Advanced Animal Training

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Advanced Animal Training fills your toolbox to help you understand the intricacies of behaviour even better, and is all about encouraging, communicating and motivating the animal to exhibit desired behaviour.

Advanced Animal Training is not a problem solving course and won’t deal with undesired behaviour except when I get carried away and go on a tangent… (saving that topic for my next course, that’s why!)

Images: Björn Johansson, galagophotography.com, Stephanie Edlund
Who is it for?

This course is for you if:

  • you have a full-blown or at least a semi-developed nerdy interest in animal behaviour, learning and training. 
  • you know the difference between negative punishment and negative reinforcement.
  • you are ready to take your training to the next level.

What I’m getting at is that this course is not for beginner trainers. You don’t have to have that much practical experience, but you should have a working knowledge of basic theoretical concepts related to operant learning and classical conditioning.

images: Gill Langridge / Britt Balle
How about the content and schedule?

Modules are pre-recorded so you can watch them anytime.

You’ll have access to the course for a full year.

  • Some foundations 
  • 01. Processes – animals and learning
  • 02. Classical conditioning revisited
  • 03. Predictability and control
  • 04. Motivation and relationships
  • 05. Negative reinforcement
  • 06. Shaping up shaping
  • 07. Schedules of reinforcement
  • 08. Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • 09. Procedures – trainers and teaching

This course builds on my previous course Getting Behaviour – the foundations of animal training, although it’s not a prerequisite to have attended it.

Bonuses!

I’m super excited about the bonus material for this course: I’m doing short interviews with nine world-leading animal trainers on a specific topic, one for each module.

images: Linda Bodin / Christine Dosdall
CEUs etc.

There are CEUs (Continued Educational Units) for this course, and you’ll also get a certificate of completion and a banner for your website when you finish the course!

Ah. And there’s a 30 day money-back guarantee, in case you realize that this course is not for you after all.

Course admissions are currently closed, but if you’re on my email list you’ll get notified the next time it’s available!

 

Course Content

Modules Status
1

Some Foundations

2

01. Processes - animals and learning

3

02. Classical conditioning revisited

4

03. Predictability and control

5

04. Motivation and Relationships 2.0

6

05. Negative Reinforcement

7

06. Shaping up shaping

8

07. Schedules of Reinforcement

9

08. Behaviour Analysis

10

09. Procedures - trainers and teaching

4 Replies to “Advanced Animal Training”

  1. Hi Karolina,
    I would like to take your new course. I hope it’s nerdy enough 😉
    Could you please send me an invoice without VAT.
    The company (farm) is Lillgård and the VAT-number FI 2103943-0.

    Thanks,

    Eija

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