24 episodes

A monthly podcast bringing you the latest information to help build stronger relationships with our animal companions, enhance training, assist shelter animals, and address other important issues related to animal welfare and training. If you are like us who love, live, and work with animals, this is the show for you! Please enjoy! Please contact us or find more information at Facebook page "Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training" or email us at caawtcontact@gmail.com

Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training Maasa, Sean

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

A monthly podcast bringing you the latest information to help build stronger relationships with our animal companions, enhance training, assist shelter animals, and address other important issues related to animal welfare and training. If you are like us who love, live, and work with animals, this is the show for you! Please enjoy! Please contact us or find more information at Facebook page "Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training" or email us at caawtcontact@gmail.com

    Episode 24: CAAWT's Vision for 2022!

    Episode 24: CAAWT's Vision for 2022!

    2021 is almost ending, and 2022 is at the corner! We are sure that you are starting to set goals and things you want to do in 2022! In this episode, we reflected on the goals we set for 2021, what we did to achieve our goals, and we also talked about our goals for 2022! We are looking forward to continuing learning and exploring the Constructional Approach and meeting our goals together in 2022! 

    Thank you for listening to the CAAWT podcast for two years!  We wish you happy holidays and hope you all have an amazing new year with your lovely animal companions!


    Below are the links we mentioned during the episode:
    🌼 CAAWT conference 2022! Save the date from July 25th to 30th!:
    https://www.caawt.com/2022-conference


    🐶 Register and learn more about the CAAWT Membership: https://www.caawt.com/caawt-membership
    *You can do a trial of the CAAWT Membership for 14 days for only $1!


    🌱 Lili Chin's beautiful notes and illustration on what she learned in our Introduction to the Science of Behavior (Part 1) group class:
    https://www.doggiedrawings.net/post/b-f-x-under-c
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CAAWT)

    • 35 min
    Episode 23: Interview with Stuart Hoffman

    Episode 23: Interview with Stuart Hoffman

    The Constructional Questionnaire (Goldiamond, 1974) is a powerful tool that can help guide our consulting and help achieve our client's meaningful goals that will sustain themselves easily in our absence. In this episode, Stuart Hoffman shares his learning journey of understanding the Constructional Approach, his first experience using the questionnaire, and its impact on the dog and their family. We hope you enjoy this wonderful interview!


    Below are the links we mentioned during the episode:
    🐶 Register and learn more about the CAAWT Membership: https://www.caawt.com/caawt-membership
    *You can do a trial of the CAAWT Membership for 14 days for only $1!


    🌱 Israel Goldiamond's 1974 Constructional Paper - "Toward a Constructional Approach to Social Problems: Ethical and Constitutional issues Raised by Applied Behavior Analysis"
    The section that we specifically mentioned during the podcast is from pages 121 to 122, where Dr. Goldiamond compared Constructional and Pathological approaches.
    You can download the paper from the link below: https://link.springer.com/article/10.5210/bsi.v11i2.92 


    🌱The Degrees of Freedom paper - "Expanding the Behavior-Analytic Meanings of "Freedom": the Contributions of Israel Goldiamond" by Ramon Cardinali de Fernandes and Alexandre Dittrich
    You can download the paper from the link below:
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.5210/bsi.v27i0.8248?fbclid=IwAR1Ci5MF4SYVdyAcYLzie8kTDIFo4vU-VQnaj3xEt5fSCz2XUWxnlkayDeM


    If you have any questions, please let us know😊
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CAAWT)

    • 39 min
    Episode 22: Interview with Chase Owens (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 22: Interview with Chase Owens (Part 2 of 2)

    Join us for another fun and inspiring conversation with Chase Owens! Chase and Sean talked about how we can be constructional and practical for helping shelter dogs get adopted and stay adopted. Their conversation highlights the importance of how we choose a specific procedure and set our training goals. In the case of helping shelter dogs, the dogs need to learn desirable human-animal interactions that will help the dogs get adopted and stay adopted. Chase describes how Constructional Affection is an ideal procedure to help achieve this goal. Please enjoy!


    Below are the links we mentioned during the episode:


    🐶Register and learn more about the benefits of the CAAWT Membership:
    https://www.caawt.com/caawt-membership
    *You can try the CAAWT Membership for 14 days for only &1!


