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FF220: Tricks for the Thinking Canine

Instructor: Sara Brueske

Course Details

SORRY, THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE APRIL 2018 SESSION.   IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED LATER THIS YEAR.

 This class is designed to get your dog thinking by teaching fun tricks that you'll both enjoy.  Training tricks isn't just about showing off during parties anymore, it's about teaching your dog how to learn, keeping them active, exercising their brains as well as giving them body awareness. You can even get titles for performing tricks now through the AKC! 

The class format will be structured into 6 separate skills each week. These skills will be the foundation for different tricks of which samples are provided. However, tricks are all about creativity! So you get to choose your own creative spin on your trick for each skill, or you can train one of the example tricks. For example, week three's skill is "mouth targeting" with the example behaviors of "pull" and "put this thing in that thing". It's up to you whether you train one of those tricks or you come up with your own trick with the skill of mouth targeting!

The behaviors in this class will be taught via shaping and via luring, depending on the behavior. I will show both methods for as many of the tricks as I can.