Errorless Learning: Setting Up For Success Presented by Kate Mallatratt

  • 22 Feb 2017
  • 22 Feb 2019
  • live

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Presented by Kate Mallatratt

CEUs PPAB,1.5. IAABC,1.5 and CCPDT,1.5.


This presentation will consider the benefits of teaching your dog using the principles of errorless learning.  By setting up the classroom environment to limit our dogs' choices, we can explain more easily what we are asking of them rather than letting them guess.  This reduces learner frustration, increases the success rate and leaves your dog begging for more!

The first part of the presentation considers the difference between errorless learning and trial and error learning.  It then looks at how to apply the principles to clicker training when free shaping and teaching more complex behaviors.  Finally, some applications for behavior modification are considered and a puppy errorless learning case study is discussed.


Webinar Objectives

  • To understand the difference between errorless learning and constructivism (trial and error learning). 
  • To appreciate the benefits of errorless learning, the fallout of trial and error learning and the negative impact of frustration on behavior. 
  • To understand how to apply the principles of errorless learning to communicate with your dog more effectively. 
  • To be able to plan and set up the learning environment for minimal errors when clicker training and free shaping. 
  • To consider the applications of errorless learning for behavior modification.


About The Presenter


Kate Mallatratt is a member of International Canine Behaviourists and The Pet Professional Guild British Isles. She is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management, and runs her behavior and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK. Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor, specializing in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention and enriching the family dog's home environment.

Kate has owned and trained dogs for over 20 years, and is passionate about optimal canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet for many years. She takes an holistic approach to her own dogs' care, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain their health and wellbeing.


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