Agnieszka Janarek

Trainer’s Toolbox

Foundation course focusing on a scientific approach to animal training.

course starts
1 July 2023


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Training is a skill we need to learn.


Teaching animals is not magic, nor common sense. It’s a combination of science and practical skills we need to master.


Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start!


I have prepared this course for you. I will guide you through the foundations of training. Step by step journey for anyone wishing to learn more!


Too often, we end up in a position of being teacher and learner at the same time, because we hadn’t had a chance to work on our mechanics, clicker skills, delivery patterns before we started working with our learners.


This course is a compendium of knowledge and practice for animal trainers. Focusing on the scientific approach to animal training we will cover ABA (applied behavior analysis) principles and how they resonate with what we do with animals, we will cover the mechanics and techniques of teaching behaviors!


It’s a perfect place to start your training journey, but it is also an appropriate course for more advanced students who want to geek in the depths of thoughtful training. Get ready for discussions, practical exercises, and thorough insight into the animal training world.


Throughout six weeks of online learning, we will cover:

  • clicker training mechanics
  • skills for the trainer
  • errorless learning
  • chaining
  • adding stimulus control to behaviors
  • luring
  • shaping
  • structure of training session
  • concept of fluency
  • frustration and errors
  • raising criteria
  • moulding
  • concept of loopy training
  • planning your training session

  This course is a must-have for anyone interested in diving into the depths of scientific dog training. If you want to be the handler your dog deserves – join me for six weeks of great learning.   In this course, you can work with multiple animals within the weekly time frame (twelve minutes of video submission per week). This course is multispecies friendly! You can join with any animal you wish!   To take this course as a Premium Member you need to finish Attention Please first (as Premium or Auditor)   [s3mm type=”video” files=”handler.mp4″ /]   Course syllabus: Week 1 Lesson 1 – Welcome and Introductions Lesson 2 – Education of choice and science. Lesson 3 – Basic terms Lesson 4 – Behavior and its contingencies Lesson 5 – Consequences Lesson 6 – Marker cues Lesson 7 – Behavior profile Lesson 8 – Luring   Week 2 Lesson 9 – Handler’s technique Lesson 10 – Strategies Lesson 11 – Moulding by contact     Week 3 Lesson 12 – Shaping Lesson 13 – Cue for shaping – explored Lesson 14 – Outcome versus result. Does it matter? Lesson 15 – Examples of shaping Lesson 16 – Frustration   Week 4 Lesson 17 – Handler’s technique – helper Lesson 18 – Moulding by the environment Lesson 19 – Schedules of reinforcement Lesson 20 – Fading out Lesson 21 – Fluency   Week 5 Lesson 22 – What about emotions? Lesson 23 – Antecedent Arrangement Lesson 24 – Cues Lesson 25 – Error Lesson 26 – Raising criteria   Week 6 Lesson 27 – Structure of the training session Lesson 28 – Behavior chains Lesson 29 – WTF? Lesson 30 – Poisoned cues    


  • course lasts 6 weeks
  • lectures
  • access to other Premium member's threads
  • video tutorials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 24 hours, 7 days per week access to course materials
  • access to Tromplo: students group on Facebook
  • access to materials after the course is finished
  • 4 points to spend on future purchases



Reviews for this course
Janina Gmiter
2021-03-06 19:23:27

Trainers toolbox
I would change the name of the course "Handler's must have toolbox"  :D
This course is soo much packed with knowledge content as well as practical homework tasks that I really feel I improved my practical and theoretical understanding of Teaching, learning, methods and how to apply them into practise. I am super interested in dogs training methodics and science behind it and Agnieszka have a great gift for explaining it. Every lecture was very interesting, nice to read and easy to "digest". What was super important for me- theory met the practise. There was lots of movies when Agnieszka presented exercises, methods, so I could see how things works. 
As a premium student I had the pleasure to work directly with Agnieszka on homework tasks as well as tasks not covered directly in homework- as always course was very much individualised and adjusted to our needs. I must say this course was not easy- required lots of effort from me- many things I needed to practise before without Fredzio...and another gain was that I understood the value of my-trainer skills and mechanics. 
Writing from my perspective and previous tromplo courses, this one was perfect continuation of "attencion please".
I truly recommand both!

2020-11-11 16:30:19

10/10 This is the best dog training course that Ive ever attended to. Everything that I learned here is based on the scientific evidences and highly ethical. The feedback was always very good and really helpful, so I definitely recommend buying the premium access.

 I can’t wait for next courses with Agnieszka and the team. 

arianna tomassoli
2019-08-11 22:00:37

This is one of the best course I've ever attended. It gives you an insight into all the amazing tools a trainer has to teach with passion and quality. What I love the most is the presence of videos that explain what it's written inside the lesson, they really make everything clear! I found some teaching methods that were not in "my toolbox" and I thought that maybe they were not suitable for me and my dog... I was wrong. I just had to go out of my comfort zone and follow Agnieszka's guidelines! Agnieszka is an amazing trainer, what a pleasure to watch her videos!! She is really supportive, she helps you but, at the same time, she gives you the chance to develop your potentials. She is a real pro, I love the fact that she incorporates science in her lessons, it is indicative of her professionalism. Having said that, let me tell you the only problem you have to face... you can get addicted to this course!! :)))