Bringing you news, interviews and discussions from some of the best in force-free and behavioral science-based animal training. We aim to create a fun, educational and informative podcast that is member focused, so come along and join us! Bring your questions, expertise and a dash of humor!
Chat & Chuckle with T Hamboyan Harrison About Strategies for Handling Fearful Cats
Join Laura Cassiday and Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison as they chat and chuckle with T. Hamboyan Harrison of A Cat's Purrspective about strategies for handling fearful cats.
T Hamboyan Harrison is a cat behavior consultant at A Cat’s Purrspective, LLC. As a disabled person, T especially enjoys helping cats with chronic medical conditions. T has spent over a decade volunteering with cats in local rescues and shelters, and has several cats of their own at home. T has certifications through IAABC (CCBC, ACSB-C) and Fear Free Pets (FFCP, animal trainer) and is an active participant in online cat behavior conferences. T also serves on the board of directors of Diabetic Cats in Need, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping diabetic cats and their caregivers. T completed UVM’s Companion Animal End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program in February 2023, and is now offering cat end-of-life doula services. T is also passionate about human rights, fighting invasive plants, and character-driven video games.
Chat & Chuckle with Tabitha Kucera About Cooperative Care for Cats
Join Laura Cassiday and Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison as they chat and chuckle with Tabitha Kucera, RVT, VTS (Behavior), about cooperative care for cats—an important topic since significantly fewer cats than dogs see a veterinarian every year, and cooperative care can make vet visits less stressful and more comprehensive for cats!
Tabitha Kucera is an Elite Fear Free and Low-Stress Handling Certified Registered Veterinary Technician, VTS (Behavior), Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She is the owner of Chirrups and Chatter Cat and Dog Behavior Consulting and Training in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Fear Free certified speaker and coach, a Fear Free Practice Certification Consultant, host of the Tails from a Vet Tech podcast, and serves on the Pet Professional Guild’s Feline Division. Tabitha has helped to develop training and behavior programs for various veterinary hospitals and shelters, and she works as a consultant for many shelters and private veterinary practices.
PPG's New Pet Training Science Alliance Program
Join Niki Tudge, Jean Donaldson, Judy Luther, and Rebekah King as they gather to officially launch PPG's new Pet Training Science Alliance (PTSA)! Learn about what the program is, how the program works, and how you can help support it as an educator or as a learner.
Stay up to date on the latest PTSA projects here: https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/Pet-Training-Science-Alliance
Zigzag Puppy Training App Fellowship Program for PPG Members
Join Niki Tudge, Don Hanson and Judy Luther as they chat with Lorna Winter and Kat Williams of Zigzag Puppy Training App about the Zigzag Fellowship Program for PPG members!
Chat & Chuckle with Katenna Jones About Working with Dogs and Cats Together
Join Laura Cassiday and Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison as they chat and chuckle with Katenna Jones of Jones Animal Behavior about working with dogs and cats together.
Animal behavior is not a new field for Katenna, nor a hobby turned into a career—it's all she's ever done. She became a shelter volunteer in 1998 while earning a Bachelor's degree in biology, then went on to earn a Master's in psychology with a focus on animal behavior from Brown University. Katenna is Rhode Island's only Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, and she is also a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Fear Free. Katenna works virtually with families and their cats and dogs, and also provides professional development and coaching services locally, internationally, and online.
Cuddle up with your furry or feathered best friend, relax, and enjoy!
Dogs Demystified: An A-to-Z Guide to All Things Canine with Dr. Marc Bekoff
Join Niki Tudge as she chats with Dr. Marc Bekoff about his recent book, Dogs Demystified: An A-to-Z Guide to All Things Canine, including some annoying dog myths that are covered in the book.
The book is available on Amazon here.
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