Solving canine behavior issues is akin to solving a mystery. In addition to having good training skills, a trainer must be a bit of a sleuth. Taking a thorough history enables the trainer to pinpoint major and secondary issues and to discover issues of which the owner might not be aware. In this interactive seminar, you will learn how to set the stage for optimum information gathering; how to use neuro-linguistic programming techniques to put clients at ease; what non-verbal clues to watch for; what responses should send up red flags; what to ask, how to respond, and how not to respond; and how to interpret the information you receive.
You'll also participate in that ever-popular video game, “Spot the Trainer's Mistakes!” Incorporating these valuable skills and tips into your history-taking interviews will greatly improve your efficiency in treating behavior issues.
Presentation by: Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA
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Nicole Wilde is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer, as well as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety. In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field. Nicole is the recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ prestigious Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award for 2006, and is a popular speaker at the organization’s conferences. Nicole writes an “Ask the Trainer” column for Modern Dog Magazine and blogs for Huffington Post, as well as her own Wilde About Dogs blog.
This video qualifies for 1 trainer CEUs