Instructors: Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB, Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB
After an educational and entertaining Part I, " Sacred
Cows of Dog Training" is back for Round Two. What are "sacred
cows?" We define these as uncritically accepted "core" ideas
in the world of dog training and pet behavior consulting
that have not been subjected to close scrutinty. Questioning "sacred
cows" is often done at one's own peril.
In Part 1, we questioned "nothing in life is
free", "end training on a good note" and
several other "sacred cow" procedures". In
Part 2, we take on "socialization" - what
it is and isn't and can it ever go wrong; does "click" always
have to be followed by a treat; is the "leave
it" cue really worthwhile or are there better
techniques for having dogs “leave things alone”,
For more information about Part 1 and feedback from
participants visit the Sacred
Cow Part 1 page. You can take it On
Demand now, if you missed it live, so you'll
have the complete package.
You do not want to miss this one session class and
the chance to practice critical thinking skills you
can apply to any question, and to become a more rational,
thoughtful training professional. The more we learn,
the more we realize how much we don’t know.
Here’s what people who took the class “live” had
to say and what they are doing differently as a result
of what they learned:
“I think it's so valuable to re-look at
things that we've been doing for years to make sure
they are effective.” Marta C.
“I will definitely take a closer look at "leave
it," especially due to the "drill sergeant
tone" it so often elicits...” Ann D.
“I like the discussions and the honesty
when you were talking about these ‘Sacred Cows.’ The
discussions were frank and thought provoking. It
is definitely worth watching.” Kathleen S.
“….a great presentation with ideas
that could change the way you do training”.
Approval for 1.5 CEUs from CCPDT is pending. If
you aren't attending live, you can earn CEUs by emailed
answers to the CEU questions asked by the instructors
during the recorded class. We'll provide the details
once you register.
One Session Course $39
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