Recorded Webinars

Canine Body Language

A two-part webinar with Sue Sternberg

Body Language Part 1: What Does “Friendly” Look Like?

What does it mean when we call a dog “friendly”? What, exactly, does “friendliness” look like to humans and to other dogs? Is “friendly “ a way to describe a relaxed greeting? Is “friendly” an action, or a state of mind, or is it a fleeting state or a permanent description? In this webinar, through extensive video footage, Sue Sternberg will explore and define “friendliness” in dogs, both as it applies to humans and also to other dogs.

Body Language Part 2: How to Tell A Dog is Going to Bite, Before He Actually Bites

Sometimes a bite seems to come “out of the blue,” with what seems like no warning. Whether it’s biting another dog or biting a person, in reality dogs give many clues that they are feeling more and more like biting. In this webinar Sue Sternberg will detail, through extensive video footage, the many signs that a dog is getting ready to bite—whether it’s a person or another dog.

About Sue

Sue Sternberg has been involved with canine behavior for more than 3 decades. Her experiences include animal control officer, behavioral consultant at the ASPCA, shelter owner, and teacher of dog trainers. She has been involved with her own dogs in a variety of dog sports including agility, nosework, and musical freestyle. In demand as a speaker and consultant worldwide, Sue’s passion for providing quality of life for dogs in their communities is evident in her Training Wheels® program, her involvement with animal shelters, and her work towards developing protocols for safe adoptions. She is the recipient of the APDT’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

PLEASE NOTE:

This recorded webinar will be provided to you on a Google Drive link. After purchase, please allow up to 24 hours to be granted access to the link. You will receive an email, with the link, when your access is activated. Link access will expire ONE WEEK after activation.

Cost per individual webinar part: $20 for Y2K9s members; $25 for all others.

Class Session Start - End Location
Canine Body Language Part 1 - Sue Sternberg - Recorded July 9, 2020 - August 31, 2020 Online Register
Canine Body Language Part 2 - Sue Sternberg - Recorded July 23, 2020 - August 31, 2020 Online Register

A Dog’s View of the World

A webinar with Tim Lewis, PhD

Dogs are readily distinguished from people. They not only look different, they evolved quite independently from humans. Like humans, they functioned as pursuit predators living in social groups. Each species, however, developed along very different paths. In this presentation, Dr. Lewis will focus on the ways in which dogs are optimized for a sense of smell, good vision in dim to low light, and hearing in ranges that best detect prey. Because dogs do not experience the world the way we do, learning how their senses differ from ours will help you understand your dog better. This understanding will strengthen your bond and allow for specific adjustments to improve your training and interactions with your dog.

Tim Lewis approaches canine research through the lens of an evolutionary ecologist. With a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tim taught for two decades at Wittenberg University in Ohio where he was an award-winning Professor of Biology. He is now a Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where his classes include ecology, evolution, mammalian ecology, and forest biology. Dogs have shared the Lewis household for years, and Tim taught a semester class completely built around dog biology for university students and friends of dogs. His research ranges across many species, including wolves, deer, squirrels, turtles and, of course, dogs. He has presented findings of his research in journals, at conferences, and as an invited speaker for more than 30 years. Tim hovers on the edges of the dog agility and canine freestyle worlds with his wife, Ruth, who teaches and competes in those sports. He is working on a series with APDT and his book about canine biology is to be released by Dogwise Publishing this fall.

PLEASE NOTE:

This webinar will be provided to you on a Google Drive link. After purchase, please allow up to 24 hours to be granted access to the link. You will receive an email, with the link, when your access is activated. Link access will expire ONE WEEK after activation.

Cost: $20 for Y2K9s members; $25 for all others.

Class Session Start - End Location
A Dog’s View of the World - Tim Lewis, PhD - Recorded June 25, 2020 - August 31, 2020 Online Register


Power of the Pattern:
Using the Control Unleashed Pattern Games

A webinar with Leslie McDevitt

Got a dog that worries about stuff? Or can’t focus on you because of spooky things in the environment? World-renowned Leslie McDevitt will share with you how to quickly and effectively help your dog feel and function better using the Pattern Games from her most recent book Control Unleashed: Reactive to Relaxed.

In this webinar you will learn many variations of Pattern Games and the different contexts in which you can use them. Patterns are a predictable, repetitive set of rules that lower anxiety by telling the dog what to expect and when. They are a way for an anxious dog to control his experience, enabling him to direct his behavior modification by communicating start, stop, or go towards or away from something. Leslie makes these games fun, simple, and confidence-building for participants at both ends of the leash.

A longtime Y2K9s instructor, Leslie McDevitt MLA, CDBC, CPDT-KA is the author of the internationally-acclaimed Control Unleashed series of books and DVDs. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she has helped people all over the world learn how to use her science-based and empowering methods to help companion, performance, and working dogs learn how to functional optimally, without stress, in very challenging environments. Control Unleashed has helped reactive companion dogs on neighborhood walks to highly competitive performance dogs to K9 patrol and detection dogs. Leslie is also proud to be a guest speaker for the Clicker Expo and a consultant for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

PLEASE NOTE:

This webinar will be provided to you on a Google Drive link. After purchase, please allow up to 24 hours to be granted access to the link. You will receive an email, with the link, when your access is activated. Link access will expire ONE WEEK after activation.

The presentation is approximately one hour, with an additional 30 minutes for questions.

Cost: $20 for Y2K9s members; $25 for all others.

Class Session Start - End Location
Power of the Pattern: Using the Control Unleashed Pattern Games Webinar - Leslie McDevitt - Recorded June 23, 2020 - August 31, 2020 Online Register