Peaceable Paws Intern Academies


Basic Canine Behavior & Training Academy

Approved CEUs for CCPDT 

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy.  The balance is due 60 days prior to the  academy start date.

Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 days out.

Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost:  $1500

An intensive, internationally-acclaimed 6-day academy on basic dog behavior and training – a solid foundation for your ongoing education as a dog training and behavior professional, and the first step toward your Pat Miller Trainer Certification. Small class sizes allow for one-on-one attention.

Graduates come away with a thorough understanding of the basics of how dogs think and learn, as well as hands on experience training a shelter dog. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior; improve your training skills; discuss the challenges and gratifications of the training and behavior profession; develop relationships with peers to add to your trainer network.

Your Instructor:
Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, is owner of Peaceable Paws, Director of the Peaceable Paws Academies, and an internationally acclaimed trainer and seminar speaker, training editor for the Whole Dog Journal, and award-winning author of five books on dog training and behavior. She launched Peaceable Paws in Monterey, California in 1996 and has been at the Maryland 80-acre campus since 2004.

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Behavior Modification Academy

Behavior Modification

Approved CEUs for CCPDT

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy.  The balance is due 60 days prior to the  academy start date.

Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 days out.

Limit 8 students

This 6-day intensive learning opportunity is designed to help you achieve your career goals as an animal care professional or committed hobbyist.

We limit enrollment so we can be sure to provide you with an individualized, quality program.

Each course, while intense and exhausting, is intended to be an enjoyable, educational experience and offer networking opportunities with other trainers and interns that can serve you in the future.

Successful completion of our Basic Canine Behavior and Training – or its equivalent – is a prerequisite for the Behavior Modification.

Interns are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. Rates at nearby hotels range from $69 to $130 per night. There are also campgrounds and RV parks nearby if you prefer.

Sample outlines, reading lists and additional information is available upon request at info@peaceablepaws.com.

Course Outline
I. How Dogs Learn- The Science of Behavior
II. Behavior Modification- Working with Problem Behaviors
III. Professional Practices / Client Relationships
IV.Pharmaceuticals- When? What? How?

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Advanced Training and Behavior Studies

Advanced Training and Behavior Study

CEU’s for CCPDT

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy.  The balance is due 60 days prior to the  academy start date.

Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 days out.

Exploring and experiencing advanced concepts of training and behavior – bring your own dog (preferably) or borrow a dog.

Shaping; Premack; Scent Discrimination; Advanced Targeting; Spelling; Jean Donaldson’s IQ Test; Fading Lures and Prompts; Reducing Latency and more.

Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost:  $1500

Prerequisites for Advanced Training and Behavior Studies:
Successful completion of our Basic Canine Training and Behavior Academy – or it’s equivalent.

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Canine Aggression Academy

Canine Aggression Academy

CEUs available for CCPDT

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy.  The balance is due 60 days prior to the  academy start date.

Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 days out.

Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost:  $1500

Successful completion of our Canine Behavior Modification – is the prerequisite for the Canine Aggression Academy.

An intensive, internationally-acclaimed 6-day academy on canine aggression – discussing aggressive behavior; observing certified behavior consultant Pat Miller conduct several real-time aggression consults; and working in teams with an assigned aggression case for the week.

Graduates come away with a deeper understanding of canine aggression, aggression consulting skills, and aggression behavior modification protocols.

Expand your knowledge of canine aggression; improve your consulting skills; discuss the challenges and gratifications of working with canine aggression clients; develop new relationships with peers to add to your trainer network.

 

Your Instructor:
Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, is owner of Peaceable Paws, Director of the Peaceable Paws Academies, and an internationally acclaimed trainer and seminar speaker, training editor for the Whole Dog Journal, and award-winning author of five books on dog training and behavior. She launched Peaceable Paws in Monterey, California in 1996 and has been at the Maryland 80-acre campus since 2004.

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Canine Cognition Academy

Canine Cognition Academy

Approved CEUs for CCPDT

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy.  The balance is due 60 days prior to the  academy start date.

Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 days out.

Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost:  $1500

Successful completion of our Basic Canine Training and Behavior – or its equivalent – is a prerequisite for this academy.

Interns are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. Rates at nearby hotels range from $69 to $150 per night. There are also campgrounds and RV parks nearby if you prefer.

Sample outlines, reading lists and additional information is available upon request at info@peaceablepaws.com.

This academy is held at Peaceable Paws 17816 Spielman Road Fairplay, MD 21733

Behavior Science is just beginning to scratch the surface of the capabilities of the canine brain. Be on the cutting edge of Canine Cognition with this 6-day L3 Peaceable Paws Academy. We will explore cognition, meta-cognition, theory of mind, imitation, object identification, canine reading, and more.

Students will ideally bring their own dogs (dogs need basic clicker skills); dogs can be provided for a limited number of students who are unable to bring dogs.

Be prepared to be amazed!

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Canine Cognition PLUS – Intern Academy

Approved CEUs for CCPDT

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy.  The balance is due 60 days prior to the  academy start date.

Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 days out.

Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost:  $1500

Program Objectives: To further expand our understanding of, appreciation for and working familiarity with the exciting field of canine cognition.

Successful completion of Basic Canine Behavior and Training – or its equivalent – as well as The Cognition Academy are pre-requisites for this academy.

If you liked your Cognition Academy you will love Cognition Plus, in which we expand our understanding of our dog’s cognitive abilities. Review past concepts and explore new ones, including canine counting and match to sample. Don’t wait – this one will fill fast!

Students will ideally bring their own dogs (dogs need basic clicker skills); dogs can be provided for a limited number of students who are unable to bring dogs.

Interns are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. Rates at nearby hotels range from $75 to $130 per night. There are also campgrounds and RV parks nearby if you prefer.

Sample outlines, reading lists and additional information is available upon request at info@peaceablepaws.com.

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