Monday, May 25, 2020

The Lemonade Conference

I'm sat here at nearly 4am in the morning listening to Denise Fenzi answer a Q&A for the #lemonadeconference hosted by the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA) and the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) and I find myself thinking about how awesome the whole thing is.

If you want to find out more about the lemonade conference and what it is, then click here: https://thelemonadeconference.com/

Anyway, I nearly missed it because COVID hit and I had no income so I couldn't justify spending the money, but then, on a whim, I decided to apply for their scholarship program and I got a discount.

Well, to say that I am glad that I did it would be a HUGE understatement. Despite being in the UK, Denise and the FDSA have been HUGE in my development as a trainer. The whole community seems so wholesome and knowledgeable that it blows my mind sometimes.

It's amazing how much there still is to learn!

Anyway, it's now 4am - I REALLY should sleep.

Results update

Results
DETAILS
Date
Did I train?
When?
Notes
21/05/2020
Y


22/05/2020
Y


23/05/2020
Y


24/05/2020
Y

Pushed myself and Honey too far – some use of force applied
25/05/2020
Y
Afternoon (~3pm)
Evening (10pm)
F
26/05/2020



27/05/2020



28/05/2020



29/05/2020



30/05/2020



31/05/2020




SUBJECTIVE HAPPINESS SCALE (SHS) TRACKING
Date
Time?
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4 (MUST be a negative number)[CE1] 
Total
24/05/2020
14:13
5
5
4
-4
10
24/05/2020
17:09
6
6
5
-4
13
25/05/2020
01:26
4
4
3
-5
6
25/05/2020
13:20
4
4
3
-4
7
25/05/2020
19:34
5
5
4
-3
11
26/05/2020
03:42
5
6
5
-4
12





 [CE1]Number must be negative as question 4 on the SHS is negative in nature which means it should deduct from the final score.

Results update and change in methodology



Changes are highlighted in red


Hypothesis
Training a dog using positive reinforcement increase overall happiness for handler


Method

  • I will track my emotions using the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS)1 (Lepper & Lyubomirsky, 1999) 3 x day for a week.
  • Emotions will be tracked at random points during the day. The time will be recorded at these points.
  • I will also track which days during the week I do or do not train Honey. As well as the approximate time I trained

Results

DETAILS
Date
Did I train?
When?
Notes
21/05/2020
Y


22/05/2020
Y


23/05/2020
Y


24/05/2020
Y

Pushed myself and Honey too far – some use of force applied
25/05/2020
Y
Afternoon (~3pm)

26/05/2020



27/05/2020



28/05/2020



29/05/2020



30/05/2020



31/05/2020




SUBJECTIVE HAPPINESS SCALE (SHS) TRACKING
Date
Time?
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4 (MUST be a negative number)
Total
24/05/2020
14:13
5
5
4
-4
10
24/05/2020
17:09
6
6
5
-4
13
25/05/2020
01:26
4
4
3
-5
6
25/05/2020
13:20
4
4
3
-4
7
25/05/2020
19:34
5
5
4
-3
11