Instructed by Louise Stapleton-Frappell
PPAB 14, CPDT - 12.5, IAABC - 10, KPA - 10
Level One - Apprentice. A five session program over 5 months.
Note: If you register for the program and cannot make all the live webinars you automatically receive a recording of each session in time to prepare your lesson homework.
TrickMeister – Mastering Fun With Your Dog is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the TrickMeister courses is to teach the science behind the training as well as all the skills needed to train a pet dog, with a big emphasis on enjoyment. We firmly believe that all training should be fun but knowledge based. We also believe in setting the learner up for success. This applies both to our human learners and their canine buddies! Watch this short video on how the program works
The course price includes includes your five live webinars (or recordings), your homework assignments, your open book online tests, your homework video submissions and your student support. This fee also includes your application fee for your TrickMeister Title.
The Webinar Dates
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Mon, May 2, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Checkout the course content here
The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledge while having the best time possible. You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!
Don’t let the name mislead you: The TrickMeister – Mastering Fun With Your Dog course isn’t just for dogs! It is an absolute must for learning how to teach any companion animal!
Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?
Apprentice Course Overview
The Apprentice program is not a prerequisite for the Journeyman or Master courses. Watch this short webinar on the TrickMeister Program & Titles
Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG
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with Jane Ehrlich
PPAB 1, IAABC 1, CPDT 1, KPA 1
Join Jane Ehrlich for this webinar on how to identify aggressive cat behaviors.
Identify reasons for a cat's aggression towards a human
learn the differences between play aggression and the real thing!
note the difference in body language that indicates developing aggression
Learn how to achieve a happier relationship between you and your cat
Understand how to manage a cat's anger towards
Jane Ehrlich, ACBC
presented by Dawn Gilkison
Once you have set training goals, it makes sense to use your time efficiently to achieve outcomes.
This webinar will detail a way for you to structure your training sessions so that you and your dog are set up for success.
Whether you are training a companion or a performance dog it is important to be aware of aware of all factors so you can control the environment to your advantage. This will help you reach your training goals sooner.
Dawn Gilkison KPA CTP is the owner of Positive Solutions Dog Training, located in the Portland, Oregon metro area.
Dawn has trained dogs for agility, obedience, conformation, and upland and waterfowl hunting. She works with clients one-on-one to create attentive companions and focused performance dogs. In addition to training dogs, Dawn teaches Biology at a local community college.
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Of course, we’ll discuss a different sort of force than Obi-Wan Kenobi referred to in Star Wars! In this webinar, we’ll examine the use of coercion in animal training. While we aim to minimize our use of aversives, it’s essential that we understand the science of punishment and be aware of its potential side effects. Is negative punishment always preferable to positive punishment? Are secondary punishers safer than primary punishers? Admitting that punishment can “work,” what are the behavioral costs to the animal and to the punisher? How can we help our clients manage interactions with their pets to decrease their use of aversives? Our overall goal will be to bring more clarity and mindfulness to choices surrounding the use of force with our learners.
Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB.
Kathy is an associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist based in Tacoma, Washington and has spent the past two decades as a full-time professional trainer for dogs and other animals.
For her first ten years as an animal trainer, Kathy trained marine mammals at a research laboratory for the University of Hawaii, in the open-ocean for the US Navy and at a zoo in Tacoma Washington. Since 1995, Kathy has focused on training land-dwelling animals: dogs and their people.
She has been honored to be on the faculty of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos since 2003. She also has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the APDT Newsletter, served as a subject-matter expert for the Delta Society's Service Dog Education System; conducted rat-training camp for Terry Ryan's DogSense, instructed at Dogs of Course’s Instructor Training Course and appeared as the "Way Cool Scientist" on an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Kathy meets with dog owners in Tacoma, Seattle, and other areas in the Puget Sound region to design behavior modification plans, to teach basic manners to their dogs and to prepare for competition. She also travels extensively to lead dog training and behavior workshops that make the science of animal training accessible and practical for dog trainers and owners alike.
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Angelica Steinker M.Ed., PCBC-A, C.D.B.T., C.D.B.C., CAP2
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