TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS: ACROSS SPECIES
Training for Professionals is our cornerstone animal training course. It is designed for trainers at any level.
Core material is covered in the first two days and is followed by three days of advanced animal-training topics, including working with groups, problem-solving, aggression, non-food reinforcers, schedules of reinforcement, and more.
For experienced trainers, the Training for Professionals course provides a new approach to teaching training, a proven behavior-problem-solving process, and a look at how advanced concepts integrate into a practical training program.
For novice trainers, it provides the building blocks necessary to become a successful professional with any species.
The information within the course is applicable to all disciplines.
This course covers our view of the complete set of training skills used by animal professionals in a training environment. These environments include zoos and aquariums, veterinary offices, shelters, horse barns, and dog training facilities.
The course is not species-specific; the hands-on training sessions will be with the animals that live on The Ranch.
Each day Ken covers the core training theory, principles, and practices needed for working in almost any professional animal-training environment.
Each day students will develop their skills (and a relationship!) with one of the animals on the ranch over the course of the program.
Offered just two times per year, this 5-day course costs $1,600 and includes lunch every day, dinner on three nights, snacks and transportation to and from The Ranch from the recommended hotels, as well as training supplies and the course text.
Subjects include why training matters, basic and advanced operant conditioning principles, husbandry training, variety and enrichment, aggression and problem solving, and a look at putting it all together.