- IABTC Clicker & Target Training (IABTC/C&T1)
C&T1 looks at the basic use of clicker and target training – your ability to time your clicks accurately and effectively, shape simple desired behaviours, free shape, put behaviours under cue, extend the duration of behaviours, use target sticks and other target objects, select, handle and deliver rewards well. Successful candidates can use IABTC C&T1 after their name.
- IABTC Clicker & Target Training (IABTC/C&T2)
C&T2 looks at your ability to develop use of the system to work on more complex behaviours & includes: chaining, back chaining, generalisation, shaping without luring, changing cues, transferring targets, fading targets & cues, variable rewards. Successful candidates can use IABTC C&T2 after their name.
- IABTC Clicker & Target Training (IABTC/C&T3)
C&T3 looks at the handler’s ability analyse behaviour patterns and the construction of exercises or tests, to use the system to develop behaviour chains of increasing complexity, to reduce complex chains to one cue, free shape complex behaviour chains. Successful candidates can use IABTC C&T3 after their name.
- IABTC Instructing Clicker & Target Training (IABTC/Inst. C&T4)
Open to those who have achieved IABTC/C&T 1-3 & IABTC Instructor qualification above assistant level. This level looks at the candidate’s ability to instruct individuals and small groups in the art and science of clicker & target training. It will include developing your ability to teach others and guide them through the structure of exercises, timing, etc., as above and will require you to demonstrate your assessing skills, to identify if learning is taking place, to develop new exercises and challenges. Making classes interesting, motivational for both dog and handler.
Successful candidates can use IABTC Inst. C&T4 after their name.
There is a theory section that you work through in your own time attached to all C&T awards.
Just Starting Out? More details on our Calendar of Events
Introduction to Clicker & Target Training (1 Day Workshop)
A one day workshop for those who are new to or unsure of clicker & target training. Includes: basic introduction to the history and application of the technique, step by step guidance on why, how and when to use this system, psychology and value of motivation and reward.
While spectators are welcome, you will learn more if you bring a dog. Candidates must have reasonable control of their dogs.
March 3, Sept 29, 2017 £55.00
We start 9.30 with refreshments for a 10 start – finish around 4. You will need to bring a packed lunch.
For those who are competent using clicker and/or as a follow on from the introduction. An in depth session with optional assessment at the end.
Book and pay for this 2-3 day workshop and receive free of charge the enrolment pack and learning materials for the C&T award that you are working towards.
March 4-5 & October 14-15 2017 Two day workshops including theory & practical assessments £95.
Summer Clicker Week
Five days of Clicker Training covering all IABTC C&T levels from Intro—3&4.
Including the IABTC Clicker Zoo! Work with our interesting collection of clicker animals.What can you achieve in the week? It depends on what you can already do. Just starting out—level 1 is easily achievable. Already had a go, level 1&2 could be within your grasp. A seasoned clicker and target trainer can probably do 1&2 and make a start on 3. Someone who is already has 1-3 and is an IABTC instructor may be able to do level 4.
All learning materials and assessments if required included in the price.
August 7-11 2017 £299.00 including theory & practical assessments
Monthly Training Sessions
Clicker Training on Thursday mornings
Once you have the basic idea of clicker training you and your dog are welcome to attend our regular Clicker & Target Training sessions (held every month). Here you can be guided through the stages and, if you wish can ask to be assessed at each level when you feel competent. Assessment and theory learning materials free of charge for regular attenders. New There is also the optional extra of working with some of our other clicker animals on some of these sessions. Assessment is not compulsory—you can just come along to learn more and have fun with your dog.
HTM in the afternoons —why not make a day of it for just £30 or half day session for £18
Thursdays. Jan 28, Feb 25, March 17, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 19 (Tuesday),(August See Clicker week), Thursdays Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 24.