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

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

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

    How Does This Work: 

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

    The Program includes:

    7 Collaborative Care Skills

    4 Key Concepts  ..... and much more


    Programme Description


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

    What is Included:

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

    Your 11 page Instructor Manual which includes:

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

    Your Program Learning Objectives

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

    Read more about the programme here

    Key Skills 7 Key Skills

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

    4 Key Concepts

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


    Your  Instructor 

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

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

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

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


    • Thursday, August 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
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    With Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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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.



    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5


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    Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about genetics, here comes epigenetics! Current research shows us that there are many more factors that play a role in the physiology and behaviour of puppies than just DNA from their parents. Find out what else can be involved in creating a puppy who is confident, resilient, and a bold learner.


    Learning Objectives:

    • To have a basic understanding of DNA and inheritable traits
    • To develop a new understanding of the role of Epigenetics
    • To learn how pre-natal, peri-natal, and neonatal experiences can have an effect on behaviour
    • To recognise the behaviour problems that can be associated with problems in early development
    • To learn how play therapy can be an effective treatment in many behaviour problems


    About The Presenter



    Dr Lynn Honeckman graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, and has practised in small animal medicine and exotics over the past 23 years In Illinois, New York, and Florida. She had experience in wildlife rehabilitation in the Chicago area as well as shelter medicine at New York's North Shore Animal League, before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1999.

    In 2010, Dr Honeckman opened Veterinary Behavior Solutions, to focus on behaviour cases throughout the greater Orlando area. Dr Honeckman is on the special council of the Pet Professional Guild and has helped create the Central Florida Force-Free Behavior and Trainers Network, where she works very closely with other professionals in the community to help reduce and treat fear, anxiety, and aggression in the companion pet. Dr Honeckman is the committee chairperson for AVSAB position statements, and is on the advisory board for Dr Marty Becker's Fear-Fear(™) Initiative as well as a certified fear-free professional. Dr Honeckman has recently started a non-conforming residency in veterinary behaviour with Dr Karen Overall.

    • Friday, January 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC 1,  CCPDT pending 




    Can deaf dogs play like hearing dogs? What kind of toys work best for blind dogs? How can we help deaf and/or blind dogs play more safely with other dogs? All these questions and more will be discussed as we explore the world of play for dogs with hearing and/or visual impairments.

    Whether blind or deaf from birth, due to an accident or old age, trainers and behaviourists are increasingly likely to be working with these dogs and helping them to enjoy a better quality of life.

    Drawing on the available research plus personal experience of living with deaf, and deaf-blind dogs, and knowledge collected while supporting the Deaf Dog Network (UK) for over five years, Morag will help you see the world of play from a different perspective.


    Webinar Objectives

    • Understand whether deaf dogs can play like hearing dogs
    • Understand the impact of canine deafness and visual impairment on dog to dog play
    • Understand how canine deafness and visual impairment affect human directed play
    • Learn what king of toys work best for deaf dogs
    • Understand how to help deaf and/or blind dogs play safely with other dogs
    • Help improve the quality of life of deaf and/or blind dogs



    Your Presenter


    Morag Heirs PhD, Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ABTC)


    Morag Heirs runs Well Connected Canine Ltd (York, UK) where they concentrate on building better relationships between people and their dogs through personal coaching sessions, behaviour rehabilitation, activity classes and more.

    Morag's deaf dog experience started in 2005 with her first deaf Border Collie, and since then she has lived with, fostered and trained many dogs with deafness and/or visual impairments.

    Morag has competed in a range of sports (Rally, Scentwork and Canicross) and provides behaviour & training support to the Deaf Dog Network (UK).

    • Monday, January 14, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Helping Clients Get It Right! with Niki Tudge


    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC and CCPDT pending



    As professional dog trainers and behaviour consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  We also recognise that there are several ways to train a dog, lots of different methods, and many conflicting and varied philosophies about how training should be approached. So, let’s learn the important concepts that can help us to help our clients in a fun and easy way.

    In this webinar we will review what we believe are the Top Ten Knowledge Concepts that as professional trainers we need to transfer to our clients in support of, and as a foundation to the key skills we teach them.


    Key Topics Covered

    1. How to help clients make the best decision in choosing a dog trainer. We know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  
    2. How your skill training programmes can be supported with the necessary concept knowledge to help you help your clients train their dogs
    3. How to communicate to clients why we use +R training methods amongst all the conflicting and varied philosophies out there
    4. Learn how to make it easy for your clients to choose you as a professional dog trainer, these 10 recordings can be used on your website, social media or in emails to promote the Top-Ten Knowledge Concepts. 
    5. Learn how these concepts can also be used to support lesson plans, homework emails and the transfer of important knowledge. 
    6. How the supportive eBook can be used to promote your services and your philosophy to potential clients and those who have signed up for class


    With registration of this webinar, you will receive a code to download the following:

    • 1 x 24 page eBook detailing each concept. This can be used on your website or forwarded to your clients
    • 1 x PDF of the full colour PowerPoint slides
    • 10 Individual Video Files

    These are your ten individual short video files. They are not branded and can be used  however you need in support of your training programmes and business growth

    #1 Your Best Decision

    #2 +R Rocks

    #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior.

