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    • Thursday, March 03, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar


    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,1.5. IAABC,1.5. CCPDT,1.5.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar One aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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

    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar One


    Learn what equipment is appropriate.

    Understand the difference between a command and a cue.

    Understand the “Hierarchy of Rewards”

    Learn how to choose an appropriate training area.

    Learn how to choose an appropriate reinforcer.

    Learn how to use start and release cues to communicate with your learner.

    Learn how to lure a behaviour and fade the lure for maximum success and minimal stress!

    Learn when and how to add a visual cue – hand signal.

    Learn when and how to add a verbal cue.

    Learn how to “mark” a behavior with a secondary reinforcer/bridging stimulus that is a verbal marker.

    Understand how to correctly deliver reinforcement in position and why thoughtless delivery will undermine the reinforcement value.

    Master the mechanics of training

    Handle food rewards safely and efficiently.

    Deliver food rewards from hand, treat bag, container or pocket; deliver food rewards in a stationary position to dog’s mouth

    Clearly demonstrate ability to communicate the cue, mark the behavior and reinforce the action.

    Operate a clicker in hand with a non-visual movement.

    Give a cue without excessive body language or unnecessary repetition.

    Understand the antecedent package

    Know the difference between a reward and a reinforcer.

    Understand the “scientific” meaning of positive reinforcement

    You will also learn the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    Shake hands/ Give a Paw. Peekaboo (Dog facing forwards between handler's legs) & On Your Side! (Dog lies on side from a down)

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited. Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Saturday, April 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, April 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar


    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB, 1.5. IAABC,1.5. CCPDT, 1.5.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar Two aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar Two

    • Understand when to raise or lower criteria.
    • Learn how to effectively proof behaviors with variable body language. 
    • Learn how to use start and release cues. Develop a greater understanding of the use of a clicker and verbal marker. 
    • Understand the advantages of using a clicker as a precision tool. 
    • Learn how to optimally extend the duration of a behavior. 
    • Understand the different implications to the learner of a sit stay and a down stay. 
    • Understand how to use a clicker or verbal marker as a keep going signal to extend the duration of a behavior.
    • Learn how to teach your dog to focus on you. Understanding the importance of a default behavior. 
    • Learn how to teach a default behavior.


    You will also learn the following 'tricks'/behaviors: Leave It, Stay and Watch Me and understand the application of these tricks in everyday life.

    We will take a look at some of the The Science & Knowledge behind the training:  You will gain an understanding of “Push, Drop, Stick” and learn how to  effectively use this protocol to ensure minimal error learning. We will also be learning about the use of different Bridging Stimuli including Keep Going Signals and Terminal Markers.


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited. Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    Training Meister

    Your Force-Free FUN Dog Training Program


    • Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB,1.5. IAABC,1.5. CCPDT,1.5.


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar Three aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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.

    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar Three

    - Learn the mechanics of using a target stick

    - Learn how to teach a hand target

    - Learn how to add duration to a hand target

    - Learn how to use a hand target to teach new behaviors

    - Learn how to teach a stationary hand touch (Standing with stillness)

    - Learn how to proof your new cue

    - Understand the meaning and application of targeting.

    - Understand the positive application of a hand target in real life situations.

    - Understand D.R.A. and D.R.I. and why they aren’t always an appropriate response to what we consider to be an inappropriate behavior

    - Know how, when and why to make use of a trick as an alternative or incompatible behavior


    You will also learn the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    Touch

    Target

    Spin

    Crawl

    and understand the application of these tricks in everyday life!


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited. Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of Force-Free Training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Thursday, June 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar


    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB ,1.5. IAABC, 1.5. CCPDT, 1.5.


