Deb Jones, PhD

Deb has an academic background in social and behavioral psychology.

She taught a variety of psychology classes at Kent State University for 20 years. Her current focus is on training animals and coaching animal trainers. Deb has always worked to make complex ideas and information clear and straightforward for her students. Her specialty is taking scientific information and theories and making them easy to apply to real-life situations.

While she has achieved upper level titles with multiple dogs in agility, obedience, and rally, her focus has always been on developing strong foundation skills and a healthy, mutually enjoyable relationship between dog and owner. Deb has also just published her 12th book on dog training. She is an avid blogger as well.

You can learn more about Deb and read her blog posts on her website at www.k9infocus.com.

Deb’s workshops

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

August 4, 2019
Section 4: Foundation Training for Pet Dogs
This workshop will focus on introducing physical handling to dogs in an effective and respectful manner, establishing in dogs a strong positive conditioned emotional response to being touched and handled, and helping students understand the importance and value of cooperation and consent over coercion and force.

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

August 4, 2019

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

October 27, 2019
Section 8: Electives
As an experienced trainer and instructor you know that having a focused dog makes training so much easier. And you also know that a dog who understands the concept of zen (self-control) is so much more pleasant to live with. This workshop will give you a variety of fun beginner level exercises to introduce these concepts to your students.

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

October 27, 2019

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

Nov. 24, 2019
Section 7: Go Teach! Strategies, Lesson Plans, and Organization
This workshop will help you organize your course materials in a logical and systematic way and help you develop the skill of breaking course material into realistic lessons. We also will discuss ways to increase student engagement and motivation.

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

Nov. 24, 2019

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

December 2019
Section 8: Electives
Housetraining can be hard! In this workshop, we will consider why housetraining can be so difficult and what we can do to help owners get a handle on this issue.

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

December 2019

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

2020
Section 3: The Science (and Techniques) of Behavior Change
In this workshop, we will introduce the basic concepts of classical and operant conditioning, in order to provide you with ideas on how to give clear and simple explanations of complex concepts to your students.

Instructor

Deb Jones PhD

Scheduled

2020