This video covers the most important foundation behaviors and exercises to train your hunting dog in order to build your relationship and gain reliability around prey. The tutorials will cover exercises to lower arousal and stress, build attention, proof important behaviors, and teach impulse control. These techniques are not only useful for those who have hunting breeds and never want them to hunt, but also for people who do want to hunt with their dog, but would like their dog to have an off switch from hunting. However, this video will not cover how to teach a dog to hunt, only how to get reliability of behaviors around prey. Emily came up with the idea to make this video while training her two rescued hunting dogs. Trisch, her Podenco was one of the most stressed and excitable dogs she had ever seen around prey. She would literally make herself sick after seeing an animal on leash, or pursuing an animal off leash. After lunging, barking, and screaming madly or simply seeing an animal, her eyes would get bloodshot, her ears would go bright red, and she would have allergies for the next 3 days, scratching herself until she bled and being in a high state of arousal. Emily knew she had to put a stop to this, not only for her own piece of mind, but for Trisch's well-being and happiness too.
Presentation by: Emily Larlham
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Emily Larlham combines her artistic background and training skills to come up with creative, fast and reliable ways to solve problem behaviors as well as train complex behaviors and tricks. She created the term Progressive Reinforcement Training to describe a non-violent way of training animals that involves no forms of physical or psychological intimidation. Emily has led seminars in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia on Progressive Reinforcement Training. She is also known for posting free dog training videos on youtube under the name ‘kikopup’, with the desire that everyone should have access to information on how to train dogs in the most humane and ethical manner.
This video qualifies for 2 trainer CEUs