What the Heck? Positive Punishment?
A More Practical Approach to Understanding the Science of Animal Behavior.
CE – 4 Hours Credit
Saturday, May 28thth, 2016 — 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Jena Questen, DVM, CertAqV
Dr. Jena Questen of East West Vet, a veterinary practice providing balanced holistic and traditional care for dogs, cats, horses, llamas, and Koi fish, is a practitioner with a special interest in the science of animal behavior and training.
Location: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Cost: $175.00, checks should be made out to Bel-Rea Institute
This class is for everyone! Guardians, technicians, animal trainers and would be trainers! If you LOVE interacting with animals, this class is for YOU!
No prerequisites although a basic understanding of behavior learning theory is helpful.
DrQ’s specialty in fish medicine has given her unique insight into the world of the training elite, marine mammal trainers. Learning more about the concepts of positive reinforcement, and how behavior impacts so many areas of an animal’s life, has ignited in her a passion to share the link to behavior and health to all animal lovers. She teaches and utilizes her knowledge and experience through free courses she offers via her animal rescue organization the Resqranch. This course is for anyone working with animals, including students, trainers, or just interested animal lovers. This course is an introduction to the science and terminology with the recent advances in our understanding of animal behavior and learning. However, the primary purpose is to give the student practical, hands-on applications for how to utilize this information in their day to day dealings with animals and their people. This course is designed to help demystify training terminology, gives an easy to follow formula on how to train any animal, how to do almost anything, as well as practical tips and advice to keep people happy and safe with many kinds of animals in different situations.
Upon completion of this session, the student will have a good understanding of the meaning of positive and negative reinforcement, along with positive and negative punishment, and operant conditioning. Students will get an introduction to the concepts of LIMA, and marker training, and why it should be considered in any training program. Students will also learn to appreciate the concept of how behavior is VITAL for good, long term health. What are the 7 most important areas of behavior, as related to maintaining health for multiple species of animals. Students will learn simplified, practical approaches to apply the science based concepts of behavior and training in everyday scenarios. There will be plenty of opportunity for case examples, questions, and an opportunity for hands on demonstrations with the horses on site.
Complete the following and submit with payment (check or cash only) to Jennifer Hillgrove at Bel-Rea Institute, 1681 S. Dayton St. Denver, CO 80247. Payment is non-refundable after Tuesday, May 19th, 2016, unless the class is cancelled.
LAST DAY to sign up for this CE is Thursday, May 19th 2016 at 12:00 noon.
Intrigued? Then sign up today, don’t delay! Looking forward to seeing you all there, it’s going to be a blast!