2022 Continuing Education 

 

January

  1. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Dogs That Bite When Handled or Pet (1 hour)
    2. Dog to Dog Resource Guarding (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Helen St. Pierre- Kids and Dogs (1.5 hour)
    2. Marge Rodgers & Eileen Anderson- Puppies & Aggression   (1.5 hour) 
  3. Webinar: Play Way! For Reactive and Aggression Challenges- Dr. Amy Cook (1.5 hours)
  4. Webinar: “Beneath the Bite”- Recognizing Underlying Emotions in Aggression Cases- Micheal Shikashio (1.25 hours) 
  5. The Dog Behavior Conference “Kindness is Essential, Not Optional”: Virtual Conference
    1. Malena DeMartini- Preparing Puppies for Future Alone Time (1.5 hours)
    2. Sam Turner- What Do Puppies Need? (1.5 hours)

February

  1. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. When Threshold is Difficult to Control (1 hour)
    2. Stranger Danger Cases (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Bobbie Bhambree- Veterinary Behavior Team Collaborations (1.5 hour)
    2. Eileen Koval- R+ Snake Avoidance  (1.5 hour) 
  3. The Dog Behavior Conference “Kindness is Essential, Not Optional”: Virtual Conference
    1. Eileen Catherine Koval- Off Leash Boundaries & Snake Avoidance (.75 hour)
    2. Miranda Wimbush- Bringing Kindness to the Human End of the Leash (.50 hour)
    3. Jade Fountain- Asking For Consent: How Do We Ask Dogs? (1 hour)
    4. Renee Rhoades- Force Free Behavior Modification for Reactivity (.75 hours)
    5. Andrew Hale- The Emotional Experience of Both Owner & Their Dog (.75 hours)
    6. Jean Donaldson- Flyball Fun! (.75 hours) 
    7. Michelle Stern- Parenting Gentle Dogs & Kids (1 hour)
    8. Jules Morgan & Helen Phillips- Ethical Gundog Training Solutions (1 hour)
    9. Laura Donaldson- From the “T” word to the “L” word: Shifting the Emphasis from Dog “Training” to Interspecies Learning (.75 hours)
    10. Claudine Prud’homme- Resource Guarding in Dogs (.50 hours)
    11. Irith Bloom- Dogs Who Don’t Seem to Have an Off-Switch: Tips for Dogs Who Just Won’t Stop or Seem Easily Frustrated (1 hour)
    12. Taylor Barconey & Jiovany Alcaide- Simple and Clever Solutions For Annoying At Home Problems (.75 hours)
    13. Eduardo Fernandez- The Science of Enriching the Lives of Animals (.75 hours)
    14. Janet Finlay- Fit Your Own Oxygen Mask: How You Can Help Your Dog By Helping Yourself First! (.75 hours)
    15. Holly Tett- How to Get Others On Board with Your Training Methodology (.75 hours) (.75 hours)
    16. Sarah Stremming- Balance is a Verb (.75 hours)
    17. Nikki Trudge & Louise Stapleton-Frappell- Running with Your Bestie (.75 hours)
    18. Kim Brophey- The 21st Century “Pet” (.75 hours)
    19. Simone Mueller- Harnessing Predatory Behavior in Dogs (.75 hours)
    20. Michael Shikashio- Inner-Dog Aggression 
    21. Judy Luther- How your Relationship with Your Dog Effects Behavior
    22. Matt Donovan- Opportunity vs. Expectation
    23. Matt Beisner- Protecting a Dog’s Process
    24. Karolina Westlund- Start Buttons
    25. Holly Tett- How You Can Stop Shouting at Your Dog

March

  1. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Owner Directed Aggression (1 hour)
    2. Aggression On-Leash (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Michael Baugh- Consulting and Aggression (1.5 hour)
    2. Dr. Moira Hechenleitner- Separation Anxiety and Aggression  (1.5 hour)

 

 

2021 Continuing Education 

January

  1. Group mentor sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Dogs That Bite As You Leave (1 hour)
    2. Child Directed Aggression (1 hour)
  2. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Setting Up For Success
    1. Goal Setting (1 hour)
    2. Mastering Your Schedule (1 hour)
    3. Just Say “No” Part 1 (1 hour)
    4. Get It Done Session
    5. Bonus: Facebook Ads (1 hour)

