Education:

 

Your puppy or dog is in good paws (hands)!

 

2019

 

Trick Dog Workshop

August 2019 at Sunpaws

Debbie Blythe KPA CTP

Mental Health

July 2019

Temple Grandin PhD

 

Scent Work Introduction

January 2019 seminar at Sunpaws

Kelli Whitfield

2018

To be listed

 

2017

To be listed

 

2016

To be listed 

Pet CPR & First Aid Certification

March 2016

 

2015

To be listed

Communication Skills

September 2015

Applied Animal Behavior Academy

 

2014

To be listed

 

2013

To be listed

 

2012

Taking the Work out of Paperwork

December 2012 telecourse

Raising Canine, Susan Smith CPDT-KA, CDBC

 

Enriching the Lives of Stabled Horses

October 2012 telecourse

Barbara Handelmann M. ed.

 

Certified Euthanasia Technician

December 2012 1 day

Jeni Knizley DVM

 

Learn How to Teach Kids to be Safe Around Dogs

May 2012 telecourse

Pet Professional Guild

 

A Recipe for Behavior Modification Success: Behavior Change for Dangerous Problems Using Antecedent Control

September 2012 telecourse

Angelika Steinker

 

Animal Personality: What do we know and where shall we go?

September 2012

Sam Gosling, Ph.D

 

Pitfalls of R- (Negative Reinforcement)

July 2012 telecourse

Jean Donaldson

 

Current Nutrition Controversies - The Science Behind Feeding Fido and Fluffy

July 2012 telecourse

Linda P. Case

 

Enriching the Lives of Canines through Human Interaction: Research Evaluations & Practice

July 2012 telecourse

Lindsay R. Mehrkam M. S.

 

The Chaser Story: Why has Language Research with a Smart Border Collie Received Worldwide Attention

June 2012 telecourse

Alliston Reid

 

BOOM! Puppies and Noise

June 2012 telecourse

Helen Nicholls

 

Connections - The Evolution & Natural History of the Dog and the Human / Dog Relationship

May 2012 telecourse

Monty Sloan

 

Integrating Services with a Veterinarian

April 2012 telecourse

Sherrie Schafer, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA

 

Animal Abuse; ASPCA

April 2012 telecourse

Dr. Randall Lockwood

 

Searching for the Origin of the Dog

April 2012 telecourse

Clive Wynne PhD

 

Inclusion of Family Dogs for Success! Building Dog-Child Bonds

March 1012 telecourse

Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC

 

Drives and Motivation in Dogs

March 2012 telecourse

Ken McCort

 

Preventing Poisoned Pets

March 2012 telecourse

Dr. Tina Wismer DVM DABVT DABT

 

A Look at Interaction between Dogs at Public dog Parks

March 2012 telecourse

Sue Sternberg

 

Prey Drive - What Does that Really Mean?

March 2012 telecourse

 

Science-Based Training - With Feeling

March 2012, 3 days Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Ian Dunbar

 

Behavioral Evaluations

February 2012 telecourse

Trish King

 

Research in Dog Training: Current Projects and Future

January 2012 telecourse

Nicole Dory, Ph.D., Monique Udell, Ph.D.

 

Ethology and Canine Behavior - Qualitative Analysis in Dog Training

January 2012 telecourse

Nicole Dorey PhD

 

Using Chaining to Train Multiple Behaviors

January 2012 telecourse

Steve White

 

2011

The Developement of Behavior in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and Wolves (Canis lupus lupus)

December 2011 telecourse

Kathryn Lord Ph.D.

 

Reality Bites: Safe, Effective Dog Aggression Modification

December 2011

Pat Miller

 

Keeping Dogs Safe

October 2011 telecourse

Barbara Handlemann

 

Learning Styles of Dogs

September 2011 telecourse

Rachel Friedman

 

Safer Pet Vaccinations

June 2011 telecourse

W. Jean Dodds DVM

 

Thunderstorm Phobia: Tips and Tricks to Help Dogs Cope

June 2011 telecourse

Helen Nicholls

 

Bullying

May 2011 telecourse

Trish King

 

Aggressive Behavior with Dogs: Solutions and Strategies

May 2011 telecourse

Ken McKort and marbara Handelmann M.Ed.

 

The Truth about Pet Food

May 2011 telecourse

Susan Thixton

 

Fear and Submission in Wolves and Dogs

April 2011 telecourse

Monty Sloan and Barbara Handelmann M.Ed.

