Controlling your dogs meerkat – emotional management skills for effective desensitization procedures

Controlling your dogs meerkat – emotional management skills for effective desensitization procedures webinar

 

Presented by Danielle Beck

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In this webinar, Danielle discusses

  • Understanding what desensitisation is and isn’t
  • Recognising emotional hijacking and conditioned emotional response vs learned responses
  • Introducing exercises to help dogs regulate their emotions
  • How to apply these practices and principles into your rehabilitation plans

 

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Danielle Beck is an ABTC registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist through the APBC and Animal Training Instructor through PACT. She has been working with and training animals for 20 years and specializes in reactivity and trauma informed care. Her passion is helping dogs to help themselves through observational training and emotional regulation. Danielle has a BSc hons in zoology and a PGDip/MSc in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling

PAIN! Exploring the link between posture, pain and behaviour

PAIN! Exploring the link between posture, pain and behaviour webinar

 

Presented by Sarah Fisher

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Comfort expands, discomfort restricts. Pain and/or an expectation of pain can limit a dog’s ability to learn as well as impacting on his life quality. With greater awareness modifications can be made to the dog’s environment, lifestyle, and human led interactions. Pain is a common factor in many behaviour struggles and is often overlooked; chronic pain in particular can be hard to identify. Pain can be linked to skeletal issues, ill-health, dental problems, natural biological changes during adolescence, soft tissue strain and gut discomfort etc. Even if the original reason for pain has been addressed, compensation patterns and pain expectation can have an ongoing impact on emotional and physical wellbeing. Pain can increase the tendency for a dog to display behaviours such as resource guarding, compulsive type behaviours including toy ‘obsessions’, jumping up, pulling on a lead, mouthing, harness sensitivity, sensory sensitivity including noise sensitivity, and reactivity towards other dogs. Many ‘high drive’ dogs have underlying pain, and we always need to consider if a dog has a busy brain, or body pain. There is a direct link with posture and behaviour; slowing movement down in ACE Free Work helps caregivers to recognise postural patterns that might warrant further veterinary investigations. Free Work is not only beneficial to the dog but can improve a caregiver’s observations by noting what sensory items a dog enjoys, as well as those he actively avoids. ACE Observations are an important part of canine guardianship and postural patterns are in place at an early age; identifying how a dog organises his body when on the move and at rest can help caregivers and guardians join the dots and access the right support for their companion. Coat patterns can provide important feedback about a dog’s wellbeing, as can the habitual position and organisation of his ears, limbs, neck, back, tongue, and tail. Pain is a personal experience for every being and we need to keep an open mind and question everything we do, everything we believe, and everything we see; but never question the dog because the dog is always right.

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Sarah Fisher is a canine and equine behaviour advisor and educator. She has worked with animals for over twenty years and is the founder of Animal Centred Education. She is passionate about sharing the importance of improving observations, the link between posture, pain, and behaviour, and teaching the value of helping dogs to move efficiently and in balance.

ACE techniques including ACE Observations and ACE Free Work enable dogs to reset, and rebalance. They help to improve communication with and understanding of the dogs in our care, can highlight potential physical problems early on thus minimising the risk of injury and reducing many common behaviour struggles, modify habits in both the caregiver and the canine, and can help achieve, and maintain, good physical and emotional well-being.

Sarah is experienced with a wide range of breed types and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s animal welfare organisations including Battersea. She has also worked in Europe teaching staff workshops for shelters and has taught workshops and clinics for dog trainers and behaviourists in Holland, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania and Poland. She has taught multiple workshops and online seminars for a wide range of organisations including companion dogs, dogs in rescue, search dogs and assistance dogs.

Sarah gives presentations on a variety of topics at dog training and behaviour seminars in the UK and abroad, and is a regular speaker at the annual Dog Behaviour Conference organised by Victoria Stilwell Positively. She also conducts behaviour assessments for private clients, animal welfare organisations, and court cases.

Sarah is a published author and has participated in numerous television and radio programmes over the years including the Nightmare Pets SOS for BBC1.

The relationship between the brain and behaviour:

Presented by Dr. Fair Vassoler

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This webinar dives into the neurobiological underpinnings of behavior. It discusses how the brain can control behavior and how learning new behaviors can change the brain. It also discusses how these concepts can be applied to canine behavior.

