Following is a sample of my work and training techniques.
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A strong relationship with your dog is reflected with a pup that is focused on you, responsive to your requests, and is highly motivated to work with you, even in the presence of distractions. Interactive games helps to develop those skills and it is based on how dogs naturally play with others. Tug and chase games tap into the dogs natural instincts and drive. Here is an example of using a Flirt Toy to increase the dog's focus on the handler, strengthening the bond between the dog and handler. This is used after a foundation on how to play the game of tug is established and learning the rules of play.
Captivate your Dog
For dog's to learn from you, they need to develop the ability to focus on you. But most importantly, you need to learn how to captivate your dog's attention to help them sustain proloned attentiveness.
We do this by;
Developing a communication system that lets them know they got it right
Providing activities that are rewarding for the dog
Reinforcing behaviors we are looking for
Creating events that are highly rewarding for the dog
Make training FUN! and engaging
Charging the Mark
Luring, Shaping, Capturing
Creating a Mini-Event
Marking a Behavior
Rules and Boundaries
Games with Food
Games with Tug
Games wtih Toy
Designing a Training Session
Introducing a Behavior
Using a Word Cue
Reinforcing a Behavior
The Three D's
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Rules of Play
1) Dog plays with intensity and joy
2) Dog releases toy when asked
3) Dog re-engages with play
4) Dog is not out of control