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    • Friday, January 13, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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    Presented by Kamal Fernandez

    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
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monday, February 11, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
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    Presented by Kate Mallatratt
    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.


    • Monday, February 13, 2017
    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Online Course via Recorded Webinar.
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC,15. CCPDT, 10.


    Training Meister Journeyman Course

    A five session programme

    to work through over 5 months

    Checkout the course content here

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique programme aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies! Watch this short video on how the programme works.

    Training Meister Journeyman is a comprehensive dog training course.


    Journeyman Course Overview

    Training Meister Journeyman is the Level Two course.  This course builds on all the skills and knowledge gained in the Apprentice course. The Journeyman course sees you continue your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training and tricks! 

    You will continue to learn about the science behind the training and build on your teaching skills, while having lots of fun!  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner in order to set them up for success and as you continue to increase your knowledge and add to your skill-set, you will be amazed at the progression made by both you and your dog or other companion animal.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Journeyman will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the behaviors that you learn, your student will acquire new skills, continue to thrive and gain confidence.  Your relationship will further blossom and your bond will strengthen.

    You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course, to enroll in the Training Meister Journeyman Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the Apprentice Level to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge for this course.

    Programme Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.

    • PDF of all webinars

    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos

    • Homework tasks

    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 

    • Video submission assessment.  .

    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .

    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Journeyman Trick Team Title! Please note, you must have earned the Apprentice Title in order to submit your application for the Journeyman Title


    • The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledge while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course! 


      Checkout the course content here


    Watch this short webinar on the Training Meister Programme & the TrickMeister Titles

    Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?

    Three Levels - Multiple Titles


     Apprentice  Journeyman  Master
       

     DN-TMA  DN-TMJ  DN-TMM






    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Programme Instructor



    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A. Hons. PCT-A,. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board).  Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free Training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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    Presented by Robert Hewings
    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
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 26, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
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    Presented by Morag Heirs
    CEUs PPAB 1.5. IAABC 1.5. CCPDT 1.5.


    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.

    • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monday, July 29, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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    Presented by Claire Staines


    CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC 1, 

    Initial risk assessments on each dog and the environment you intend to have them in is essential for a stress free life for both you and the dogs in your care.

    Whether you are a dog walker, run a dog day care centre, dog training classes or own multiple dogs, handling multiple dogs isn’t about a group, it is about catering for every individual within that unit.  This needs to be done safely and with compassion, ensuring the physical & emotional well-being of all. With the dog care profession booming at this present time, I would like to share how I tackle this.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn how to carry out a risk assessment
    • Understand if a dog is suitable for group settings
    • Learn the best ways to introduce new dogs to each other
    • Learn an effective way to handle multiple dogs

    About The Presenter


    Claire Staines – PCT-A, VSPDT


    Claire Staines has owned and successfully managed a dog walking business for 10 years. She now has multiple walkers within her business, Lothlorien, which caters for puppies to veterans and social dogs to reactive dogs.

    Claire is also a dog trainer in Linlithgow, West Lothian, where she runs classes and workshops and recently opened her first training centre to further the scope for offering classes that are inclusive to all. Claire is a Victoria Stilwell Positively Trainer and a PPGBI steering committee member.

    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, October 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
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    Presented by

    Dr Tiffani Howell

    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CCPDT 1

    In Australia, the greyhound racing industry has recently been rocked by scandals, including mass greyhound graves, the use of live animals as bait in training, and socially unacceptable euthanasia rates after the racing career ends. The industry is in the process of reforming, and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), the industry body in the Australian state of Victoria, aims to rehome as many retired racing greyhounds as pets as possible, once the career ends. In some cases, an obstacle in achieving this goal is the expression of predatory behaviour in the greyhound. Therefore, GRV contracted researchers at La Trobe University to review the existing scientific literature about predatory behaviour in dogs, to determine what drives the behaviour and whether it can be stopped.

