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Welcome to DogNostics Career Center.  

We are a full service career center offering a selection of  Diploma, Certificate and Individual Career Programs and Business certifications and service packages.  We are very different to many of the online schools and educational resources you will find on the internet for many reasons.  

Professional, Fun, Affordable and Effective Programs and Products for You, Your Business and Your Employees.



Individual Behavior & Training Modules

Select a webinar to view. Chose which registration option you prefer. You can choose from just watching the webinar and learning some new fun things or you can choose to have a supervisor help you and oversee your homework assignment. 

Option One - Enjoy the Webinar and learn the knowledge. 

Option Two - Skill Development. You watch & Learn the knowledge and enjoy a mentor supervising your skill development. 

Recorded Events

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 29 Apr 2020
    • Recorded Webinar
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    In these two recorded webinars learn the what, how and when about Shaping and Differential Reinforcement. 

    Shaping 

    The practice of shaping (also known as "successive approximation") is a way to train a complex behavior that is trained in small steps (approximations). Some behaviors are complex and also have things like, distance, duration and distractions built into them, in other words “getting a behavior by reinforcing small steps at a time”. Shaping encourages the dog to keep trying even if the behavior has not been achieved. Some behaviors cannot be captured or lured so shaping is the only tool available. 

    Differential Reinforcement

    Differential reinforcement is an appropriate procedure to  use when the target behavior is already present but requires a dimension of the behavior to be reduced, such as the intensity of barking or the frequency of jumping.  The problematic behavior is targeted for extinction while another behavior is simultaneously positively reinforced. 

     Student Registration Options

    Option One - Learn the Knowledge & Skills. Enjoy the Webinar and learn  about the theory and practical application of shaping

    Option TwoLearn the knowledge and develop your skills. You watch the webinar & Learn the theory and practical application of shaping. You are then guided through some practical exercises to develop your hands-on-skills. 

    Your event includes:

    1. 2 x recorded webinars
    2. PDF copies of the presentations
    3. Supplementary supportive learning videos
    4. Homework assignments for those registering under Option Two
    5. Unlimited support by email, Facebook group and telephone
    6. Certificate of successful completion
    7. Ongoing credit towards the DogNostics Dog Behavior Consulting  Diploma

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 08 May 2020
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Join Louise Stapleton-Frappell for this in depth presentation in which she delves into the complexities of linear behavior chains.

    In this webinar we will examine the best methods to build compound linear chains and we will take a look at different strategies that will help you improve your chains. You'll learn how to perform a task analysis and collect data that will facilitate errorless learning. We will look at the interplay between operant and respondent conditioning and you will learn about fun techniques such as the ‘Quick Cue’ game, which can be used to proof both the discreet and the complex behaviors that you teach

    The presentation will focus on a fun trick that is also a skill needed by many assistance dogs – How to fetch their guardian a drink - but in learning how to teach this 'trick', you will also learn some different strategies that focus on how to teach an amazing retrieve to hand!

    You don't want to miss out on this informative, thought-provoking, fun-filled session.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why and how to perform a task analysis
    • Understand how to write a training plan and the importance of data collection
    • Deepen your understanding of behavior chains
    • Gain a deep understanding of how to forwards chain
    • Understand how and why to backwards chain compound behaviors that are linear chains.
    • Understand how to maintain a consistent high standard of behaviors
    • Learn different strategies for teaching and proofing an amazing retrieve to hand
    • Learn how to teach your dog to open a door
    • Learn how to teach your dog to close a door
    • Learn how to teach your training partner to fetch you a drink from the fridge


     Student Registration Options

    Option One - Learn the Knowledge & Skills. Enjoy the Webinar and learn about the theory and practical application of behavior chains.

    Option TwoLearn the knowledge and develop your skills.  You watch the webinar & learn the theory and practical application of training plans and behavior chains. You are then guided through some practical exercises to develop your hands-on-skills. Please note: This is an advanced level assignment and not suitable for those just starting their training journey.

    Your event includes:

    1. 1 x recorded webinar
    2. PDF copy of the presentation
    3. Supplementary supportive learning videos
    4. Homework assignments for those registering under Option Two
    5. Unlimited support by email and Facebook group 
    6. Certificate of successful completion
    7. Ongoing credit towards the DogNostics Dog Training Certificate

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DogNostics is the sister company to and provides the key education for DogSmith Licensed professionals. 


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