Structure your training sessions efficiently and effectively
If you love a clean, productive training session but aren’t quite sure how to make it happen consistently… read on.
Does your dog get frustrated easily or tend to lose focus during training sessions? Do you struggle with knowing when to raise criteria or when to add a cue? Do your shaping sessions sometimes feel like a crapshoot?
Many of these problems can be solved by addressing the structure of your training sessions. With a few behavioral tools on board, you can design your training sessions so that they flow smoothly… without gaps or “junk” (technical term). So smoothly, that the behaviors seem to learn themselves!
It’s all totally doable. No magical powers required! (Unicorn optional.)
Your training session is like a blank page. But without something to attach it to, it slides all over the table and wrinkles up… making your brushstrokes smeary and hard to control. Let’s get you some tape to secure that sucker to the easel so you can get down to business and make some art.
But don't let the blank page scare you! I know how easy it is to stare at that big blank space and feel paralyzed (and then spend 2 hours picking out just the right font instead of writing). Our "tape" doesn't just hold the paper down. It also can be used to create templates that make building behaviors faster and easier... without having to start from scratch every time.
This workshop will teach you specific strategies to structure your training sessions, so that you can avoid frustration and unwanted behavior by building tight, clean “loops”. We will hone a set of anchor patterns, trained behavioral patterns, that provide structure for the session and create a framework of simple units, which can then be used to build more complex behaviors, chains, and sequences in the future.
This live workshop includes time to implement the exercises in real life as well as get your questions answered.
Jump on this now! I've previewed the content in the Set It and Forget It workshop and it's excellent - smart, efficient, and effective practices to structure your training sessions.
It's a virtual workshop, you guys, not just another webinar. Don't miss out on this one! See you in there, friends. - Lindsay Wood Brown, CAAB KPA-CTP
How it works:
After signing up, you’ll receive a little (well, more than a little) homework material, which will include written information, a few videos, and a few exercises to try on your own.
On August 22nd at 10am Eastern, we’ll hold our live virtual workshop where you can show up to ask questions and actually try the exercises with your own dog (off camera). We'll go over the homework exercises, and then build on them. I know the best way to actually make sure you use the information is to do it right then and there. So we have built time into the workshop so that you can hear instructions, see the demo, and then go try it with your dog - figure out what questions that exercise generates and then ask them while they are still fresh in your mind!
The workshop is recorded and you can watch it back anytime by going right back to the same link.
The Critical Details
Homework material: Available now! Log in and get started training.
Live workshop: Aug 22 @10am Eastern
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I've listened to all your podcasts and seeing these ideas in practice just made a ton of things click. And the format worked really well... getting to practice live and ask questions as things come up. Two thumbs up for that!
I really enjoyed your workshop and the homework before. It was great just breaking it down and practicing the mechanics. It was also a good experience to not be in autopilot with my mechanics and have to focus and concentrate with what I'm doing...and step back into the shoes of a learner, just like someone who is learning how to use a clicker with dogs for the first time ever.
Thanks so much Hannah. Enjoyed the webinar and learned lots. Great way to teach a workshop to so many people around the world! Wow! I am really looking forward to the next one. Keep those tails waggin’!
- Susan Pitcher