Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Reinforcing
the Canine Bond Through
Training
Alasdair Bunyan
Assistant Head of Behaviour and Training
Our Baseline For Care
• Health care - veterinary program
• Nutrition - food and vitamins
• Environment – social requiremen...
The Quality of Care
We Provide Ensures
Their Quality of Life
Building a Relationship
The Building Blocks to Success
“Train up a child in the way
he should go; even when he
is old he will not depart
from it.”
C.M. Stunich, Losing Me, Findi...
My 4 Essential Parts a Successful
Relationship
• Trust
• Respect
• Empathy
• Clear Communication
Without a Relationship
Lack of:
• Trust
• Empathy
• Support
• Feelings, off day.
• Knowledge of needs, preferences
Dogs are hardwired to socially connect
and form relationships.
The Relationship
• Fun
• Supportive
• Reinforcing
• Comforting
• Understanding
But Why Train?
Improves:
• Physical exercise
• Communication
• Mental stimulation - good training program &
enrichment
• C...
Behavioural Problems
The building of the foundation and the training
of fundamental behaviours will empower the
dog to be ...
The Concept of Training
• Do dogs understand training?
• How do we teach that concept?
• What knowledge and foundation
req...
What is Required as a Baseline?
• Concentration
• Focus
• Understanding of reinforcers
• Trust
• Supportive relationship
•...
Leadership/Guidance
A leader –
• Knows what direction to take.
• Has an overall plan
• Builds confidence, is trustable
and...
Motivation
• Reinforcers are a priority to the success of
any future training sessions.
• Minimal reinforcers = minimal tr...
Understanding Motivation
• All animals seek to control
their environment
• “What’s in it for me?”
• Past consequences crea...
Control Your Training Environment
• Social (People, other dogs,
animals)
• Scents
• Tactile
• Toys
• Food
Train to Learn, Learn to Train
Foundations, Concepts and Reinforcement
Many undertake the
building of a great tower
but spend so little time and
effort on the foundation
that the foundation wou...
Establishing Operations
(What Works & When)
• Motivation
• Deprivation
• Satiation
Building the Foundation
• Reinforcer assessment
• Building the bank account
• Response to name
• Attention (stationary and...
What is Reinforcement?
• Personal to each individual.
• What an individual dogs enjoys.
• What an individual dog will work...
Reinforcer Assessment
• Likes & Dislikes
– Tactile
– Food
– Play
– Environmental
Reinforcement Variety
Food Bowls
• Each piece of food could be used as a reinforcer.
• 1/3 of food = bowl
• 1/3 of food = toys
• 1/3 of food = t...
How Full is Your Bank Account?
Reinforcement vs. Rewards
• Non emotional
• Strengthens behaviour
• Directly increases behaviour
• Pin points specific beh...
Response to Name
• Positive association
• Beware of learned irrelevance
Attention and Focus
• All learning begins with attention
• Learned skill, built on mutual
communication.
• Release cue
• B...
Play, It’s Personal
• Empathetic
• Reciprocal
• Fun for both
• Give and take
Please click the following link to view the v...
31
Toys
Breed Related
• Tug toys – strength
games
• Balls – chase
• Squeaky - killing
The Communication System
• Do not take it for granted the the dog will be ok with
the event marker.
• Building the associa...
Click vs Verbal
“Research in neurophysiology has identified the
kinds of stimuli—bright lights, sudden sharp
sounds—that r...
A Clear System
• Consequences drive behaviour, not the animals
ability to reason and think.
• Suggests why the clicker is ...
Keep Going Signal
Please click the following link to view the video
https://youtu.be/FPSOdD35jfw
Sometimes the best training
is a cup of tea
(Pryor, 2014)
The Illusion of Choice
• Manipulation of environment and
reinforcers to enable the dog to
make the choice YOU want.
• The ...
The Question of Jackpots
• Affect the overall tendency of the animal to
keep playing the game.
• Dogs may think the click ...
Setting Up for Success
Environmental controls
• Where is best for the dog
• Where is best for the handler
Fundamentals to Build Fluencies
• The groundwork to all behaviours required in
the future.
• Known behaviours built on rei...
Fluency Behaviours
• Targeting
• Handling & Grooming
• Retrieving
• Walking on a loose lead
• Settle
• Muzzle and Comfy Co...
The Concept of Targeting
Paw, nose, body part to:
• Hand, leg, platform
• Away from handler
Targeting to Different Points
...
Station Training
Please click the following link to view the video
https://youtu.be/7UjX72eKmls
• Molding (physical manipulation)
• Prompting (hint)
• Luring
• Targeting
• Capturing
• Shaping
Ways to Get Behaviour
• The dog may grow to expect assistance.
• Frustration due to unfulfilled expectations.
• Luring trained as a behaviour?
“...
The Retrieve
• Builds the ability to share and interact.
• Help stops possessive behaviours developing.
• Develops a partnership built ...
Retrieve Through Targeting
Please click the following link to view the video
https://youtu.be/WZQhxDtN0Vg
Walking on a Loose Lead
Loose Lead Walking
Please click the following link to view the video
https://youtu.be/08Uebqaj9FY
Incompatible Behaviour
A previously reactive dog that is then taught
heeling on a loose lead will enables the reactive
dog...
It Is Always a Work In Progress
Please click the following link to view the video
https://youtu.be/RRFDQBPY2JI
ICAWC 2015 - Reinforcing the Canine Human Bond Through Training - Alasdair Bunyan
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

