When: 10/08/2023 9:00am to 10/09/2023 5:00am
Where: Spot On K9 Sports
* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.
The vast majority of issues in agility (or any dog training, for that matter) boil down to the trainer's understanding of how and when to apply reinforcement, and the mechanical skills that go along with that application. Dogs that stress up or down do so because they do not understand how, when, or where reinforcement will next appear. Dogs that consistently fail to perform in the ring do so because of reinforcement history (or lack thereof), but what is it exactly that is being rewarded? Liz and Rachel will be discussing learning theory, reinforcement methods, mechanics, markers words, engagement protocol, and much more! This isn't your typical "agility seminar" where you will run courses, but a seminar that will teach YOU how to problem solve your issues on your own! This seminar is a mix of lecture and application of skills, so bring your dog and be prepared to improve your communication, shaping and reinforcement skills! While the focus is agility-based, those who compete in different dog sports will also benefit from this experience!
Sponsor:Spot On K9
Speaker(s):Liz Randall, CPDT-KA, Rachel Downs
VenueSpot On K9 Sports
1851 E Fabyan Parkway
West Chicago, IL 60185