Workshops

Jun
24
Jun 25

Puppy development and proprioception in Akureyri (Northern Iceland)



What do puppies need?
Puppies grow and develop at a very high speed. Their development consists of physical growth (getting bigger), sensory development (sight and sound and being able to localise where it comes from), coping with the world. Puppies can be offered a variety of stimulation in order to develop in these areas.
Sensory stimulation (surfaces, sounds, movement), body awareness (coordination, balance, proprioception) and learning experiences to build their confidence are part of this. Pups have to deal with a world that does not always make sense to dogs and socialisation is a big part of puppy development.
What do people want? Mostly they want a puppy to have fun with and go out and about with. Not always directly in tuned with what the puppy might need to develop into the dog that you can take anywhere.

Puppy development:
The physical side of puppy development needs to be addressed. When teaching people with puppies it is important to explain just how the body develops and also how the brain develops through the developmental stages. This knowledge of development is important to have as a trainer. With this knowledge you will be able to provide suitable challenges and be able to give advice as to what exercise and experiences a young puppy can manage.

Physical development is not just growth of the body but there is also the development of the brain. Even though this is not visible straight away it is visible in the way a puppy learns to deal with the world. The development of the brain consists of the development of neural pathways, connections between brain cells. These connections develop under influence of all the different experiences a puppy has when growing up. By offering a variety of experiences and challenges we can influence the number of connections that are made between brain cells, which will influence the ability of the puppy to deal with the world and stress.

Puppy proprioception
By providing experiences and challenges we can influence the development of puppies. The different challenges will influence the bond between owner and puppy (having fun) and will stimulate the development of the neural pathways and body awareness. After the age of approximately 6 months there will be other developments that will influence both of these areas. By offering proprioception training throughout the puppy period we are able to lay the foundation for the further development in the adolescent period.

Adolescense:

Hormones and the influence on development. At a certain point pups grow out of being pups and into being teenagers. Adolescence comes with a whole new set of challenges. There are major changes physically and mentally. The basis of these changes lie in the development of the brain and changes in hormone production and the way information is processed.

Being aware of what is happening with adolescents will make it easier for you to manage the situation for dog owners and dogs. Adjusting your training and your expectations will make it easier for adolescents to be successful.

We will be looking at the process of hormonal development, the influence of hormones on the body, the development of the brain, changes in behaviour and what are the implications of this on the subject of neutering?

 

Staðsetning: Aglýst bráðum!
Verð: 29.900.-
Skráning fer fram hjá Mallý: minpuli@gmail.com eða í síma: 0045-29859576 (Danskt símanúmer). Einnig hægt að nálgast mig í gegnum Facetime eða Facebook :)

Innifalið í verðinu: Léttar veitingar, kaffi/the og gos. Vatn og Ávextir.

Hlakka til að sjá ykkur!!



Sam Turner:

Sam studied Ethology at Wageningen University where she received her Masters of

Science (Msc) degree in 1998. From there she specialised in dog behevaiour and

training. In 2006 she founded her own dog training facility Paws4Fun.

Always wanting to continue learning and teaching she attends different courses and

seminars. From 2010 till 2012 Sam was a mentor in the Learning about Dogs team for

the online learning environment COLLAR. In 2012 she developed Proprioception

training for dogs in The Netherlands. This has resulted in a puppy, adolescent and

senior programme in the form of workshops and courses.

Teaching is a passion for Sam and in 2013 she started an instructors course on

Proprioception training as well as an online learning environment (Clicker Training

Academy). She gives lectures and workshops for professionals in the pet and sport

dog industry on the subjects clicker training, puppy development, adolescents and

proprioception training in different countries (Scotland, England, Belgium, France,

The Netherlands). Also she has written several articles on dog behaviour and clicker

training for the Dutch website doggo.nl. And in June 2016 she will be speaking at the

IMDT (Institute for Modern Dog Trainers) conference for dog trainers and dogbehaviourists.

