The Pawsitive Post Calendar of Events

 The calendar of events for The Pawsitive Post.

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This is the schedule of upcoming events from The Pawsitive Post. Come and be part of a community of animal lovers--or wait and watch the recording later. 

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Upcoming 2022 Events

This is the provisional schedule for the first half of 2022. All online events are at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern/6pm UK time.

Each webinar has a value of $30 and is included FREE with your monthly subscription. Recordings are available for most webinars until the end of the following month. 

January AMA Recording (The Pawsitive Post In Conversation No. 2)

Jan 13th Managing a multi-dog household: The lazy dog trainer edition. Webinar by Kristi Benson CTC PCBC-A.


Feb 10th The science of making cats happy. Webinar by Zazie Todd PhD. 

Feb 24th Journal Club: Talking dogs (the genius dog challenge)

March AMA Recording (The Pawsitive Post In Conversation No. 3)

Mar 10th Purr reading and chat by Zazie Todd PhD. Come and listen to readings from Purr, learn why Zazie wrote the book, and bring your questions about cats.

Apr 14th Conquering The Urban Jungle: A Case Study On Fear Of The Big City. Webinar by Kate LaSala CTC CBCC-KA PCBC-A CSAT.  

CEUs: IAABC 1 CEU; CCPDT 0.5 CEUs for trainers and 0.5 CEUs for behaviour consultants; PPAB 1 CEU.

May AMA Recording (The Pawsitive Post In Conversation No. 4)

May 12th Journal Club: Petting cats (review paper)

Jun 9th A serious game: Understanding cats' predatory and play behavior. Webinar by Mikel Delgado PhD

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Further Details

Further information on upcoming webinars to follow.

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Managing a multi-dog household: The lazy dog trainer edition

Kristi Benson CTC PCBC-A

Jan13th 2022

In this webinar, Kristi Benson will delve into the ways the guardians of a multi-dog household can make their living situations more peaceful and joyful, for both the humans and the dogs involved. She’ll review safety factors in having a home with multiple dogs, including how dogs function as social carnivores and how and why other pets and small children may be at risk. She will delve into “management”, or the prevention of problem behaviours before they start, when dealing with multiple animals. She will also cover useful tricks and tools for both management and training, how to maximise training set-ups, how and when to train on-the-fly, and the logistics of comfortable down-time. Kristi will cover how to comfortably bring clients on board with kinder techniques and dismantling client myths about behaviour and dynamics among multi-dog homes. She will also tackle how to have tricky conversations about re-homing and permanent separation of animals in a single home.

Kristi has lived with up to 13 dogs in her home when she was running a sled dog rescue and has tested and streamlined effective and welfare-forward techniques to meet everyone’s needs while keeping the (relative) peace in a busy home.

Learning objectives:

  •     Identify safety considerations for multi-dog households, including with cats and children.
  •     Understand the basics of predatory behaviour and acquired bite inhibition.
  •     Understand and implement management (response prevention) for multi-dog households to reduce problem behaviours including fighting.
  •     Identify useful and important training plans, and how to effectively train in a multi-dog household.
  •     Understand the basics of classical conditioning and how to use it in a solo-counterconditioning protocol on-the-fly.
  •     Identify and reduce risk/harm in worst-case scenarios. 


Conquering The Urban Jungle: A Case Study On Fear Of The Big City


April 14th 2022

Dogs are often transported hundreds or thousands of miles, whether due to rescue transport or purchasing from a breeder. Oftentimes these dogs end up in environments very different from where they came from. Transporting dogs to urban areas from rural ones can cause adjustment and fear issues, if the dog hasn’t been properly socialized. Kate discusses one such case of a dog transported from the rural south in the US to NYC, who was terrified of walking outside with all the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn.  She will review her training decisions, setbacks during the case, working with a VB for medication assistance and all the other factors that contributed to a successful outcome for this case.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding the origin of fear in dogs and the role of lack of socialization and early experiences play in fear
  • Importance of going at your dog’s pace
  • Creating safe spaces
  • Triaging behavioral issues
  • Training cues for cooperation and consent
  • Dealing with setbacks/slow progress
  • Importance of communication and cooperation between vet behaviorist and behavior consultant/trainer

CEUs: IAABC 1 CEU; CCPDT 0.5 CEUs for trainers and 0.5 CEUs for behaviour consultants.

CEU and Event Policy

Most webinars are eligible for CEUs from CCPDT, PPAB, and/or IAABC. See individual webinar details for information on the CEUs that are available. 

If you arrive late for a webinar and missed the first code word for CEUs, please don't ask about it; you'll be able to get it from the recording. The second code word will be given out later in the recording.

We take a register of attendance at events. Please note that webinars (and some other events) are recorded and the recordings will be made available to subscribers. 

Subscribers who registered for a webinar will receive a link to the recording the day after the event. In addition, the link will be included in future issues of The Pawsitive Post. Recordings are typically available until the end of the following month.

If you have questions or want to suggest particular organizations that you are interested in CEUs from, please get in touch. 

We are a friendly, respectful community and expect participants to behave in ways that reflect the friendly, professional, and diverse nature of our community. 

We reserve the right to make changes if necessary (e.g. to reschedule due to illness or unforeseen events).