Training Theory and Application

CIA offers lecture and hands-on training seminars in the basics of operant conditioning. Courses focus on the following:

  • Principles of learning
  • Positive and negative reinforcement
  • Positive and negative punishment
  • Use of deprivation in training
  • Effective use of rewards
  • Timing of reinforcement
  • Schedules of reinforcement
  • Shaping vs luring

Understanding and being able to apply the fundamentals of operant conditioning techniques are the basis of all CIA training methodologies. 

Seminars can be offered in flexible formats customized to the needs of your training needs.

Application of operant conditioning principles applies to all canine training behaviors: obedience, detection work, protection training, tracking/trailing, etc. Seminars can be customized to the specific area of training groups are interested in pursuing.