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar Four aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar Four

    - Learn how to ‘capture’ behaviors

    - Learn how to teach a release cue

    - Learn how to safely develop stamina and increase strength
     
    - Learn how to achieve ‘minimal error’ learning
     
    - Learn how to use objects as visual targets  

    - Learn more about the A.B.C. contingency

    - Increase our understanding of the learning cycle
     
    - Understand how to step into the learning cycle and add a new cue
     
    - Learn why we should label behaviors to communicate intention

    - Understand why we should aim for ’errorless’ learning

    - Understand the stages of teaching a new behavior and maintaining it

    You will also learn the following 'tricks'/behaviors: Sit, Stand, Speak, Ring the Bell and Close the Door and understand the application of these tricks in everyday life.


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited. Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 01, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online Course via Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. CPDT,12.5. IAABC,10. KPA,10.


    Training Meister Apprentice Course

    A five session program to work through over 5 months. 

    Checkout the course content here

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister 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.


    Apprentice Course Overview

    The Training Meister Apprentice course is suitable for anyone starting out in rewards based, science based, force-free training as well as those of you who are already established trainers but wish to improve your training mechanics and build on your knowledge!

    This course will teach you all the skills you need to begin your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training! You will learn about the science behind the training and how to effectively and skillfully teach new behaviors while having lots of fun!  You will learn how to clearly communicate with your student in order to set them up for success. You will also learn how to eliminate as many 'errors' as possible from your training, thus enabling you to teach your dog or other companion animal in the most enjoyable, stress fee way.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Apprentice will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the tricks (behaviors) that you learn, your learner will also acquire new skills and gain confidence.  Your relationship will blossom and you will see that your training partner not only understands the process, they love it!

    Your training partner can be any dog (or other companion animal) of any age and skill-set.


    Program Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.
    • PDF of all webinars
    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos
    • Homework tasks
    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 
    • Video submission assessment.  .
    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .
    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Apprentice Trick Team Title!


    The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledg
    e while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!



    Checkout the course content here


    The Apprentice course is not a prerequisite for the Journeyman or Master courses.


    Watch this short webinar on the Training Meister Program & TrickMeister Titles

    Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?

    Three Levels - Multiple Titles


     Apprentice  Journeyman  Master
       


     DN-TMA  DN-TMJ  DN-TMM






    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Program Instructor


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board).  Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free Training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.
    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    • Saturday, July 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, July 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB, 2.  IAABC, 2. CCPDT, 2.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Webinar Five aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for Apprentice Webinar Five

    • Learn how to ‘free shape’ behaviors
    • Learn how to ensure minimal error learning and how to reset for success.
    • Learn how to choose an appropriate bridging stimulus to compliment the behavior being taught.
    • Understand the importance of a high reinforcement rate.
    • Understand differential reinforcement
    • Understand constructional programs
    • Gain a deeper understanding of 'clicker training'
    • Understand the pros and cons of the shaping game ‘101 things to do with a box’.
    • Increase your knowledge of the reinforcement process, paying particular attention to the optimal placement and delivery of the reinforcer.
    • Review the meaning of Positive Reinforcement
    • Review Positive Punishment and why you should not use it
    • Understand the term ‘Negative Punishment’.
    • Learn how to teach a Paw target using minimal error learning and differential reinforcement of successive approximations.
    • Learn how to shape a Nose target using minimal error learning.


    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors: 

    On Your Mat (or on your bed)

    On Your Mark (a Send-away)

    and understand the application of these tricks in everyday life.



    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Thursday, September 01, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, September 01, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,2.  IAABC,1.5. CCPDT,1.5.

    With homework

    PPAB, 3. IAABC, 2.45. CCPDT, 1.5.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar One aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for Journeyman Webinar One

    • Understand consent tests and learn how to carry out a consent test.
    • Learn how to choose appropriate tricks to teach your learner.
    • Learn how to introduce and use an olfactory cue.

    • Learn how to use D.O.E. to increase speed of acquisition of different behaviors

    • Refine your knowledge of luring, targeting, capturing and shaping.

    • Learn how to use “Touch” to teach new tricks. 

