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    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by
    Hannah Capon MA Vet MB, MRCVS

    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and CCPDT pending


    Managing an arthritic dog doesn’t revolve around medications, supplements and trips to the vet. It requires great observational skills, good monitoring and actioning lifestyle changes.

    This webinar will help pet dog owners understand changes to routines and habits that can make a world of difference to their dog’s pain and disease progression.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Identify signs of chronic pain of arthritis
    • Learn how to monitor these observations
    • Understand lifestyle and routine adaptions that influence the disease
    • Learn about home and environment changes that can slow the progression and reduce the pain

    About The Presenter

    Hannah Capon MA Vet MB, MRCVS, CAM Founder.


    Hannah Capon has been a qualified first opinion small animal vet for 15 years. She is the founder of CAM (Canine Arthritis Management), which started off as a small, one-on-one vet with owner, external service in 2013. Hannah had noted that there was a disproportion of dogs being euthanised because of poorly managed arthritis and felt that this chronic disease needed to be managed differently. After a succession of euthanasias of dogs that had gone off their back legs and noting the lack of consistent, reliable, no commitment to buy, resources for owners of dogs with arthritis, Hannah felt compelled to initiate CAM, as a means of providing help for owners through an online platform.

    Hannah continues to work as a vet, as well as expand her one-on-one service. Her other full-time job is looking after the star of the show Holly, her 14-year old Collie, who suffers from lumbosacral disease.

    • Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Craig Ogilvie

    CEUs PPAB 1.5. CCPDT Pending, IAABC 1.5

    Webinar Description

    An Introduction to the power of Interactive play. This webinar will be based on the hugely popular Interactive Play Guide book by Craig Ogilvie. Craig will talk through a 11 step system that details the process to follow to create a tailored Interactive Play experience to suit each individual dog's preference.

    There will be a big focus on Q&A, to ensure that everyone can take the absolute most away from the webinar.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Improve your existing play
    • Improve working motivation
    • Understand and solve toy possession problems
    • Increase interest in toys 
    • Build a better relationships with your dog 
    • Learn how to build confidence
    • Learn how to use as a high value reward experience for training 
    • Increase communication with your dog whilst they are stimulated
    • Learn how to create an interactive experience that you can share  with your dog, stimulating their body and mind
    • Most of all, learn how to have lots of fun

    The Presenter

    Craig Ogilvie makes you the centre of your dog’s world. Having spent a great deal of time training and testing working dogs in locations all of Europe, he very quickly went on to achieve unique accreditation. Craig is the first and only person from the U.K to be licensed to test and train dogs internationally in the working dog sport called Mondioring: which consists of Obedience, Agility and Criminal Apprehension.

    Craig is one of the very few experienced and qualified Civilian Police Dog Training Instructors in the U.K, as well as a dog behaviour practitioner, seminar leader, author, and public speaker. His passion and study of training, interacting and communicating with dogs led to his discovery of the ‘Interactive Play Experience’ and ‘How to Become the Centre of Your Dog’s World’. Craig has been delivering his systems worldwide via sell out workshops, seminars and online training, helping dog lovers all over the world to achieve their goals.
    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by
    Frania Shelley-Grielen M.A., M.U.P.

    CEUs PPAB 1. IAABC and CCPDT pending

    “The welfare of any sentient animal is determined by its individual perception of its own physical and emotional state. This applies equally to the huge population of food animals, as to the pets on whom we lavish individual attention. Increasing public concern for action to improve animal welfare has generated the demand for animal welfare science that seeks to improve our understanding of the nature of animal emotions and motivation, and from this, improve the quality of our care.” – John Webster

    In the midst of this ever growing conversation about how and why animals “matter” to us, the way we think about, work with, study or interact with animals is changing along with our standards for animal husbandry. Our focus has increased from attending to simple biological needs to attempting to allow for emotional needs and natural behaviors. We now acknowledge that good animal care is more than making sure an animal is fed, sheltered and disease free; we take into account the individual experience of an animal in their environment (“animal welfare”) - making sure animals have what they want and need. We weigh our own interactions with animals (“human animal relationship”) into the welfare equation. We quantify and measure how to make sure our newer standards are put into effect, we have “five freedoms” and “five domains,” among other categories, lists, charts and checklists, all meticulously documented, carefully researched and exemplified so they are ready to go.

