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Fascinating

Neaera DeMuri

With barely no formal understanding of ABA or LEGS but a general understanding of a variety of psychology/ethology-ish fields this really tied a whole bunch ...

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With barely no formal understanding of ABA or LEGS but a general understanding of a variety of psychology/ethology-ish fields this really tied a whole bunch of concepts together for me that I had speculated on and questioned! I love the melting together of scientific and philosophical specialties because that's how we will find the methods that are most applicable to real life!

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Loved this! Highly Recommend!

Chloe Westphal

I never get tired of hearing Kim discuss this. Looking at the Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self as all antecedents is such an easy way for us to inte...

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I never get tired of hearing Kim discuss this. Looking at the Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self as all antecedents is such an easy way for us to integrate this with the ABA that we're familiar with. In addition to this webinar, I can't recommend the full LEGS Family Dog Mediation course highly enough! It is so deeply reaffirming to have someone provide the scientific validity for the things that those of us who love and live with dogs already intuitively know, but have too long been afraid to voice. That's enough of my gushing now...go listen! And then take Kim's full course!

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Loved it!

Taylor Argenbright

Such an interesting webinar!

Such an interesting webinar!

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Behaviorism is one helpful leg to stand on.

But if you want to support the whole dog, it helps to rely on other sciences, as well. In this webinar, dog trainer and applied ethologist Kim Brophey shares how some of the current problems in the dog training and behavior profession have resulted from a rigid interpretation of behaviorism. Insisting on seeing animals through a single lens fosters an unnecessary separation from (and even delegitimization of) some of the other natural sciences, like ethology.

This common disconnect can have profound implications for the dogs and families served by professionals if certain critical elements of behavior are accidentally ignored in assessment and practice in the interest of strict adherence to the singular lens of behaviorism.

Join Kim as she introduces us to the natural intersection between behaviorism and ethology as it relates to dog training and consulting in the modern age.

On-Demand Webinar with Q&A Recorded March, 2022.

  • Advanced! Suitable for dog trainers and behaviorists.

  • Learn about the natural intersection between behaviorism and ethology as it relates to dog training and consulting in the modern age,

  • Discover the “Antecedent Iceberg” in the ABC’s of the operant model.

  • Understand how the principles and concepts of classical and operant conditioning can be viewed within the greater context of evolution.

  • Improve translation between the sciences.

  • Become familiar with The L.E.G.S.® (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self) model of integrated canine science.

  • For a better value, consider a membership! As always, this webinar is included with a Diamond All Access Pass.

"The Simple Science Behind Learning in Dogs"

Watch this excellent summary from Kim's "Meet Your Dog" series on YouTube.

Further Your Understanding

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About the Instructor

I'm thrilled to welcome Kim Brophey to my Academy. Read on to learn why!

Ethologist and Family Dog Mediator

Kim Brophey CDBC, CPDT-KA

Kim Brophey, CDBC, CPDT-KA, FDM, is an applied ethologist and owner of The Dog Door Behavior Center in Asheville, NC.

Kim’s commitment to Family Dog Mediation® has been recognized internationally, awarded the APDT Outstanding Trainer of the Year in 2009 and the Best Dog Trainer of WNC seven years in a row. She is a member of the International Society for Applied Ethology and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a certified member and past board member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Kim’s Dog L.E.G.S.® model of comprehensive canine science has been endorsed by prominent canine scientists such as Raymond Coppinger and embraced by reputable dog trainers worldwide. From her applied ethology content in Michael Shikashio’s Aggression in Dogs Master Course to her highly anticipated, market-disrupting Applied Ethology & Family Dog Mediation® Course, Kim’s work is a celebrated contribution to the field.

Her groundbreaking book, MEET YOUR DOG, TED talk, and Beyond The Operant (BTO) collaborative have made profound waves and become favorites among both dog professionals and the public. Kim continues to build bridges and invite others to contribute to a new conversation about dogs- one that challenges us to redefine how we perceive, talk about, and treat our canine companions as a society

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