• DogEvent 2015

    Susan Friedman - Kathy Sdao - Ken Ramirez

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  • DogEvent 2015

    May14-172015 PARIS

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  • Workshops

    Kelly Gorman Dunbar - Jo-Rosie Haffenden - Chirag Patel REGISTER NOW

DogEvent 2015

4 days of positive inspirations!

- May 2015, Paris

Under the auspices of the website DogConseil, DogEvent organizes a 4 day conference on Dog Behavior Studies and Dog Training Methods. The two organizers who support this project, Perrine HUBERT ( The Dog's Compagnie) and Benjamin BONHOMME ( DogConseil and ZenDog), welcome in 2015 three fantastic and famous speakers, Dr Susan Friedman, Ken Ramirez and Kathy Sdao. Three great specialist dog trainers, Kelly Gorman Dunbar, Chirag Patel and Jo-Rosie Haffenden will be present to give some practical workshops with dogs for your greatest pleasure.

Our Vision

DogEvent undertakes to disseminate through its events the best information possible concerning training and dog behavior with the aim to promote the most respectful methods for animals. We wish by our selection of speakers to bring together differents players of the dog world and thereby enable a positive and contructive spirit of exchange.

Conference

DogEvent offers a 4 days seminar program to bring you the most possible knowledge in one location. This gives you the opportunity to learn more in only one journey and allows us to invite several specialists of International reputation while allowing them long enough presentation time in order to be able to share as much knowledge as possible.

Workshops

Kelly Gorman Dunbar, Chirag Patel and Jo-Rosie Haffenden will conduct 75mn practical workshops with interactive and live animal demos. Subjects are "Shaping the Perfect Patient", "Doggyoga", "Scent-Ablity Training for Fun and Focus ". Do not require additional pre-registration. Included in the DogEvent entrance fee.

Places available for 2 or 4 days

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Speakers

They have a passion, share knowledges.

AGENDA

Dr. Susan G. Friedman

We are thrilled to bring Dr. Susan Friedman to Paris for this seminar! Susan will teach you how animals learn and how we can encourage appropriate behavior in a humane way using the scientific principles of behavior analysis. In the last several years, Susan has pioneered efforts to apply to animals the humane philosophy and scientifically sound teaching technology from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, which has been so effective with human learners. The guiding principle of this approach is a hierarchy of teaching interventions starting with the most positive, least intrusive, effective behavior solutions. Friedman will focuse on the fundamental principles of learning and behavior, and the behavior change technology know as applied behavior analysis. This entertaining and enlightening presentation given by Dr Susan G Friedman, should not be missed by anyone working with animals, from dogs to parrots and from cats to elephants.

Cofee & Registration

Understanding and Misunderstanding How Behavior Works / The Significance of Science to Behavior Change.

Dr. Susan G. Friedman

BREAK

Two Learning Paradigms – What’s Learned? / Understanding and Predicting Behavior.

Dr. Susan G. Friedman

LUNCH

The Commitment to Ethical Practice / Changing Behavior: Operant Strategies.

Dr. Susan G. Friedman

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Decreasing Behavior / Course Wrap Up.

Dr. Susan G. Friedman

END

Workshops with CHIRAG PATEL "Shaping the Perfect Patient" & Jo-Rosie Haffenden "DoggYoga".

Ken Ramirez

"EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN TRAINER" – “Evolution of the Modern Trainer – A Personal Perspective” – The instructor will look at the changes that have taken place in the training community through his own unique personal perspective as a zoological trainer and dog trainer. Designed to be an interesting overview of various training concepts and give the participant an idea of the direction of the training community. Designed for trainers at all levels. RECIPE FOR BECOMING A TOP TRAINER - As trainers we take classes and read books and learn about many concepts. But how does a trainer put it all together? There are many recipes for mixing training concepts into a cohesive program. Ken has organized and established many training programs and teaches many trainers how to be trainers. This seminar will focus on Ken’s “recipe” for teaching new trainers and putting all the skills together. This is only one “recipe” but should help the attendee look at the logic and method behind Ken’s successful approach. POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT FOR THE WORKPLACE – The techniques we use to train our animals can go even further when we apply the principles of positive reinforcement to the workplace. This seminar will explore how reinforcement works with people and the challenges or differences when applying these techniques with co-workers, employees, or our bosses. This is designed primarily for those who supervise, but is suitable for all levels. CONSULTING – “Wanted: Training Consultant! Those Good with Animals Need Not Apply!” Although the title of this seminar is somewhat facetious, the reality is that solving most behavioral problems requires many skills that have little or nothing to do with animal training. The reality is that some of the best animal trainers fail to be good consultants or good problem solvers, because they have not explored the skills needed beyond being a good trainer. This seminar will explore the people skills, organizational skills, and other aspects of working with the people that train and care for animals.

