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Jean Donaldson - Academy for dog trainers

Animal Training Academy

Release Date: 03/04/2019

[Episode 123] Malena DeMartini; Separation anxiety amid a pandemic... show art [Episode 123] Malena DeMartini; Separation anxiety amid a pandemic...

Animal Training Academy

4:00 - How does the current global situation with the pandemic & subsequent change in our routines influence our animals and their behaviors. 4:20 - Malena defines and unpacks the term ‘Separation Anxiety’ 6:44 - Ryan describes his own experience of a panic attack 7:30 - Ryan asks how do we build empathy in dog owners towards the effect of a panic attack or separation anxiety 10:45 - Malena’s shares the importance of helping clients to understand ‘The Why’ of the treatment of separation anxiety. 14:25 - Ryan asks: How important is it to get honesty and truth from your clients?...

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[Episode 122] Dr Afiya Fredericks – The Growth Mindset, Part 2 show art [Episode 122] Dr Afiya Fredericks – The Growth Mindset, Part 2

Animal Training Academy

* 4:45 - Ryan asks Afiya to expand on her academic journey and how she chose to study a Masters and Phd on the topic of growth mindset * 9:16 - Afiya explains how struggle in her personal studies impacted her mindset. * 9:50 -  The game changer for Afiya…How she became receptive and open to seeing failure as an opportunity to grow and learn. * 12:45 - Afiya explains how gratitude presented an opportunity in Mindsetworks * 17:35 - Afiya discusses how preparation of mindset opens possibilities for opportunities. * 20:30 - Why do we pass up on certain opportunities?  What level...

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[Episode 121] Dr Afiya Fredericks - The Growth Mindset, Part 1 show art [Episode 121] Dr Afiya Fredericks - The Growth Mindset, Part 1

Animal Training Academy

* 4:30 - The Growth Mindset defined, why it is important and how it impacts and influences both behaviours and outcomes in our lives * 8:00 - Ryan and Afiya raise how the context, & individual learning history may support and impact the development of our mindset * 9:10 - Afiya shares ideas on where our mindset comes from * 11:45 - How success impacts our mindset * 15:00 - How praise can influence our mindset * 18:00 - How communicating and rewarding a process rather than the product can impact mindset and lead to growth over time * 20:19 - Ryan asks about ‘Imposter Syndrome’ in...

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Steve Martin: Natural Encounters Inc. - Problems are opportunities in disguise! [Bonus Episode] show art Steve Martin: Natural Encounters Inc. - Problems are opportunities in disguise! [Bonus Episode]

Animal Training Academy

* 4:06 - Steve talks about when he first learned about positive reinforcement training and shares some stories from that time. * 8:45 – Steve shares about learning to give the animal a voice by being a student of body language and his move to becoming “the partner of the bird”. * 12:43 – Ryan asks Steve to share with the listeners how they might become better observers of behavior. * 16:15 – Steve talks about his process in building high trust accounts with people to give them feedback in order to help them improve their training. * 29:38 – Ryan asks Steve to talk about...

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[Episode 120] Lili Chin - changing the world one drawing at a time! show art [Episode 120] Lili Chin - changing the world one drawing at a time!

Animal Training Academy

* 3:34 – Lili shares about when she first learned about positive reinforcement animal training, including a story about her dog Boogie. * 10:39 – Lili talks about Boogie and some things she has learned from him. * 12:14 – Illustrating dog body language has become a bit of an obsession for Lili. * 18:46 – Ryan asks Lili to share about reaching out to Sophia Yin to collaborate. * 27:21 – Lili uses art to make language about positive reinforcement training accessible to the public. * 33:22- The importance of cuteness and simplicity as key components of Lili’s artwork is...

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[Episode 119] - Dr Gregory Hanley; Values first & Widely effective! show art [Episode 119] - Dr Gregory Hanley; Values first & Widely effective!

Animal Training Academy

* 3:44 – Greg talks about getting started in the field of Behavior Analysis. * 9:13 – Greg shares about some pivotal moments in his career. * 14:17 – About Greg's company - FTF Behavior - and the work that they do. * 22:15 – Greg tells people they can visit www.practicalfunctionalassessment.com and go to the “Implementation Assistance” tab to find information about how to improve sleep. * 23:54 – Ryan asks Greg to share important considerations he makes when teaching clients about Behavior Analysis. * 28:25 - Greg explains the term televisibility. * 37:50 – Greg talks a...

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Ken Ramirez; On pandemics & 'staycations' [BONUS episode] show art Ken Ramirez; On pandemics & 'staycations' [BONUS episode]

Animal Training Academy

* 5:22 – Ken discusses some of the changes that he and KPA have had to make as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic [including changes to the Karen Pryor Professional dog training certification]. * 16:57 – Ryan asks Ken to share what message he can give to trainers who are currently struggling. * 31:14 – Ryan asks Ken if he can share some thoughts on how trainers may best serve others during this time. * 39:30 – Ken shares about a time he felt vulnerable but still had courage to move forward. * 50:57 – Ken's offerings for others about how to push through during vulnerable times. *...

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Vidhya Karthikeyan - The Unlikely Tricksters; Concept Training show art Vidhya Karthikeyan - The Unlikely Tricksters; Concept Training

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* 3:37 – Vidhya talks about when she first learned about positive reinforcement training and shares some stories from that time. * 11:04 – Ryan asks Vidhya to talk about how she processes it when she sees others using aversives in animal training. * 14:40 – Vidhya talks about the need for more widely available education about what can be done with positive reinforcement. * 20:43 – Vidhya talks about the questions she asks herself related to her training. * 35:07 – Ryan asks Vidhya what skills are required in concept training. * 39:40 – Vidhya talks about how to get started in...

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Marjie Alonso - Executive Director IAABC; The lemonade conference show art Marjie Alonso - Executive Director IAABC; The lemonade conference

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* 3:38 – Marjie talks about how she became a dog trainer and shares some stories from that time. * 20:13 – Marjie discusses how her approach to learning has helped her as the Executive Director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). * 24:50 – Ryan asks Marjie to talk a bit about what she means by some people viewing the use or non/use of certain tools in training as a religion. * 30:11 – Marjie talks about the importance of accountability and collaboration in the field. * 33:11 – The need for regulation in the industry is discussed. * 35:36 -...

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Nicolette Canzoneri – Applying the laws of behavior science to ‘help save world’ show art Nicolette Canzoneri – Applying the laws of behavior science to ‘help save world’

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1:30 – Ryan introduces Nicolette. 3:45 – Nicolette talks about her positive reinforcement journey and some of the first animals she trained. 6:13 – Nicolette shares some memories from her time in the Exotic Training and Animal Management Program at Moorpark College. 8:55 – A little about Nicolette’s time working with the Navy and how and why she ultimately decided to follow her curiosity to graduate school. 14:40 – Ryan asks Nicolette how she is able to turn her curiosity into action. 33:40 – Nicolette talks about her working using Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) model to...

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Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2019.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school, and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.