This is a workshop using games to improve on reliability of commands and recall with your dog. Playing games is an enjoyable and non-threatening way to objectively quantify performance and fine-tune all basic obedience skills, including attention, position changes, stays, following, heeling, and precision work. It’s an easy and fun way to achieve a personal best performance.
This class teaches how to:
- Train your dog to respond reliably, even when off leash, distracted and at a distance
- Use games to motivate yourself and your dog
- Quantify training progress to determine what your dog has learned and what training methods are most effective
- Reinforce commands with games such as Musical Chairs, Recall Races, Loose Leash Races, Greeting Exercises and Parkour tricks.
- Proof stays for a wide variety of odd and unexpected situations that would otherwise cause your dog to break
Each workshop will focus on how to address the most common problematic behaviours with dogs. Most scenarios can be managed with a reliable SIT, a solid RECALL and being able to walk with a LOOSE LEASH. Often dogs are bored and developing leash frustrations that can appear or quickly become reactive. Each workshop will focus on developing reliable solutions for these problematic behaviours.
1 - Sit/Down Stays with Distance and Distractions with a musical chairs game
2 - Parkour tricks
3 - Recall and Greetings
4 - Canine Good Neighbour and Loose Lease Walking
5 - Find It and Nose Work!
6 - Click to Calm! - GO TO YOUR MAT with a musical chairs game - Dec 15th at 2:30-3:30 at Canine Campus
Cost - $30
Requires understanding of commands such as sit, down, stay and recall.
Off-leash and handling exercises may be incorporated if your dog’s behavior and demeanor is friendly towards people and dogs. Classes with the musical chairs game is not ideal for dogs that are unfriendly towards other dogs.
TRICK TRAINING WORKSHOP with certified trick dog instructor Shona Gagnon
Tricks 101 (Everything you need to know to achieve your Novice Trick Dog Title)
This class is geared towards dogs who are new to marker training and dog tricks. Dogs at this level may have trouble focusing in the presence of other dogs. Goals for class is to increase your dogs confidence, and introduce them to 'learning in a group setting'. Most tricks taught at this level will be utilizing a food lure.
Tricks at this level include: sit, down, spin/twist, figure 8 through legs, cross paws, sit pretty, hold object in mouth, roll over, bow
At the end of this class, you will have a clear idea of exactly what you need to work on with your pup in order to test for a trick title (if you choose to). Instruction for the process of applying for a trick title will be covered during the seminar. There is a fee of 27$ that is paid directly to DMWYD for each title granted.
Cost - $45
January 26th from 9 - 10:30am at Canine Campus. *1 spot available
Tricks 102 (Beyond the Basics)
This class is for dogs who are familiar with clicker training and can comfortably work in the presence of other dogs. Dogs at this level know a few tricks and/or have a Novice Trick Dog Title. Pups in this class are ready to be challenged with more complex behaviour chains (such as 'roll yourself in a blanket').
Tricks at this level include: catching and holding an item, crawl, put toys away in basket, pivot work, play dead, take socks off and retrieving shoes.
Cost - $45
January 26th from 11am - 12:30pm at Canine Campus. *Full Pending confirmation
Coming soon in 2020: Tricks with props and targets, Trick proofing ( adding distance, duration and distractions) and Tricks for Instagram