Canine Cognition Seminar:
May 19th – May 21st, 2023, Start time 9:00AM to 4:30ishPM
Canine Cognition Seminar: With Lily Strassberg
Join us for this 3 day seminar with the one and only Lily Strassberg!
This class is based on the research conducted with Duke University. This class is for everyone! We will have 3 working spots for dogs 6 months and under and 6 working spots for dogs 6 months and older. Regardless of if you do detection or some other dog sport or if you are a professional looking to enhance how you select dogs for Police or Security work. A handler or trainer learning cognition testing enhances your knowledge about the dog in front of you, making you better at communicating and understanding your dog.
These Cognition tests (Brain Games) help you learn crucial information such as, is your dog strong in memory, is the dog a problem solver, how quick does it make inferences? Additional things these tests show are, does the dog easily follow gestural communication and what is your dog’s laterality? If you are a Law Enforcement Agency or Security Firm, these tests help you select a better, more trainable dog. In conjunction with the normal K9 selection and evaluation steps agencies use, adding these K9 Brain games to your evaluation raises the percentage of dogs successfully picked to be working K9’s. Using these tests have proven to increase selection percentages of the right dogs for your program and it has also proven to reduce training time needed to get dogs ready and on the road.
If you do Agility, Mondio Ring, PSA, SAR, Nose/Scent work, or anything else… The information from these games help you understand your dog better and how to set up training sessions that get the most out of your dog. Just knowing if your dog is right or left brain dominant can make a big difference on how you have your dog perform a skill or search.
Working spot 6 months or older: https://bookus.page/Tenacious/Maggie/canine-cognition-seminarr
Working spot under 6 months: https://bookus.page/Tenacious/Maggie/canine-cognition-seminar-puppies-6-months-and-younger-400-sales-tax-included-may-19th-21st
Observation spot: https://bookus.page/Tenacious/Maggie/canine-cognition-seminar-puppies-under-6-months-400-sales-tax-included-may-19th-21st
For dogs 6 Months and older book here NOTE NO REFUNDs if you can not make it. It is for all 3 days: https://bookus.page/Tenacious/Maggie/copy-of-observatiocanine-cognition-seminar-145-sales-tax-included-1
For dogs under 6 months: NOTE NO REFUNDs if you can not make it. It is for all 3 dayshttps://bookus.page/Tenacious/Maggie/cognition-seminar-424-sales-tax-included-march-22-24th
Dog Friendly hotels Subject to change make sure you ask when you call please!
Lure Course Work Shop- June 3rd
This workshop is for owners of sighthounds, non-sighthounds, and mixed breeds!
* Rules for AKC lure coursing, Coursing Ability Tests (CATs), & FastCATs as well as American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) & Large Gazehound Racing Association (LGRA)
* How to identify safety concerns for the sport
*Where/how to find events to enter or practice
* What to expect at an event
* How to “build value to the bag” with positive reinforcement training
* Using a flirt pole to build your dog’s drive and enthusiasm
* Fitness requirements
* Event is 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Participants should bring:
* Comfortable chair
* Note pad for taking notes
Participants with working spots should also bring:
* Large supply of soft, chewy, high-value treats
* Clicker- we will be going over marker systems
* A hungry dog
Detection Fundamentals workshop- October 20th-22nd.
-Foundational obedience (platform training)
-Hunt Games (Toy/Food Hunts)
-Establishing a Marker system, direct vs indirect reward
-Focus games (building the Passive Alert on primary)
-Conditioning Odor (Imprinting)
-Discrimination (progression through odor thresholds and distractors/proofing items, data keeping)
-Intro to area hides
-Blinding (single, double, clever hands)
Lily received her masters in Cognitive and Behavioral Science from Auburn University. She holds two bachelor of science degrees in Animal Behavior and Psychology with a Neuroscience focus. Lily has worked in Duke’s Canine Cognition and Auburn’s Comparative Cognition laboratories conducting assessments on populations of explosive detection dogs at a variety of ages to examine predictive profiles of performance. Lily has interned with Simon Prins in the Netherlands, Mike Nezbeth in Canada, and teaches canine cognition and detection seminars in the US, Canada, and Europe.