Communicating with your stimulated dog

Communicating with your stimulated dog

Presented by Craig Ogilvie

 

Sunday 21st July 2019 19:00 – 20:00 (BST)

Cost £15  (£10 for ICB Members)

In this webinar Craig will focus on: Overcoming a wide range of problematic behaviours that occur during heightened levels of arousal, by using an adaptive blue print to target the causes of the behaviours. Using motivational techniques and positive reinforcement to learn how to communicate with your dog during aroused periods. Learning how to gain stimulated focus from your dog and how to avoid over arousal Finding you and your dogs stimulated balance. This webinar is suitable for competitive sport handlers, professionals  and pet owners.

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About the Presenter

Craig is uniquely qualified in the U.K as the only person to achieve a Mondioring decoys license and has travelled all over Europe with his sport testing and training dogs from all over the world. It was on this journey that he discovered the Interactive Gold Dust and used motivation, stimulation and focus to create the Interactive Play Experience and has been helping dogs and people ever since. He instructs and delivers training for a wide variety of organization’s including the U.K Police, U.K Military, pet dog societies, and Dog sport societies, he is also the  author of the Interactive Play Guide and completely in love with helping dogs and people. Travelling all over the country delivering seminars, workshops, and speaking engagements helping to motivate dog lovers and their dogs from all backgrounds to achieve their goals.

An introduction to canine wellness

An introduction to canine wellness

Presented by Dr Isla Fishburn

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 18th August 2019 19:00 – 20:00 (BST)

 

Cost £15  (£10 for ICB Members)

In this webinar Dr Isla Fishburn will talk about: –

~ What is canine wellness
~ Your dog as an ecosystem and energy system
~ The energy gateways
~ What your dog is seeking
~ Human-dog co-existence
~ Supporting your dog’s energy system

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About the presenter

Dr Isla Fishburn owns Kachina Canine and Kachina Wellness. She has a BSc in Zoology and an MBiolSci and PhD in Conservation Biology. Isla is passionate about bringing science and indigenous wisdom together to promote health and wellness for all of life, including our dogs. Isla explores how everything is occurring and operating at a cellular and molecular level and how we can understand this when it comes to providing a life that promotes wellness for a dog. Isla is a practicing shaman for modern day life and focuses on healing energy systems and personal growth for the collective. She has spent several years interacting with large groups of captive wolves, wolf hybrids, wolf dogs and other domestic dogs where she learned to apply her knowledge about conservation, wellness and canine biology to educate dog guardians, professionals and researchers about canine wellness, health and conservation. She has taken this further and now also focuses on human wellness and health of all of life, where her motto is, “making health span match life span.”

As a canine wellness advocate, Isla focuses on many aspects of a canine to improve and support longevity, happiness, balance and harmony. Her running theme is always ecosystem conservation, from the individual level up and she uses a range of teachings, techniques, therapies and methods to support a dog’s ecosystem. Isla has a deep interest in plant medicine and energy healing to improve and support the energy state of an ecosystem – whether that is for your dog or for you!

Isla has recently launched an online course that takes you through all things related to canine wellness and the concept of energy gateways that can either create harmony in a dog’s ecosystem or create disturbances and distress. In her talk, Isla will introduce you to the topic of canine wellness as well as other aspects that can influence a dog’s emotional, physical, physiological and spiritual states and what we need to consider to provide a life for a dog where there health span matches their life span.

Enrichment for dogs

Enrichment for Dogs webinar presented by Pennie Clayton

Sunday 20th October 2019, 19:00 – 20:00 (BST)

Webinar Cost £15 (£10 for ICB members)

Enrichment for Dogs webinar. Dogs are dependent on us to provide the right kind of activities that help to keep them happy and healthy. Enrichment and activities that stimulate the mind and are so much closer to the dogs ethogram than fast games that cause adrenaline to be released at regular intervals. Enrichment and mental stimulation create calm behaviours and can promote gentle movement and relaxation, they also provide a way of helping to reduce stress and encourage natural behaviours. This webinar will show what kind of activities can be used how they are of benefit to dogs and how nosework and enrichment can be added into a dogs’ day.

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About the Presenter

Pennie Clayton is a canine behaviourist, horse/ rider trainer and Bowen therapist. Immediately after leaving school she trained as a riding instructor and achieved BHS qualifications. Since that point Pennie has worked as a freelance trainer including running evening classes on horse management for local education authorities.

After sharing her life with lurchers for many years, Pennie began felt she needed to learn more about dogs. After taking an extensive canine behaviour course with Sheila Harper and becoming more involved with dog behaviour and training, her work extended to helping people with their dogs. Her focus is mainly on making the lives of her greyhounds better and sharing the knowledge she has gained with her clients.

In 2008 Pennie qualified as a human Bowen therapist and then went on to learn how Bowen can be adapted to horses and dogs. In 2015 she started the School of Canine Bowen Therapy with fellow therapist Maddy Freeman.

Pennie is a regular contributor to Healthful Dog and Edition Dog magazine and is a full member of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe) which was founded by Turid Rugaas.

