The Pet Professional Guild Australia

The Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals


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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 01, 2017
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Course via Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC 12.5, CCPDT 7.5.

    A five session program over five months.
    Note: If you register for the program and cannot make all the live webinars you automatically receive a recording of each session in time to prepare your lesson homework.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment.  We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based.  We also believe in setting the learner up for success.  This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies!

      Master Course Overview

    Master is the Level Three Course.  The Master course builds on the solid foundation of skills and knowledge you and your partner have acquired in the Apprentice and Journeyman courses.  In this advanced level course, you will learn how to teach your dog to carry out complex tasks.  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner.  You will build on your knowledge of behavioral psychology – both operant and classical conditioning – by taking a look into the world of canine cognition.

    Your confident learner will amaze you with their ability to learn.  The knowledge and skills you gain in Training Meister Master will be indispensable in all your future training.  As you practice the new methods and tricks that you learn, your student will acquire new skills, as well as demonstrating their innate ability to work alongside their human partner.

    Training Meister Master is the final stage on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of rewards based, science based force-free training and tricks.

    You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course or the Journeyman Course to enroll on the Master Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the first two levels, to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge and skill-set that will be required for this advanced course.

    Program Inclusion

    • Five live webinar e-learning sessions per level.  Each webinar includes a question and answer session.  The recorded webinar links will be sent to all applicants to watch at their own pace (after live broadcast)
    • PDF of all webinars sent to all applicants
    • Additional Learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos will be made available to all applicants via email.
    • Homework tasks: 
    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 
    • Homework video submission assessment. 
    • Video Submission Assessment
    • Training Meister Course Facebook group

    The Webinar Dates

    1. 1, April 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    2. 1, May 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    3. 1, June 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    4. 1, July 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    5. 1, August 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

    Checkout the course content here

    Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of

    teaching and training?

    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning

    About The Program Instructor

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A. Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board).  Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.
    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Monday, August 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Live paid webinars

    Presented by Barbara Hodel  

    Leash reactivity seems to become more common and it is often hard to distinguish from a more generalised aggression towards other dogs, especially in rescue dogs with an unknown history.

    There are a lot of dogs who are completely fine off leash but look very aggressive on leash. They bark, lunge, whine and pull and some will aggress and hurt another dog if given a chance.

    However, we have a lot of tools in our tool box to deal with this stressful situation and we can make the walk a positive experience again.

    Learning Objectives

    • explain leash reactivity and how it develops
    • define the motivations for this behaviour
    • identify steps to prevent leash reactivity including what a good puppy class should teach
    • explore why some dogs are more prone to show this behaviour
    • improve the handler/owner’s knowledge of body language and threshold
    • show ways of getting dogs to calm down on leash and ignore other dogs
    • making the walk a positive experience again with respondent and operant conditioning
    • reducing stress for the owner and the dog

    About The Presenter

    In 2015 I completed my Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada ( But I have been involved in dog training for the last 15 years and completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services as a Delta-accredited instructor in 2007. I have been running Goodog Positive Dog Training on the Northern Beaches Sydney for the last 10 years, running classes on all levels as well as workshops and agility fun classes. We also do in home consultations. I compete on excellent and master level Agility and Rally O with Shellbe my five year old German Shorthaired Pointer. Zorbas a Kelpie/Ridgeback cross is retired now but enjoys it at almost 14 years of age. I had a life before dogs and hold a Master's Degree in Modern European History and Economics from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Southern Cross University Australia. I have in-depth experience in adult education and training, having taught high school and university students in Bern, college students in Sydney, as well as middle and top management employees of a large public corporation in Switzerland.

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