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Debbie Torraca - At What Point are Things Too Much with Canine Fitness

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

This webinar will look at the benefits and potential safety hazards of canine fitness. We will focus on safety, benefit, the what to dos, and the what not to dos!

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Andrea Harrison - Making it Work: Taking your FDSA library to a whole new level!

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

Join Andrea to learn specific relevant strategies for planning, motivation and organizing to set yourself up for success when working through a class at the bronze level, or by using your library better when you don't have a class to follow or participate in. While the focus of this webinar is FDSA classes there is relevance to any matter you need to be self-motivated and engaged.

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John McGuigan - Human Movement for Dog Training

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

As dog trainers, how we move, when we move, why we move and the quality of these movements is so important! By concentrating on our movement we can make massive improvements when working with dogs who pull on leash, show aggressive and over-aroused behaviors to other dogs, and who find it hard to engage with us when outside and the world is calling.

There are two sides to the dog-human team. Much (if not most) of the education out there concentrates on what the dog is doing but that is not enough. If we want our dog to be aware of our movements then we need to start by training ourselves. This webinar will teach you how to do that so that you can see immediate improvements in your dog’s behavior.

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Stacy Barnett - Creating a Thinking Nosework Dog through Search Setups Part 1

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

In Nosework, the hides do the training. Placement and understanding the dog's thought processes should determine how you set your hides. In this webinar, we will help to expand your approach to setting hides that will build your skills. A hide is not a hide is not a hide! Either you are building skills or you aren't... which are you doing? Are you helping to sculpt your dog's search behavior or following along for the ride? Are you helping your dog to think differently or is your dog settled in his ways? We will talk about all of these topics and give you ideas for building your dog's skills in a way that stretches your dog, and in a way that respects who your dog is as an individual.

In Part 1 of this 2 part series, we will talk about dogs as cognitive creatures and how we can use problem solving to help our dogs build their ability to search out hides. Part 1 will cover the first two problem solving scenarios: Using Assumptions / Memory & Tricking the Eyes.

Memory is incredibly important strength in the Nosework dog. With memory, the dog understands context and gets clues as to where to focus the search in order to find a scent cone or the dog may use memory to know what hides have already been found. This strength can also work against the dog and increase your chance of a fringe alert! The key is in rebalancing the dog.

Memory (and hunting!) entails using both visual and olfactory cues. Both are critical, but when the dog is out of balance, it’s easy for the dog to draw incorrect conclusions. If your dog has a hard time working all the way to source, this could be your issue!

Note: Part 2 of this series will happen on Nov. 21, 2019 at 6pm PT. While it is helpful to take both webinars in this series, it is not required; both webinars are created to stand alone as well.

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Deb Jones, PhD - Consent at the Vet: Yes? No? Maybe?

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

Consent in dog training is a pretty hot topic these days. What is consent and how do we know when our dogs are offering it? How can we strike a balance between respecting our dog’s desires and preferences while also making sure that they have the care they need?
In this webinar we will explore the concepts of consent, cooperation, and tolerance combined with visits to the veterinarian’s office and common office procedures.

Some of the many questions we will discuss include:

  • How do you recognize the signs of consent?
  • What behaviors can you train to help your dog communicate consent to you?
  • What should you do in emergency situations when a procedure is simply not going to be optional?
  • How do you handle unpleasant situations and the fallout after the fact?
  • What do you do if you are starting from a place of fear and resistance?
  • Is it even possible to make a significant difference for an already stressed dog?
  • How should you approach training for routine vet visits?

We will consider all these questions, and more! Join me for a thoughtful review of the general ideas and concepts, along with some specific suggestions for training steps and problem solving common issues during vet visits.

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Stacy Barnett - Creating a Thinking Nosework Dog through Search Setups Part 2

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 - Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time. 

In Nosework, the hides do the training. Placement and understanding the dog's thought processes should determine how you set your hides. In this webinar, we will help to expand your approach to setting hides that will build your skills. A hide is not a hide is not a hide! Either you are building skills or you aren't... which are you doing? Are you helping to sculpt your dog's search behavior or following along for the ride? Are you helping your dog to think differently or is your dog settled in his ways? We will talk about all of these topics and give you ideas for building your dog's skills in a way that stretches your dog, and in a way that respects who your dog is as an individual.

In Part 2 of this 2 part series, we continue to build our dog’s problem solving skills. In this part, we transition to covering the dog’s ability to work the search area in 3 dimensions. Part 2 will cover the second two problem solving scenarios: Using Geometry & Spatial Problem Solving.

A part of cognitive learning is understanding and applying patterns. We can utilize geometry and hide placement in order to mold and shape the dog’s search approach. If your dog needs to be more methodical, look here! Ideally, we utilize hide placement rather than handler intervention to encourage a logical approach to searching.

Spatial Problem Solving is all about toggling between eyes and nose in order to assess and react to the environment in order to find the hide more quickly. As our searches get more complicated, the more the dog is challenged to work out spatial problems. Can your dog work around objects to find source? When the dog initiates the spatial problem solving, the result is a faster, cleaner find and more joy on the dog’s part for solving the puzzle!

Note: Part 2 of this series will happen on Nov. 21, 2019 at 6pm PT. While it is helpful to take both webinars in this series, it is not required; both webinars are created to stand alone as well.

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