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Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports

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Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports (rent part 1 of 3)
Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports (rent part 2 of 3)
Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports (rent part 3 of 3)

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Michele Pouliot - filmed 2012 - this DVD qualifies for 8 trainer CCPDT CEUs

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Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports

Presented by: Michele Pouliot

DVD- 3 disc set plus 1 CD-Rom with handouts

Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports DVD set by Michele Pouliot is a full day seminar that will increase your dog’s precision and prepare for top performances in fun and positive ways.  You will learn how to:

  • Use platforms to take clicker training a step further for training positions and behaviors.
  • Prepare your dog to enjoy performing by establishing behavior chains.
  • Effectively plan performance cues to help your dog perform in different venues.
Michele uses lecture and power point for training specifics, but spends a lot of time with the working dog classes in the use of platforms in training. She uses her own dogs to demonstrate techniques using a platform.  In the live classes, Michele critiques training and gives helpful advice to the trainers in achieving their goals.  Platform training is covered A-Z and teaches you how to obtain the positions and behaviors that you desire.
“Michele Pouliot is one of my training heroes. She combines a ridiculous amount of practical expertise with a thorough and engaging teaching style. Plus, her many video clips are clear, relevant and inspiring. Every time I watch her teach, I learn something new.”
Kathy Sdao

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Good but Not Great Review by Helaine
I learned a lot from this DVD but not what was advertised.There was not a whole lot about the use of the platform beyond basics of getting the dog on the platform and doing an about face. (Posted on 11/17/13)

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Type DVD universal format
Run Time 5 hrs 48 mins
Presenter Michele Pouliot
Publisher Tawzer Dog LLC
Copyright © 2012, Tawzer Dog LLC
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About The Presenter (BIO)

Over her 40+ years of dog training, Michele has presented scores of seminars across North America and abroad. She has been responsible for bringing science based Clicker Training to guide dog training and promoting the expansion of Clicker Training internationally within the guide dog field.

In her “hobby world”, Michele has actively competed in both horse and dog sports since 1970. In competitive obedience, she has completed 3 OTCHs on Labradors and retired her first English Springer spaniel only 7 points shy of his OTCH. For clients, Michele has attained numerous obedience and agility titles on Great Danes and English Springer Spaniels. With clients’ dogs, she qualified a Great Dane for the National Gaines Obedience Championships and won the National High Scoring English Springer award.

Since 2006, Michele has been involved in the sport of canine musical freestyle with English Springer spaniel, “Cabo”, Australian Shepherd, “Listo” and Springer spaniel “Deja Vu”. She thoroughly enjoys this artistic sport that combines the precision of obedience with trick behaviors and challenges her creative side through music and choreography. In her 5 years in the sport, Michele has won 4 international competitions and attained 5 Championship Titles. In 2008 she received the first scores of double 10’s (perfect scores) for Technical and Artistic in one routine in WCFO’s Championship division. She repeated this accomplishment at the 2009 International competition where all 3 judges awarded double 10’s to her freestyle routine. To date Michele and “Listo” have earned ‘double 10’ scores a total of 10 times. Michele thoroughly enjoys the ongoing challenges in the sport of canine freestyle and the use of Clicker Training to achieve innovative and entertaining routines.

In 2007, Karen Pryor invited Michele to join her renowned faculty for Clicker Expo Conferences. At Clicker Expo, Michele presents on the application of clicker techniques for a variety of dog sports, general training, and for the training of guide dogs for the blind. Karen Pryor and Michele collaborated on the development of Michele’s online freestyle course which is available through Karen Pryor Academy. http://www.karenpryoracademy.com/catalog

Michele’s passion for teaching and her love of dogs is distinctive in her presentations, one of the many reasons she was honored as 2011 Trainer of the Year by the World Canine Freestyle Organization. She is sought after for her seminars and workshops due to her clarity of instruction along with her entertaining style of presenting. Michele’s website: cdf-freestyle.com

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