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Next Scheduled Presentation Date

Dog Sports New England Club (Armidale)  
Date: Saturday 24 February 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Event:  Dog Training Insight – a One-Day Presentation
Location: Armidale Ex-Services Club, Dumaresq Street, Armidale
Included: Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and Lunch provided
Cost:  $80 for Club members, $95 for non-members
Bookings essential:  Lorna Patton, 0402225824 or [email protected]

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Dog Training Insight – a One-Day Presentation

Duration:  One Day 

Availability: Those wishing to host a presentation can contact Vicki directly on 0411 390 927 to check availability

Cost to host: $1100 (plus GST) plus travel, accommodation and meal expenses (when out of Sydney metro)

Vicki Austin, professional dog trainer with over 30 years of experience, will explore the pure magic of reward based dog training techniques. She offers an understanding as to why our training efforts sometimes seem to fail. She questions the reality of never resorting to punishment based techniques and the unwanted side-effects of such applications.

This course will look at the human / dog relationship and participants will learn the brilliant simplicity of training demonstrated by a range of techniques of positive reinforcement under operant / instrumental conditioning. It also investigates the role of Pavlovian / classical conditioning in training.

This presentation is suitable for those with a curiosity about dog training; anyone working in the dog training industry; or participating in dog sports. It will give the uninitiated an introduction to the joys and complexities of dog training and stimulate thought in those with experience.