COFEE

EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN TRAINER.

Ken Ramirez

BREAK

RECIPE FOR BECOMING A TOP TRAINER.

Ken Ramirez

LUNCH

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT FOR THE WORKPLACE.

Ken Ramirez

BREAK

CONSULTING.

Ken Ramirez

END

Workshops with KELLY GORMAN DUNBAR "Scent-Ablity Training for Fun and Focus " & Jo-Rosie Haffenden "DoggYoga".

Kathy Sdao

"WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID" : There’s no shortage of dog-training advice available to our students and clients. Television, websites, dog advocates and well-intentioned friends all offer suggestions for basic training and for solving behavior problems. We’ll review ten errors, both general and technical, that crop up in otherwise beneficial positive-reinforcement programs. Topics include inef-fective cues, backward sequences, poisoned reinforcers, misunderstood training transitions and more. Understanding how to avoid or re-solve these snags will make training fairer for our dogs and more fun for everyone. Kathy has taken this popular one day seminar and ex-panded it to offer more insights and additional solutions for professional dog trainers and dedicated dog lovers. "PLENTY IN LIFE IS FREE" : Alternatives to Rank-based Training Models. Much modern dog training has evolved from older methods laden with physical coercion. Though the dog-training profession has made enormous strides in improving methodology over the past two decades, remnants of that dominance-based paradigm are still common. From the oft-repeated advice to owners that they should be “alpha in their pack,” to the emphasis on leadership, to the ubiquity of “Nothing in Life is Free” (NILIF) protocols, the concept of hierarchy is integral to many trainers. Though this framework can sometimes lead to sound training advice, the explanation goes beyond a straight-forward scientific account, pulling in superfluous concepts of rank and deprivation.

COFEE

WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Kathy Sdao

BREAK

WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Kathy Sdao

LUNCH

WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Kathy Sdao

BREAK

PLENTY IN LIFE IS FREE

Kathy Sdao

The End

Kathy Sdao

"WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID" : There’s no shortage of dog-training advice available to our students and clients. Television, websites, dog advocates and well-intentioned friends all offer suggestions for basic training and for solving behavior problems. We’ll review ten errors, both general and technical, that crop up in otherwise beneficial positive-reinforcement programs. Topics include inef-fective cues, backward sequences, poisoned reinforcers, misunderstood training transitions and more. Understanding how to avoid or re-solve these snags will make training fairer for our dogs and more fun for everyone. Kathy has taken this popular one day seminar and ex-panded it to offer more insights and additional solutions for professional dog trainers and dedicated dog lovers. "MANAGING DOGS IN A GROUP SETTING" : Whether you supervise a dog daycare or playgroup, take your dog to a dog-park, or simply have a multi-dog family, you will have to manage groups of unrestrained dogs. These situations in which dogs are off-leash and free to interact with one another can be potentially volatile. Dogs can be physically hurt and they can also experience emotional trauma from threats or bullying. And so, you need to be able to recognize warning signs, intervene when necessary without making the situation more risky, and have a way to decide which dogs are well-suited to multiple-dog environments and which are not. We’ll review some skills, protocols and behavioral knowledge that will help you keep dogs and handlers safe while promoting constructive canine socialization and fun.

