Trick training provides physical and mental challenges for your dog but it also does much more. Trick training builds relationships by deepening communication pathways. It offers a way to bond with your dog as you strive toward common goals and delight in your successes. The trust and cooperative spirit developed through this process will last a lifetime. In the workshop you will learn the specific steps to teach over a dozen new dog tricks (spin, fetch, wipe your paws, shake hands, roll over, shell game, hoop jump, and more). More importantly, you will learn the tools and the strategies to teaching and correcting ANY behavior in your dog.
Topics covered include:
Timing: Marker training, clickers. “cue, action, reward”, brain plasticity, “hints”, upping the ante, regression, consistency. Technique: The 5 methods for eliciting a behavior (luring, modeling, mimicking, capturing, shaping), adduction, optimal verbal cues and hand signals. Motivation: Positive reinforcement, play training, jackpot, prey drive motivators, setting goals, keeping focus. Building: Chaining behaviors, optimal schedules of reinforcement, “praise, touch treat-in that order”, stress indicators, properly using eye contact.
Presentation by: Kyra Sundance
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Kyra Sundance is a dog trainer, performer, and author. Kyra and her Sundance Dog Team of Weimaraners perform live acrobatic shows, and have appeared at professional sports halftime shows, and on television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, ET, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet's Pet Star, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Disney’s Underdog stage show at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. Kyra and her dogs performed a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco. Before her performing career, Kyra was active in competitive dog sports, earning titles in Obedience, Agility, and Hunting. Kyra also works as a set trainer for dog actors on sets such as "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2" and "My Dog Ate What." Kyra is best known for her first book, "101 Dog Tricks" which has been translated into 15 languages.
This video qualifies for 1 behavior consultant CEUs