    As part of the review, we surveyed experts around the world with experience in dog behaviour, and we conducted follow-up interviews with 12 of these experts to establish a deeper understanding of some of the issues surrounding predatory behaviour in dogs. This presentation will discuss the findings, including an explanation of the behavioural sequence and how it differs between breeds. In particular, greyhounds have been bred such that there are few behavioural indicators of the intention to give chase, thus making it difficult to prevent the chase behaviour. The neurological underpinnings of predatory behaviour will also be described, as well as the current scientific research aimed at understanding whether it can be effectively stopped long-term. Finally, the opinions of experts, based on the results of the survey and the interviews, will be compared with the existing scientific and neurological evidence. Recommendations for best practice in stopping predatory behaviour in dogs will be provided.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Description of predatory behaviour in dogs, including the behaviour sequence itself, breed differences in its expression, and possible factors underlying its expression
    • Neurological underpinnings of predatory behaviour, based on research with rodents
    • Most effective ways to stop expression of predatory behaviour according to scientific research
    • Most effective ways to stop expression of predatory behaviour according to expert practitioners

    About The Presenter



    Dr Tiffani Howell is a research fellow in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in Australia. She is part of the Anthrozoology Research Group and the DogLab at La Trobe University. She has extensive experience in research on animal welfare, dog-owner relationships, and dog behavior, including surveys, focus groups, and behavioral studies. Since she completed her PhD at Monash University in 2013. She has published 19 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has written six commissioned government reports and two industry reports.

    Recent projects include a review of assistance dog effectiveness for the Australian government, and pet management practices by owners of various animal types (dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, amphibians, rodents, and ferrets). She has also participated in a review of greyhounds socialization and training practices for Greyhound Racing New South Wales as part of the Working Dog Alliance. The project she will present in this webinar was funded by Greyhound Racing Victoria.

    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • 9:30 PM
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    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell PCBC-A

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5.


    Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell for this in depth presentation in which she delves into the complexities of linear behaviour chains.

    In this webinar we will examine the best methods to build compound linear chains and we will take a look at different strategies that will help you improve your chains. You'll learn how to perform a task analysis and collect data that will facilitate errorless learning. We will look at the interplay between operant and respondent conditioning and you will learn about fun techniques such as the ‘Quick Cue’ game, which can be used to proof both the discreet and the complex behaviours that you teach

    The presentation will focus on a fun trick that is also a skill needed by many assistance dogs – How to fetch their guardian a drink - but in learning how to teach this 'trick', you will also learn some different strategies that focus on how to teach an amazing retrieve to hand!

    You don't want to miss out on this informative, thought-provoking, fun-filled session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why and how to perform a task analysis
    • Understand how to write a training plan and the importance of data collection
    • Deepen your understanding of behaviour chains
    • Gain a deep understanding of how to forwards chain
    • Understand how and why to backwards chain compound behaviours that are linear chains.
    • Understand how to maintain a consistent high standard of 'tricks' (behaviours)
    • Learn different strategies for teaching and proofing an amazing retrieve to hand
    • Learn how to teach your dog to open a door
    • Learn how to teach your dog to close a door
    • Learn how to teach your training partner to fetch you a drink from the fridge

    About the Presenter

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG. DN-CPCT2

    DN-CPCT2
    DN-CPCT2

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant - Accredited. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor. Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Certified Pet Care Technician.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.

    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training. She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe, Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and Co-Presenter of PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the owner of The DogSmith of Estepona. She is a Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College. and the author and instructor of the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate Programme and TrickMeister Titles.


    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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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."


    • Friday, November 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 10, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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    Presented by Sian Ryan
    CEUs PPAB 1. 
    CCPDT 1. 


    "He’s going to need six weeks crate rest; just keep him quiet while he recovers." These words, that can strike fear and dread into owners’ hearts, often form part of the treatment requirements for dogs undergoing surgery or requiring long term medical care. Vets can usually only give limited advice regarding keeping dogs appropriately mentally and emotionally supported whilst their walks are restricted and owners are left to manage as best they can. This may be stressful for both the guardian and their dog, and can lead to behaviour change and other problems. 

    This webinar, and the associated book, gives ideas to help owners in this situation to identify the individual needs of their dog. In addition it aims to support owners in preparing their dog for a period of restricted exercise when surgical interventions are planned. Ideas and tips for mental stimulation and emotional support, as well as alternatives to physical exercise and guidance on how to teach specific skills are included.
    The webinar includes case studies, review of associated research on the topic and photos and videos to illustrate the points made.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand why a period of restricted activity might be needed 
    • Understand why it's important to make adjustments.
    • Learn how to assess emotional, physical and mental needs of the dog.
    • Learn what to do in an emergency.
    • Learn how to prepare for a planned period of restricted activity.
    • Ideas to meet the above needs
    • Understand how to support clients facing such a period.
    • Understand how to reintroduce the dog back to normal levels of activity, or how to adjust longer term

    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.