 

Dominance in Wolves and Dogs

March 2011 telecourse

Monty Sloan and barbara Handelmann M.Ed.

 

Canine Cognition

February 2011 telecourse

Clive Wynne Ph.D, Barbara Handelmann M.Ed.

 

The Developmental Period of a Dog: A Behavior Roadmap to Adulthood

February 2011 telecourse

APDT webinar

 

Overcoming Missed Opportunities: Remedial Socialization for the Adolescent/Adult Dog

February 2011 telecourse

APDT webinar

 

Using Chaining to Train Multiple Behaviors

January 2011 telecourse

APDT webinar

 

Two Behavior Problems: Socialization Issues and Possession

January 2011 telecourse

Trish King

 

2010

Canine Play "Gone Bad"

December 2010 telecourse

Sue Alexander, Barbara Handlemann M. Ed. CDBC

 

Emotions as Learned behavior

November 2010 telecourse

Kellie Snider MA, Barbara Handlemann M. Ed, CDBC

 

Evolution and Dog Behavior

October 2010 telecourse

Jean Donaldson

 

Euthanasia Certificate

October 2010 2 days, Huntsville AL

 

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

October 2010 5 days, Atlanta, GA

The Umwelt of the Domestic Dog: Imagining the Dog's Point of View / Dr. Alexandra Horowitz

The Wow and How Factor / Kyra Sundance, Victoria Stillwell

Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? An Introduction to the Central Questions in Cognition and Emotion of Dog Behavior / Dr. Patricia McConnell

The Origins of Scientific Study of Puppy Love: A Literature Review and History of the Field / Dr. Clive D. I. Wynne

New Discoveries About Dogs' Understanding of Humans / Monique A. R. Udell

When Human-Canine Realities Collide: Human/Canine Cognition and Emotion as These Relate to Problem Behaviors / Dr. Myrna Milani

Panel Discussion / Dr. Clive D.I. Wynne, Monique A.R. Udell, Dr. Myrna Milani, Dr. Patricia McConnell

Hands-On Workshop "Training Dogs with Fun & Games" / Susan Pearson, Judy Warth

Dogs & Dominance 1: An Ethological Perspective / Dr. Pamela Reid

Dogs & Dominance 2: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dominance Aggression / Kristen Collins

A Dog is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Behavior Problems and Solutions / Dr. Pamela Reid

Dealing with the Alpha Word / Trish King

What's the Name of the Game?: Using Games in the Classroom to Build Reliable Behaviors, Increase Owner Participation and Create BIG FUN! / Lauren Fox

Live-Demo Workshop: Feisty Fidos; Reintegrating Them into the Canine Community/Pia Silvani

Closing Session / Dr. Temple Grandin

 

Evolution and Dog Behavior

October 2010

Jean Donaldson

 

Ethology and its Place in Animal Science

October 2010 telecourse

Erich Klinghammer Ph.d, Barabara Handelmann M. Ed

 

RECERTIFED as CPDT-KA

September 2010

 

Fear and Conflict

September 2010 telecourse

Trish King

 

Learning Theory Series

August 2010 telecourse

Science, Language, Nature vs: Nuture, Learning Defined, the Humane Hierachy

ABC's, Functional Assessment, the Stages of Learning, The Client's Role

Respondent Learning - Overshadowing, Blocking, Prior Experience, Counter Conditioning, & Desensitization

Operant Learning - the Quadrant, Shaping

Operant Learning continued - Extinction, Extinction Bursts, Resurgence, Primary & Secondary Reinforcers

Punishment

Using R+ to Reduce Behavior, Functional Assessment

Functional Assessment, Q & A

Susan Smith

 

Female-to-Female Aggression

August 2010 telecourse

Trish King

 

Barking and Mobbing

June 2010 telecourse

Raising Canine

 

The Case for Dog Bite Hierarchies

June 2010 telecourse

Raising Canine

 

Bullying

April 2010 telecourse

Trish King

 

Deconstructing the Growl: Perspectives on Canine Aggression

March 2010 New Orleans LA 2 days

Sofia Yin, Sarah Kalnajs

 

Southern Veterinary Conference

August 2010 Birmingham AL 3 days

Veterinarian-client Communication Module 1

Veterinarian-client Communication Module 2

Veterinarian-client Communication Module 3

The Acute Abdomen Diagnosis and Management

Juvenile Bone and Joint Disease - A Review

Alternative and Raw Food Diet: What Do We Know

What You Need to Know About Supplements

Probiotics: Healing From the Inside Out

Understanding Fatty Acids: Finally a Primer!