COFEE & REGISTRATION

WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Kathy Sdao

BREAK

WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Kathy Sdao

LUNCH

WHAT NOT TO ERR: COMMON TRAINING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Kathy Sdao

BREAK

MANAGING DOGS IN A GROUP SETTING

Kathy Sdao

END

Workshops with Chirag Patel "Shaping the Perfect Patient" & KELLY GORMAN DUNBAR "Scent-Ablity Training for Fun and Focus ".

Workshops


  • "Shaping the Perfect Patient"

    Chirag Patel

    Education Seminar

    Medical Training

    Cats who happily eat medication & dogs who open their mouth on request are no longer the fiction of Walt Disney, but very possible behaviours to teach by understanding the science and practical application of behaviour analysis. Chirag will show you how to make daily husbandry care and veterinary exams / treatments minimally invasive, quicker and easier from a training & behaviour perspective.


    • Doggyoga

      Jo-Rosie Haffenden

      Education Seminar

      Doggyoga

      Doggyoga is much like human yoga. Initially an instructor will guide an owner in teaching their dog the postures. The 30 postures, ten actions and ten expressions are trained using opt-in shaping technique with a clicker. The postures are broken into 3 sets: stand, sit and down. A lot of the positions and movements are also used to communicate calming signals to the other dogs around, which is why in a practice group, each dog is helping the other dogs to feel calm, whilst calming themselves.


      • "Scent-Ablity Training for Fun and Focus "

        Kelly Gorman Dunbar

        Education Seminar

        NoseGames

        Kelly will teach a scent-ablity training for fun and focus in companion dogs. A dog's ability to smell is far superior to ours; it's her primary sense for exploring and navigating the environment. This workshop will be a chance to learn more about Scent Work and encourage your dog to follow a scent for a reward. You will also be learning about handling skills, indications and free searching.


        • "Doggyoga"

          Jo-Rosie Haffenden

          Education Seminar

          Doggyoga

          Doggyoga is much like human yoga. Initially an instructor will guide an owner in teaching their dog the postures. The 30 postures, ten actions and ten expressions are trained using opt-in shaping technique with a clicker. Each of the postures are designed to calm and to regulate the dog. A lot of the positions and movements are also used to communicate calming signals to the other dogs around, which is why in a practice group, each dog is helping the other dogs to feel calm, whilst calming themselves.


          • "Shaping the Perfect Patient"

            Chirag Patel

            Education Seminar

            Shaping the Perfect Patient

            Cats who happily eat medication & dogs who open their mouth on request are no longer the fiction of Walt Disney, but very possible behaviours to teach by understanding the science and practical application of behaviour analysis. Chirag will show you how to make daily husbandry care and veterinary exams / treatments minimally invasive, quicker and easier from a training & behaviour perspective.


            • "Scent-Ablity Training for Fun and Focus"

              Kelly Gorman Dunbar

              Education Seminar

              NoseGames

              Kelly will teach a scent-ablity training for fun and focus in companion dogs. A dog's ability to smell is far superior to ours; it's her primary sense for exploring and navigating the environment. This workshop will be a chance to learn more about Scent Work and encourage your dog to follow a scent for a reward. You will also be learning about handling skills, indications and free searching.

Place

DOGEVENT 2015

EUROSITES SAINT-OUEN - 27, rue Godillot 93400 Saint-Ouen

www.eurosites.fr/eurosites/saint-ouen/

Eurosites Saint-Ouen, located near Porte de Clignancourt offers 4,000m² ofair-conditioned conference space for conferences, seminars, training sessions and workshops. DogEvent 2015 will take place in a conference area of 800 m2.

Located near Porte de Clignancourt and Porte de Saint-Ouen, Eurosites Saint-Ouen is conveniently accessible by the main routes.

Aéroports

Up Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1 / RER B: from Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1 to Gare du Nord (approx. 25 min). Then RER E: from Magenta to Haussmann-Saint-Lazare. Then Metro Line 13 from Saint-Lazare to Mairie de Saint-Ouen.

METRO ACCESS

Mairie de Saint-Ouen station line 13 or Porte de Clignancourt station line 4, transfer via Bus 166 and 255, Godillot station.

CAR ACCESS

“Peripherique” exit : Porte de Clignancourt

Conference Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors who play a major role in the success of our event.

Sponsors