Catja Pedersen; Mother of awesomeness [Episode 147]
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Catja Pedersen Bio
Passionate about off cue behaviors, fluency, shaping, backchaining, doggie-zen and giving the learner choice in the training.
Catja is living with a retired cocker spaniel, who still loves to work, and a crazy Australian Koolie, that is preparing for competitions.
She is a firm believer in using shaping wherever it is possible. Practicing the basics and having great mechanical skills, is one of the things that will elevate your training to the next level, in her opinion.
Catja is working full-time with teaching and does seminars online and workshops in both Europe and the US. She also speaks at conferences
Weekly group classes in obedience, nose work and pet dog training, as well as one-to-one behavior consults is part of her work.
For the last 10 years, she has been doing a clicker trainer education in Denmark, and is passionate about spreading the word about clicker training. This clicker trainer education, she is now also running in the UK, and her focus is to help animals and humans getting a higher rate of choice in their life, and helping people getting fluency in their training skills.
She has been doing clicker training since she crossed over in 2008 when she did the Canis instructor course in Norway and have competed successfully in the highest level of obedience, tracking and search and rescue. She has also been working with drug detection work over the past years.
She is eager to always learn more, and tries her very best to take part in all kinds of workshops, seminars and conferences that have anything to do with behavior analysis. The community of training and ABA is her favorite place to be.
The learners she works with are mainly dogs and their owners, and children.