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Title: A Weekend with Ward - Competitive Obedience Seminar

When: 08/23/2014 at 09:00 to 08/24/2014 at 17:00

Where: DogStar Activity Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:2CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:7.5CBCC-KSA Skills:0


Dr. Ward Faulkner's First New England Seminar SEMINAR TOPICS: • Training from the puppy through to the OTCH • How dogs learn – through associations, consequences, and reinforcement • How to apply the learning processes in training for competition obedience • Using play training to create a positive attitude in your dog • Setting a “want to” rather than a “have to” attitude in your dog • Heeling, recalls, scent work, signals, and go outs • Training exercises in all areas of competitive obedience ABOUT WARD AND ZOOM: Ward and GMOTCh. Am. OTCH Spirit’s Zim Zam Zoom UDX3 have achieved: • inner of 2011 and 2012 AKC National Obedience   nvitational • ver 300 High inTrials • 9 perfect 200’s – most ever recorded in Canadian   bedience trialing • stablished a record for 17 perfect 200’s in a single year • laced in Canada’s Top Ten Obedience Dogs for past six   ears, including 2008 ranking as #1 Examples of What You Will Learn: • How dogs learn with particular emphasis on types of reinforcement, establishment of criteria, chaining of events, back-chaining, cues and types of cues, the importance of timing, and the building of trust through the use of promised reward rather than a threat. • How to play with a dog without food or toys – so the activity of the handler becomes the ultimate reward. • Formal and informal attention training techniques and why attention is so important. • Components of heeling, including: for the dog - driving releases, circle right, circles left, side-passing, backing-up and rear-end control; and, for the handler, establishing rhythm, size of steps, normal pace and pace changes, turns, halts and alternative footwork that can be used on turns. • Use of flexi as a training tool. • Use of the opposition reflex in training specific exercies, e.g., stationeries, heeling, go-outs, and retrieves. • The scent discrimination game. • Recalls and recall corrections. • Techniques for getting straight fronts and f

Sponsor: DogStar Activity Center

Speaker(s): Dr. Ward Faulkner

Contact: Julie Rembrandt Seeley
 Phone: 978-429-8396


DogStar Activity Center
310B School Street

Acton, MA 01720
United States