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WEBINARS

Below is a selection of APDT webinars.

COST – £5 members, £10 non members

Webinars are recorded and can be watched at a later date

Sue Kewley Webinar

Sue Kewley
(MAPDT 00826)

Thursday 19th May 2pm

Myth Busting: Common misconceptions about working with German Shepherds

Join us as Sue Kewley explores some common myths about working with German Shepherds and reveals the truth about this fascinating breed.

  • If you’ve ever experienced
  • GSD puppies who just can’t cope in classes and seem to overreact to everything
  • GSDs who lunge, bark and want to chase everything
    Worry about working with GSDs as they’re renowned for being a difficult breed

Then this is for you! Sue is going to share her specialist knowledge on the breed to help you understand what makes them tick, so you can use it to your advantage in training.

Discover how to effectively work with German Shepherds to get remarkable results.

About Sue

Sue is a qualified trainer and behaviourist with over 30 years of experience. She is a well-respected specialist in German Shepherds, who has not only vast experience in training the breed but also in breeding, showing and living alongside GSDs through every stage of their life.

Sue’s passion lies in supporting guardians, trainers and their GSDs with the guidance and learning they need to achieve their full potential.

This magnificent breed is known for their high intelligence, drive, and fierce loyalty. But the training world is also familiar with their struggles with reactivity, over-protective behaviour, intense working drive and other habits that can make it hard for some owners – and even trainers – to manage.

Sue’s unique program for trainers empowers them with the knowledge and understanding to confidently and effectively gain positive results with even the most difficult GSD cases.

The Happy Shepherd Pro is a six week program packed with insights and strategies you can use to revolutionise the way you work with your German Shepherd clients. With specialist training methods, it’s possible to manage and even transform, seemingly the worst cases.

CAPBT, APDT UK (00826), ABTC, ICAN.

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Caroline Wilkinson Webinar

Caroline Wilkinson
(MAPDT 01212)

Thursday 28th April 2pm

A Deep Dive into Dachshunds

The Dachshund may be small in size, but they’re definitely not lacking in personality!

In this webinar, Caroline will be discuss the history of the breed, including the difference in coats and behaviour.

We’ll be looking at their scenting and hunting motivations – and how these might affect the way they act in our human world.

We’ll also work our way through some of the most common challenges the parents of Dachshunds experience – including barking, toilet training, and fear of people/dogs.

I’ll include case studies from my large Dachshund family clientbase.

About Caroline:

Caroline Wilkinson is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT 01212)

As the Founder of digital pet coaching service Barket Place, Caroline has a passion for improving connections between human and hound, with a focus on relationships and reduction of stress for canines living in a human world.

Caroline runs in-person dog training classes in South Gloucestershire and Bath.

She is a Full Member of INTODogs, Registered Training Instructor (The Animal Behaviour and Training Council), part of the The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour’s Affiliation Programme, and a Certified Real Dog Yoga Practitioner.

She runs regular workshops in the South West, as well travelling the country to teach guest workshops.

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Tori Mistick Webinar

Tori Mistick

10th February 7pm

In this webinar, discover the 3 steps to Pinterest success for pet industry professionals. Pinterest is more than a social network, it’s a visual search engine where 450 million users search for what to do, make and buy.

Learn how you can leverage this platform to get your expertise in front of pet parents.Pet industry marketing expert, Tori Mistick, will explain how you can use Pinterest posts to drive traffic to pet training related blog posts on your website.

Tori Mistick Bio:
Over the past 10 years, Tori Mistick has built the award-winning dog lifestyle blog, Wear Wag Repeat. Her expertise in social media engagement is the key to the success of her blog, online store, pet industry podcast and e-courses.

With a community of over 70,000 dog moms, Tori is passionate about teaching other women in the pet industry how to grow their businesses online. Her dog mom advice has been featured in BuzzFeed, Good Morning America and The Wall Street Journal.

Website: www.wearwagrepeat.com
Instagram: @wearwagrepeat and @tmistick

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Karly Edwards Webinar

Karly Edwards

Wednesday 23rd March 2pm

Discover the types of content that engage and convert your audience with my 8 content pillars for social media. We’ll be simplifying the content creation process so you can more easily build an active community around your brand, keep your feed fresh and your followers excited to see your next posts.

