Practical Dog Training Workshop

  • April 26 - 28, 2024
  • Joint Forces K9 Group

    17606 Arkansas 16
    Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
Ticket Price $400.00-$500.00 This event is now over

Practical Dog Training Workshop


Forrest Micke and Dr. Stewart Hilliard


The weekend will focus on practical work with dog-handler teams conducted by Forrest, anchored by presentations from Stewart on how behavioral science informs modern dog training. Each day will begin with discussion of science-based dog training and then move into practical sessions to show how psychological principles are applied to modern training of companion, sport, and practical working dogs. “Anything goes” Q&A will wrap up each day.


Practical topics will include: +Reinforcement strategies, criteria-setting, rules-based play as a reinforcement and training system, principles and application of secondary reinforcers, session management, leash work and handling, integration of aversive control to “proof” +Reinforcement-taught skills, and problem-solving. Emphasis will be on recognizing where and why Pavlovian and instrumental behaviors comer into conflict and hinder training, and how to “insulate” trained behaviors from Pavlovian interference.


Friday 4-6pm, working spots only meet and greet

Saturday & Sunday, 9-4:30

Working Spot 500.00 (8 Spots)
Audit Spot 400.00 


**Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE

Date & Time

Apr 26, 2024 4:00 PM - Apr 28, 2024 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Joint Forces K9 Group

17606 Arkansas 16
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761 Joint Forces K9 Group