Training and Behaviour Skills – Program Contents

This is a summary of the Topics and Modules being offered this year, from May to November 2015. There is a different major Topic each month, comprising several different Modules or events (an Intensive, a Seminar, a Skills Workshop and a hands-on Practical Course). Each Topic / Month is colour-coded.

Each major Topic on the list has a link which you can follow to see more details about that Topic or return to program – Overview

Summary of the summary

DOGS 2015 pic program flyer ClancyMay TOPIC 1 Blue
Understanding reward-based training


DOGS OTEC PP PICS Fixxer matJune TOPIC 2 Orange
Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist

 


DOGS dog grabbing leashJuly TOPIC 3 Green
Training RALPH: The Rambunctious Adolescent Lunging Posturing Hound


DOGS Fixxer trainingAugust TOPIC 4 Yellow
Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog


imageSeptember TOPIC 5 Purple
Puppy Training and Socialisation – a multitude of sins


October TOPIC 6 Navy
Alternatives to Punishment


DogScanValleyNovember TOPIC 7 Burgundy
Understanding Your Dog – body language and communication


Summary of Topics, dates and Modules

NEWSFLASH! Saturday Stream now available

imageOnly $150 for two full Saturdays, or $825 for all seven topics. Take advantage of the club or group offer (register for 5 places, get one free) and the cost is only $50 for each full-day Saturday.

imageSATURDAY STREAM (TWO SATURDAYS PER MONTH)
CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY FLYER

 

The Saturday Stream consists of two Saturdays per month, usually the second and fourth Saturday of the month (but check dates). The first Saturday presents the INTENSIVE from 10-30 am to 5-30 pm (a repeat of the previous Sunday INTENSIVE), and the second Saturday presents the SEMINAR (a repeat of the previous Monday SEMINAR) from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by the SKILLS WORKSHOP from 2 pm to 5 pm.

MAY Understanding reward-based training

SAT 16th MAY 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 30th MAY 2015 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

JUN Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist

SAT 13th JUN 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 27th JUN 2015 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

JUL Training RALPH: The Rambunctious Adolescent Lunging Posturing Hound

SAT 11th JUL 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 25TH JUL 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP  

AUG Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog

SAT 15th AUG 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 29th AUG 2015 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

SEP Puppy Training and Socialisation

SAT 12th SEPT 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 26th SEPT 2015 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

OCT Alternatives to Punishment

SAT 10th OCT 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 24th OCT 2015 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

NOV Understanding Your Dog

SAT 14th NOV 2015 10-30 am to 5-30 pm INTENSIVE
SAT 28th NOV 2015 11 am to 5 pm SEMINAR & WORKSHOP


imageCOMBINATION STREAM (SUNDAYS, MONDAYS, SATURDAYS, PLUS ONE WEEKDAY EVENING)

May TOPIC 1
Understanding reward-based training
Cost: whole Topic (all 4 modules) $245 (save $25)

MODULES:


Sun, 3 May 2015, 10am – 5pm, Understanding reward-based training Intensive
Cost: $80 (casual)

Reward-based training: The *STAR* System – Kaye’s comprehensive guide to the four key aspects of the Training process.


Mon, 11 May 2015, 7pm – 9pm, Understanding reward-based training Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

Using the *STAR* System to identify and solve training problems using reward-based principles.


Sat, 30 May 2015, 2pm – 5pm, Understanding reward-based training Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)

Acquisition Techniques: Workshopping ways to ‘Get the Behaviour’.


Wed, 6, 13, 20, 27 May 2015, 7-30 to 8-30 pm, Understanding reward-based training weekly Hands-on Course
Cost: $110 (casual)

Teach the basics, with a focus on incorporating stimulus control, fading kickstarting aids and teaching “kettle exercises”.


June TOPIC 2
Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist
Cost: whole Topic (all 4 modules) $345 (save $35)

MODULES:


Sun, 7 Jun 2015, 10am – 5pm, Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist Intensive
Cost: $80 (casual)

There are ten key concepts which Kaye believes pet dog trainers and instructors need to know in order to achieve reliability in the rich, complex real world environment full of unexpected distractions.


Mon, 15 Jun 20, 2015, 7pm – 9pm, Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

Go through worked examples of the key concepts, applied to many pet dog training tasks.


Sat, 27 Jun 2015, 2pm – 5pm, Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)

Develop your skills to deal with the four most common pet dog training issues.


Wed, 3 Jun 2015, 7-30 to 8-30 pm, Become A Pet Dog Training Specialist weekly Hands-on Course
Cost: $220 for 8 weeks (casual)

Handle a dog in real time in an 8-wk Practical Basics and Social Skills course. How will you adapt your existing methods to incorporate the key concepts?


