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    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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    The Fostering Collaborative Care Programme is available as an educational event and a certification. Your choice!

    Join the programme and become the go-to-expert in your area and have your clients enjoying Collaborative Care procedures whether they are at home, with their groomer or their veterinarian. 

    How Does This Work: 

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

    The Program includes:

    7 Collaborative Care Skills

    4 Key Concepts  ..... and much more


    Programme Description


    This Fostering Collaborate Care recorded presentation delivered in two parts, will provide you with the skill-set and knowledge needed to help pet owners look after their pets’ emotional, as well as physical, well-being.

    What is Included:

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

    Your 11 page Instructor Manual which includes:

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

    Your Program Learning Objectives

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

    Read more about the programme here

    Key Skills 7 Key Skills

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

    4 Key Concepts

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


    Your  Instructor 

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behaviour and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Programme and TrickMeister Titles. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in southern Spain.


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


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

    Dogs and people love tricks and games. Offering Fun Trick Classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty, increase your business revenue and support the needs of your pet owning community.

    Group classes help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Dogs learn new behaviours and pet parents learn how to teach those behaviours using force-free training techniques.

    Your DogNostics Dog Trick Instructor Manual contains an overview of all the practical skills you will teach, the knowledge you will share and the games you will play to teach and proof your clients' skills.

    We will provide you with all the tools you need to start offering fun trick classes.  The Dog Trick Instructor Programme is like a business in a box. Lesson plans and fully detailed curriculum, which can be used as is or adapted to suit your training situation; marketing tools; class graduation certificates and much more.  Everything you need to get going!


    Programme Description

    What is Included:


    Your 23-page Instructor Manual which includes:

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

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

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


    Also included in the programme are:

    Your Weekly Handouts

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


    WHY BECOME A DOGNOSTICS' CERTIFIED TRICK INSTRUCTOR?

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


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


    Your  Programme Instructor 

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Programme and TrickMeister Titles. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in southern Spain.



    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1

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    This interactive discussion presents the scientific facts of why BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) does not make communities safer. Deirdre Franklin provides a strong case as to why the focus should be on individual dog owners rather than entire breeds or types of dogs.

    BSL is a hot topic that affects dog owners, non-dog owners, dog trainers, and their clientele. This presentation will provide solutions for effective community safety through breed neutral recommendations.

     Learning Objectives
    • To understand why Breed Bans do not improve community safety, where these laws are in effect, and where they have been overturned. 
    • To learn how to spot the facts versus the myths and to identify “junk-science” and “fake-news” through history and arcane myths. 
    • To understand the adverse effects of breed specific legislation. We will discuss potentially poor decision-making by dog owners as well as the costs to taxpayers.
    • How to prevent dog bites through education, community safety, empowerment and inclusion. 
    • Creating allies and partnerships to increase the effectiveness of your message and how to build a movement that becomes the norm

    About The Presenter


    Deirdre Franklin, MSPP


    Deirdre S. Franklin is the founder, President and CEO of Pinups For Pitbulls, Inc. (PFPB). Having founded PFPB in 2005, Deirdre works tirelessly to educate the public on the most current and scientific facts to oppose Breed Specific Legislation and Laws (BSL). PFPB is an organic, grassroots organization with a very large, active contingency. Deirdre earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Drexel University, in which her Thesis focused on BSL and community safety. She provides educational seminars throughout the United States and has been awarded with the 2018 Hero Award by Hello Bully, 2015 Wallace Award and American Dog Magazine’s Voice To Stop Illegal Dog Fighting, among others. Deirdre sits on the board for Woof Meow Rescue (Asheville, NC) and is an active volunteer with the ASPCA Behavior Rehabilitation Center (Weaverville, NC). She is a twice-published author who leads through positivity, respect and empowerment.


     

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Free Member Webinar

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT and IAABC Pending




    Webinar Description

    Join Malena DeMartini for this intermediate level webinar in which she will be discussing the treatment of separation anxiety and giving an overview of what it takes to get through the process. 

    Malena will cover how people might benefit from the online course Mission Possible which is intended as a DIY self-paced programme.  Malena will also be speaking about how some people will need more hands on support and what that will look like.

    Separation anxiety is often known for being a tricky condition to treat and Malena will be addressing some of those tricky spots and stumbling blocks. Finally, she will be reviewing how success can be achieved with separation training as long as the process is followed in a systematic and gradual fashion.


     Learning Objectives

    • Help gain a better understanding of separation anxiety
    • Learn how Malena's online course can help professionals and guardians with separation anxiety issues
    • Address some common sticky points when working with separation anxiety dogs
    • Learn about the non-linear process of SA
    • A discussion of juggling criteria and addressing pre-departure cues


    Malena DeMartini



    Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs and her recent online course for guardians called Mission:POSSIBLE is now out and should prove to be an invaluable resource in the industry. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification programme for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills.

    Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods and just happens to be in the process of collaborating on an intensive study with a leading University to help further advance the knowledge in the field.


    • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


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    This session will be presented as a case study based on the presenter’s personal experience of the emotional roller coaster caused by raising a puppy that pushed her own skills and experience to the limit. The presentation outlines all the issues experienced and, importantly, how each one was resolved. The presenter has since encountered many other owners/clients with challenging dogs that are struggling to bond with their puppy/dog due to behavioural challenges. This presentation provides real life solutions and provides the audience with a road map for working with and training more “challenging” dogs.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Gain an understanding of puppy selection criteria.
    • Recognise and resolve puppy bonding issues.
    • Learn how to introduce a challenging puppy into the household and keep resident dogs safe.
    • Learn management and training techniques for dog to dog possession aggression.
    • Develop skills in working and living with dogs with touch/body sensitivity.
    • Gain skills to develop and manage your home alone enrichment programme in a multi-dog household with your challenging puppy.
    • Enable you to revitalize, draw on and expand your network of fellow professional trainers while working through your training or behavioral challenges.


    About The Presenter


    Louise Ginman PCT-A is a Delta Accredited and Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited dog behavioural trainer who runs a dog training business, Positive Dogs, in Sydney, New South Wales. She has served on the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia committee since 2008 and been president since 2012. She also serves on the PPG Australia committee.

    Ginman has several qualifications including a BSc and Certificate IV in companion animal services, as well as over 27 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. She worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo in 1994 to work on the Carnivore Unit where she is the unit supervisor. Her role is varied and covers duties such as carnivore husbandry and management, animal training and enrichment, diets and nutrition, staff training and supervision, media work, conference presentations and other forms of public speaking, research, education and conservation work.

    Ginman is guardian of a Shetland sheepdog and a Siberian husky and competes at agility, Rally O and obedience. Her book, The Art of Introducing Dogs. A guide to conducting dog to dog introductions, was published in 2013. She strives to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses.

     

    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


    As professional dog trainers and behaviour consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills.

    One of the main skills we teach is how to effectively use a bridging stimulus. Some of us use a verbal ‘marker’ word; some of us use a clicker, and some of us use both, depending on what we are teaching. We use terminology such as clicker training, using a behaviour marker, a bridging stimulus…

    Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell as she examines one of the The Top Ten Dog Training Concepts ©, delving into the world of ‘clicker’ training.

    This presentation is suitable for pet owners, shelter workers and all those starting out on their training journey but will also prove useful for professionals already paving their way in the world of dog training.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand one of the Ten Most Important Training Concepts
    • Deepen your understanding of the term ‘clicker training’ and why you don’t necessarily need a clicker to ‘clicker’ train!
    • Understand the benefits (and drawbacks) of using a clicker
    • Acquisition versus generalization – a quick look at the 2016 study “Can Clicker Training Facilitate Conditioning in Dogs?”
    • Learn the ‘clicker’ training rules
    • Learn how to use a variety of behaviour markers to ‘click’ the behaviour you would like to see more of
    • Gain some quick tips for Incorporating ‘clicker’ training in the home, in group classes and in rescue shelters! – No clicker necessary.


    About your presenter

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT, CWRI


    Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science-based pet training. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Programme, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services
    • Friday, March 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5


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    Most of us are familiar with behaviour chains - behaviours are linked together and performed one after another.  The metaphor of a chain is easy to visualise, but the problem with the image is it tends to be linear.  That may be how the final sequence of behaviours are performed, but it is not the best way to teach them.  Training in loops is a much more effective image. In this programme we’ll explore what that means.

    Learning Objectives

    We will:
    • Define Loopy Training
    • Look at example/non-example
    • Define movement cycles and their connection to Loopy Training
    • Revisit the Poisoned Cue research - what does it tell us about Loopy Training?
    • Design well constructed loops that include emotional balance
    • Apply the Loopy Training mantra to training: Getting Started
    • Develop larger patterns out of simple loops 
    • Avoid extinction by priming the Loopy Training pump 
    • Define Extinction and look at the emotional fallout 
    • Explore the roles micro extinction and resurgence play in shaping

    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

     

    • Friday, April 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1


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    Modern vaccine technology has permitted us to protect companion animals effectively against serious infectious diseases. However, the challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is compelling.  While some of these problems have been traced to contaminated or poorly attenuated batches of vaccine that revert to virulence, others apparently reflect the host’s genetic predisposition to react adversely upon receiving the single (monovalent) or multiple antigen “combo” (polyvalent) products given routinely to animals. Animals of certain susceptible breeds or families appear to be at increased risk for severe and lingering adverse reactions to vaccines. 

