Train As If Their Lives Depended On It

All dogs deserve to be trained humanely and efficiently. Dogs struggling with fear, aggression, reactivity and those living through the transition of rehoming will require us to be working at the top of our game. This one day lecture and hands-on with dogs seminar will provide you with the foundation information every trainer should know, and the opportunity to practice. Whether you are a trainer or regularly handle dogs for rescue, pet sitting, grooming, vetting or sheltering, the more you know about behavior and the mechanics of successful training, the better you will be at helping dogs learn to be successful at what they are expected to do.

Debbie Jacobs CPDT-KA, the seminar instructor, has studied with notable trainers such as Bob Bailey and Jean Donaldson. She has attended training workshops at Natural Encounters in FL, the San Antonio Zoo, and Wolf Park in IN. Her focus on helping people learn to train dogs struggling with fear-based behavior challenges has led her to isolating the key ingredients to good, successful training, with ANY dog. Debbie is listed in the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior journal’s list of resources.

Among the topics covered will be:

*Pre-session pairing to create rapport with a dog

*Identifying and delivering positive reinforcement

*Consequences and why knowing whether something is aversive or not is key

*Rate of reinforcement, why it matters

*Schedules of reinforcement, what they are and how to use them

*How to use antecedents & motivating operations to make success more likely for both handler and the dog

 

*Understanding the differences between classical & operant conditioning

*Developing training plans so you can condition anything

*Adding cues

*To click or not to click

*Food or fun

Location: No Monkey Business Dog Training
141 Old Turnpike Road
Concord, NH 03301

Facility tel: 603-856-7509

Seminar & Registration questions: 802-257-0152

Date: February 11, 2018

Snow date: February 18, 2018

Cost: $125.00

7.5 CEU’s available for CPDTs

Space is available for 6 dog & handler teams. If you would like to bring a dog please contact Debbie directly (802-257-0152 or by email info (at) fearfuldogs.com). Any dog attending should be comfortable in a training facility environment both during practice sessions and during lectures. They should be happy to be around people and other dogs, and owners should feel comfortable having other trainers interact with their dog.

15 spaces available for participants without dogs.

Beverages and light snacks will be available. Attendees can bring lunch or go out to one of the nearby restaurants. More specifics about the event can be found here, please have a look. Hope you can join us!