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    Friday November 16, 2017

    1. Opening Address (Niki Tudge)

    2. Why balanced training can unbalance dogs (Dr. Karen Overall)

    3. Craft to technology- the evolution of science-based training from 1938 to 2010 (Bob Bailey)

    4. Research on the Behavioral Differences between Puppies Obtained from Pet Stores and those Obtained from Non-commercial (non-puppy mill) Breeders (Dr. Frank McMillan)

    5. Canine Stereotypic Behavior: Research on Causes and Treatment (Dr. Nathaniel Hall)

    6. A Team of Experts Discuss the Topic of the Day (Panel Discussion)

    Saturday November 17, 2017

    1. Ethical Dilemmas Working Session (Pat Miller)

    2. Behavior Principles: What They Are and How to Apply Them (Bob Bailey)

    3. "How Should I Say This?" Handle Sticky Situations with Clients in Writing - with Confidence! (Nancy Tucker)

    4. Dog Bites and Children. A Behavioral Perspective (Dr. Ilana Reisner)

    5. A Canine Cognition Working Lab (Pat Miller)

    6. Trick Dogging - With a Focus on an Equal Partnership (Emily Larlham)

    7. Being on Target: Finding your target market and catering to their needs (Dr. Robert King)

    8. Bridging the Gap – What Makes Training “Click” (Ken McCort)

    9. Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress in Dogs (Dr. Frank McMillan)

    10. Collaborating with Veterinary Behaviorists (Irith Bloom)

    11. Finding, Assessing and Recruiting Canines for Careers (Sherry Woodard)

    12. BSL - Community Safety through Breed Bans? (Deirdre Franklin)

    13. Going for a Bumble (Helen Phillips)

    14. Profitable Puppy Programs (Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas)

    15. The Nitty Gritty of Cat Training (Jacqueline Munera)

    Sunday November 19, 2017

    1. Canine Sense and Scent Ability: An Overview of Research on Canine Odor Detection and Future Directions (Dr. Nathaniel Hall)

    2. The Business of Getting Behavior: The Business of Teaching Training to Others (Bob Bailey)

    3. Dog Bites and Children. A Behavioral Perspective (Dr. Ilana Reisner)

    4. A Canine Cognition Working Lab (Pat Miller)

    5. Trick Dogging - With a Focus on an Equal Partnership (Emily Larlham)

    6. The Top Five Low Stress Handling Techniques for Canines (Dr. Sally Foote)

    7. Keep'em Happy! Animal Welfare for Dog Trainers. (Jennifer Gailis)

    8. Horse of a Different Color -Case Study on Equine Behavior (Dr. Soraya Juarbe Diaz)

    9. Positive Psychology for Behavior Change (Angelica Steinker)

    10. Do Alternative Therapies, Supplements, Pheromones, Diets, Essential Oils, Really Work? (Dr. Sally Foote)

    11. Going for a Bumble (Helen Phillips)

    12. Help! The Dogs Aren’t Getting Along! (Ken McCort)

    13. Un-cat-fur-able Surroundings (Dr. Lynn Bahr)

    14. The Art and Science of Non-Auditory Communication (Terrie Hayward)

    15. A Team of Experts Discuss the Topic of the Day (Panel Discussion)

    Monday November 20, 2017

    1. In Defense of Anthropomorphism: When is a Dog Like a Person (Janis Bradley)

    2. Threshold Learning (Dr. Sally Foote)

    3. Simple Things You Can Do to Make More Money and Help More Dogs (Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas)

    If you missed the Orlando Summit then here is your chance to catch up on the fabulous 3.5 days of riveting lectures, hands on labs and panel discussions.  66 Hours of recorded sessions with the best in our industry. 

    CEUS. PPAB 28, IAABC 24.5, CCPDT 24.5 

    • Monday, February 19, 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

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

    Presented by Niki Tudge

    This presentation will outline how you can become the go-to expert on dog bite safety education in your community. The importance of dog bite safety education is not the focus of this presentation but rather, how we can ensure that the important message of dog bite safety resonates with our clients and educates future generations. The messages portrayed in this webinar apply to any service or product you want to effectively educate your community on

    Through the use and implementation of some change engineering in your approach you can see immediate results in how your message resonates with your community. We will look at four components that are mission critical if we are to make an impact in our local communities

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Ignite your passion. A look at how Positive Psychology, the scientific study of strengths can enable you to thrive

    2. Match the desire. let’s learn how to develop products that are desired by the market place and you are excited to be a part of because you are working to your strengths

    3. Get out of the dog fight. Establish yourself as the most trusted advisor and influencer

    4. Solve don’t sell. Learn how sales can be positive and upbeat, and to support others in their differences and celebrate these quirks and help them find solutions to their problems – the reason we are all here!