She Has been training people and their dogs professionally for 17 years. In 2016 her third

book of the series: "Your dog physically and mentally in balance." was published in The

Netherlands. She is a member of the IMDT.

Sam has specialised in Proprioception training for dogs the past 6 years. This experience

gives her extensive knowledge of how a dog's body develops and moves and how to offer

exercise best suited to the individual dog. Whether your dog is a pet dog, a sports dog or

has an injury, proprioception training offers exercises suited to develop and maintain fitness.

Jul
1
Jul 2

Puppy development and proprioception in Reykjavik!

What do puppies need?
Puppies grow and develop at a very high speed. Their development consists of physical growth (getting bigger), sensory development (sight and sound and being able to localise where it comes from), coping with the world. Puppies can be offered a variety of stimulation in order to develop in these areas.
Sensory stimulation (surfaces, sounds, movement), body awareness (coordination, balance, proprioception) and learning experiences to build their confidence are part of this. Pups have to deal with a world that does not always make sense to dogs and socialisation is a big part of puppy development.
What do people want? Mostly they want a puppy to have fun with and go out and about with. Not always directly in tuned with what the puppy might need to develop into the dog that you can take anywhere.

Puppy development:
The physical side of puppy development needs to be addressed. When teaching people with puppies it is important to explain just how the body develops and also how the brain develops through the developmental stages. This knowledge of development is important to have as a trainer. With this knowledge you will be able to provide suitable challenges and be able to give advice as to what exercise and experiences a young puppy can manage.

Physical development is not just growth of the body but there is also the development of the brain. Even though this is not visible straight away it is visible in the way a puppy learns to deal with the world. The development of the brain consists of the development of neural pathways, connections between brain cells. These connections develop under influence of all the different experiences a puppy has when growing up. By offering a variety of experiences and challenges we can influence the number of connections that are made between brain cells, which will influence the ability of the puppy to deal with the world and stress.

Puppy proprioception
By providing experiences and challenges we can influence the development of puppies. The different challenges will influence the bond between owner and puppy (having fun) and will stimulate the development of the neural pathways and body awareness. After the age of approximately 6 months there will be other developments that will influence both of these areas. By offering proprioception training throughout the puppy period we are able to lay the foundation for the further development in the adolescent period.

Adolescense - Hormones and the influence on development:

At a certain point pups grow out of being pups and into being teenagers. Adolescence comes with a whole new set of challenges. There are major changes physically and mentally. The basis of these changes lie in the development of the brain and changes in hormone production and the way information is processed.

Being aware of what is happening with adolescents will make it easier for you to manage the situation for dog owners and dogs. Adjusting your training and your expectations will make it easier for adolescents to be successful.

We will be looking at the process of hormonal development, the influence of hormones on the body, the development of the brain, changes in behaviour and what are the implications of this on the subject of neutering?



Sam Turner:
Has been training people and their dogs professionally for 17 years. In 2016 her third book of the series: "Your dog physically and mentally in balance." was published in The Netherlands. She is a member of the IMDT.
Sam has specialised in Proprioception training for dogs the past 6 years. This experience gives her extensive knowledge of how a dog's body develops and moves and how to offer exercise best suited to the individual dog. Whether your dog is a pet dog, a sports dog or has an injury, proprioception training offers exercises suited to develop and maintain fitness.

 

Staðsetning: Skemmuvegur 40, Neðra plan, Reykjavík.
Verð: 29.900.-
Skráning fer fram hjá Mallý: minpuli@gmail.com eða í síma: 0045-29859576 (Danskt símanúmer). Einnig hægt að nálgast mig í gegnum Facetime eða Facebook :)

Innifalið í verðinu: Léttar veitingar, kaffi/the og gos. Vatn og Ávextir.

Hlakka til að sjá ykkur!!
 

Sep
7
Sep 11

5 day course Proprioception with Sam Turner!

