X Final Proficiency Verification

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Welcome to your X Final Proficiency Verification.

You have taken various Proficiency Verifications and you are now familiar with our procedure for verifications. You need theoretical knowledge and practical experience in order to be a good animal trainer. This is a demanding proficiency verification. Please, note that we require simplicity, precision and kindness.

You’ll have to choose an animal other than a dog or a horse and train it. Most students choose cats or Guinea Pigs. If you participate in one of our Guinea Pig camps, you’ll have your X Proficiency Verification (basic and/or final) approved automatically provided your attendance is satisfactory.

We base our approach to animal training on science applied with thoughtfulness. We require precision for it leads to the best results in the long term. Kindness and leniency (or sloppiness) are different matters. We promote and encourage the former, from ethical and scientific points of view, but not the latter. There are many ways to train any particular skill. You choose the one that best suits you and the animal you train, keeping in mind that whichever method you select, it must conform to sound science and a deep respect for all living organisms.”

Joining an AREP (if there is one nearby) is the best option because you’ll have a close follow-up for the whole period in which you train your horse. If you register with an AREP, your instructor will conduct your proficiency verification and approve you and we will add this result to your student profile (My courses).

Video proficiency verification—If there is no AREP close to you, you may submit a video proficiency verification (VPF). You will receive all the necessary instructions to submit your VPF within the lesson belonging to this course.

This is a tutored course. You and your tutor will be in touch thru Skype. You will upload your video clips for your tutor’s review and commenting. You will receive your approved check mark once your tutor is satisfied with your work.


X Final Proficiency Verification (Guidelines)

Length: 48 minutesAuthor: Roger AbrantesComplexity: Hard

You need theoretical knowledge and practical experience in order to be a good animal trainer. This is your X final proficiency verification before earning your CAAE diploma. You will show you can teach an animal some advanced skills.