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Why Your Reactive Dog Training Isn't Working

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Does your dog lunge and bark at people, other dogs, cars, etc. on walks? Join us for this free webinar and pick up tips to improve your training. 

 

About the speaker

Kelly Lee is the owner and head trainer of Dogkind.  You can read more about her background here

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Recorded Webinars

What To Do When You’ve Tried Everything To Help Your Fearful Dog with Debbie Jacobs

Recorded November 15th 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

During this Q&A style webinar, Debbie Jacobs will answer your questions about how to get “unstuck” with your fearful dog.

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

About the speaker

Debbie Jacobs 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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Behavior Medication: How to tell if your dog needs extra help with Michelle Borchardt

Recorded November 1st 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

This talk focuses on what types of issues are considerations for medications, as well as how to prepare and discuss the subject with your veterinarian for the best results. 

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

About the speaker

Michelle Borchardt is a Registered Veterinary Technician and Animal Trainer for the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Behavior Service. Michelle has trained thousands of animals from dogs and cats, to baboons and tigers. She is a team mate with two Veterinary Behaviorists and a Resident providing assistance to owners and their pets dealing for a wide array of behavioral issues. Michelle is a Certified Fear Free Trainer and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Michelle’s primary goal is to advocate for humane and fear-free methods of animal training. She shares her life with her wife Jessica, and cat Tater, and dog Orbit.

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Understanding Leash Reactivity: What it is, and what to do about it with Melanie Cerone

Recorded June 28th 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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 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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Canine Separation Anxiety Post-COVID: Preparing for your Return to Work with Malena DeMartini

Recorded June 14th 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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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Body Language of “Upset” Dogs with Nickala Squire

Recorded June 7th 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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 include:

  • Body language shown by specific body parts, and putting them together;
  • What should affect our interpretation of body language?
  • What should we do with this information? 
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 South Dakota. Nickala offers services for a variety of behavior goals, but she is most often called upon to help with aggressive or fearful dogs. 
 
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Managing Your Multi-Dog Household with Joan Forry

Recorded May 17th 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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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Help for your Aggressive Dog with Debbie Jacobs

Recorded May 3rd 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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 Jacobs 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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Serious Dog Behavior Problems: What REALLY works? with Jean Donaldson

Recorded April 26th 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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 with Debbie Jacobs

Recorded May 3rd 2020

A fundraiser benefiting the Yolo County SPCA

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 Jacobs 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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