- Phobias in Dogs
- Time Management
- Contract Management
- 12th Annual Applied Animal Behavior Conference
- Aggression Cases
- A Brief History of Corporal Punishment
- Positive Veterinary Visits
- Risk Assessment and Safely Handling Multiple Dogs
- Time – Its Relevance to Dogs and Training
- Beware of the Dog
- The Shock-Free Coalition
- The Power of Choice
- Predatory Behavior
- Time Management Skills for Pet Sitters
- Abuse and Cruelty
- Pet Professional Guild Summit (five days)
- Solutions for Working with Shy, Fearful or Anxious Dogs
- Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed certification
These educational events required an investment of 53 hours and $3,091. The cost of additional educational books and other materials is not included in this calculation. Nor did I calculate the hours spent with the PPG Advocacy Committee, writing for BARKS From the Guild magazine, PPG World Services or The Oregon Observer “Canine Connection” column. Each of those required additional hours of research and writing.
I engage in continuing education and certification because I am devoted to providing the best possible pet care, training and behavior services to my clients. None of this is required, as dog training is an unregulated industry.
My mission is to advocate for the best welfare of pets and their stewards. What motivates your trainer?