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Clicker Seminar 2015
Guide Dogs for the Blind's California Campus

GDB Grad with guide

The Future of Guide Dog Training

In 2004, GDB fully integrated Clicker Training methods into all aspects of our formal guidework training program. Since the inclusion of these powerful techniques, the success rates and performance ratings of our dogs have increased dramatically.

We are eager to share our experiences and methods with our worldwide peers at our fourth International Clicker Training Seminar. Please join us at our beautiful California campus (near San Francisco) for a week of Clicker Training for guide dog programs. Learn and experience how Clicker techniques can successfully enhance formal guide dog training, client handling, and puppy development.

Seminar Dates: June 15-19, 2015
Location: The California, USA Campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Cost, per person (US$):
$1,200—working spot
$800—auditing spot

Seminar Fee Includes:

  • Presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on practice
  • Technique guidelines and program information
  • Lunch each day of the conference
  • Please note: Lodging is not included in the seminar fee. Information on hotels in proximity to the school will be provided to attendees.


Topics Include:
  • Motivating staff and volunteers for major change
  • Applying proven “Continuous Quality Improvement” (CQI) techniques to facilitate progressive change
  • Transitioning traditional trainers to Clicker Training
  • Food reward use — conquering the challenges that impact guide dog work
  • Formal guide dog training — training the majority of guide dog behaviors
  • Client use of positive reinforcement techniques — instruction and practical application
  • Puppy development application
  • Problems we have encountered and how we learned to avoid them

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350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
United States

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