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Title: So Many Choices: A workshop for trainers and dogs

When: 10/06/2012 at 09:00 to 10/07/2012 at 17:00

Where: Canine Craze Performance Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:6CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:9CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Dog training is an activity designed to elicit, modify and control the behaviors of dogs. It requires cognitive skill as well as physical skill and it obliges trainers to make seemingly endless choices about methods, tools and priorities. From the initial choice of how to “get” the desired dog-behavior to occur, to later decisions about how to integrate the learned behavior into the dog’s repertoire and daily life, the trainer must consider practicality, expediency and the dog’s emotional welfare. We trainers aspire to make the best choices possible. And so we continue to educate ourselves, by studying the science, by watching great trainers in action, by brainstorming ideas and then trying them out with our own dogs, and by discussing concepts with our colleagues. This workshop will include all these activities. We’ll combine lecture segments about the practical application of SMART (See, Mark and Reward Training) with plenty of dog-training exercises, demonstrations, games and time for questions. Think of this workshop as a chance to participate in a two-day “trainers’ think tank.”

Sponsor: Canine Craze Performance Center

Speaker(s): Kathy Sdao

Contact: Renee Jetter
 Phone: 5152221112


Canine Craze Performance Center
3101 104th Street - Ste 3

Urbandale, Iowa 50322
United States