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ABCs of Learning Theory — Operant Conditioning

ABCs of Learning Theory – Operant Conditioning

Course Information:

If you are an animal trainer or an owner who would like to have better training skills and a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t, this course is a must. This course will teach you the basics of how animals learn and the language of behavior. All good animal trainers must have an understanding of operant conditioning principles.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Stacey Braslau-Schneck
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA: 1.5
IAABC: 1.5
Info on CEUs for other organizations
Course Length: 1.5 hr
Original Air Date: 2005

Course Cost: $25.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

A Simple Functional Assessment: The most versatile tool in your toolbox

A Simple Functional Assessment: The most versatile tool in your toolbox

Course Information:

Sue,

Just a quick note of thanks.  Finally – a simple way to learn how to identify working within the quadrants. Very helpful.  So glad I could listen in.

Kym Iffert
www.dogosophy.info
La Grange Park, IL    USA

The class was great!  It was my first class with you and much better than I expected.  I thought you did an excellent job at guiding volunteers to the correct answer, provided clear communication/information and kept the class on agenda. I plan to continue to take more classes.  Thanks!

Janey Patterson
Wimberley, TX USA

Join Sue for this unique opportunity to learn how to do a simple functional assessment – the same technique used by Applied Behavior Analysts! This course will not be available as a recorded course, so take advantage of this opportunity!

A functional assessment will aid you in your work – it will help you discover the triggers for undesired behavior and the consequences that maintain that behavior; it will help you learn how to really dig down and isolate these most important pieces of the puzzle so you can resolve problems quickly and efficiently. This knowledge gives you a formula for success that will put you heads and shoulders above the competition.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge:  n/a
Instructor:  Susan Smith, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA CEUs: 1.5
or
CBCC-KA CEUs: 1.5
IAABC CEUs: see CEU page for information
Info on CEUs for other organizations
Course Length:  1 hr 30 min
Original Air Date:  2017

Course Cost:  $30.00

Contact Information:  sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

 

A Behavior Systems Approach to Learning (1 CEU)

A Behavior Systems Approach to Learning: Species-Typical Behavior

Course Information:

Learning involves a complex set of conditions. While most training procedures focus on the explicit environmental control of such behavior (e.g., operant and respondent contingencies), underlying species-typical mechanisms determine much of how this will occur. This lecture will examine how these biological pre-cursors interact with learning to produce the end response. Aspects such as Motivational processes, “errors” in learning (e.g., misbehavior, “superstitious” behavior), and the relationship between the training context and an organism’s niche will be examined. The hope is to better account for how ethological principles and biology in general combine with learning to better produce the desired trained responses in animals.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Eduardo J. Fernandez, Ph.D.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA CEUs: 1
or
CBCC-KA CEUs: 1
IAABC CEUs: 1
Info on CEUs for other organizations
Course Length: 1 hr
Original Air Date: July 2005

Course Cost: $25.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

10 Things Your Animal Wants You to Know About Behavior

10 Things Your Animal Wants You To Know About Behavior

Course Information:

Dr. Friedman discusses the 10 most important concepts and principles trainers and owners need to understand about behavior. By understanding these concepts, you will be a better trainer and a better consultant. You will have a more thorough understand of behavior, which you will then be able to communicate to your clients, and help them work more effectively with their pets.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Susan G. Friedman, PhD
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA: 1.5
CBCC-KA: 1.5
IAABC: 1.5
KPA: 1.5
e-mail about CEUs for other organizations
Course Length: 1 hr 45 min
Original Air Date: 2006

Course Cost: $40.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

Basic Behavioral Neuroanatomy

Basic Behavioral Neuroanatomy

Course Information:

The name says it all! This course discusses the anatomy of the brain with an emphasis on learning and behavior. This course is a pre-requisite course for the Introduction to Neurobiology parts I & II.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Dr. Lore Haug
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA CEUs: 1.5
or
CBCC-KA CEUs: 1.5
IAABC CEUs: 1.5
e-mail about CEUs for other organizations
Course Length: 1 hr 30 min
Original Air Date: 2018

Course Cost: $40.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

Barking & Mobbing

Barking & Mobbing

Course Information:

Renowned biologist and ethologist, Dr. Ray Coppinger, and other scientists recently studied barking in various species. This telecourse discusses their findings.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Ray Coppinger
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA: 1.5
or
CBCC-KA: 1.5
IAABC: 1.5
KPA: 1.5
e-mail about CEUs for other organizations
Course Length: 2 hr 10 min
Original Air Date: 2010

Course Cost: $50.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

All About Prompts! (1 CEU)

All About Prompts

Course Information:

There are many nuances to training that require a deeper understanding than might at first be apparent. Prompts are certainly one of those areas. Understanding prompts and their purpose, and how to use them effectively, will better enable you to help your clients with one of the stickiest wickets in dog training – fading the lure! In this one-hour remote course, we will discuss the following topics:

  • What is a prompt
  • The science of prompts
  • What is the purpose of a prompt
  • How to fade prompts
  • Problems with clients & prompts
  • Helping clients fade prompts

 

Just wanted to thank you for a great webinar on Prompts! Found it to be very thought provoking.

Michaela Greif
Opportunity Barks Dog Training
Philadelphia, PA

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Susan Smith, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CPDT-KA: 1
IAABC: 1
Info on CEUs for other organizations
Course Length: 1 hr
Original Air Date: 2017

Course Cost: $25.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.

Common Medical Problems That Can Affect Behavior

Common Feline Medical Problems That Can Affect Behavior

Classical vs. Operant Conditioning HAS NOT AIRED YET