Don't lose Your patients: Offering Behavior Services in General Practice

Tools of the Trade: Products for Managing Behavior Problems

Clients with Flea Problems: What is Really Going On?

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Behavior Modification for Problem Pets

To Drug or Not to Drug: Psychopharmacology

Cowardly Canines: Treating Fears and Phobias

 

United Animal Nations

April 2010 Webinar

Orientation

 

The Big Bang: Understanding Noise Phobias in Dogs

March 2010 Webinar

Debra Horwitz DVM DACVB BS

 

BAT: Behavior Adjustment Training

March 2010 Teleconference

Grisha Stewart

 

Positive Reinforcement: Beyond Food

February 2010 Webinar

Kathy Sdao MA ACAAB, Dr. Suzanne Hetts, Dr. Dan Estep

 

6 Pillars of Dog Training Wisdom

January 2010 Teleconference

Rachel Friedman

 

2009

Word Basic 2007

November 2009 Mobile AL

Mobile technical Institute

 

Puppy Business: The Best Puppy Classes

September 2009

Veronica Boutelle

 

Mobile County Police Department

September-November 2009 Mobile, AL

Citizens' Academy

 

Emergency Management Institute

August 2009 FEMA IS-00100.HE

Introduction to the Incident Command System

 

Effective Painless Punishment: The Most Misunderstood Process in Dog Training

July 2009 Teleconference

Dr. Ian Dunbar DVM, CPDT-KA

 

Community Emergency Response Team

June-July 2009 Mobile, AL Workshop

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

 

Emergency Management Institute

June 2009 FEMA IS-00022

In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

 

Emergency Management Institute

June 2009 FEMA IS-00055

Household Hazardous Materials

 

Emergency Management Institute

June 2009 FEMA IS-00011

Animals in Disaster, Community Planning

 

Emergency Management Institute

June 2009 FEMA IS-00010

Animals in Disaster, Awareness and preparedness

 

Managing Multiple Priorities

May 2009 Mobile AL 1 day

Fred Pryor Co.

 

Mobile County Fire - Rescue Department

March-May 2009 Mobile, AL

30 hrs. Citizens' Academy

 

AKC Agility and Obedience

January 2009 Mobile, AL 2 days

Julie Hill

 

 2008

Dealing With Difficult People

November 2008 Mobile, AL, 1 day,

Fred Pryor Co.

 

Vehicular Safety

August 2008 Mobile, AL, 1/2 day

Mobile Police Department

 

Southern Veterinary Conference

August 2008 Birmingham, AL, 4 days

The Itchy Dog / Dennis W. Crowe DVM

Advances in Flea Control / Dennis W. Crowe DVM

Canine Dermatology / Endocrinology/Dennis W. Crowe DVM

Fixing Compliance Leaks / Wendy S. Meyers

Emergency and Critical Care Readiness  /Dennis W. Crowe DVM

Canine Hypothyroidism  /David Bruyetter DVM

The Latest in Pancreatitis / David Twedt DVM

Emergency and Critical Care and Nutrition / Dennis W. Crowe

How to Manage and Help Problem Behavior / Debra Horwitz DVM

Aggression Towards Unfamiliar Dogs / Debra Horwitz DVM

Aggression: the Veterinarian's Role / Debra Horwitz DVM

Separation Anxiety in Dogs / Debra Horwitz DVM

Kitten Development and Problem Prevention / Debra Horwitz DVM

Feline Aggression Towards household Cats / Debra Horwitz DVM

Emergency and Critical Care: Priority of Need / Dennis W. Crowe DVM

Heartworm Prevention / Ray Dillon DVM

Heartworm Disease: What have we been Missing? / Ray Dillon DVM

Heartworm Treatment in Dogs / Ray Dillon DVM

 

Lug Nuts

January 2008 Dothan, AL, 2 days

Sue Sternberg and Jane Kopelman

 

2007

HeartTalk Seminar and Workshop

November 2007 New Orleans, LA, 2 days

Carol Gurney

 

Pets Behave Seminar

October 2007 Niceville, FL, 1 day

Debbie Revell Dip.CAPT (COAPE), RN

 

RECERTIFIED as CPDT

September 2007

 

Training Wheels

September 2007 1 day

Sue Sternberg, Jane Kopelman

 

Southern Veterinary Conference

August 2007 Birmingham, AL, 4 days

Introducing Animal Behavior Into a Clinical Practice / Bonnie Beaver BS DVM MS Dipl. ACVB

