I’ll get round soon to writing about me and my involvement with dog training, seminars attended, etc. Promise. (See below.)
But in the meantime. I am a positive reinforcement trainer. Training with dogs is about learning with dogs, not about being able to “control” them. Dogs are not conditioned machines. They have a rich biological life. We all learn better from positive feedback and information than punishment. There is no reason for punishment in learning, nor for violence in our relationships.
Association for Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand (APDTNZ). Full member. 2013–Ongoing.
Seminars attended/continuing education
BAT 101: Introduction to BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training). 6 Week Online Course. 2014.
Introduction to BAT 2.0 for Reactivity. Grisha Stewart. Webinar. 12 Feb 2014.
Natasha Wise and Matt Goodliffe Agility Seminar. 30 Jan–1 Feb 2014. Feilding, NZ.
Terry Ryan, “Coaching People to Train Their Dogs”. Hosted by New Zealand Kennel Club Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen Committee. 26–28 July 2013. Wellington, NZ.
Dr Sophia Yin, “The Art and Science of Animal Behaviour”. Hosted by Learning About Dogs. 5–7 October 2012. Auckland, NZ.
Classes taught or coached in
Reactive Rover. Central Allbreeds Dog Training School (CADTS). Wellington, NZ. 2012–2014.
Treibball. Central Allbreeds Dog Training School (CADTS). Wellington, NZ. 2013.
Foundation/Puppy. Dog Agility Wellington Group (DAWG). 2012–2013.
Various classes at A.C.E (All Canine Education) Dogtraining, dir. Jan Voss, Wellington, NZ. 2011–2013.
Me and my dogs attending school together :)
Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. Online Classes. 2014.
One Mind Dogs. Premium member. 2013–Ongoing.
Silvia Trkman’s online classes. Tricks and Agility Foundations. 2013 and 2014.
Susan Garrett’s Puppy Peaks. 2013–Ongoing.
Susan Garrett’s Recallers 4.0. 2013.