May 29, 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Quest Melbourne Airport 20 Annandale Rd, Melbourne Airport
Dog Training Insight Workshop
Vicki Austin, professional dog trainer with over 30 years of experience will be presenting the effective use of reward based techniques.
Vicki has enjoyed a successful career in dog training over a varied range of applications including: scent detection, canine behaviour modification, wrangling animals for the media, puppy classes, competition obedience and tracking, and has also spent several years at Taronga Zoo’s Free Flight Birdshow as a trainer and presenter.
This course will explore the human/dog relationship and attendees will learn the brilliant simplicity of training demonstrated by a range of techniques of positive reinforcement under operant conditioning. It also investigates the role of pavlovian/classical conditioning in training, concluding with how and when the use of positive punishment under operant conditioning is appropriate and its possible detrimental side effects.
This presentation is suitable for anyone working in the dog training industry or participating in dog sports. Anyone who is currently working and/or studying in the animal industry will gain from attending this workshop.
It will give the uninitiated an introduction to the joys and complexities of dog training and broaden the knowledge of those who have already commenced the journey in this fascinating field of dog training and behaviour.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Bookings closed Wednesday 25th May, 9:00am. If you would like to attend, please contact us on 0412 256 655