This FREE course will help students to learn and understand what positive reinforcement training is, how it works and how to apply it.
Whether your dog is big dog or small, long or short-coated, all dogs need some kind of grooming in their lives. Show dogs in particular must be regularly bathed, nails trimmed, teeth brushed or cleaned in order to present their best selves to the judge in the show ring. In this course you will learn tips and techniques from equipment to training behaviors all with the goal to make the grooming experience pleasant for both dog and person.$49.00 Add to cart
Tellington TTouch is a training methodology that enables people and their dogs to live more harmoniously together through touch, specific groundwork exercises, and the use of body wraps that promote calm, comfort, and body awareness. At its most basic level, TTouch is all about building a stronger bond between handler and dog. Through this work, we also encourage greater body confidence for both human and dog. This gives us an advantage in the show ring where the placement of each step, for both dog and handler, can give an edge over other exhibitors. The use of touch allows us to either rev up a too quiet dog or to calm a nervy dog, whether before, during, or after ring time. Body wraps help to develop greater proprioception and general body awareness for our dogs, which can help with both gaiting and stacking, and can even help the handler. How much of this is science and how much is magical thinking? Let’s find out.$69.00 Add to cart
This course is based on Vicki’s exclusive From Shy to Showy program which shows people how to help their shy or fearful show dogs. From Shy to Showy is a book, webinar and workshop that has been presented from coast to coast bringing people success with their sensitive show dogs.$99.00 Add to cart
Injury at any time during an athletic career, even for show dogs, is detrimental for both handlers and animals. Participants will learn about common injuries in athletic adult dogs and fitness program components to help minimize or avoid risk of injury for sport.$49.00 Add to cart
Two friends, each long-time breeders in different breeds come together to share their experience and process in grading litters. This course will cover everything from how to evaluate a litter of puppies, whether your own breed or another breed to making the decisions on where to place each puppy, to how to best stay on track with your breeding program and so much more.$99.00 Add to cart
|While it’s important for your dog to have the skills to succeed in the show ring, they also need to be a dog that you want to live with the rest of the time. Having a good foundation of basic skills opens up you and your dog’s world. Being able to go for a nice walk to burn off some energy before the show or having a dog that can calmly lay down under the table while you grab some lunch with friends before Groups may sound like a pipe dream, but they are totally achievable goals. Learn how to set your dog up for success and have great manners in and out of the ring!|
This course is intended for professional trainers who are interested in adding conformation training to their service offerings.Conformation or dog shows are one of the oldest and most popular of the dog sports. However, most classes are taught by hobbyists rather than professional dog trainers. Many skilled professional trainers could be offering conformation training and behavior consulting for show dogs and they should be. This course will give professional trainers the confidence to coach conformation clients.The focus will be on what show dogs need to learn, how to support show dog clients in basic training classes and how to build a solid conformation class training plan.
The focus of this course is to teach students about canine structure. You will learn about canine anatomy and how those pieces of the dog work together. This course will help you to compare your dog with your breed’s standard and how to understand the different parts of a dog.$69.00 Add to cart
Once you have a dog and are signed up to go to a show (or other sporting event) you have to get there. This course will discuss training issues and practicalities of traveling with dogs by car, plane, and motorhome. Whether you are going to the National Specialty, Westminster, or just down the road, there are plenty of things you’ll need to think about packing, organizing, and training your dog to do. From pooping on a leash to entering and exiting doors politely, to learning how to manage a few hours either in cargo on a plane or stuffed under the seat in front of you, you and you dog will be more prepared for the next adventure after this class.$69.00 Add to cart
This course provides an introduction to Clicker Training Skills with a focus on teaching foundation skills for puppies and adult dogs that will be competing in the show ring. Included is the effective use of raised platforms as a tool to prompt an enthusiastic stand pose and developing duration holding of that stand. Goals for this course are:$49.00 Add to cart
- Learning effective Clicker (marker) training and positive reinforcement training skills
- Teaching a dog to offer Stand behavior to the handler
- Training a dog to assume and maintain a Stand position with enthusiasm and joy