Don’s CV [ Continuing Education ]

In order to keep current in the field of animal behavior, training, healthcare and nutrition, Don attends  seminars, webinars and workshops every year. Educational events he has attended are listed below:

2018

10/18 – Sugar, Serotonin and Schmackos: Raw Food and Canine Behaviour. Presented by Dr. Nick Thompson, Doggone Safe Webinar

9/18 – The Truth About Cats and Essential Oils with Dr. Janet Roark, The Essential Oils Vet, Webinar

8/18 –Essential Oils for Animal Behavior with Dr. Janet Roark, The Essential Oils Vet, Webinar

8/18 – Tapping into the power of public relations to drive new business with Niki Tudge, Dognostics Webinar

7/18 – The Top Ten Essential Oils for Dogs with Dr. Janet Roark, The Essential Oils Vet, Webinar

7/18 – Essential Oils for Calming with Dr. Janet Roark, The Essential Oils Vet, Webinar

6/18 – SD, SDiT, ESA, alphabet Soup? – US Service Dog Laws & Terms

3/18 – Google Analytics and AdWords Basics, Eastern Maine Development Corporation

3/18 – Writing Compelling Digital Copy, Eastern Maine Development Corporation

3/18 – How to Create an Effective Facebook Advertising Campaign, Eastern Maine Development Corporation

2/18 – iSpeakDog.org — A Tool To Help You Communicate With Your Clients, Tracy Krulik, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1 CEU

 

2017

11/17 – 2016 Pet Professional Guild Educational Summit, Tampa, FL

2016

11/16 – 2016 Pet Professional Guild Educational Summit, Tampa, FL

01/16 – A Brief Look at Arousal in Dogs, Ken McCort

2015

12/15 – Intention, The Law, and Rescue with Melissa McCue-McGrath, 1 CEU

09/15 – The Role of Diet and Nutrition in Behavior Therapy with Dr. Lore Haug, Raising Canine, 1.5 CEU’s.

08/15 – Learn About The Relevance of Breed in Behavior Consultation with Janis Bradley, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1.5 CEUs

07/15 – Are Cats Really The Independent Animals We Believe They Are? New Research Suggests Not! with Dr. Isabella Merola, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1.5 CEUs

01/15 – Reducing Behavior with Reinforcement: Oxymoron’s and Other Jumbo Shrimp with Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1.5 CEUs

2014

10/14 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers educational conference, Hartford, CT, 4 days, 29.7 CEU’s

08/14 –  Canine Social and Psychological Development with Gail Fisher, CDBC, APDT eLearning, 5 weeks, 20 CEUs, Graduated with Honors

04/14 – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants-Genetic Basis for Canine Behavior in conjunction with Tuft University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, 2 days, 12 CEUs

2013

10/13 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers educational conference, Spokane, WA, 5 days, 30 CEU’s

9/13 – Kids & Dogs: Pitfalls & Training Potentials, Colleen Pelar & Jennifer Shryock, Cambridge, MA, 2 days, 12 CEU’s

8/13 – Professional Animal Training Seminar with Ken Ramirez, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL, 5 days, 21 CEU’s

2012

10/12 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers educational conference, Covington, KY, 5 days, 30 CEU’s

09/12 – Novel Approaches in Canine Nutrition with Dr. Jean Dodds, Webinar (9/12/12 & 9/19/12), 4 CEUs

04/12 – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants annual conference, Warwick, RI, 3 days, 26 CEUs

2011

10/11 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers educational conference, San Diego, CA, 5 days, 30 CEU’s

06/11 – Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner Continuing Professional Development Seminar, 2 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Boston, MA

04/11 – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants annual conference, Warwick, RI, 3 days

03/11– Stress and Fear: Signs, causes, and Preventive Measures,  APDT Webinar, 1.5 CEUS

02/11– Overcoming Missed Opportunities: Remedial Socialization for the Adolescent/Adult Dog,  APDT Webinar, 1.5 CEUS

02/11– Learning Theory 101,  APDT Webinar, 1.5 CEUS

01/11– Starting A Dog Training Business: Overview of Key Business Components,  APDT Webinar, 1.5 CEUS

2010

11/10 – Elevate Your Training, Bob Bailey & Parvene Farhoody, Dogs of Course, Worcester, MA, 6.5 CEUS

10/10 Association of Professional Dog Trainers educational conference, Atlanta, GA, 5 days, 30 CEU’s

2009

6/09 – Dog-Dog Reactivity and Aggression, Patricia McConnell, PhD, Happy Tails, Portland, ME, 6 CEUS

