So you know about reinforcements and punishments,
understand the differences between operant and classical
conditioning, and more but you still encounter situations
when you just can’t consistently elicit the behaviors
you want from the dogs you are working with.
Training difficulties can arise from situational
factors, dog factors, owner factors, and also when
training procedures are not being correctly chosen
or implemented. There’s nothing worse than that
sinking feeling when you are “stuck” -
the dog’s behavior isn’t changing, the
owner is becoming frustrated, and you are out of ideas.
Successful trainers must have the depth and breadth
of training tools, tips and techniques to overcome
a wide variety of obstacles when things just aren’t
going the way you planned.
Shorten your learning curve for acquiring this experience
by taking advantage of what Ms. Pia Silvani will teach
you in this course. Pia has literally trained thousands
of dogs at St. Hubert’s Dog Training School,
and has encountered just about every training difficulty
you can imagine.
While there are almost an infinite number of reasons
why training difficulties arise, and ways to resolve
them, this course will focus on implementation problems
that arise because pet owners are not professional
trainers. Good handling, timing and follow through
are crucial to training success. Pia will give you
concrete instructional methods you can use to help
turn owners into good dog trainers. Training includes
the acquisition of motor skills, which requires teaching
methods different from those used to impart information.
No matter how good your skills are, your job is to
help pet owners acquire their own.
How do you teach good timing for both reinforcement
and (gulp) even punishment? How best to teach new motor
skills owners need to use a loose leash and head collar,
clicker, and other training tools effectively? How
to simplify instructions so people can follow them?
Dog may not respond as expected, even to properly
implemented techniques. You’ll need to modify
methods on the fly. You’ll learn creative alternatives
Pia has discovered through her years of experience,
to overcome problems with loose leash walking, luring,
fading prompts (food and others) and many more. Any
trainer would wish they had this instruction. This
is the third class Pia is teaching for us, and we are
thrilled to welcome her back.
Here’s what participants have to say about Pia’s
“Pia's organizational skills are excellent.
She showed a deliberate process and posed…questions
to the students…” Fran B.
by week I was able to gain knowledge and ideas
to IMMEDIATELY implement into my training. My clients
are much better served now that I have completed
this course.” Mylinda W.
“Pia offers great examples of how to handle
situations in a way that will encourage students
and establish good rapport in the classroom -- or
even in private training sessions. I also appreciated
her benevolent way of handling our questions and
suggestions.” Carol P.
This course has been approved for 2.5 CEU hours from
The LIVE class isn't on our current schedule. Please
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Piece at a Time" to be notified about when it
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is a recorded tele-webcast with the full content of
the live class including class discussion and class
notes. You have one month's online access to all class
sessions and an opportunity to ask questions of the
instructors via email. Their answers to your questions
will be recorded and emailed to you within a week.
You can earn CEUs by submitting emailed answers to
questions asked by the instructors during the recorded
class. We'll provide the details once you register.
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