CEU Event: Professional Dog Training Skills: Train Any Behavior, Get Lasting Results
When: 04/24/2023 9:00am to 04/28/2023 5:00pm
Where: St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills.
This workshop is ideal for dog lovers and industry pros alike who want hands-on study in the complete process of training any behavior—from getting the dog to learn the first moves; to fading lures; and generalizing performance to all situations, including distracting environments. Highlights Include: Techniques for building any behavior from scratch, basic to advanced obedience, tricks, and more. Luring, prompting, shaping, capturing, and targeting will all be covered. Creating the steps of your training plan and thinking fast to modify them during training sessions. You will learn how to make good decisions that keep the dog focused and progressing quickly. Reward selection and diversification, knowing the priority motivator in any given situation and how to deal with distractions. How to fade the lure; when to add the cue; when and how to change schedules of reinforcement markers; timing; the difference between praise and a marker and when to use each one. Mechanical skills: You will learn reward delivery, reward placement, leash handling, and body positioning. Verbal cues (naming behaviors) and physical cues (hand signals); teaching a dog to discriminate; and putting a behavior on stimulus control. Advancing behaviors to higher levels of difficulty; the right way to add parameters like distance, duration, and distraction. Keeping behaviors strong for lasting results, and generalizing performance to many different situations or environments.
Sponsor:CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
Speaker(s):Ferdie Yau, Cindy Mauro, Claire Cario
Contact: Brianna Hager
VenueSt. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Ave
Madison, NJ 07940