    • Understand Emotional Contagion

    • Increase your knowledge of canine communication 
    • Learn about distance increasing and decreasing signals
    • Understand the use of “No Reward Markers” and why you should or shouldn’t use them
    • Understand the term Negative Reinforcement
    • Clarify your understanding of The Four Quadrants of Operant ConditioningPositive Reinforcement, Positive Punishment, Negative Reinforcement and Negative Punishment.
    • —Understand Respondent Conditioning and how to use this learning process to engender happy learners
    • Understand different applications of both Operant and Respondent Learning

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors: 

    —*Figure 8  (Weave around legs in shape of figure 8)

    —*Take a Bow

    —*Go Round  (Move away from handler, go round object/ person/ animal & return to handler)


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC 1.5. CCPDT 1.5

    With homework

    PPAB 3.IAABC 2.25.  CCPDT 1.5


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Two aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for Journeyman Webinar Two

    • Learn more ways to proof behaviors.
    • Learn how to increase the flexibility of a behavior.
    • Understand the components needed to create fluent behaviors
    • Understand how to effectively add distance, duration and ‘distractions’ to behaviors without placing stress on the learner but actually increasing their confidence levels!
    • Understand the meaning of stimulus control.
    • Learn how to effectively place behaviors under stimulus control.
    • Understand how to transfer stimulus control.
    • Learn how to play the 'Stimulus Control Game'
    • Understand the term 'learned irrelevance'
    • Gain an understanding of 'poisoned cues'
    • Understand the relativity theory of reinforcement
    • Learn how to use the Premack Principle as a reinforcement strategy
    • Understand the antecedent package and the terms ‘setting events’ and ‘motivating operations’

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    • Bang/Play Dead (Drop onto side either from sit or stand)
    • Roll Over
    • Go Left and Go Right
    • Say Cheese (Focus on camera)


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC 2. CCPDT 2.

    With homework

    PPAB 3.IAABC 3. CCPDT 2.

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Three aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for

    Journeyman Webinar Three

    • Master different reinforcement strategies, including: 
    1. To mouth/in position 
    2. Placement
    3. Throw to catch 
    4. Flick/toss (to right/to left/behind/ in front of learner)
    5. Run and Get it!
    • Go beyond the clicker and a verbal marker - Master the appropriate use of different bridging stimuli

    • Master effective use of secondary reinforcers

    • Understand how the trainer’s behavior and demeanor affects the reinforcer
    • Gain a deeper understanding of primary and secondary reinforcers
    • Understand schedules of reinforcement
    • Develop a greater understanding of how both delivery and placement of the reinforcer will aid or hinder your training session

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    • Close - Finish to handler's left side
    • Come - A Training Meister Recall
    • Go Hide - Go our of sight, behind an object (A fun way to exercise pet dogs)

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Sunday, November 27, 2016
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar


    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB 2. IAABC 1.5. CCPDT 1.5

    With homework

    PPAB 3. IAABC 3. CCPDT 1.5

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Four aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives

    • —Learn how to make effective use of environmental props (environmental molding) to elicit behaviors.
    • Learn how to effectively fade props.
    • Learn how to effectively avoid creating an aversive situation when using props and prompts.
    • The right way and the wrong way:  Molding by contact – Learn how to use a light touch as information.
    • Learn to recognize when you need to regress.
    • Understand the importance of “muscle memory".
    • Understand what is meant by “mental learning” stamina and how to improve it.
    • Further your understanding of setting events and motivating operations Learn how they can positively or negatively impact a behavior.
    • Improve your knowledge of canine communication and understand its relevance in training and everyday life.
    • Learn how to identify signs of stress.
    • Understand the myth of the Alpha-wolf.


    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:

    • Sit Pretty/Beg 
    • Pee Like a Boy (hind leg lift)
    • Rewind (360• anticlockwise around handler)

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB 2. IAABC 2.

    With homework

    PPAB 3.IAABC 3.


