From One Reward to the Next
with Eva Bertilsson
2 full days - 9.30am - 4pm
About the Course:
From One Reward to the Next
- an immersive R+ weekend with Eva Bertilsson
Finally an opportunity for practical dog training with Eva in England!
An opportunity for a small group of 6 dog/handler teams (who will also function as “demo dogs” for the group) plus up to 12 people without dogs.
We’ll spend the weekend looking at behaviours everywhere, and explore how we can set dogs and people for success working “from one reward to the next” all the way from the parking lot and into focused training sessions. We’ll vary between working with one dog at a time, working in smaller groups, and discussion time. Exactly what we’ll do will depend on what’s beneficial for the individual teams, and might range all the way from relaxed behaviour in the parking lot to refining details in trick training or competition behaviours.
Some of the topics we’ll work on:
*ABCs everywhere! (Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequences)
*Being at the venue
*Training session structure
*Pause vs “focus bubble”
*Starting points and reward deliveries
Positive reinforcement trainers, experienced dog owners, those just starting on their positive reinforcement journey who want to learn more. This weekend will not fail to increase your learning at all levels.
Dog teams: Various experience levels welcome! Handlers should be used to training with positive reinforcement, and since we’ll be at the venue for two full days the participating dogs should be comfortable being in the same room as people and other dogs and be okay with having down time during discussions and while other dogs are working. We’ll set the environment up to be as helpful as possible for everyone! If you are unsure, please get in touch to discuss further.
About the Trainer
Eva Bertilsson (she/her) is a behavior consultant and educator with a master’s degree in behavior analysis and a passion for all things related to behavior, learning and animal welfare. She started out as a positive reinforcement dog sports trainer in the 90s but nowadays works with a wide variety of settings, helping individuals and organizations develop their practice of modern, science-based, empowering strategies for the benefit of learners of all species.
Eva and her Carpe Momentum colleague Emelie Johnson Vegh are noteworthy influencers within reward based training, having developed strategies and concepts such as start button behaviors, seamless training sessions and training session flow charts. Much of “E&E”‘s philosophy and approach to training is outlined in their book Agility Right From the Start, making it a worthy read not only for dog trainers.
Eva is a board member of the Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis and an enthusiastic disseminator of ethical practices based in behavioral science. She is a long-standing faculty member of Clicker Expo and of TAGteach, and an ackredited speaker for Fear Free. Always striving to further our best-practices, she hosts the Scandinavian CCC conference on Choice, Control and Communication and runs a Swedish membership group for husbandry training called Kul med Hantering (“Having fun with cooperative care”).
If you are curious of what else Eva is up to, follow her on instagram: @evacarpemomentum , follow Carpe Momentum on facebook (www.facebook.com/carpemomentum.nu), and check out the webinars Eva hosts on the www.abc247.wtf/online. You find these links and many more Eva projects in her link tree www.linktr.ee/evacarpemomentum.
A selection of hot and cold drinks, biscuits & homemade cakes.
A packed lunch will be required.
A certificate will be awarded to all attendees
Working Place £240 Observer £160
10% Early Bird discount available until 17th August using code EBearlybird10%
due to the short time until the event, payment plans are not available; however you may split the cost using your PayPal account
Alresford has some wonderful dog walking areas so please ask if you would like directions, alternatively here are What3Words links:
Alresford Creek (good for a swim if the tide is in) /unlimited.meaty.lilac
Field Walk /upstairs.mascots.grinders
Villa /Cockaynes Wood Walk (Villa Woods is great for a paddle in the stream) /symphony.freedom.playfully
Travel and Accommodation
The venue is within walking distance of Alresford, Essex railway station. This is on the line from London, Liverpool Street to Walton-on-the-Naze. It is advisable to travel on a fast service to Colchester and then change to a local train. Off-peak travel is around £50 return.
The closest airport is London, Stansted. This is approximately 45 mins by road from the venue. There is a coach service between the airport and Colchester during peak travelling times. Further details can be found here. The cost is approximately £12 for a single journey. A taxi would be the easiest to travel to the venue; however there is a local bus service you can use too. Further details here. You would get off at The Pointer pub in Alresford.
You can also travel by train from the all London airports by using the London rail services and then following the rail directions above.
Alresford is located just outside Colchester. Please use the postcode CO7 8AT in your Sat Nav. The venue is located on Ford Lane, Alresford, Essex. What3Words: ///deflate.since.sofas
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