According to a new study, both domesticated dogs and one species of wild dog do a better job than human beings and chimpanzees of ignoring bad instructions and eliminating unnecessary steps when trying to solve a problem. It’s a difference that says a lot about the social order of all of the species.
Dogs are more efficient learners than you think. In this seminar you will learn how dogs think, how to train them knowing this and what skills they actually need to live actively and easily in our human world.
Foundational skills are the fundamental, portable skills that are essential to conveying and receiving information that is critical to training and real world success. These skills are fundamental in that they serve as a basis—the foundation—for supporting additional behaviors/tasks and learning. They are portable because, rather than being task specific, they can be applied at some level across a wide variety of behaviors.
This class is agility with a twist. The agility is done over, under, and through some of the most challenging and environmentally distracting objects we can muster up. This is a safe confidence-builder for any dog. This fun and exciting class is a practical alternative to conventional agility and a great way to prep your competitive agility dog. You won’t believe what your dog is capable of until you try! All breeds and all ages welcome!
Everyone and every dog deserves to be fit and healthy without risk of injury. You can achieve your agility and obedience training goals and increase the bond with your dog at the same time. Go beyond the hamster wheels of typical agility or obedience training. Train your dog to climb stairs, ladders, and ropes; go up and down slides, walls, and tables; be fearless and confident in the face of any obstacle.
Urban Agility is a fun way to exercise your dog using everyday objects, structural components, and park furniture for agility and sport. Mental stimulation is so important for every dog, so you will learn how to use items you come across every day to make walks more fun for both you and your dog. You don’t need access to expensive agility equipment for you and your dog to have fun!
Think of urban agility as a gym membership for you and your dog. Tons of fun and a great bunch of people. It is a non-competitive physical activity in which you and your dog are expected to overcome obstacles by adapting movements to the environment in the most efficient way possible.
This is a lifestyle change for both you and your dog. Urban Agility will equip you with the tools you need to achieve your training goals with your dog.Whether you are working with your dog for your and his health, or training for a big challenge, Urban Agility will help motivate and inspire you to continue.
6 WEEK CLASS TO TEACH A DOG WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY SMELL, SEE OR HEAR A RATTLESNAKE OR SONORAN DESERT TOAD
This class uses your dog’s intelligence, his fantastic nose, and his ability to navigate the environment via that nose. Your dog will learn self-control when investigating new or interesting things, impulse control when movement catches his attention and kicks in the need to chase, the understanding of what to do when encountering a specific scent, sight, and/or sound, and how to alert any humans to the presence of a dangerous animal.
Snake avoidance is purely about teaching a dog that the sight, smell or sound of a rattlesnake is to be avoided. This is no different than teaching a dog not to cross the street without our approval, rush the open front door, beg at the table or poop in the house. It’s also a lot easier then teaching a dog to alert someone to an impending seizure or a dangerous drop in blood sugar levels.
Teach your dog self control in all situations
Self control, distraction training, scent training and actually consulting your dog's understaning of what to do when seeing, hearing or smelling a snake.
Play simple games that teach your dog what to do when it senses a snake. These games are easy, require very little learning for the human or the dog, and pack quite a training punch !
Puppies are cute, energetic, crazy and adorable. One minute you can pick them up and cuddle and the next all they want is to race around. We all need to remember that puppies are babies and like human babies, they need a lot of sleep and will often fall asleep on your lap, in the laundry basket or between your favorite pillows.
But who can resist the faces of those adorable puppies?
Puppies can be a handful, chew on your furniture and steal your shoes. Like a child, a puppy will need positive parenting and guidance. They need to feel secure in their new environment and know that the humans will help them and provide for them.
Puppies will try everything they can think of to get what they want. When they find something that works, they will continue to use it, but it may not be something you like. Teach your puppy what behaviors you want that will still get him what he wants. Show your puppy that what you want is what he really wants too and that you know where all the best things in life are.
In the past, working with puppies was pretty much confined to house training and maybe a few tricks, sit and possibly down. But real training didn't start until a puppy was about six months old. Things have changed over the last couple of decades and puppies are learning all about life from the moment they are adopted. Some breeders are even instituting enrichment activites and learning opportunities to puppies as young as 3 weeks old. All this being geared to teaching a puppy about the human environment in order to prevent fear and/or aggression later in life.
Obedience behaviors of sit, down, stand, heel, come and stay are taught using games and reward based training. Using these methods, puppies are like sponges and learn things truly fast.