About this class;
Recently in the ATA member-only Facebook group, a question was asked about how long it takes to train a nail trim with a Dremel / Grinder / Electric file! The awesome Sean Will replied:
“It took me about 15 minutes using Constructional Affection. Chuu was pretty bad, too. The groomer refused to work on his nails because he got so unruly”
Other members including myself were excited & curious to learn about Sean’s approach! Especially after his very well-received offering within ATA on constructional affection late last year! See here >>> https://atamember.com/courses/constructional-affection/video/
Being the generous soul he is Sean kindly agreed to put together a short presentation on this for us & that led to this offering! In Sean’s words:
In this class, we will review Chuu’s nail grinding program. We will discuss components of constructional programs, the Affection Loop, and the task analysis involved to get from our starting point to the goal. A presentation with video will start the talk and we will end with any questions and discussion points the audience may have.
About Sean Will;
Sean studied under Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and earned a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. While studying at UNT, he spearheaded the development of Constructional Affection under the instruction of Dr. Rosales-Ruiz and developed constructional shelter programs to increase efficiency in local animal shelters. Sean has over 15 years of experience as a professional trainer and has provided consulting for individuals and organizations that oversee the care of animals. Currently, Sean is in Florida Tech’s doctoral program researching problem-solving and animal training.
In 2020, Sean and Maasa founded the Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training (CAAWT). CAAWT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of animals and the people who care for them by providing educational content on animal behavior, care, and ways to solve behavioral problems. Sean and Maasa have a monthly podcast and host an annual conference by the same name.