About this course
What is the Alphabet Album you ask??
It's a collective, collaborative project conceived in the spring of 2020 when the world went off-kilter. Intended to give great trainers and thinkers a voice, it is a pilot - that means if it works well and fills a need there will be other albums to lift voices that deserve and need to be heard. By combining better-known voices with those less often heard, and combining subjects to give everybody a reason to listen, we intend to reach as many people as possible.
What kind of topics are included?
We are a diverse group - some webinars are practical and build your skills as a dog trainer, others are designed to challenge your thinking and introduce you to important considerations for life as well as training.
The webinar titles currently include:
All Together: Accessibility in Dog Sports: Hacks to Help You Save Money
The Battle of the Sits
Behind Closed Doors: conversations about nosework
Inside the World of Working Earth Dogs
The Ethics and Morals of Working and Playing with Non-Human Persons
Force Free Rehab for Your Canine Companion
Get Confident! Building Confidence and Connection with your (Agility) Dog
Herding Instinct Test What to Expect
Instinct -What does It Mean? Making the Most of it!
Panel - Judges Work for You! Yes it's True!
Kick Start Your Training Sessions
Kids, Dogs, and Race. An Exploration Through Interviews
Making a Star - movies, commercials and more!
Panel - Trials and (NO) Errors - Hosting events for animal sports!
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward - a simple approach to progress your training!
On Your Own: (Blazing your own trail forward tackling goals in traditionally non-R+ sports.)
P is for Pressure - making it work for you and your dog
Where Quarry Meets the Trail - A cool new dog sport!
Panel R+ Training: the Questions You Have Been Afraid to Ask
Skill Building with Sock Games for Sensational Scent Work
Panel - What do Judges Expect
Zap! That's a Wrap - Creating an Action Plan.
One more webinar is in the planning stages - but has no title - or letter - yet!
What is this specific Playlist?
This is the location for the webinar recordings of the full Alphabet Album. By purchasing the full webinar series you are raising all presenters' voices. The album fees will be divided between the presenters and moderators of this project. There are currently only 50 albums available for sale. There are twenty-nine webinars and panels in the series. (apparently, we weren't using the Latin alphabet!)
How long will I have access to the album?
There is no rush to listen to the recordings, you will be able to listen to them again and again as long as the internets and this site works (theoretically forever - but 2020 is a strange strange year!)
How does it work?
Each webinar will appear in its own spot identifying the presenter and topic for you to access once uploaded. All webinars will be recorded and available here. Most (we are planning on all but life might happen to a couple of presentations!) webinars will have a live Question and Answer component which will be added to the collection when ready. That live component will run between the end of July and the end of September at varying times. You will be invited to the live presentation.
Will transcripts be available?
We are working to determine the best way to make transcription or subtitles work for the webinars. It's more complicated than it ought to be but we are quite committed to figuring it out. We will make any question and answer sessions available in recordings to make it as easy as possible for people to access and we can also make slide decks available. Please reach out if you have a need, we will do our utmost best to make it work for you!
What about CEUs?
Yes, many of the webinars will have CEU's associated with them. We are not big enough to apply across the board (yet!) but we are applying for as many as possible! Stay tuned for details!
What do I save by buying the series?
Each individual single is $24.99 so you'll save $474 when you buy the album! Or, to put it another way - you'll pay $8.62 per webinar rather than $24.99. WOW!
Why aren't all webinars at the same time?
The presenters live in a wide variety of locations and have different demands on their schedules. This set up allows different people to access the live format webinars. With a global audience, there is no perfect time to choose, so we hope most people can join the webinars they want to join live.
As the playlist is updated you will get an email to let you know there has been an additional update.
If you can watch live you will do that through a separate link. The recording will be here for you afterwards to watch again, as often as you want, or if you can't join us live!
Why should I buy the album?
By buying the album you support a wide variety of voices and support initiatives to raise them.
And, you save a fortune over buying each webinar (a $449.72 saving when I do the math)
And, you get to be a founding and much-valued member of a neat and important new project!
And, there is a surprise heading your way in the mail too - it's small but it's heartfelt!
Looking forward to our conversations!
We would love to have you join us! Please do, and then let your friends know you bought the album so they can join you!
Amanda, Ameera, Andrea, Ayoka, Chelsey, Dayna, Eva, Hannah, Holly, Julie, Karen, Karen, Kathryn, Kirsten, Leslie, Linda, Linda, Liz, Lucy, Oluademi, Sheila, Shelly, Stella, Tom, & Tracey