Instructor: Mariah Hinds
Is your dog reliable and fluent with their verbal cues? We will be practicing fun fluency games to build your dog’s reliability with cues. We will work on opposite cues and similar sounding cues to build fluency. We will also do some fun games to build reliability in new situations and in new environments. We will be focusing on errorless learning with our fluency games.
Simon says class will also go over cue clarity and how to put a behavior on cue. Putting a behavior on cue whether it was lured, shaped or captured and getting a behavior on a verbal cue and off of a hand signal or body motion will be included in class. We will go over how to change a cue, such as changing a cue from a verbal to a signal or from one verbal cue to a different cue. We will take a look at the mechanics of your cue or signal and make sure that the dog thinks the cue is what we intend the cue to be.
Gold students can choose which cues or tricks they want to build reliability and fluency with and they are not limited to the skills covered in the class.