Ethoplanet - Etologiczne Centrum Szkoleniowo Doradcze

Kurs nadający kwalifikacje trenera psów
A CERTIFIED DOG TRAINER COURSE

Ethoplanet Dog Trainer

Becoming a part of Ethoplanet is a challenge, passion and involvement, determination and hard work of a handler respecting a dog’s welfare. We proudly offer the only course in Poland which shows how to use a sizable selection of training methods and allows its attendants to learn from a number of experienced lecturers and trainers. To obtain the final certificate is not going to be easy, but everybody who enjoys challenges is warmly welcome.

 

The most distinct feature of this Ethoplanet’s training course is an individual approach! The time span of the training is adjusted to dogs and the system adapted to the group’s needs.

 

Stage 1

Consultation upon admission (complimentary)

Dogs must be appropriately prepared to participate in a training course, so Ethoplanet’s team provides consultation and support in preparing a dog for the course. The consultation aims at the evaluation of a dog’s capabilities. If needed extra classes, or even a full therapy, will be suggested. In this way we prevent the handler from feeling frustrated that things do not seem to progress as desired during the training. A good start is fundamental! To arrange an appointment for consultation reach us at: akokocinska@ethoplanet.com.

The consultation takes place at our formal site in Stefanów near Warsaw (next to Wólka Kosowska), at ul. Ułanów 8b, or at another, arranged location in the city. The consultation is not a compulsory part of the training, yet it is highly advisable, as it ensures a high success rate at the main event.

 

Stage 2

Training theory

  1. Getting to know everybody,  introduction to human-canine relations, evaluation of capabilities of every pair.
  2. Canine behaviour – domestication, zoosemiotics: communication in the canine world, theory of domination, evaluation of a particular dog’s needs.
  3. A review of breeds and their uses.
  4. Methods of behaviour analysis.
  5. The notions of learning, memory and intelligence.
  6. Processes accompanying learning.
  7. Types of motivation and how to build it.
  8. The system of punishments and enforcement. How to enforce successfully.
  9. Temper and behaviour evaluation tests
  10. Disturbances in behaviour and their impact on a training.
  11. The influence of training on the therapy of dogs with disturbed behaviour.
  12. Training methods when working with a dog
  13. Enrichment of the environment and its influence on psychomotor stimulation in dogs.
  14. Type of trainings.
  15. Dog sports.
  16. Types of nosework: nosework, mantrailing and tracking.

 

Stage 3

Work with a dog – a practical class

Training session

The session starts when a dog concentrates on its handler. The end of session is marked with a word cue and a social prize.

The verbal cue and the prize are supposed to relax the dog, giving him or her information that we have completed a stage in learning, we are satisfied with the progress and will continue at another occasion. It needs to be remembered that learning should always be finished at a successful performance of a given exercise to provide a good foundation for the next class. It is an important motivational element. The cue at the end says to our dog it is a high time for a well deserved rest.

 

How to obtain a desired reaction

  • Scanning/Capturing
  • Baiting/Luring
  • Environmental Manipulation
  • Targeting (aiming at a target; the target helps to shape a given reaction (touch, concentration, a mat.)
  • DAID (Do As I Do) (Claudia Fugazza)
  • Reaction shaping according to Karen Pryor.

 

Treat box

How to verify a dog’s motivation

 

Clicker

  • How to start using a clicker, work with and without clicker. How a clicker works. How to replace a clicker with other elements.
  • Basic methods how to prolong a reaction: among others, the ‘keep going’ signal.
  • Clicker game

 

“A swimming pool”

How to be in charge of the environment during a training.

 

Reward systems:

  • social
  • material
  • situational
  • jackpot
  • enforcement analysis based on the pyramid of needs

 

Attention focus on the handler

Learning to focus as the basis for all other commands. Why? No training is going to work on a dog with a dispersed attention.

 

  1. Attention focus on the handlerLearning to focus as the basis for all other commands. Why? No training is going to work on a dog with a dispersed attention.Focusing on the handler.

