Learning the Basics to Advanced Skills of the Science Technology of Behavior Change
We are leading the dog industry in the right direction and getting away from using labels and constructs. Using words like "Dominant", "stubborn", or "Bad" are constructs that many use to describe our dogs. Behavior is a verb, it is not what our learners are it is what our learners do. Lets try to think of the many labels we use to describe our dogs? Now lets learn how we use environmental context and body language to learn why our dogs are doing what they do?
Canine Body Language
Is it important?
Understanding Behavior, Body Language, and Vocalizations. You will notice that when you are with dogs, you are suddenly able to see details in their behavior that you never perceived before. It will also help you predict what will happen next when analyzing dog behavior...
The Puppy Section
How should we prepare for puppyhood?
As you could guess, well-socialized puppies most often turn into well-socialized dogs. When you talk, pet, play, and love your puppy, you are setting them up to have successful social skills. By knowing the stages of puppyhood, you can know what to expect and how best to raise them as they grow. Socialization sounds like a complicated process, but actually it is just purposefully exposing your puppy to as many sights and sounds as possible in a positive way...
What is Clicker Training?
What is an Event Marker?
Learn about how a device is used and conditioned to let a dog know what it just did in any certain moment got them a reinforcer. A dog learns that a marker means he is about to get a reward. It tells the dog the instant they get a behavior correct. It makes it possible to deliver an instant reward every time a dog gets a behavior correct.
Tools of The Trade
Equipment is important for success?
As a teacher you will have many different tools and equipment available to help manage behavior and achieve desired training results. We always like to think of all tools being used either for safety or management until we teach our learners. It's very critical that we all understand what all the tools are and how they are used to help us make the best least intrusive ethical decisions.
Applied Animal Behavior
What is the ABC's all about?
The science that studies the relationship between the environment (sights, sounds, smells, etc.) and an individual’s behavior is called behavior analysis. Using what we know about the relationship between the environment and an individual’s behavior to change behavior that is significant for that individual..
How Dogs Think and Learn
Are Dogs Conscious? What Is Consciousness? What Self-Awareness Means in Training?
Many questions in science that lead up to the best approach in teaching our learners is Operant and Classical Conditioning. By focusing on these specific learning styles, dog owners follow a formulaic training routine that results in happier and more engaging companions...
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Come learn all about dog training and animal behavior in a fun safe environment. We believe positive reinforcement should be the top learning quadrant for all species! Come find out about the least intrusive hierarchy of behavior change!