  • Overview of the anatomy of the brain
  • Basics of neural communication (synapses, neurotransmitters, and receptors)
  • Emphasis on learning and memory and mechanisms of neural plasticity
  • Discussion on how the brain controls behaviors
  • Discussion on how behaviors can change the brain
  • How can understanding of the brain help with dog’s behaviors?

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About the Presenter Dr. Fair Vassoler is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She also has a secondary appointment in the Neuroscience Department in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She received a Master’s in Pharmacology and Biomedical Neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed additional post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University. Dr. Vassoler teaches veterinary neurobiology and pharmacology in the veterinary and graduate curriculum at the Cummings School. She has an active research program with a primary focus on addiction and substance use disorders. Current research projects include transgenerational epigenetic effects and mechanisms of transfer of parental opioid exposure, epigenetic modifications in response to opioids, and the development of novel therapeutic modalities to treat refractory relapsing addiction. She utilizes state of the art molecular and cellular techniques in combination with animal models to address these questions. Additionally, her interests include both education and community outreach. In that capacity, she is involved in the Boston Area Neuroscience Group (BANG), which provides community education and outreach opportunities as well as volunteer work in underserved communities as a classroom neuroscience guest to promote STEM.

Phantom Pregnancy: the silent killer…

Phantom Pregnancy: the silent killer… Webinar

 

Presented by Dr Sara Davies MRCVS

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There has been much research in the last few years highlighting the importance of the age at which we neuter dogs, but the timing of that in relation to the oestrus cycle of the bitch has received far less attention. Unfortunately, if spayed at the wrong point in their cycle bitches can enter a state of ‘persistent phantom pregnancy’ and, unlike a ‘normal’ phantom pregnancy, this one does not go away on its own and can lead to intractable and unpredictable anxiety or aggression. In this webinar, Sara will explain the current state of knowledge of how both ‘normal’ and ‘persistent’ phantom pregnancies arise, the behaviour changes they can cause, their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. You’ll also find out why she considers phantom pregnancy ‘the silent killer…’

 

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Sara is a UK registered veterinary surgeon who spent nine years in small animal practice before switching to pet behaviour and training where she has worked for the last nineteen years. In addition to her degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, she is an honour graduate of Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, has a City & Guilds qualification in teaching adult learners, and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, and an Animal Behaviour & Training Council registered veterinary behaviourist and clinical animal behaviourist. She is a committed reward-based trainer with a keen interest in both the welfare of the pet and the comfort of the client.

You Wanna Fight?! Dog to Dog Aggression

Presented by Michael Shikashio CDBC

 

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You Wanna Fight?! Dog to Dog Aggression”

With Michael Shikashio CDBC

Aggression expert Michael Shikashio will present behavior change plans for working with intra-household dog to dog aggression when the cause is competition over resources!

From the setups for safety when working these cases, to the training strategies that are most effective, this presentation will cover it all, including a detailed case study of two dogs who fought over resources that included their owners.

Watch as two dogs who had a history of injurious fighting learn to live harmoniously together again! Kinzi and Letty will be the stars of the show, and the presentation will highlight the effective behavior change strategies their owners used for success!

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Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the founder of AggressiveDog.com and focuses on teaching other professionals from around the world on how to successfully work aggression cases. He is a five-term president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Fox News, The List TV, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, SiriusXM Radio, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World. He also hosts the popular podcast show “The Bitey End of the Dog” where he chats with the foremost experts on dog aggression.

He is a featured keynote speaker at conferences, universities, and seminars around the world, and offers a variety of educational opportunities on the topic of canine aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and the annual Aggression in Dogs Conference.

Start Buttons – giving the animal a voice in the conversation

Presented by Karolina Westlund

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Animals may give implicit or explicit consent to the things we want to do to them, such as handling for veterinary interventions. The concept of Start Buttons grew out of modern animal trainers’ attempts to give animals a louder voice in those types of conversations. In this seminar, Karolina will discuss the following:

  • How control increases animal welfare
  • Other beneficial effects of control
  • Increasing animals’ control over formal training sessions
  • Implicit consent
  • Start buttons – explicit consent
  • How to train start buttons
  • Why clickers are typically not used when teaching start buttons
  • Common mistakes when teaching start buttons
  • What to do in emergencies when the start button behaviour isn’t yet solid

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Karolina Westlund helps pet guardians and people working professionally with animals to get happier, reasonably well-behaved animals that thrive in the care of humans. She teaches animal behaviour management through blog posts, the odd free short online course, as well as more extensive online courses. She is an associate professor of Ethology at Stockholm University and sometimes publishes scientific articles related to enrichment, learning, and wellbeing.