Getting Started with Behavior Problems / Bonnie Beaver BS DVM MS Dipl. ACVB

Why I Hate Cats / Bonnie Beaver BS DVM MS Dipl. ACVB

Why I hate Dogs / Bonnie Beaver BS DVM MS Dipl. ACVB

Cure Them or Kill Them / Bonnie Beaver BS DVM MS Dipl. ACVB

A Pill for Everything / Bonnie Beaver BS DVM MS Dipl. ACVB

Initial Approach to Critical Care  /Robert J. Murtaugh DVMMS DACVECC DACVIM FCCM

Initial Approach of Pediatric Emergencies / Robert J. Murtaugh DVMMS DACVECC DACVIM FCCM

Approach to Electrocardiography / Robert J. Murtaugh DVMMS DACVECC DACVIM FCCM

The Legal Implication of the Human-Animal Bond / Douglas C. Jack BA LL.B

Effective medical Records management and Informed Consen t/ Douglas C. Jack BA LL.B

Legal Consequences for Ethical Breaches / Douglas C. Jack BA LL.B

The Regulation of Alternative/Complimentary Therapy / Douglas C. Jack BA LL.B

Renovate or Build New - Deciding What's Right for You  /Sal Longo AIA

MEP Systems and their Keys to Sound and Odor Control / Sal Longo AIA

Power, Light and Data in your Hospita l /Sal Longo AIA

Canine Influenza -  How to Deal with It / G. Hall

 

Clicker Training Workshop

July 2007 Niceville, FL, 2 days

Debbie Revell Dip.CAPT (COAPE), RN

 

Critical Incident Stress Management: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support

Critical Incident Stress Management: Group Crisis Intervention

March 2007 MS, 3 days,

UMBC, University of Maryland

 

Lug Nuts Training

January 2007 Dothan AL, 1 day

Sue Sternberg, Jane Kopelman

 

 AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

 January 2007

 

2006

Agility Training Seminar

November 2006 Mobile, AL, 2 days

Susan and Jenn Crank

 

Pet Dog Training

November 2006 Orlando, FL, 4 days

Dr. Ian Dunbar DVM, CPDT-KA

 

2005

Southern Veterinary Conference

August 2005 Birmingham, AL, 4 days

(Can't find my notes.)

 

Agility

April 2005 Niceville, FL, 1 day

Debbie Revell Dip.CAPT (COAPE), RN

 

Rally Obedience

April 2005 Niceville, FL, 2 days

Debbie Revell Dip.CAPT (COAPE), RN

 

Vaccination, Nutrition, Immune and Thyroid Diseases

March 2005 Covington, LA, 2 days

Jean Dodds DVM

 

(Forgotten Title - sorry!)

 

February 2005 Mebane, NC, 2 days

Suzanne Clothier

 

APDT Board Meeting

January 2005 New Orleans LA, 1 day

APDT Board of Directors

 

2004

Rally Obedience Seminar

November 2004 Kiln, MS, 2 days

Donna Webb

 

RECERTIFIED as CPDT

September 2004

 

Natural Nutrition and Homeopathic Veterinary Practices

June 2004 Pensacola, FL, 2 days

Kymythy Schultze and Adriana Sagrera DVM

 

UAN's Emergency Animal Rescue Service

May 2004 Mobile, AL, 1 day

Kay Mayfield

 

Advanced Clicker Training Working Seminar

January 2004 Norcross, GA, 2 days

Kay Laurence

 

Agility Working Seminar

January 2004 Hancock Co., MS, 2 days

Pati and Stuart Mah

 

2003

Taking The Bite Out Of Aggression Seminar

November 2003 Mebane, NC, 2 days

Myrna Milani DVM

 

Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference

September 2003 Orlando, FL, 5 days

Whale Done / Thad Lacinak

From The Classroom To The Training Room And Back Again / Bob Bailey

Status Of Ethics And Professional Responsibilities / Miller, Hanson, Raben, Sanderson, Buckley

Physical Causes For Performance, Training, And Behavior Problems / Suzanne Clothier

101 Ways to Use A Chair / Tibby Chase

Instructional Skills I / Terry Ryan

Instructional Skills II / Terry Ryan

Six Aggression Cases / Karen Overall

Neutering, A Closer Look / Myrna Milani

Facts And Fictions About Electronic Training / Mary Lee Nitschke

Criminal Liability Pertaining To Poor Dog Guardianship / Adam Karp

Operant Conditioning Workshop / Bob Bailey

Train To Adopt / Sue Sternberg

Observing The Details Of Aggression / Sue Sternberg

Fading And Transferring Cues And Promts / Karen Pryor

Wolfdogs, Facts And Fiction / Nicole Wilde

Deaf Dogs And Vibrating Collars / Barry Eaton

Clicker Tactics for Shelter Dogs / Karen Pryor

Learning To Learn / Karen Pryor

 

