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I have been lucky enough to see and hear Kay Laurence in many different locations. I’m always amazed at the depth of her thinking and I want more. Unfortunately, Kay said I could not follow her around everyday to improve the depth of my thinking.

Kay’s website feeds my inner geek like no other place I have been. I joined the website and I have access to her books, articles written by Kay on many topics, many of her presentations she has given world wide, and new courses to take you to new depths in your training.

The greatest thing is I can access them anytime of the day or night which is much better than calling her at three in the morning. I can return to a topic or class on my own schedule and ponder things at great length. I can even ask questions.

Jo Cook

I highly recommend this website for any person who enjoys thinking and learning about the nuances of living and learning with your dog.

Ways to join in …..

For looking and listening :

Instagram: for moments with my camera, pictures of my dogs, translations and thoughts

Podcasts: for chatting with Sue Mcguire about the training of the day, great company for daily commutes. 

FB Learning Forums:

An opportunity to share your learning with other enthusiasts, scheduled topics, specialist guests, sharing experience and resources. Learning together builds a richer experience.

Facebook Choices

My personal page, Kay Laurence, where everything is usually public and dog centric naturally (you do not need to friend me to keep in touch, just follow).

Then the business pages which are more direct: Learning About Dogs and Kay Laurence which regularly share the blogs and course details. I’m not sure I need them both, but some folk only know the name and some only the business ….

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I could call them “blogs”, but  ….. ugly word.

Articles that may be frivoulous, may brighten your day.
Articles that shine a spotlight on a shadowy topic.
Articles that bring a new view, share a different idea and most likely to have you thinking through the day, week or month.

Some articles will be looking for discussion and a share of views. These I call “beyond the collar”, they may require some editing, updating, expansion or reduction before going public.

Self-teaching Courses Library

Once a virtual course has completed the lessons, selected videos made by us for the course and recommendations will be available to browse.

Teaching Books

I produced my first books in 2002 on the first wave of introducing clicker training. Still one of my best sellers Clicker Training Perfect Foundation with a DVD.

Altogether there have been 11 books – always focussed on teaching your how to improve your training, with some views on living with dogs in today’s age: Every Dog Every Day.

Gradually these books are morphing to the blended format that technology allowed us to dream about. Not just printed text with diagrams and pictures, but integrated activities and videos just a click away. This brings the learning alive where you can see it, read about it, try it out and choose when to move forward, or go backwards.
Teaching with Reinforcement – Reinforcers which is 10 “chapters” is already available.


Online Courses

I have been teaching in the virtual environment since 2006. A wonderful way to meet some many new and fascinating folk who share our training passions.
If you have doubts about whether effective training can be achieved “virtually” read more here.

Presentations Archive

I don’t want to count the number of presentations I have made at varied conferences. But they are all precious, took a lot of work to produce and will be browseable.

Projects and Research Groups

Learning is like behaviour – it never stays the same.

We shall be hosting a range of ongoing projects that will look at new ideas, re-visit old ideas, explore new training techniques and question old techniques.

Bring interpretation to the published academic papers.

Projects often need folk to go away, train, learn, record date and give feedback.
Our objective is to thoroughly explore and innovate new ideas into main stream training.

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