R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone ITC

Become a Certified R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor (CRZI)!
Who is the R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone for?:

    • Skilled trainers who are already working with reactive/aggressive dogs or want to
    • Trainers who want to learn more and hone their overall dog skills

Even if your end goal isn’t working with aggressive or reactive dogs, the R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor Course will teach you to be a rock star of a trainer and set you far above the rest! Take your business to the next level and join the R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor Course!

The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor Training Course is an in-depth program designed to take you through a proven system, so that you can become more effective when working with aggressive or reactive dogs. We take a really deep dive into learning theory, and into how, and perhaps why the problems started in the first place.

How will Becoming a Certified R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor benefit you?

You are already a skilled trainer, enriching and improving the lives of dogs. Why not take this opportunity to really change the world for the dogs who need it most? Your new knowledge and understanding can make a real difference with your clients’ dogs.

  • Gain confidence for working with all dogs, including reactive/aggressive dogs
  • Improve your competence reading and understanding body language to better effect behavior change
  • Decipher the causes of aggression, including the human factors
  • Learn how proper planning, education, and experience will provide you with the mastery you need to effectively guide reactive/aggressive dogs and their owners
  • Gain the understanding and “feel” to reading dog body language properly
  • Become competent in interpreting your environment, quickly and effectively
  • Know how to set up safe and successful sessions
  • Understand how to apply the counterconditioning and desensitization processes properly
  • Develop the ability to stay focused and concentrate under pressure
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to provide better outcomes in classes and private lessons – for you and your clients
  • Grow into a more effective trainer overall

Become part of a community of Certified R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone trainers working together to treat aggression using positive methods.

Why is The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor Course only offered in person, rather than online?
Dealing with reactivity and aggression means thinking on your feet, fast, damn fast. One simply can’t gain that and the multitude of skills you’ll be learning, by just watching video clips. Seeing in real time, “feeling” in real time will make all of the difference in the mastery of this difficult topic.

How does it work?
The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone ITC is made up of four Levels.
Attend each Level in person, preferably with your own dog. If you’re unable to bring your dog, a dog can be provided.
You will also submit videos of training and teaching exercises which are assigned within each Level.

Each Level consists of a 5 day seminar and related assignments, and each Level builds on the previous one.

Each Level is scheduled approximately 3-4 months apart, but you do not have to complete the full course in one year, you can spread it out if necessary.

All levels meet in my beautiful, brand new, 3600 sf facility in Washington, NJ.

Earn certification at each Level
While we hope you will attend all four levels and achieve full certification, you will be able to earn a Certification for each level you’ve graduated:
Level 1 = CRZI1, Level 2 = CRZI2, Level 3 = CRZI3, Level 4 = CRZI4

Level One is now open for enrollment! Read on for more details and to register.

Dates and Tuition
Tuition for each Level is $1250.00
Maximum number of teams in each seminar is 10, so please register early to reserve your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required to hold your spot. The balance is due 15 days before the start date. Tuition does not include hotels, travel, or meals.

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Level one dates for 2020:
Wednesday May 6 through Sunday, May 10, 2020
Wednesday Sept 9 through Sunday, Sept 13, 2020
Seminars run from 9 am to 4pm each day. Snacks provided each day. 

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More about what you’ll learn and experience
Each Level has different requirements in terms of reading, homework, classroom work, tests and working with your own dogs. In the seminar, you’ll spend some time observing me with the aggressive dogs I work with and part will be with YOU in charge.

What is covered in Level One?
This is just a small “taste” of what we’ll cover:
Foundation behaviors – what they are, why you need them and how to train them.
Learning theories
Reading dog body language
Reinforcement schedules
Equipment

Level Two
Learning theories put into practice
Shaping
Creativity
Understanding the top half of the leash
Learning different protocols for each problem area
…and more!

Level Three
Approximations
Flexibility
Turning life’s lessons into concrete strategies
What are you really seeing?
…and more!

Level Four
More learning theory put into practice
Developing a “feel”
Starting and ending sessions
Intake forms, intake calls
Cases to take and ones to not take on
“You’re in charge now”
…and more!

CEU’s: for CPDT: 21 ceu’s per level and IAABC, ceu’s pending
Register today, or contact me if you have questions or need additional information.

If you’re interested in this upcoming program, please contact me.

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Additional Benefits of being a CRZI:
You will be on my website for people looking for certified trainers in your area.
I will be able to then refer students to you.
Earn ceu’s
Special yahoo or facebook list specifically for CRZI for continued support
20% discount on any books or DVDs from Shadow Publishing and any of my
online classes