Agility Working Seminar

August 2003 Ft. Wallton Beach. FL, 2 days

Jane Simmons-Moake

 

1st National Service Dog Conference

June 2003 Mobile, AL, 3 days

Misc. Speakers

 

Therapy Dog Seminar

June 2003 Mobile, AL, 1 day

 

Advanced Learning Theory

April 2003 Mebane, NC, 2 days

Dr. Pamela Reid

 

2002

AKC Herding Seminar

September 2002 Folsom, LA, 2 days

 

Women in Business

September 2002 Mobile, AL, 1 day

Misc. speakers

 

AKC Obedience Workshop

August 2002 Mobile, AL, 1 day

Julie Hill

 

AKC Obedience Workshop

August 2002 Cantonement, FL, 1 day

Joanne Permowitz, Greg Feathers

 

San Francisco Academy for Dog Trainers CC Course

June 2002 San Francisco, CA, 6 days

Janis Bradley, Jean Donaldson

 

Getting Clients to buy into Positive Dog Training

June 2002 San Francisco, CA

Donna Duford

 

Holistic Approaches

May 2002--April 2002--March 2002--February 2002--January 2002 Pensacola, FL

Dr. Becky Jones

 

AKC Tracking Workshop

February 2002 Folsom, LA, 2 days

 

2001

FFDTC Holistic Alternatives for Dogs

October 2001 Pensacola, FL

 

Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference

September 2001 Ellenville, NY, 5 days

Took (and passed with a very high score) CPDT test

Love and Hatred in Humans and Animals / Roger Abrantes

Excel-Erated Learning / Pamela Reid, Wendy Van Kerkhove

Coaching the Dog Trainer / Pia Sylvani

Training Techniques - Keeping Your Options Open / P. Sylvani, D. Duford

Getting Rid of Behavior by Rewarding It? / P. Reid, W. Van Kerkhove

Understanding Legalese / Doug Johnson, Phil Pearsall

Rewards, Corrections, & Punishment / Donaldson, Duford, Dunbar, Reid

 

AKC Obedience Workshop

August 2001 Woolmarket, MS, 2 days

Lynn Weinberger

 

Alabama Animal Control Officers' Safety Conference

April 2001 Montgomery, AL, 4 days

Misc. speakers

 

Dr. Ian Dunbar's Instructor Workshop

May 2001 Orlando, FL, 3 days

Dr. Ian Dunbar DVM, CPDT-KA

 

AAA/AAT Workshop

April 2001 Mobile, AL, 1 day

Misc. speakers

 

AKC Agility Workshop

January 2001 Wiggins, MS, 2 days

Webb Anderson, Steve Frick

 

AKC Judges' Seminar

January 2001 Montgomery, AL

Misc. AKC Judges

 

2000

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference

September 2000 Houston, TX, 5 days

Telepathic Communication with Animals / Carol Gurney

Managing and Rehabilitating Aggressive Dogs / Nina Bodarenko

Musical Canine Freestyle / Donna Duford

The Controversial Pit Bull / Sue Sternberg

Help! There's a Chow Chow in my Class! / Ann Morris

Liability Issues in a Dog Training Business / Doug Johnson

HeartTalk Program / Carol Gurney

Aggression Panel / Dunbar, Johnson, Sdao, Donaldson, Bodarenko

Teaching Clicker Classes / Ann Morris

Texas Hearing & Service Dogs Training Techniques / Angie Sumpter

Teaching Specialized Tasks / Nina Bodarenko

Ethics Panel / Miller, Binstead, Laun, Moxim, Nitschke, Walton, Whitney

Behavior Problem Panel / Donaldson, Dunbar, Hetts, White

Theory vs. Reality: Behavior Modification in the Real World / Donna Duford

Getting Accurate & Useful Information From Your Clients / Deborah Jones

 

AKC Obedience Workshop

August 2000 Pensacola, FL, 2 days

Lynn Weinberger

 

 

I kept no records of pre-August 2000 Seminars and workshops.

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MAILING address:

P. O. Box 1155

Grand Bay AL 36541

 

LOCATION address:
5472 Travis Road

Mobile AL 36619

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