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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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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The PennVet Working Dog Conference video – content and order info Kayce was a speaker at the PennVet Working Dog Conference in St. Louis, MO, in April 2013.  Tawzer Dogs videod her presentation and two workshops.  The video is 2 hours and 56 minutes long and shows all presentations, training and instruction, in real time. The presentation is titled: “Leading Trainers and Their Canine Partners to Self-Driven Excellence” It is about how we can align others, including dogs, to our purposes without relying on food or toys or coercion.  It […]

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Welcome to Chad Mackin, our Guest Blogger today. Chad is perceptive and ready to tackle the deeper implications of the ideas and principles of our work. Here he explores training beyond operant conditioning – and why it is worth going there. Enjoy! Kayce The statement: All operant conditioning requires participation. response: That is a true statement to an extent and I have no problem with it on it’s face. However, I don’t think we mean the same thing when we say “participation”. But we may not be using the same […]

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AND I HOPE YOU WILL TOO! See/sign the petition! Take a stand for working animals and their human partners. Please sign the petition I started! Thanks! Let’s keep animals close in our culture and in our hearts. Best wishes, Kayce Cover’s SATS & Bridge & Target Training Let the carriage horses be! As a professional animal trainer and manager, I know that my animals love the work we do together, and they love their fans and the carriage horses do too! Both carriage and police horses are beloved and cared […]

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