February

  1. Group mentor sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Dogs That Bite As You Leave (1 hour)
    2. Child Directed Aggression (1 hour)
  2. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Know Your Clients
    1. Right Message, Right Clients (1 hour)
    2. Message Basics (1 hour)
    3. Bonus Session: Just Say “No” Part 2 (1 hour)
    4. Hot Seat! (1 hour)
    5. Using Your Message (1 hour)
  3. Facebook Live: Talking to Clients About Behavioral Euthanasia
    1. Hosts: Michael Shikashio, Trish McMillan, Sue Alexander (1 hour)

March 

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Service Structure
    1. Structuring Services For Success  (1 hour)
    2. Coaching (1 hour)
    3. Day Training & Board and Train (1 hour)
    4. Classes (1 hour)
    5. Bonus Session: Memberships (1 hour)
  2. dog*biz University class: FB and IG Ads: The Ultimate Guide For Businesses
    1. Module 1: Defining Your Goals (.75 hour)
      1. Live Work Session (1 hour)
    2. Module 2: Mapping Out Campaign & Offers (1.25 hours)
      1. Live Work Session (1 hour)
    3. Module 3: Targeting & Campaign Structure (1.25 hours)
      1. Live Work Session (1 hour)
    4. Module 4: Ad Copy & Creative (1.5 hours)
      1. Live Work Session (1 hour)

April

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Crafting Powerful Packages
    1. Package Basics & Building Blocks (1 hour)
    2. Crafting Powerful Packages (1 hour)
    3. Package Hot Seats (1 hour)
    4. Bonus Session: Shared On-Line Documents Malena DeMartini(1 hour)
    5. Get it Done! (2 hour)
  2. dog*biz University class: FB and IG Ads: The Ultimate Guide For Businesses
    1. Module 5: Putting It All Together (1.75 hour)
      1. Live Work Session (1 hour)
    2. Module 6: Troubleshooting & Parting Tips (1 hour)
      1. Live Work Session (1 hour)
  3. PPG Virtual Summit:
    1. Mindful Animal Care and Training Dr. Vanessa Rohlf (1 hour)
    2. Get Your Emails Out of the Doghouse: Reaching Your Customers and Creating Value – Dr. Katie Howie (1 hour)
    3. Create and Send Your First Email Campaign in 15 Minutes or Less – Tracey Lee (1 hour)
    4. Self-Care: The PRIME Framework – Angie Arora (1 hour)
    5. Taking Advantage of Affiliate and Ambassador Programs for your Profit and Exposure – Alisha Navarro (.5 hour)
    6. Stimulate New Revenue Streams – Debra Millikan & Niki Tudge 
    7. Enjoy More Success with Your Virtual or Live Training Programs by Implementing Motivational Interviewing and Commitment Strategies – Niki Tudge 
    8. Panel Discussion – Coleen Ellis, Gina Phairas, Niki Tudge and Dr. Robert King 
    9. Our Bold New Frontier: Are You On Board? (Part One) – Gina Phairas and Veronica Boutelle 
    10. Building Better Business Acumen (Whatever that is) – Dr. Robert King 
    11. “How Should I Say This?” Handle Sticky Situations with Clients in Writing – with Confidence!Nancy Tucker 
    12. Getting Started with Instagram – Tracey Lee 
    13. Get Your Business Online – Tracey Lee 
    14. Coloring Outside the Lines – Coleen Ellis
    15. Panel Discussion –Veronica Boutelle, Niki Tudge and Tracey Lee 
    16. Our Bold New Frontier: Are You On Board? (Part Two) – Gina Phairas and Veronica Boutelle 
  4. PPG Webinar: The Science Behind Counter Conditioning. Presented by Dr. Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB
  5. Webinar: Treat-Retreat with Suzanne Clothier (2 hours)

May

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Confident, Strategic Rate Setting
    1. Setting Strategic Rates (1 hour)
    2. Thrive! Hub Tour (1 hour)
    3. Pricing Your Packages (1 hour)
    4. Raising Your Rates (1 hour) 
    5. Bonus Session: Fighting Imposter Syndrome with Colleen Pellar (2 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Dog to Cat Aggression (1.5 hour)
    2. Barrier Aggression (1 hour) 
  3. PPG Webinar: Stop Coaching, Start Training with Veronica Boutelle (2 hour)
  4. The Bitey End of the Dog- Aggression in Dogs Podcast by Michael Shikashio
    1. Jennifer Shryock B.A., CDBC- Founder Family Paws Education (1 hour)
    2. Dr. E’lise Christensen DVM, DACVB- Behavior Vets (1 hour)

