Reward Skills Course


Learn about the landscape of rewards and how to make them the centre of your training.



Reward Skills Course

Learn about the rich and fascinating landscape of rewards. How new technology is changing our understanding and how that will influence what rewards you choose. Explore the different and diverse ways we can deliver rewards to bring excitement or relaxation, curiosity or confidence.

This course is a lifetime resource. You can follow the pathway through step by step or choose to dip in and out. The more we explore and blend the theory, biology and application it is clear that this is not a simple process, it is complex and very sophisticated. With active minds open to learning we can continue to understand more, apply in an educated format and improve the combination of learning and dogs that we know and love and call training.


  1. Kay Laurence

    From Wini Vershueren:
    I loved the course! I took it from A to Z, but I think going back to it will be by picking the chapter I want to work on.
    I won’t see behaviour the same way as before.
    I learned from experience some dogs appreciate, (need ?) more variety of rewards than others, at all or some levels, to keep them engaged, interested, than others, but understanding the Reward Prediction Error, makes it just more fascinating.
    I like the new vocabulary Reward Predicting Stimulus.
    Your presentations are amazing. They are very complementary. Of course I follow the podcast as well 🙂
    I’m not a drawing person, but I will try to bring in more drawings in my teaching, because it helps perceiving the information from a different angle and I’m sure some people will appreciate it.
    I like your symbol of a RPS : the cue with a little reward attached to it !
    Your metaphors, expressions and expressed thoughts, make my day! I think that is a way to get into my brain and stick in it. I will pay attention not to deliver food as a “fatigued waiter” 🙂 . “Working the wrong sheep” Nice !
    Of course I will have to come back and revisit the course. Thanks for keeping it open for life ! There’s a lot of information to be digested and I have questions. I have a question on the “blocking” and relevant and irrelevant information, but I need to find a way to express my thoughts clearly first. I will come back to you for that.
    I do like the format to go through the material. This course is a gift with that much quality information. But as you say “doing is learning”.

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