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Take a deep dive into the science of dog behavior

Take a deep dive into the science of dog behavior

Not your typical dog trainer courses—I’ll be taking you way beyond the basics

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The things you didn’t know you didn’t know

I’ll give you access to game-changing behavior knowledge and insights 99% of dog pros don’t even know exist.

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Apply your learning to make the world a better place for dogs

This science MATTERS to dogs’ lives—you’ll make a whole new difference for the dogs you love and serve.

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Active community learning

Lectures are great, but let’s not stop there—let’s get our hands dirty, our minds whirring, and have fun together.

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Have your mind blown

Simply put, I mean to rock your world. You’ll never look at dogs, behavior, or your craft the same way again.

Course catalog

The Science of Fear

Take a detailed look at how animals develop fear, how it impacts them, and how to address it. Improve your ability to help dogs suffering from fears, phobias, and fear-related aggression through the science of classical conditioning.

Upcoming course dates:

Course begins March 14th, 2022

Stress & Behavior

It’s probably not news that stress impacts behavior—but up-to-date info on how and in what ways it does so, and how we can combat those effects, is must-have knowledge for any serious dog pro.

Upcoming course dates: May 2022

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Advanced Consulting

The Advanced Consulting Practicum is an opportunity to get personal case consulting from Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB and from the other students in the course.

 

 

The Emotional Animal

Emotions motivate behavior. That means that in order to have a full understanding of behavior, we must also understand emotion. Learning what emotions are, how they work, and how they influence behavior will bring you to a whole new level of training and behavior change.

Upcoming course dates:

Course begins: Monday, July 18th

Unlocking Resiliency: The Big Course
Everything is connected. It’s difficult to truly understand how the many different aspects of behavior fit together without spending a lot of time with the material. That’s why this course exists – to take all the different pieces of information related to stress and resiliency and put them all into one cohesive, in-depth narrative. Upcoming course dates: Course begins: Monday, October 24th

Are my courses right for you? What you should know…

Quick Quiz:

  • Are you a dog geek?
  • Do you love (or are at least curious about) the science of behavior?
  • Do you want to arm yourself with the latest understanding of how to make dogs’ lives better (and your own job easier)?
  • Do you enjoy learning alongside supportive, passionate training colleagues?

 

If so, you’re probably in the right place.

That said, I do want you to know these are real courses, not simple lectures or webinars. I encourage active learning and interaction with fellow students. There will be brief in-class assignments and actual quizzes. And I teach at a college level because these are college-level concepts.

No need to worry, though. My job is to see you succeed. If you haven’t taken a college course before but are willing to put in the work and reach out if you need help, I’m certain you’ll rock this (and fun doing it, too)!