    Stage I –  the dog opposite its handler

    Stage II – the dog at heel

     

  2. Targeting a hand. A target is used to lead a dog and teach him (from the beginning of a training) that it is possible to work even if there are no visible snacks in the hand.Stage I – the dog touches our handStage II – the dog follows the hand

     

  3. Following – forward and backward Following the handler and remaining in eye contact is an extremely useful exercise. It is the basis for walking to heelStage I – the dog follows his or her handler who moves backward

    Stage II – the dog follows the handler who moves backward and then after a few steps turns and moves forward

    Position at heel and the handler’s between legs, as an introduction to walking at heel or to complete a task e.g. after recall

    How to obtain a desired behaviour: luring, shaping, “washing bowl” method

     

  4. Walking to heel: command “heel”Walking to heel in contactStage I – walking straight

    Stage II – walking with changed directions

     

  5. Changing position, commands “sit”, “stay”, “stop”Changing the initial position. The fact that a dog can do “sit” when standing does not mean he will do the same when it lies down. Stage I – the dog in front of the handler

    Stage II – the dog at the handler’s heel

    Learning to walk on a loose leash is an absolute necessity for a dog to master in order to live stress free in a human society. We will teach you how to react correctly when a dog pulls the leash and how to teach the dog that a loose leash is beneficial for the two of you,

    Stage I – walking along a straight line

    Stage II – walking and stopping – command “stop”

    Stage III – walking with the change of direction

    Stage IV – going past other dogs

     

  6. Staying
  7. Teaching a dog to remain in one place and in a specific position and to control his or her emotions (work against attention dispersing environment)
  8. RecallThis skill gives freedom and comfort and also makes a dog’s life safe.There is no more important skill then that which brings our four-legged friend back to our side in a dangerous situation. Sometimes, it is a true life saver.The training pays attention to recalling our dog and letting him or her roam in an environment with strongly disturbing stimuli. Introduction of a cue e.g. a whistle.

     

  9. How to Play with a Dog.An object – a reward/motivation (but first teaching the proper balance between the motivations)Teaching commands “your”, “mine”, “out”“Go fetch” 

     

  10. Giving back/ dropping an object
  11. Learning by behaviour capture
  12. Leaving food – teaching commands “leave”, “off/out”, “take it”It is the skill that should be acquired by a dog to makes its life safer.Leaving food:Stage I – the dog does not take snacks from the handler (from hand, from the ground)

    Stage II – the dog does not take a snack from other handlers (from hand, from the ground)   Stage III – the dog does not take snacks from his or her environment (familiar environment, when walking)

     

  13. Medical trainingBrushing or combingEar cleaningEye cleaning

    Teeth clearing, checking teeth

    Cutting nails

    Injections

    Temperature check

    How to put on and wear a muzzle

    Introduction to a cage or playpen, command “stay put”

     

  14. All exercises will be carried out based on the four criteria of work: time, speed, distance, and disturbance. A new exercise will be introduced only after the dog masters the previous skill.
  15. Counter conditioning with desensitisation
  16. Introduction to BAT
  17. ETNA

 

Additionally the course includes:

  • Communication classes (main rules) and communication workshops (zoosemiotics)-channels of communication,
  • teaching signal analysis in the canine world, evaluation of the situation, appropriate reaction enforcement, self-confidence building,
  • development of social competence in a dog ( a separate certificate); application in controlled conditions (communication classes) as well as in everyday conditions.

 

ONE COURSE- 4 CERTIFICATES!

 

Attention!

  1. Dogs which have problem with staying in place should be taught to remain in cage or pen before the course. We can provide cages if case of transport problems. It is possible to participate in a course without one’s own dog. We will provide our own dogs, dogs from foster homes, from the partner shelter or any other acceptable source. Homework in such case will be done with one’s friend’s dog or it will be possible to establish a schedule of work with the dog provided for the classes.  If you should consider such an option, please let us know as soon as possible. All the details of further work are individually planned in such case. The exam is the same for everybody. However, bearing in mind different emotional levels in dogs, the problematic dogs or dogs with some behavioural disorders have more time for preparation. In case of dogs with problems or when problems appear during the training, the course of education will be modified accordingly. The participants are responsible for their dogs during work and when the dogs remain alone in a hotel room after classes. The organizers are not liable for any damage done by the participant’s dogs. Aggressive dogs that can be a danger to other participants will not be admitted. The owners of aggressive dogs are required to enroll for the introductory consultation and sign a document in which they agree to be liable for safety during the training, which includes, among others, their provision of training equipment adapted to work with aggressive dogs.

