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  Title Instructor Training Course: Teaching & Training
  Speaker Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA and Sue Sternberg
  Date(s) August 29 - September 2, 2011
  Location Accord, NY
  Fee Full registration:$1100 before 3/1; $1250 after 3/1.
Auditors: $695/$795
  CEUs 15 CEUS from IAABC.
  Host Organization Dogs of Course
  Contact Person Dana Crevling
  Contact Email
  Contact Phone 508-529-3568, M-F, 8am-7pm EST

  Description of Seminar/Conference

This professional course is designed to improve your effectiveness as an instructor. Whether you are just starting out, re-thinking your teaching methods or need a shot of enthusiasm, this innovative program will
provide you with knowledge and skills critical for success.

Taught using a hands-on, interactive format, this course combines practice instructing, video analysis, games, group discussion, lecture and training shelter dogs. Along with several opportunities to instruct/present on various topics and skills, you will be given study or written assignments each evening to provoke thought, increase understanding and enhance your ability to articulate ideas.

We will concentrate on helping you to think critically so you can teach effectively! We take pride in our reputation for a safe, friendly learning environment. The curriculum is designed to improve your competency as an instructor and is applicable to all types of instructing. You apply it to your area of expertise.

Subjects covered will include:

  • canine learning and behavior;
  • stress in dogs;
  • canine temperament;
    shelter dogs,
  • evaluating training philosophies and methods;
  • getting behavior to happen,
  • behavior chains,
  • sing the right equipment, d
  • esigning courses that meet your students' needs;
  • student personalities;
  • classroom management;
  • and how to develop your own unique style to create a fun, motivating class.
  • And much more!

Enrollment is limited to maximize personal attention and create a supportive atmosphere. Only 24 full registration spots and up to 6 auditors.


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