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Jennifer Summerfield, DVM - Intro To Behavior Medications: What Are They, And How Can They Help?

Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Do you have a dog with behavior issues, or work with client dogs who do? If so, join us for a fun and informative discussion! You may already know how to address issues like anxiety, reactivity, or aggression from a training standpoint, but many dog owners and trainers are unsure about how medication might fit into the picture.

This webinar will provide an overview of the most common medications used to treat behavior problems in dogs. Our focus will be on practical, “real-world” information including:

  • How to know if your dog might benefit from medication
  • Goals of using meds in behavior cases
  • Different classes of drugs and how they work
  • Natural supplements and calming aids

Can be taken on its own, or as a lead-in to Part 2 for those who want ALL THE DETAILS!

Note: This webinar is back by popular demand. Please check your webinar library before purchasing.

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Jennifer Summerfield, DVM - Behavior Medications, Part 2: Beyond The Basics

Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

In this webinar, we will build on the information presented in “Intro to Behavior Medications” to take your knowledge to the next level. Delve into the nitty-gritty details of behavioral pharmacology as it relates to the following:

  • Factors that influence medication choices for aggression, anxiety, etc. – which drug is best for different situations?
  • Combination therapy (using multiple meds together)
  • Case studies and examples for discussion

We will also discuss specific considerations for performance dogs, including the impact of behavior meds on learning and memory, and possible ethical questions that may arise when deciding whether or not to medicate a dog who is actively showing and competing.

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Sara Brueske - Fast and Furious Whistle Recalls

Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2024
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Recalls are one of the most important behaviors that you can teach your dog, the benefits in the real world are invaluable. However, often we are combating the distractions around us when we are training this behavior. One of the best ways to train a recall by treating it like a performance behavior in which we value speed, enthusiasm and fun as well as a habitual response to the recall cue. In this class, we will specifically be focusing on a whistle as our recall cue as this is the best noise to use at a distance and to cut through other distracting noises.

We will be discussing various recall games to play, how to know when your recall is ready to level up and how to increase the speed of your dog's response. Join us to learn how to create an immediate response with your recall and to teach your dog to love their recall!

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Stacy Barnett - The Sweet Spot: Building Momentum in Confidence and Motivation in Nosework

Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2024
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Does your dog have a Confidence issue or a Motivation issue? It's a tougher question than it sounds because so often dogs have a combination of the two and it can be hard to crack the code to build them up. It doesn't have to be though! When we train these very special dogs in a way that builds them up, they develop more independence, more resilience, more "go", and a whole lot more JOY.

These dogs require patience, empathy, and a bit of creativity... there are no "quick fixes" but there IS a formula... in this webinar we will explore that formula and learn how to find the "Sweet Spot" where Confidence and Motivation start building momentum... confidence builds motivation and motivation builds confidence!

My inspiration for this webinar is my 13 year old Miniature American Shepherd named Why, who recently earned his Elite Champion in NACSW. Our journey in building his confidence and motivation is a decade long... he taught me what works... and what doesn't... Why went from a dog too nervous to even eat in a class situation and who could barely search 3 boxes in his own front yard, to winning his final Elite search.

Training a sensitive dog is full of ups and downs... my wish for all of you is to have way more ups than downs but to also understand the journey. When you understand the journey and you have a formula to help guide you, it makes the journey a little bit easier!

Join me to find that Confidence and Motivation Momentum Sweet Spot!

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No Webinars July 4th, 2024

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Sharon Carroll - Why is My Dog “Ignoring” My Cue?

Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2024
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

We’ve all experienced that moment where we deliver a cue, and our dog just doesn’t respond. It could be in a training session at home, it could be when we are asking our dog to demonstrate their new trick to a friend, it could be in a class setting, or it could be in the middle of a competition run.

It is common to hear people say that if a dog doesn’t respond to a cue, then they “didn’t understand”, but sometimes we are sure that our dog does know what the cue means. At other times we hear people say that their dog is “blowing them off” (i.e. that their dog does know what the cue means, but their dog is actively choosing to ignore the person / cue), but is this really a common reason for a dog to “ignore” a handler’s cue?

In this webinar we discuss the myriad of reasons why our dog may not respond to our first cue when cued to perform a behavior, including; lack of understanding, enjoying an alternative behavior, lack of adequate motivation, arousal in excess of optimal levels, physical discomfort (present or anticipated), mental / emotional discomfort (present or anticipated), fatigue (physical / mental), and situations when the behavior is perceived as too “high effort”.

Obviously understanding why our dog is not rapidly and accurately responding to our first cue to perform a behavior is crucial to resolving the issue, hence in this webinar we discuss all the potential reasons in detail. We also discuss strategies for ensuring that our dog does respond to our first cue on each occasion.

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Bronagh Daly - Puppy, Set, Go! Essential Puppy Skills for Agility

Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2024
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Calling all agility puppies! In this webinar, we will go over essential skills that will help you build that strong foundation that you need for your puppy's successful agility career.

We will cover topics ranging from forward focus to balancing handler and obstacle focus to handling basics to confidence building. This webinar will be appropriate for puppies of all ages with adaptations for both younger and more experienced puppies. Minimal equipment needed and all exercises can be modified to fit a variety of spaces!

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