Podcast Guests: Eva and Emelie of Carpe Momentum and Agnieska Janarek of Tromplo

If you follow me on social media, you may have caught a few of the impromptu facebook live sessions I was invited into with some of my geeky training friends over in Europe in the last couple weeks. Those conversations got pretty nerdy. And we continued conversations later on text message, and that led to more questions…

So we decided to hop on a call and talk about some of those questions, and then I decided, heck I should hit record and let’s turn this into a podcast! The result is what I’m dishing up this week.

This conversation is between myself and some of my training friends. Eva and Emelie of Carpe Momentum, who you’ve met several times on the podcast. Also joining is my friend, fellow trainer, and student, Agnieska Janarek from Poland. Agnieska recently opened her own online school, Tromplo, which is filled with incredibly nerdy training and behavior classes.

During our chat, we tried to see how we might break down the behavior or collection of behaviors that we in the dog world commonly refer to as “zoomies” and see how it might fit into our antecedent/behavior/consequence operant conditioning model. Lastly, on a practical level, we discussed what we should consider when training if zooming is a problem we are trying to work on.

Highlights of our discussion:

  • What are “zoomies”?
  • Are zoomies good or bad?
  • When and where do we see zoomies happen? What are the antecedents?
  • What are the possible reinforcers maintaining the behavior?
  • What steps should you take in your training if zoomie behaviors are a problem?

Links mentioned:

Episodes with Emelie and/or Eva


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