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Advanced Animal Training

ANIM605

Description

This course will explore the science and theory of animal learning and how to apply learning principles to train animals. Students will review various practices and techniques that form the art of animal training. Students will learn about the principles of reinforcement and punishment, schedules of reinforcement, and how to utilize positive reinforcement to build stronger communication between the trainer and the animal. Students will also learn fear free training techniques, how to pick a reward, and training tools such as shaping, capturing, and luring to encourage animals to exhibit a desired behavior. The knowledge and skills learned in this course may be utilized to assist with medical evaluations, treatments, or procedures, and to help meet a variety of management and animal welfare goals.

Dates

Jan 10, 2022 — Mar 6, 2022

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1950