    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
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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)





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    CEUS. PPAB 28, IAABC 24.5, CCPDT 24.5 


    • Friday, December 08, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Sunday, December 08, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
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    Why “Balanced Training” Can Lead to Mental Imbalance for Dogs

    Presented by Dr. Karen Overall 

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    Description:

    What we call something actually matters a lot, because it is our first exposure to how we are going to think about any issue. Being aware of the influence of labels is essential, because we are then far more likely to investigate the meaning behind the label. However, most people who want help for their dogs are busy, worried, scared and bothered by what they cannot do, do not know or may not understand. For them, an in-depth analysis of a label is a luxury. And, if they do not know that they really need to ask what the label means, their dog may be at risk.

    This is the history of the labels that have been attached to dog training, especially that involving aversive practices and punishment. And this is the current situation with the latest trendy label: “balanced training,” a label that is the response from the community committed to aversive interventions to change behavior to “positive training.” It is a clever label because not only does it distract from the methods, it contains a value judgment implying that those who disagree or use other methods are “unbalanced.”

    Only by measuring the effects of the intervention at the behavioral, physiological and neurochemical levels can we honestly compare methods, limitations and concerns. There are now data on pain, anxiety and effects for mental health for a number of species. This presentation will focus on how we use these data and approaches to develop a culture that uses only techniques that support – and not imbalance – a dog’s mental health.


    Learning Objectives:

    • A review of the types of outcome data that have been collected for different training techniques.
    • A review of the regions of the brain involved in different types of learning.

    • A review of how we learn at the molecular level.

    • A comparison of regional brain activity, systemic physiology and effects on molecular learning of uncertainty, fear, anxiety and pain compared to that which occurs when these are absent and information is provided that allows goals to be accomplished. 


    Presenter: Dr. Karen Overall 


    Dr. Karen Overall received her BA, MA, and DVM degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and her Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She completed her residency in behavioral medicine at Penn, and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior. Dr. Overall has spent most of her teaching and research career at Penn, running the behavior clinic at Penn Vet for more than a dozen years before moving to the Medical School to concentrate on research. Her ongoing research focuses on neurobehavioral genetics of dogs and the development of normal and abnormal behaviors.

    Dr. Overall has given hundreds of national and international presentations and short courses and is the author of over 100 scholarly publications, dozens of textbook chapters, of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals (1997) and Manual of Small Animal Clinical Behavioral Medicine (2012). She is also the editor-in- chief for Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research (Elsevier). In 2004, Dr. Overall was awarded the Cat Writer’s Association, Inc., Certificate of Excellence for The Social Cat column, Cat Fancy Magazine. In 2005 she was the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) Small Animal Speaker of the Year and in 2010 was named one of theThe Bark’s 100 Best and Brightest.

    In 2008, Dr. Overall was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Rendell to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Canine Health Board. She also serves on the US Department of Defense’s Blue Ribbon panel on canine post-traumatic stress disorder.



    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 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
    • 7:00 AM
    • Friday, January 04, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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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
    • Friday, January 25, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
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    Title: 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, January 25, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
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    Presented by Beth Adelman

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1

    Webinar Description

    Cats evolved to eliminate out of doors, and they are very particular about doing it indoors. A host of new litter box studies has given us a lot of information on what cats prefer from their box. We'll go over the box, the litter, the location and the ambiance that cats prefer.

    We also have a new understanding of the role stress and boredom play in litter box use and misuse. We'll discuss how play and enrichment affect litter box use.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Understand what cats require from a litter box and why.
    • Recognise common reasons why cats do not use the litter box, both physical and behavioral.
    • Troubleshoot litter box problems.
    • Understand how to resolve common litter box problems.
    • Understand new research into stress and its link to litter box problems.

    Your Presenter



    Beth Adelman, MS, is a Cat Behaviour Consultant and a publishing professional in Brooklyn, New York. Beth was a founding member of the Cat Division of the IAABC, and is the former editor in chief of Cats magazine and DogWorld and former cat columnist for the New York Post. Beth has worked as a writer and a speaker for the Winn Feline Foundation. She has also been a speaker for the Cat Writers Association, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Kutztown University, Pet Sitters International, the Garden State Cat Club and the Cat Fanciers Association, and a guest on a variety of radio shows. She currently is a regular speaker on cat behavior at New York’s Meow Parlour.