    Also see www.rabieschallengefund.org, the parallel clinical research studies to determine that rabies vaccines last for at least 5 years and perhaps longer. The studies are now in year 7 and a summary of the results of the 5-year study can be found on the website.

    Despite this cumulative knowledge, even today, estimates are that only about 40% of veterinarians are following the current WSAVA, AVMA, AAHA and BVA vaccine policy guidelines.   There is no such thing as an ‘up to date’ or ‘due’ vaccination. Enlightened veterinarians can now offer a package of separated vaccine components, when available, rather than give them all together, since the published data show more adverse reactions when multiple vaccines are administered at the same time.

    Learning Objectives:

    10 TOP FACTS on VACCINES

    1. “Core” vaccines important for puppies and kittens
    2. Other vaccines optional depending on location and lifestyle
    3. Annual boosters not required and usually unnecessary/unwise
    4. Vaccination may not equate to immunisation; check serum titers to validate
    5. Long-term protection from canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus; feline panleukopenia
    6. Measure serum antibody (vaccine titers) instead annually or triennally
    7. Give thimerosal (mercury)-free rabies vaccines; and as late as allowed (20-24 weeks)
    8. Booster vaccinations only legally required for rabies
    9. Half-dose “core” vaccines sufficient to protect small toy dogs
    10. Recognise vaccine adverse events; genetic predisposition. Don’t breed; avoid re-vaccination

    About The Presenter


    Dr. W. Jean Dodds, DVM has spent 5 decades as a clinical research veterinarian.  From 1965-1986, she was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science.  Dr. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications. 

    She started Hemopet in 1986, the first non-profit national animal blood bank.  Today, Hemopet offers a wide range of range of nonprofit services and educational activities.  She is also Co-Trustee of the Rabies Challenge Fund, a non-profit project to assess the duration of immunity and safety of current rabies vaccines for animals.

    She actively participates in the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation. She has written 2 popular award-winning pet health books together with Diana Laverdure; and holds 25 patents.

    • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5


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    None of us attend conferences, listen to webinars, read training articles, participate in forum discussions to become mediocre trainers.  We do all of this because we care deeply about the animals we work with and we are fascinated by training and the science behind it.  

    So where does excellence come from?  Are there truly "horse whisperers" who were born with the gift, or is excellence something that can be developed?  That’s what this programme explores.  

    We’ll also be looking at techniques that improve both your visual and your kinesthetic observational skills.  

    Main Topics covered:

    * What does excellence look like?
    * Why does it matter?
    * How do we achieve excellence?


    Learning Objectives

    • Learning to see detail
    • Where does talent come from 
    • Carol Dweck - Fixed versus growth mindsets
    • Neuroplasticity
    • Awareness Through Movement - The Feldenkrais Method
    • Twelve key skills that will help unlock your observation skills



    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

     

    • Friday, May 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1


    Free-ranging dogs are one of the most widely
 distributed carnivores in the world, yet scientists are only just beginning to study their behaviour. They represent a critical field of observation where human-dog interaction can reveal essential understanding about society, human and dog behaviour. 

    The knowledge gained in this intermediate level presentation can be applied by dog trainers and other pet professionals in homes, shelters and other contexts. Some of the information that will be shared is also essential learning for dog parents, for those who interact with dogs at any level, and for all those who travel in areas where free-ranging dogs are present.


    Learning Objectives

    • What/Where are free-ranging dogs
    • Bali Dogs: an overview
    • Behaviour-Life Style-Personality: Free-ranging dogs shifts in/via human perception
    • Ecology and canines
    • Professionals and Dog Parents: how to apply what you learn in this webinar in your work and life
    • Rabies: the best practices for people visiting exposed areas


    About your presenter



    Marco Adda is a freelance canids researcher, with a core interest in companion dogs, free-ranging dogs and wolves. Passionate in Animal Behaviour (Ethology), the main focus on Anthrozoology and Human-Animal Interaction/conflict across times and cultures, Marco is a Professional Dog Trainer and Dog Behaviour Consultant, an educator about animals and society, an animal advocate and rescuer. Member of the International Society of Anthrozoology, the Animal Behaviour Society, Accredited Dognition Trainer and founder of Portugal Focus Animal Help, he also runs an online programme about Wolves.

    With complementary interests in education, anthropology, social work, bodywork, theatre, human development, team building and nutrition, Marco has collaborated with universities in Rome, Paris, Novi Sad, Serbia, Budapest, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Hobart and others institutions and organisations around the globe.


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


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

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

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


    Learning Objectives:

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


    About The Presenter


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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    So many of our handling techniques are done TO the animals we are training.  I want to use techniques that are done WITH my animals.  This programme explores what that means and it illustrates some remarkable changes that can be achieved using very basic lessons, but using them mindfully. It is built around some remarkable before and after video footage taken at a clinic. 

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


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


    About The Presenter


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

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

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

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

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

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

     


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