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Title: Obedience Intensive

When: 07/15/2013 at 10:00 to 07/26/2013 at 17:00

Where: The Michael Ellis School forDog Trainers


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:-1.5CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:22.5CBCC-KSA Skills:0


This course is a great stepping off point for anyone interested in our school, and for anyone who is a trainer or who wants to be one. It is a prerequisite for many of our other courses. It details all the fundamentals of our approach to obedience and the dog/handler relationship, and helps the trainer build the “toolbox” he/she will use throughout the training process. This course thoroughly covers classical and operant conditioning, our reward based teaching systems, the use of verbal markers for communication, as well as building behavior through luring, spatial pressure, “leash pressure,” and shaping. We discuss the thoughtful introduction of aversives, and the emphasis is on the creation of motivation in your dog through productive play. There will be both a lecture/theory portion, covering the science of the training, and a practical portion, that puts the theory into play. There are no prerequisites for this class. Students must bring a dog for the practical phase.

Sponsor: The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

Speaker(s): **Michael Ellis, Lindsay Sommer

Contact: Michael Ellis


The Michael Ellis School forDog Trainers
499 Edison Court
Fairfield, CA 94533
United States