People often ask the best approach to learning SATS.  It depends!  If you are trying to solve a problem, there is usually a best order.  And that best order is usually the same for all animals.  From that point of view, there is a best path to learning SATS., and that is the path that will help you help the greatest numbers of animals as quickly as possible.


However, the best order to learn about SATS  if your priority is not to save the lives of animals NOW – is to follow your own interests.  When you are fascinated with a topic, it is much easier to learn.  SATS has plenty to fascinate, and plenty to learn.  It will help you if you find some of the interesting and surprising parts of SATS that make you want to learn more.


Here is the path that most trainers will probably want to follow:


First, learn about basic animal training, and the Syn Alia Training System (SATS) in particular.  Learn about how this training system is simple but exceedingly powerful, and how you can harness this power to drive your own dreams.


Class:  ‘Training with Kayce Cover (with introduction to SATS)’ (class coming soon and FREE during the introductory phase! link coming soon by email)

Take this class.  It orients you to all the other classes, gives you the origins and history of SATS, covers some terminology, compares some methods, and gives some useful training information.


Manual:  TALK to me! A guide for people who live, and work, with animals

This manual explains about the levels of communication with animals, and how to use and develop mutual communication with your animals.


Second, learn about ‘Perception Modification’.  This is the powerful set of tools and protocols that allow you to unravel the most difficult and complicated of animal behavior problems, often with amazing speed and ease.  It is hard to overstate how powerful this technique can be in your hands.  While many struggle with problems like separation anxiety and dog reactivity, we usually see these problems melt away within a week of applying these tools (fluently).  If you are new, it is likely to take longer, but also likely to be faster than you thought possible.


Classes:  Conditioned Relaxation and Cycles registration page


Certification Camp:  Perception Modification


Third, get ready for fun and adventure in training, with ‘Bridge and Target Technique’.  This method of training combines the best of operant conditioning with the best of cognitive training, leading to levels of collaboration and accomplishment that exceed anything most trainers have experienced.  As you gain fluency, Bridge and Target even opens the gateway to two-way communication with your animals.  


Classes:  Basics of Operant Conditioning and Basics of Cognitive Training registration page


Manual:  Introduction to Bridge and Target Technique


Certification Camp:  Bridge and Target


Fourth, how will you use these tools?  How can you integrate them into your home life, or your already successful business?  How to take the tools that you learned to solve the problems you see.


Manual:  SATS and the Family Dog:  critical daily living skills


That is a good start.  Of course, there is more:

  • Behavior Analysis – how to figure out how to train anything to anybody,
  • Training Plans and Lifelines – planning how to cover the lifetime training plan of your animals, and getting it done,
  • Training Documentation – how to keep track of what you have taught and animal, and what needs work – and what the work is; particularly of interest to people employing other trainers,
  • SATS Certified Instructor – learn how to teach humans, armed with the tools taught to professional human trainers and teachers.


Sooo… get started in a great adventure of being with animals and people, knowing that there is a world of fascinating tools and skills to turbocharge your training!