June

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Website; Your Most Important Sales Tool
    1. Website Wisdom & Quick Wins (1 hour)
    2. Successful Structure (1 hour)
    3. Rocking Your Service Pages (1 hour) 
    4. Bonus Session: Simplifying SEO with Judy Taylor (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. 0-60 dogs When SEC is hard to control (1 hour)
    2. Dogs that Bite as You Leave  (1 hour) 
  3. The Bitey End of the Dog- Aggression in Dogs Podcast by Michael Shikashio
    1. Simon Gadbois PhD, Science of Behavior (1 hour)
    2. Janet Cutler Ph.D. CAAB- Aggression in Puppies (1 hour)
    3. Trish McMillian MSc, CDBC- Dog Training and the Shelter World (1 hour)
    4. Kathy Sdao M.A.- Applied Behavior Analysis and its Application in Aggression Cases (1 hour)

July

  1.  dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: The Client Journey 
    1. Prepping for Your Client Journey (1 hour)
    2. Mapping Your Client Journey (1 hour)
    3. Directing Clients to Your Services (1 hour) 
    4. Keeping Clients From Getting Lost Along the Way (1 hour)
    5. Bonus Session: How to Hold Q&As, Office Hours, Chats, etc. (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Child Directed Aggression (1 hour)
    2. Dogs that Bite When Handled or Pet  (1 hour) 

August 

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Do it! Experiment Month 
    1. Title Goes Here (1 hour)
    2. Facing Your Frogs (1 hour)
    3. Get it Done! (1.5 hours) 
    4. Get it Done! (1.5 hours)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Dog-to-Dog Resource Guarding (1 hour)
    2. When Threshold is Difficult to Control  (1 hour) 
    3. Stranger Danger Cases (1 hour)
  3. The Bitey End of the Dog- Aggression in Dogs Podcast by Michael Shikashio
    1. Suzanne Clothier- Relationship Centered Training Approach (1 hour)
  4. Webinar: KONG Education- Aggression in Dogs Master Course Students 
    1. Ana Verissimo (1 hour)
  5. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Leslie McDevitt (1 hour)
    2. Laura Monaco Torelli CPDT-KA  (1.5 hour) 

September

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Getting the Client (Smooth Sales & Onboarding)  
    1. Smoothing Out Onboarding and Sales (1 hour)
    2. First Contact (Handling Inquiries) (1 hour)
    3. Conquering Initial Consults (1 hour)
    4. Phone and IC Role Plays (1 hour) 
    5. Wrangling Your Wait List (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Owner Directed Aggression (1 hour)
    2. Aggression on Leash  (1 hour) 
  3. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Anthony DeMartini- Park it” with Case Studies (1 hour)
    2. Trish McMillan M.S., CDBC, CPDT-KA, ACCBC- All Things Shelter Behavior  (1.5 hours)

