GAMES WORKSHOP 

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 day 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.

Day 1 - Sit/Down Stays with Distance and Distractions with a musical chairs game

Day 2 - Parkour tricks 

Day 3 - Recall and Greetings

Day 4 - Canine Good Neighbour and Loose Lease Walking 

Day 5 - Find It and Nose Work! 

Day 6 - Click to Calm! - GO TO YOUR MAT with a musical chairs game

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. 

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