COACHING PEOPLE TO TRAIN THEIR DOGS with Terry Ryan
February 11-15th, 2016 in Waialua, Oahu



This popular course has been offered by Terry Ryan for two decades. Participants from other countries often attend, which makes the experience unique. The course material will be conveyed by Powerpoint presentations, video, interactive exercises and hands-on work with people, dogs and possibly chickens. Terry Ryan teaches 100% of the course!

Please come to the course with a good working knowledge of the material in the book Coaching People To Train Their Dogs. Workshop participants will receive a mailed copy of the book upon registering for the workshop. Registrants will also be added to a private Facebook group where they can get to know each other and Terry before the workshop begins. Participants will most likely come from various countries and backgrounds in animal training, so it should be a great networking opportunity. To share more information, we will make your "live" experience while in Waialua different from, but relating to, the material in the book. During the course, you will receive additional materials in the form of booklets, handouts and printed information. There will be daily door prizes, gifts and free product samples.

Optional fun activities will be announced on Day One. The activities may include whale and turtle watching, a visit to a local dog shelter, and more.

The topics described in this syllabus follow, but are not limited to, the outline of knowledge requirements for Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) certification. This Coaching course has been approved for 21 continuing education credits by the CCPDT.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

INSTRUCTION / PEOPLE SKILLS
Instructional formatting. Crafting your information into messages readily understood by various client learning styles. The six hats (E. DeBono) method of communication exchange. Changing negatives into positives. Explanation strategies, demonstration techniques, individual coaching methods including TAG (Teaching with Acoustical Guidance). Hands-on practice of the above.

CLASS ORGANIZATION
Determining objectives and goals for your specific clientele. Curriculum development including linear and modular classes. Orientation strategies, homework headstart, handouts, traffic control, personal space issues and fifty ways to avoid barking in class. Lots of examples for turning core exercises into non competitive games that enhance fluency. Personal best challenges. Class assistants: first do no harm! - strategies for maximizing their benefit to you and your clients. How to evaluate progress and tweak your curriculum. An orbit model for continuing education offerings beyond Pet Dog Manners classes.

APPLICATION / TEACHING OWNERS TO TRAIN THEIR DOGS
A concise overview of reward-based training methods, then hands on instructing practice in mock classes:  Community dogs and owners will visit so you can practice various classroom procedures.

WHEN GOOD DOGS DO BAD THINGS
Students in class often ask us questions about "untraining" behaviors! We'll work on taking profiles to identify triggers, precursors and existing reinforcement to inappropriate behavior. We'll then consider the pros and cons of several behavior modification concepts in Terry's "Toolbox." Lateral thinking procedures will be practiced to help us come up with new ideas for approaching problems. We work hard at turning possibilities into probabilities for dog and family. Aversives and their fallout are discussed. Critical thinking exercises help us evaluate our ideas. We formulate a program and make an implementation plan for a specific client.

PUPPY DEVELOPMENT, SOCIALIZATION, TRAINING
The research and philosophy behind our  "S.O.C.I.A.L. Puppy" classes. Keeping pups under their threshold for fear. Exercises for training (not "testing") puppies. How to select appropriate play partners, if any. You will plan a lesson and teach (under supervision!) at a puppy session.

THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING / HANDS-ON-ANIMAL TRAINING
Classical and operant conditioning. Most of the information will be practical application throughout the course using dogs, people and sometimes another species such as chickens -- please check for details regarding our plans for involving another species. Learning theory is one category in the Legacy "Jeopardy" game we will play. It was designed to help people prepare for the national CPDT examination.

ETHOLOGY / BODY LANGUAGE
The path of domestication. How dogs view our world. Canine body language including stress identification and reduction. Matters of space and resources. The social development of dogs with an emphasis on puppies. Agonistic behavior. An overview of spending a week observing the Mexico City dump dogs with evolutionary biologist Ray Coppinger.

FAMILY DOG SKILLS / CHILDREN & DOGS
Preparing for baby's arrival, supervision of children and dogs, good games to play, multitasking for parents of dogs and children and a list of helpful resources.

HUSBANDRY / DOG CARE
Handout or brief demo/lecture on a few key points such as environmental enrichment. We'll repurpose some trash to make a couple of “green” toys.

BUSINESS TIPS
There are some definite dos and don'ts when it comes to the business end of a dog training program. A resource sheet of business and legal professionals will be provided for take-home study.

TRAINING EQUIPMENT / USE
We will discuss the pros and cons of some of the mainstream and specialized equipment and apps.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Local training and behavior opportunities and/or field trips may be explored depending on the availability of approriate opportunities.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

DATE February 11-15th, 2015
LOCATION Waialua, Oahu
REGISTRATION PRICE $750 **
DISCOUNT $50 Tuition Discount for CPDTs, KPA CTPs and current KPA students
LUNCH $60 to add daily lunches
CEUs 21 Continuing Education Units for CPDTs
AREA ACCOMMODATIONS http://countrycaninehawaii.com/accommodations.html

** Fee includes the book, Coaching People to Train Their Dogs by Terry Ryan, course handouts, group photo, and certificate of completion, light breakfast and afternoon snacks, coffee and tea each day of the workshop.

Cancellation/Refund policy: The general terms of the cancellation policy are stated below. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us BEFORE you register for the workshop.

If you choose to cancel your registration for this workshop, please notify us in writing (e-mail, letter.) If your cancellation notification is received no later than 45 days before the first day of the workshop, you will receive a refund of 50% of the paid registration fee less a $75 processing charge. If your cancellation notification is received no later than 30 days before the first day of the workshop, you will receive a refund of 25% of the paid registration fee less a $75 processing charge. NO refunds of paid registration fees will be issued if your cancellation notice is received less than 30 days before the first day of the workshop. This policy is without exception.


PAYMENT METHODS

PAY BY CREDIT CARD / PAYPAL *
* You do not need a PayPal account. You may check out as guest using a credit card.

PAY BY CHECK: To pay via check (US Dollars) please make payable to Country Canine LLC and mail to 67-321 Kiapoko Place, Waialua HI 96791, USA. Please contact Kyoko at kyoko@countrycaninehawaii.com or (808) 728-8415 with any questions.


Photos © Tor Johnson