July TOPIC 3
Training RALPH: The Rambunctious Adolescent Lunging Posturing Hound
Cost: whole Topic (all 4 modules) $245 (save $25) 

MODULES:


Sun, 5 Jul 2015, 10am – 5pm, Training RALPH Intensive
Cost: $80 (casual)

Who is RALPH?

RALPH has muddy paws – learn why this can be a death sentence. Why are so many rambunctious adolescent lunging posturing hounds dumped, re-homed, surrendered or euthanised? Explore Kaye’s list of specialised exercises for training RALPH.


Mon, 13 Jul 2015, 7pm – 9pm, Training RALPH Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

What are the re-requisities for training RALPH? Understanding “the Interpretive Factor” – giving your adolescent dog social and emotional feedback. Dealing with reactivity.


Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 2pm – 5pm, Training RALPH Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)

In this Workshop, you will use “the natural progression towards calmness” and the state of the art technique of shaping “settling”.


Tues, 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 2015, 7-30 to 8-30 pm Training RALPH weekly Hands-on Course
Cost: $110 for 4 weeks (casual)

Adolescent dogs can be a challenge. There are specific exercises for dealing with this stage. Learn how to organise a group class to minimise stress and disruption and avoid turning it into the “nightmare adolescent dog class from Hell”.


August TOPIC 4
Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog
Cost: whole Topic (all 4 modules) $245 (save $25)

MODULES:


Sun, 2 Aug 2015, 10am – 5pm, Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog Intensive
Cost: $35 (casual)

Training the whole dog – Kaye’s Ten-point Framework Understand the many factors which influence training and behaviour. The Framework provides a system for troubleshooting training problems.


Mon, 10 Aug 2015, 7pm – 9pm, Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

Using Kaye’s Framework for Understanding the Whole Dog.


Sat, 22 Aug 2015, 2pm – 5pm, Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)

Practical applications of the Training Framework. Participate in workshopping four case studies of training problems, using the Training Framework.


Wed, 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2015, 7-30 to 8-30 pm, Positive & More… Training the Whole Dog weekly Hands-on Course
Cost: $110 for 4 weeks (casual)

Gain hands-on experience of some training exercises which are designed to take account of the issues set out in Kaye’s Framework for Training the Whole Dog.


September TOPIC 5
Puppy Training and Socialisation
Cost: whole Topic (all 4 modules) $245 (save $25)

MODULES:


Sun, 6 Sept 2015, 10am – 5pm Puppy Training and Socialisation Intensive
Cost: $45 (casual)

This session can save lives!
Why Puppy Class is so important. What are the priorities? And why do some Puppy Classes do more harm than good?


Mon, 14 Sept 2015, 7pm – 9pm Puppy Training and Socialisation Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

THE CLOCK’S TICKING!

The Wagging School Socialisation Checklist.


Sat, 26 Sept 2015, 2pm – 5pm Puppy Training and Socialisation Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)

Workshopping the how and why of the key Puppy Class exercises, including the correct way to teach bite inhibition.


Thu, 3, 10, 17, 24 Sept 2015, 7-30 to 8-30 pm Puppy Training and Socialisation weekly Hands-on Course
Cost: $110 for 4 weeks (casual)

A hands-on walk through Puppy Class, over 4 weeks.


October TOPIC 6
Alternatives to Punishment
Cost: whole Topic (all 3 modules) $145 (save $15)

MODULES:

Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 10am – 5pm Alternatives to Punishment Intensive
Cost: $80 (casual)

Mon, 12 Oct 2015, 7pm – 9 pm Alternatives to Punishment Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

Sat, 24 Oct 2015, 2pm – 5pm Alternatives to Punishment Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)


November TOPIC 7
Understanding Your Dog – body language and communication
Cost: whole Topic (all 4 modules) $245 (save $25)

MODULES:


Sun, 8 Nov 2015, 10am – 5pm Understanding Your Dog Intensive
Cost: $80 (casual)

Observe and interpret the signs that dogs give us.
Dogs use body language to express stress, anxiety, calming or appeasement signals, friendliness, self-defence and other issues.


Mon, 16 Nov 2015, 7pm – 9pm Understanding Your Dog Seminar
Cost: $35 (casual)

Using the VOLHARD DRIVES
Describe your dog in a nutshell, and adapt generic training approaches to suit different dogs.


Sat, 28 Nov 2015, 2pm – 5pm Understanding Your Dog Skills Workshop
Cost: $45 (casual)

Understanding your dog through photography: An innovative approach to learning about dogs,

Offered here for the first time!


Wed, 11, 18, 25, Nov, 2 Dec 2015, 7-30 to 8-30 pm Understanding Your Dog weekly Hands-on Course
Cost: $110 for 4 weeks (casual)

A hands-on road test of Kaye’s Top Ten Leadership Exercises.

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