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Title: Play Your way to Powerful Obedience

When: 08/10/2013 at 09:00 to 08/11/2013 at 05:00

Where: Southtowns Dog Training Club


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:5CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:12CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Shade Whitesel Seminar Description In her 2-3 day seminars, Shade shares the positive reinforcement method that provides her such success with her dogs on the trial field. She believes that positive training depends on setting the dog up for success and teaching them what to do, splitting down behaviors as much as possible if necessary. In the seminar, Shade explains how and why to use marker words, (clicker or YES, which do I use???) correct timing to teach verbal cues and fade lures, and the importance of consistency and clarity of those cues. She also describes the difference between luring, capturing and shaping behaviors and how all techniques can help you teach your sport dog to reach his/her potential. Most dog sports want precision and speed, whether in obedience, agility or bite sports. Shade likes to teach the handler how to channel the dog's excitement towards prey/play into games that are beneficial for obedience and protection, while also communicating to the dog self control within those games. Chasing cats and being frustrated around other dogs are not useful behaviors for our sports. Chasing a ball (and bringing it back to you!), and channeling frustration towards barking at and striking a tug can be very valuable! In order to make good choices later on in protection and obedience, the dog needs to learn to play with toys that the handler wants them to play with, to switch between food, ball and tug, and to learn the power of his/her choice brings good things from the handler, the helper and the environment. Shade also explains how to train behaviors in a lower arousal state for the dog, which is incredibly helpful for imprinting the game of bite-work and for problem solving. Saturday: lecture in the am, work half the dogs, lunch, lecture in the afternoon, work other half of the dogs, closing lecture Sunday, 2 slots per working dogs, problem solving

Sponsor: Southtowns Dog Training Club

Speaker(s): Shade Whitesel

Contact: Lori Coventry
 Phone: 716-947-9052


Southtowns Dog Training Club
81 Buffalo Street

Hamburg, NY 14075
United States