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
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    Presented by Tabitha Davies

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    Are you looking at starting a training programme inside a daycare or maybe you already have one? 

    There are many challenges that can face a trainer that trains inside a facility. From renting the space to agreeing on boundaries for what your role is while you are there, to keeping your students and the daycare safe while you are using their space.

    For trainers who are looking at working for a daycare facility or already work for one that is not quite functioning, this webinar is designed to teach you how to implement your programmes while designing a successful daycare programme that lessens stress on the dogs. If you're responsible for staff development, learn how to help train staff to keep dogs safe and properly dispense advice to owners or direct them to the trainer.

    When dealing with owners of a facility who are not trainers or pet professionals how to keep yourself professional and avoid potential issues with daycare or training programmes.

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • An overview of the liabilities of training in a daycare facility vs being an employed trainer of the daycare facility.
    • How to ensure your clients are safe in the facility.
    • How to temperament test dogs easily and make it a system for all, so you know dogs can be in training and/or daycare.
    • How to structure SAFE and least stressful daycare programmes.
    • How to educate non-trainer daycare working staff to be safe and keep dogs safe.
    • What liability lines are there for "staff training" when you are not an employee.
    • How to integrate mental and physical stimulation into daycare to avoid behavioural issues.
    • Dealing with facility owners who do not understand dog behaviour and avoid positions of professional liability without looking unprofessional.

    Your Presenter


    Tabitha Davies is a certified dog trainer (C.D.T.), Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC), Certified Veterinary Assistant, a Certified Pet Nutritional Specialist, and she also holds certificates in Animal Psychology, Canine Etiology, and Animal Behavior/Welfare.

    Tabitha was born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada. During high school Tabitha she started rescuing dogs and cats, obtaining veterinary care, and finding homes for them. She quickly learned that people did not want to adopt untrained dogs. This encouraged Tabitha to study clicker training and Karen Pryor's training methods. 

    in August of 2008 she started the CVDC to provide an affordable fully force free option that is scientifically proven to be more successful than any other methods with less owner output and more consistency to the dogs and their humans of our valley.

    Tabitha now owns the CVDC as well as the daycare, indoor dog park, dog training, pet retail, and staff development of the Dog Park Services at Venus De Fido in Palm Desert

    • Saturday, March 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
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    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT Pending 


    Webinar Description

    For most dog owners, going for a walk with their dog is one of the key components of their relationship. It can also be one of the most fraught with frustration, irritation, physical struggles, and can lead to owners, and dogs, dreading the daily exercise. In this webinar I will be exploring what we actually mean by Loose Lead Walking - what we're trying to achieve, what are the essential pre-requisites for a dog to be able to learn how to walk with their owner in a way that suits them both, how to teach this skill and what to do when training isn't working. A fresh look at walking together, the emotions and behaviours involved, and how to set everyone up for success. 


    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Identify emotions of dog and owner while going for a walk, and the impact on learning / ability
    • Practical suggestions add to the toolkit for teaching Loose Lead Walking



    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.


    • Friday, March 23, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Monday, March 23, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
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    Presented by Robert Hewings BSc MA PGDip

    CEUs PPAB 1.5. CCPDT 1.5


    Webinar Description

    Canine-scent work is becoming more popular by the day.

    “How do we start? Where can we get the equipment from? What scent should we use? How do we introduce a new scent? What are the progressive steps?  How do we problem solve?”

    These are just a few questions that are asked time and time again, encouraging Rob to share his knowledge and bring in coaching techniques that can help you and your clients.


    Learning Objectives:

    •  A few mnemonics for scent-work 
    • How we can start with Classical or Operant Conditioning
    • How we can apply conceptual learning to our training for development and problem-solving
    • How we can ‘think outside the box’ to help with student development
    • How adult learning can be developed by coaching techniques

    The Presenter


    Robert Hewings BSc MA PGDip

    Rob Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer, who retired from the Metropolitan Police after his 30 years’ service, 25 of which was as a Police Dog Handler.  The final ten years as a full-time trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. He has enhanced this experience with a BSc (Canine Training and Behaviour) MA (Professional Practice Police Dog Training) and is presently engaged Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine disciplines from puppy training through to specialist search (explosives and narcotics), from training the General-Purpose Police Dog onto firearms support (SWAT support dogs).   

