CEU Event: How Retrieving Works
When: 07/01/2023 12:00am to 08/18/2023 2:00pm
* 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.
How Retrieving Works: Enriching Your Walks with Positive Reinforcement and Welfare-Centred Dummy Training Syllabus Week 1: Building the Environment Antecedent arrangements to set your dog up for success. How to use your environment as training aides. Week 2: Various Ways to Teach Retrieving – Part 1 Shaping the retrieve. Introduction of various games to teach your dog to retrieve reliably. Planning for generalization. Week 3: Various Ways to Teach Retrieving – Part 2 Backward chaining. Development of a task analysis for backward chaining the retrieve. Forward chaining. Development of a task analysis for forward chaining the retrieve. Week 4: The Whistle Cues Introduction to whistle recall and the foundation to building a solid recall. Introduction to the stop whistle and the foundation to building a reliable stopping response. Week 5: The Four Basic Retrieves – Part 1 Memories. The first basic retrieve is explained in detail and several exercises are demonstrated. Markings. The second basic retrieve is explained in detail and several exercises are demonstrated. The recall whistle is introduced into retrieving work. Week 6: The Four Basic Retrieves – Part 2 Broken Markings. The third basic retrieve is explained in detail. This retrieve lays the foundation for combined exercises (e.g., double markings). Search. The last of the four basic retrieves introduces set ups for controlled “hunting”/”foraging” work. Week 7: Handling in the Distance How to build reliable responding to directional cues (i.e., left, right, and back). Introduction of the stop whistle again. Week 8: Putting It All Together Applying the four basic retrieves on your daily walks. Introduction of combined exercises (e.g., double markings, memories, and distractions). Introduction of stopping and handling exercises. Summary
Contact: Nicole Pfaller-Sadovsky, PhD