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Title: Ken Ramirez - Training Excellence & Problem Solving

When: 02/15/2014 at 08:30 to 02/16/2014 at 17:15

Where: Norris Conference Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:13CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Day 1 – Saturday, February 15, 2014 Planned Seminar Topics 8:30 – 12:00 Introduction to Operant Conditioning (includes a 30 minute break) – A broad overview of the science and the practical application of positive reinforcement training. A thorough overview for beginners and a slightly different approach for advanced trainers who may have primarily worked with dogs. An excellent overview to start any training program on solid ground and a good foundation for some of the more advanced concepts to be presented later in the weekend. 12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH 1:30 – 5:15 Reinforcement Strategies: How to use Non-Food Reinforcers (includes a 30 minute break) – 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 and making sure they are as effective as they can be. Day 2 – Sunday, February 16, 2014 8:30 – 10:45 – 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 challenges. In every case, he utilizes a problem solving flow chart or matrix that guides him and his clients to an effective solution. He will share that process with participants and use one or two cases studies to demonstrate how to use the tool effectively. 11:15 – 12:30 – Handling Animal Mistakes – Positively! – This session will explore the various techniques commonly used to deal with incorrect responses and share the science and practical applications for each tool. These will include time outs, no reward markers, delta signals, least reinforcing stimulus, and others. Ken will explore the varied applications of redirection and share his preferred approach to get an animal b

Sponsor: Michael's Dogs

Speaker(s): **Ken Ramirez

Contact: Michael Baugh
 Phone: 832.541.5834


Norris Conference Center
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210,

Houston, TX 77024
United States