Don Hanson's CV

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Don's CV

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

2024

  • 2/24 – Emotional Animals – Jessica Gonzalez, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1 CEU
  • 2/24 – Understanding and Promoting the Self-Regulation of Behavior – Dr. Kristina Spaulding, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1 CEU
  • 2/24 – Paws and Reflect: Behavior Modification Pitfalls and How to Sidestep Them by Dr Lisa Radosta, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1 CEU

  • 1/24 – The Least Inhibitive, Functionally Effective (LIFE) Model by Eduardo Fernandez, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1.5 CEU

  • 1/24 – How Moods and Emotions Relate to Undesired Behavior, Karolina Westlund

2023

  • 12/23 – To Spay or Not to Spay – That is the Question by Dr. Jessica Hekman , The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 1 CEU
  • 5/23 – Social Justice: Cultivating Equity for All Dog Professionals, Grisha Stewart Academy webinar

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, The Pet Professional Guild Webinar, 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
  • 1/15 – Reducing Behavior with Reinforcement: Oxymorons 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 Pet 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, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL, 5 days, 21 CEU’s

2012

  • 10/12 – Association of Pet 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 Pet Dog Trainers educational conference, San Diego, 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 Pet 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

  • 07/08 – Debunking the Dominance Myth, Jean Donaldson, Happy Tails, Portland, ME, 6 CEUS
  • 04/08 Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers educational conference, Ottawa, ON, CANADA, 3 days, 17.25 CEU’s

2007

  • 10/07 Association of Pet 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 Pet 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 Pet 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

2003

  • 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
  • 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, Bach International Education Program, – 12.6 hours, Elisabeth Wiley, Danvers, MA
  • 04/02 – Introductory Seminar on Bach Flower Essences, Bach International Education Program – 12.6 hours, Danvers, MA

2001

  • 09/01 – American Red Cross First Aid for Pets – 3 hours
  • 09/01 – Association of Pet 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 Pet 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 Pet 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 – Clicker Training w/ Karen Pryor – 2 days, All Dogs Gym, Manchester, NH
  • 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