Learn to “Make the Case” for Force-free Dog Training from Linda Michaels M.A. Psychology

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Learn to Make the Case for Force-free Dog Training DVD

Do you struggle, like so many professionals, to “Make the Case” for force-free methods in dog training? Do you want to know how you can win debates on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves — our dogs?

Good news! The seminar I presented at the 2015 PPG Summit, titled “Understanding Research: Making the Case for Force-free Training,” is now available on DVD, for those of you who could not attend the summit. This is my seminal work, and greatest contribution to the force-free training mission, bridging the gap between research, dog training and the pet parent. As science-based dog trainers, it’s important that we understand scientific research and make the best use of the scientific materials available to us in order to most effectively support our position as Force-free trainers. This presentation will help you back up your force-free methods with scientific facts. Facts and science are much harder to argue with than opinion or speculation.

Here is a sneak-peek of the seminar:


 

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In this seminar, you’ll see:

  • How understanding scientific research supports the force-free training you’re already doing, and how we can learn to do it even better
  • Fascinating video from the Russian silver fox study that examines selective breeding for tameness and aggression
  • Videos of Wolfdog training with force-free methods alone
  • A look at the history of “learning” and behavior modification, including Pavlov, Skinner, Breland, Wolpe and how psychology relates to dog training.
  • How to investigate and analyze a topic, without being in expert 

 

Some of the questions answered in this seminar:

  • What are some opinion-swaying scientific resources for force-free dog trainers?
  • Where does science-based dog training come from?
  • How important are case studies, really?
  • What are the criteria that qualify a rigorous scientific research study?
  • Why are peer-reviewed studies so important?
  • How do you analyze a scholarly journal article?

What people are saying about this seminar:

“Truly, one of the best presentations I have ever been to!” – Abigail Witthauer, owner of Roverchase, a bond-based choice teaching facility, Pelham, Alabama

“Ms. Michael’s brilliant presentation was a game changer in my professional career. This is a must see video if you are a professional dog trainer looking to step it up a notch. To the science-based dog trainer that may not have a specific background or degree in science or psychology, this presentation has crucial resources to take your professional game to the next level. For dog owners that have an interest in behavior, you will love this too! You don’t have to be a dog trainer to enjoy this discussion and be inspired by Ms. Michaels.” – Dawn Hanna, owner of Oh Behave Dog Training, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“As a former zoo gorilla trainer, I enjoyed the information on Linda’s training of wolf-dogs in a sanctuary setting. Linda Michaels’ presentation is a must-see for any animal trainer interested in the scientific basis for humane force-free behavior modification. Motivating animals to co-operate in their own training and care through positive methods will produce desired behaviors without the risk of the negative consequences of other less humane techniques.” – April Bove-Rothwell, zoo trainer, San Diego, California

“With a Master’s degree in Psychology, Linda is especially well-versed in understanding and applying research to her work with dogs and pet parents. If you are a force-free trainer who really wants the science-based information that supports your efforts teaching pet parents and others why these methods are effective (and why compulsion and force are methods that should have long ago been left in the dust), you will find this DVD indispensable.” – Francine Miller, owner of Call Ms. Behaving Dog Training, Carlsbad, California

About Linda Michaels, Del Mar Dog Training:

Linda Michaels, M. A., Experimental Psychology (Hons) focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders and aggression as well as animal wellness. Her laboratory research experience in behavioral neurobiology examined the interface between behavior and the brain. Linda’s unique combination of scientific training and hands-on experience with dogs and wolfdogs creates a bridge between the worlds of research, dog trainers and pet parents. Linda was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States by Top Ten Magazine and is currently working on a book to help explain and teach her new “Hierarchy of Dog Needs” guide. Linda worked with some of the most difficult cases at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA across five years, and is an outspoken animal welfare advocate opposing dominance-based dog training methods and aversive collar devices. As a speaker, certified veterinary assistant and the flagship SoCal Victoria Stilwell-licensed behavior consultant, Linda is published in the BARKS from the Guild (PPG) international trade magazine, featured speaker at the Pet Professional Guild inaugural summit, has authored numerous articles and behavior columns and is the Behavior Advisor for the WolfEducationProject.org in Julian, CA.   Linda may be reached at 858.259.WOOF (9663) or by email: LindaMichaelsPositively@gmail.com 

 

Buy this ~ two-hour seminar now for only $49 (plus s&h)

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Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

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