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Learn about Platform Training for Dogs with Michele Pouliot

  • Friday, January 15, 2016
  • 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • 5:30 PM (EST)
  • Recorded Webinar

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Presented by Michele Pouliot

CEUsPPAB 1.5, KPA 1.5, IAABC 1.5



If you have not discovered the power in platforms as training tools - this presentation is for you.

In 2010, Michele Pouliot revealed the value in platforms as training tools to the dog training world with her first Platform Training DVD. In this presentation, Michele shares platform training techniques for a variety of training applications.
Dog training around the world has discovered the value in raised platforms in all areas of training, whether it be for dog
sports of basic pet manners. Learn how to effectively use the tool from a platform master. This presentation is sure to provide any trainer with several “light bulb moments” about great ways to use platforms in their training program.


Webinar Objectives

  • Overview of Platform Training as a tool for many goals
  • Specifics of Platform sizes for goals
  • Introducing your dog to platforms
  • Foundation skills taught via platforms
  • Precision skills for dog sports via platforms
  • Advanced use of platforms

About The Presenter



Michele Pouliot, Director of Research and Development at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Michele has been a guide dog mobility instructor for over 40 years, yet her original focus was on horses before discovering the guide dog field. Michele studied under Linda Tellington-Jones for 2 years and began a career as a trainer in the equestrian field.

Michele is recognized internationally for her innovation and creative development in guide dog training and service to blind clients. GDB actively assists other guide dog schools around the world in their efforts to adopt positive training methods. Since 2006, Michele has directly assisted more than 30 guide dog schools (internationally and within the USA) in changing their programs to positive reinforcement and clicker training methods. 

In 2008, Karen Pryor invited Michele to join the prestigious faculty of Karen Pryor’s annual Clicker Expo Conferences. Michele continues to teach each year at 2 Clicker Expos in the USA and one annual Clicker Expo Europe.   
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