The Pet Professional Guild British Isles

The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals

Representing Pet Trainers, Pet Behavior Consultants, Pet Care Service Providers & 
Veterinarians Across the British Isles

PPGBI Hosted Webinars

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Course via Recorded Webinar.

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC, 12.5. CCPDT 7.5.

    A five session program over five months.
    Note: If you register for the program and cannot make all the live webinars you automatically receive a recording of each session in time to prepare your lesson homework.

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

      Master Course Overview

    Master is the Level Three Course.  The Master course builds on the solid foundation of skills and knowledge you and your partner have acquired in the Apprentice and Journeyman courses.  In this advanced level course, you will learn how to teach your dog to carry out complex tasks.  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner.  You will build on your knowledge of behavioral psychology – both operant and classical conditioning – by taking a look into the world of canine cognition.

    Your confident learner will amaze you with their ability to learn.  The knowledge and skills you gain in Training Meister Master will be indispensable in all your future training.  As you practice the new methods and tricks that you learn, your student will acquire new skills, as well as demonstrating their innate ability to work alongside their human partner.

    Training Meister Master is the final stage on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of rewards based, science based force-free training and tricks.

    You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course or the Journeyman Course to enroll on the Master Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the first two levels, to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge and skill-set that will be required for this advanced course.

    Programme Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.

    • PDF of all webinars

    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos

    • Homework tasks

    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 

    • Video submission assessment.  .

    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .

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

    • The Webinar Dates

      1. 1, April 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST/7:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT
      2. 1, May 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST/7:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT
      3. 1, June 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST/7:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT
      4. 1, July 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST/7:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT
      5. 1, August 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST/7:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT

      Checkout the course content here

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

      teaching and training?

      Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning

    About The Programme Instructor

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

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

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

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

    • Friday, June 16, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Kay Attwood
    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC 1.  

    Platform training is quite new to dog training, but not to training animals per se.  It has been used in zoos etc for many years as a stationing technique whilst the animals were not in use, but for dog training, we use platforms for maximum benefit during training!

    By magnetising the dog to the platform, we can teach precision for position, as well as expand on focus, impulse control and so much more.  It's an exciting new way of learning for the dog because the dog easily understands exactly where it should be standing!  Once you’ve started this training, you won’t look back!

    Webinar Objectives

    • Capture Focus
    • Impulse Control
    • Perfect Positioning around your whole body
    • Distance skills & Tricks
    • Cues to positions
    • Use of Multi Platforms
    • Developing movement fluidity
    • Have Lots of Fun! 

    About The Presenter

    Kay Attwood is the owner and head trainer at Kay9® Services, one of the largest dog training schools in Surrey, UK.

    Kay is a Gold Instructor with the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour, as well as being a Kennel Club Assessor for the Good Citizens Dog Scheme and member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors student scheme. She is a founder member of D.O.G Local and a member of The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners. With a particular interest in cognitive learning, Kay specialises in dog aggression, behaviour problems and rescue dog rehabilitation.

    "Dogs have always been a major factor in my life from early childhood.  I am fascinated by behaviour in all living things.
    I have 2 rescue dogs of my own, Gibson, a Jack Russell cross Basenji, and Flynn a Jack Russell cross Collie. They both have lots of character and I adore them for it!
    I love working with dogs and studying their behaviour. I try to attend as many seminars, workshops and conferences as possible and have attended many given by the world’s leading trainers.
    I travel far and wide presenting workshops on Platforms and Cognition.
    I use only force-free methods to train, involving no pressure, pain or intimidation and I adhere to a strict Code of Conduct at all times."

    • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edinburgh, Scotland
    • 8

    What a Steal!

    A small admin charge of just £5.00 to members and only £15.00 for non-members

    A day of networking, education and fun. Join PPG for this educational member round-up. Want to know more about PPG?  Come and join us. Already a member?  Come and meet us.  The PPGBI Round-Up is open to both members and non-members who would like to get to know us better!

    Join us for a day of chat, chuckle and sharing and an opportunity to meet Niki Tudge, the Founder and President of PPG! Some of your PPGBI Steering Committee members will also be present, available for you to chat to and ask any questions that you may have! We will also provide a few informative presentations!

    Continued Educational Units 

    PPAB 4

    The Schedule

    Tuesday June 27th 10.00 am - 4.00 pm or as long as you want to stay!

    We'll be enjoying a few drinks afterwards and would love you to join us!

