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Class Description: What is Zen Focus? It is a class that combines two incredibly important and often overlooked concepts. As an experienced trainer and instructor you know that having a focused dog makes training so much easier. And you also know that a dog who understands the concept of zen (self-control) is so much more pleasant to live with. This workshop will give you a variety of fun beginner level exercises to introduce these concepts to your students. Learning Objectives: 1) To introduce the concept of focus to your students. 2) To introduce the concept of zen to your students. 3) To provide you with a variety of fun exercises that will help your students train these concepts. Class Syllabus I. What is focus and why does it matter? Focus vs. attention Trainer focus vs. task focus vs. environmental focus II. Focus exercises RFTs Offered focus Come and go game Two treats game III. What is zen? External control vs. self-control Building up our dog’s understanding of the concept IV. Zen exercises Closed hand zen Open hand zen Zen bowl Floor zen
Sponsor:Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Pet Professionals Program
Speaker(s):Deborah Jones, Ph.D.