Our online services provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about dog training and behavior from the comfort of your own home. I am in the process of developing a new project that isn’t quite ready for public announcement yet. However, in the meantime, I will continue to offer online courses – both here and through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Please click on the links below for more information on each service.
- Multi-week courses (through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers)
- Learning Theory 101: An Introduction to How Animals Learn
- Learning Theory 201: Advanced Learning Theory – Begins May 31st
- Research Bites – Stay up-to-date on the research in dog training and behavior!
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Increase your understanding of the science of dog behavior and become a better trainer by attending our research seminars. Each interactive Research Bites webinar focuses on a different dog behavior study. It includes a short background on the research topic and questions being asked, a presentation and discussion of the results and an examination of the potential applications to working directly with dogs. CEUs are also available through the CCPDT. Each seminar is about 60 minutes and costs $25.
The Impacts of Early Stress on Development and Later Behavior
This talk examines research on the long-term behavioral health of dogs sold in pet stores and/or bred in large scale commercial breeding facilities. We will also discuss the impacts of early stress on development and behavior. The talk should be applicable to anyone that is interested in broadening their understanding of dog behavior, particularly when it comes to preventing behavior problems and working with challenging dogs, or dogs that likely experienced early in life. This information would also be beneficial to anyone working with puppies or breeding dogs.
Paper citation: McMillan, F., 2017. Behavioral and psychological outcomes for dogs sold as puppies through pet stores and/or born in commercial breeding establishments: Current knowledge and putative causes. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 19, 14-26.
This is an online seminar. The cost is $25 and CEUs have been applied for from both CCPDT and IAABC (they were granted in the past for the same seminar, so approval is expected).
Saturday, May 12th at 2 pm EST: Click here to register.