Time is TBD | K9Sensus Foundation

Working Dog Foundations -- Level 1

We are taking reservations for this class. If you are interest, please RSVP!!!! This course is meant for any working, sport or service dog trainer months, trainers in charge of puppy raising programs, or those who foster for service/guide dog programs.
Working Dog Foundations  -- Level 1

Time & Location

Time is TBD
K9Sensus Foundation, 54254 150 Ave, Lucas, IA 50151, USA

About The Event

This two day comprehensive course is designed around classroom time and hands on training to provide trainers with an overview of skills, abilities and exercises to build a well rounded working dog. This class focuses on giving the trainer tools deliberately set learning opportunities for their K9 partner to advance their overall performance.

Focus is on training the trainer, meeting the team at its level and providing a challenging and safe learning environment.

During this 2-day course the practical application portion of the class will be as follows:

  • Students will learn concepts around stimulus control, which is the foundation for obedience work and the foundation of a trained final response in odor detection work.
  • Students will learn how to safely find and work motivational operation development (drive work) in a puppy.
  • Environmental socialization and body awareness

Topics Covered:

• Discussion of learning processes

• Development of a plan to reinforce desired behavior chains (and how to break undesired behavior chains)

• Discrimination and Stimulus control – ignoring distractions

Students will leave the course with an understanding of stimulus control, an understanding of how to develop training procedures to achieve target behaviors, and new ideas to be incorporated into their everyday training routine.

Specifically designed to address concerns of the working dog world, this seminar is designed to develop the mechanical skills and abilities of the trainer/handler. Designed for individuals who train and handle their own working dog, work as a foster, puppy raiser or puppy sitter for service dog organizations or trainers responsible for developing working dogs.

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