Instructor: Julie Daniels
Welcome to the cool world of placement props!
Do you wish your dogs could be polite when you eat dinner? Do you want your dogs to enjoy taking turns in training? Are you interested in TEAM Foundations skills? This is perfect!
In this class we'll use mats, platforms, targets, and stations of various kinds. You'll be able to find, buy, or make placement props sized for your own dog. Even plastic shelving can become a platform, and even a canvas chair can be a station. It just depends what you want your dog to do with it.
First, we'll work with your chosen props to create attraction for them. Then we'll build value for assuming certain positions on them. We'll use shaping techniques and we'll play games designed to get behaviors without fuss or stress.
This is a new class, all about my favorite ways to teach tricky stuff. Simple things like patience in front of company. Complex things like "Go over there and do the thing I taught you on that prop, then come here and put yourself on this prop just so and look up at me with your cute face." Hard things like hurry up and wait. Frustrating things like "Wait here while all the fun things happen in front of you." And cool stuff like "Ready? It's your turn to GO!"
There are NO prerequisites for the class, but please check out the ideas for stations which I posted in the Prerequisites and Supplies tab.
This class makes difficult concepts feel easy and fun, all with the use of placement props.