About Karly

Karly Edwards is the go-to Marketing & Productivity Coach for pet business owners who want to create more freedom, impact and income in their lives. She helps pet business owners drop the online marketing overwhelm and the daily busyness, so they can save time, make more money, and be seen as THE pet expert in their industry. Her courses, memberships and programs have helped hundreds of pet business owners all over the world. She’s animal loopy and dog mum to a sassy miniature schnauzer called Loki. She’s also a craft loving, gardening passionate, super introvert whose built a successful business from the ground up.

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Rosie Robinson Website 101 Webinar

Rosie Robinson

In this session, Rosie is going to cover why a website is important for your pet business and how it can, and should be working for you 24/7 to convert your website visitors into paying clients. Rosie will touch upon the difference between DIY and done for you options, why design is so important, and functionality to help make your life as a dog trainer easier.

There’ll be a brief overview of SEO and why it’s so important. Finishing with a look at Google Business Profile and why it’s essential for any local service business.

About Rosie

Rosie Robinson runs WUF design, making awesome websites for pet businesses.

Rosie has been working within the pet industry for over 16 years now. She built two six figure dog walking businesses and then transitioned to website design full time when she moved down to live by the seaside in the UK.

Having run her own local pet care businesses for many years she’s an expert in local SEO, Google Business Profile and how to get your pet business visible in Google. Her methods are tried and tested on her own businesses and the magic sauce is then used for her clients.

During 2020 Rosie launched her Ready Steady WUF service which helps local pet business services get online quickly, affordably and effectively. At the end of 2021 she opened the doors to WUF ninjas which is her mentoring and coaching programme.

Rosie loves working with pet business owners to create digital homes that they can be proud of and helps their businesses thrive.

WUF design website

Ready Steady WUF website

 

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Rosie Robinson SEO Webinar

Rosie Robinson

24th Feb 7pm

In this webinar, Rosie will take you through exactly what SEO is, why we need it and why it’s equally as important as your website. With practical advice on small things that you can do to start forming your SEO strategy including looking at keywords and how to work out what they are for your business. What is on-page and off-page SEO? Things you can do to get some quick wins to raise your visibility in Google.

Rosie will also cover the difference between SEO for a local based business and SEO for an online course, membership or academy.

About Rosie

Rosie Robinson runs WUF design, making awesome websites for pet businesses.

Rosie has been working within the pet industry for over 16 years now. She built two six figure dog walking businesses and then transitioned to website design full time when she moved down to live by the seaside in the UK.

Having run her own local pet care businesses for many years she’s an expert in local SEO, Google Business Profile and how to get your pet business visible in Google. Her methods are tried and tested on her own businesses and the magic sauce is then used for her clients.

During 2020 Rosie launched her Ready Steady WUF service which helps local pet business services get online quickly, affordably and effectively. At the end of 2021 she opened the doors to WUF ninjas which is her mentoring and coaching programme.

Rosie loves working with pet business owners to create digital homes that they can be proud of and helps their business thrive.

WUF design website

Ready Steady WUF website

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Paddy Driscoll Webinar

Paddy Driscoll
APDT 00246

Paddy holds an MSc in Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University.

Resource Guarding Webinar

Dogs that show aggressive behaviour towards people around food and possessions is a common problem experienced by many pet owners.

This webinar looks at how it can develop, where early intervention can appear to prevent it escalating and also looks the main strategies for managing and resolving it.

It is aimed at trainers and behaviourists wanting an understanding of the practical implications of what can be a very serious problem and how to assess the various options available to owners.

Paddy has had first-hand experience of living with dogs that arrived showing extreme resource guarding behaviour as well as having worked with it professionally.

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Min-Chen Webinar

Min-Chen

Social Media Manager and Copywriter

IG: minminmarketing

Looking for ways to grow your dog business online?

Instagram can do wonders but it requires a bit more know-how than you’d think. One day, you might get a whole bunch of likes and comments, and the next? Crickets.

In this webinar, I’ll show you the do’s and dont’s of growing your dog business online. From tips on how to get started to what to post and the biggest mistakes to avoid, I’ll be spilling all the tea on how you can build an engaged and loyal community for your business via the power of Instagram.

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Sian Ryan Webinar

Sian Ryan
Apdt 01090

Mind Body Soul: All Aspects of the Dog:Human Relationship

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Jane Williams
Apdt  01005

From Here to There and Back Again (Avoiding the Fenton Situation)

Recall Training from Start to Finish

Teaching puppies, adolescent and adult dogs to want to come back to their owners.

Training suitable cues, effectively, to develop a reliable recall, despite distractions.

What to do when it all goes wrong and the recall becomes unreliable or non-existent.

