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Recorded Webinar. Creating Powerful Change: Social & Psychological Dynamics in Dog Training by Angelica Steinker

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Monday, December 31, 2018
  • 1:30 PM (CST)
  • Recorded Webinar


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Presented by Angelica Steiner



Join Angelica Steinker, M.Ed, CAP2, CDBC, PDBC, Certified NADOI

Learn why Clients, and other trainers, routinely follow harmful instructions in their training practices because an “authority figure” is issuing those instructions

This presentation will seek answers by reviewing and evaluating research and finding solutions on how we can change the face of the animal training industry

Learn about the dark side of human nature and learn how to embrace and bring light to each other, our training community and the training industry.

The Key Concepts

  • Understand what destructive obedience is
  • Understand the concept of “The Authority Figure”
  • The effects of labeling
  • What is objectification
  • What is social role designation?
  • Review human experimental studies
  • What is moral justification
  • How are these concepts relevant to our dog training industry
  • Become part of the solution

About The Presenter

Angelica is a published author in the field of dog training and agility. Her books, Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone and Click and Play Agility, address the handler of the agility team and the use of clicker training techniques in the sport respectively, and emphasize the importance of playing and bonding in order to train agility behaviors to the highest level. She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild. Angelica is also the Director of Training for the national franchise The Dog Smith, America’s only Force Free Dog Training and Pet Care Franchise and the co-founder of DogNostics eLearning.

Angelica has also been published in the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, both of which are peer-reviewed professional journals. She has been published in the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Chronicle of the Dog Newsletter, Dog & Handler, Animal Trainer Magazine, Dog Sport Magazine, Dalmatian Quarterly, and Clean Run, the dog agility magazine.

She is certified by National Dog Obedience Instructors and the International Institute of Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and she serves on the Advisory Board and instructs at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and is also a CASI graduate. Angelica is also certified as a Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Angelica is a sought-after public speaker who has presented at conferences across the country including the famous Camp Gone to the Dogs in Vermont, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference, BARK Agility Camp, and Karen Pryor's Clicker Expo.

Angelica has a Master's degree in Education, which has served as the foundation for her continued certifications in dog training and her extensive understanding of dog behavior and operant and classical conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn.

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