 

DOG TRAINING– 2nd DEGREE COURSE

Once you have completed your education and successfully passed the exam, we will encourage you to go on for the second part of the training. More information soon!

 

Kurs tresera psów odbywa się w dwóch wersjach:

  1. Kurs trenerski połączony z wakacjami i aktywnością z psem!

Miejsce: Kozienice k. Radomia

Kursanci będą mieli na wyłączność ośrodek znajdujący się w Puszczy Kozienickiej!

Termin: 24-30.06.2019 oraz 2-8.09.2019

Cennik:

Osoba biorąca udział w kursie:

– nowa cena early birds!!! (do 30.04) 5000zł ROZKŁADAMY NA RATY!

– cena standard (po 31.03) 6000zł  ROZKŁADAMY NA RATY!

– wynajęcie całego domku w przypadku przyjazdu 1 osoby z psem (bez osób towarzyszących) +1000zł lub bez dopłaty przy zgodzie na połączenie z drugą osobą.

– przewidujemy zniżki przy przyjeździe grupy (prosimy o kontakt pod akokocinska@ethoplanet.com)

 

Osoby towarzyszące:

– 1100zł/ 2 tygodnie

– 700zł/ tydzień

– dzieci do lat 15- za pół ceny

 

W cenie:

  • dwa treningi z psami dziennie
  • wykłady
  • warsztaty komunikacji
  • kurs pierwszej pomocy przedmedycznej
  • codzienne obiadokolacje w formie ogniska/ grilla
  • dogtrekking
  • przerwy kawowe
  • materiały dydaktyczne
  • klikery
  • saszetki
  • kurs Do As I Do- z Claudia Fugazza (jako obserwator)

W celu rozłożenia płatności na raty- prosimy o kontakt pod: kontakt@ethoplanet.com

Uwaga! Uczestnicy odpowiadają za stan pokoju! Organizator nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za zniszczenia spowodowane przez psy lub ich właścicieli

 

  1. Weekendowy kurs trenerski

Zjazdy w terminach:
5.04.2019 godz. 15.00-18.00 – zajęcia bez psów, ustalenie zasad panujących na kursie, zapoznanie się, wieczór integracyjny
6.04.2019 godz. 10.00-16.00 – zajęcia teoretyczne, zajęcia z pierwszej pomocy
7.04.2019 godz. 10.00-16.00 – rozpoczęcie zajęć z psami, podstawy treningu
13-14.04.2019 10.00-16.00
27-28.04.2019 10.00-16.00
11-12.05.2019 10.00-16.00
18-19.05.2019 10.00-16.00
25-26.05.2019 10.00-16.00
1-2.06.2019 10.00-16.00
8-9.06.2019 10.00-16.00
22.06.2019 – 10.00-16.00 podsumowanie, przygotowanie do egzaminu, ognisko na zakończenie kursu

23.06.2019 egzamin

Miejsce: Stefanowo k. Warszawy

 

Cennik:

  • cena early birds (do 31.03): 3000zł
  • cena standard: 4000zł

 

W cenie:

  • dwa treningi z psami dziennie oddzielone wykładem, spacerem i klasami komunikacji
  • kurs pierwszej pomocy przedmedycznej
  • przerwy kawowe
  • lunch box
  • materiały dydaktyczne
  • klikery
  • saszetki

W celu rozłożenia płatności na raty- prosimy o kontakt pod: kontakt@ethoplanet.com

Uczestnicy kursu „Behawiorysta – Zoopsycholog” Ethoplanet – 30% zniżki na kurs trenerski przy zapisach do 31.03.2019r.

UWAGA! Osoby, które ukończyły kurs „Behawiorysta-Zoopsycholog” w Ethoplanet, są zwolnione z części zajęć teoretycznych.

 

Prowadzący kurs:

mgr inż. Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak

mgr Artur Łazarczyk

mgr Magdalena Żelazowska

lek. wet. Katarzyna Barłowska

mgr inż. Katarzyna Karwowska