    But how do we make all this happen in real life? How do we go beyond sheer theory: the very idea that animal welfare does matter for the animals and for us? How do we mainstream the scientific studies that show us the relationships that increased welfare makes for healthier animals and better outcomes into recognition and practice that applying these standards works? Most importantly, how do we go from the talking to the doing? How does all this get done in the everyday world of the work, chores and tasks that need doing for the farmhand, the stockperson, the zookeeper, the dog or horse trainer, the dog groomer or pet sitter?

    Webinar Objectives

    • Learn what animal welfare is
    • Learn about advances in animal welfare science including the "three R's", Five Freedoms and "Five Domains"
    • Learn how this applies to companion animals
    • Learn how to apply animal welfare standards for every animal, every day

    About The Presenter

    Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviourist, dog trainer and educator who holds a Masters Degrees in Animal Behaviour from Hunter College and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from New York University, Complimenting her insight into behaviour with an in-depth understanding of the built environment. She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor, a registered therapy dog handler, a certified Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Frania specializes in behavior modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane management for urban wildlife.

    Frania is the author of Cats and Dogs; Living with and Looking at Companion Animals from their Point of View. She founded AnimalBehaviorist.us in 2009, to share her work on how welfare based, science focused strategies and solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and make everyone happier, including the humans. Frania also taught the ASPCA’s Fundamentals of Dog Care course for the Houlton Institute where she is on the zoology faculty. She has worked on research projects at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History and the ASPCA in NYC. Frania presents and consults in the metropolitan New York area, nationally and internationally. She lives in New York City with her family and cats and dogs.

    • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

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

    Walking on a loose lead remains one of the key goals for many dog owners, and there are multiple methods for teaching and achieving that goal, along with lots of options for equipment to manage or improve walking in the meantime. Some dogs struggle with loose lead walking, while others appear to be born with the skill already learned. Is loose lead walking as simple as it sounds, or is there more to teaching this behaviour than meets the eye. 

    With a brief overview of the science of self control, and discussion of stimulus control, this webinar will contain video presentations of games and lessons to build self control around the context of loose lead walking.

    Webinar Objectives

    Increased understanding of what we mean by Self Control, Stimulus Control, Habitual Behaviours

    Ideas for different exercises to teach foundation skills for Loose Lead Walking

    Management ideas for when Loose Lead Walking isn't possible

    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 17, 2018 A Taste of the Foundations for Clicker Gundog Training
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Canine Nail Care: Creating Cooperative Care through Training
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Total Recall
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Scent-work Planning and Problem Solving
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 So You Want to Help Shelter Dogs? Presented by Amy Sutherland
Friday, March 16, 2018 A Step In Time - Practical Suggestions for Loose Lead Walking
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Canine Health Seminar: Thyroid Disorders Presented by Dr. Jean Dodds
Friday, March 02, 2018 Equine Clicker Training - Getting Started Part 1/3 Presented by Jessica Gonzalez
Monday, February 19, 2018 Keeping Future Generations Safe - How Best to Promote Your Dog Bite Safety, or Any Advocacy Message to Your Local Community Presented by Niki Tudge
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Litter Box Basics Presented by Beth Adelman
Thursday, December 14, 2017 A Webinar on Solutions for Working with Shy, Fearful, or Anxious Dogs Presented by Kathy Cascade, PT, PCT-A, Tellington TTouch Instructor
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Restricted Activity for Dogs. Presented by Sian Ryan
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Platform Training - Step Up to The Mark. Presented by Kay Attwood
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Predatory Behaviour - What is it and can it be stopped? Presented by Dr. Tiffani Howell
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Risk Assessment & Safely Handling Multiple Dogs. Presented by Claire Staines.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 A One Day Educational "Round-Up" Hosted by PPGBI
Friday, June 16, 2017 Platform Training. Presented by Kay Attwood
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Deaf Dog Activities. Presented by Morag Heirs.
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Training Meister Master- The Comprehensive Dog Training Course. Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
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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