Our training often centres around the key elements of reinforcement and providing the rewards suitable for the dog, for the behaviour and for the future.
To ensure our rewards are complimentary and do not put the dog into conflict we need a library of opportunities that not only maintain and strengthen the behaviour but build desire, the right type of anticipation and enquiry from the dog.
This needs imagination and creativity. It needs a long term plan, it needs to be thoughtful and sometimes unexpected.
We can deliver in different patterns, where the distance, speed and pace of the delivery changes the anticipation of the dog. We can deliver remotely separating ourselves from being food dispensers. We can deliver with social activities, with play, with predatory engagement.
All these types of delivery benefit from practise, an understanding of the details involved, and application appropriate to the behaviour, the environment and the future.
We shall look at the finer points of table service, shopping (at Waitrose of course), chasers, catchers and wine merchants.
Participating with your dog
Participants for this weekend should be Training Geeks – happy to think and talk about training even when they are not training. Dogs suitable for participating should have experience of shaping and building behaviours with markers and frequent, high level reinforcement, and be comfortable working in room with other dogs. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Learning by Watching
You may attend as a spectator and your dog may attend if it is comfortable resting in the car during the workshop. You are likely to learn just as much as participants without the anxieties of participating. Use the coupon code “watch” at the checkout for a 40% spectator discount.
EARLY BIRD booking for participants BEFORE Apr 12 £140, after £160.