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Stacy Barnett - Reading Your Dog Series: Breaking Down the Single Hide

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

In order to really understand how to read our dogs, we need to break down and understand the single hide. By watching a dog work a single hide, we remove all of the "noise" that can distract or confuse us. Through the analysis of the single hide search, we can:

  • Learn to better understand our dog's communication
  • Learn more about air flow and the behavior of a hide
  • Determine where our dog's strengths and weaknesses are

All of this knowledge comes together so that we can be more successful in both training and trialing. We can as a result qualify more often and be more effective in our training.

This webinar is the first of a series of three webinars on reading the dog. You can watch them all or pick and choose!

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Megan Foster - Up Your Agility Game: Training Plans

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

No more hitting the agility field without a plan! Take your training to the next level with this workshop. Megan will focus on how she creates a training plan, structures each training session, and uses record keeping to track progress. When creating a training plan, you have to assess your goals alongside your available resources (time, money, & energy). When structuring each training session, you have to focus on the one objective that fits into your overall big picture. And, when record keeping, you will be able to track progress and easily find weak areas that require more attention.

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Helene Lawler - Those Pesky Poisoned Cues: How to spot them, avoid them, and fix them

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

You’ve likely been told, or have heard someone say: “That cue has been poisoned!” But what exactly does this mean? And why should you care? 

I used to think that a Poisoned Cue is simply a cue that my dog has learned to ignore. For example, if we recall our dog while he’s chasing a squirrel and he learns to ignore our recall. Or when we label a cue before a behaviour is perfected, and then we struggle to get the precise behaviour we want for that cue.

But these are examples of a damaged or spoiled cue, not of a Poisoned Cue. A Poisoned Cue has much more serious consequences, and is much harder to correct. 

Specifically, a Poisoned Cue is a cue to which your dog has developed a negative association, and thus finds aversive. Punishing. [Cue scary music]

Yes, it is possible for your well-meaning cue to in fact become punishing to your dog. Yikes!

How do you know if you have a Poisoned Cue? Your dog will tell you!

Consider: You cue your dog to do a behaviour and she respond by being slow, sniffing, scratching, lip licking or displaying other signs of avoidance. Or, conversely, she gets all silly, grabs a toy, runs around, barks or otherwise behaves in an over-stimulated manner. 

Sound familiar? If yes, then you might be dealing with a Poisoned Cue. And the fallout can cause you a lot of grief: Arousal problems, shutting down, quitting, slow performance, and more.

Want to learn how to tell if you have a Poisoned Cue and how to fix it? Join me in this webinar! We will cover: 

  • What Poisoned Cues are and how they happen
  • Why they are so damaging to your training 
  • How to tell if you have poisoned any of your cues
  • Matching Law Hell and why Poisoned Cues are so hard to fix
  • A step-by-step strategy for curing your Poisoned Cues

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Denise Fenzi - Denise Fenzi’s Circle Method for Basic Reactivity and Over Arousal

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

This webinar is a repeat that was originally offered 8/29/2019. Please check your library before making a purchase.

This webinar is intended to provide advice, interventions, and skills for individuals working with reactive or overexcited dogs. “The circle method of Loose Leash Walking” will be used to help the behavior and emotional state of reactive and over-aroused dogs by allowing them to adjust to their environment, reconnect with their handlers, and become more emotionally comfortable in the presence of specific triggers. The method can be used regardless of food interest and does not require elaborate set-ups.

The information presented in this webinar will build upon the foundation webinar, "The Fenzi Method: Cutting Corners to Loose Leash Walking" (often called the Circle method of loose leash walking), and will assume prerequisite knowledge of that material. To help individuals who are not familiar with that webinar it is available for purchase as a webinar recording at this time. Please see the description below.

This webinar assumes professional or amateur trainers who can assimilate the information with a preexisting basic working knowledge of dog behavior, reactivity and over-aroused behavior.

The Fenzi Method: Cutting Corners to Loose Leash Walking webinar is still avaliable for sale on the next screen as a prerequisite for this webinar.

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Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD - Probiotics for Behavioral Health

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

Probiotics are starting to be recommended by veterinarians to help manage behavioral issues in dogs, either as support in addition to behavioral medication or just on their own. Are they actually effective? How could adding bacteria to the GI system affect the brain? How long term must they be given? What changes might you expect, and what diagnoses are they helpful for? Are there side effects? What's the best brand to buy, or can you make your own? Join Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD, a research scientist who specializes in the biology of behavior, for a deep dive into the crazy new findings coming out about probiotics and behavior in dogs.

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Denise Fenzi - Denise Fenzi’s Circle Method: Advanced Techniques for Reactivity, Over Arousal, and Problem Solving

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

This webinar is a repeat that was originally offered 8/29/2019. Please check your library before making a purchase.

This webinar is intended to expand upon the webinars: "The Fenzi Method: Cutting Corners to Loose Leash Walking!” and "Denise Fenzi's Circle Method for Basic Reactivity and Over arousal.” This webinar will provide additional advice, interventions, and problem solving strategies for individuals working with reactive or overexcited dogs who continue to struggle even after application of the basic techniques presented in the prior webinars.

This method is designed to allow dogs to adjust to their environment, reconnect with their handlers, and become more emotionally comfortable in the presence of specific triggers. The method can be used with dogs who are not interested in food when in public, does not require elaborate set-ups, and can also be used as a management technique to get out of uncomfortable situations.

This webinar assumes professional or amateur trainers who can assimilate the information with a preexisting basic working knowledge of dog behavior, reactivity and over-aroused behavior.

The Fenzi Method: Cutting Corners to Loose Leash Walking and Denise Fenzi's Circle Method for Basic Reactivity and Over Arousal webinars are still avaliable for sale on the next screen as a prerequisite for this webinar.

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