I am so excited to be able to announce to you the opening of my new online school - Uniquely Paws-Able!
After consulting with people from all over the world, who are living with and teaching dogs that are blind, deaf or both, and finding that so many of them are looking for the same support, I decided to create an online community where we can share and learn with each other! The classes will allow me to share information with so many more people than doing one-on-one consulting.
Having an online class allows for anyone, anywhere to have access to information at any time. Written lectures and videos will be released weekly (for 6 weeks) for discussion and practice at home with your dogs. There is a private Facebook page also, for those who enjoy sharing in that way, strictly for students of this and upcoming classes offered by Uniquely Paws-Able. Your instructor (Me!) will be available for feedback and to offer bonus information depending upon the interests and questions of the students.
The first course offering is Positive Reinforcement and Clicker Training and it starts March 25th!
Some of the lesson topics covered include:
How dogs learn
What is positive reinforcement
What is a marker (clicker) and how to choose the right marker for your dog's abilities
Teaching check ins and attention
What to do when your dog doesn't do what you want
Learning about ways to teach behaviors and when you might choose to use each one
How to change behavior using positive reinforcement
Some fun tricks and games
How to use reinforcers other than food
How to teach quiet
And ... more!
Come on over and check out the new school! I'd love to have you join us for our very first class! Or, you can choose to sign up with only an account for now, to get information about future classes that are already in the planning stages!
Hope to see you at Uniquely Paws-Able soon!