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The Pet Professional Guild provides for its members lots of educational opportunities. Each month we offer our members one FREE 
webinar and as we expand we will grow our member webinar services.  The Guild also offer a selection of education courses 
through third party providers. If you would like to host a webinar with PPGBI then please complete this short form 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • On Demand - Access the Program as Soon as You Register!

    An Invaluable Resource for ALL Trainers Pet Care Providers!

    CEUs - PPAB 3, CPDT 3, KPA 3, IAABC 2

    As pet professionals, we all know how important it is that a dog reliably responds to his name. And if you ask pet dog guardians, they will tell you that they want their dog to come when called... Yet most dogs are simply given a name and expected to respond to it.

    Name response is such an important skill and can be so much fun to train! At DogNostics' we wish to provide you with the tools that will not only make a difference to your life as a pet professional - both improving your skills and increasing your income - but will also positively impact on the pets you work with and their guardians. Real changes for a real-world!

    We are sure that you will find DogNostics' 1O-Steps to an Amazing Response to Name one of the best small investments you ever make!

    We hope that you love the program as much as we do!

    Perfecting the Name Game!

    A Dognostics’ Pet Dog Solutions Resource for Pet Professionals!

    In this indispensable skills-based program, we provide a DogNostics’ Pet Dog Solution that combines the art, craft, and science, of training an enthusiastic response to name.

    • Explore the meaning of name response.
    • Learn how to condition a positive emotional response to a dog’s name so it becomes ‘music to his ears’!
    • Master the ten steps to optimal name response via step-by-step instructional videos.
    • Learn games and activities that can be used to proof and generalize an incredible response to name!
    • Watch a total of over 2 hours of video files! Access numerous client handouts, a full 6-class curriculum, and a 21-page client e-book!
    • Discover how you can incorporate your newfound knowledge, and the material presented, into your business and even increase your business revenue!

    Your Program Content Includes:

    How to Use the Train-Test-Train Method (Pdf Handout)

    Two Prerequisite Training Games (E-learning Videos)

    • GAME #1 - The Thousand Dollar Name Game.
    • GAME #2 - Let’s Go Operant Name Game.

    Your 10-Step Training Plan Video Files

    • STEP 1 – The Games Begin!
    • STEP 2 – Building Focus on You!
    • STEP 3 – Introduce Your Dog’s Name!
    • STEP 4 – Promoting a Turn Towards You!
    • STEP 5 – Introducing Distance!
    • STEP 6 – Increase the Distance of the Treat Toss!
    • STEP 7 – Call the Dog Before He/she Looks!
    • STEP 8 – Delay the Click!
    • STEP 9 – Treat & Run!
    • STEP 10 – Treat Scatter Game!

    Individual Written Instructions for Each Game (12 x Pdf Files)

    How to Train a Positive Interrupter (Supplementary Lesson – E-Learning Video File).

    DogNostics’ Do’s & Don’ts of Name Response (5-Page Pdf Client Handout)

    6 Additional Games! (6 x Video Demonstrations & 6 x Pdf Client Handouts with step-by-step instructions).

    DogNostics’ 10 Steps to an Amazing Response to Name Client 21-Page E-Book with Step-by-Step Instructions for Each Game!

    Full Six-Class Curriculum!

    Class Graduation Certification (1 x Editable Pdf Client Certificate)

    Program Benefits

    This program won’t just benefit pet dog guardians as their pets begin to happily respond to their names, it will also benefit your business if you are a pet professional.

    • Use the program for group or private classes!
    • Incorporate the games into your regular pet dog manners’ classes!
    • Offer a specialty Name Response Class –The material is the perfect length for a six-week prepaid package!
    • Simply incorporate into your pet care business!

    How you deliver the service will depend on you and your business model but DogNostics’ 10 Steps to An Amazing Response to Name should help generate additional business income and lead to very satisfied clients, both human and canine!

    Your Program Instructor

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

    Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board

    Co-Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild.

    Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, 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. Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Live Streaming

    Your Virtual Workshop with Dr. Robert Hewings

    Learn How to Train Dogs to Detect Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Nightmares

    Presented by Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK College of Scent Dogs

    CEUs: PPAB - Working 8 | Auditor 6. CCPDT, IAABC & KPA (Pending)

    Auditors $115.00. Working Spots $185.00

    Three Events - One Great Program!

    How Will This Work? All attendees will attend each of the three 1.5-hour webinars (listed below) on the following dates and at the indicated times. Webinar recordings will also be available for 6 months after the live event.

    Following each webinar, there will be a live Q&A session on the presented material with Dr. Robert Hewings. A total of 6 hours of education and follow-up video reviews in the Private Group hosted on PPG's Educational Platform. 

    Dates: October 11, 12, and 13th

    Time: 1 pm - 3 pm (ET) each day

    Remote Support via Private Group on PPG's Educational Platform

    Working Spots (Strictly Limited to 15 spots ONLY!) - After each webinar, Dr. Robert Hewings will post information regarding the key skills you will need to practice and master. Those attendees who are registered for a working spot will have the opportunity to post videos of their training sessions and receive mentoring support and feedback directly from Robert in the private group.

    Each of the Recorded webinars and recorded Q&A sessions will be posted in the group a few hours after the live event.

    Auditors will have access to the private group also. Attendees can network here with other attendees and benefit from discussions regarding the information. Recorded webinars and recorded Q&A sessions will be posted in the group a few hours after the live event.

