lots of options for equipment to manage or improve walking in the meantime. Some dogs struggle with loose lead walking, while others appear to be born with the skill already learned. Is loose lead walking as simple as it sounds, or is there more to teaching this behaviour than meets the eye. 

    With a brief overview of the science of self control, and discussion of stimulus control, this webinar will contain video presentations of games and lessons to build self control around the context of loose lead walking.


    Webinar Objectives


    Increased understanding of what we mean by Self Control, Stimulus Control, Habitual Behaviours

    Ideas for different exercises to teach foundation skills for Loose Lead Walking

    Management ideas for when Loose Lead Walking isn't possible



    About The Presenter


    Sian Ryan gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behaviour counsellor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behaviour Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln.

    Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian is also the Training and Behaviour expert for the BBC2 series Me and My Dog. 

    Sian owns and runs the Developing Dogs Training Centre and Holiday Cottages in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars and workshops across the country.


    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 6:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5




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    “How" refers to the teaching method you select.  “What" refers to the behaviour you are going to teach.  “Why" refers to the function of the behaviour.  You need to consider all three.  Positive reinforcement training is wonderfully powerful.  That’s part of its appeal.  But you need to be careful how you use it. It’s easy to think you are looking out for an animal’s best interest because you are training with clicks and treats.  But what are you asking your animal to do and why?   

    “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”  This presentation helps to line those three elements up so they satisfy the trainer's needs as well as the animal's welfare.  It looks beyond the layer of methods to explore why we are drawn to certain training choices.

    As pet owners and animal trainers, we live in a world that divides.  There are people who make similar training choices to ours and then there are “the others”.  Seeing how “others” treat animals can be hard.  We want to defend animals, to protect them, to teach others “better ways”, but the more we push against what “others” are doing, the greater the divide becomes.

    This presentation is intended to help us understand better how these different training belief systems emerge. Alexandra will be introducing you to the work of the cognitive linguist, George Lakoff.  Through an understanding of primary metaphors and cognitive frames, we gain tools for understanding one another. Instead of creating a deeper divide, we gain better ways to communicate with one another.  In the process we become better trainers.

    George Lakoff is not an animal trainer, but his work certainly relates directly to training. Alexandra will be introducing you to his work and making the direct connections to horse training but the presentation will also be invaluable for all pet professionals!

    Learning Objectives:

    • The three layers every training system has
    • Identifying core belief systems 
    • Primary metaphors defined
    • Source and target domains and the connection to training
    • Treats - why do some reject them, others use them?
    • The strict father versus the nurturing parent model of training
    • Words matter - respect versus respect - same word, different meaning.  Why?
    • Why do people attack your training choices - and what can you do about it?
    • Frames - defined and connected to training
    • What frame are you in? How does that influence your training choices?
    • Why focusing on what you WANT matters so much
    • Command versus cue-based training
    • The hierarchy of behaviour change procedures - revisited
    • Convincing others without creating conflict - biconceptuals and frames
    • How, what, and why matter - lining up your training methods with your core values
    • Homework - techniques for maintaining the training frame that best serves you and your learners


    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

     

    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Sunday, December 13, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
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    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC 1, CCPDT 1


    This webinar will present three case studies of resource guarders.  Two were resolved using desensitisation and counterconditioning and one using differential reinforcement.

    The webinar will present summaries of both cases, including troubleshooting co-presentation with other issues, adding splits to training plans and execution points.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand that both operant and respondent conditioning can be employed for resource guarding, provided the practitioner is competent at planning, execution and client-coaching
    • Triage of multi-issue cases to protect public safety, preserve owner priorities and maximise compliance
    • Formulate prognoses
    • Work safely and efficiently and coach clients in DIY application
    • Grasp trainer pre-requisites for handling resource guarding cases
    • Generate and execute training plan splits in object guarding cases

     


    Your Presenter


    Jean Donaldson

    Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behaviour, training, teaching and behaviour counselling since 1999.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

    Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counselling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counsellor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean exclusively did referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

    • Friday, January 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Tuesday, January 04, 2022
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Recorded Webinar
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