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    • 01 Apr 2013
    • 1:00 PM
    • 01 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
    • 20

     Presented by Robert King

    Join Robert King for a very straight-forward and basic course in how to build and manage your Facebook business page.


    Course Information

    Social media can be beneficial, but not without proper effort and understanding. This webinar will guide business owners through how to set-up a business specific Facebook page and it will provide tips and insights into successfully maintaining and managing the page so it is a beneficial part of your marketing program. There will be discussions on the benefits of a business specific Facebook page (compared to a personal account) and a step-by-step guide on how to start the Facebook page, manage the content and track its effectiveness. Robert  will also offer general tips on how to successfully maintain the page.

    This will be a very straight-forward and basic course in Facebook. "Stay Tuned" more advanced programs to follow!

    Learning Objectives:

    After taking this course you will be able to:

    1. Set-up your Facebook page

    2. Track the effects of your social media interactions

    3. Understanding how to properly maintain and interact with your followers

    4. Understand what and how social media can generate business for you

    About The Presenter

    Robert King is a second year doctoral student at the University of Mississippi. He has an MBA in Marketing and an MS in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M University.

    Roberts’s research interests lie in the area of marketing strategy, but he still dabbles in anything he finds interesting. Currently Robert is working on projects involving electronic word-of-mouth, branding, technology embeddedness, and information economics with plenty of other potpourri in the early stages. Robert is the Vice Chair of Website Content for the AMA DocSIG. In his previous life Robert worked in marketing as a purchasing agent and event coordinator. His outside of marketing experiences range from a data analyst to a golf professional.  Robert describes his personal life as quite boring with no real hobbies other than reading, a borderline unhealthy love of food, and trying to spend time with his wife and dogs.

    • 30 Jan 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Event
    • 82

    DogNostics Fun Scent Games Instructor – Level 1 


    Dog’s have an amazing natural scenting ability.  Offering "Fun Scent Games" group classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty and support the needs of your pet owning community. Group classes  help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy.

    Learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, the what, how and why of operating a successful group class curriculum supported by your DogNostics faculty members. This is Level 1 of a three level certification program.

    A 2-Hour webinar certification program covering;

    • Canine Olfaction history and scientific facts
    • The training environment, philosophy and methodology
    • Effects of air current
    • Scent contamination
    • Detection thresholds
    • ORN’s
    • Olfaction streamlines
    • Scent discrimination
    • Canine scent capability
    • Target odors and individual scents
    • Scent amounts & fringing
    • Appropriate training equipment & handling
    • How to play, building criteria and areas of reinforcement
    • Reading dogs during the "find"
    • Recommended course curriculum

    Program Certification

    1.  Attend the webinar
    2.  Successful completion of an open-book on-line test
    3.  The submission of 6 short 30 second videos to demonstrate your mechanical competency in the key scent dog training skills

    Presented by Angelica Steinker - Learn more about Angelica here

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 29 Apr 2020
    • Recorded Webinar

    In these two recorded webinars learn the what, how and when about Shaping and Differential Reinforcement. 


    The practice of shaping (also known as "successive approximation") is a way to train a complex behavior that is trained in small steps (approximations). Some behaviors are complex and also have things like, distance, duration and distractions built into them, in other words “getting a behavior by reinforcing small steps at a time”. Shaping encourages the dog to keep trying even if the behavior has not been achieved. Some behaviors cannot be captured or lured so shaping is the only tool available. 

    Differential Reinforcement

    Differential reinforcement is an appropriate procedure to  use when the target behavior is already present but requires a dimension of the behavior to be reduced, such as the intensity of barking or the frequency of jumping.  The problematic behavior is targeted for extinction while another behavior is simultaneously positively reinforced. 

     Student Registration Options

    Option One - Learn the Knowledge & Skills. Enjoy the Webinar and learn  about the theory and practical application of shaping

    Option TwoLearn the knowledge and develop your skills. You watch the webinar & Learn the theory and practical application of shaping. You are then guided through some practical exercises to develop your hands-on-skills. 