ICAWC 2015 - Reinforcing the Canine Human Bond Through Training - Alasdair Bunyan

1,027 views

Published on

The working relationship between the handler and the dog, and the dog’s understanding of the concept of training should be built prior to any intense behavioural modification taking place. Alasdair will discuss the working relationship fundamentals and then the prime behaviours that should be implemented before any behavioural modification takes place.

Published in: Education
  • I want my dog to walk nicely and calmly on the leash. Visit to download.. ■■■ https://tinyurl.com/ybweostn
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • How to prepare your home for a new puppy? Dog Training Course Download..♥♥♥ http://ishbv.com/brainydogs/pdf
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Since using Brain Training for Dogs my dogs are more excited to learn. They actively want to take part and figure out what they need to do! It's not about commanding that they perform a behavior, it's about getting them thinking. I really love this approach to dog training and my dogs do too! Check out the brain training for Dogs course now. ●●● https://tinyurl.com/ybweostn
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Dog Training Course Download➔http://book723.com/z/dogtraining
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

ICAWC 2015 - Reinforcing the Canine Human Bond Through Training - Alasdair Bunyan

  1. 1. Reinforcing the Canine Bond Through Training Alasdair Bunyan Assistant Head of Behaviour and Training
  2. 2. Our Baseline For Care • Health care - veterinary program • Nutrition - food and vitamins • Environment – social requirements • Behaviour management - training and enrichment
  3. 3. The Quality of Care We Provide Ensures Their Quality of Life
  4. 4. Building a Relationship The Building Blocks to Success
  5. 5. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” C.M. Stunich, Losing Me, Finding You.
  6. 6. My 4 Essential Parts a Successful Relationship • Trust • Respect • Empathy • Clear Communication
  7. 7. Without a Relationship Lack of: • Trust • Empathy • Support • Feelings, off day. • Knowledge of needs, preferences
  8. 8. Dogs are hardwired to socially connect and form relationships.
  9. 9. The Relationship • Fun • Supportive • Reinforcing • Comforting • Understanding
  10. 10. But Why Train? Improves: • Physical exercise • Communication • Mental stimulation - good training program & enrichment • Cooperative behaviour between handler and dog. • Specific behavioural problems?
  11. 11. Behavioural Problems The building of the foundation and the training of fundamental behaviours will empower the dog to be able to ignore provoking stimuli and respond with new default behaviours.
  12. 12. The Concept of Training • Do dogs understand training? • How do we teach that concept? • What knowledge and foundation requirements are needed?
  13. 13. What is Required as a Baseline? • Concentration • Focus • Understanding of reinforcers • Trust • Supportive relationship • Desire to interact • Leadership • Motivation
  14. 14. Leadership/Guidance A leader – • Knows what direction to take. • Has an overall plan • Builds confidence, is trustable and supports • Keeps their partner safe
  15. 15. Motivation • Reinforcers are a priority to the success of any future training sessions. • Minimal reinforcers = minimal training success.
  16. 16. Understanding Motivation • All animals seek to control their environment • “What’s in it for me?” • Past consequences create motivation for behaviour. • Dogs select stimuli that are important to them - not the trainer.
  17. 17. Control Your Training Environment • Social (People, other dogs, animals) • Scents • Tactile • Toys • Food
  18. 18. Train to Learn, Learn to Train Foundations, Concepts and Reinforcement
  19. 19. Many undertake the building of a great tower but spend so little time and effort on the foundation that the foundation would not even support the building of a small hut.
  20. 20. Establishing Operations (What Works & When) • Motivation • Deprivation • Satiation
  21. 21. Building the Foundation • Reinforcer assessment • Building the bank account • Response to name • Attention (stationary and movement) • Playing together • Communication system • Offering of behaviour
  22. 22. What is Reinforcement? • Personal to each individual. • What an individual dogs enjoys. • What an individual dog will work for. • Can be manipulated.
  23. 23. Reinforcer Assessment • Likes & Dislikes – Tactile – Food – Play – Environmental