About Jane

Jane Williams has been a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers since 2008. She runs classes and workshops for dogs of all ages face-to-face (when permitted) and on-line. Jane also offers one-to-one training sessions for owners.

Jane Williams completed the PGDip in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling at the University of Southampton, and a research MSc at the same institution. She has been a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors since 2009, and was its Chair 2017-20. She is currently a Committee Member.

She is Animal Behaviour and Training Council Registered as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist, and Animal training Instructor. Jane was the ABTC Chair (2018-20) and is currently a Trustee and its Secretary.

Jane is a member of the British Veterinary Behaviour Association. She is a Pets as Therapy assessor.

Jane lives in Essex with 30 tortoises, six dogs, Harry rabbit and another equally animal-mad human.

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Keith Warwick
Apdt  01036

This webinar will cover examples of types of SAR Dogs, their subtle differences and their methods of indication.

Keith Warwick is an experienced dog handler, instructor and assessor. He has worked as a volunteer in the field of search and rescue for over 25 years.

He has been a member of the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) which he joined in 1986.

He was appointed Training Officer of SARDA (Lakes) in 1992. He is a retired SAR dog handler & assessor and is currently a member of the Training sub committee of the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA), the national umbrella group for SAR dogs in UK.

Keith has worked with many working dog groups internationally including;

·       Norwegian SAR Dogs

·       Icelandic SAR Dogs

·       Samsung Companion Dog Academy – South Korea

·       Swedish Working Dog Group

As well as SARDA across the UK.

He is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT 01036).  He is married to Carol who is an invaluable help to him with the running of training sessions. They have a six year old Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Jabu.

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Rachel Spencer

The two types of publicity every pet professional needs

In this session you will learn how to raise the profile of your pet business in two ways.

The first is by creating your own media and how to ensure you have your own newspaper, magazine, tv or radio station where potential clients can learn more about you.

The second is by being published on other people’s media, from mainstream newspapers and magazines to blogs, podcasts and other channels so pet owners can discover you and potentially become customers.

About Rachel

Rachel Spencer is a freelance journalist writing about the pet industry for national newspapers and magazines focusing on human interest stories, health, trends and technology.

She works with pet business owners helping them raise their profile in the media and clients have appeared in the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, BBC Breakfast, Mail Online, Daily and Sunday Express, and a host of pet titles like Edition Dog, Your Dog, Your Cat and industry titles including Pet Gazette and Pet Business World.

Each week Rachel share tips on how small businesses can secure coverage on the Publicity for Pet Businesses podcast.

Find out more at www.publicityforpetbusinesses.co.uk

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Caroline Wilkinson
Apdt  01212

Mindful Living and Our Dogs Webinar

Caroline Wilkinson runs in-person dog training classes in South Gloucestershire and Bath.

She is a full member of APDT UK (01212), Full Member of INTODogs, Registered Training Instructor (The Animal Behaviour and Training Council), part of the The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour’s Affiliation Programme, and a Certified Real Dog Yoga Practitioner.

She runs regular workshops in the South West, as well travelling the country to teach guest workshops.

Mindful Living and Our Dogs

The way we’re feeling really matters to our dogs. They’re always going
to soak up our feelings, even when we think we’re not showing them. In
this webinar, Caroline will discuss how you can live more mindfully
alongside your canine companion – in training sessions and in life!

She’ll give you ways to reduce stresses your dog may be experiencing,
while at the same time offering you ways to deal effectively with any
stresses from your own end of the lead.

As the Founder of digital pet coaching service Barket Place, Caroline
has a passion for improving connections between human and hound, with
a focus on relationships and reduction of stress for canines living in
a human world.

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Hannah Capon

Puppy Exercise – The Dos and the The Don’ts 

Exercise for puppies – a hotly debated topic which plays a massive role in the proper development of growing joints and the prevention of early degenerative joint changes.

What is appropriate? What’s not?

Dr. Hannah Capon, MA Vet MB MRCVS, founder of Canine Arthritis Management, will delve into this topic and outline the dos and don’ts of puppy exercise, exploring the importance of appropriate activities – and environment – to avoid damage to the growth plates and developing joints as puppies grow to adulthood.

About Hannah

Hannah Capon, MA Vet MB MRCVS, awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Impact Award 2020, winner of the 2019 CEVA Welfare Awards Vet of the Year, and Vet Trust Vet Personality of the Year 2019, and finalist in the 2019 Petplan Vet of the Year, is a first opinion veterinary surgeon in the UK with over 18 years of experience.

