Level 2: For teams who complete Level 1. With a brief review of Level 1 skills - we continue awareness centered training. Included is focused attention, redirecting, distractions, distance, diversity, duration, sequencing and cross-training for reliability. Off-leash heeling is a possibility, depending on class environment and your dog. We explore our dogs strengths, thresholds, boredom and energy balancing with integrated dog sports. Games help make training pleasant, teaching our dogs how to Jazz it Up and Relax. Learn more about cues and body language - and knowing when to start or stop behaviors (threshold and stimulus management). Observing and getting to know your dog creates strong, confident, enjoyable and understanding relationships.
Learn how to teach your puppy/dog to joyfully respond to you ( walking, sit, down, stay, come, take it, leave it, wait, gently and relax). Discussions and hand-outs cover well-being essentials: nutrition, house training, crate training, therapeutic chewing, biting, barking, digging and energy balancing. Pleasant, natural and exciting sequences teach the puppy/dog focused attention. Basic massage is integrated during warm-ups and calm-downs to desensitize dogs to touch and as part of their well being. Clicker Training Clarity is welcomed if you are experienced, email email@example.com to inquire.