CEU Event: The 4 Elements That Must Be Present for a New Behavior to be Learned

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.50 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


In dog training, we have two problems we generally deal with: Behavior problems and basic obedience training. When dealing with behavior problems, we’re usually trying to reduce an unwanted behavior such as jumping up or behaviors related to separation anxiety. With obedience training, we’re teaching a dog to increase a desired behavior. All of these goals can be achieved through positive methods – if we understand what we’re doing! There are some basics that most trainers know – but it never hurts to review them. So, let’s start at the beginning with the four pieces of the training puzzle that must be in place before a new behavior can be learned: • Timing • Motivation • Achievable Criteria • Rate of Reinforcement These seem self-evident, however many professional trainers do not adequately understand the relationships between these four elements, and if any one of these pieces is missing, the dog is unlikely to learn the behavior. Owners can have problems properly implementing any one of the four; when professional trainers go wrong, it usually revolves around criteria and rate of reinforcement. This webinar will go into detail on all four elements. Not only will you have a better understanding of how the four elements work, but you’ll also be better able to communicate the importance of proper implementation to your clients.

Sponsor:Raising Canine, LLC
Speaker(s):Susan Smith

Contact: Susan Smith
 Email: sue@raisingcanine.com
 Phone: 512-916-4007
 Web: http://www.raisingcanine.com/