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Part 1: Communication

“I currently train dogs, and I was able to see how the things that I may never think twice about doing as an animal trainer, are real training principles that I have overlooked, or forgotten!  I’m really looking forward to the motivation and practical courses to help me to be a better trainer! I’m a fan!”

-Jessica Perry, Perfect Pets

***NEW STUDY BUDDY SALE***

Offer valid until Friday, 8/25/17

Get $50 off per person/course offering for every new student enrolled with a buddy ($100 per person for the full course!)

(For details contact sskrovan@mlml.calstate.edu)

Communication 101 (At 101 part 1):

  • UNMASK THE SIX BASIC METHODS TO TRAIN ANY BEHAVIOR
  • DISCOVER HOW TO MODIFY AND SELECT THE RIGHT TRAINING APPROACH FOR THE ANIMAL
  • Over 14 hours of material!
  • Videos of all concepts representing dozens of species including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and numerous exotic species including marine animals, parrots,  primates, big cats and more!

Available on demand only from 9/20/2017-12/20/2017

Lecture 1: A new conversation about the confluence of ethics, science, and practice in animal training. Overview of the background science  (behaviorism, cognition, neurosciences) and ethics of behavior modification and an introduction to the pros and cons class model for best outcomes.

Lecture 2: Introduction to communication. Operant and classical conditioning comparison. Understanding associative learning and classically conditioned stimuli: Bridges and advanced communication stimuli: Keep Going Stimulus, Intermediate bridges, Redirection Stimulus, End-of-session stimulus and their pros and cons.

Lecture 3: The art of training: successive approximations. Training plans and the basic formula for training behaviors.  Understanding how to make the right choice of training approximation.

Lecture 4: The Six Basic Operant Techniques: The pros and cons of Free shaping (scan and capture).  The importance of Antecedent arrangements and how to set the animal up for success.

Lecture 5: The Six Basic Operant Techniques: The pros and cons of Mimicry and Baiting.  Two lectures in 1 - each lecture fully covering the topic of these important training methods.

Lecture 6: The Six Basic Operant Techniques: The Pros and cons of Manipulation and Negative Reinforcement. Two lectures in 1 - each lecture fully covering the topic of these important training methods.

Lecture 7: The Six Basic Operant Techniques: The pros and cons of Targeting and closing thoughts and previews of next course.

Prices: (Communication 101 only)

$220