3/09 – Update on Pet Vaccination Protocols, Dr. Ronald D. Schultz and Dr. W. Jean Dodds, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2008

7/08 – Debunking the Dominance Myth, Jean Donaldson, Happy Tails, Portland, ME, 6 CEUS

4/08 – Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers Annual Educational Conference , Ottawa, ON, Canada, 17.25 CEU’s

2007

10/07 Association of Professional Dog Trainers educational conference, Portland, OR, 5 days, 32 CEU’s

08/07 – Positive Puppy Training Works: How to Manage, Relate to, and Educate Your Puppy, Joel Walton, Bangor, ME, 3 hours

07/07 – Shape Your Way Out of Aggression, Kellie Snider and Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, Enfield, NH, 2 days

04/07 – How to Talk Dog, Sarah Kalnajs, Portland, ME, 1 day

04/07 – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants annual conference, Cleveland, OH, 2 days

3/07 – Bach Foundation Animal Practitioner Teacher Training – Level 2, 2 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

3/07 – Bach Foundation Animal Practitioner Continuing Professional Development Seminar, 3 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

3/07 – Bach Foundation Animal Practitioner Teacher Training – Level 1, 5 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

2006

9/06 Association of Professional Dog Trainers annual educational conference, Kansas City, MO, 5 days, 32 CEU’s

4/06 – Canine Aggression, Brenda Aloff, My Wonderful Dog, Portland, ME, 12 CEU’s

3/06 – Bach Foundation Animal Practitioner Continuing Professional Development Seminar, 3 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

2/06 – Small Animal Behavior – Dr. Karen Overall, Upper Valley Humane Society, Enfield, NH, 12 CEU’s

2005

12/05 – The Core Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, The Board Network, 4 hours

12/05 – Employee Handbooks II – Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Bangor, ME, 2 hours

11/05 – Employee Handbooks I – Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, Bangor, ME, 3 hours

9/05 Association of Professional Dog Trainers annual educational conference, San Jose, CA, 5 days, 32 CEU’s

8/05 – Bach International Education Program Teacher Training, Nancy Buono, Sterling, PA, 4 days

7/05 – Thyroid Disease, Vaccines, Nutrition and Behavior, Jean Dodds, DVM, Albany New York, 2 days

7/05 – International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants annual conference, Baltimore, MD, 2 days

5/05 – Recognizing and Using Calming Signals, 12 CEU’s, Turid Rugaas, Good Dog Works & Carolark, Debert, NS, Canada

5/05 – Practical Applications of Calming Signals, 6 CEU’s, Turid Rugaas, Good Dog Works & Carolark, Debert, NS, Canada

4/18/05 – Foundations of Holistic Animal Wellness, 1 day, Greg Tilford, Tails-U-Win! Canine Center, Manchester, CT

3/05 – Bach Foundation Animal Practitioner Continuing Professional Development Seminar, 2 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

2004

11/04 – Level 3 Seminar on Bach Flower Essences for People, 3.5 days, Elisabeth Wiley, Danvers, MA

11/04 – Clicking with Class: Teaching Clicker Training (Part 1 of 2), 1.5 CEU’s, Kathy Sdao, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Speed Shaping: Get the Behavior!, 1.5 CEU’s, Karen Pryor, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Sure You Should Lure?, 1.5 CEU’s, Kathy Sdao, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Click to Calm: Healing Aggressive Behavior (Part 1 of 2), 1.5 CEU’s, Emma Parson, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Click to Calm: Healing Aggressive Behavior (Part 2 of 2), 1.5 CEU’s, Emma Parson, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Clicking with Class: Teaching Clicker Training (Part 2 of 2), 1.5 CEU’s, Kathy Sdao, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Overcoming Roadblocks, 1.5 CEU’s, Karen Pryor, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – The Language of Cues, 1.5 CEU’s, Karen Pryor and Thad Lacinak, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

11/04 – Citizen Science, 1.5 CEU’s, Jesus Rosales-Ruiz, Clicker Expo, Orlando, FL

10/04 – Shelter Good Manners Programs: A Different Perspective on “Fixing” Dogs, 1 CEU, Pat Miller, APDT, Denver, CO

10/04 – How to Be the Jane Goodall of Dog Trainers, 1 CEU, Patricia McConnell, PhD, APDT, Denver, CO

10/04 – Rats in Labs vs. Labs with Rats: Training in the Real World, 1.5 CEU’s, Kathy Sdao, APDT, Denver, CO