    Who Can Attend? This course is for anybody interested in the training of dogs to support sufferers of PTSD specifically, and for those with a general interest in the role of assistance Dogs; their training and desired skill-set. The program covers how to train for pheromone discrimination and training the dog to provide support through night terrors and much more.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What is required of a PTSD Assistance Dog?
    • PTSD Case Studies
    • How to Train For Pheromone Discrimination
    • Training the Dog to Support Through Night Terrors
    • Realistic Training Versus 'Pretend' Training
    • Training Techniques, Skills and Methodologies
    • Training the Dog To Support Through Daily Anxiety Attacks
    • Using Scent Alerts For Early 'Warnings'

    Dr. Robert Hewings

    Author of the recently published ‘Introduction to Canine Scent-Work’ and head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Dr. Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer.

    He retired from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years of exemplary service, twenty-five of which were as a Police Dog Handler, and the final nine 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 a Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine-search disciplines including explosive search and narcotics, supporting this with practical experience gained in London, UK where he has supported many large events, including the 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis and protecting the Royal Family.

    During his time at the prestigious Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment (2007-2016) Rob headed the training for SWAT dogs, and was active in the instruction and development of all aspects of Police Dog and Handler Training. He played an active role in the instruction and development of the ‘Canine Training Instructor’, authoring two training manuals, and designing coaching programs that have enhanced the effective performance of operational dog handlers.

    After his retirement in 2016, Rob took on new challenges to complete his desire to learn, including lecturing at university (BSc Canine Behaviour and Training) where he specialized in ‘Assistance Dog Training’ and practical assistance dog training using scent-work within epilepsy-alert, diabetes-alert and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder alert. Along with writing his recently published book, Rob also attended Bergin University of Canine Studies where he gained a valuable insight into assistance dog training, particularly for PTSD sufferers.

    Rob is now head of learning and development with the UK College of Scent Detection and has been invited to share his knowledge world-wide, lecturing in USA, Australia and Europe. He is presently engaged in writing two academic papers for enhancing scent detection and emotional learning in our dogs.

    Rob truly understands 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 you and your dog. 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!

    • Monday, October 17, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    Harmonious Walks: Redefining Loose-Leash Walking

    Presented by

    Nancy Tucker

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

    Ask any trainer why clients reach out to them for help, and somewhere in the top three reasons you’ll often find “walking on-leash.” Owners want to fix a common problem that occurs when they’re handling their dog on leash, usually pulling, or playing tug with the leash.

    In this session, we’ll cover how to achieve harmonious walks. Nancy will move away from focusing on the traditional heeling behavior, and towards recognizing and meeting dogs’ needs through foundation skills and on-leash games that anyone can do. “Harmonious walks” means everyone wins: Happy dogs, and happy clients.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how to help your clients attain that elusive “loose-leash walking” behavior in the most enjoyable way.

    About Your Presenter

    Nancy Tucker

    Nancy Tucker is a certified trainer with the CCPDT and a fully certified behavior consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild, the IAABC, the Dog Event in France, the WOOF! conference in the UK, and The Lemonade Conference.

    She teaches online courses focusing on various topics including how to resolve separation anxiety, how to use desensitization and counterconditioning to address fearful behaviors, and how to tackle other common behavior issues.

    Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behavior and has a professional background in public relations and copywriting. She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband and their ridiculously cute border terrier, Bennigan.

    • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Friday, November 04, 2022
    • 10:00 PM
    • Live Streaming

    12 Virtual Live Streamed Sessions 

    Your Scent & Scentability 3-Day Workshop Event

    Presented by Dr. Robert Hewings & Karen Hewings



    Have you always wanted to learn about Canine Scent Work but couldn't justify the time or resources for another sport? 

    Well, Now You Have the Perfect Excuse!

     Payment Plans Available - Pay over 3 months! Simply register and then email us so we can set up your plan

    Who is This Scent Event For?

    1. Dog Trainers, Behavior Consultants, shelter/rescue organizations and others who work in the field of Training & Behavior.

    2. Professionals looking to add new services, new enhancements and new ways to help manage and resolve training and behavior challenges.
    3. Scent Geeks wanting to learn more about scent work and hang around other Scent Geeks for a few days.
    4. For even more Advanced Handling Skills, stay the weekend and enjoy the two-day workshop on November 5, 6, 2022. Enjoy a 25% discount for enrolling in both events. 

    Event Schedule

    Day One: November 2, 2022

    4  Sessions to get everyone up to scent speed that include practical activities!

    1. Session One: Introduction to The Canine Olfactory System
    2. Session Two: Introduction to Scent & Its many disciplines
    3. Session Three: Teaching Scent Skills, Equipment and Environment
    4. Session Four: Scent Searches, Patterns, Duration, Handling

    Day Two & Day Three: November 3 & 4, 2022

    8 topics covering how you can incorporate Scent Work into your Training and Behavior business. 

    Your 8 Sessions:

    1. From Reactive to Noseactive: Scent Work for canine reactivity in private consultations
    2. The Nosey Puppy: Scent Work to help promote puppy confidence in puppy classes
    3. The Nose Leads the Way: Scent Work to help promote enriched walks and nice leash skills
    4. Nosing Around: Scent Work to help promote confidence in canines in private consultations
    5. Take Me Out to the Nose Game: Scent Work to help Shelter & Rescue Dogs thrive in their environments
    6. The Old Nose's Still Got It: Scent Work to help build enrichment for Grey Muzzle Dogs
    7. Ring Around the Noseys: Scent Work to build fun group classes
    8. Smell Something, Do Something: Scent Work to help with Service Dogs such as PTSD night tremor detection

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