BEHAVIOR CLINIC: TROUBLESHOOTING AND REAL-TIME COACHING
Chirag Patel • Portland, OR (in-person)
In the Learning Lab, Behavior Clinic, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness real-time coaching and troubleshooting. During this interactive course, Chirag Patel will work hands-on with up to 2 dog handler teams at a time, guiding them through various training and behavior challenges.
Chirag will address whatever challenges are presented, ranging from common puppy behaviors to loose lead walking, separation-related behaviors, and everything in between. As you observe, you'll see how Chirag skillfully acquires information from the caregivers, conducts direct observations and assessments of the dogs, and thoughtfully addresses the challenges they face.
The Learning Lab will be a dynamic and engaging experience, allowing you to witness how Chirag collaboratively works with the dogs and their caregivers. By fostering a positive and supportive environment, Chirag will encourage caregivers to be actively involved in finding simple, practical solutions together. This hands-on approach ensures that both the dogs and the caregivers learn effectively, promoting a lasting and positive impact.
As an attendee, you'll have ample opportunities to participate in the learning process. Feel free to ask questions and discuss your observations with Chirag and other participants. This open and interactive format will enrich the learning experience and help deepen your understanding of the principles and techniques used in successful dog training and behavior modification.
From dogs to penguins to rhinos to alligators, behavior analysis has universal relevance across species, settings, and behaviors! At ClickerExpo LIVE, you’ll get the opportunity to observe a live behavior consultation between Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D. and the team at The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, as they teach a rhino and a “congregation” of alligators to participate in husbandry and medical care in real-time.
Until then, enjoy this short clip from their 2021 live consult, which focused on giraffes and penguins!