CPDT CEU’s – Pending
Are you a dog trainer that is looking for something new to offer your clients? Are you a dog owner that would like to participate in a fun dog sport and love to spend time with your dog? If so, then this is just the class for you.
Insider Secrets to Canine Freestyle will teach you the ins and outs of this wonderful dog sport. You will learn how and what tricks/behaviors to teach your dogs, learning games that make training FUN, how to develop new tricks, choreography ideas, music, putting mini-routines together, training tips, and so much more. This class has been divided up into 4-four week sessions. Take one session or take all four. Receive a FREE copy of “Insider Secrets to Canine Freestyle” ebook with the purchase of the 16-week class (all 4 sessions).You can sign up at any time as this is a go at your own pace type class. You will have 4 weeks to complete each session of the class.
Week 1: Positive Interrupter, Capturing your dogs attention, Capturing your dogs attention around distractions, Shaping using platforms or other objects, train luring, Using luring to train behaviors, and fading the lure.
Week 2: Building a bank of reinforcers, find what is valuable to your dog, play without toys or food, Build food as a reinforcer if the dog is toy motivated, Build a toy as a reinforcer if the dog is food motivated, learn an easy way to be unpredictable.
Week 3: Shaping training game, staying with distractions, front paw targeting and hind paw targeting.
Week 4: Train Back up, Back up at a distance, Crawling, and wide circles for fun.
Week 5: Heel work positions, default settle, side changes, and direction changes.
Week 6: Hand targeting, sustained hand targeting, moving your dog with your hand, train tricks using hand targeting, using target sticks to train behaviors and what can be used as a target stick?.
Week 7: Stationary poses, Release cues, Sit Pretty, and Bow
Week 8: Picking Music, finding the 8 count, working with a 32 count phrase, find your pace to music, find your dogs pace to music, and learn how to use ring space with the Canine Freestyle Pattern/Shape Game.
Week 9: 101 things to do with an Object, What can you do? Game, and rear end awareness on a book or platform.
Week 10: Design new tricks by combining two tricks together, creative tricks (dog rolls over as you jump over the dog, limp with the hind leg, and more), and work on creating your own combinations of putting two tricks together.
Week 11: Mirroring, Connecting, Contrasting, and practicing different ways to move with your dog.
Week 12: List Tricks/behaviors, Record keeping, Goal Setting, and Using the Premack Principle to ween off reinforcement.
Week 13: Creating Mini-Routines, Back-Chaining, and Back-Chaining your mini- routine.
Week 14: Using Props, tricks to train with props, and creating new tricks with props.
Week 15: Take a basic trick and give it your own style (jazz it up), practice a variety of leg weaves, work on moving dogs in a variety of way to create a new trick or something that is unique to your dog, and work on mini-routines.
Week 16: Work on Routines & Performances
Each Session: Working Spots: $60 / Auditing Spots: $40
All 4 Sessions: Working Spots $220 / Auditing Spots $140
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