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OB245: Obedience Skillbuilding 3 and 4

Instructor: Hannah Branigan

Course Details

This class is a combination of the original skillbuilding 3 and 4 classes. We will continue to work on building complex exercises needed for the ring. We will also be putting the skills together and getting them ready for prime time! We'll be using the skills from the first two classes in this series.

We will continue to work on building complex exercises needed for the ring. We will also be putting the skills together and getting them ready for prime time! We'll be using the skills from the first two classes in this series.

The specific behaviors we'll be working on include:

  • Final chaining behaviors to form finished exercises
  • Finishing Retrieve - Wait for the cue, Retrieve over the High Jump
  • Pivots for Scent Discrimination and Directed Retrieve
  • Basic proofing games that can be done alone or with a helper

AND

  • Adding formality and polish to the exercises
  • Sequencing exercises for ring performance
  • Delaying reinforcement to the end of the chain
  • Proofing for robust performance behaviors
  • Troubleshooting common problems

This class is a bit different from some of our other offerings. Instead of receiving weekly lessons, we'll give you the instructions for getting started on all of the exercises from the beginning. You can choose to work on all of the skills, or just pick which ones you are most interested in. This class can be repeated as many times as necessary until you feel that you have mastered the skills to your satisfaction.