    Your event includes:

    1. 2 x recorded webinars
    2. PDF copies of the presentations
    3. Supplementary supportive learning videos
    4. Homework assignments for those registering under Option Two
    5. Unlimited support by email, Facebook group and telephone
    6. Certificate of successful completion
    7. Ongoing credit towards the DogNostics Dog Behavior Consulting  Diploma

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 08 May 2020
    • Recorded Webinar

    Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell for this in depth presentation in which she delves into the complexities of linear behavior chains.

    In this webinar we will examine the best methods to build compound linear chains and we will take a look at different strategies that will help you improve your chains. You'll learn how to perform a task analysis and collect data that will facilitate errorless learning. We will look at the interplay between operant and respondent conditioning and you will learn about fun techniques such as the ‘Quick Cue’ game, which can be used to proof both the discreet and the complex behaviors that you teach

    The presentation will focus on a fun trick that is also a skill needed by many assistance dogs – How to fetch their guardian a drink - but in learning how to teach this 'trick', you will also learn some different strategies that focus on how to teach an amazing retrieve to hand!

    You don't want to miss out on this informative, thought-provoking, fun-filled session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why and how to perform a task analysis
    • Understand how to write a training plan and the importance of data collection
    • Deepen your understanding of behavior chains
    • Gain a deep understanding of how to forwards chain
    • Understand how and why to backwards chain compound behaviors that are linear chains.
    • Understand how to maintain a consistent high standard of behaviors
    • Learn different strategies for teaching and proofing an amazing retrieve to hand
    • Learn how to teach your dog to open a door
    • Learn how to teach your dog to close a door
    • Learn how to teach your training partner to fetch you a drink from the fridge

     Student Registration Options

    Option One - Learn the Knowledge & Skills. Enjoy the Webinar and learn about the theory and practical application of behavior chains.

    Option TwoLearn the knowledge and develop your skills.  You watch the webinar & learn the theory and practical application of training plans and behavior chains. You are then guided through some practical exercises to develop your hands-on-skills. Please note: This is an advanced level assignment and not suitable for those just starting their training journey.

    Your event includes:

    1. 1 x recorded webinar
    2. PDF copy of the presentation
    3. Supplementary supportive learning videos
    4. Homework assignments for those registering under Option Two
    5. Unlimited support by email and Facebook group 
    6. Certificate of successful completion
    7. Ongoing credit towards the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate

    • 20 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 20 May 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Helen Phillips

    CEUs: PPAB 1 , CCPDT (pending)

    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.

    Your Presenter


    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.

    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 11 May 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • A Recorded Event - study anytime & anywhere!
    • 193

    A  short three part program covering  the knowledge and skills required to effectively use sensory techniques such as body wraps.

    Learn all about the "What, "How" & Why" of Body Wraps
    Instructor - Kathy Cascade

    Three Short Lessons

    This course is divided into three short lessons consisting of a Power Point presentation in a recorded webinar format.   A 5 question self-assessment quiz will be available at the end of each lesson to enhance your learning and allow you to confirm your understanding and knowledge. 

    Lesson One will provide an overview of sensory concepts, particularly how tactile and proprioceptive input can influence the nervous system, often resulting in changes in posture, movement, and behavior.  This section will also describe the purpose of using Body Wraps for dogs, proper fit and duration of wear, and the common situations where Body Wraps may be helpful in a home or other environment.

    Lesson Two will provide a step by step process for introducing and applying three variations of TTouch Body Wraps, and how to address any concerns the dog may demonstrate.  Several pictures and video clips are included to assist you in developing your skills.

    Lesson Three will describe the use and application of Face and Head Wraps, and tips on the use of Thundershirts.  There are several pictures and video clips to assist you in developing your skills.

    As trainers we are always looking for effective and creative ways to help the dogs we work with learn appropriate behavior and live successfully in our human world.  We are also modeling to our clients how to communicate and interact with their dogs in a humane, respectful, and caring manner.   Typically, positive reward-based training techniques are very successful in shaping new behaviors.  Unfortunately, not all dogs are receptive to training in the moment due to states of anxiety, fear, or over-arousal, which interfere with optimal learning.  The goal of this course is help you learn about “sensory techniques,” which simply means the use of specific sensory input (tactile, proprioceptive) to give dogs new experiences.  These types of sensory experiences can influence both emotional and physical states, resulting in a lowering of arousal and improved focus.  We will start with a very simple, but often profound tool called the Body Wrap.

