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Title: So Many Choices - Auditor, Day One

When: 07/19/2014 at 09:00 to 07/19/2014 at 17:00

Where: Dog Training Club of Chester County


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:3CBCC-KSA Knowledge:2
CPDT-KSA Skills:0.75CBCC-KSA Skills:1.5


So Many Choices: A workshop for trainers and dogs 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.” Saturday Lecture: Ways to get behavior Game: Exploring various ways to get behavior Training: Make a plan for novel behavior 1 Lecture: SMART review Training: Begin training novel behavior 1 Lecture: Reinforce Game: What’s on the menu? Lecture & discussion: +R options Training: Continue training novel behavior 1 Lecture: Preserving reinforcers & punishers Demos

Sponsor: Dogs of Course

Speaker(s): Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB

Contact: Dana Crevling


Dog Training Club of Chester County
880 Springdale Ave.
Suite 100
Exton, PA 19341
United States