Tawzer Dog | Step Up to Platform Training

Step Up to Platform Training

Video Description:

Step UP to a training tool that your dog will really enjoy and one that makes training behaviors easier and faster.

Multiple International Freestyle Champion, Michele Pouliot, guides you through using Platforms as a powerful tool in dog training for a variety of canine sport competitions or simply for good manners.

Michele Pouliot has been a professional guide dog trainer since 1974 while maintaining successful hobbies in a variety of competitive dog sports and equine sports. Since 2000, Michele immersed herself into Clicker Training Techniques, adopting them to her hobby training and crossing guide dog programs over to this powerful Positive Reinforcement method of teaching any species.

Along her training journey, Michele discovered how effective raised platforms can be in training many behaviors. She continues to explore and expand the use of platforms in most areas of her training and is sought after for instruction in their use.

Michele is pleased to share her effective use of this fun yet powerful training tool.

Video Content:

  • Introduction to Platform Work
  • Platform Training for litters and young puppies
  • Training a Default Platform Behavior
  • Training Precise Positions to the Handler
  • Adding Cues to Positions
  • Cue Discrimination for Positions
  • Removing the Platforms
  • Variety of Applications for Training Platforms

Presentation by: Michele Pouliot

Copyright © Michele Pouliot

Presenter Bios:

Michele Pouliot has been a professional guide dog instructor with the largest US guide dog school, serving the blind, since 1974. Before entering the guide dog field, she was a professional in the field of horse training, mentoring under Linda Tellington Jones. 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. 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.