Pat Miller Seminar
December 7 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday December 7th, 9am-4pm
The Cognitive Canine
In the last decade, science has taken incredible strides in our understanding of canine cognition. This combination lecture/workshop addresses these advances and applies them to a variety of exercises including imitation, reading, fast mapping, match-to-sample, object discrimination, color discrimination, and more.
Sunday December 8th, 9am-4pm
Positive Solutions for Behavior Problems
Apply the principles of behavior and learning to resolve problem behaviors without the use of force. It’s easier than you think!
Monday December 9th, 9am-4pm
Shelter from the Storm
More and more forward thinking shelters and rescue groups are recognizing the role that behavior plays in the pet overpopulation equation, and adding behavior programs and even departments. This can be the most frustrating and yet rewarding work you’ve ever done. Hear about what – and how – behavior programs are working in shelters. Learn how to approach shelter administration and staff to improve your chances of having your training and behavior program be accepted and successful. Learn what not to do and say to avoid pushing shelter buttons. Discuss philosophies about euthanasia, hoarders, rescues, and limited admittance (“no-kill”) versus full-service shelters. Share feelings about euthanasia, and your own past experiences in shelter training work.