Social interactions between dogs and humans

Social interactions between dogs and humans

Presented By Dr Amy Cook

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We spend a lot of time improving our communication in training, but do we spend enough time improving our social communication? Too often we have the dogs doing the “heavy lifting” in the conversation, where we focus on teaching them how to respond to us, and so often miss their subtle signals and preferences about our social relationship! We’d be so much more effective as partners if our daily social interactions with dogs were in line with how they communicate, and demonstrated respect for their answers. In this presentation, we discuss how to be a good, sensitive listener, how to leave room for a dog’s opinions, and to avoid the common human mistakes of repetition, pressure, too much touch, and monologuing!

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Dr. Cook is an International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, a longstanding professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and was one of the first trainers nationally to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through independent evaluation. Dr. Cook received her Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley, with her research focusing on the dog-human relationship and its effect on the problem solving strategies dogs employ. Dr. Cook is the founder and creator of the Play Way, a new way to address behavior problems in dogs, and is a popular instructor for the online school, The Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. She has been training dogs for nearly 30 years, and has specialized in the rehabilitation of stressed and fearful dogs for over 20 years.

Harness your Hunter through Predation Substitute Training

Presented by Simone Mueller

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Harness your Hunter through Predation Substitute Training

Conventional training protocols stifle the dog’s natural predatory behaviours through punishing or constantly forcing them to return. These restrictive protocols work against the dog’s nature and against what they want most: to go for a hunt!

Predation is an inner need that makes our dogs happy. Suppressing those natural urges is like putting a lid on a boiling pot. Eventually, that pressure needs to escape, and without a proper outlet, it’s probably going to get messy.

Predation Substitute Training (PST) is a motivation-based and need-oriented training program, designed to stop uncontrolled predatory chasing and to provide safe outlets for our dog’s natural drive.

Instead of making discipline the nagging factor that spoils the fun, this training system will help dogs and their guardians to grow as a team and go hunting together!

In this presentation we are going to discuss:

  • What is predation?
  • Why do our dogs love to hunt?
  • Why is predatory behaviour so hard to interrupt?
  • How to structure walks to set our dogs up for success
  • Tools to help the dog to control their urge to chase in a healthy way.
  • Games to express predatory energy in a safe, controlled environment

 

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Simone Mueller, MA is a certified dog trainer and dog behaviour consultant (ATN.AG) from Germany.

She specialises in force-free anti-predation training and is the author of the two books of the Predation Substitute Training series “Hunting Together” and “Rocket Recall”.

Simone is proud to be an Associate Trainer at the Scotland-based Lothlorien Dog Training Club (AT-LDTC) and a member of both the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE).

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Learned Helplessness and Control

Presented by Kristina N. Spaulding

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This webinar will explore;
​​​​​​​What is learned helplessness?
What causes learned helplessness?
How long does learned helplessness last?
How does learned helplessness impact behavior?
How does learned helplessness impact the brain?
What impact does control have?
How does control impact the brain?

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Dr. Spaulding has been in the dog training and behavior profession since 1999.   She has a PhD in biopsychology—the study of the biological basis of behavior—and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society.  She is particularly interested in stress, neurobiology, cognition, emotion, and wellbeing and how to apply these concepts to the prevention and early intervention of behavior problems in dogs.  In addition to working with behavior clients, Dr. Spaulding teaches a variety of online courses and webinars on the science of behavior through her website, www.smartdogtrainingandbehavior.com.

In 2019, Dr. Spaulding received the Association of Professional Dog Trainer’s (APDT’s) Member of the Year Award. She serves on the APDT Education Committee, the IAABC Foundation Board, the Fear Free Advisory group, and the Quality of Care task force facilitated by Fear Free. Before opening Smart Dog, Dr. Spaulding earned her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In college, she worked for the local humane society for several years. She also served as an assistant trainer  at Dog’s Best Friend which was owned at that time by Dr. Patricia McConnell.

Beyond socialisation! A newer approach towards earliest intervention.

