How Animals Learn; How People Teach Them
(Models: Dogs, Chickens, Rats)

Dog training legend Terry Ryan will present this people-only webinar as a fundraiser for Conservation Dogs of Hawai‘i’s scent detection rat project!

Photo by Alex Lee: Terry and grand-dogger Bodhi

The live event is over, but the webinar is available as a recording. Please register below via the donation link, and the recording link will be emailed to you. Mahalo!

ORIGINAL EVENT DATE:  Friday June 11th, 2021
LENGTH:  2 hours

CEUs**: 2 for CCPDT (CPDTs); 2 for IAABC; 2 for NACSW

** Please email secret words, organization name (where you are seeking credits) and your corresponding ID number to info@conservationdogshawaii.org after watching the webinar, and we will process your CEUs.

Mannerly dogs, agility chickens, detection rats – the methods used to train these animals (any animal!) for their tasks is amazingly similar. And simple. With slides, video and helping participants practice their mechanical skills, the foundation for conditioning and training an animal with positive methods will be presented. Whether you’re a new pet parent or an animal trainer preparing chickens for a workshop, we think you’ll learn something new and fun. No prior experience needed.


Animal Selection
~ Steps involved in screening
~ Attaining emotional stability for training

~ Health and well-being

Science is the same, but species specific knowledge needed.
~ Setting Events – time of day, condition of animal
~ Reinforcers and delivery method

Classical and Operant Conditioning
~ Task analysis
~ Stacking the cards for success

Behavioral criteria selection/identification

Record keeping
~Rate of reinforcement

Q&A Session

Overview of Conservation Dogs of Hawai‘i’s Scent Detection Rat on a Boat Project – click here for more details



View Terry’s bio at: https://www.legacycanine.com/terry-s-bio

Website: https://www.legacycanine.com/

Facebook: @choosepositive



A webinar link will be sent to the email address associated with your donation below. If you would like the webinar link to be sent to an email address other than the one associated with your donation, please email info@conservationdogshawaii.org with the alternate email address information.

Suggested donation amount is $35. The donation link below accepts debit/credit cards (you do not need a Paypal account).


Parts Per Trillion Foundation (dba Conservation Dogs of Hawai‘i) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Tax ID # is 81-4566994.