Hannah is a Galen Myotherapist and is currently undertaking the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner programme through the University of Tennessee.

She is recognised and respected for her tireless work on Canine Arthritis Management (CAM), founded in 2016, which is an online education and support service for owners of arthritic dogs and canine and veterinary professionals.

From its start as a simple Facebook page promoting earlier identification and evidence-based multimodal management, CAM has now become a flourishing, multiplatform service run by a team of veterinary professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help owners.

Hannah’s passion for changing the landscape of canine osteoarthritis has recently led to the development of CAM’s first online educational course for canine professionals, with the aim of transforming the disease identification and management process by empowering the entire community of canine professionals across all disciplines.

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Tony Cruse
Apdt  01121

‘Cracking Behaviour’,  a presentation by Tony Cruse

Based on over 1000 behaviour consultations, Tony Cruse looks at what makes dogs tick and focuses on the common problems that pet dogs present.

Clearly and concisely, using Keynote, Tony looks at many of the usual items, such as jumping up, chewing and other common issues. Tony also looks at Canine aggression …what is it and why it occurs. 

Based on science but made easy, Tony will give you his three-point plan which he uses when he addresses problem dog behaviour cases: everything from barking to biting.

Tony is on the behaviour advisory panel at Your Dog Magazine and will share some of the letters he has dealt with and allow you to consider how you’d answer them. 

Tony Cruse runs Tc Dog Training and has complete over a 1000 behaviour consultations and runs training classes.

He writes for Your Dog magazine and is the author of two popular books, 101 Doggy Dlimemas and Woofs of Wisdom which features many members of the APDT.

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Sue McCabe B.Soc.Sc. M.A.
APDT 00956

Castration and Behaviour; Should castration be considered and if so, when?
 

Sue McCabe started Muttamorphosis Dog Training and Behaviour in 2005.

She teaches puppy to Gold Good Citizen level and works with behaviour cases through local vet practice referral.

Sue’s Online Training course has been running for almost a year and covers foundation training for all pet dog owners. She provides dogs and cats for TV and other media work and is a regular contributor to BCC radio and news online. 

From owning her first challenging dog, Sue has spent 25 years training and competing with her own dogs. She currently works a Border Collie, Guinness and Jack Russell Terrier, Jellybean in working trials and competition obedience.

She regularly fosters for local dog rescues, as she has done for the past 20 years. Sue is also owned by two cats Miette and Creature.

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Louise Bater
Apdt  01275

An Insight into Creative Classes

‘An Insight into Creative Classes’ webinar looks at how trainers can keep their classes fresh and offer something different to their clients.

From how the dog training tasks are delivered to adding puzzles for the humans to solve.  The webinar covers in-person as well as online Creative Class ideas. The aim is to keep new clients coming back for more by offering classes with a twist. 

Creative Classes also help energise trainers who may feel stuck when it comes to thinking up new ideas for clients that have been with them for a long time.

About Louise

Louise owns and runs Happiest Hounds Dog Training (www.happiesthounds.com) which covers West Essex and East Hertfordshire. Louise teaching a range of dog training including puppy Life Skills, 1:1 sessions, group classes, online training, Hoopers, Talking Dogs Scentwork and trick training.

Louise also teaches classes at Developing Dogs in Ely owned by Sian Ryan.

Louise loves the science behind dog training.  With a first class honours degree in Biochemistry, she spent over a decade post-Uni with a career as a Scientist.

Her passion for teaching a range of students in the laboratory and hobby training her own dogs inspired her to (eventually, after lots of nagging from her peers!) pursue a second career as a dog training instructor.

Having completed the APDT, UK instructor courses in 2015 – 2016, she now is a guest tutor on the Advanced and Part II APDT, UK Instructor courses herself.

Louise also teaches fellow dog trainers how to teach Hoopers as well as teaching online Creative Classes Workshops to inspire dog trainers how to incorporate creativity into dog training classes.

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Adam Delderfield
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Adam Delderfield is an award wining dog trainer from Milton Keynes who specialises in Puppy Development.

He believes that prevention is easier that cure and is always trying to work out how he can get more information out to new puppy owners to make life as easy as possible. His background in Banking and incident management gives him a unique skill set and ability to problem solve under high pressure.

Rather than fixing issues as they arise, he has spent years designing, creating, and moulding a program that deals with issues before they even happen.