    👨🏼‍🏫 Register and learn more about the group class - Introduction to the Science of Behavior (Part 1) starting on November 16th: https://www.caawt.com/introduction-to-science-of-behavior-1


    🌼 Follow us on Social Media to get updates on our future events:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CAAWT 
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/npo_caawt/ 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CAAWT)

    • 25 min
    Episode 21: Interview with Chase Owens (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 21: Interview with Chase Owens (Part 1 of 2)

    Join us for a fun and inspiring conversation with Chase Owens. Chase and Sean talked about their experience developing the procedure of Constructional Affection with the dogs they worked with in animal shelters! They shared many stories and discussed how the idea of using affection came about and how they systematized the use of affection to teach the dogs easier-to-do, less costly, and "desirable" behaviors in an errorless manner. By teaching those "desirable" behaviors, the dogs can get adopted, stay adopted, and help create mutually enjoyable relationships with their new family. You will not hear their behind-the-stage stories anywhere but here!! We recommend listening to this episode with the Interaction Guidelines Poster!


    Below are the links we mentioned during the episode:
    🐶 Interaction Guidelines Poster
    Download the poster from here: https://www.caawt.com/interaction-guidelines-poster 


    👨🏼‍🏫 Register Sean's presentation on Constructional Affection at Behavior Vets Webinar on October 2nd: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constructional-affection-building-constructional-solutions-tickets-167958868497?fbclid=IwAR0avZfbw-n0W3rqZGddtyT9SNZai3MU71VGk8Spp_S4r6JNLdHI0T1DKKU 


    📚Chase Owen's Constructional Affection Thesis: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc984128/m2/1/high_res_d/OWENS-THESIS-2017.pdf 


    🌼 Follow us on Social Media to get our fun future events
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CAAWT 
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/npo_caawt/ 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CAAWT)

    • 36 min
    Episode 20: Interview with Barbara Heidenreich (Part 2 of 2)

    Episode 20: Interview with Barbara Heidenreich (Part 2 of 2)

    In part 2 of our interview with Barbara Heidenreich, she discusses challenges, and their solutions, to applying the Constructional Aggression Treatment with various exotic animals in zoological settings. Through sharing some amazing stories, she explains the importance of why our training procedures need to be functional. Please enjoy this wonderful episode!


    Below are the links we mentioned during the episode:
    If you are interested in learning more about Barbara's work, you can go to her website at https://animaltrainingfundamentals.com/Maasa123/Monthly. You can become a member of her virtual learning program and learn about her work using Constructional Approach in many different zoos!To register for a newly launched group class "Introduction to the Science of Behavior (Part 1)," please visit this link: https://www.caawt.com/introduction-to-science-of-behavior-1To register for the video-on-demand CAAWT conference, please visit the link below.  If you are currently working at an animal shelter, animal hospital, zoo, or student/professor, we offer 50% off the video-on-demand registration. Register from here: https://www.caawt.com/2021conference**We will open the registration link (above) until September 30th at 11:59 pm. And, once you purchase it, you will have unlimited access to the presentation videos until October 31st at 11:59 pm.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CAAWT)

    • 23 min
    Episode 19: Interview with Barbara Heidenreich (Part 1 of 2)

    Episode 19: Interview with Barbara Heidenreich (Part 1 of 2)

    In this episode of part 1 of 2, Barbara Heidenreich shares her journey of becoming an animal training consultant, her introduction to the Constructional Approach, and the benefits of this approach in helping animals and the staff in a zoological setting. She also shared creative applications of the Constructional Aggression Treatment with exotic species! We hope you enjoy this amazing interview!


    Below are the links we mentioned during the episode:
    If you are interested in learning more about Barbara’s work, you can click the link below. There, you can become a member of her virtual learning program and learn about her work applying the Constructional Approach in many different zoos!Join today from here: https://animaltrainingfundamentals.com/Maasa123/Monthly

    If you want to register for video-on-demand to access four presentations given at the 2nd Annual CAAWT Conference, please visit the page below. If you are currently working at an animal shelter, animal hospital, zoo, or student/professor, we offer 50% off the video-on-demand registration. Register from here: https://www.caawt.com/2021conference**We will open the registration link (above) until September 30th at 11:59 pm. And, once you purchase it, you will have unlimited access to the presentation videos until October 31st at 11:59 pm.

    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CAAWT)

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Captonick ,

Very informative

I enjoy the format of how Massa and Sean play off each other’s anecdotes and helpful information. I’ve already learned something and it’s only the first episode. Definitely a must listen if you’re wanting to improve the lives of the people around you.

FranklinandMamma ,

Great Podcast!

I really enjoyed this first podcast which was very heart warming as well as informational. Sean and Maasa have a caring way of delivery that give hope for loving dog owners whose dog displays behavioral problems. Their deep desire to help these animals with unwanted behaviors comes through loud and clear.

loving all animals ,

So interesting!

Am loving this concept. So much easier to give our animals positive attention. Can’t wait for the next episode!

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