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Danielle Winkelman - Intrepid Animal Learning
At Animal Training Academy, we understand that you aim to master your animal training skills using a force-free approach. However, we also recognise that this journey has challenges, especially when dealing with complex behaviours, such as those labelled as reactive.
Trainers can often feel overwhelmed and need help addressing these challenging behaviours effectively.
Enter Danielle Winkelman. While she boasts an impressive background as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, a Fear Free Certified Professional, and a Puppy Start Right Instructor, Danielle remains a humble lifelong learner. Her dedication to continuous growth and her hands-on experience with various species make her not just an authority but also a relatable guide for those on a similar journey of learning and enhancement.
In this podcast episode, Danielle talks about many things, including board and train methods to help work with reactive dogs - Here are three valuable insights [of many that] she shared:
- The importance of a controlled environment: Ensuring safe exposure to triggers.
- Consistency and Structure: Providing regular practice and reinforcement.
- Socialisation Opportunities: Facilitating controlled interactions with other dogs.
So, tune into this insightful episode, where Danielle shares her experiences in the field to learn about the above [and much much more].
At ATA, our goal is clear: to help you avoid embarrassment, overwhelm, and burnout. Instead, the focus is on building resilience to setbacks, getting organised, and growing your training skills and knowledge. In essence, the aim is to instil confidence in you as a trainer, ensuring you lead a fulfilling life and positively impacting the lives of the animal and human learners you work with.
In the episode, Danielle mentions that she doesn't identify as a crossover trainer; however, she would like to be sure to point out that she loves and admires those who do identify as crossover trainers.