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 Suzanne Clothier - From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018  
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.
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Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you’re not alone. More than a few puppy class stars have gone on to be champion buttheads as teenagers!

For many dog owners, adolescent canines are problematic. Many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly, and simply maddening in some ways. While puzzling to many owners, this is a natural but poorly understood stage of development.

The Relationship Centered Training (RCT) approach focuses on the teenage brain's response to risks, rewards and relationship, and on 3 areas of the teenage dog’s life:

  • Relationship with handler - cooperation as a lifestyle, handler's role as guide for the dog, explicit permission, "even though" expectations
  • Social life (other people, dogs & animals)
  • Life skills (self control, basic manners, coping skills)
  • Understand your adolescent dog better and enjoy helping him grow into a wonderful adult dog, the kind that makes people say, “Oh, I wish I had a dog just like that!” while you smile and wonder if they knew him as a teenager.

Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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 Linda Case - Canine Athlete or Couch Potato? - Feeding Dogs to Meet their Exercise Needs

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018  
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.
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This webinar begins with an examination of the prevalence of canine obesity, its associated health problems, and the importance of both diet and exercise in keeping dogs fit and healthy. 

We then review several types of dog sports and activities, including forms of exercise that owners participate in with their dogs. This section of the seminar includes an examination of the ways that exercise duration, intensity, and frequency impact a dog’s metabolism and nutrient needs along with comparisons of the differences between endurance and sprint activities. Specific feeding management for dogs with different activity levels and lifestyles will also be discussed. 

In the second half of the webinar, we examine a variety of dog foods that are formulated and marketed as weight management diets and as performance diets. Attendees will learn to identify nutrient matrices that best match a dog’s activity level and/or weight management needs and to compare and contrast commercial performance diets and diets designed to manage weight. 

Specific ingredients, nutrients and nutraceuticals that are promoted for aiding weight loss, cognitive performance, and athletic performance in dogs are examined in detail. Attendees will complete the webinar with a deeper understanding of the importance of nutrition and feeding management in maintaining a dog’s optimal weight and condition and how to select a food that best fits the needs of the canine athlete, weekend warrior, or couch potato.

Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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No Webinar for the Week of Thanksgiving!


Amy Cook - Conquering Noise Sensitivity

Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018  
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

Working with noise sensitivity means making new associations (yay!) to replace old ones (ack!), and that means it requires really good technique! In this webinar you'll learn exactly how to teach the treat party and connect it to safe sounds, and why you want to work all parameters first before tackling anything scary! Whether you deal with the issue in your house with your dog barking at the sounds outside, or thunderstorms and fireworks, this webinar can help.

Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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  Hannah Branigan - Fancy Fold-Back Downs

Date: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018  
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

What is the difference between a dog that just lies down and one that drops with such speed and flash that it takes your breath away? 

Teaching a clean fold-back down is one of my favorite projects and I can get very excited about it. I know what you’re thinking... what could possibly be exciting about a dog just lying down? But really, a sharp, clean Drop on Recall is a thing of beauty. The dog flying toward the owner, the instant reaction to the cue, the sudden stop of momentum, and the dog hits the deck. Beautiful. sigh 

So what makes some drops so sharp and pretty, and others are a drawn out process… which may still get the job done, with or without point deductions, but just aren’t inspiring? It turns out the way the dog drops matters. And we can trace the difference in mechanics all the way back to the basic stationary down-from-a-stand. So many layers! SO EXCITING!! 

In this webinar, we will discuss what makes a great fold-back down so great, as well as how to teach the ideal mechanics to build that fancy fold-back, and tips and tricks for getting the fastest, cleanest response with joy and enthusiasm.

Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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Denise Fenzi - Developing a Confident Team: Re-Defining Leadership for Dog Sports and Life 

Date: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018  
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

Are you a leader? Leaders know when to provide a “sure path” to success for their dogs and do not allow them to flounder in uncertainty or emotional distress. Leaders are engaged with their dog’s well being; sincerely praising good choices and intervening quickly when bad choices are highly likely! Developing your skills of leadership will improve your training, carry over into competition, and gives your dog direction in the face of emotional distress. Leadership will give your dog confidence in you, which in turn allows them to develop confidence in themselves. Best of all, you can learn to be a leader!

This webinar will give you concrete advice for developing your leadership skills.

Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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Nancy Tucker - How Should I Say This? Handle Sticky Situations with Clients in Writing — With Confidence! 

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018  
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

Communicating in writing can be tricky, and things can quickly snowball into sticky situations that are stressful and not always good for business.

This webinar will provide you with skills, templates, and scripts that will allow you to communicate effectively, concisely, and with confidence. When things get heated and the stress is on, you’ll know exactly how to respond – and help your business in the process.

Easily handle uncomfortable issues with a professional tone: 

  • How do I get an evasive client to settle his bill?

  • How do I establish boundaries with a client who calls or texts me several times a day? 

  • How do I handle an irrationally dissatisfied client who’s demanding a refund they’re not entitled to?

  • How can I make my cancellation policy sound firm, but kind?

  • Business writing is a skill, and communicating in writing in an emotionally-laced industry like ours is a specialized skill.  


No more:

  • Stressing over having to deal with confrontation with a client in writing

  • Feeling guilty about the policies you want to establish for your business. 


Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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Deb Jones - All About Nails 

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018  
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

When you ask people what grooming procedure they are having the most difficulty with the answer is always a resounding “NAILS!” It seems that many dogs really really really dislike having their nails trimmed. Maybe your puppy came to you with very sensitive toes. Or maybe you just didn’t think much about it, and then one day discovered that you were having a wrestling match trying to get this task accomplished. Possibly you’ve been avoiding this task and now your dog’s nails have become claws. Maybe he developed an aversion to foot handling and nail trims little by little over time, or maybe one bad experience stuck in his mind. No matter how or why the issue developed, there is always hope.

The good news is that you can change your dog’s attitude about having his nails done! It’s not always a quick or simple process, but things can definitely improve with effective and consistent effort on your part. Deb can help you avoid common problems and pitfalls throughout the process. 

In this webinar Deb will present an overview of the most effective methods for helping your dog enjoy, or at least tolerate, his pawdicure! All techniques are based on classical conditioning and positive reinforcement, of course! 

Note: A recorded version will be made available in your webinar library within 24-72 hours after the live presentation.   For more information on your library please view our FAQ.

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