Title: Get SMART about Training
When: 05/18/2013 at 09:00 to 05/19/2013 at 17:00
Where: Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club
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The acronym SMART stands for “See, Mark and Reward Training”; it summarizes the fundamental sequence of behaviors a trainer performs when using reinforcement effectively. We’ll discuss in detail each of these core skills – observation of the animal’s behaviors, pinpointing the desired behavior with a meaningful marker signal, and providing powerful rewards. Through use of lecture, video and a couple of live demonstrations, this seminar will explore all aspects of positive reinforcement: types, frequency, timing, placement, use of conditioned reinforcers, creation of new reinforcers, satiation, the use of distractions as reinforcers, and what reinforcement cannot accomplish.
Sponsor: Humane Animal Welfare Society
Speaker(s): Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB