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    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 29 Apr 2020
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    In these two recorded webinars learn the what, how and when about Shaping and Differential Reinforcement. 

    Shaping 

    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
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    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
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    CEUs: PPAB 1

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 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.


    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 3:00 PM
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    Helping Clients Get It Right!

    with Niki Tudge & Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs: PPAB 2, IAABC 2, CCPDT 2


    As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  We also recognize that there are several ways to train a dog, lots of different methods, and many conflicting and varied philosophies about how training should be approached. So, let’s learn the important concepts that can help us to help our clients in a fun and easy way.

    In this webinar we will review what we believe are the Top Ten Knowledge Concepts that as professional trainers we need to transfer to our clients in support of, and as a foundation to the key skills we teach them.

    Key Topics Covered

    1.     How to help clients make the best decision in choosing a dog trainer. We know that training a dog requires a combination of knowledge and mechanical skills; after all, dog training is a hands-on project.  
    2.     How your skill training programs can be supported with the necessary concept knowledge to help you help your clients train their dogs
    3.     How to communicate to clients why we use +R training methods amongst all the conflicting and varied philosophies out there
    4.     Learn how to make it easy for your clients to choose you as a professional dog trainer, these 10 recordings can be used on your website, social media or in emails to promote the Top-Ten Knowledge Concepts. 
    5.     Learn how these concepts can also be used to support lesson plans, homework emails and the transfer of important knowledge. 
    6.     How the supportive eBook can be used to promote your services and your philosophy to potential clients and those who have signed up for class


    With registration of this webinar you will receive a code to download the following:

    • 1 x 24 page eBook detailing each concept. This can be used on your website or forwarded to your clients
    • 1 x PDF of the full color PowerPoint slides
    • 10 Individual Video Files

    These are your ten individual short video files. They are not branded and can be used  however you need in support of your training programs and business growth

    #1 Your Best Decision

    #2 +R Rocks

    #3 “No!” isn’t a Behavior.

    #4 Management for Success

    #5 You’ve Got It

    #6 Your Training Gear

    #7 The Training Steps

    #8 What Will You Name It?

    #9 Train-Test-Train

    #10 Practice Makes Perfect!


    About Your Presenters

    Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT

    Niki is a certified in dog and people training and has spent the last 18 years teaching dogs and people across many disciplines. Niki is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt which gives her a unique perspective to training and teaching people. To ensure each person learns and effectively trains their dog, Niki uses her skills and experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in data analysis to baseline, monitor, chart and analyze the training process and its results. Data and statistics are used to baseline, track and improve changes in behavior and processes. When these skills are collectively grouped together it makes for a very fun, scientific and strategic approach to training and behavior change.
    Niki is the President and Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Dog Training and Pet Care Licensing. Niki also serves as the President for Doggone safe.



    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. Membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain, 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.


    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • 11 Mar 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    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


    About Your Presenter


    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 program 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.

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 18 Mar 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar - On Demand Listening!
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    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    Learn to be a more systematical people trainer so you can positively impact the lives of pets. Through your improved and effective performance, you will find your work more rewarding, more reinforcing and more fun! When clients see faster results, they become more engaged and this increases their motivation. You will reduce client attrition rates and increase client motivation which for you means an increase in job morale and performance.

    Join Niki for this 1.5 hour webinar on a journey through the land of effective people training. As professional trainers we have a fundamental obligation to ensure our clients effectively learn each of the skills and areas of knowledge they need to train, manage and care for their pets. Niki speaks passionately about our need to engage systems when conducting training sessions which enable our clients to grasp the peculiar ‘ins and outs’ of training pets in a systematic, strategic and fun way.

    The webinar covers the On Task Skill Coaching™system developed by Niki in 2014. This model is supported by Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle and similar learning models have been used throughout the service industry for years as a preferred way to effectively teach others to master mechanical and technical skills and transfer pertinent knowledge. Even technical schools and colleges are now adopting an experiential approach to teaching students.

    Webinar learning objectives

    1. Understand the difference between a Training Road Map, a Training Plan, a Lesson Plan and a Training Session and how these interrelate and are all important and necessary components in our effective transfer of knowledge and skills to our clients.

    2. Understand the difference between teaching and training and how these apply to the transfer of knowledge and skills to our clients.

    3. Gain an understanding of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle and how this applies to our roles as people trainers!

    4. Skills are the “how-to” and knowledge is what one is aware of, cognitively speaking, and different methods are required to teach a physical skill compared to imparting knowledge or information.

    5. Review and breakdown the On Task Skill Coaching System so you can effectively implement it into your individual training sessions.

