Online Classes: Click on ‘Online Learning’ tab at top of website to register.   Get the most from your partnerships with animals! 1)  Perception Modification: For fireworks, thunder, gunshots, arousal, fear, tension, resistance, separation anxiety, or obsessive/compulsive issues. Prepares animals to learn. Most people need to start with Perception Modification.  Perception Modification:  how to prepare animals to learn, and to LIVE 2)  Bridge and Target:  Fast, fun way to teach an animal new behaviors and concepts, ideal for teaching tricks, skills, and ideas.  Speeds teaching obedience, freestyle, detection, assistance, hunting – anything – […]

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What is the philosophy of SATS? While many debate whether animals are self aware, or have empathy, or can use vocabulary or form concepts, SATS trainers get to work. The best way to answer these questions is by asking the animals directly. We do that, and they tell us, sometimes by their outstanding performance, and sometimes by directly answering questions about what they know, that they can do all this, and more. The scientific perspective is not to be prejudiced about what is possible. The scientific perspective is to ask, […]

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Hi! I hope you have had a chance to listen to the free presentation of Things that go Boom and Bump in the night.  If you haven’t listened yet, please make sure to do so; the recording is only going to be available until Monday 1/8 a midnight.  Click here to listen to things that go Boom and Bump in the Night. Time is flying by and I’m so excited to tell you about the class that we are starting tomorrow and really hope you will join us.  We made a […]

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Things that Go Boom and Bump in the Night Intro Who:  Kayce Cover is presenting “Things that Go Boom and Bump in the Night”, an introduction to teaching animals to cope with extreme, percussive sound events. What:  We are making the online event recording, “Things that Go Boom and Bump in the Night” available for listening on Saturday, Dec. 6, from  till. This event talks about things you can do to help animals cope with fireworks, thunder and gunshots,.  Even without formally therapy or training, many sound fears and phobias […]

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2015 Perception Modification Certification Study Camp and Four Hour Semi-private Session   Update, which supercedes all previous announcements:   Who:  Kayce Cover will lead a Certification Camp in “Perception Modification – Conditioned Relaxation & Cycles”   Why: Because the reasons dogs lose their homes and their lives is usually due to failure to manage emotions and cope with stressors appropriately.  In this camp, we will lead people to master the Perception Modification process, solving all kinds of difficult problems with dogs.   What:  Four full days (10am – 4:30pm) of […]

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Link to buy Joby on Amazon: http://pawdogs.com/joby/ *Note I receive a small commission if your purchase this tripod via the link shown. I have no affiliation with Joby and am just a user of this product.      

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Live event – add to your calendar: Wednesday August 27 at 1:00p.m. EDT Join Kayce Cover & Jamie Dolan Things that Boom and Bump in the Night Leading animals to cope with thunder and fireworks Do you stay home with your anxious dog every time it storms? Do you wish you could join in the festivities on the 4th of July? Not every dog is sensitive, but when they are, life can be difficult. We just finished helping a whole group of animals through this issue and wanted to share some stories, video […]

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2014 Perception Modification Certification Study Camp info Update, which supercedes all previous announcements: Who: Kayce Cover will lead a Certification Camp in “Perception Modification – Conditioned Relaxation & Cycles” Why: Because the reasons dogs lose their homes and their lives is usually due to failure to manage emotions and cope with stressors appropriately. In this camp, we will lead people to master the Perception Modification process, solving all kinds of difficult problems with dogs. What: We will meet Fri 7:30-9 to Meet & Greet, and see some video and demos.  Then […]

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Please note: this even is over.  Please watch our page for future events.  You can also join us on facebook at http://facebook.com/synalia   Live event – add to your calendar: Thursday July 10th at 9:00p.m. EDT Join Kayce Cover and Jamie Dolan in:   Things that Boom and Bump in the Night Leading animals to cope with thunder and fireworks   Do you stay home with your anxious dog every time it storms? Do you wish you could join in the festivities on the 4th of July? Not every dog is […]

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  Hera at the fireworks, July 4, 2013   Live event – add to your calendar: Thursday July 10th at 9:00p.m. EDT Join Kayce Cover & Jamie Dolan Things that Boom and Bump in the Night Leading animals to cope with thunder and fireworks   Do you stay home with your anxious dog every time it storms?  Do you wish you could join in the festivities on the 4th of July?  Not every dog is sensitive, but when they are, life can be difficult.   We just finished helping a […]

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Pictured is one of the manuals I have developed – or more accurately, which is in development. See it here.  It is pricey by page, so what gives?   And if you buy all the manuals at once, couldn’t there be a discount?  Why not?  It is just a click to send it. Today, I received that  very good question:  Is there a discount when someone buys all the electronic manuals at once?   The answer is currently no.  But I think, in this day of really inexpensive material on […]

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In my system of working with animals, we talk about the overarching requirement for working safely with animals is for us to have ‘integrity’. I describe integrity as being based on 3 perspectives and 3 practices. The perspective are that we give, and demand, mutual respect, responsibility and benefit. And the practices are to be transparent, coherent and congruent. Transparent means you state your objective and you keep to that – don’t try to trick or take more. If you say it is okay, it is. If not, say you […]

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