19 February, 2010

Principles of Learning - A New Class from Monique

Principles of Learning

A 7-week series presented by Monique Feyrecilde, LVT
for Seattle Agility Center
Topics include:

* Terminology
* Operant conditioning
* Reinforcement vs. Punishment
* Learning in all species
* Clickers, bridges and communication
* Recognizing “learning to learn”
* Creating behavior chains
* Learning gone right
* Learning gone wrong
* Fixing mistakes
* Modifying behavior to solve problems
* Making a training plan


The first 3 weeks will be lecture, videos, question-answer and group discussion. For each of the last 4 weeks, 5 handlers will bring a dog and we will work as a group to analyze the interactions between handler and dog. Open to all levels, but dogs must be appropriate around both dogs and people. (If you have a dog who is not appropriate for class but would like to audit, please email us)

Classes will be held at the SAC Obedience Studio on
Sunday evenings 3/14-5/2 (skipping 4/25), from 7:15 to 8:15 pm
To register, email Diana caninefun@aol.com or call 425 271-5433.
Series is limited to 20 handlers. Cost is 135.00, payable when registering. Your space will not be held unless you have prepaid.

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