Title: Making the Impossible – Possible!
When: 01/12/2013 at 09:00 to 01/13/2013 at 17:00
Where: Ahimsa Dog Training Annex
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Day 1 – Saturday January 12, 2013 Basic Training Philosophy – Introduction to the two-day seminar and an overview of Ken’s personal training philosophy and how these topics might weave together. Reinforcement Strategies – “Using Non-Food Reinforcers Effectively” Most experienced trainers recognize the value of finding reinforcers other than food or treats. However, not every trainer knows how to establish new reinforcers nor how to evaluate their effectiveness. Ken will share his perspectives and experience with non-food reinforcers and explain his approach to implementing them into a good training program. Handling Animal Mistakes - Ken will share his perspectives regarding how a positive reinforcement trainer should deal with animal errors. He will look at the popular use of no reinforcement markers and time outs and offer more positive alternatives, particularly the use of re-direction. Day 2 – Sunday January 13, 2013 Concept Training: A focus on Mimicry - “Stretching Your Dog’s Capabilities” There are many conceptual ideas that require a much more focused approach to training. This seminar will review the foundation needed for training broad concepts like modifier cues, mimicry, adduction, matching to sample and other conceptual tasks. A large amount of time will be focused on the recent work Ken has done with mimicry, but it will also touch on the other topics. Social Animals - This seminar explores the unique challenges we face when trying to work with or train more than one animal at once. Techniques unique or helpful when dealing with groups of animals will be discussed including stationing, fairness, group reinforcement, and new animal introductions. This seminar is designed for advanced trainers, but is suitable for all levels Problem Solving - As a consultant, Ken is frequently called upon to resolve training challenges. These have ranged from problematic zoo animals to difficult working dogs to the more common pet cha
Sponsor: Ahimsa Dog Training, LLC
Speaker(s): **Ken Ramirez