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How to Perfect Key Training Skills for Maximum Success with Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge

How to Perfect Key Training Skills for Maximum Success with Louise Stapleton-Frappell and Niki Tudge


June 28, 2024    
9:00 am - 10:30 am (ET)


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Often, the best way to perfect our or our clients’ training skills isn’t by continuing to advance; it’s by revisiting the foundations.

As professionals, we are sure that you will have a good understanding of the training skills and concepts that Niki and Louise will discuss in this presentation; however, we are also sure that after watching the presentation, you will go away with an improved understanding of these training basics and a newfound desire to continue to perfect your skills!


The Essential Training Skills

  1. You’ve Got It! – Behavior Markers – When and how to use clickers, verbal markers, & visual signals as precise bridging stimuli.
  2. Reinforcement Rocks – Increasing the Frequency of a Behavior. Employing different reinforcement strategies to compliment the skill, or the particular criterion, that you are teaching.
  3. Clean Loops! – The Behavior Cycle. Each ‘clean’ behavior loop leads into the next clean loop, promoting accelerated acquisition and fluency of the behavior that we are teaching.
  4. Train-Test-Train – Effectively Raising or Lowering Criteria
  5. The Training Steps – Acquisition. Fluency. Generalization & Maintenance


We will provide lots of video examples for you to watch and some fun homework tasks to help you or your clients hone your skills and ponder the new knowledge.


Your Presenters-Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge

Louise Stapleton-Frappell – B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG2, DN-CPCT, CWRI

Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science-based pet training. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services.





You can learn more about Louise and Niki here 

Niki Tudge – M.B.A, PCBC-A, CABC, CDBC SSA-CFT, Six Sigma Black Belt, HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 Certified People Trainer, Certified Facilitator and Business Project Manager.

As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP-Professional Dog Trainer, AABP-Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A and PCT-A through the Pet Professional Accrediting Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology through the Companion Animal Science Institute. Along with Niki’s business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.



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