Training & Behavior Videos


Dog Training & Dog Behavior Tool-Kits

If you became a DogSmith prior to June 2016 and/or you are a DogNostics student then each of these webinars can be accessed for FREE. If you became a DogSmith after that date To access each of these Tool-Kits is $20.00. Please contact Rebekah king to receive the email with the webinar information. 

301. Canine Ethology & Canine Development - Learn about the origins and domestication of pet dogs. Study the key development periods of the pet dog and the basics of canine neuropsychology. Understand how the central nervous system operates and its place in understanding stress and the impact stress has on canine behavior – Faculty Member Niki Tudge

302. Canine Behavior & Social Communication - Learn the language of dogs. Understand the canine social behavior and communication system. Recognize distance increasing and distance decreasing behaviors. Understand social communication to be a behavior. Learn about affiliate and agonistic communication and passive and active appeasement behaviors. Understand dog bite inhibition and bite thresholds - Faculty Member Angelica Steinker

303. Learning Theory – Operant Conditioning - This module covers the science of operant conditioning and the physiology of operant conditioning and its use and application in dog training. It reviews the operant quadrants looking in depth at each quadrant and how as a dog training professional you can follow the science when introducing and managing training protocols - Faculty Member Niki Tudge

304. Learning Theory – Respondent Conditioning - This module covers the science of respondent conditioning. Learn and understand reflexive behaviors, how respondent conditioning takes place and its application in dog training - Faculty Member Niki Tudge

305. Shaping & Differential Reinforcement -This module studies differential reinforcement, DRI, DRA, DRO and differential reinforcement towards a new target behavior, shaping. We will explore these reinforcement protocols as the least invasive and aversive way to build new behaviors and as the most suitable alternative to using punishment. - Faculty Member Niki Tudge

306. Behavior skill acquisition, fluency, generalization and maintenance of The Key Pet Dog Obedience Skills- Learn how to train and achieve each of the 26 key skills this program covers. Each skill is covered in it's own tool-kit with a separate webinar showing how from acquisition to generalization. To see the list of skills covered please click here. This module also covers discrimination training and the skills for transferring stimulus control with each of the key dog training skills - Faculty Member Angelica Steinker

307. Dog Training Mechanics - Learn to be an effective dog training professional by developing clear, concise and consistent mechanics, cues and prompting systems. - Faculty Member Angelica Steinker 

308. Reinforcers and Reinforcement Schedules - A study of primary and secondary reinforcers, how they differ, when each is most effective and when they are most appropriate. Learn about the different reinforcement schedules and at what point in behavior acquisition they are most effective - Faculty Member Niki Tudge

309. Counter Conditioning & Desensitization Protocols - Understand how to construct counter conditioning programs and develop desensitization hierarchies to resolve common behavioral problems that are involuntarily elicited. - Faculty Member Angelica Steinker

310. The Approach and Flow of Behavior Case Management. Making the case for the use of functional assessments in behavior change programs - One of the most important tools to a professional behavior consultant is understanding how the behavior interacts with the environment. Learn how to conduct a functional assessment by developing skills that ensure you can manage an informant interview, observe and measure problematic behavior and if necessary conduct a functional analysis. Understand the importance of this key tool and its place in professional behavior change programs. For this module you will need to purchase the book, People Training Skills for Pet Professionals. Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients. - Faculty Member Niki Tudge

311. Private Training Consultations - Learn the necessary skills to conduct effective private training consultations that build consensus around agreed upon behavior goals. This module covers communication skills, building consensus skills and achieving client commitment and compliance. Shaping client behavior is as important as our canine training methods This module also looks at experiential learning, the biology of learning, understanding your student and the teacher/trainer role. For this module you will need to purchase the book, People Training Skills for Pet Professionals. Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients.- Faculty Member Niki Tudge

312. On Task Skill Coaching (OTSC) - Much of a professional dog trainer’s role is teaching clients how to train their dogs. Training others to train is an important skill. This module teaches you how to be a good trainer and teacher. Make your training sessions empowering, fun, safe and effective learning environments. Learn how to break down skills and dissect your knowledge into a format that clients can understand and commit to memory. Learn about "APES" the approach, planning, environment and system that engages, educates and empowers your human clients. For this module you will need to purchase the book, People Training Skills for Pet Professionals. Your essential guide to engaging, educating and empowering your human clients.- Faculty Member Niki Tudge

313. Conducting Group Classes - This module focuses on how to plan, manage and execute safe, productive and fun group training classes - Faculty Member Niki Tudge & Angelica Steinker

314. Understanding Dog Aggression & Dog Reactivity - This Dog Aggression Tool-Kit focuses on canine aggression, understanding the different types of aggression and how to build behavior change programs to resolve aggressive behavior - Faculty Member Angelica Steinker

315. Understanding Resource Guarding - Resource guarding is a natural but troublesome canine behavior. Understand and identify the different types of resource guarding problems and when operant, respondent or a combination of both protocols is the most suitable protocol to effect a change in behavior - Faculty Member Angelica Steinker