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January 12 @ 10:00 am - January 13 @ 1:00 pm
January 12th and 13th from 10-1pm
WORKSHOP 1 – SHAPING
SHAPING, PUTTING BEHAVIORS ON CUE, STIMULUS CONTROL!
WHAT DO THESE HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR SPORT?
COME ALONG AND FIND OUT AT THESE FUN WEEKEND WORKSHOPS AT DOGLOGIC.
- Help your dog to learn efficiently.
- Encourage your dog to think for herself.
- Our most successful teams are those who have fully embraced and understood this concept.
Recently, I have been asked about shaping by a number of people.
• For example, how does it differ from luring?
• Why do we need to shape behavior?
• How does it help with our sporting behaviors?
• Is it a useful tool to use with a puppy?
I’d like to help to clarify and demystify these questions for those of you who are interested.
Come along and join us on:
Saturday, January 12th / Sunday, January 13th – 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. on both days.
Cost for the complete seminar will be
$120 ($60 per day) – 2 legged participants only.
$140 ($60 for Day 1 / $80 for Day 2) for those working a dog. (Limit 6 dog / handler teams)
All participants will play an active role in the seminars.
This is the reason for the minimal surcharge for those working a dog on Day 2.
Day 1 – For those with 2 legs!
- Explain shaping and the reasons for using this training technique.
- Clarify the difference between shaping and luring.
- Clarify the meaning of capturing behaviors.
- Discuss the need for high rates of reinforcement at the beginning of the process and how/ when we can decrease this rate.
- Provide plenty of practical experiences – large and small group work.
- Explain why the puppy who understands shaping is at an advantage in your sport.
- Discuss the need for a shaping plan (even if it is only in your head)
- Produce a shaping plan for a behavior that we are going to teach on Day 2.
- Use yesterday’s shaping plan to shape a new behavior
- Develop more shaping plans.
- “Shape” a few important behaviors with the dogs/puppies participating.
- Observe and discuss how and when to change strategy during the shaping process.