It’s a Date – Safe Play Groups

THIS IS A LIVE WEBINAR

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Part 1 – 12:00pm-1:30pm Central
Part 2 – 10:00am-11:30pm Central
CPDT-KA CEUs: 3
IAABC CEUs: 3
$55.00

It’s a Date – Part 1: Preparing for Safe Dog Playgroups

THIS IS A LIVE WEBINAR
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00pm Central time

Play! For many dogs, it’s the cure to the behavior problems you’re spending all your time working on. It can also play a vital role in maintaining canine behavioral health. Stress, distress, fear, anxiety, jumping/mouthing, barking and more, can be reduced with social interactions. Of course, playgroups are not appropriate for all dogs, but they’re great for most. This content will be helpful for anyone involved in introducing, facilitating, and maintaining safe play, including rescues and shelters that want to begin a play program. Part one of this webinar series will focus on the value and impact of dog play, the benefits, obstacles, and solutions for shelters, setting up your play area, and safe handling of dogs.

It’s a Date – Part 2: Running Safe Dog Playgroups

THIS IS A LIVE WEBINAR
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00am Central time

Play! For many dogs, it’s the cure to the behavior problems you’re spending all your time working on. It can also play a vital role in maintaining canine behavioral health. Stress, distress, fear, anxiety, jumping/mouthing, barking and more, can be reduced with social interactions. Of course, playgroups are not appropriate for all dogs, but they’re great for most. This content will be helpful for anyone involved in introducing, facilitating, and maintaining safe play, including rescues and shelters that want to begin a play program. Part two of this webinar series will focus on the players, safe introductions of dogs, what to look for during play, managing groups, and breaking up dog fights. Prerequisite: It’s A Date – Part 1

 

 

 

Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Through her business Jones Animal Behavior, Katenna Jones provides private dog and cat behavior consulting services, group classes, and speaks internationally to companion animal professionals. She is the former Director of Educational Programs for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Animal Behaviorist for the American Humane Association, and Behaviorist and Cruelty Investigator for the Rhode Island SPCA. Katenna is co-chair of the IAABC’s Shelter Division, has been involved in animal sheltering and rescue since 2000, consults regularly with shelters and rescues, and contracts with the ASPCA’s Field Investigation Response Behavior Team. She is also author of Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer: Getting the Best for You and Your Dog and has contributed to numerous local and national publications.Katenna earned her Master’s Degree from Brown University where she studied animal behavior, learning and cognition. She is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat and Dog Behavior Consultant, and Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She shares her RI home with her husband, dog, two cats, and seven chickens.

Erika Lessa

Erika’s path to working with dogs unknowingly began 10 years ago when she adopted a dog with developing aggression issues. In the course of his rehabilitation she was introduced to the world of dog behavior. Her education came by way of hands on experience, multiple apprenticeships and self-education. She received her Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) from the IAABC, has her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed), is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and is a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) Evaluator. Erika worked at the RISPCA for 2 years teaching group classes for puppies and adults, assisting with evaluations and adoptions. Now she provides services to the shelter through the 501(c)3, non-profit she founded called UnShelter Me which brings behavior and training services for the difficult-to-adopt and dogs in adoption transition. She is currently living with three adopted dogs. Erika is focused on continuing her education by enrolling in advanced coursework, attending training and behavior workshops and conferences, and participating in mentorships with industry leaders

 

 

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