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Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
CEUs PPAB,1.5. IAABC,1.5. CCPDT,1.5.
Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar One aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment. We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based. We also believe in setting the learner up for success. This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies
Learn what equipment is appropriate.
Understand the difference between a command and a cue.
Understand the “Hierarchy of Rewards”
Learn how to choose an appropriate training area.
Learn how to choose an appropriate reinforcer.
Learn how to use start and release cues to communicate with your learner.
Learn how to lure a behaviour and fade the lure for maximum success and minimal stress!
Learn when and how to add a visual cue – hand signal.
Learn when and how to add a verbal cue.
Learn how to “mark” a behavior with a secondary reinforcer/bridging stimulus that is a verbal marker.
Understand how to correctly deliver reinforcement in position and why thoughtless delivery will undermine the reinforcement value.
Handle food rewards safely and efficiently.
Deliver food rewards from hand, treat bag, container or pocket; deliver food rewards in a stationary position to dog’s mouth
Clearly demonstrate ability to communicate the cue, mark the behavior and reinforce the action.
Operate a clicker in hand with a non-visual movement.
Give a cue without excessive body language or unnecessary repetition.
Understand the antecedent package
Know the difference between a reward and a reinforcer.
Understand the “scientific” meaning of positive reinforcement
You will also learn the following 'tricks'/behaviors:
Shake hands/ Give a Paw. Peekaboo (Dog facing forwards between handler's legs) & On Your Side! (Dog lies on side from a down)
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