10/04 – Cat Behavior 101 for Dog Trainers, 1 CEU, DR. Suzanne Hetts & Dr. Daniel Estep, APDT, Denver, CO

10/04 – Candy Is Dandy, But Clicker Is Quicker, 4 CEU’s, Kathy Sdao, APDT, Denver, CO

9/04 – Coaching People to Train Their Dogs: Keep It Short, Sweet, Educational and Dynamic, 1 CEU, Terry Ryan, APDT, Denver, CO

9/04 – The Heart of Positive Reinforcement, 1 CEU, Leslie Nelson, APDT, Denver, CO

9/04 – How and Why We Changed Our Puppy Classes – Legacy’s Puppy Menu, 1.5 CEU’s, Terry Ryan, APDT, Denver, CO

9/04 – How Animals Think and Feel, 2 CEU’s, Temple Grandin, APDT, Denver, CO

9/04 – What’s Premack Got To Do With It?, 1.5 CEU’s, Kathy Sdao, APDT, Denver, CO

9/03 thru 5/04 – Bangor Region Leadership Institute, 8 day program focusing on leadership, personal development, and the Bangor region community and economy.

3/04 – Bach Foundation Animal Practitioner Continuing Professional Development Seminar, 2 days, Heather Simpson, Natural Animal Centre, Carmarthen, Wales, UK

2003

11/03 – Behavioral Medicine for the 21st Century, 2 days, 6 CEU’s, Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PHD, All Dogs Gym and Inn, Manchester, NH

09/03 – Fading and Transferring Cues and Prompts, 1 CEU, Karen Pryor, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – Kindergarten Puppy Training Gone Wrong! Avoiding the Speedbumps, 4 CEU’s, Pia Silvani, CPDT, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – Six Aggression Cases, 1 CEU, Karen Overall, DVM, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – Animal Aggression: Exploring the Causes, 1 CEU, Chuck Tompkins and Thad Lacinak, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – Treatment for Pathological Anxiety, 4 CEU’s, Karen Overall, DVM, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – From the Class Room to the Training Room and Back Again, 1 CEU, Bob Bailey, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – Whale Done! …. Motivating Animals and People, 1 CEU, Chuck Tompkins and Thad Lacinak, APDT, Orlando, FL

09/03 – Educating Clients: Rescuing the Rescuers, 1 CEU, Trish King, APDT, Orlando, FL

06/03 – Cat Enrichment & Clicker Training for Shelters, 1 day, Karen Pryor, Upper Valley Humane Society, Enfield, NH

02/03 – Animal Behavior and Bach Flower Remedies Stage 3 Course – 3.5 days, Natural Animal Centre, Mayfield, East Sussex, England

2002

12/02 – Animal Behavior and Bach Flower Remedies, Stage 2 Course – 3 days, Natural Animal Centre, Mayfield, East Sussex, England

09/02 – Health Concerns: Diet and Vaccines, 3 CEU’s, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – The Physiology of Fear in Domestic Dogs, 1 CEU, Myrna Milani, DVM, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Nutrition – A Vital Tool in Solving Behavioral Problems, 1 CEU, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Case Evaluation: Evaluating Your Skills When Taking on Behavioral Cases, 1 CEU, Pia Silvani, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Anticipation: Using Counter-conditioning and Behavior Chains to Solve Training Problems, 1 CEU, Donna Duford, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Adolescent Dog Problems, 1 CEU, Trish King, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Non-verbal Signaling and Early Intervention Prevention, 1 CEU, Dr. Karen Overall, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – I’m Telling You That I’m Going to Bite You, 2 CEU’s, Sue Sternberg, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Dog/Dog Aggression, 3 CEU’s, Patricia McConnell, PhD, APDT, Portland, OR

09/02 – Animal Behavior and Bach Flower Remedies, Introductory Course – 2 days, Natural Animal Centre, Mayfield, East Sussex, England

06/02 – Level 2 Seminar on Bach Flower Essences for People – 12.6 hours, Elisabeth Wiley, Danvers, MA

04/02 – Introductory Seminar on Bach Flower Essences – 12.6 hours, Danvers, MA

2001

09/01 – American Red Cross First Aid for Pets – 3 hours

09/01 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference – 3 days, Ellenville, NY

6/01 – Canine & Wolf Behavior – Wolf Park, Dr. Erich Klinghammer, Terry Ryan – 6 days

2000

11/00 – Advanced Canine Behavior – Patricia McConnell, PhD – 2 days, Monadnock Humane Society, Keene, NH

