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Professional Courses, Seminars and Affiliations 

Clinic leaders Alexandra Kurland and Dr. Susan Friedman. A 3-day  clinic working with retired Cavalia horses, to increase understanding of how horses learns and will provides effective tools to obtain the behaviors that you are looking for. 

LLA Professional is designed to be a first course in behavior analysis for veterinarians, animal trainers, behavior consultants, and other animal professionals. The principles and procedures of behavior analysis are general in nature, that is, they apply to all species and situations. Thus, LLA Professional provides a robust, general foundation to accurately assess and resolve behavior problems, and more effectively support your behavior work with clients and patients.

 The 5-day hands-on Instructor’s course for behaviorists and trainers who are using BAT and want to take their skills to the next level. 

How to reach the next level of performance, regardless of your, or your dog’s, skill level or discipline. The value of systematically building fluency and generalization through six dimensions…and where most trainers go wrong right from the start. 

 The College of the Canadian Rockies –  Certification for this industry is for the most part non-existent. Therefore, this course designed around the Parks Canada standard of Warden training. Basics of horsemanship and trail guiding with the added knowledge of proper horse packing skills.

Workshop Leaders: Steve Martin and Susan Friedman, Ph.D.Scientific principles discuss training technology of operant learning & provide guided hands-on training with a variety of different species of birds. 

Basics you need to work with a raptor. The course includes nutrition, care, housing, legislation, safety, first aid, equipment and more, as well as training – from step one to flying and hunting with a bird.

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) is a training method for dogs who experience fear, frustration, and aggressionBAT was developed by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, who began sharing BAT with the world in 2009, with continuous updates and some excellent new material for 2014.

 Focus on dog dog interactions of all types, from friendly to bullying, to aggression. Socializing puppies to other dogs, assessing temperaments for the best success, types of introductions that might work for problem dogs. Multiple dogs in the home.

 Providing guidance and mentorship to dog training college students. 

Using chickens as a training model, Terry Ryan focuses on different principles of classical and operant conditioning. These camps are taught along the lines of, and with encouragement from, Bob Bailey of Animal Behavior Enterprises. This curriculum includes the direct application of the course work to dog training. Lessons included systematic desensitization, capturing a behavior, shaping a behavior and the use of targets.

Using chickens as a training model, Terry Ryan focuses on different principles of classical and operant conditioning. These camps are taught along the lines of, and with encouragement from, Bob Bailey of Animal Behavior Enterprises. This curriculum includes the direct application of the course work to dog training. Explored a variety of effective cueing techniques, appropriate ways to install cues, and the use of cues as reinforcers.
International, independent certification to animal training and behavior professionals.
3 day confernece. Leading-edge training from a world-class faculty, uniquely dedicated to your learning and growth.
An RCT Approach to working with Reactive Dogs.
Pamela Porosky (CTMT, RM) Focused on canine aromatherapy, but we will also discuss the use of essential oils and hydrosols with livestock, cats, and small animals such as hamsters, cavies and birds.
Intense animal training program designed for experienced teachers focused on the advancement of force-free training through community and peer collaboration, and close business partnerships. The Academy builds on decades of scientific research and practical development by behavior analysts, ethologists, clicker trainers, and TAGteachers around the world.
2-day conference covering operant conditioning, the science of clicker training and working with reactive dogs.
2-day seminar covering advanced training concepts and fine-tuning skills.
5-day course providing a background in training theory and an understanding of skills necessary to train animals. Participated in classroom work, live demonstrations as well as hands-on experience training.
Hands on 3 day training clinic.
Calgary Zoo’s Zookeeper Apprentice Course

Related Employment & Volunteer Work

Mentoring of a student in the externship program.
Animal Rescue Foundation (AB and Ont), MEOW Foundation, Calgary Humane Society, Little Mutts Rescue – Provided temporary homes for over 100 rescued domestic and exotic animals, including socialization, training and successful adoptions.

Animal Care Volunteer Feeding, cleaning and care of injured and orphaned native wildlife.

Feeding, cleaning and care of many exotic species. Training of animals such as Bactrian camels, hippopotamus, lions, potbellied pigs, przewalski horses, red pandas and fallow deer.

 Feeding, cleaning and care of injured and orphaned native wildlife.

 Researched, created and implemented enrichment projects for various zoo animals.

 Assisted in North American Leopard Frog research trap

Animal Rescue Foundation (AB and Ont), MEOW Foundation, Calgary Humane Society, Little Mutts Rescue – Provided temporary homes for over 100 rescued domestic and exotic animals, including socialization, training and successful adoptions.

 

Animal Rescue Foundation