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Upcoming events

    • Friday, August 26, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Monday, August 26, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Free Member Webinar

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

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

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

    This is an intermediate level webinar based on Learning Theory.

    Webinar Objectives

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

    About The Presenter

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

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

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Friday, April 12, 2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Free Member Webinar

    (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 part webinar series)

    Part 1/3

    Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

    CEUs: PPAB 1

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

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


    ·         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
    • Friday, April 12, 2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    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.


    - 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".

    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Free Member Webinar

    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.

    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 17, 2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Free Member Webinar

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT and IAABC Pending

    Webinar Description

    Everyone—dog owners and dog professionals—are invited to join in for an hour-long session about jumping and pestering dogs presented by dog trainer Kristi Benson. In her hallmark inviting and funny tone, Kristi will discuss some easy-to-implement techniques to reduce jumping up, begging, mouthing and biting clothes, and mooching. If your dog is like a pogo stick at the door, jumping and mouthing, or begs at the table, there’s help!  Kristi will explore both the underlying “why” questions and then outline ways to prevent the worst offenses by setting your dog up for success, identifying and avoiding problem contexts, and even some easy training techniques you can use to start to change your dog’s behaviour. There will be links to free hand-outs for you to download as well.

     Learning Objectives

    • Why dogs jump up.
    • Easy techniques to keep dogs off of guests at the door.
    • The role of exercise and enrichment to reduce pestering.
    • How to fit exercise and enrichment into your already-busy schedule.
    • Accidental reinforcement and begging, and what to do if that has been happening around your dinner table. This will include why starting to ignore the dog now (i.e. “extinction”) isn’t the best choice to use.
    • Training techniques with proven history (training an alternate behaviour).
    • Why and how to avoid corrections when working with energetic and jumping dogs.

    Kristi Benson

    Kristi is an honors graduate of, and now on staff at, the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling. She leads special projects at the Academy and is in charge of the weekly webinars, along with student coaching. Kristi enjoys working with dogs who need help with obedience, fearfulness, aggression, unruliness, or any number of other issues. She also loves helping the humans in the equation, and brings her trademark combination of humour and compassion to the kitchen table when working with her clients.

    Kristi also enjoys reaching out to dog owners through writing. Her blog was named one of the top fifty dog blogs in 2016 by Thoroughly Reviewed. She also regularly writes for the Academy for Dog Trainers’ blog and for Dog International. Besides offering professional training services in the Parkland region of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada; Kristi also works with clients across Canada via video chat. For ten years, she ran a sled dog micro-rescue with her partner, and fostered, house-trained, obedience-trained, and re-homed numerous racing sled dogs. Kristi still enjoys skijoring (cross-country skiing attached to a dog), dog scootering, and other pulling sports with her Alaskan husky sled dogs. She lives on a small mixed farm in west central Manitoba. Kristi is a Full Member Dog Training Professional of the Pet Professional Guild. She has a BA and MA in Archaeology, and enjoys working as an applied anthropologist with northern communities in Canada’s western Arctic.

    • Monday, March 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Monday, March 11, 2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Free Member Webinar


    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.

    • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, August 10, 2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    The ABCs and 123s for Developing a powerful Memory to Enhance Pet Professional Development & Lifelong Learning

    Free to PPG Members

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    Learn from the world’s leading memory skills expert! In this very fun & interactive presentation, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory” will help you to develop life-changing skills to greatly enhance your professional development & lifelong learning.

    Unlock your mind's hidden power to easily remember names, facts/figures, presentations, processes/procedures, famous quotes, foreign languages, software commands/directories, complex terminology, laws/statutes, exam/training material, and much more.

    This is an entertaining, educational, and “memorable” program with wide appeal!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Master the fundamental principles for developing powerful memory skills
    • Exercise your visualization ability, creativity, and imagination
    • Learn to better remember names to get more out of networking at conferences/meetings and improve professional & personal relationships
    • Better retain learned information and consolidate knowledge for enhanced professional & personal development
    • Become inspired by the incredible power of your mind and increase your thirst for knowledge and continuing education

    About the Presenter

    Chester Santos

    Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory” has left an impression on all corners of the earth. With his unique ability to not only demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, but also educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert. Through his entertaining & educational television and movie appearances, professional seminars, and best-selling books, Chester has helped millions of people around the world to realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind.

    He is highly sought-after by the media for his exceptional skills and expertise. CNN, ABC, PBS, NBC, CBS, BBC, and the Science Channel have all featured Chester and his memory building tips for viewers. When newspapers and magazines need memory improvement tips for their readers, they also seek out Chester Santos. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and most recently, TIME Magazine featured his advice for remembering numbers in a December 2018 Special Edition entitled, “The Science of Memory”. The 2020 documentary film, "David vs. Goliath" features Chester Santos and his memory skills training.

    Chester is also a best-selling author. His first book, “Instant Memory Training for Success”, was published by leading academic publisher John Wiley & Sons (Wiley) in 2016. It quickly became a bestseller in WHSmith stores across the UK and also on the Amazon UK website in multiple categories. Chester’s second book, “Mastering Memory: Techniques to Turn Your Brain from a Sieve to a Sponge”, was published by leading nonfiction publisher Sterling Publishing (Sterling) in 2018. It is currently (as of 2019) still featured in the Psychology section of almost every Barnes & Noble store across the USA. Chester’s books have been acquired by 246 public libraries worldwide.

    As the preeminent thought leader on memory skills and their effect on one’s professional, personal, and academic success, Chester has been booked to give presentations in over 30 countries. He has entertained and educated people of varying backgrounds, including executives for CEO Clubs International and YPO, investment professionals for NASDAQ and Credit Suisse, students for organizations at Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard, and even actors for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) Foundation.

    His keynote speaking credits include TEDx with some of the nation’s most highly regarded professors and scientists, the prestigious Talks at Google program featuring “the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers”, and the International Festival of Brilliant Minds in Puebla that had him speaking to an audience of 5000 people along with Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other luminaries.

    Chester Santos is also the personal memory and mind coach to some notable celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, and high-powered executives.

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