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 own dog, a foster dog in rescue, or a clients dog you are trying to help that is more ‘introverted’ and acts fearful, shy or withdrawn, or is more ‘extroverted’ and reacts with barking, lunging, or out and out aggression, there are many techniques out there to help. Knowing which one works best for the situation and the dog and how to implement them and integrate them into your behavior modification plan can be a challenge.
Come join Karen Deeds, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC) to help you learn how to help your dog! There are many variables that will help to determine the success of training and behavior modification; severity, predictability, environment, and a number of human factors are just some 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 working with the dogs will be utilized during the seminar.
Friday, February 8th
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learning Theory and Training Mechanics
$40 for Friday night only. (Included if attending both Saturday and Sunday)
Come explore the concepts of classical and operant conditioning and how to apply it to dog training. We will discuss the 4 stages of learning, the importance of clear communication, and the power of clean mechanics using Location Specific Markers to facilitate strategic placement of the reinforcement and manipulate arousal. If we can teach a giraffe to willingly stand still for a blood draw, we can train dogs without aversive or forceful techniques! This session would be helpful for those attending the weekend workshop, but not necessary. It would also be helpful for anyone wanting to learn more about training - rescue groups, pet owners, and trainers new to the positive reinforcement concept.
Saturday, February 9th
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Canine body language overview. Foundation skills; Relaxation, Play, Mental Stimulation, Impulse Control, Creating Alternative Behaviors, Emergency protocols; Thresholds; Introduction to various behavior modification protocols.
Six working spots are available.
Sunday, November 10th
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Adding to the previous day of training we will introduce Pattern Games and put the pieces together.
1 Day Audit (Saturday or Sunday) $75
2 Day Audit (Saturday and Sunday) $155
Working Spots (must attend both days) $300
To register please visit: https://doggydayout.gingrapp.com/front_end/index
Please note that you will have to create an account to access the registration page.
About Karen Deeds
Karen Deeds is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) who is well known for her work with behavioral problems in dogs especially fear, reactivity and aggression. She founded her business, Canine Connection in 1994 and taught her first reactive integration class in 2004. She attends many seminars and conferences in an effort to stay current on canine communication, training, and behavior. In 2010 she received the APDT Community Educator of the Year Award as well as winning the 2009 Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association Community Service Award for her work in the rescue community and with private clients by providing assessments and support for a variety of difficult behavioral cases. She presents seminars throughout the United States on various topics including Texas Unites in Austin for the last 3 years, IAABC conference in 2018, various training clubs and facilities, and has been a presenter at the last 4 Texas Animal Control Association conferences.