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Deb Jones, PhD - Food For Thought: Common Pitfalls When Using Food Reinforcers

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

Dog trainers who rely primarily on positive reinforcement methods to build and maintain behaviors tend to lean very heavily on the use of food in training. There are good reasons for this. Food tends to be a fairly universal positive reinforcer. It is easy to obtain, control, and deliver. Many dogs will reliably work for food.
There’s another side to the use of food in training though. There are dogs who really don’t “live to eat” and some who even seem to find food aversive. Many trainers use food in a relatively thoughtless and non-contingent manner, and this can lower its overall usefulness.

Some of the food related issues we will discuss in this webinar include:

  • Dog “doesn’t like” food or dog doesn’t consistently work for food
  • Physical issues
  • Emotional issues
  • Dog needs higher and higher value foods (history of increasing value)
  • Increasing levels of food acceptance
  • Sharkiness & other arousal issues
  • Food delivery issues
  • “Poison” food (food predicts stressful events)
  • Too much of a good thing? WHY are you giving that piece of food right now?
  • Valid reasons for using food. Thoughtless reasons for using food.
  • What are my alternatives to food in training?
  • Getting off to a good start: Puppies & food & other reinforcers

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Andrea Harrison - Limiting Beliefs, Including Imposter Syndrome, And What To Do About Them!

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

Do you find yourself feeling stuck or inadequate? Overwhelmed and under impressed by other people in the world around you? Wondering how you can call yourself a dog trainer or a success? How are your innermost beliefs impacting your behavior? You may have never considered this - but the thoughts you carry have impacts on every area of life including the things done for fun. Identify the negativity and take constructive steps to change it! Join Andrea in this fascinating webinar to learn 10 specific strategies to help you overcome the limiting beliefs affecting your performance in training, the ring and life.

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Debbie Torraca - Tools of the Trade: Performance Dog Rehabilitation

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

There are so many wonderful modalities and physical tools to improve a dog's performance, decrease pain and inflammation, and assist with recovery. With all of the tools out there, it is sometimes confusing on what is what. This webinar will describe in a layman's terms the differences between modalities, and what is appropriate for what conditions. Modalities and tools covered will include laser/photobiomodulation, the Assisi Loop and other Assisi products, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), Back on track and other products.

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Michael Shikashio - Dogs That Guard Their Owners

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

Dog aggression expert, Michael Shikashio CDBC, will explore why dogs may display aggressive behavior when they are near their owner and another dog or human approaches. Mike will discuss how to determine if a dog is truly guarding their person or if there is actually another reason for their behavior. He will also dive into the behavior change techniques that can be used to modify this type of aggression!

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

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

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 - specific effects we want to see, and how they can complement a behavior modification plan
  • Different classes of drugs and how they work
  • Deciding how long to use meds and if/when to wean off
  • Natural supplements and calming aids

Can be taken on its own, or as a lead-in to Part 2 (scheduled for Feb 6 at 3pm PT) for those who want ALL THE DETAILS!

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Debbie Torraca - Build a Booty!

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

The rear end is an important functioning part of the dog, and strength in the rear (or the booty) is essential for movement, activity and sports. A strong rear allows a dog to jump, propel forward, stabilize the rear, and function. Rear end strength is important for all dogs - from young dogs to seniors. Dogs tend to place 30 to 40% of their weight on the hindlimb and the remainder of their weight on the forelimbs in a stance. When moving up stairs or jumping, the weight increases significantly. This webinar will cover exercises for the hindlimb (aka booty!) for dogs of all ages and sizes.

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