This video gives step-by-step instruction on how to train a variety of fun games that will help build off-leash reliability. These games focus on teaching you how to get your dog’s attention and to maintain it, build your dog’s trust, come when called, and ultimately work with you off-leash. The games taught in this video are enjoyable creative ways to help you and your dog connect and bond. First, you will learn how to attain the behavior without distractions either on or off-leash. Second, you will learn how to increase criteria. Lastly, you will learn to proof behaviors by slowly adding distractions.
You will learn some exciting games in this video that you may never have used before. A few examples: the foot-touch recall, reward-with-a-trick recall, surprise-party recall, clip-on clip-off, environmental exploration of stationary and moving objects… and much more! You will learn how to train your dog to do amazing behaviors without force, without intimidation, and without nagging. The goal is for your dog to love working with you and enjoy learning. The exercises in this video are suitable for pet dog parents of all skill levels, and trainers that would like to add fun new games to their group classes.
Presentation by: Pamela Johnson, M.A., CPDT-KA
Copyright © 2014, Tawzer Dog LLC
Pamela Johnson is a dog trainer and educator with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and a M.A in Education Curriculum Development. As a full time middle school PE teacher, Pamela feels that many of the skills she uses to teach children transfer nicely to training dogs. Her passion is using force free training methods for behavior modification, as well as training complex behaviors and tricks. She thrives on the challenge of coming up with creative new ways to train dogs. Pamela believes that every dog she works with teaches her more about training, patience and, most importantly, how to be a better person. Pamela traveled to Vancouver with Emily Larlham to team-teach a Canine Freestyle seminar, and has taught multiple dog training seminars in North America. She writes the “10 Minute Trainer” section for Dog’s Naturally Magazine. She is well known around the world for her training videos on her Youtube channel “pamelamarxsen" Here she posts free tutorial videos in order that more people may discover the magic of progressive reinforcement training! Her business Pam’s Dog Training Academy is based in San Diego, California. She is a CPDT-KA, a professional member of the APDT as well as the PPG.
This video qualifies for 3.25 trainer CEUs