Title: Improve your
When: 11/18/2012 at 09:00 to 11/18/2012 at 17:00
Where: The Coventry School for Dogs
|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||4||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||1|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||1.5||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.75|
Instructors, trainers and owners want compliance. They want their dog to respond to “commands” accurately and quickly. People often attribute a dog’s failures to do this to dominance, stupidity or stubbornness. It’s more likely that these mistakes result from confusion (or insufficient motivation); the dog doesn’t know what the trainer wants because the cues are unfamiliar, inconsistent or unclear. Understanding the basic science of cueing will help you improve the process by which you choose, add, change and maintain cues. You will be able to minimize the amount of static in the signals you send your dog, providing a clearer channel of communication. An understanding of behavioral cues will also pave the way for the creation of conceptual cues that go beyond eliciting simple movements. This hands-on workshop combines lecture, video examples and several exercises with your dog. It will walk you through the steps to build strong meaningful cues whether you are a pet-dog instructor, competition- or working-dog trainer or an owner who wants a more reliable and responsive dog.
Sponsor: Dogs of Course
Speaker(s): Kathy Sdao MA CAAB