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Upcoming live webinars

  • Sunday, June 7th at 3 pm Pacific time.
    Body Language of "Upset" Dogs
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Nickala Squire
    with Nickala Squire

    Seminar information This webinar will provide a more in depth look at the body language our dogs show us when they're feeling fear, anxiety and/or stress. Topics covered will include:
    • What do different parts of the dog's body tell us?
    • What could or should affect our interpretations of dog body language?
    • Once we know what the dog is saying, what should we do?

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker:Nickala Squire, CTC is a Fear Free certified trainer. She is the sole owner and trainer of Carefree Canine in North Dakota. Nickala offers services for a variety of behavior goals, however is most commonly called upon to help with aggressive or fearful dogs.

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  • Sunday, June 14th at 3 pm Pacific time.
    Canine Separation Anxiety Post-COVID: Preparing for your Return to Work
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Malena DeMartini
    with Malena DeMartini

    Seminar information Separation anxiety has been high on the list of concerns for dogs as we start to approach returning to work and removing the sheltering in place orders. In this webinar we’ll talk about some of the basics of separation anxiety and some of the recommended training techniques that can be done to optimize dogs for alone time success. Think separation anxiety is a losing proposition? Think again!

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker:Malena DeMartini, CTC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs and her recent online course for guardians called Mission: POSSIBLE has proven to be an invaluable resource in the industry. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification program for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills. Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods and is in the process of having her second book published.

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  • Sunday, June 28th at 3 pm Pacific time.
    Understanding Leash Reactivity: What it is, and what to do about it
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Melanie Cerone
    with Melanie Cerone

    Seminar information Does your dog launch into a lunging, barking, snarling, snapping frenzy at the sight of another dog while on leash walks? Have you ever wondered why your perfectly wonderful dog transforms into Cujo at the sight of a squirrel or a bicyclist? If so, this webinar’s for you! Topics covered will include:
    • What is leash reactivity?
    • Why does my dog behave like that?
    • What are my dog’s triggers?
    • How do I set my dog up for success?
    • What can I do to change my dog’s behavior?

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker:Melanie Cerone, Ph.D, CPDT-KA is a licensed psychologist and certified professional dog trainer. She operates a successful private practice in canine behavior consulting specializing in aggression issues. Formally trained in behavioral science, Melanie offers a safe, effective, evidence-based pathway for creating positive change for her clients and their dogs.

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Recorded webinars

  • Recorded May 24th 2020.
    Canine Communication: How to Speak Dog
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Tabitha Kucera
    with Tabitha Kucera

    Seminar information With each bark, growl, and wagging tail, dogs are communicating with us. Topics covered in this webinar include:
    • How dogs communicate
    • Canine vocalizations
    • How to use communication to help your dog
    • How scents affect dog behavior

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker:Tabitha Kucera RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP is a level 3 Fear Free and Low Stress Handling Certified Registered Veterinary Technician, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She is a Fear Free certified speaker, serves as the co-chair of Pet Professional Guild’s Cat Committee, is the president of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, and she serves on the board of The Together Initiative for Ohio’s Community Cats.

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  • Recorded May 17th 2020
    Managing Your Multi-Dog Household
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Joan Forry
    with Joan Forry

    Seminar information During this webinar Joan discusses how to keep the peace in your multi-dog household. Topics include:
    • What is "management"?
    • Adding a new dog to your household
    • Managing your dogs’ resources
    • What to do when there are bumps in the road

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker: Joan Forry, Ph.D., CPDT-KA, CTC is a certified professional dog trainer. She owns and operates a private training business, The Dog Abides, LLC. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, six dogs, one cat, and one rabbit.

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  • Recorded May 3rd 2020.
    Help for your Aggressive Dog
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Debbie Jacobs
    with Debbie Jacobs

    Seminar information During this webinar Debbie discusses how to help your reactive or aggressive dog. This presentation is appropriate for owners, trainers, foster homes, vets, techs, groomers, shelter staff, kennel staff and rescue groups. Topics include:
    • What is aggression?
    • How to decrease your dog's aggression toward strangers or other dogs
    • Common mistakes to avoid that could make your dog's aggression worse
    • How to get the help you need from a qualified professional

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker: Debbie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Registered Behavior Technician working with children with autism. She is well known for her work with fear based behaviors in dogs and providing evidence-based resources for owners and trainers looking to help this population of dogs.

    Working across species she has first hand experience about the gaps dog trainers have in regard to the science their training is based on, the same science used to teach skills to humans, even those with cognitive differences and challenges. She has studied and trained with Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, & Susan Friedman.

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  • Recorded April 26 2020
    Serious Dog Behavior Problems: What REALLY works?
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Jean Donaldson
    with Jean Donaldson

    Seminar information Topics covered in this webinar include:
    • Which dog behavior problems are most serious?
    • What are the best training methods for minor and significant behavior problems?
    • Pros and cons of different training approaches
    • What is the outlook for dogs with serious behavior challenges?

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker: Jean Donaldson is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy has trained and certified over 800 trainers in evidence-based dog behavior, training, teaching and behavior counseling since 1999.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award, and her books include The Culture Clash, Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker, and Train Like a Pro.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

    Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

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  • Building Confidence in your Fearful Dog
    A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

    Debbie Jacobs
    with Debbie Jacobs

    Seminar information During this webinar Debbie covers what you need to know to work with dogs struggling with fear/anxiety-based behavior challenges. This presentation is appropriate for owners, trainers, foster homes, vets, techs, groomers, shelter staff, kennel staff and rescue groups. Topics include:
    • What fear looks like.
    • How fear impacts learning.
    • Common myths & misunderstandings.
    • How to handle a fearful dog.
    • How to make your home a safe haven for your fearful dog.
    • Learning concepts & training techniques.
    • Games & activities for fearful dogs.
    • Special focus on working with dogs with few to no social skills for interacting with people.

    The webinar and Q&A is 1.5 hours in total.

    About the speaker: Debbie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Registered Behavior Technician working with children with autism. She is well known for her work with fear based behaviors in dogs and providing evidence-based resources for owners and trainers looking to help this population of dogs.

    Working across species she has first hand experience about the gaps dog trainers have in regard to the science their training is based on, the same science used to teach skills to humans, even those with cognitive differences and challenges. She has studied and trained with Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, & Susan Friedman.

    Purchase the recording