In 2014, when he started this journey, he realised what the problem was…..
It took him back to school days sitting in classes thinking ‘when am I ever going to use this information!?’

Children need to be taught everything because we don’t know what they are going to be when they are adults…But not puppies, we know what they are going to be…Family Pets. If we know what they are going to be when they’re adults, we know what is required from a family pet and we know, through scientific study, exactly what issues will occur over every stage of a puppies life. Then we can start to build a program that will ensure puppies turn into happy, huggable, harmless adult dogs.

From there, the sky is the limit!

Traditional puppy classes are a thing of the past. The days of turning up to a village hall and doing sit stays for an hour are long gone. But what should the future of puppy training look like? How do we structure classes for the modern day? Should we structure puppy classes at all or should we let them be more fluid.

Animal behaviour is the study of 1. So how can you possibly create a 6 week course that will get results every time when 6 completely different puppies are going to be there.
All of this and more is what you will learn.

Join Adam Delderfield for an in depth look at the way puppy classes are run and how we can change the world of puppy development forever.

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Jo Scott Webinar

Jo Scott
Apdt 00205

 

Join us for this Webinar on Canine First Aid.

Jo Scott Dip CABT
Full Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (00205)
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Certified Animal Behaviour (CAPBT, ICAN)

Jo has been a dog trainer for over 20 years!

Jo graduated with her COAPE Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy and Training in 1999 and worked for Cedar Veterinary Group for 25 years, initially as head nurse and then from 1994-2008, as a full time professional referral pet behaviour therapist and dog trainer.

Jo then achieved her teaching qualifications whilst working full time as Course Tutor in animal behaviour, animal care and veterinary nursing at Kingston Maurward College.

She has recently combined all her qualifications by returning to practice for Springbok Veterinary Group in Dorset where she is Principal of the South Coast Hydrotherapy School, Animal Behaviour Therapist and trainer, and in charge of nurse training.

Jo has been running first aid courses for many years for dog clubs, groomers and colleges and has recently written a first aid handbook for dog owners, copies will be available at a discount for APDT members.

She has developed a new approach to initial assessment and treatment, triage and will cover both this and the most commonly seen conditions as well as CPR and bandaging with demonstrations of techniques.

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Isabella McBride Webinar

Isabella McBride
Apdt  01268

Reactivity – Setting Up for Success

How to set up successful reactivity sessions for the owner, trainer and dog.

Isabella is the Owner of Smart Dog Training (www.smartdogtraininggb.com).

Isabella specialises in reactivity and puppies and teaches seminars for reactive dog owners on a regular basis.

She lives in Norfolk with my trusty stooge dog Lola, and has been training dogs for 10 years.

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Sue McCabe B.Soc.Sc. M.A.
APDT 00956

Common Behaviour Problems in Pet Dogs:
Separation Anxiety. Dog/Dog Reactivity (leash frustration). Resource Guarding.
A Discussion on Contributing Factors using Case Studies

Following over 15 years of working with behaviour cases, Sue McCabe discusses the ‘ingredients’ she regularly sees which contribute towards behaviour challenges in pet dogs.

By recognising these common denominators early on, it may be possible to guide clients towards making better choices for their dogs which result in happier dogs and owners in the longer term. 

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Paddy Driscoll MSc
APDT 00246

Running a Gnasher Club – the Teamwork Training experience

The webinar looks at running a “Gnasher Club”. A support group for owners of “reactive” dogs. It examines the Teamwork Training experience – how it started, and how it has evolved. How it works (and where it doesn’t). The benefits – and the potential pitfalls –  of running such groups.

Paddy established her business Teamwork Training back in 1996, when it was something of a novelty for anyone to try and make a living from helping owners with their dog’s behaviour or training. Having spent her early years hobby training with her own dogs and instructing at clubs, gaining a  degree in politics and International relations along the way, with a professional career in academic librarianship, she had the opportunity to learn important management, learning and training (people) skills, as well giving her early access to what turned out to be a revolutionary new source of education and enlightenment – the Internet.

Between then and now she has innovated and developed ideas in training and behaviour – introducing puppy classes to a dog training world in the UK that believed classes should start at 6 months, offering the first clicker training workshops and classes in the UK and most recently developing on the new idea from the USA of establishing groups specifically aimed at “reactive” dogs. The Gnasher Club.

Having always been something of a course junkie, that culminated in studying and gaining an MSc (with Distinction) in Clinical Animal Behaviour at Lincoln University under the great teaching of Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch.

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