    The Body Wrap for animals originated with the Tellington TTouch Method over 30 years ago and was the inspiration for the development of the Anxiety Wrap and the Thundershirt.  As a Physical Therapist, I was also introduced to the concept of sensory techniques applied to children suffering from a variety of sensory processing disorders in the form of weighted vests and other light pressure garments. 

    When you register:

    1. You will receive a welcome document with detailed information about the program
    2. You receive immediate access to all three lessons as webinars and the PDF copies of each lessons  presentations. 
    3. You also receive links to each of the open-book online short self-check tests at the end of each module
    4. Upon completion of the program you also receive a link to the open-book online final program short test. The test can be taken more than once and requires a pass of 85%
    5. You will receive a video homework instruction document
    6. You will be required to complete and submit three short videos demonstrating your skills in applying a Half Body Wrap, a Full Body Wrap, and a Face Wrap on a dog
    7. Upon successful completion you will receive a completion certificate to proudly display as both a PDF and a graphic. 

    Learning Objectives 

    •  Understand the basic concept of using sensory input to influence posture, body awareness, and behavioral responses.
    • Identify multiple environmental contexts in which a Body Wrap or Thundershirt may be helpful.
    • Identify multiple behavioral issues in which the use of a Body Wrap or Thundershirt typically has been used.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of steps to introducing and applying a Half Body Wrap on a dog.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of steps to introducing and applying a Full Body Wrap on a dog.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of steps to introducing and applying a Face Wrap on a dog.
    • Demonstrate appropriate body positioning while applying a Body Wrap or Face Wrap to avoid leaning over a dog and remaining safe.
    • Understand and demonstrate the correct fit of a Body Wrap and Face Wrap.
    • Learn how to work through initial concerns and how to help a dog overcome a freeze response.
    • Understand the difference between containment and restraint.

    Get Started Today! You Can Start & Finish in One Sitting!

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar

    A Live Webinar Presented by Robert Hewings

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5

    Event Registration $28.50

    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 of the often asked questions that have encouraged Rob to share his knowledge and coaching techniques.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    The Presenter

    Rob Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer and Behaviourist, who retired from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years’ service, 25 of which was as a Police Dog Handler and the final ten, as a full-time trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. 
    Rob has instructed all police canine disciplines including but not limited to:  puppy training; specialist search (explosives and narcotics);  General-Purpose Police Dog training, and  firearms support (SWAT support dogs).

    Rob has a BSc (Canine Training and Behaviour) , an MA (Professional Practice Police Dog Training) and is presently nearing completion of his Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection.

    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 programs 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 programs and course design are being used for Diabetic Alert Assistance Dogs.

    • 13 Jul 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM

    Presented by Lori Nanan

    CEUs PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC  1

    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, 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.

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

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

    As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills.

    One of the main skills we teach is how to effectively use a bridging stimulus. Some of us use a verbal ‘marker’ word; some of us use a clicker, and some of us use both, depending on what we are teaching. We use terminology such as clicker training, using a behavior marker, a bridging stimulus…

    Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell as she examines one of the The Top Ten Dog Training Concepts ©, delving into the world of ‘clicker’ training.

    This presentation is suitable for pet owners, shelter workers and all those starting out on their training journey but will also prove useful for professionals already paving their way in the world of dog training.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand one of the Ten Most Important Training Concepts
    • Deepen your understanding of the term ‘clicker training’ and why you don’t necessarily need a clicker to ‘clicker’ train!
    • Understand the benefits (and drawbacks) of using a clicker
    • Acquisition versus generalization – a quick look at the 2016 study “Can Clicker Training Facilitate Conditioning in Dogs?”
    • Learn the ‘clicker’ training rules
    • Learn how to use a variety of behavior markers to ‘click’ the behavior you would like to see more of
    • Gain some quick tips for Incorporating ‘clicker’ training in the home, in group classes and in rescue shelters! – No clicker necessary.

    About your presenter

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT, CWRI

    Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science-based pet training. 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, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services.

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