6-disc DVD set
9 hours 39 minutes
This hands-on dog training workshop, presented by Kathy Sdao of Ahimsa Dog Training of Seattle, WA, in June, 2008, combines lecture, video examples, and several exercises with owners and dogs. Kathy walks you through the steps to build strong and meaningful cues in this continuing education seminar.
Cueing for reliable dog training is the focus of this seminar for class instructors, dog trainers, and dog owners, all of whom want compliance. They want their dogs to respond to "commands" accurately and quickly. A dog's failure to respond instantly is often attributed to dominance, stupidity, or stubbornness. It is more likely that these mistakes result from the dog's confusion (or insufficient motivation); the dog doesn't know what the trainer wants because the cues are unfamiliar, inconsistent, or unclear.
In this training seminar, you will learn to improve the process by which you choose, add, change, and maintain cues in animals you train. By training skillfully, you will be able to minimize the amount of static in the signals you send your dog, providing a clearer channel of communication.
An understanding of behavioral cues will also pave the way for the creation of conceptual cues that go beyond eliciting simple movements. Your dog can understand more than you might think, and this seminar will help you teach these advanced skills!