Handler (x2 days) £200 Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2022 at Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3RR.
Danielle Beck PGDip/MSc ABTC-CAB/ATI is an Animal Behaviour Consultant based in Greater Manchester, UK. Danielle is a qualified Animal Behaviour Consultant and possess the necessary and relevant academic qualifications, which are backed up by over 18 years of practical experience, allowing her to practise, as an animal behaviourist. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors and specialises in aggression and trauma. Danielle is also a Registered Animal Training Instructor and full member of PACT (Professional Association of Canine Trainers).
Danielle is an enthusiastic, passionate and empathetic person and understands the turmoil owners face when living with dogs that have experienced trauma. The theoretical knowledge and practical experience enable her to successfully rehabilitate dogs and coach owners through behavioural challenges.
About the Weekend
Danielle is passionate about supporting other professionals, creating a safe space to share knowledge and experiences.
We are excited to offer a weekend filled with discussion and training for all trainers and behaviourists looking to top up their skills, share stories, case examples, and dust of their treat pouches for some practical skills.
Due to the group discussion the practical elements of what is taught may vary.
The weekend will be mostly based around the theory of animal learning including habituation; sensitisation / desensitisation, classical conditioning, operant conditioning.
We’ll be discussing popular training techniques and theories and breaking them down into what they are, how they affect the animal and how to utilises them for rehabilitation.
How to teach these exercises to our dogs and how we can vary them to suit the emotional needs of the individual.
How to recognise and evaluate the behavioural states of the individuals within the class, taking into account their ethology, genetics, and behavioural states such as fearful, nervous, aggressive / controlling, frustrated, threat-reduction, play and relaxation and identify situations where further action may be necessary.
Handler places are for non-reactive dogs only.
This seminar aims to show you how to teach an assess these techniques in a safe way, so you can then apply them to a reactive dog.
Outline of the day
The sessions are likely to run from 10.30am – 4.30pm with an hour break for lunch. We’d like to put on refreshments and have toilet access.
Dog’s can be out at all times but can be left in the car to settle if needed.