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The Pet Professional Guild provides for its members lots of educational opportunities. Each month we offer our members one FREE 
webinar and as we expand we will grow our member webinar services.  The Guild also offer a selection of education courses 
through third party providers. If you would like to host a webinar with PPGBI then please complete this short form 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • On Demand - Access the Program as Soon as You Register!

    An Invaluable Resource for ALL Trainers Pet Care Providers!

    CEUs - PPAB 3, CPDT 3, KPA 3, IAABC 2

    As pet professionals, we all know how important it is that a dog reliably responds to his name. And if you ask pet dog guardians, they will tell you that they want their dog to come when called... Yet most dogs are simply given a name and expected to respond to it.

    Name response is such an important skill and can be so much fun to train! At DogNostics' we wish to provide you with the tools that will not only make a difference to your life as a pet professional - both improving your skills and increasing your income - but will also positively impact on the pets you work with and their guardians. Real changes for a real-world!

    We are sure that you will find DogNostics' 1O-Steps to an Amazing Response to Name one of the best small investments you ever make!

    We hope that you love the program as much as we do!

    Perfecting the Name Game!

    A Dognostics’ Pet Dog Solutions Resource for Pet Professionals!

    In this indispensable skills-based program, we provide a DogNostics’ Pet Dog Solution that combines the art, craft, and science, of training an enthusiastic response to name.

    • Explore the meaning of name response.
    • Learn how to condition a positive emotional response to a dog’s name so it becomes ‘music to his ears’!
    • Master the ten steps to optimal name response via step-by-step instructional videos.
    • Learn games and activities that can be used to proof and generalize an incredible response to name!
    • Watch a total of over 2 hours of video files! Access numerous client handouts, a full 6-class curriculum, and a 21-page client e-book!
    • Discover how you can incorporate your newfound knowledge, and the material presented, into your business and even increase your business revenue!

    Your Program Content Includes:

    How to Use the Train-Test-Train Method (Pdf Handout)

    Two Prerequisite Training Games (E-learning Videos)

    • GAME #1 - The Thousand Dollar Name Game.
    • GAME #2 - Let’s Go Operant Name Game.

    Your 10-Step Training Plan Video Files

    • STEP 1 – The Games Begin!
    • STEP 2 – Building Focus on You!
    • STEP 3 – Introduce Your Dog’s Name!
    • STEP 4 – Promoting a Turn Towards You!
    • STEP 5 – Introducing Distance!
    • STEP 6 – Increase the Distance of the Treat Toss!
    • STEP 7 – Call the Dog Before He/she Looks!
    • STEP 8 – Delay the Click!
    • STEP 9 – Treat & Run!
    • STEP 10 – Treat Scatter Game!

    Individual Written Instructions for Each Game (12 x Pdf Files)

    How to Train a Positive Interrupter (Supplementary Lesson – E-Learning Video File).

    DogNostics’ Do’s & Don’ts of Name Response (5-Page Pdf Client Handout)

    6 Additional Games! (6 x Video Demonstrations & 6 x Pdf Client Handouts with step-by-step instructions).

    DogNostics’ 10 Steps to an Amazing Response to Name Client 21-Page E-Book with Step-by-Step Instructions for Each Game!

    Full Six-Class Curriculum!

    Class Graduation Certification (1 x Editable Pdf Client Certificate)

    Program Benefits

    This program won’t just benefit pet dog guardians as their pets begin to happily respond to their names, it will also benefit your business if you are a pet professional.

    • Use the program for group or private classes!
    • Incorporate the games into your regular pet dog manners’ classes!
    • Offer a specialty Name Response Class –The material is the perfect length for a six-week prepaid package!
    • Simply incorporate into your pet care business!

    How you deliver the service will depend on you and your business model but DogNostics’ 10 Steps to An Amazing Response to Name should help generate additional business income and lead to very satisfied clients, both human and canine!

    Your Program Instructor

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.

    Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board

    Co-Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild.

    Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. 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. Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.

    • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar

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

    Learning can be defined as the processing and retention of new information which results in an enduring change in behavior. However, learning takes place within constraints such as preparedness, fixed action pattern behaviors, adaptation and motivation. The learning process may entail associations between neutral and meaningful stimuli, associations between cues and behaviors, and associations between behaviors and their consequences.

    In this webinar, which has been designed at a novice level, we will explore 10 different types of learning – what they are, their characteristics, and some examples of each – and the constraints within which learning takes place

    Learning Objectives

    - Understand the concepts of preparedness, fixed action pattern behaviors, adaptation and motivation.

    Become acquainted with the following types of learning:

    - Superstitious learning

    - Imprinting

    - Learned helplessness

    - Latent learning

    - One-trial learning

    - Social facilitation learning

    - Errorless learning

    - Respondent conditioning

    - Operant conditioning

    - Emotional learning

    About Your Presenter    

    Alexandra Santos

    Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

    She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems”, “Puppy Training: How to housetrain your puppy effectively”, “How to leash train your dog and enjoy walking him”, “O meu cão e eu”, “Cão educado, dono feliz” (published in Portugal), and has also authored and co-authored several scientific articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior.

    Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, as a guest professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people. She has been a presenter at several seminars in Portugal and Brazil on positive reinforcement-based training and regularly presents webinars for the Pet Professional Guild in the USA and Edogtorial in Spain.

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