Proprioception training will give you a deeper understanding of dog’s bodies and how to use exercises to enhance fitness and strength as well as mental and physical stamina. In this course there will be a combination of theory and practice. The theory will look at the different exercise we use and why we use them. What is the effect on the body and what do we need to look out for.

Movement: different gaits of dogs. Which gaits are preferred by dogs and which do we look at for training.
Which materials do we use and why, safety and proper handling skills. How to then coach handlers to teach and guide their dogs.
We will also be looking at working together with professionals like osteopaths and fysiotherapists. When to refer clients to a professional therapist and how do you refer them.

The practical part will consist of working individual dogs in the different exercises. During these sessions you will learn to look and see. Especially this last part is important. Proprioception training requires you to look at dogs in a different way, look past body language to see what is happening with the balance of the body and muscle movement. Learning to see how posture and build will influence which exercises to use and the way you set up exercises. How does the dog move and what does that mean? What does an exercise do to the body movement and muscle tension. Learn when and how to increase criteria for different exercises and when not to implement an exercise.
We will be looking at cavaletti training, balance ball exercises, motor skills, plank work and balance boards.

Day 1:
- what is proprioception training
- movement and gaits theory and practical
- cavaletti training theory

Day 2:
- cavaletti training practical
- motor skills theory and practical

Day 3
- balance ball theory
- balance ball practical

Day 4
- warming up and cooling down
- plank work theory and practical

Day 5
- practical of the different exercises live and video: learning to see

These subjects are for instructors specifically mainly.

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PRIS: 5.450 dkk
Inkluderet i prisen: Frugt, let frokost, Kaffe/the og kage.
- Begrænset pladser
- Vi vil "bruge" 10 - 12 raske voksne hunde for den praktiske del, hvor vi bruger kun en ad gangen til at observere bevægelse.
- Kursen er ikke delt op i hundepladser og observatør pladser og derfor er prisen den samme om du har hund med eller ej. Vi har kun brug for hundene til at vi alle sammen kan observere :-) Hør nærmere hvis I har spørgsmål!

Kontakt Mally : e-mail: minpuli@gmail eller mobil: +45-29859576

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Sam Turner:
Has been training people and their dogs professionally for 17 years. In 2016 her third book of the series: "Your dog physically and mentally in balance." was published in The Netherlands. She is a member of the IMDT.
Sam has specialised in Proprioception training for dogs the past 6 years. This experience gives her extensive knowledge of how a dog's body develops and moves and how to offer exercise best suited to the individual dog. Whether your dog is a pet dog, a sports dog or has an injury, proprioception training offers exercises suited to develop and maintain fitness.


Sep
24
Sep 25

Nose Work med Anita Holm!

 

Nose Work er spændende hundesport som passer til alle hunde. Sporten blev etableret I USA for omkring 11 år siden og er inspireret af operative specialsøgehunde. Som navnet hentyder til så går Nose Work ud på at hunden bruger sin luftesans til at løse forskellige opgaver som f.eks at skelne mellem forskellige dufte og forskellige søge opgaver.

Nose Work består af LGT (Duft prøve test), som hundene skal gennemgå for at begynde at konkurrere og der findes fire klasser: begynder, 1, 2 og 3.

Der er fire forskellige søge områder:

 

-        Beholder eller papkasse søg.

-        Udendørs søg.

-        Indendørs søg

-        Køretøjs søg.

 

Næsearbejde styrker relationen mellem hund og menneske og er derudover en god måde til at holde hunden I god form både fysisk og mentalt.

Underviseren er Anita Holm. I kan læse mere om hende her: http://www.lahaugmoenhundesenter.net/#!anita-holm/c1art

Pris:

1800.- for plads med hund – Max 8 pladser.

800.-   for plads uden hund – Max 10 pladser.

 

Sted: Hangar 17, Lufthavnsvej 32, Feldballe, 8410 Rønde.

