Ready… Set… for Cooperative Care
Expand your knowledge. Refine your skills. Deepen your understanding. Join Laura Monaco Torelli and Eva Bertilsson in a clinic-style summer camp where you will be immersed in best-practice positive reinforcement training for cooperative care!
Dogs will be our focus animals, but the concepts are universal and we welcome learners of other species as well!
The set up
- Clinic style: work with one participating team at a time, with Laura & Eva coaching or sometimes working directly with the animal learner while the whole group observes and takes part in discussions.
- Focus on practical work, advancing each team toward their goals while simultaneously teaching vital concepts to the entire group. Theory and discussions will be integrated in the practical cases.
- We will have 6-8 working teams, with each team working 1-4 days. Laura and Eva will select participating animal/handler teams that complement a good mix of diversity for the whole group to learn from. If you are interested in participating with a dog (or a learner of a different species), please note this in your registration.
The learning objectives
- The importance of foundation skills: TACOS
- Data collection and record keeping: what’s the plan?
- The importance of a functional assessment
- How to use creative reinforcement strategies
- Considerations and expectations when changing criterion
- Introduction of husbandry props
- TAGteach: set the human learner up for success
- Collaboration and how to build a community of like-minded caregivers
- And more!
The Cooperative Care Summer Camp is for everyone interested in taking animal health care and husbandry training to the next level.
- Animal care professionals and pet owners seeking to give the best care possible
- Trainers looking to expand their skills (and potentially their business)
- Veterinary professionals, groomers and other service providers looking to meet the demands of the future
June 24-28, 2018
- Monday June 25 14.00 – 18.00
- Tuesday June 26 10.00 – 18.00
- Wednesday June 27 10.00 – 18.00
- Thursday June 28 10.00 – 14.00
Plus evening opportunities to continue discussions and networking – it’s Swedish summer so the sun barely sets all night 🙂
At Aktiv Hund, Vite Kvarn in Velanda, Trollhättan (40 minutes north of Gothenburg). Read more about the practicalities here!