A workshop will use games or obstacle courses 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 goals.
Workshops can teach you 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 - Click to Calm! - GO TO YOUR MAT with a musical chairs game -
2 - Parkour tricks
3 - Recall and Greetings - COME and SIT
4 - Loose Lease Walking to work on CGN or Therapy Evaluations.
Location: Canine Campus
Cost - $30 for each workshop
Requires understanding of cues such as sit, down, release and recall. Ideal for Basic Manners Students
Off-leash and handling exercises may be incorporated if your dog’s behavior and demeanor is friendly towards people and dogs.
Some workshops require a clicker. All workshops require the liberal use of food/treats. Water will be provided.
Workshops with the musical chairs game is not ideal for dogs that are unfriendly towards other dogs.
Flat collar, martingale collar, front-clip harness or haltie and a 6 foot leash without poo bags attached. Prong, shock collars or flex-leads are not allowed.