About this course
What is the Alphabet Album you ask??
We wanted to raise voices, and introduce people with important things to say about animals, particularly dogs and horses and learning and competing together in a way to make help us all learn and grow together. The Alphabet Album was born from this goal. A series of webinars - both live and recorded for you to enjoy afterwards.
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.
Founders got a special deal to sign up early and we are SO grateful for the faith they showed in the project. The proceeds from the founder sales were split evenly between the whole team which helped level out the very successful webinars with the smaller ones. Moderators and behind the curtains people all got their share too - after all that's what a collective does right?
People continue to ask how they can support the project and make sure we keep doing projects like this - the biggest way you can support us is to support either the individual webinars of interest to you or to buy the whole set ...
To see the individual webinars to purchase check This Link
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 - this is a bonus webinar - included with each individual purchase too!
The Battle of the Sits with Dr, Leslie Eide
Compassion Fatigue with Andrea Harrison
Behind Closed Doors: conversations about nosework Part One with Julie Symons and Holly Bushard
Inside the World of Working Earth Dogs (not recorded yet)
The Ethics and Morals of Working and Playing with Non-Human Persons with Dr, Tom Harrison
Force Free Rehab for Your Canine Companion with Stella Barnett
Get Confident! Building Confidence and Connection with your (Agility) Dog with Amanda Nelson
Herding Instinct Test What to Expect with Ayoka Bubar
Instinct -What does It Mean? Making the Most of it! with Sheila Gibbons
Panel - Judges Work for You! Yes it's True! (not complete yet!)
Kick Start Your Training Sessions with Hannah Branigan
Kids, Dogs, and Race. An Exploration Through Interviews with Dr Linda Randall
Making a Star - movies, commercials and more! with Tracey Bradley
Panel - Trials and (NO) Errors - Hosting events for animal sports! (Not complete yet)
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward - a simple approach to progress your training! With Julie Symons
On Your Own: (Blazing your own trail forward tackling goals in traditionally non-R+ sports.) with Chelsey Protulipic
P is for Pressure - making it work for you and your dog with Eva Fowler
Where Quarry Meets the Trail - A cool new dog sport! with Liz Carter and Sheila Gibbons
Panel R+ Training: the Questions You Have Been Afraid to Ask (not complete yet)
Skill Building with Sock Games for Sensational Scent Work with Holly Bushard
Panel: Unlearning - Letting Go of Ego and Working with Positive Reinforcement for Dogs and Horses with Kirsten Neumann Stephens
Panel - What do Judges Expect (not complete yet)
Zap! That's a Wrap - Creating an Action Plan. with Andrea Harrison
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 and allowing projects like this to continue happening.
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 was 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 have a live Question and Answer component which will be added to the collection when ready.
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! Ayoka's and Linda's already have CEUs.
What do I save by buying the series?
Each individual single is $24.99 so the savings add up - the already 23 webinars would be $574.77 so you save $125 already before any of the last webinars are added!
As the playlist is updated you will get an email to let you know there has been an additional update.
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
And, you get to be a much-valued member of a neat and important new project!
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