10/00 – Delta Society – Animal Evaluator Course – 1-1/2 days, Boston, MA

10/00 – Tufts Animal Expo – Behavior track – 1 day, Boston, MA

10/00 – Tufts Animal Expo – Complimentary/Alternative Medicine track – 1 day, Boston, MA

9/00 – Treatment of Pets with Herbs and Homeopathy – Judy Herman, DVM 1 day

7/00 – Intermediate Operant Conditioning Workshop – 5 days – Marian Breland Bailey & Bob Bailey, Hot Springs, AR

5/00 – Practical Applications of Canine Calming Signals – 2 days – Turid Rugaas, Nepean, Ottawa, Canada

2/00 – Customer Service – 1 day

1999

11/99 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference – 3 days, San Diego, CA

11/99 – Aggression in Dogs – 1 day – John Rogerson, APDT Conference, San Diego, CA

9/99 – Introductory and Advanced Veterinary Homeopathy – 4 days – Charles Loops, DVM

7/99 –Operant Conditioning Workshop – 5 days – Marian Breland Bailey & Bob Bailey, Hot Springs, AR

5/99 – Clicker Training Instructors Seminar – 2 days – Gail Fisher & Corally Burmaster, All Dogs Gym, Manchester, NH

3/99 – Canine Calming Signals & Body Language – 2 days -Turid Rugaas, Nepean, Ottawa, Canada

1998

11/98 – Association of Professional Dog Trainers Annual Conference – 3 days, Valley Forge, PA

11/98 – Advanced Clicker Training – 1 day – Karen Pryor, All Dogs Gym, Manchester, NH

11/98 – Group Classes You’ll Love to Teach – 1 day – Leslie Nelson, APDT Conference, Valley Forge, PA

11/98 – Biologically Appropriate Diets for Dogs – ½ day – Dr. Ian Bilinghurst, APDT Conference, Valley Forge, PA

3/98 – Advanced Click & Treat Seminar – 2 days – Gary Wilkes, All Dogs Gym, Manchester, NH

2/98 – Agility Instructors Clicker Seminar – 3 days, Gail Fisher & Jean MacKenzie, All Dogs Gym, Manchester, NH

1997

8/97 – Karen Pryor East Coast Clicker Weekend – 2 days, All Dogs Gym, Manchester, NH

6/97 – Volhard Top Dog Instructors Camp, NY

5/97 – Clicker Training w/Dee Ganley – 1 day, Acadia Woods Kennel, Bar Harbor, ME

3/97 – Click & Treat Training – 2 day – Gary Wilkes, Monadnock Humane Society, Keene, NH

1996

6/96 – Canine Behavior & Training Course – 4 days – Dr. Ian Dunbar, Center for Applied Animal Behavior, Tails-U-Win!, Manchester, CT

4/96 – Teaching Dog Agility Seminar – 2 days – Jean MacKenzie

1995

5/95 – American Boarding Kennel Regional Seminar and Meeting – 3 days

1994

9/94 – Building, Buying and Operating a Boarding Kennel – American Boarding Kennel Association – 2 days

8/94 – ISO 9000 Internal Auditor Training – Excel Partnerships & TÜV Rheinland, Chicago, IL

7/94 – Radiation Safety Training for RSO’s – Engelhardt & Associates, Washington, DC

2/94 – Complying with the EC Medical Device Directive – TÜV Rheinland, Brookfield, WI

1993

11/93 – FDA GMP Compliance – FDA, Chicago, IL

4/93 – EMC: Designing EDP, Medical and Telecom Equipment for Compliance, Immunity: Regulation and Designing for EC Compliance, and Product Safety: The Requirements and Design Techniques for Worldwide Compliance – presented by Compliance Engineering.

1992

6/92 – Biomedical Industry Update-Regulatory and Quality Assurance Issues for the Decade – Food and Drug Administration and American Society for Quality Control

2/92 – Preparing for ISO 9000 – UW Whitewater

1991

10/91 – Good Manufacturing Practices 101 – GMP Institute

8/91 – Challenges of Audubon Chapter Leadership – Institute for Conservation Leadership

1988

6/88 Managing The Development and Introduction of New Products – U.W. College of Engineering, 4 CEU

1987

8/87 Product Management – U.W. Management Institute, 1.3 CEU

1985

5/85 Successful Program & Project Management – Institute for Advanced Technology, 1.8 CEU

1984

1984 Persuasive Communications – Garfield/Rega Associates

1980

6/80 Technical Writer’s Institute -Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer, NY