Presented by Karen Wild

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There is evidence that behavioural advice when given to puppy owners, results in fewer problem behaviours such as mouthing of people, inappropriate toileting, mounting and more importantly from a wider social perspective, aggressive behaviours towards unfamiliar dogs and people.

– Is it enough to just tell an owner to socialise’ their puppy?
– Can we deliver a better set of tools to accompany this?
– Who can intervene with other learning, and how?
-What key advice needs to be given to prevent later behavioural problems?
– Specific training that assists with this puppy early learning, specifically with emotional learning.
-Why this is important for any puppy?
– How this approach fits into the pet care community especially with owners, and as early as possible
-Can we standardise practice advice, ideally in consultation with experienced trainers and behaviour professionals?

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Karen Wild, Dip App Psych, CCAB is an ASAB-Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist with over 20 years experience. She runs a full time behaviour practice Pawprint Pets’ near Peterborough, UK, working with family dogs and cats on Veterinary referral. Karen specialises in puppy development and resource-guarding issues.

Karen is a member of the Fellow of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC), a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor (ABTC-ATI). She is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

She has authored five books ‘What your Dog Wants, ’21 Days to the Perfect Dog’ and ‘Being a Dog’ (Hamlyn) and co-authored two with TV Vet Emma Milne. Her goal is to communicate welfare and training issues to the wider dog-owning public. Karen was resident behaviour and training feature writer for Dogs Today magazine for over ten years and writes for national and international pet consumer and trade publications on all aspects of better pet ownership.

Preparing Rescue Dogs for home life

Presented by Tom Candy

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In this webinar Tom discusses:

Dogs journey through rescue, and how can we help the transition to new homes

  • Look at why rescue dogs find themselves in shelter and how this can effect their life in their new home
  • How the transition from rescue can be made easier
  • How can behaviour professionals support adopters with their dogs
  • Rescue vs bought: is there a difference in support?

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Tom Candy is a Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor for DogsTrust in the United Kingdom. Tom is responsible for overseeing the training and behaviour at multiple rehoming centres across the UK. His duties include assessment, management and behaviour modification.

A passion for animal welfare and training led Tom to undertake a BSc (Hons) in bio-veterinary science, and an MSc in clinical animal behaviour from the University of Lincoln, UK.

Having started volunteering in rescue at the age of 15, Tom has been involved in a variety of aspects of rescue, including fundraising, home checks, transporting, and general day-to-day activities. Since graduating from University, Tom has been working as a training and behaviour advisor at a DogsTrust, locuming across 7 centres before moving to the senior training and behaviour team.

Tom is Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Shelter behaviour specialist with the IAABC and a full member of the APBC.

What Makes Dogs Itch? An Owner’s Manual

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Nick Thompson

BSc (Hons) Path Sci., BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS

 

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How many thousand things make our dogs itch?
Actually, you can boil down most dogs to only three things:

– Parasites, Allergies/Sensitivities and Infection

Nick will take us through his summarised guide to itch. With this information you can make new and informed decisions, with your vet, on
·         Parasite Control
·         Worming
·         Identifying and Treating Allergies and Sensitivities
·        Understanding skin infections from a simple perspective

The seminar is designed to bring the absolute beginner to a point where they can orientate themselves in a sea of dermatology. It will help the more experienced owner in decision making and minimising pharmaceutical use.

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Nick Thompson is a vet. He has been fighting for responsible, species-appropriate raw food feeding for pets for over 25 years. His tireless drive for healthy pets from birth to graceful old age brought him to raw feeding in the mid-1990s.

Nick is Founding President of the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (www.rfvs.info) and has co-authored a pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food. He has co-organised international raw food conferences for the RFVS since 2012.

In 1999, Nick established his specialist practice, Holisticvet (www.holisticvet.co.uk). Now based in Corsham, near Bath, he offers homeopathy, natural nutrition and herbal medicine and a lot of good old-fashioned common sense for dogs and horses.

His pet topics are gastroenterology and the microbiome and the misuse of pharmaceuticals in medicine. He loves researching all aspects of human and animal nutrition. Nick is a regular contributor to YouTube discussions on raw feeding and blogs to forward the raw feeding cause.

Nick also shares his passion for raw feeding with a nutritional consultancy service to the premier raw pet food companies in the UK and Europe. He has lectured and consulted in Raw Food, Nutrition and Medicine throughout the UK, Eire, Northern Ireland, Finland, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, New Zealand and the Netherlands.