Instructor: Julie Daniels
BABY GENIUS, by Julie Daniels
NOTE: There will be no refunds in this class (see last paragraph).
Raising a puppy is the lucky job we get to enjoy only once in a while! The time goes so quickly, and when the time is up the opportunity to play the baby games with the clean slate is gone!
The Gold spots in this class will be open to puppies from 3 months to 9 months of age by February 1. Silver and Bronze spots can benefit any dog!
Take this class if you have a baby or if you think you might get a baby this year. Give this class as a gift to your friend who is getting a baby. Take this class to get new games to play with your older dog or your fearful dog or your rescue, any dog who can benefit from baby steps. We will be playing games and building concepts related to a lifelong rewarding relationship between you and your special puppy. We will help our puppies meet the big world with Confidence and Empowerment and Curiosity and the expectation of FUN!
This class will help your dog meet challenges with an open mind and a brain that wants to engage. When your dog of any age learns to expect that new things will be FUN, you have a brilliant head start on any sport you want to play and any problem you want to solve. You will create a problem-solver who not only expects to win but also expects to enjoy himself.
We will be teaching many things that all dogs need, like impulse control, mat work, and interactive play, cueing arousal states, and putting your own collar on, recalls and crate manners, etc. And we will also teach concepts that benefit all performance dogs, like steering, listening in motion, balance and coordination, pick-up cues, recalls, find me, work with me, and play with me.
This class is a great winter project for building a sturdy foundation with your puppy or older dog. It is also a great class for small spaces. We do not need to travel and we do not need to own fancy equipment. Creativity is the best way to generalize concepts, and we will be very creative!
If you want a class which will help you enjoy your puppy immensely as you make him smart, resourceful, and engaged with you, then this is your class!
FDSA Note: For those who are unaware, the instructor for this class, Julie Daniels, is aggressively fighting Stage 4 cancer. At the same time, she continues to work and share her knowledge of "all things dog" through her classes here at FDSA, and for that we are extremely grateful.
Before enrolling in this class, please note that there are no refunds under any circumstances even if due to instructor illness. Please also know that every penny of your enrollment fee goes directly to Julie, so if you enroll at bronze for $65, then Julie will receive that $65 to assist with her significant, medical expenses. FDSA and Julie are extremely grateful for your support and understanding at this time.
Registration will begin at 10:00am PST.
There are no scheduled sessions for this class at this time. We update our schedule frequently, so please subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.
Enrollment limits: 10 gold, 10 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level class, you can sign up any time during the registration period.
Recall Games – Name is Powerful
Zen Game of Face
Mat Work – Love the Mat
Name Discrimination – Treats in Turn
Crate Dates without Coercion
Separation Game – I'm Right Here
Mat Work – Seek the Mat
Recall Explosions – GO!
Affection and Touch
Come and Get It Game
Separation Game – I'll Be Right Back
Mat Work – Own the Mat
Impulse Control – When to GO!
Handler's Face Game – Which Side?
Games for Noise
Taking Turns – Last One Wins
Mat Work – Send to Mat
Wanna Trade Game
Perch Work – Front End Awareness
Games for Balance
Put Your Own Collar On
Mat Work – Take It on the Road
Games for Relationship
Play With Your Food!
Ladder Work – Hind End Awareness
Intro to Cookie Jars
Cookie Jar Games for Babies
Tug Games and Manners
Puppy Puzzles and Snuffle Mats
Advanced Impulse Control Games
Find Your Person
Cueing Arousal States with Mat, Food, Toys, Touch, and Play
Prerequisites and Equipment
Gold spots in this course are open to puppies age 3 months to 9 months as of February 1. I am happy to say that there is not one single prerequisite for this class. And no special equipment is needed. A perfect winter project, and small-space friendly as well. Come one, come all.