APDT Certificate Courses are designed to provide in-depth education on specific topics. Students will attend weekly lectures, participate in online discussions with fellow classmates, and work on homework assignments. Courses are designed to be challenging and thought provoking, and students who successfully complete the course will walk away with real, tangible, applicable materials and resources that can immediately be applied to their businesses.
Upcoming Course: Introduction to Learning Theory
When most people think of learning, they think of intentional learning, such as taking a class or teaching a dog to sit. However, it's so much more than that. Everything dogs (and humans) do is affected by learning. This includes unhealthy or maladaptive behavior such as aggression and anxiety as well as simple, everyday behavior such as walking on leash, playing and interacting with people. In addition, learning is affected by everything dogs do and experience. Things like stress and trauma, as well as enjoyable experiences, all impact how dogs learn. This course will cover the basics of classical and instrumental learning and how to apply those principles to working directly with dogs (and people). More info >
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