This class is the 3rd in a series of 3 (possibly 4) We've taught the foundations, both moving and stationary, and now is the time to put them all together!
Next session starts: October 1, 2017Registration starts: September 22, 2017Registration ends: October 15, 2017
left about turns (IPO and Rally)
right about turns
halts after duration
change of pace
placement of reward
Prerequisites and Equipment
OB460: Shaping a Flashy and Confident Heel-Foundations
OB 462: Shaping a Flashy and Confident Heel- Moving Foundations
FE130 Toys: Developing Cooperation and Play
If you have not taken those listed courses, working spot handlers are expected to have all the skills in the OB460 class syllabus on verbal cue, and off a lure. Offered straight forward heeling by the dog is also a must.
If you want to use toys for reinforcement (highly recommended!), then you are expected to have an offered "out" (drop at feet or deliver to hand) from your dog, with no prompting or conflict, and a knowledge of how to listen to your dog's opinion about the training sessions's rate of reinforcement.
Dogs are expected to have high motivation for treats and/or toys and a working knowledge of how to push their handlers for "work" .