Title: Training from Core to Complex: The Many Faces of the Modern Trainer - DAY ONE
When: 05/31/2014 at 09:00 to 05/31/2014 at 17:00
Where: Port Chester Obedience Training Club
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Join Ken Ramirez for a full weekend seminar that will examine core training principles that are often forgotten or overlooked, including some practical skills games that help build trainers. These will include an understanding the role of science, exploring various shaping techniques, the use of desensitization, the role of targeting in training, and a look at the importance of consistency and reinforcement strategies. After setting the table with some basic training skills that every trainer should know and understand, he will move in the opposite direction and discuss complex and seldom used or understood tools such as: Keep Going Signals, End of Session Signals, No Reinforcement Markers, Jackpots, Recall signals, and so many others. In addition to sharing these basic and advanced tools, Ken will discuss some of the unique ways these tools can be used in distinctive and diverse ways in conservation projects and to aid in consulting work. Core Training Tools & Practices – No matter how experienced a trainer may be, one must always go back to basics and remember some of the key aspects to successful training. This seminar is meant as a reminder to the experienced trainer about the many things that we often overlook or forget when training. Although appropriate for the beginner, Ken will look at each topic with a fresh perspective and a unique point of view with an eye toward helping those with experience think about these topics in a new way. Complex Tools – This seminar will look at a potpourri of topics that are sometimes not explored in great depth. Ken will look at the practical aspects of these tools and look at the science behind each of them. These may include, but are not limited to: Keep Going Signals, End of Session Signals, No Reward Markers, Least Reinforcing Scenario, Recall Signals, Jackpots, Behavior Chains, Release Signals, Differential Reinforcement Strategies, and Adduction.
Sponsor: Dogs of Course
Speaker(s): Ken Ramirez