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Counter conditioning and desensitization are two of the mainstay, or "go to" behavior modification techniques used to resolve a variety of behavior problems in companion animals. From complex problems like aggression, fears, and phobias to a simple behavior change of having a dog sit rather than jump on visitors at the door, these two techniques have the potential to be very successful at modifying behavior. After completing this two session webinar course, not only will your ability to use these techniques correctly improve, but you'll have a much sounder understanding of the scientific origins of the techniques, allowing you to better trouble shoot their use AND critically evaluate claims made about their effectiveness. In this webinar course you'll discover: ? The scientific research that provides the foundation for counter condition and desensitization techniques. Efforts to use "science based" training are more important than ever, but how familiar are you with the primary research about these procedures that dates back to the 1950s? Do you know the significance of cross motivational transfer to these techniques? ? A step by step plan - and a template - for developing desensitization hierarchies, including the most common aspects of the stimulus or complex of stimuli that will require them. If your gradations focus on irrelevant aspects of the provoking stimulus, it's wasted effort ? The timing and implementation differences between classical and operant counter conditioning, AND also why they aren't the completely separate processes you've been led to believe ? A look at some newer protocols making use of these techniques, and how they fit into the traditional framework ? The five most common implementation mistakes that will undermine yours and your clients' success
Sponsor:Animal Behavior Associates, Inc.
Speaker(s):Suzanne Hetts, PhD, CAAB,CVJ, Daniel Estep, PhD, CAAB & Lindsay Wood, MA, ACAAB
Contact: Ms. Tracey Metzler