April 8, 9 and 10 at PosiDog Canine Learning Center:
Friday, April 8 - Reliable Scentwork
Designed for those with working dogs in the Real World, this 1-day workshop will focus on building fluency and generalization in your scenting dog. Regardless of your dog’s target odor, skill level, method of training, reward type, or report behavior, this workshop will show you how to take things to the next level. You’ll learn how to assess six aspects of your dog’s fluency and generalization, and how to use the 80-20 Rule to systematically develop rock solid reliability.
Saturday, April 9 - Raising the BaR
This exciting hands-on with Steve and Jen White turns high performance training on its head to help you, the dog owner or trainer. Peak performance is not so much about the stuff a dog knows nearly as it is about the relationship between dog and human. Steve and Jen will show you how to build a joyful relationship with your dog. By analyzing video clips of work with attendees’ dogs you’ll see the value of systematically building fluency and generalization through six dimensions. You’ll also learn how to make better training decisions by “thin-slicing” the information dogs and their people give you. You’ll see how to mingle science and technique to produce an artfully trained dog who is a joy to live with.
Sunday, April 10 - No Problem
This workshop will explore canine body language and how the recognition of subtle changes in the dog can help to alter your training methods to achieve optimum performance. You’ll learn a five-step problem-solving model that works as well for enhancing desirable behaviors as it does for fixing problematic ones. You’ll find out how to avoid the two most common mistakes trainers make when solving behavior problems. Steve and Jen will outline a systematic approach to reading canine behavior as well as four ways to control the triggers that evoke problem behavior. This simple, effective, positive reinforcement-based approach will make problem-solving as easy as breathing.
I'm planning on going Saturday and Sunday, so please let me know if you want to meet me there!!!