Living and Learning with Animals, From Pooches to Parrots and People!
Seminar with Dr. Susan G. Friedman, hosted by BADDogsInc Family Dog Training & Behavior
Please join us for two full days of learning about behavior (and more!) within animals of all kinds with Dr. Susan G. Friedman!
Saturday: Living and Learning with Animals
Living and Learning with Animals (LLA) is a seminar focused on the fundamental principles of learning and behavior, and the behavior change technology known as applied behavior analysis. All animals change their behavior due to experience, i.e., they learn, which gives this course trans-species, and interdisciplinary relevance to all professionals working with behavior. Topics are presented with slides and illustrative videos and include the following: How Behavior Works: Understanding and Misunderstanding Behavior; The Significance of Science to Behavior Consulting; Functional Assessment; The Commitment to Ethical Practice; The Case for Empowerment; and Procedures for Changing Respondent Behavior; Procedures for Changing Operant Behavior. As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be better able to teach learners effectively and humanely.
Sunday AM: Critical Conversation Skills
“The problem is not the animals, it’s the people!” That’s a common lament! Although we hold dear the value of treating people with the same respect that we expect them to have for their animals, we often lack the full skill set to meet this high standard. Pop psychology puts too much responsibility on the individual for his or behavioral outcomes. From a behavior analysis perspective, we understand that we are a part of each other’s influential environments. This perspective gives us a special opportunity to give feedback to, and receive feedback from, team members, effectively and humanely. This presentation will add tools to your interpersonal toolbox to stay in dialogue, navigate feedback, and achieve desired outcomes even in the face of disagreement, high stakes and strong emotions.
Sunday PM: Emotions Inside Out
What does joy feel like to you? Is it the same for the person sitting next to you? Is it the same for the animals in your care? Are emotions pre-wired in the brain or are they learned? Is the topic of emotions even relevant to training animals? These are just a few of the interesting and important questions that surround the topic of emotions. In this session, we will focus on contemporary approaches to understanding emotions with action potential.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 10-11, 2021
Time: 9AM to 5:00PM each day
Schedule includes one 15-minute morning break, lunch 12:30 – 1:45PM, one 15-minute afternoon break per day. Light breakfast and snacks provided. Meals on your own!
Location: Ayres Lodge & Suites Corona West, 1900 W. Frontage Road, Corona, CA 92882, conveniently located just south of the 91 freeway at the Maple Ave exit. Call 951.738.9113 before August 10, 2020 to reserve your room at our discounted group rate of $119 (hotel is dog-friendly!); use group code “BADDOGS” to get the discount!
Registration fee: $395
Early bird registration (before June 30, 2020): $350
Group rate $325 each for groups of 10 or more attendees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on registering your group.
Cancellations up to 45 days prior to the seminar will be refunded in full. No refunds given within 1 month prior to the seminar.
IAABC/KPA CEUs 14 (behavior consultant)
CCPDT CEUs 16
Dr. Susan G. Friedman is a retired psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to zoo and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners. Students from 35 different countries have participated in Susan’s online course, Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals. She has written chapters on learning and behavior for veterinary texts and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines. Her articles appear around the world in 14 languages. Susan has presented seminars nationally and internationally for a wide variety of professional organizations such as the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been nominated for the Media Award given by the International Association of Behavior Analysis for her efforts to disseminate to caregivers, veterinarians, animal trainers, and zookeepers the essential tools they need to empower and enrich the lives of the animals in their care. To help meet this goal, she welcomes downloading and disseminating everything on her www.behaviorworks.org website and welcomes people to visit her page at facebook.com/behaviorworks.