This week on Making It In Music, Heather is joined by the superbly talented Laura Ryder, songwriter, session musician and pianist extraordinaire! In this interview, Laura explains how she began playing music, how teaching herself different instruments impacted her piano style and how she deals with the big philosophical questions of today by writing songs about her everyday. Laura plays with a number of bands and musicians throughout Dublin including; ShrugLife, Matilda O’Mahoney, Blue Fish Diamond and Moonlookson. Check out her most recent single “Storm In A Cup” on all available streaming platforms now!
Lisa from Canine Ed chats to Laura Ryder about our IMDT Instructor Program
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Last year our Block 1 and Block 2 IMDT Courses were a huge hit. We also had ten instructors qualify with IMDT at the end of our second block. Laura and I managed to chat yesterday to go over what we have planned for 2020. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via our website Canine Education Australia or IMDT Australia to find out more information. Course Feedback5/529/08/2019AN AMAZING COURSE, I JUST LOVED IT! This course is all about getting out there and teaching classes, building your confidence, so much practical experienced gained by doing this course. The attendees and presenters were all welcoming and very supportive of each other. I has the best 4 days training my dog as well as learning! SO MUCH FUN! - Natasha5/513/08/2019Amazing course! I learnt so much from the IMDT team and have found some new confidence for incorporating some fun new ideas into classes. The feedback is invaluable and the other trainers made for a supportive and uplifting group! - Georgia Kerr5/510/08/2019As a total beginner to the dog training world i was really nervous about doing this course and I'm not going to lie day one was a real struggle . Being around so many knowledgeable people I questioned wether or not I belonged in the course - BUT by day 4 I confidently gave a full 20 minute class! I can't recommend this course highly enough the wealth of knowledge I have taken away from Fiona, Laura and all the other people on the course is amazing :) and I'm looking forward to doing all the other courses! Thanks again for all the support and encouragement especially when I thought I couldn't do it - Sian
Laura Ryder is the head dog trainer at Morley Vet centre in Perth, Australia. Along with Fiona Cowie she runs the Australia branch of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and she's a member of the Fear Free Speakers Bureau. In this podcast we spoke about how vets, groomers and trainers can go fear free and work together to reduce stress. Show notes: www.nickbenger.com/laura-ryderFor 20% off the force free courses use the code: FFRYDER19
Laura Ryder - Bio Laura is the Head Dog Trainer at Morley Vet centre in Perth, Western Australia. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and is also on the Fear-Free Speakers Bureau. Laura has three passions when it comes to dog training: As a member of the Fear-Free Speakers Bureau, she passionately brings low-stress handling and Fear-Free training into veterinary clinics – focusing on both the physical and emotional health of patients. Laura is one half of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers Australia education team. IMDT Australia launched in January 2019, and Laura hopes to see it follow in the IMDT UK’s footsteps – where it is known as the leading education provider for dog trainers and behaviourists. Laura also spends a lot of her time creating fun and engaging training courses for pet dogs. 2014 saw Laura create The Canine Adventure course – a non-competitive dog sport, for the family dog to enjoy. The Canine Adventure Course saw Laura travel to Las Vegas in 2016 to presents at the annual APDT conference, and then to London in 2017 where she presented at the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers Conference. There are now trainers all over the world running their very own fun Canine Adventure Courses – which for Laura, means more dogs out there, having fun with their families! Laura shares her home with her husband, daughter, her four Border Terriers – Wicket, Malani, Lando and Rogue - and her 30-year-old horse, Arnie. LINKS Morley Vet centre https://vetcentre.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/VetcentreMorley/ Institute of Modern Dog Trainers Australia https://www.imdt.com.au/ https://www.facebook.com/IMDTAustralia/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/641813072887843/ Institute of Modern Dog Trainers UK https://www.imdt.uk.com https://www.facebook.com/TheIMDT/ Fear Free https://fearfreepets.com/ https://fearfreehappyhomes.com/ Canine Adventure Course https://canineadventurecourse.com/