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 SEMINAR PROGRAM 

DR. SUSAN FRIEDMAN: LIVING & LEARNING WITH ANIMALS

The Science & Practice of Behavior Change 

In this seminar, Susan shows how animals learn, and how to humanely encourage appropriate behavior 

using the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, which are so effective with human learners. 

Susan has been a pioneer in applying these principles to animals.

They rely on a hierarchy of teaching interventions starting with the most positive, least intrusive,

effective behavior solutions, changing behavior through facilitation rather than force. 

The focus is on an animals' extraordinary biologic capacity to learn by interacting with its environment. 

This seminar teaches that by changing the environment for success, animals learn to behave successfully.

 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break) 

 

BEHAVIOR

 

1. Understanding & Misunderstanding how Behavior Works

2. Significance of Science to Behavior Consulting

  • Value of Scientific Method

  • Levels of Analysis & Obstacles to scientific analysis

  • Working Definitions-Operationally Defined 

3. Two Learning Paradigms: Respondent (S-S-R) & Operant (S-R-S) Learning

4. Understanding & Predicting Behavior

  • Smallest Meaningful Unit of Analysis

  • Functional Assessment

  • Steps for ABC Assessment

  • Replacement Behavior & New Skills Model

  • Functional Analysis

5. Commitment to Ethical Practice

  • Hippocratic Oath: Help vs. Harm

  • Insufficient Criterion: Effectiveness

  • Least Intrusive Effective Alternative

  • Case for Empowerment

  • Procedural Hierarchy

  • Empowerment via Enrichment

  • Best Practices: Controlling Conditions not Animals

 

 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1 hour lunch break) 

 

CHANGING BEHAVIOR

1. Changing Behavior-Respondent Strategies

  • Fear -Exposure Therapies: Flooding, Systematic desensitization, Counter Conditioning, Combination procedures 

2. Changing Behavior-Operant Strategies

  • Antecedents : Nature’s Signals

  • Consequences: Natures Feedback Loop

  • Considerations for Effective Reinforcement

  • Shaping, Targeting, Adding a Cue, Chaining

3. Decreasing Behavior 

  • It’s Definitional; Redirecting;  P+ vs. R-;  Factors Affecting Punishment;   Problems with Punishment;  Five Alternatives to Positive Punishment

4. Course Wrap Up

  • Big Picture Summary

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THEME

Living & Learning with Animals

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WHEN & WHERE

June 10-11, 2017

Springfield, VA

(D.C. Area)

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PRESENTED BY

Dr. Susan Friedman

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HOSTED BY

Kissable Canine LLC

Co-Hosted by

Animals for Adoption

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CEU'S

6.5/day

13/both days

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FEES

Early Bird:

$85/day

$169/both days

After May 19th:

$95/day

$189/both days

Group Rate:

$139/person

 SPEAKER PROFILE 

 

 Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. 

 

Dr. Friedman is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. She has helped pioneer the cross-species application of behavior analysis to animals, using the same humane philosophy and scientifically sound teaching technology that has been so effective with human learners.

 

Susan has co-authored chapters on behavior change in four veterinary texts, and her popular articles have been translated into 13 languages. She gives seminars on animal learning at conferences and consults with zoos around the world. Susan  is a member of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo faculty, and teaches yearly hands-on animal training workshops with Steve Martin (www.naturalencouters.com).

 

Susan was appointed to the F&WS Condor Recovery Team from 2002 – 2010, after which time the team was retired due to the success of the birds in the wild. She is the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee of American Humane Association (AHA) Film and TV Unit, and a member in good standing of ABAI, AZA, ABMA, IAABC and IAATE. This year she was included on the Vet Tech College’s list of “15 Animal Professors to Know.”

 

Susan’s acclaimed on-line course, Living and Learning with Animals for behavior professionals, has provided even wider dissemination of effective, humane behavior change practices to students in over 30 countries (www.behaviorworks.org)

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 LOCATION & DIRECTIONS 

 

 Springfield, VA (D.C. Area) 

Veterinary Holistic Center 
7950 Woodruff Court  - 
Unit 1

Springfield, VA 22151 
(click here for map

Local drive times:

10 min. from Fairfax; 35 min. from Arlington, DC & Silver Spring, 1 hr. from Baltimore.

Just a short distance from Exit 54 of the Capital Beltway. Take Braddock Rd /Rte. 620 Exit (Exit 54 A or B).

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 SEMINAR FEE 

 RATES 

 

Early Bird Rates:  $85 per person per day and $169 per person for both days.

Regular Rates (After May 19): $95 per person per day and $189 per person for both days

 GROUP REGISTRATION & RATES 

Group Rates of 3 or More: $139 per person for both days. 

Click the below button for Group Reservations.

 TERMS 

All deposits fully refunded, at any time, in case a person needs to cancel a reservation for any reason. There is never a cancellation fee. 

PAYING BY CHECK 

Please make checks payable to:

Petworkshops, LLC / Puppyworks

P.O. Box 938

New Paltz, NY 12561

 REGISTER & PAY ONLINE 

Early Bird Ends

May 19, 2017

 

 DOG & PEOPLE RULES 

 

 DOG ETIQUETTE 

 

Due to space limitations, we will not be permitterd to have dogs in the meeting room (other than service dogs, of course.)

 PEOPLE ETIQUETTE 


CONDUCT: During the lectures, please turn off all cell phone and pager audio alerts. Please take all private conversations outside while the speakers are presenting.

BABIES: The presence of a baby is likely to be distracting to other participants, so we ask that you refrain from bringing any babies or very young children into the lecture hall.

VIDEOTAPING: No videotaping or audiotaping is permitted. A selection of videotapes and books will be available for sale.

 MISCELLAENOUS 

SHOPPING: A selection of books and videos will be available for sale.

PARKING: There should be ample parking at the seminar location.

 

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 PLACES TO STAY 

Hotel rates are seasonal and may increase the closer you get to the dates of your stay there. The rates below were quoted in late 2016. 

 

 Springfield, Va (D.C. Area) 
 

Hilton Springfield

6550 Loisdale Road 

Springfield VA 22150 (703-971-8900 $103+

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA

7010 Old Keene Mill Road

Springfield, VA 22150   (703) 866-6045  $169+

 

TownPlace Suites Marriott Springfield

6245 Brandon Ave.

Springfield, VA 22150  (703) 569-8060  $104+

 

Courtyard Marriott Springfield

6710 Commerce St.

Springfield, VA 22150  (703) 924-7200  $102+

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