    Your Presenters

    10.00 am – 10.15 am


    PPG Founder & President

    Niki Tudge

    Please click on the links below to read session descriptions and presenter bios

    10.15 am - 11.00 am  

    Maxwell Muir


    11.15 am – 12 noon    

    Claire Staines

    Running a Reactive Class Safely & Effectively

    1.15 pm – 2.15 pm

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell 

    Fetch Me a Drink - The Key Strategies for Building a Successful Behaviour Chain.

     More Information

    The Location

    Daylight Robbery

    26B Dublin St. Edinburgh, EH3 6NN

    ‘Daylight Robbery’ is a new addition to Edinburgh’s New Town. Nestled under the beautiful Georgian buildings on Dublin Street, it is a bar, eatery and late night den that coins its name from the infamous window tax era - so many of the buildings reluctantly bricked up their windows in order to avoid paying the nasty tax and subsequently robbing the inhabitants of their light!

    The bar has a great selection of beers and also carries an amazing range of other libations that will ensure everyone has their thirst quenched. The food also takes a direction towards making sure there is something for everyone’s tastes as well as dietary requirements, offering a number of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

    Lunch is not included in the price.  

    Choose and pay for your own lunch and drinks from the varied menu.  You can check out the main menu here


    Need somewhere to stay?   Here are a few recommendations but please make your own enquiries. Hotels on York Place, which is a short walking distance from the venue, include Premier InnBallantrae Hotel and  York House Hotel George Street is also close by and we have been told that the hotel Tiger Lily has a great reputation.  

    • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Claire Staines

    CEUs PPAB 1, IAABC and CCPDT Pending

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

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

    Webinar Objectives

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

    About The Presenter

    Claire Staines – PCT-A, VSPDT

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

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

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Sian Ryan
    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and CCPDT pending 

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

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

    Webinar Objectives

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

    About The Presenter

    Sian Ryan gained her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln with distinction in 2011. Whilst finishing her dissertation on Self Control in Pet Dogs she worked as a behaviour counsellor and trainer in the Lincoln Animal Behaviour Clinic and went on to work as a researcher looking at novel ways of measuring emotions in dogs in 2012. With several years of dog training experience, Sian was the first course tutor for Life Skills for Puppies training classes and helped create and develop the course, as well as tutoring on the Life Skills for Puppies Trainers Courses offered by the University of Lincoln.

    Sian writes for several organisations and her book No Walks? No Worries! (with co-author Helen Zulch and photographer Peter Baumber) was published in October 2014. Sian is also the Training and Behaviour expert for the BBC2 series Me and My Dog. 

    Sian owns and runs the Developing Dogs Training Centre and Holiday Cottages in Cambridgeshire, as well as giving seminars and workshops across the country.

Past events

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Deaf Dog Activities. Presented by Morag Heirs.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Scent & The Assistance Dog - the development within PTSD. Presented by Robert Hewings
Friday, February 03, 2017 Errorless Learning: Setting Up For Success. Presented by Kate Mallatratt
Thursday, January 12, 2017 The Effective Use of Toys as Rewards. Presented by Kamal Fernandez
Friday, December 02, 2016 The Human Factor in Pet Behaviour. Presented by Karen Wild CCAB
Friday, October 14, 2016 Living with High Drive Dogs in Domestic Situations. Presented by Kamal Fernandez
Saturday, September 10, 2016 A Two Day Force-Free Educational "Get Together" Hosted by PPGBI
Friday, August 26, 2016 Free Member Webinar - Home-Alone Training: Necessity, Not Luxury. Presented by Kate Mallatratt
Thursday, August 11, 2016 2016 Virtual Pet Care Summit
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Getting Your Puppy Off to the Right Start in Life with Maxwell Muir
Thursday, June 16, 2016 The Whys & Wherefores of Behavioural Data with Karen Wild
Friday, May 27, 2016 Understand How To Use Respondent Conditioning As A Practical View to Behaviour Modification. with Claudia Estanislau
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Understand the "Learn to Train" Protocol: Building and Reinforcing the Canine Bond. with Alasdair Bunyan
Friday, March 04, 2016 Learn the Benefits of Daily Enrichment & Stimulation for Your Dog. with Maxwell Muir
Friday, February 05, 2016 Dog Cognition - Learn How Dogs' Cognitive Skills May Have Evolved. with Dr. Juliane Kaminski
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