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Title: Motivation - AdvancedTechniques for Learning Motivation and Drive

When: 08/19/2013 at 10:00 to 08/23/2013 at 17:00

Where: The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:7.5CBCC-KSA Knowledge:5
CPDT-KSA Skills:13.5CBCC-KSA Skills:12


All reward based training is built on the creation of productive levels of motivation, and our training is only as good as our dogs desire for the reward. We cover proper play techniques in several of our classes, but have found that people really want to focus on improving this aspect of their training… and it isn’t all that easy. In this course we will cover “making the reward an event,” using restraint to build drive/motivation, proper play techniques (tugging and retrieving games), individual play styles, the use of “food as a toy,” and channeling a dogs energy during development. How do we develop useful obsessions while avoiding unproductive ones? When is “bite work” useful to build motivation for play, and for what type of dog? How do we maintain passion for play without getting bit? What dogs benefit from social isolation and why? How do we promote balance between motivation and manners? This course is a must for those interested in reward based training.

Sponsor: The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

Speaker(s): **Michael Ellis

Contact: Michael Ellis


The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers
499 Edison Ct A2

Fairfield, CA 94533
United States