Saturday 13 May 2017 10.00 am – 4.00 pm and
Sunday 14 May 2017 10.00 am – 1.00pm
Chester-le-Street, County Durham
We often click and treat without giving much thought as to the quality of the behaviour or stop to consider how reinforcer delivery influences the behaviour. With careful planning, we can achieve the desired behaviour quickly and seamlessly, resulting in happy dogs who will never fail to surprise us with their learning speed and mental agility! Can you keep up?
The workshop will cover:
The workshop runs from 10-4pm on Saturday and 10-1pm on Sunday. There will be a mix of lectures and practical sessions, and spectators will have the opportunity to participate in group events.
A CPD certificate for handlers and spectators will be provided on the day.
This workshop is suitable for handlers and dogs who have some experience of clicker training. You don’t need advanced skills but will need a basic knowledge of the principles of clicker training and a dog who is clicker savvy.
If you book a handler place, your dog must be able to work in a group environment and settle quietly when he/she is not working.
Kate Mallatratt is a founder member of the International Canine Behaviourists and a member of Pet Professional Guild for force free training. She is author of Home Alone – and Happy! Essential Lifeskills for preventing separation anxiety in dogs and puppies, and is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management (Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management with distinction from Compass Education Ltd), and runs her behaviour and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK.
Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor (holding CAP 3 with distinction from Learning About Dogs) and specialises in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention, behaviour modification and enriching the home environment for the family dog. Kate teaches students world-wide through her online courses in advanced clicker training, concepts and tricks.
Kate has owned and trained dogs for 25 years, and is passionate about canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet to her dogs for many years. She takes a holistic approach to the welfare of her own dogs, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain health and wellbeing.
Kate writes monthly columns for East Devon’s One magazine, regular training articles for the Pet Remedy website and wrote the feature article in the November 2015 edition of Barks from the Guild produced by the Pet Professional Guild for force-free training.
Kate’s contact details are:
Telephone: +44 (0)7875-951632
Website: Contemplating Canines
Facebook: Contemplating Canines Facebook page
David Svennelid is a Swedish dog trainer and canine behaviourist. He co-founded the Swedish Dog Academy, a professional dog school and education centre in Marieholm, Sweden. David carries out private training and behaviour modification consultations, runs puppy classes, advanced clicker classes and agility classes as well as training certified care dogs and medical alert dogs for diabetic sufferers.
David is a full member of International Canine Behaviourists (ICB) and a fellow of International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP). He holds a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Psychology (with distinction).
David’s contact details are:
Telephone: +46 (0)736-568872
Website: Swedish Dog Academy
Facebook: Hundochhusdjur Facebook Page
ICB Workshop May 2017
Ground Floor, Unit 1 Turn Park
Co Durham DH3 3DY
The venue has one centrally heated lecture room that is air conditioned and comfortably seats 30 people. The new training room, which is centrally heated with roof fans for ventilation, takes 10 dogs and around 20 people. It is well lit and airy, with a non-slip coated wooden floor which is partly carpeted. There is full access for disabled people including accessible toilet facilities, and kitchen facilities.