    Your Presenter


    Niki is the President and Founder of DogNostics eLearning, The DogSmith®, The Pet Professional Guild and Doggone Safe. Niki is a passionate educator and in her prior life held many roles where she was responsible for the education and growth of hundreds of senior management professionals across many disciplines. Niki is a certified people trainer, holding credentials from the International Training Board at three levels. Niki is also a certified facilitator through the Acuity Institute and holds numerous other qualifications in pet training and behavior. Niki has a business degree and MBA through Oxford Brooks University in England.

    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Sian Ryan

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT Pending 

    Webinar Description

    For most dog owners, going for a walk with their dog is one of the key components of their relationship. It can also be one of the most fraught with frustration, irritation, physical struggles, and can lead to owners, and dogs, dreading the daily exercise. In this webinar I will be exploring what we actually mean by Loose Lead Walking - what we're trying to achieve, what are the essential pre-requisites for a dog to be able to learn how to walk with their owner in a way that suits them both, how to teach this skill and what to do when training isn't working. A fresh look at walking together, the emotions and behaviours involved, and how to set everyone up for success. 

    Webinar Learning Objectives

    • Identify emotions of dog and owner while going for a walk, and the impact on learning / ability
    • Practical suggestions add to the toolkit for teaching Loose Lead Walking

    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.

    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • 12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Free Member Webinar

    (Equine Clicker Training is a 3 part webinar series)

    Part 1/3

    Presented by Jessica Gonzalez

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT (pending)

    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.

    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Dr. Jean Dodds

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5 , IAABC (pending), CCPDT (pending)

    Thyroid Disorders: Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of dogs, and up to 90% of cases result from an autoimmune disease that progressively destroys the thyroid gland (autoimmune thyroiditis). Once more than 70% of the gland is destroyed by this process, classical clinical signs of hypothyroidism including behavioral disorders appear. Because the condition is heritable, it has significant genetic implications for breeding stock.  Accurate diagnosis of the early stages of autoimmune thyroiditis offers important genetic and clinical options for prompt intervention. See “ The Canine Thyroid Epidemic”, by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, and Diana R Laverdure (DogWise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA, 2011).


    • Learn more about the function of this key body master gland, and about accurate diagnosis, management and treatment of canine thyroid disorders.

    Your Presenter       


    Dr. Jean Dodds

    W. Jean Dodds, DVM received her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. After working for several decades in upstate New York doing non-invasive studies of animal models of inherited bleeding diseases, she moved to southern California in 1986 to start Hemopet, the first non-profit national animal blood bank. Today, Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include:

    Providing canine blood components, blood bank supplies, and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions through Pet Life-Line; contributing to the social needs of the less fortunate in our society by volunteer and interactive programs with the Greyhounds; specialized diagnostic testing using all “green” patented technology and consulting in clinical pathology through Hemolife, Hemopet’s diagnostic division; teaching animal health care professionals, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.

    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Free Member Webinar

    Presented by Amy Sutherland

    CEUs: PPAB 1

    A lot has changed in the shelter world, from the kind of dogs you'll find in the kennels to how they are cared for, in the past 20 years. If you are new to the shelter world or wanting to get more involved in working with shelter dogs this webinar will lend you a better understanding of the field today. You will learn about

    - The kinds of dogs you'll find in a shelter today.

    - The obstacles shelters face in finding these dogs homes.

    - The newest approaches to some of these obstacles.

    - A range of ideas of how you can help shelter dogs.

    About Your Presenter

    Amy Sutherland is the author of four books, the most recent being "Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs and the Quest to Find Them All Homes" (Harper Collins). Sutherland is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe and her Modern Love column “What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage,” is one of the New York Times most emailed stories. She lives in Charlestown with her husband, one shelter dog, Walter Joe, and a rescue finch, Rennie.

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Robert Hewings BSc MA PGDip

    CEUs PPAB 1.5. CCPDT 1.5

    Webinar Description

    Canine-scent work is becoming more popular by the day.

