by Leslie McDevitt
Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed® program is designed to teach dogs and puppies how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in stimulating and stressful situations. Instead of using up their energy by getting distracted, excited, or worried about the things going on around them, dogs and puppies learn how to use their energy for focusing on you and the task at hand.
Rather than using traditional attention and control techniques that often fail in highly charged performance situations, Control Unleashed® uses a creative and sensible series of training games that can be customized to the needs of each particular dog. The Control Unleashed® program also stresses the importance of balancing attention and control work with letting your dog “be a dog.”
This 4-disc DVD set is intended to be used as a companion to the training information and instructions contained in the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog. It contains portions of a two-day foundation seminar where Leslie McDevitt works with dogs training in one or more dog sports. These dogs are:
The DVD includes demonstrations for teaching the Look at That! game, mat work, reorienting points, the Whiplash Turn game, Leave It, box work, and more. Learn about reading dogs, building focus, changing attitudes, customizing the Control Unleashed® approach for different dogs, and dealing with real life situations.