Instructor: Mariah Hinds
Can your dog spy a cookie on the floor 60 feet away? Does your dog do whatever it takes to get to that cookie? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to put a treat in a bowl, walk away and see your dog cooperate with you to earn that treat? It’s possible! This class will go over teaching your dog to cooperate with you in order to earn the treat even when the cookie is right under their nose or on their paws or laying out in the open. Teams will get to practice lots of fun versions of these games: walking past cookies on the floor, zen bowl, rolling food to the dog, and adding duration and distance to our cooperation games.
We will go over adding distance, duration and out of sight to leaving food alone on the countertops or in the trash cans. We will also go over teaching the dog to wait to be released to zen bowls, walking past food distractions on or off leash and cooperating with you instead of diving for the rewards when we roll food towards them.
Join us for the fun and teach your dog to cooperate with you to earn that cookie!
Whether your dog is brand new to impulse control with food or has some experience with impulse control with food, we can find a challenge level that is achievable and challenging for your dog!
*If you want to take the class "Proof Positive: Adding Distractions", this class is a recommended prerequisite.
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Registration will begin at 9:30 AM Pacific Time.
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Enrollment limits: Gold: 12 students, Silver: 15 students, Bronze: unlimited.
Silver level for this class is offered as "Working Silver". In addition to asking GENERAL clarification questions about the class lecture materials, silver students will now have the opportunity to submit two short videos, one minute each, for critique and review. You may submit two questions. Each question MUST have a one minute video attached so the instructor can actually answer a question that they can see. The question must relate to a topic in the class and the video must be a demo of the question. Please see the discussion forum for a detailed explanation - feel free to sign up at bronze, read the explanation, and then come back here to upgrade to silver if that interests you, and if space is available.
If you are interested in a bronze level subscription, you can sign up at any time during the registration period.
This class is a prerequisite for Proof Positive: Adding Distractions.
You will need food and more food. In week 2, it's best to have a variety of food items that can be held in your hand. In week 6, it'll be beneficial to have a variety of food items that can be spread out on the floor.