ANIMAL TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS: ACROSS SPECIES
Training for Professionals is our cornerstone animal training course and is designed for trainers at any level. In the first two days, students will learn core concepts, followed by three days of advanced animal-training topics. These topics include working with groups, problem-solving, aggression, non-food reinforcers, schedules of reinforcement, and more. The information within the course is applicable to all disciplines.
Experienced trainers will learn a new approach to teaching training and a proven behavior problem-solving process. In addition, they will get a look at how advanced concepts integrate into a practical training program.
Novice trainers will learn the building blocks necessary to become a successful professional with any species.
This course covers our view of the complete set of skills used by animal training professionals in any training environment. These environments include zoos and aquariums, veterinary offices, shelters, horse barns, and dog training facilities.
The course is not species-specific, so all of 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.
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.
August 13 – 17, 2018
This comprehensive course is designed to help students establish and maintain a successful training program.
Topics include basic and advanced operant conditioning, husbandry, variety and enrichment, aggression and problem solving, as well as a look at putting it all together.