    Rob is the head trainer at the newly established UK College of Scent Detection, and has lectured at Bishop Burton College, (Canine Training and Behaviour). Rob is also involved in research programmes for ‘ambient scent’, enhancing canine learning, and continuing research into scent alert for nightmares and night terrors, particularly within PTSD. He is a board member for Southern Diabetic Retrievers Louisiana USA, where his training programmes and course design are being used for Diabetic Alert Assistance Dogs.

    As a qualified Canine Behaviourist Rob knows the importance of a positive training schedule with the dogs he trains and the people he coaches. He wishes to share his love and experience of search training with people and their dogs. Witnessing the enjoyment, enthusiasm and excitement the dogs get from being engaged in the natural process of ‘nose-work’ has been his guilty pleasure for the last 25 years. Long may this continue!

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
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    (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 part webinar series)

    Part 1/3

    Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending)


    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.


    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 12, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
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    Free Member Webinar

    (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 Part Webinar Series)

    Part 2/3

    Presented by Alizé Veillard--Muckensturm

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


    This is the second part of a three part webinar series focused on building a strong foundation of clicker training with your horse.

    We will start by giving an overview of targeting as a positive reinforcement training technique and then move to real life examples of how it can be used for husbandry behaviours, encourage desired movements, and solve problematic situations. This part of the series includes short videos and photos to inspire everyone to give it a trial.

    We will then discuss the tools needed to get started with their own horse by outlining the training steps to teach basic nose targeting.

    Objectives

    - Introduce the use of target training in horse training

    - Learn how targeting is used 

    - Learn how to introduce targeting to a horse.


    About Your Presenter


    Alizé Veillard--Muckensturm has been a force-free horse trainer since 2014 and is a qualified equine behaviourist from the Natural Animal Centre.

    She is the author of the book "Humane, science-based horse training: introduction to learning theory and exercises for everyday handling and fitness".


    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • 8:30 PM
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    CEUs PPAB 1.5. CCPDT Pending 


    Webinar Description


    Do you dream of a reliable recall? Have you tried everything but nothing is working? 

    During this webinar Gosia will show you how to train a quick recall. 

    Get prepared for tips, guidelines, and instructional videos.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How a dog learns recall
    • Emotions
    • Common mistakes
    • Rewards/Punishment
    • Following
    • Resignation
    • Word or whistle
    • How to teach a total recall


    Your Presenter


    Gosia Wozniak

    Gosia is a polish dog trainer and behaviourist. She trains dogs for man-trailing and scent detection but also works with fearful and aggressive dogs. She thinks it is very important to take care of their emotions and uses force-free training methods.

    Gosia has also taught her two guinea pigs many tricks but her love will always be for her three Bavarian Mountain Hounds. She uses her hounds to search for missing people. All of her hounds are from the working line so training recall and obedience is extremely important for the safety of her and her dogs.








    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Lori Nanan

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT and IAABC Pending 



    Webinar Description

    By building a positive conditioned response to a particular implement and following a good desensitisation plan, trainers can even help dogs who are fearful about nail care. Moreover, trainers can coach owners through the process effectively, giving them the opportunity to create a lifetime of cooperative care.
    We'll cover why DS is often necessary and how to walk through the process effectively, by being mindful of body language and working at the dog's pace.
    We'll also cover nail and paw anatomy, so that even those most shy about nail care can become comfortable with it!


     Learning Objectives

    • Gain an understanding of why nail care can be so difficult for some dogs
    • Learn why the +CER building process is so important to the process
    • Walk through a desensitization process, and be able to teach clients how to do the same
    • Gain an understanding of paw and nail anatomy and why nail maintenance is so important to dogs' health



    Lori Nanan

    Lori Nanan CTC, CPDT-KA is the co-founder of LoriNanan.com, a company which provides education and digital solutions to dog owners, force-free dog pros and organisations. She is a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers, where she is also a staff member and is the founder of Your Pit Bull and You, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to promoting pit bulls in a positive light.


    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monday, May 18, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
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    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT Pending 


    Webinar Description


    This presentation will take a brief look at some of the games, strategies and techniques used when teaching gundogs with force-free methods and clicker training but is also relevant to anyone who would like to teach their dog or their clients' dogs how to develop good focus and concentration while building a better relationship through play.


