CEU Event: Introductory Chicken Camp

When: 02/01/2019 6:00am to 02/03/2019 5:00pm
Where: Teamworks Dog Training, llc


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 3.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 3.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 12.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


One of the best ways to become a better trainer is to train a different animal. Chicken camp is a concept first introduced by Bob and Marian Bailey in the 90s. The idea is to remove all the emotional baggage that comes with dog training…and just work on timing, criteria, and rate of reinforcement. Chickens have very fast reaction times,and are easily frustrated by a low rate of reinforcement. Suffice to say it is a humbling experience…but after you have trained a chicken, you will become a much better dog trainer! Most people think chickens aren’t very bright, but chickens actually have a very keen ability to discriminate colors and shapes. Using a clicker, you will get to teach two different chickens a basic discrimination behavior, as well as some chicken “Agility” obstacles. This camp has been approved for 24 CEUs for CPDT and 27.5 CEUs for IAABC. Camp will start Friday night 6-9pm with a lecture on operant conditioning. Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm will be coached training sessions with an emphasis on “think, plan do”. Sunday will conclude with each participant doing a demonstration of behaviors taught. Auditor spots also available. Deposit of $50 is non-refundable unless spot can be filled from the waiting list. Limit 10 Participants. Between 1999-2004, I was fortunate enough to attend four week-long camps with Bob and Marian in Hot Springs Arkansas, and it was an incredibly helpful and educational experience for me as a trainer. Here is a video of chickens I taught to do “agility“. Back in 2005, I got chickens and we held 3 successful camps at Teamworks, with Bob Bailey’s blessings and coaching. Now, I’ve decided to do this once again, with a new batch of chickens. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to refine your clicker skills! Michele Godlevski

Sponsor:Teamworks Dog Training, llc
Speaker(s):Michele Godlevski, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, ACDBC, CC

Contact: Michele Godlevski
 Email: michelegodlevski@gmail.com
 Phone: 919-696-5558
 Web: http://www.teamworksdogtraining.org/teamworks-events/chicken-camp/


Teamworks Dog Training, llc
195 Robbins Rd
Youngsville, NC 27596
United States