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Something Simple

Where the focus is on supporting the dog as they learn good form in a simple move they will perform thousands of times in their lives. Bring good quality in movement and real enthusiasm to practise. 


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The FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE DOG resources are centred around the dog and the natural enthusiasm they can experience from the learning process. The benefits are in the choice of what we want them to learn and the way that learning is engineered.

The purpose of learning is to gain more and better rewards and with our guidance what they learn will be filled with confidence, competence and understanding.

A movement that the dog will perform thousands of times in their lives can benefit from a development of our skills to appreciate good form, observe the nuances that can have a significant and lifelong difference in their fitness and mobility.

A sit will never be “just a sit” ever again. You will be able to recognise their structure, develop sit-fitness, and notice your dog seeking the pleasures they gain from a move that feels good.

To suit all ages of dogs and anyone interested in learning the key skills that can benefit all that we aim to teach. You can apply these skills across all their learning and develop a repertoire of cues and signals that can be practised with real enthusiasm.

The book will take you through the process of:

~ teaching a movement that may appear to be simple but contains complex considerations.

~ engineering the learning for your dog that results in a movement with ease and power, fluency and skill in such a way that the movement itself will be carried out with great pleasure.

Your skills will develop alongside your dog:

~ adapting the step-by-step progress to suit your learner

~ precision communication that leaves the dog with no doubts

~ designing the environment to build wellness and power

~ learning the joy of practise

~ deepening the reward pleasure

This journey will benefit your relationship as you explore the learning side by side, where you learn with the dog and both find deep satisfaction in the experience.

The course will give you the instruction or point you to additional resources where needed. There may be specific equipment or recommended environments that will assist the learning.

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