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What Not to Pair: Changing the Value of Reinforcers & Punishers

  • Starts:  Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 13:00 (EST)
  • Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes
  • Audio:  English
  • Certificate of Attendance Extended


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Approved for CEUs
Berufsverband der Hundeerzieher/innen und Verhaltensberater/innen e.V. (BHV)
Internationaler Berufsverband der Hundetrainer (IBH)
Tellington TTouch® Verein Deutschland
Tierärztekammer Schleswig Holstein
Tierschutzqualifizierte/r HundetrainerIn Österreichs
Consequences drive behavior. Therefore, a deep understanding of the mutability of both reinforcers and punishers is essential for skillful training. What we consider an obvious positive reinforcer can actually transform, quite quickly, into a punisher through unintended learning. So we must avoid accidentally “poisoning” positive reinforcers, the foundation of humane behavioral interventions. Similarly, preserving the clear meaning of punishers is also necessary for our learners’ welfare. After this webinar, you will notice many examples in everyday situations of these accidental side-effects of training and will have alternative strategies to prevent them.
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The following organizations acknowledge this webinar for CEUs:
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
1.5
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
1.5
International Avian Trainers Certification Board and International Animal Trainers Certification Board (IATCB)
1.5
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA)
1.5
The Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
1.5
Berufsverband der Hundeerzieher/innen und Verhaltensberater/innen e.V. (BHV)
Internationaler Berufsverband der Hundetrainer (IBH)
Tellington TTouch® Verein Deutschland
Tierärztekammer Schleswig Holstein
Tierschutzqualifizierte/r HundetrainerIn Österreichs
Kathy Sdao

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Kathy Sdao is an applied animal behaviorist. She’s spent 30 years as a full-time animal trainer, first with marine mammals and now with dogs and their people. As a graduate student at the University of Hawaii in the 1980s, she was part of a research team that trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She received a master’s degree in experimental psychology and was then hired by the United States Navy to train dolphins for applied open-ocean tasks. After that, Kathy spent five years as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Washington. There she expanded her training skills by working with beluga whales, walruses, porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and polar bears. After leaving the zoo world, Kathy and a colleague created Tacoma’s first dog-daycare facility, Puget Hound Daycare, where Kathy first began teaching clicker-training classes for pet owners.



Since selling Puget Hound in 1998, Kathy has owned and managed Bright Spot Dog Training. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs, teaching one-on-one training lessons, and coaching novices and professionals to cross over to positive-reinforcement training. In addition, she has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the Seattle Times, consulted with Guide Dogs for the Blind and Susquehanna Service Dogs, served as a subject-matter expert for the Delta Society’s “Service Dog Education System” and taught at the Instructor Training Courses hosted by Dogs of Course. And, in a sillier moment, Kathy appeared as the “Way Cool Scientist” on an episode of the television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. Kathy is proud to be one of the original faculty members for Karen Pryor’s long-running ClickerExpos and has taught at 32 of these popular conferences since 2003.



Kathy has traveled extensively across the United States, Canada and Europe, and to Australia, Israel, Japan and Mexico, educating students about the science of animal training. She’s taught nearly 250 seminars, workshops, conference presentations & webinars, enjoying these opportunities to share her passion for the incredible power of positive-reinforcement training, confirmed over decades of working with dozens of species.



Kathy’s first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace, was published in 2012 and is available from Dogwise; please see www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTB1246 for details.