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Title: Learning Objectives -The Science Behind That Training & How to Apply It for Best Outcomes

When: 10/05/2014 at 13:00 to 10/05/2014 at 17:00

Where: Denver Animal Shelter


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


1. The significance of the science of behavior change a. Conventional wisdom b. Different level of scientific analysis i. Medical, ethological, and behavioral models 2. Cultural fog a. Biological determinism b. The madness of causes c. Over-reliance on constructs/labels 3. Working definitions a. Behavior b. Stimulus c. Learning 4. The Commitment to Ethical Practice a. Ethical hierarchy of procedures b. The case for empowerment – what science says i. Control as a primary reinforcer ii. Contra-freeloading iii. Learned helplessness 5. Functional assessment – predictors and purposes of behavior a. Antecedent, behavior, consequences 6. Behavior-change Procedures a. Key questions for solving behavior problems b. The replacement behavior/new skills model 7. Antecedent strategies a. Setting events b. Motivation operations c. Discriminative stimuli 8. Consequence strategies a. Increasing behavior i. Positive/negative reinforcement ii. Factor affecting reinforcement effectiveness iii. Individuality iv. Establishing new reinforcers v. Types of reinforcers vi. Primary vs. secondary reinforcers vii. Beware of blazing clickers viii. Schedule effects ix. Shaping x. Targeting b. Decreasing behavior i. Problems with punishment ii. Alternatives to punishment iii. Differential reinforcement strategies iv. Negative reinforcement v. Time out vi. Extinction 9. Wrap up – control conditions to change behavior

Sponsor: Noble Beast Dog Training / Behavior Works

Speaker(s): Susan G Friedman, PhD, Utah State U and

Contact: Mindy Jarvis
 Phone: 303-500-7988


Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud Avenue

Denver, Cp 80223
United States