    6. Understand and analyze each of the 8 On Task Skill Coaching™Steps and how they mesh with the Experiential Learning Cycle.

    7. Obtain tools to help you improve your people training skills.


    About  Your Presenter


    Niki Tudge M.B.A, PCBC-A, CDBC, CDT

    Niki is a certified in dog and people training and has spent the last 18 years teaching dogs and people across many disciplines. Niki is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt which gives her a unique perspective to training and teaching people. To ensure each person learns and effectively trains their dog, Niki uses her skills and experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in data analysis to baseline, monitor, chart and analyze the training process and its results. Data and statistics are used to baseline, track and improve changes in behavior and processes. When these skills are collectively grouped together it makes for a very fun, scientific and strategic approach to training and behavior change.
    Niki is the President and Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Dog Training and Pet Care Licensing. Niki also serves as the President for Doggone safe.
    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar - On Demand Listening!
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1

    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 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.

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Recorded Webinar
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1


    Modern vaccine technology has permitted us to protect companion animals effectively against serious infectious diseases. However, the challenge to produce effective and safe vaccines for the prevalent infectious diseases of animals has become increasingly difficult. In veterinary medicine, evidence implicating vaccines in triggering immune-mediated and other chronic disorders (vaccinosis) is compelling.  While some of these problems have been traced to contaminated or poorly attenuated batches of vaccine that revert to virulence, others apparently reflect the host’s genetic predisposition to react adversely upon receiving the single (monovalent) or multiple antigen “combo” (polyvalent) products given routinely to animals. Animals of certain susceptible breeds or families appear to be at increased risk for severe and lingering adverse reactions to vaccines. 

    Also see www.rabieschallengefund.org, the parallel clinical research studies to determine that rabies vaccines last for at least 5 years and perhaps longer. The studies are now in year 7 and a summary of the results of the 5-year study can be found on the website.

    Despite this cumulative knowledge, even today, estimates are that only about 40% of veterinarians are following the current WSAVA, AVMA, AAHA and BVA vaccine policy guidelines.   There is no such thing as an ‘up to date’ or ‘due’ vaccination. Enlightened veterinarians can now offer a package of separated vaccine components, when available, rather than give them all together, since the published data show more adverse reactions when multiple vaccines are administered at the same time.

    Learning Objectives:

    10 TOP FACTS on VACCINES

    1. “Core” vaccines important for puppies and kittens
    2. Other vaccines optional depending on location and lifestyle
    3. Annual boosters not required and usually unnecessary/unwise
    4. Vaccination may not equate to immunization; check serum titers to validate
    5. Long-term protection from canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus; feline panleukopenia
    6. Measure serum antibody (vaccine titers) instead annually or triennally
    7. Give thimerosal (mercury)-free rabies vaccines; and as late as allowed (20-24 weeks)
    8. Booster vaccinations only legally required for rabies
    9. Half-dose “core” vaccines sufficient to protect small toy dogs
    10. Recognize vaccine adverse events; genetic predisposition. Don’t breed; avoid re-vaccination


    About The Presenter


    Dr. W. Jean Dodds, DVM has spent 5 decades as a clinical research veterinarian.  From 1965-1986, she was a member of many national and international committees on hematology, animal models of human disease, veterinary medicine, and laboratory animal science.  Dr. Dodds was a grantee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) and has over 150 research publications. 

    She started Hemopet in 1986, the first non-profit national animal blood bank.  Today, Hemopet offers a wide range of nonprofit services and educational activities. She is also Co-Trustee of the Rabies Challenge Fund, a non-profit project to assess the duration of immunity and safety of current rabies vaccines for animals.

    She actively participates in the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation. She has written 2 popular award-winning pet health books together with Diana Laverdure; and holds 25 patents
     
    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 16 Sep 2023
    • 3:00 PM
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    CEUs: PPAB 1, IAABC 1, KPA 1


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    Behavioral stereotypies in captive animals have been defined as repetitive, largely invariant patterns of behavior that serve no obvious goal or function (Mason, 1991a; Ödberg, 1978). Stereotypies are commonly attributed to boredom and/or fear and are typically “treated” by trying to enrich the captive environment with distracting, appealing stimuli. These stimuli often include food presented at times outside of regular feeding times, and as a result, engage species-typical foraging behaviors in the process of reducing stereotypic activity.

    This presentation examines the defining features and common hypotheses surrounding stereotypies, including what their function is and how they can be addressed. Of primary concern will be (1) what are stereotypies (what does and doesn’t meet the definition), (2) specific examples of how they’ve been discussed and dealt with, and (3) practical solutions for applied animal behaviorists for both defining and treating stereotypies. Emphasis will be placed on an empirical, functional approach to dealing with stereotypies, including how any scientist and/or practitioner can be most effective when dealing with this topic.

