What works in one place, may not in another…


So how do you adjust your training and modification plans to account for location and environmental variation?



Senior Training and Behavior Advisor Tom Candy has recorded this special edition of his ground-breaking presentation just for the Grisha Stewart Academy.

Viewers will learn from Tom's extensive experience in the UK Shelter Network how to evaluate challenges in difficult training environments. Tom will also show us how to create successful, adjustable behavior modification plans to maximize progress and achieve measurable success.

Library Pass Holders will have access to the recording starting approximately May 18.

  • Essential for all dog training and behavior professionals and especially for those who work with Shelter/Rescue dogs.

  • Understand what is meant by Behaviour Modification Plans, and how they can be used to create H.A.P.P.I.E.R. dogs.

  • Learn how to evaluate the dog's environment for challenging factors and understand their potential impact.

  • Be able to identify and apply the "Three Rs": Risk, Reduce, Resolve.

  • Deep dive into the S.M.A.R.T. system to set goals and measure progress.

  • Understand the role of the emotional state on both sides of the leash.

  • This webinar and whole lot more is included with a Diamond Membership All Access Pass. For one low price per month, you get access to all of our emotionally enriching dog courses. See if Diamond is right for you.

  • If you would like access to this and all other on-demand recordings at the Academy (without the additional benefits of being a Diamond) you can sign up for a Library Pass. See if a Library Pass is right for you.

A Welcome from Tom.

Just some of the great reviews for Tom's Webinar!

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Fascinating how much information can be well explained in...

Steffi Krause

I expected a course about training in shelter environments, but it's useful for any dog handler. So many tipps and tricks to set up a plan that works for the...

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I expected a course about training in shelter environments, but it's useful for any dog handler. So many tipps and tricks to set up a plan that works for the dog as well as the handler,respecting capacity and needs of both. I love the many visual displays that make it so much easier to understand even complex plans or management strategies and the many acronyms are easy to remember.

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Tom's comments on shelter dog training

Jeanne Crockett

Awesome. So many takeaways that I can use in my work with pets and their owners. I love how Tom connects the dots of assessment, behavior mod, activities, ...

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Awesome. So many takeaways that I can use in my work with pets and their owners. I love how Tom connects the dots of assessment, behavior mod, activities, and outcomes. Applying the green, amber, and red zones to understanding, management, and activities to help pets cope is brilliant.

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This Webinar Includes...

  • 1 Hour Video Presentation with Slide Pack

    Includes the webinar recorded just for the Grisha Stewart Academy and slide pack for your personal use. The PDF has low-resolution slides, as they are not meant to be shared.

    Accessibility:Recording will include automated session transcript and English captions a few days after its release.

  • Continuing Education Units

    Professional dog trainers and behaviorists who are Diamond Members or have purchased the Webinar, can earn 1 CCPDT CEUs and 1 IAABC CEUs

  • Continue the Learning

    Diamond Members can ask Tom questions about the webinar in his exclusive "Ask Me Anything About Shelter Dogs" live session on May 29th, 2024.

    Can't make it? Tom is also in our special FB group for Diamonds and is happy to chat through any of your questions or comments there!

Meet Your Instructor!

Tom's decades of experience with difficult dog behavior situations in the shelter world makes him the perfect instructor for this webinar.

Senior Training and Behavior Advisor

Tom Candy BSc (Hons.), MSc, CCAB, CSBS.

Tom Candy is a Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor for one of the largest dog rehoming organisations in the United Kingdom and is also a behaviour and welfare Trustee for Hope Rescue Wales. His duties include assessment, management and behaviour modification.

A passion for animal welfare and training led Tom to undertake a BSc (Hons) in bio-veterinary science, and an MSc in clinical animal behaviour from the University of Lincoln, UK.

Having started volunteering in rescue at the age of 15, Tom has been involved in a variety of aspects of rescue, including fundraising, home checks, transporting, and general day-to-day activities.

An international speaker, Tom is Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Shelter behaviour specialist with the IAABC and a full member of the APBC. He is the host of Simplifying Shelter Behaviour Podcast available on Spotify.

Ready to make more effective and considerate behavior plans?

It's your choice: buy this on demand webinar individually or get it (and a lot more) for FREE as a Diamond Member. Or you can access the recording one month after it's published with a Library Pass.

  • $29.00

    $29.00Developing Behavior Modification Plans in Difficult Environments with Tom Candy, BSc, MSc, CCAB, CSBS.

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    $29.99 / monthGSA Library Pass

    A value option for dog lovers who want to watch webinars on demand. Access pre-recorded content and Grisha's eBooks for one low price per month. Does not include live events, but live session recordings (including this webinar) are added to the Library pass after 1 month.

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    $39.99 / monthDiamond Membership All Access Pass

    Get it all! Diamond members get a full Library Pass for all on-demand classes, plus next-day recordings for live sessions, ALL live content on the site, including this webinar, and lots of other perks.

    Diamonds are also part of a thriving, supportive community that loves to dig into every aspect of dog behavior. Diamonds also get a free directory listing, special events, student coupons, and other perks. [Learn more].
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