October

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: The Client Experience, Part 1- Compliance  
    1. Setting Up for Success (1 hour)
    2. What to Say and How to Say it (1 hour)
    3. When Things Go Sideways (1 hour)
    4. Compassion Fatigue with guest Colleen Pelar (1.5 hours) 
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Guarding the Owner (1 hour)
    2. Dog-to-Cat Aggression  (1 hour) 
  3. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Eddie Fernandez- ABA at it’s Finest! (1 hour)
    2. Dr. Melanie Cerone- The Human Side of Aggression Cases 
    3. Dr. Amy Cook- Play Way Training for Reactive Dogs (1 hour)
    4. Lauren Novack- Constructional Aggression Treatment (1 hour) 
  4. Aggression in Dogs Virtual Conference: Expanding Possibilities for Dogs with Aggression
    1. The Evolution of Aggression: Where We Have Been and Where are We Going- Michael Shikashio CDBC (1.25 hours)
    2. Medication Use for Aggression Cases: Applications and Considerations- Chris Pachel DVM, DACVB, CABC (1.5 hours)
    3. Turning Triggers into Behavioral Cues- Kathy Sdao MA (1.5 hours)
    4. Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: A Case Study in Reactivity- Denise Fenzi (1.25 hours)
    5. Lounge Chat with Speakers (.75 hours)
    6. Lessons Learned from Former Fighting Dogs- Victoria Cussen Ph.D, CAAB (1.5 hours)
    7. Sitting in the U-Bend: Talking about Behavioral Euthanasia- Trish McMillan M.S., CDBC, CPDT-KA, ACCBC (1.5 hours)
    8. But My Dog isn’t Food-Motivated- Kathy Sdao M.A.(1.5 hours)
    9. Treating Aggression Through an Enrichment Framework Allie Bender CDBC, CPDT-KA, SBA & Emily Strong CDBC, SBA (1.75 hours)
    10. Have You Been Following the Changes in BAT for Socialization & Resilience?- Grisha Stewart (1.5 hours)
    11. When People Attack: Defensive Handling Skills for Humans- Melanie Cerone Ph.D, BCBA, CPDT-KA ( 1.5 hours)
    12. Is Your Aggressive Dog Painful?- Debbie Gross Torraca DPT, MSPT, CCRP, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Emeritus (1.5 hours)
    13. Working Through Challenges with Training and Behavior Management of Day to Day and Veterinary Care Behaviors- Chirag Patel BSc, PGCert, CPBC, DipCABT (1.25 hours)
    14. Lounge Chat with Speakers Advances in Aggression- A chat with the speakers about where they see the industry headed, and developments they are excited about! (1 hour)
  5. Webinar: Our Dog Bit Our Toddler! HELP!
    1. Jennifer Shryock B.A., CDBC (1.5 hours)

November

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: The Client Experience, Part 2- Real-Life Success 
    1. Coaching & Curriculum for Real-Life Success part 1 (1 hour)
    2. Coaching & Curriculum for Real-Life Success part 2 (1 hour)
    3. Helping Clients See Success (theirs & their dog’s!) (1 hour)
    4. Bonus: Open Enrollment Curriculum (1 hour) 
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Barrier Aggression (1 hour)
    2. O-60 dogs When SEC is hard to control  (1 hour) 
  3. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Irith Bloom (1 hour)
  4. The Great Big Dog Aggression Workshop Part II: Meds, Moods, and Modifications by Behavior Vets- In-Person Conference
    1. Great Big Feelings: Understanding the Emotions Influencing Dog Aggression- Dr. Chris Pachel, DACVB, CABC (1.5 hours)
    2. Ready, Set, Emotion!- Michael Shikashio, CDBC (1.5 hours)
    3. Under the Hood: Medical Factors Influencing Aggression Cases- Dr. Chris Pachel, DACVB, CABC (1.5 hours)
    4. You Hurt My Feelings!- Michael Shikashio, CDBC (1.5 hours)
    5. Q&A with Dr. Pachel and Mike (0.5 hours)
    6. Being a Second Set of Eyes- Michael Shikashio, CDBC (1.5 hours)
    7. Medication Use For Aggression Cases: Applications and Considerations- Dr. Chris Pachel, DACVB, CABC (1.5 hours)
    8. On the Right Track: Successful Collaboration Strategies For Monitoring Medication Use in Behavior Cases- Dr. Chris Pachel, DACVB, CABC (1.5 hours)
    9. The Good, The Bad, and The Growly- Michael Shikashio, CDBC (1.25 hours)
    10. Q&A with Dr. Pachel and Mike (0.75 hour)

December

  1. dog*biz Thrive Group Mentor Session Webinars: Setting Yourself Up for Success
    1. Ready, Set, Goal! (1 hour)
    2. Say No to Say Yes (1 hour)
    3. Mastering Your Schedule (1 hour)
  2. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course:
    1. Dogs that Bite as You Leave (1 hour)
    2. Child Directed Aggression (1 hour)
  3. Group Mentor Sessions- The Aggression in Dogs Master Course VIP Students:
    1. Kim Brophey (1 hour)
  4. Webinar: Our Dog Bit Our Toddler! HELP! Part 2
    1. Jennifer Shryock B.A., CDBC and Helen St. Pierre (1.5 hours)
  5. The Bitey End of the Dog- Aggression in Dogs Podcast by Michael Shikashio
    1. Suzanne Clothier- Relationship Centered Training Approach (1 hour)