 

Tilmelding hos Mally: minpuli@gmail.com 

 

Glæder mig til at se jer!!  
 

Jun
17
Jun 19

Dr. Susan Friedman i Danmark 17 - 19. JUNI 2016

The workshop will be directed to everyone interested in behavior of any learning organism on the planet! Veterinarians, student of behavior analysis, zoologists, as well as trainers, consultants and pet caregivers!!

 

Three-Day Behavior & Learning Seminars with Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.

 

Days 1 and 2: Living and Learning with Animals: The Science & Technology of Behavior Change

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; Respondent and Operant Learning; Functional Assessment; The Commitment to Ethical Practice; The Case for Empowerment; Procedures for Changing Respondent Behavior; Procedures for Changing Operant Behavior; and, Designing Behavior Change Plans. As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be better able to teach learners effectively and humanely.

 

Day 3

Morning Seminar (LLA above is prerequisite)

Functional Assessment and Analysis: Hypothesizing the What, When, and Why of Behavior Problems

Functional assessment and analysis is a well-validated set of procedures used to hypothesize and test the functionally related environmental conditions that signal and maintain problem behaviors. The outcome of a good functional assessment is a summary statement that includes: 1) a clear, observable description of the problem behavior, 2) the general and immediate environmental conditions that predict the behavior, and 3) the purpose the behavior serves for the animal (i.e. the consequences the behavior produces). With this information, environmental changes can be made to make the problem behavior irrelevant, inefficient and ineffective, and acceptable alternative behaviors can be reinforced to meet the same, or different, functions for the animal. A framework for accomplishing a functional assessment, analysis, and systematic intervention planning is presented.

 

Afternoon Seminar (LLA above is prerequisite)

Communication Skills: The Hardest Skills to Master

As behavior consultants, veterinarians, and animal trainers, we often supervise other people, such as clients and coworkers, who carry out the behavior intervention plans we help design. A high level of interpersonal communication skill is required in order to be honest, kind, and effective. This is especially true when the stakes are high, opinions differ, and performance or expectation gaps exist. Based on the communication skills described in the book “Crucial Conversations” by Patterson, et al., participants will learn to do the following: 1) identify the moment a conversation becomes crucial, 2) create safety in order to establish and maintain meaningful dialogue, 3) identify a mutual purpose and mutual respect, and 4) replace victim, villain and helpless stories with facts, action, and follow up. By mastering these skills and others to be discussed and practiced in this seminar, we can replace communication barriers with bridges to improve the quality of life for all learners. 

PRIS: 3.990 DKK (€540)

Included in price - Morning bread, coffee/the, lunch, afternoon snack.

STED: DANHOSTEL AALBORG VANDREHJEM, SKYDEBANEVEJ 50, 9220 AALBORG -

Prices from 28€ per night. Up to 4 people can stay together at lower price.

Website: http://uk.danhostelaalborg.dk/

 

CONTACT - MALLY:  MINPULI@GMAIL.COM - +45 29 85 95 76

 

May
28
May 29

Grisha Stewart in Iceland!!

 

Empowered Socialization: BAT for Dog Aggression, Frustration, and Fear!!

Join us in Iceland 28.- 29. May 2016!

Place - Icepharma - Lynghálsi 13, 110 Reykjavík.

Price - $272.00

Included in the price - Lunch, coffee, cakes, water and fruit.

Read more about Grisha her: http://empoweredanimals.com/about-us/about-grisha/

Program soon to come!!

Contact Mally here: minpuli@gmail.com or here: +45 - 29 85 95 76

 

Aug
22
Aug 23

"Do as I do" med Claudia Fugazza

Do as I Do er en ny træningsmetode baseret på hundens sociale kognitive evne. Med denne metode kan hunden lære ny adfærd – blot ved at observere og imitere, hvad du gør.

