This class is about playing and having fun, but it is also the core of what dog training is all about. Throughout the series of fun games we will work on engagement and focus, develop your dog’s drives and passions, learn about how to reward efficiently and how to choose the most appropriate training method for each of the new skills you want your dog to master. We will talk about how different emotions can affect your dog’s performance and learning ability and what you can do to change it.
Class is full of ideas for indoor and outdoor games, and you can use them any way you want – no matter if you are just looking for ways to have fun with your dog, keep him busy or lay a strong foundation for just about any kind of sport activity. It is based on 20+ years of being a dog trainer and trying to understand why things don’t always go the way we want/expect them to. The better we understand why problems occur, the easier it becomes to find solutions or to avoid troubles in the first place. And most importantly – this class is a reminder of how important it is to have fun with your dog!
It is perfect for dogs that lack focus, speed and motivation, struggle to connect with you or cope with distractions. It is also a great help raising a puppy and laying down strong foundation for any kind of future activities.
The class has 6 topics spread over 12 weeks. You can join us as a participant or a silent auditor. The participants get to post their training videos and ask questions. Silent auditors don’t get to participate in discussions or post their own videos, but they can observe everything that goes on in the playroom. Both participants and auditors get permanent access to the contents and discussions.
All you need for this class is a couple of minutes per day, few toys and a good spirit. We will also be using some basic fitness equipment, but nothing so fancy that can’t be improvised at home.
Participate in discussions.