Sacred Cows of Dog Training Part 2


Kathy Sdao, M.A., ACAAB, Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB and Daniel Estep, Ph.D., CAAB

After an educational and entertaining Part I, “Sacred Cows of Dog Training” is back for Round Two.  What are  “sacred cows?”  We define these as uncritically accepted “core” ideas in the world of dog training and pet behavior consulting that have not been subjected to close scrutinty.  Questioning “sacred cows”  is often done at one’s own peril.

In Part 1, we questioned “nothing in life is free”, “end training on a good note” and several other “sacred cow” procedures”.  In Part 2, we’ll be taking on “socialization” – what it is and isn’t and can it ever go wrong; does “click” always have to be followed by a treat; is “leave it” really worthwhile, and more.

For more information about Part 1 and feedback from participants visit the Sacred Cow Part 1 page.  You can take it On Demand now, if you missed it live,  so you’ll have the complete package.

You do not want to miss this one session webinar that is now available On Demand.  Take advantage of the opportunity to practice critical thinking skills you can apply to any question, and to become a more rational, thoughtful training professional. The more we learn, the more we realize how much we don’t know.

Approval for 1.5 CEUs from CCPDT is pending.  You can earn CEUs for On Demand Courses by submitting emailed answers to questions asked by the instructors during the recorded class. We’ll provide the details once you register.

Here’s what people who took the class “live” had to say and what they are doing differently as a result of what they learned:

“I think it’s so valuable to re-look at things that we’ve been doing for years to make sure they are effective.”  Marta C. 

 “I will definitely take a closer look at “leave it,” especially due to the “drill sergeant tone” it so often elicits…”  Ann D. 

 “I like the discussions and the honesty when you were talking about these ‘Sacred Cows.’  The discussions were frank and thought provoking.  It is definitely worth watching.”  Kathleen S. 

 “….a great presentation with ideas that could change the way you do training”.  Kathy S.

One Session Course $39

You will have ONE WEEK after purchase to view and complete the session by sending in your answers for CEUs.

Members of the Behavior Education Network – this session is included as a member benefit.

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