Claudia Fugazza vil gennemgå bl.a. baggrunden for Do as I Do, forskellen mellem individuel indlæring, social indlæring og medfødt adfærd, hvorfor det er interessant at studere social indlæring hos hunde. Vi vil få gode og grundige træningsredskaber så vi kan arbejde selvstændig med vores hunde. Og meget meget mere. Forbered jer på en yderst spændende weekend med en dygtig underviser, stor faglighed, praktiske øvelser og ikke mindst en masse hygge.

 

Praktiske oplysninger:

Sted:      Fuglsøcentret, Dragsmurvej 6, 8420 Knebel

Pris:

              Weekends seminar u/hund   Kr. 2250,-

               Weekends seminar m/hund  Kr. 2950,-

Inkluderet er: morgenbrød, frokost buffet (inkl. 1 øl el. 1 vand), kaffe og kage, samt frugt og vand.

 Overnatning:

                  Kr. 608,- i dobbeltværelse

                  Kr. 828,- i enkeltværelse

Inkluderet er: middag m/2 retter

 Skal du ikke overnatte, men har lyst til, at spise middagsmad og hygge lidt med os andre lørdag aften – kan dette gøres for kun kr. 128,-

 OBS!! Alle hunde der vil deltage i seminaret SKAL kunne udføre mindst 3 øvelser med verbalt signal, uden noget form for kropslig signal. Udover de 3 øvelser skal hunden også være i stand til at, stå/sit og vente. De 3 ovennævnte øvelser skal selvfølgelige være nogle ting som I (mennesker) kan demonstrere. Dvs. Der kan ikke bruges øvelser som f.eks. giv pote eller gå i mellem benene. Eksemplar på øvelser kunne være f.eks. gå rundt om noget, hoppe op på et bord/stol, røre en genstand med næsen, hoppe over en genstand osv.

Oct
25
Oct 26

"Do as I do" med Claudia Fugazza

Hvad ville du sige til at kunne lære din hund nye tricks ved bare at vise den, hvad du vil have den til at gøre?

Det kan faktisk godt lade sig gøre, og til næste efterår arrangerer Forlaget Tro-fast i samarbejde med Hundevenligverden (Mally Torleifsdottir) kursus i netop dette.

 

Claudia Fugazza kommer fra Italien og har studeret ulve og hunde og skrevet en Ph.D. om ulves og hundes evner til at efterligne andre arter, og det er der kommet dette nye træningskoncept ud af, som hun nu rejser verden rundt med for at præsentere.

 

Weekendkurset afholdes d. 25 - 26. oktober 2014 på Danhostel Givskud, så sæt allerede nu kryds i kalenderen og tilmeld dig nyhedsmail på www.tro-fast.dk, så får du besked, så snart der foreligger nyt om kurset, og der kan købes billetter. Undervisningen foregår på engelsk.

 

Der bliver mulighed for at deltage med eller uden hund. Der er plads til 12 personer med én hund hver og ca. 30 personer uden hund.

Prisen ligger fra 2.000 - 3.200 kr. afhængigt at om du vil overnatte og om du ønsker at deltage med hund.

 

Deltagende hunde skal kunne omgås andre hunde fredeligt.

De hunde der deltager på kurset, skal kunne udføre mindst 3 handlinger på kommando (ingen fagter), men det skal være handlinger, som kan efterlignes af hundeføreren som demonstration. Ideer til handlinger kan man få på videoklippene; og den skal også kunne sidde og blive siddende.

Handlingerne skal kunne foretages uafhængigt at hundeføreren, så f.eks. det at gå under hundeførerens ben, eller give pote, er ikke velegnet adfærd.

Eksempler på anvendelige handlinger kan være: Røre et target med snude eller pote, kravle op på en stol, springe op på et agilitybord, dreje rundt om sig selv, ligge, springe over noget osv.

Hvis du skal bruge ting til din øvelse, skal du selv sørge for at medbringe det.