    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge and Skills Journeyman Webinar Five aims to increase the knowledge and training skills of both pet dog guardians and pet professionals. You will learn about the science behind the training as well as many of 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


    Learning Objectives for Journeyman Webinar Five

    • How to plan your training session for maximum success and to ensure minimal errors.
    • How to shape with minimal errors.
    • How to teach by “micro- slicing” behaviors.
    • How to create linear chains.
    • How to back-chain for success and create a short trick routine.
    • How to choose the best method to teach your new trick.
    • How to identify weak links in the chain.
    • —Understand the teaching strategy shaping.
    • Understand the term micro-slicing.
    • Understand free-shaping and its drawbacks.
    • Gain a clear understanding of how to build a compound behavior chain.
    • Understand the term “back chaining”.
    • Understand the whys and why nots of using a crate.
    • Learn about Pavlov’s Dogs, Thorndike’s Puzzle Box, Watson’s ‘Little Albert’ and Skinner’s Box!
    • Gain a clearer understanding of the four quadrants of Operant Conditioning.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of Respondent Conditioning.

    You will also learn how to teach the following 'tricks'/behaviors:
    • Open a door
    • A short trick routine that demonstrates how to teach a compound linear chain, including the tricks:
    - Pop (pop up into a sit from a down)
    - Close (swing into handler's left side) 
    - Rewind (360 backwards around handler)
    - Hug (Front paws wrap around handler's leg)
    • Crate:  A compound chain:  Pull open crate door, go in crate, close the door and lie down.

    Supplemental learning also includes a video demonstrating how to teach a dog to love being in a crate.


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Online Course via Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs PPAB,15. IAABC,15. CCPDT, 10.


    Training Meister Journeyman Course

    A five session program

    to work through over 5 months. 

    Check out the course content here

    Training Meister – Mastering Fun and Increasing Your Team Knowledge & Skills is a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals. The aim of the Training Meister 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!


    Journeyman Course Overview

    Training Meister Journeyman is the Level Two course.  This course builds on all the skills and knowledge gained in the Apprentice course. The Journeyman course sees you continue your journey on the road to becoming a Master in the art and craft of force-free training and tricks! 

    You will continue to learn about the science behind the training and build on your teaching skills, while having lots of fun!  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner in order to set them up for success and as you continue to increase your knowledge and add to your skill-set, you will be amazed at the progression made by both you and your dog or other companion animal.

    The knowledge and skills you learn in Training Meister Journeyman will set you up for all your future training.  As you practice the behaviors that you learn, your student will acquire new skills, continue to thrive and gain confidence.  Your relationship will further blossom and your bond will strengthen.


    You do not need to have taken the Training Meister Apprentice Course, to enroll in the Training Meister Journeyman Course, however, it is advisable to check the learning objectives and assessment criteria from the Apprentice Level to ensure that you have the foundation knowledge for this course.


    Program Inclusion

    • Five recorded webinar e-learning sessions per level.
    • PDF of all webinars
    • Additional learning:  Additional reading material and supplementary videos
    • Homework tasks
    • Open book/multiple choice exams. 
    • Video submission assessment.  .
    • Training Meister Course Facebook group .
    • Video submission assessment to earn the TrickMeister Journeyman Trick Team Title! Please note, you must have earned the Apprentice Title in order to submit your application for the Journeyman Title.


    The course aims to encourage both guardians and trainers to develop new skills and increase their knowledg
    e while having the best time possible.  You’ll never have more fun learning than when taking this exciting course!


    Check out the course content here


    Watch this short webinar on the Training Meister Program & TrickMeister Titles

    Are you ready to learn the art, craft and science of teaching and training?

    Three Levels - Multiple Titles


     Apprentice  Journeyman  Master
       


     DN-TMA  DN-TMJ  DN-TMM






    Sponsored by DogNostics eLearning


    About The Program Instructor


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A. Hons. PCT-A,. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board).  Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition.  Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free Training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.
    Louise is both a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member and Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College.


