RBDT Winter/Spring 2011 Calendar of Events

To register for classes or seminars, contact registration@rewardingbehaviors.com or apply on our website (www.rewardingbehaviors.com).  Unless otherwise specified, all services will be held at Clicking with Canines in Endicott, New York.

Orientation for new students

1.5 hour orientation includes introduction to clicker training, clicker, treat bag, and wrist coil.  All students must attend an orientation without their dog before they may begin attending classes with their dog.  We offer a variety of classes, the most flexible scheduling program in the area, and with our frequent orientations, you don’t have to wait weeks or months to start class with your dog!

DATES:

January:                             1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31

February:                           2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

March:                                3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

April:                                  4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

Orientations are held on Saturday afternoons and go from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m.

Educational Seminars

Educational seminars are free for

  • past or current clients
  • veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and other canine professionals
  • rescue or shelter employees and volunteers
  • pet parents who have adopted a dog from a rescue or shelter within the past three months
  • children under 10

Educational seminars are offered at 50% rate for senior citizens.  Group discounts are available.

Community members are welcome to attend for $20 per person or $30 per couple.  Seminars last approximately 90 minutes with question and answer opportunities provided.  If you choose to enroll in private or group services after attending, your seminar registration fee will be applied to your purchase of services.  All seminars include handouts.  Attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks and, if you don’t like metal folding chairs, a comfortable camping chair to sit in.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Calming Your Crazy Dog – 5 February 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Is your dog hyperactive?  Bouncing off the walls?  We’ll talk about factors which contribute to hyperactivity and overarousal in dogs, stress reduction techniques, and training strategies.

Brain Building – 19 February 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Many behavior problems result from boredom in the family dog.  In this seminar, you’ll learn about a variety of ways to challenge your dog’s brain while building behavioral wellness through play, enrichment, and problem-solving activities for your dog.

Decisions, Decisions – 5 March 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Selecting the right dog or puppy for your family may mean the difference between years of enjoyment or years of frustration with your dog.  Get information at this seminar about factors to consider when selecting the right dog for your family.

Weaning off food rewards – 19 March 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

There are many myths about positive training, one being that dogs will only work for food or bribes.  Learn more about this myth and strategies for weaning off food reinforcement in your training program.

Puppy Training – 2 April 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Whether you have a new puppy or are planning on getting a new puppy, you won’t want to miss this seminar! Discussing socialization, prevention of behavior problems, potty training, etc.

Teen Angst – 16 April 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Is your adolescent dog driving you crazy? While puppyhood ends by six months, many dogs are emotional adolescents until they are 2, 3, or even 4 years old! In this seminar, we’ll discuss training considerations and stages of development for adolescent dogs.

If You Train Them, They Will Come! – 30 April 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.

Reliable recall is the holy grail of dog training endeavors.  Learn more about why dogs choose not to come and see demonstrations of a variety of techniques you can use to build a more reliable recall in your dog.

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