Many dogs have difficulty navigating their way in life and rely on us, the owners, trainers, and behavior consultants to give them the skills to cope and to improve their quality of life. Whether your dog or your clients dog is more ‘introverted’ and acts fearful, shy or withdrawn, or ‘extroverted’ and reacts with barking, lunging, or out and out aggression, there are many protocols out there to help. Knowing which one to use; when and how to integrate them into your behavior modification plan can be a challenge. Come join Karen Deeds, CDBC to learn the variables that help to determine the best option for you or your client. Severity, predictability, environment, and a number of human factors are just a few of these variables that will be analyzed. Creating a behavior modification plan must include management along with the integration of science based behavior modification techniques. Power point, video and live demonstrations will be utilized during the seminar.
Friday, February 28th: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Gathering information: Detailed analysis of the critical contingencies that determine best option (manage, manage & modify, re-home, or euthanize) and overview of a behavior modification plan. This session is highly recommended for anyone attending the rest of the seminar, but is required for a private consultation on Monday. Owners or other trainers with client dogs may book either a one hour or 2 hour private session on Monday.
Saturday, March 1st: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Foundation: Understanding canine body language; Stages of Learning; Process/phases of training; Secondary reinforcers, Relaxation, Creating alternative behaviors; Emergency protocols; Thresholds; Introduction to various behavior modification protocols.
Sunday, March 2nd: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Putting the pieces together: Integrating the foundation skills and protocols into the behavior modification plan; what to use and when!
Location: "All Fur Fun" (Formaly "Dog City Training Center") Addison, TX
Location: "All Fur Fun" (Formaly "Dog City Training Center")
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