Customize Your Own Event

We have presented specialty workshops and seminars for training clubs, zookeepers, camelid breeders, behavior analysis groups and TAG Teach enthusiasts. We’ve conducted events for working dog agencies, in-service meetings for school teachers and corporate team building workshops.   We’ve even hosted a family reunion chicken training vacation!


A variety of topics can be planned as a public service to your community, continuing education for your members or employees, or as a fund-raiser for your organization or charity.

Custom Chicken Training Workshops

The behavioral principles taught in our Custom Chicken Workshops can be applied across professions.  These workshops are particularly well suited for developing teaching and communication skills for parents of autistic children, as well for the teachers and other professionals who interact with these individuals. These skills can also be applied to other industry specific topics such as production efficiency, communication, and adherence to safety protocols.

No training experience is necessary for participants in a chicken training workshop. Trainer skills, communication skills, coaching skills and more are highlighted in these workshops.  Workshop topics can include:


  • Selection, identification and effective marking (use of bridge) of training criteria                                

  • Reinforcement:  rate/schedule/value/delivery/quantity, 80% rule, Premack Principle

  • Criteria Selection and Identification – what do you really want? 

  • Umwelt – how individuals acquire, process and store information differently

  • Goal Setting

  • Task Analysis – breaking it down, instructional formatting, training  plans

  • Data Collection and record keeping .

  • Lateral thinking techniques



Custom Dog Training Workshops for Instructors or Pet Dog Owners

We’ll help you design a custom seminar or workshop for your group, with or without dogs.   Choose from the topics below or suggest one of your own. 


  • Coaching People to Train Their Dogs (two-day minimum)

  • Come When Called

  • Life Beyond Block Heeling

  • The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog

  • 50 Ways to Stop Barking in Class

  • Canine Body Language

  • Lateral Thinking

  • When Good Dogs do Bad Things

  • S.O.C.I.A.L. Puppy

  • Pet Dog Enrichment Ideas

  • Ramifications of Using Aversives in Training

  • Fifty Ideas for a Calm Quiet Classroom Learning Environment

  • Improve Your Clicker Training Skills

Popular custom workshop topics have been Canine Body Language, The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog and Coaching People to Train Their Dogs. The workshops can be tailored for pet dog training class instructors and/or pet dog owners. You can choose the topics that will best suit the needs of your audience. Detailed descriptions of the above topics will be provided upon request.




Mary Barbera, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) explains her custom workshop experience in her article Chicken Camp: What it is, Why I Went, and What I Learned, along with a video of what training chickens was like below.

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Terry Ryan

Legacy Canine Behavior & Training

P.O. Box 3909

Sequim, WA 98382

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