    #4 Management for Success

    #5 You’ve Got It

    #6 Your Training Gear

    #7 The Training Steps

    #8 What Will You Name It?

    #9 Train-Test-Train

    #10 Practice Makes Perfect!


    About  Your Presenter


    Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT

    Niki is a certified in dog and people training and has spent the last 18 years teaching dogs and people across many disciplines. Niki is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt which gives her a unique perspective to training and teaching people. To ensure each person learns and effectively trains their dog, Niki uses her skills and experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in data analysis to baseline, monitor, chart and analyse the training process and its results. Data and statistics are used to baseline, track and improve changes in behaviour and processes. When these skills are collectively grouped together it makes for a very fun, scientific and strategic approach to training and behaviour change.


    Niki is the President and Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Dog Training and Pet Care Licensing. Niki also serves as the President for Doggone safe.



    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


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    Pithy means “concisely cogent”, which describes an essential skill of the best training instructors. We work in challenging conditions: simultaneously teaching two species a series of precise physical skills, often in less-than-ideal environments. We must be able to quickly communicate unfamiliar concepts and basic learning principles - about reinforcement, timing, criteria, cues, generalisation, and more - to novice students. But we are limited in the amount of verbal explanations we can provide. Extended lectures lead to bored and noisy dogs. Yet, if we challenge ourselves to be creative, we can devise teaching strategies that are brief, memorable, and effective.

    This presentation will be an exercise in generative thinking. It will spark your own ingenuity and give you fresh ideas for classes that may have become stale after years of repetition. Come prepared to learn innovative instructional tools that can bring more life to your teaching.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn to use language in creative ways to convey jargon and complex training concepts.
    • Become familiar with several forms of narrative devices instructors can use to clarify their information.
    • Recognise some pitfalls to avoid when designing teaching tool.


    About The Presenter


    Kathy Sdao is an applied animal behaviourist who has spent 30 years as a full-time animal trainer, initially with marine mammals and currently with dogs and their people. As a graduate student at the University of Hawaii, she received a Master’s as part of a research team which trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She was then hired by the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean tasks. Next, Sdao worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. After leaving the zoo world, she and a colleague created Tacoma’s first dog day care facility where she began teaching clicker training classes for dog owners. For the past 17 years, Sdao has owned Bright Spot Dog Training in Tacoma. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs, teaching private lessons, and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive reinforcement training. Sdao is an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at 29 of these popular conferences since 2003. She also has traveled extensively educating students about the science of animal training. Her first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace, was published in 2012.




    • Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)


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    All training methods are comprised of three layers.  It doesn’t matter if we are talking about positive reinforcement training or an opposite force-based system, all training methods are based on an underlying belief system.  Out of this belief system evolve a set of guiding principles.  And from these emerge the actual training methods you will use.

    With horses whenever I encounter a training puzzle, I have learned to refer back to basic principles.  They help me to identify the problem and to set a course for solving it.  I have two key principles that guide all the rest: 

    * Safety always comes first - for you and your learner. 

    * You can’t ask for something and expect to get it on a consistent basis unless you have gone through a teaching process to teach it to your horse.  

    A third principle that I refer to often is:

    * For every behavior you teach there is an opposite behavior you must teach to keep things in balance.  

    This is one that hums about the background of everything I teach.  It’s a simple idea.  If you teach your horse to go, you had better also teach him to whoa.  If you teach your dog to wave his paw in the air, it’s a good idea to also teach him that four on the floor earns reinforcement.  Keeping your training in balance leads to physical, emotional and mental balance.  It creates great performance, great relationships, and - in horses - long-term soundness.

    In this program we’ll be exploring in depth where this simple training mantra takes us.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Basic shaping and how teaching in pairs works to balance behavior
    • Multi-dimensional training - tap root and base behaviors
    • The role of cues in teaching behavior
    • Movement cycles
    • Loopy training
    • Poisoned cues defined and their effect on training loops
    • Macro and micro extinction
    • Using micro extinction in shaping - priming the pump
    • New cue/old cue - a priming process
    • What is the function of the behavior - creating balance through broad repertoires
    • The result - great performance, great relationships, sound for life

    About The Presenter


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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    • Thursday, 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
    • Live Webinar
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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
    • Live Webinar
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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


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