Technology and the Modern Trainer

Technology is integrating rapidly into every part of our lives, and training is not exempt. But beyond Instagram-ing your latest biscuit-balancing trick or Googling Pinterest boards of cute puppies, technology offers some serious training aids for the trainer. This two-part series will look at tools to enhance a specific training session, to help the professional trainer connect with and assist clients, to exchange information with other trainers, to log and organize training data easily, and to train at a distance and in situations you never thought possible.

Included in Part 1 of this Session:

  • video consults
  • social media (even if you're not marketing professional training)
  • recording training data

Included in Part 2 of this session:

  • training data and information organization
  • remote trainers

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Laura VanArendonk Baugh operates Canines in Action in Indianapolis. As a crossover trainer, Laura is particularly interested in the science of more efficient behavior change. She became a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) in 2008 and returned to the Academy as an instructor, teaching certification workshops around the country. She is also certified in TAGteach.

Laura blogs on clicker training and behavior frequently, writes articles on various behavior and training topics, and is the author of Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out and Social, Civil, and Savvy.