  24. 24. Reinforcement Variety
  25. 25. Food Bowls • Each piece of food could be used as a reinforcer. • 1/3 of food = bowl • 1/3 of food = toys • 1/3 of food = training
  26. 26. How Full is Your Bank Account?
  27. 27. Reinforcement vs. Rewards • Non emotional • Strengthens behaviour • Directly increases behaviour • Pin points specific behaviour. • Can be painful (Sidman) • Reinforcement • Reward • Can be given at anytime • Emotionally driven • Targets the dog not the behaviour
  28. 28. Response to Name • Positive association • Beware of learned irrelevance
  29. 29. Attention and Focus • All learning begins with attention • Learned skill, built on mutual communication. • Release cue • Built on reinforcement
  30. 30. Play, It’s Personal • Empathetic • Reciprocal • Fun for both • Give and take Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/k6hLBlTCSAo Please click the following link to view the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoVIt2ad7zE
  31. 31. 31 Toys Breed Related • Tug toys – strength games • Balls – chase • Squeaky - killing
  32. 32. The Communication System • Do not take it for granted the the dog will be ok with the event marker. • Building the association • Clear and consistent sound • Has no history, un-poisoned.
  33. 33. Click vs Verbal “Research in neurophysiology has identified the kinds of stimuli—bright lights, sudden sharp sounds—that reach the amygdala first, before reaching the cortex or thinking part of the brain. The click is that kind of stimulus” K. Pryor. A decrease of over 1/3 in training time for the clicker as compared to the verbal condition group. (Wood, 2008)
  34. 34. A Clear System • Consequences drive behaviour, not the animals ability to reason and think. • Suggests why the clicker is more effective than a voice marker as it is processed not in the cortex but the reptilian part of the brain which controls, breathing, balance and body temperature.
  35. 35. Keep Going Signal Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/FPSOdD35jfw
  36. 36. Sometimes the best training is a cup of tea (Pryor, 2014)
  37. 37. The Illusion of Choice • Manipulation of environment and reinforcers to enable the dog to make the choice YOU want. • The dog should feel that the choice is theirs.
  38. 38. The Question of Jackpots • Affect the overall tendency of the animal to keep playing the game. • Dogs may think the click finishes not only the behaviour but when reinforced – the training. • Giving a big jackpot triggers variability.
  39. 39. Setting Up for Success Environmental controls • Where is best for the dog • Where is best for the handler
  40. 40. Fundamentals to Build Fluencies • The groundwork to all behaviours required in the future. • Known behaviours built on reinforcement that can be called upon in the future. • Default behaviours
  41. 41. Fluency Behaviours • Targeting • Handling & Grooming • Retrieving • Walking on a loose lead • Settle • Muzzle and Comfy Cone
  42. 42. The Concept of Targeting Paw, nose, body part to: • Hand, leg, platform • Away from handler Targeting to Different Points Targeting Muzzle Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/A6tKOX8lA88 Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/cgCNKNhHCr4
  43. 43. Station Training Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/7UjX72eKmls
  44. 44. • Molding (physical manipulation) • Prompting (hint) • Luring • Targeting • Capturing • Shaping Ways to Get Behaviour
  45. 45. • The dog may grow to expect assistance. • Frustration due to unfulfilled expectations. • Luring trained as a behaviour? “A dog that can follow a food lure is a dog, not a trained dog” (K. Sdao, 2013)
  46. 46. The Retrieve
  47. 47. • Builds the ability to share and interact. • Help stops possessive behaviours developing. • Develops a partnership built on fun. • Using toys in training will prove difficult if the dog will not bring the toy back. • Is the foundation of all other training exercises. The Retrieve
  48. 48. Retrieve Through Targeting Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/WZQhxDtN0Vg
  49. 49. Walking on a Loose Lead
  50. 50. Loose Lead Walking Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/08Uebqaj9FY
  51. 51. Incompatible Behaviour A previously reactive dog that is then taught heeling on a loose lead will enables the reactive dog to pass another dog as its full attention is now on the handler as a replacement behaviour has been taught.
  52. 52. It Is Always a Work In Progress Please click the following link to view the video https://youtu.be/RRFDQBPY2JI

×