The primary purpose of this behavior program is to provide a format and the means for dog trainers to be able to better promote their businesses to other pet professionals, especially breeders, veterinarians and shelters/rescues (the source of puppies/dogs) and to disseminate proactive educational materials to new and especially prospective puppy/dog owners, so that the requisite know-how is in place before people get their puppies/dogs.
Additionally, this program:
1. Provides a bit of a history of dog training back in the day, so that trainers who didn’t experience it firsthand may appreciate how changes in the 80’s revolutionized obedience training — making the art of training a science and creating a separate new field of companion dog training,
2. Reevaluates present day, reward-based training techniques, and
3. Suggests some changes for dog training and for dog trainers’ education.
- Trainer Behavior Program
- Promotional Program for Trainers
- Back in the Day...
- Evaluating Present Day Reward-Based Training Techniques
- Some Suggested Changes for Dog Training and Trainer Education?
- 1. Accelerating and Empowering Classical Conditioning
- 2. Maximizing the Effectiveness of Luring & Then Phasing out Food Lures
- 3. Maximizing the Power of Reinforcement
- 4. Effectively Resolving Misbehavior and Non-Compliance
- 5. Quantification of Response Reliability & Speed of Training
- 6. Trainer Education
- 1. What's Common & What's Not
- 2. What's Dangerous & What's Not
- 3. Pros and Cons of Different Training Techniques
- 4. How to Phase out Training Tools
- 5. Kibble, Not Treats
- 6. How to Reward Effectively
- 7. How to Effectively Eliminate Undesirable Behavior
- 8. Clients are not Trainers
- 9. People Skills
- 10. Proactive Promotion & Marketing in the Community