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In 1996 Simon started Canine Directional Training ©. He developed a detailed training program how dogs could be trained to follow voice directionals from the trainer by radio. Even far away and out of sight from the trainer these dogs work reliable and follow the voice commands they receive from their handlers

Target training

Even for the smallest dog in our ACT! workshop is target training much fun. Make sure criteria are clear. Use a bridge signal and nice rewards!

Wildlife detection 

Wild life detection dogs are doing a great job in finding endangered animals. Often these ‘target’ animals are hard to find. Researchers like Nathalie Espuno contact us some time ago for help in training her wildlife detection dog. Now she is using her dog Leia to help her in the field. During this ‘operation’ Leila found 17 salamanders that normally would not being found by the researchers.

Pat Nolan

Pat Nolan shows one of his dogs which will get the reinforcement by using her paws and mouth. Scientists thought that only animals like birds had this kind of insight.

Ball machine

My good friends Jagna and Pavlov from Poland are demonstrating they are using  Operant Conditioning (OC) and ball machines to teach their search and rescue dogs new skillsets

Bob Bailey

Learning operant conditioning from Bob Bailey. He uses chickens as live models. So trainers can bring theory right into practisch

Bob Bailey

Training a chicken color discrimination. Yellow is here the ‘hot target’. Bringing operant conditioning lessons into practice…