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 3-disc DVD set contains real-life demonstrations of Leslie working with private students on some of the games from the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog. For example, Lucy’s owner dropped out of agility class because the dog, a terrier, was extremely distracted with other dogs around. Lucy has done all of the foundation CU work and Leslie now introduces Lucy to advanced-level Parallel Games that include agility obstacles.
Please note that this DVD is designed to be used as a companion to the book, and demonstrates training games that are fully explained in the book.
About the author:
Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.