Practical Dog Training Workshop

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Date(s) - April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024
4:00 pm - 4:29 pm

Practical Dog Training Workshop


Forrest Micke and Dr. Stewart Hilliard


The weekend will focus on practical work with dog-handler teams conducted by Forrest, anchored by presentations from Stewart on how behavioral science informs modern dog training. Each day will begin with discussion of science-based dog training and then move into practical sessions to show how psychological principles are applied to modern training of companion, sport, and practical working dogs. “Anything goes” Q&A will wrap up each day.


Practical topics will include: +Reinforcement strategies, criteria-setting, rules-based play as a reinforcement and training system, principles and application of secondary reinforcers, session management, leash work and handling, integration of aversive control to “proof” +Reinforcement-taught skills, and problem-solving. Emphasis will be on recognizing where and why Pavlovian and instrumental behaviors comer into conflict and hinder training, and how to “insulate” trained behaviors from Pavlovian interference.


Friday 4-6pm, working spots only meet and greet

Saturday & Sunday, 9-4:30

Working Spot 500.00 (8 Spots)
Audit Spot 400.00


**Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE


We have secured a special rate of 107.00 with pet fee waived for this workshop. Just mention that you are a guest with Joint Forces K9 and the workshop.