    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB 1.5. IAABC 1.5

    With homework

    PPAB 4. IAABC 2.75 


    Master Webinar One

    Master is the Level Three TrainingMeister course.  The Master course builds on the solid foundation of skills and knowledge you and your partner have acquired in the Apprentice and Journeyman courses.  In this advanced level course, you will learn how to teach your dog to carry out complex tasks.  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner.  You will build on your knowledge of behavioral psychology – both operant and classical conditioning – by taking a look into the world of canine cognition.


    Learning Objectives for Master Webinar One

    The Skill-Set & Mechanics
    • Learn how to maintain a consistent high standard of behaviors
    • Learn how to use several teaching strategies to generalize and strengthen a behavior while creating a versatile learner.
    • Learn how to break a trick/behavior down by micro-slicing.
    • Understand and master compound linear behavior chains.
    • Learn how to forwards chain and backwards chain.
    • Learn how to improve a behavior chain by practising “fast cueing”.
    • Learn how to teach all the components of a solid retrieve

    The Science & Knowledge

    • —Understand the complexities of behavior chains.
    • Understand why and when you should introduce a buffer behavior into a linear chain.
    • Understand how and when to fade individual cues from a behavior chain.
    • Have a clear understanding of operant conditioning.
    • Understand how to peform a task analysis
    • Understand how to write a training plan and analyze the data

    You will also learn how to teach the following compound 'trick'/service dog behavior:  Fetch Me a Drink!
    • Open refrigerator door
    • Collect article
    • Fetch article to handler
    • Release article to hand
    • Close refrigerator door

    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG. CPCT2.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio; Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College and owner of The DogSmith of Estepona.

    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    CEUs

    PPAB 1.5,  IAABC 1.5, CCPDT Pending

    With homework

    PPAB 3,  IAABC 2.5, CCPDT Pending


    Master Webinar Two

    Master is the Level Three TrainingMeister course.  The Master course builds on the solid foundation of skills and knowledge you and your partner have acquired in the Apprentice and Journeyman courses.  In this advanced level course, you will learn how to teach your dog to carry out complex tasks.  You will refine your ability to communicate with your learner.  You will build on your knowledge of behavioral psychology – both operant and classical conditioning – by taking a look into the world of canine cognition.


    Learning Objectives for Master Webinar Two

    The Skill-Set & Mechanics
    • Learn how to condition a behavior to use it as a secondary reinforcer
    • Learn how to introduce and creatively use a prop in a ‘routine’
    • Learn how to choose the optimal behaviors for your ‘routine’

    The Science & Knowledge

    • —Learn how to perform a task analysis
    • Learn how to write a training plan
    • Learn how to collect data to keep track of progress
    • Learn how to analyze the data you collect
    • Learn why video can be your best friend
    • Develop an in depth understanding of Respondent Conditioning
    • Understand the different types of RC: Trace, Delayed, Simultaneous, Backward
    • Understand the basic principles of RC including: acquisition, extinction, spontaneous recovery, stimulus generalization, stimulus discrimination, higher- order conditioning
    • Have a clear understanding of unconditioned and conditioned reinforcers
    • Understand the components of a compound behavior chain


    About The Presenter


    Louise Stapleton-Frappell

    B.A.Hons. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. DN-FSG. CPCT2.

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (Pet Professional Accreditation Board). Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Fun Scent Games Instructor.  Clicker Competency Assessment Program Level 3 Distinction. Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification. Super Trainer Clicker Trainer. Animal Behavior and Welfare. Dog Emotion and Cognition. Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor.
    Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training.  She believes that everyone should know how to teach their dog using science based, rewards based, force-free training methods.

    Louise is a Steering Committee Member and an Education Committee Member of The Pet Professional Guild.  She is a Steering Committee Member and the Membership Manager of The Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member of Doggone Safe and Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain; Co-Presenter of PPG World Services Radio; Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College and owner of The DogSmith of Estepona.

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