Certifications:

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Seminars, Workshops & Conferences:
 

Following are a just a few of the many Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Certifications and other professional development/educational events that Steve has attended:

Dates Speaker/Title Seminar/Sponsor Description
2014-12-14 Jennifer Shryock CCPDT Family Paws Course 2
2016-01-01 Jennifer Shryock CCPDT 2016 Presenter’s Course
2014-08-24 Jennifer Shryock CCPDT Family Paws Course 1
2012-05-10 CCPDT Defensive dog handling: Part 1 – Leash skills and body language
2012-04-26 CCPDT Bridging human body language and effects on dog behavior
2012-04-20 CCPDT Canine Communication: Understanding canine body language
2012-01-12 Nicole Wilde CCPDT Super Seminars for Hosts and Speakers
2011-10-21 Multiple
Speaker
Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference This conference was used to enhance the human-dog relationship by educating trainers and other animal professionals. Participation demonstrates commitment to dog-friendly training techniques to enhance relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
2011-10-13
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2011-10-17
Dr Lore Haug
Speaker
Basic Behavioral Neuroanatomy This course discusses the anatomy of the brain with an emphasis on learning and behavior.
2011-10-13
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2011-10-16
Heather Mohan-Gibbons, MS, RVT, CPDT, CBCC, ACAA
Speaker
CBCC prep Applied Behavior Analysis Brain pathways and development related to behavior, brain anatomy and function, and neurotransmitters Sensory abilities related to development and behavior, biological constraints on behavior (the behavioral web between nature and nurture, and some body language is covered ( calming signals, distance increasing and decreasing signals)
2011-10-12
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2011-10-16
Cognitive Revolution The shift in the field of psychology from studying only stimulus-response behavior to include the study of mental processes (Cognitivism) may cross over to other fields, such as those involving animal behavior. This course covers the paradigm shift in psychology, starting with an overview of the philosophical roots and some of the more influential personalities of behaviorism and then cognitive psychology. From this historical perspective, it will become clear why cognitive psychology arose only in the last 50 years. We will also explore major advantages and disadvantages of each approach to the study of psychology.
2009-10-23
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2009-10-23
Terry Ryan
Click-a-Chick
APDT Conference
APDT
The objective was to train a chicken. As the course states, training is an art, a science and a mechanical skill. Thus the course worked on the basics of good training for any animal: timing, criteria and the rate of reinforcement. Chickens are alot quicker than dogs.
2009-10-23
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2009-10-23
Joshua Leeds and Lisa Spector
Through a Dog’s Ear: The Effect of Human Soundscap
APDT Conference An exploratory seminar where the results of an extensive literature review are presented. In addition to auditory, we examined the visual, olfactory, taste, and kinesthetic domains. We looked into sensory confusion, orienting responses, intermittent sensory input and lack of patterns, sympathetic overdrive, and the action/reaction response. The goal is to inspire deeper consideration of the role of sensory overload and how an overwhelmed nervous system can lead to diminished immune function
2009-10-23
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2009-10-23
Jenn Merritt, CPDT
Tellington TTouch in the Canine Classroom: Applications
APDT Conference Dogs face many challenges in the classroom from visual stimulation to leash frustration that create arousal and anxiety. Integration elements of Tellington TTouch into dog training classes can be a valuable tool for helping dogs to calm, focus, and excel at learning. By working pressure points in and around the ears, face/mouth, and hindquarters, handlers can learn to pinpoint areas of tension in their dogs and release it through touch.This can also have a dramatic effect on different pieces of training equipment such as head and front-clip harnesses and why each might be useful in example situations.
2009-10-23
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2009-10-23
Denise Mullenix
Evaluation of Constructional Aggression Treatment
APDT Conference Differential negative reinforcement of successive approximations to alternative behavior procedures is becoming more prevalent for changing aggressive behaviors in dogs. A new protocol called Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) was developed and is based on research by Kellie Snider and Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz. CAT uses operant conditioning to shape a dog’s behavior in order to produce a subsequent emotional change in the dog. It is suggested that trainers stick with the process until the subject dog quits offering distance increasing behaviors and starts offering distance decreasing behaviors, referred to as the “switch-over.”
2008-02-01
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2008-02-01
Karen Pryor
Speaker
ClickerExpo
Karen Pryor Clickertraining
ClickerExpo is an educational conference on the science and application of clicker training. The conference offers a wide variety of seminars covering everything from introductory theory to advanced applications, including competition skills, teaching techniques, behavior management and clicker-related science.
Notes: Other speakers included: Emma Parsons, Jennifer White and Steve White
2007-10-25 John Rogerson
Speaker
Pasadena Humane society 4 day aggression seminar
2007-10-06
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2007-10-07
Kathy Sdao
MA CAAB
2 days on Cues and Behavior chains
2007-07-14
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2007-07-15
Ray Coppinger
Phd
S.P.C.A 2 day Intelligence Of Dog and canine cognition: Ethological lessons on the emotions & neurophysiology of dogs , & The Evolutionary Development & the Natural Development of Dogs.
2005-07-19
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2005-07-25
Karen Overall
M.A., V.M.D., Ph.D.
North American Veterinarian Post Graduate Institute Applied Clinical Behavioral Medicine
Notes: Dr Karen Overall, Dr. E Hall, D.r J. Neilson, Dr. K Seksel, Dr. P. Pryor, & Dr. H. Xie
2005-06-11
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2005-06-12
Pia Silvina
Speaker
2 day Dog aggression, Canine Social Behavior
2005-05-07
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2005-05-08
Ian Dunbar
Dr.
S.P.C.A 2 day Canine Social Behavior & Reliability and testing
2003-12-00
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2003-12-00
Gary Wilks
Speaker
2 day seminar (San Diego)
2003-05-24
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2003-05-25
John Rogerson
Speaker
2 day Instructing Handling, canine behavior
2003-05-15
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2003-05-18
John Rogerson
Speaker
4 day aggression seminar
2002-00-00
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2002-00-00
John Rogerson
Speaker
Pasadena Humane Society 2 day Teaching & Training
2001-03-24
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2001-03-25
Peter Borchelt
Dr.
Seminar on aggression (Irvine, CA)
2000-10-11
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2000-10-11
Sue Sternberg
Speaker
S.P.C.A 1 day The Controversial Pit Bull & Temperament Assessment for Shelter Dogs
1999-12-00
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1999-12-00
A.P.D.T. Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Association Of Pet Dog Trainers annual Conference (San Diego)
1999-07-10
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1999-07-11
Roger Abrantes
Dr.
S.P.C.A 2 day Dogs and humans Speaking a new language & The horse, Our Friend
1999-04-24
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1999-04-27
John Rogerson
Speaker
S.P.C.A. & Pasadena Humane Society 4 day Seminar Canine Behavior Workshop