Problem Solving Workshop:
From our observation, the average owner or trainer spends most of their time fighting long term unwanted behaviours. Some of these behaviour can be traced to your dogs genetic predisposition, however for the most part they are learnt behaviours that have been reinforced time after time. In other words they are training problems that may have been taught.
It is these unwanted behaviours whether in it be in a show, competitive training or simply at home that many tricks, gimmicks or pure frustration seems to spring into existance. These methods in general do not correct the problems but merely mask them.
In addition these quick fix solutions only add to the problems in training. Once the undesirable behaviours have developed, training is never as simple as it could have been.
At this point a very promising young dog has become nothing but a horror to live with.
- When did it all start?
- Was it as early as the first sit command?
Besides the fact that the dog will learn what behaviour to perform when it hears the word “Sit” it simultaneously learns how to learn, (Classical Conditioning – Feeling). This is where foundation training begins. What the dog has learnt during its foundation training will have a lasting effect in its performance, for better or worse. During stress or problem solving the dog will always attempt to access its foundation training as a point of reference. It is at this point in time where the dog and trainer learn to speak the same language or not!
This critical stage of training requires firsthand knowledge or animal learning, patience and numerous consistently taught lessons.
Whether you are a competitor in ANKC, IPO or tracking, increasing your current skill level is always and advantage. Perhaps there are specific problems that you may be experiencing that may be preventing you from winning or you simply want to know more, then this workshop is aimed at helping you gain a thorough understanding of what is potentially missing and what’s possible.
A description of your problems you are facing is required in advance to be addressed in the workshop.
All Participants receive a certificate of completion.
2 Days: 9am to 5pm Saturday – Sunday