    “How do we start? Where can we get the equipment from? What scent should we use? How do we introduce a new scent? What are the progressive steps?  How do we problem solve?”

    These are just a few questions that are asked time and time again, encouraging Rob to share his knowledge and bring in coaching techniques that can help you and your clients.

    Learning Objectives:

    •  A few mnemonics for scent-work 
    • How we can start with Classical or Operant Conditioning
    • How we can apply conceptual learning to our training for development and problem-solving
    • How we can ‘think outside the box’ to help with student development
    • How adult learning can be developed by coaching techniques

    The Presenter

    Robert Hewings BSc MA PGDip

    Rob Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer, who retired from the Metropolitan Police after his 30 years’ service, 25 of which was as a Police Dog Handler.  The final ten 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 is presently engaged Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine disciplines from puppy training through to specialist search (explosives and narcotics), from training the General-Purpose Police Dog onto firearms support (SWAT support dogs).   

    Rob is the head trainer at the newly established UK College of Scent Detection, and has lectured at Bishop Burton College, (Canine Training and Behaviour). Rob is also involved in research programmes for ‘ambient scent’, enhancing canine learning, and continuing research into scent alert for nightmares and night terrors, particularly within PTSD. He is a board member for Southern Diabetic Retrievers Louisiana USA, where his training programmes and course design are being used for Diabetic Alert Assistance Dogs.

    As a qualified Canine Behaviourist Rob knows 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 people and their dogs. 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!

    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Gosia Wozniak

    CEUs PPAB 1.5. CCPDT Pending 

    Webinar Description

    Do you dream of a reliable recall? Have you tried everything but nothing is working? 

    During this webinar Gosia will show you how to train a quick recall. 

    Get prepared for tips, guidelines, and instructional videos.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How a dog learns recall
    • Emotions
    • Common mistakes
    • Rewards/Punishment
    • Following
    • Resignation
    • Word or whistle
    • How to teach a total recall

    Your Presenter

    Gosia Wozniak

    Gosia is a polish dog trainer and behaviourist. She trains dogs for man-trailing and scent detection but also works with fearful and aggressive dogs. She thinks it is very important to take care of their emotions and uses force-free training methods.

    Gosia has also taught her two guinea pigs many tricks but her love will always be for her three Bavarian Mountain Hounds. She uses her hounds to search for missing people. All of her hounds are from the working line so training recall and obedience is extremely important for the safety of her and her dogs.

    • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live 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.

    • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Live Webinar

    Presented by Helen Phillips

    CEUs PPAB 1. CCPDT Pending 

    Webinar Description

    This presentation will take a brief look at some of the games, strategies and techniques used when teaching gundogs with force-free methods and clicker training but is also relevant to anyone who would like to teach their dog or their clients' dogs how to develop good focus and concentration while building a better relationship through play.

     Learning Objectives

    • Learn the foundations that enable a dog to develop good focus and concentration, memory skills and techniques to encourage decision making
    • Learn how to establish some of the basic foundation behaviours and build a lifelong partnership
    • Learn about some of the myths of the gundog world and enable teachers, coaches and instructors to encourage pet owners of gundogs to engage in a variety of activities involving play.

    Helen Phillips

    Helen Phillips is the owner of the Clicker Gundog Training Centre in Evesham, Worcestershire, UK. She is also a qualified teacher, has been working dogs in the field for over 30 years, and has been breeding Hungarian vizslas since 1998. As a result, she has extensive understanding of living with and working with hunting dogs. She holds a distinction in Certificate in Canine Training and Behaviour from Warwickshire College, UK, and has taught the same course at two levels for six years. She has also obtained the Learning about Dogs clicker trainers’ competency assessment program (CAP) levels 1, 2 and 3 with distinction and is an active assessor for the scheme. Alongside this she trained with renowned trainer Kay Laurence for many years and has taught a variety of clicker training workshops. Her focus is on promoting the use of positive reinforcement training techniques and strategies within gundog training and field sports in general. 

    Helen is the author of the popular Clicker Gundog training book, which focuses on learning how to develop a partnership using in-depth reinforcement strategies. Over the last 10 years she has developed, through Clicker Gundog, a range of workshops and seminars to help teach these skills to both the handler and the dog

Past events

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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