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Fence Fighting

Fence Fighting

Presented by Nancy Tucker

Sunday 24th November 2019 19.00 – 20.00 (GMT)

Cost £15 (£10 for ICB Members)

Fence fight!

Does your dog go bananas when he spots another dog, person, or wildlife on the other side of the fence? Does the thought of letting your dog out in the yard stress you out because you know drama will ensue? This webinar will teach you how to address fence-running and fence-fighting. Learn management and training methods designed to resolve this problem.

Ideal for dog owners living with fence-fighters, as well as trainers who want to help clients address a fence-fighting issue.

Cooperative neighbours are an asset, but not mandatory.

NOTE: This webinar will not address the wide and varied topic of “barrier frustration”, which may include things like indoor barriers, exercise pens, or crates. Rather, it is specifically about outdoor fence patrolling, running, and fighting.

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About the presenter

Nancy is a certified trainer with the CCPDT, and a certified behavior consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild (USA), the IAABC (UK), DogEvent (France), and WOOF!2019 (UK).

She is also an instructor for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, where she teaches online courses focusing on various topics including treating separation anxiety and learning to use desensitization and counter-conditioning to help fearful dogs.

Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behaviour and is a regular contributor to the Whole Dog Journal.

She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband Tom and their Border Terrier, Bennigan.

The Importance of Cooperative Care in Dog Training

By Tori Ganino, BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Nail trims

Cooperative care has become a frequently used term in the positive reinforcement world of animal training. This is where an animal has a choice in his care and is an active participant. It is even used with animals in zoos. Do a quick internet search and you will find videos of tigers, alligators, and hyenas participating in physical examinations and blood draws. If these animals can be comfortable with the process then so can your dog.

When I say “choice”, I do not mean that the dog can pick between fighting against having a nail trim or just submitting to it. I mean that the dog can choose when he is ready to begin and give calm signals letting you know that he needs a break. The whole process does not cause any stress to the dog.

Dogs are always communicating with us. The goals with cooperative care are to to teach the dog that the overall process is a good thing and that there is no need to growl or bite when being handled for activities necessary for his health, such as vet examinations, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and nail trims. If they aren’t telling us that they are uncomfortable by these signals, what else can they do? My personal preference for my dogs is telling me that they need a break simply by lifting up their heads.

Two of my dogs have their own individual goals to assist them with better care. This blog will be focusing on Jeter and nail trims. By breaking down the task into many small stages, and only proceeding to the next stage when he was comfortable, we built up to a great cooperative nail care regiment.

Jeter not only disliked seeing the nail clippers, but he was extremely upset when you tried to touch his feet. His nails were extremely overgrown when we adopted him as an adult.

Our original strategy to get them trimmed took two people. One was feeding him the entire time while the other attempted to cut the nails. We were not always successful, and often times the session ended with him growling. This was not the kind of care that we wanted for him.

With the help of a fellow trainer, Deb Jones, his training plan was broken down into many stages: seeing the nail clippers, nail clippers touching his paws, nail clippers touching his nails, my hand touching his paws, my hand holding his paws, my hand squeezing his paws, isolating each nail, touching the nails with my fingers, squeezing the nails, touching the nails with the clippers, putting clippers around the nails, then clipping. He started out in the down position on the edge of the bed for these steps.

I was not just teaching him that these activities were okay to do, I was helping him develop a positive conditioned emotional response (+CER) to each, and therefore the entire process. In other words, he was happy. This was obvious by the anticipatory tail wags while we trained. A +CER is created by being performing a step, like the ones described above, at your dog’s comfort level and then immediately following it with a reward.

For example, placing the clippers around the nails predicted that a special treat would be delivered.

By the time we worked up to clipping nails, he was relaxing on his side which he was taught to do separate from all of the handling.  If Jeter lifted his head off of the bed during the session, I knew that he was letting me know that he was not comfortable and wanted me to stop. If his head went back down, he was letting me know that he was ready to continue.

It sounds like a lot of work and it was. Over the course of six weeks, with a few daily sessions lasting about two minutes each, Jeter was able to progress tremendously with his routine.  But why go through all of this just to trim his nails? The previous technique not only caused him a great deal of stress, but it stressed me out to the point where I dreaded doing his nails. I also was not able to get them shortened to where it was a good length for the health of his paws and joints. What was worse is that any time I forced him to deal with an upsetting situation he was losing trust in me. This was greatly upsetting for the both of us and not the type of relationship that I wished to have with him.

Anytime we force our dogs to do something that they are not comfortable with, we run the risk of progressively making the activity more traumatic each time, to the point where the dog bites. By taking the time to break down the steps of the care routine, and training your dog to be happy with each one, you can have the same success as Jeter.

Tori Ganino CDBC, CPDT-KA is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the IAABC, Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed through the CCPDT, and a member of International Canine Behaviourists (ICB) and the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). She owns Calling All Dogs located in Batavia, NY where she teaches group classes and private lessons for obedience and behavior modification.

You can find out more about Tori from her website www.CallingAllDogsNY.com