What’s It About?
How can we better our training skills? Emily created the seminar ‘Refining Your Training Skills’ as her answer to this very question based on her own observations, research and insights during her journey in training dogs.
The definition of ‘Refine’ is to remove unwanted elements or to purify. We will dissect our training by pulling all the pieces apart and assessing each piece’s function separately. Emily will cover the importance of proactive training as well as provide solutions to training plans gone awry.
This seminar will focus on how we can open our awareness and consciousness to our own actions and those of our dogs. We will investigate how drastic changes can occur from just the simple choice of marker, reinforcer, reinforcement delivery, reinforcement placement and what we do between training.
The majority of the seminar is based not on what to train, but how to train. However, Emily will use workshop exercises like teaching a ‘Keep Going’ signal and precision Heelwork to demonstrate these concepts.
About the Presenter
Emily Larlham runs the dog training business Dogmantics. She is known around the world for her popular Youtube channel ‘Kikopup,’ where more than 200 in-depth free dog training tutorials are posted. She created the term Progressive Reinforcement Training to describe an ethical way of training animals that involves no forms of physical intimidation. She has conducted seminars on Progressive Reinforcement Training in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. She created the term Progressive Reinforcement Training to describe an ethical way of training animals that involves no forms of physical or psychological intimidation. She has conducted seminars on Progressive Reinforcement Training in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Emily began her career as an animal caregiver at a shelter where she cared for all types of dogs and raised rooms full of puppies. She apprenticed with her mentor Kyle Rayon for five years, learning from and working with thousands of shelter dogs. Later Emily started her own business Dogmantics. She combines her artistic background and training skills to invent creative, fast, and reliable ways to solve problem behaviors as well as train complex behaviors and tricks. Emily shares her life with her spouse and their 6 dogs: Trisch and Lacey the Sight Hound mixes, Kiko the Chihuahua, Tug the Terrier mix, and Splash and Lumos the Border Collies.
Released- 2014 Tawzer Dog
Running time- 8 hours, 14 minutes