Emelie Johnson Vegh & Catja Pedersen

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Catja Pedersen

Cooperative Care for Kids

Cooperative Care for Kids

In the animal training community, discussions and training of husbandry behaviors with a cooperative approach and the use of startbutton contingencies have been all the rage for some time now. In this talk, Catja and Emelie will explore this topic with human young learners. Drawing on their own experiences as parents the duo will present different areas of husbandry skills, take a look at reinforement procedures and share some stumbling blocks and revelations

About Catja:

Catja is an avid clicker trainer who runs dog training business Canis Silkeborg and is passionate about spreading the word of clicker training.  Shaping, off-cue behaviors, doggie-zen and providing choice to the learner are some of her core topics. The learners she works with are mainly dogs and their owners, although as a mother she does quite a lot of training with her son to.

Catja gives seminars online and workshops both in Denmark and internationally. She has competed succesfully in the highest level of obedience, tracking and search and rescue, and has also been working with drug detection. Always eager to learn more, Catja tries her very best to take part in all kind of workshops, seminars and conferences that has anything to do with behavior analysis. The community of training and behavior analysis is her favorite place to be.

Canis Silkenborg

About Emelie:

Together with her husband Anders, Emelie is raising three kids in the spirit of positive reinforcement and TAGteach. Their family goals are to raise happy competent individuals who will go out and make the world a better place.

Emelie runs Carpe Momentum  with her colleague Eva Bertilsson. Their goal is to help people acquire knowledge and skills in science-based, modern, humane, and empowering teaching strategies for the benefit of learners of all species. E&E were the first TAGteach faculty in Europe and they introduced TAGteach to Scandinavia in 2005.

Emelie studied to be a high school teacher in English and Swedish at Lund University, together with further studies of both linguistics and children’s literature. She does work as a translator, from Swedish to English and vice versa, and from Norwegian/Danish to Swedish/English. She also writes fiction novels for both adults and children. Emelie enjoys many different sports and finding ways to breaking them down and teaching them to others, both adults and children.