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Title: What Not to Err (cont.) and Plenty in Life is Free

When: 08/10/2014 at 09:00 to 08/10/2014 at 17:00

Where: Dogs' Learning Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:2CBCC-KSA Knowledge:4.5
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


What Not to Err: Training Mistakes that Create Headaches for Dogs Sunday morning. There’s no shortage of dog-training advice available to our clients. Websites, books, television, dog advocates and well-intentioned friends all offer suggestions for basic training and for solving behavior problems. We’ll review ten errors, both general and technical, common to dog-friendly trainers. Understanding how to avoid or resolve these issues will make training more fair for our dogs and more fun for everyone. Plenty in Life is Free: Alternatives to Rank-based Training Models Sunday afternoon Much modern dog training has evolved from older methods laden with physical coercion. Though the dog-training profession has made enormous strides in improving methodology over the past two decades, remnants of that dominance-based paradigm are still common. From the oft-repeated advice to owners that they should be “alpha in their pack,” to the emphasis on leadership, to the ubiquity of “Nothing in Life is Free” (NILIF) protocols, the concept of hierarchy is integral to many trainers. Though this framework can sometimes lead to sound training advice, the explanation goes beyond a straight-forward scientific account, pulling in superfluous concepts of rank and deprivation.

Sponsor: Dogs of Course

Speaker(s): Kathy Sdao MA ACAAB

Contact: Dana Crevling


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