     Learning Objectives

    • Learn the foundations that enable a dog to develop good focus and concentration, memory skills and techniques to encourage decision making
    • Learn how to establish some of the basic foundation behaviours and build a lifelong partnership
    • Learn about some of the myths of the gundog world and enable teachers, coaches and instructors to encourage pet owners of gundogs to engage in a variety of activities involving play.


    Helen Phillips

    Helen Phillips is the owner of the Clicker Gundog Training Centre in Evesham, Worcestershire, UK. She is also a qualified teacher, has been working dogs in the field for over 30 years, and has been breeding Hungarian vizslas since 1998. As a result, she has extensive understanding of living with and working with hunting dogs. She holds a distinction in Certificate in Canine Training and Behaviour from Warwickshire College, UK, and has taught the same course at two levels for six years. She has also obtained the Learning about Dogs clicker trainers’ competency assessment program (CAP) levels 1, 2 and 3 with distinction and is an active assessor for the scheme. Alongside this she trained with renowned trainer Kay Laurence for many years and has taught a variety of clicker training workshops. Her focus is on promoting the use of positive reinforcement training techniques and strategies within gundog training and field sports in general. 

    Helen is the author of the popular Clicker Gundog training book, which focuses on learning how to develop a partnership using in-depth reinforcement strategies. Over the last 10 years she has developed, through Clicker Gundog, a range of workshops and seminars to help teach these skills to both the handler and the dog


    • Saturday, June 16, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
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    A short three part programme covering the knowledge and skills required to effectively use sensory techniques such as body wraps.

    Learn all about the "What, "How" & Why" of Body Wraps



    Instructor - Kathy Cascade

    Three Short Lessons Delivered via Recorded Webinar - Available Now

    As trainers we are always looking for effective and creative ways to help the dogs we work with learn appropriate behaviour and live successfully in our human world. We are also modeling to our clients how to communicate and interact with their dogs in a humane, respectful, and caring manner. Typically, positive reward-based training techniques are very successful in shaping new behaviours. Unfortunately, not all dogs are receptive to training in the moment due to states of anxiety, fear, or over-arousal, which interfere with optimal learning. The goal of this course is help you learn about “sensory techniques,” which simply means the use of specific sensory input (tactile, proprioceptive) to give dogs new experiences. These types of sensory experiences can influence both emotional and physical states, resulting in a lowering of arousal and improved focus. We will start with a very simple, but often profound tool called the Body Wrap.

    The Body Wrap for animals originated with the Tellington TTouch Method over 30 years ago and was the inspiration for the development of the Anxiety Wrap and the Thundershirt. As a Physical Therapist, I was also introduced to the concept of sensory techniques applied to children suffering from a variety of sensory processing disorders in the form of weighted vests and other light pressure garments.

    This course is divided into three short lessons consisting of a Power Point presentation in a recorded webinar format. A 5 question self-assessment quiz will be available at the end of each lesson to enhance your learning and allow you to confirm your understanding and knowledge.

    Lesson One will provide an overview of sensory concepts, particularly how tactile and proprioceptive input can influence the nervous system, often resulting in changes in posture, movement, and behaviour. This section will also describe the purpose of using Body Wraps for dogs, proper fit and duration of wear, and the common situations where Body Wraps may be helpful in a home or other environment.

    Lesson Two will provide a step by step process for introducing and applying three variations of TTouch Body Wraps, and how to address any concerns the dog may demonstrate. Several pictures and video clips are included to assist you in developing your skills.

    Lesson Three will describe the use and application of Face and Head Wraps, and tips on the use of Thundershirts. There are several pictures and video clips to assist you in developing your skills.

    When you register:

    • You will receive a welcome document with detailed information about the programme
    • You receive immediate access to all three lessons as webinars and the PDF copies of each lessons presentations.
    • You also receive links to each of the open-book online short self-check tests at the end of each module
    • Upon completion of the programme, you also receive a link to the open-book online final programme short test. The test can be taken more than once and requires a pass of 85%
    • You will receive a video homework instruction document
    • You will be required to complete and submit three short videos demonstrating your skills in applying a Half Body Wrap, a Full Body Wrap, and a Face Wrap on a dog
    • Upon successful completion you will receive a completion certificate to proudly display as both a PDF and a graphic.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the basic concept of using sensory input to influence posture, body awareness, and behavioural responses.
    • Identify multiple environmental contexts in which a Body Wrap or Thundershirt may be helpful.
    • Identify multiple behavioural issues in which the use of a Body Wrap or Thundershirt typically has been used.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of steps to introducing and applying a Half Body Wrap on a dog.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of steps to introducing and applying a Full Body Wrap on a dog.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of steps to introducing and applying a Face Wrap on a dog.
    • Demonstrate appropriate body positioning while applying a Body Wrap or Face Wrap to avoid leaning over a dog and remaining safe.
    • Understand and demonstrate the correct fit of a Body Wrap and Face Wrap.
    • Learn how to work through initial concerns and how to help a dog overcome a freeze response.
    • Understand the difference between containment and restraint.

