CEU Event: Chicken Camp (A Clicker Training Workshop)
When: 08/05/2023 6:00pm to 08/07/2023 4:00pm
Where: Teamworks Dog Training, llc
* 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.
One of the best ways to become a better trainer is to train a different animal. Chicken camp is a concept first introduced by Bob and Marian Bailey in the 90s. The idea is to remove all the emotional baggage that comes with dog training...and just work on timing, criteria, and rate of reinforcement. Chickens have very fast reaction times, and are easily frustrated by a low rate of reinforcement. Suffice to say it is a humbling experience...but after you have trained a chicken, you will become a much better dog trainer! Most people think chickens aren't very bright, but chickens actually have a very keen ability to discriminate colors and shapes. Using a clicker, you will get to teach two different chickens a basic discrimination behavior, as well as some chicken "Agility" obstacles. CEUs will be applied for (CPDT, IAABC, PPG). Camp will start Friday night 6-9pm with a lecture on operant conditioning. Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm will be coached training sessions with an emphasis on "think, plan do". Sunday will conclude with each participant doing a demonstration of behaviors taught. Auditor spots also available. Deposit is non-refundable unless spot can be filled from the waiting list. Limit 10 Participants. Between 1999-2004, I was fortunate enough to attend four week-long camps with Bob and Marian in Hot Springs Arkansas, and it was an incredibly helpful and educational experience for me as a trainer. Here is a video of chickens I taught to do "agility". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUahZswnbZE&t=136s. *********************** Back in 2005, I got chickens and we held 3 successful camps at Teamworks, with Bob Bailey's blessings and coaching. Now, I've decided to do this once again, with a new batch of chickens. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to refine your clicker skills!
Sponsor:Teamworks Dog Training, llc
Speaker(s):Michele Godlevski, CPDT-KA, CBCC, ACDBC
Contact: Teamworks Dog Training
VenueTeamworks Dog Training, llc
195 Robbins Road
Youngsville, NC 27596