Stay Safe

KPA CEUs: 1.5
Duration: 1 hr 20 min
Presented: 2018

As a self-employed dog business professional, chances are you either travel to parks, unfamiliar properties or hold group classes at a facility and work with unknown people and their dogs. Learn how to stay safe no matter what environment or situation you may be in. The most important part of your business to invest in, is YOU. Learn personal safety strategies, tips and techniques you need to be aware of to avoid dangerous situations.  Topics include but are not limited to: mental preparedness, physical security, self-defense training, car/travel security, personal defense devices, 10 second assessments, protocols for arriving at a new location with unknown owner/dog and more!



Daphne Robert-Hamilton

Daphne Robert-Hamilton is a San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers graduate and she followed that with an internship to focus on dog aggression. She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer through the Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers.

Daphne's past includes graphic design, publishing and a 12 year career in the field of Dressage horse training. She apprenticed with a couple of Grand Prix level riders and horses (German and French). She obtained her Level 1 – Coaching Certificate from the Canadian Equestrian Federation. She left the horse industry due to back problems.

Daphne also became very involved in competition obedience with both of her Doberman Pinschers. Both dogs were finalists in the Doberman Pinscher Club of America's Top 20 Obedience in the United States – her female in 2000 and her male in 2002. They've also participated in agility, flyball and conformation showing. However, her extensive use of compulsion, intimidation, force, pain, and coercion had a very negative effect on the performance of behaviors in the ring as well as her relationship with her dogs. Daphne is now a cross-over trainer.

Daphne has formed a continuing educational group called South Bay Trainers. The group is open to any animal professional wanting to learn more about animal learning theory, behavior, training, and more. She has a passion for information and searching for answers looking towards the scientific community for information.



Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit tow