    Course Requirement:

    • Each of the three lessons is completed with a short online open-book self check test.
    • You will be required to complete and submit three short videos demonstrating your skills in applying a Half Body Wrap, a Full Body Wrap, and a Face Wrap on a dog.
    • A separate document will provide all the details of how to complete this homework assignment and the criteria for passing.
    • There is also a short open-book online self check test at the completion of the three lessons which requires a pass grade of 85%
    • Tests can be taken more than once, they are part of the learning process
    • You receive support from your faculty member and from your fellow students in our Facebook Student Common Room Group

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    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by
    Hannah Capon MA Vet MB, MRCVS

    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and CCPDT pending


     

    Managing an arthritic dog doesn’t revolve around medications, supplements and trips to the vet. It requires great observational skills, good monitoring and actioning lifestyle changes.

    This webinar will help pet dog owners understand changes to routines and habits that can make a world of difference to their dog’s pain and disease progression.



    Webinar Objectives

    • Identify signs of chronic pain of arthritis
    • Learn how to monitor these observations
    • Understand lifestyle and routine adaptions that influence the disease
    • Learn about home and environment changes that can slow the progression and reduce the pain

    About The Presenter


    Hannah Capon MA Vet MB, MRCVS, CAM Founder.

     

    Hannah Capon has been a qualified first opinion small animal vet for 15 years. She is the founder of CAM (Canine Arthritis Management), which started off as a small, one-on-one vet with owner, external service in 2013. Hannah had noted that there was a disproportion of dogs being euthanised because of poorly managed arthritis and felt that this chronic disease needed to be managed differently. After a succession of euthanasias of dogs that had gone off their back legs and noting the lack of consistent, reliable, no commitment to buy, resources for owners of dogs with arthritis, Hannah felt compelled to initiate CAM, as a means of providing help for owners through an online platform.

    Hannah continues to work as a vet, as well as expand her one-on-one service. Her other full-time job is looking after the star of the show Holly, her 14-year old Collie, who suffers from lumbosacral disease.



    • Thursday, August 09, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 09, 2020
    • 8:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs PPAB 1.5. CCPDT Pending, IAABC 1.5


    Webinar Description

    An Introduction to the power of Interactive play. This webinar is based on the hugely popular Interactive Play Guide book by Craig Ogilvie. Craig talks through a 11 step system that details the process to follow to create a tailored Interactive Play experience to suit each individual dog's preference.

    There is a focus on Q&A, to ensure that everyone can take the absolute most away from the webinar.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Improve your existing play
    • Improve working motivation
    • Understand and solve toy possession problems
    • Increase interest in toys 
    • Build a better relationships with your dog 
    • Learn how to build confidence
    • Learn how to use as a high value reward experience for training 
    • Increase communication with your dog whilst they are stimulated
    • Learn how to create an interactive experience that you can share  with your dog, stimulating their body and mind
    • Most of all, learn how to have lots of fun

    The Presenter


    Craig Ogilvie makes you the centre of your dog’s world. Having spent a great deal of time training and testing working dogs in locations all of Europe, he very quickly went on to achieve unique accreditation. Craig is the first and only person from the U.K to be licensed to test and train dogs internationally in the working dog sport called Mondioring: which consists of Obedience, Agility and Criminal Apprehension.

    Craig is one of the very few experienced and qualified Civilian Police Dog Training Instructors in the U.K, as well as a dog behaviour practitioner, seminar leader, author, and public speaker. His passion and study of training, interacting and communicating with dogs led to his discovery of the ‘Interactive Play Experience’ and ‘How to Become the Centre of Your Dog’s World’. Craig has been delivering his systems worldwide via sell out workshops, seminars and online training, helping dog lovers all over the world to achieve their goals.
    • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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