by Michele Pouliot
Canine Musical Freestyle is fun and entertaining sport that creates a performance set to music using a variety of trick behaviors. Michele Pouliot is internationally known for being a top competitor in freestyle and for using innovative trick behaviors in her entertaining routines. In this seminar presentation, Michele teaches beyond basic tricks and shares her secrets to training behaviors that have the flexibility to be used in a variety of ways in performance. Michele provides the steps to training trick behaviors, from the starting point to the finished trick behavior. Learn Trick Training from one of the best canine freestylers in the world.
“Michele is more than an outstanding trainer; she's one of my favorite teachers. Her incredible depth of experience and knowledge, along with her unfailing kindness and humor, make her workshops among the best in the world.” - Kathy Sdao, Associate CAAB
About the Presenter:
Michele Pouliot has been a professional guide dog instructor with the largest US guide dog school serving the blind since 1974. Before entering the guide dog field, she was a professional in the field of horse training, mentoring under Linda Tellington Jones. Throughout her 40+ years of dog training, Michele has presented scores of seminars across North America and abroad. She is a regular speaker at Karen Pryor Clicker Training’s ClickerExpo Conference. Michele is responsible for bringing science-based clicker training to guide dog training and promoting the expansion of clicker training internationally within the guide dog field. In her “hobby world,” Michele has actively competed in both horse and dog sports since 1970. Michele’s passion for teaching and her love of dogs are recognizable in her presentations, one of the many reasons she was honored as 2011 Trainer of the Year by the World Canine Freestyle Organization. Michele is sought-after for her seminars and workshops due to her clarity of instruction and her entertaining presentation style.