    Learning Objectives

    1. What are stereotypies in terms of their definition and examples?
    2. How do we talk about stereotypies in terms of their form and function?
    3. What evidence supports their hypothesized functions?
    4. How are most stereotypies treated, and which of these treatments are most effective?
    5. What does an empirical, functional approach to stereotypies look like, and why is this important for both science and practice?



    About The Presenter


    Eduardo J Fernandez, PhD

    School of Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology


    Dr. Eduardo J. Fernandez received his Ph.D. in Psychology (minors in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior) from Indiana University, where he worked with the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Zoo. He received his M.S. in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas, where he
    founded and was President of the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA). Most of his past and current work involves conducting research on the behavioral welfare of captive exotic animals found in zoos and aquariums. He has worked with close to 50 species of animals, with a focus on marine animals, carnivores, and primates. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. His past positions include an Affiliate Professorship in the Psychology Department at University of Washington, Research Fellowship with Woodland Park Zoo, and National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. While working with UW and Woodland Park Zoo, he started the Behavioral Enrichment Animal Research (BEAR) group, which conducted welfare research with the African and Asian elephants, hippos, Humboldt penguins, grizzly bears, sun bears, sloth bears, Sumatran tigers, jaguars, African wild dogs, meerkats, golden lion tamarins, and ostriches located at the zoo. Eduardo also continues to run the Animal Reinforcement Forum (ARF), a former listserv and now Facebook group
    , which is dedicated to group discussions on animal training and behavior from a scientific perspective.

    • 30 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • On Demand - Access the Program as Soon as You Register!
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    with Rebekah King

    Sponsored by DogNostics Career Center

     PPG  3 CEUs, CCPDT  3 CEUs and IAABC - 3 CEUs


    Presented on a professional platform. Access the program from any device, whenever you like!

    Group and Team Discounts Available! Email Rebekah King to inquire how to secure yours.

    The original contents of this programme were developed in conjunction with a Licensed Veterinarian and a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Florida, USA.


    You Owe it to Yourself; You Owe it to Your Customers; You Owe it to Your Pets - Be Prepared –

    Whether you are a pet owner or a pet professional you owe it to yourself and the pets you care for to be prepared for any emergency. And being prepared is as simple and easy as turning on your computer and attending the DogNostics Pet First Aid Program.

    Join our extensive Pet First Aid Certification program delivered through multiple individual bite size lessons via your computer, or any electronic device, in the comfort of your own home.

    Certification requires the completion of an open-book test and the submission of four short videos. Both technical skills and knowledge are assessed to ensure a specific level of competency.

    This program does not just cover the typical pet emergencies, it also covers the following common problems that you may encounter when caring for a pet:

    • Choking
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Toxicities
    • Insect Bites & Stings
    • Dehydration
    • Vomiting & Diarrhea
    • Seizures
    • CPR & Triage
    • Dog Breed Medication Sensitivity
    • The Pet First Aid Kit
    • Heat Stroke
    • Lacerations
    • Wound Care
    • Hot Spots
    • Broken Toenails
    • Bandaging
    • Burns
    • Corneal Abrasions
    • Prolapsed Eyes
    • Fractures
    • Luxations (Dislocations)
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Diabetes

    Keep growing in your profession – As Pet Owners and Pet Professionals, we all know how important it is to keep up on the cutting edge of new information, methods and techniques. Science continues to provide us with better and easier ways to perform our job. Studies of best practices often reveal improved techniques that can help us be more effective and even save lives. The DogNostics Pet First Aid Program provides you with the necessary skills to manage a pet emergency covering topics from heat stroke to snake bites, CPR, wound management and how to safely transport a pet to the care of a veterinarian professional.

    Your Pets Deserve the Best – Whether they are clients or family members, our pets deserve the best. But to provide the best you have to be prepared to take care of those pets you are responsible for and be able to handle all emergencies. Most importantly you need the training and experience to make sound decisions in stressful situations. DogNostics Pet First Aid makes a valuable addition to your pet care toolkit so you can be prepared for any emergency.

    Raise Yourself Above Your Competition – What sets you apart? You’re a pro. You have the confidence, skills and experience to deal with any situation you may face. You are more dedicated to your profession, your career, your business than the ‘here-today-gone-tomorrow’ types you see come and go. You take your responsibilities seriously and make the effort to get the training you need to stay at the top. Make the best investment in pet care you can, by getting your First Aid certificate.

    Certification Requirments: Pass a 50 question open-book test and submit 4 short videos to show your skill competency. Learn more here


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