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Shaping Workshop

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Jane and Kylo and Robin with Otto
Jane and Kylo and Robin with Otto
Jane with Kylo and Robin with Otto

Shaping Workshop
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!
Aims:

  • 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.
Day 2 – For 2 and 4-legged participants!
We will: 
  • 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.

Details

Start:
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End:
January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Organizer

Lynne Stephens
Email:
Lynne@doglogictraining.com

Venue

DogLogic Training
376 Sunflower Road
Statesville, North Carolina
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Phone:
704-402-5442
Website:
http://doglogictraining.com/