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

Become a Certified R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor (CRZI)!
Lately trainers running aggressive dog classes seem to be on the rise. This is good and bad. Good because people who own aggressive dogs have more options for working with their dogs than ever before. Bad because it means that aggression in dogs is on the rise. Good because more people are preferring to work with their dogs, rather than opting to euthanize, and bad because so many trainers who run classes are not qualified to do so, and often end up making the dog worse.

My ultimate goal for this Program is to build a community so that eventually, everyone, everywhere will have a Certified trainer to help them – one that is solid on foundation skills for both the dog and human and above all treats aggression using positive methods.

Becoming a Certified R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor will set you far above the rest!
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.

  • Improve your skills and gain extensive knowledge to help your clients achieve success
  • Confidently handle and work with aggressive or reactive dogs in your classes
  • Learn how proper planning, education and experience will provide you with the skills you need to effectively handle aggressive and reactive dogs.

Why is The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor Course only being 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.

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

Take your business to the next level and join the R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone Instructor Course!

Level One is now scheduled!

Each Level builds on the previous one. You’ll learn not only rock solid teaching skills, which will “up your game” in your regular business, but our end goal is that you’ll be working successfully with aggressive and reactive dogs, using positive training methods only. 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!

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

  • You’ll learn to establish foundation behaviors,
  • Acquire the knowledge how to effectively shape new behaviors,
  • 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,
  • Erect a line of communication from both sides of the leash,
  • Learn how to properly set, raise or lower criteria,
  • Grow into a more effective trainer overall,
  • Understanding how to apply the counterconditioning and desensitization process properly
  • Decipher the causes of aggression, including the human factors
  • Acquire the knowledge of how to break down behaviors into small approximations, always setting the dog up for success.
  • Develop the ability to stay focused and concentrate under pressure.
  • Learn positive training techniques and foundation behaviors.

You will be required to attend, in person, four, separate, week long seminars, each consisting of 5 consecutive days. Each Level will be held approximately 3-4 months apart, in my beautiful, brand new, 3600 sf facility in Washington, NJ.

Each level will be spread out over the year. You do not have to complete the full course in one year – you can spread it out.

Level one dates for 2020:
Wednesday May 6 and will end on Sunday, May 10, 2020
Wednesday Sept. 9 and will end on Sunday, Sept 13, 2020

Bringing your own dog is encouraged and is strongly advised.
Hours – 9 am to 4 pm each day
Maximum number of teams: 10.
Minimum teams: 7

Cost for each of the four Levels is $1,250.00. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required to hold your spot. The balance is due 15 days before the start date.
Hotels, travel, meals are not included. Snacks will be served.
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You will learn a system that has a proven track record – 17 years of successful seminars and weekly classes with aggressive, reactive and shy dogs.

Each Level will have different requirements in terms of reading, homework, classroom work, tests and working with your own dogs. Part of those weekends will be observing me with the aggressive dogs I work with and part will be with YOU in charge.

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

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

Level Three
Learning theories put into practice
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

Also required is video taping yourself teaching a few different things;
Competition, tricks or agility behaviors to a raw dog
Foundation behaviors to an aggressive dog – not directly – I want to see you
training the owner to train the dog.

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