There are a numberof ways of teaching our dogs behaviour we would like then to do, whether obedience, fun tricks or doing the weaves in Agility.
We use luring during basic Level 1 training, as it is easy for both dogs and owners, however a process known as shaping is invaluable to create a proactive partner who offers behaviours and can learn more complex routines confidently. Using a marker sound, tiny behaviours which are on the pathway to the end goal are progressively identified and reinforced. As the pupil is not just following a piece of food they have real awareness of what they are doing, and as offering things gains rewards they eagerly experiment to gain reinforcement.
Our 2 hour Shaping Masterclass sessions include;
A group brain storm of the pros and cons of different training techniques and watching video footage of some great puppy shaping games. Your trainers will demonstrate the technique, then people will have great fun practising with each other before working with their dogs on a few specific exercises.
Each session will be at our Normanton on Trent centre and cost £12 including refreshments.
Places are limited so pre-booking and payment are essential.
Next Clinics with Jo Trisrtam
Wednesday 13th March 2019
Monday 15th April 2019
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Wendy Hill Dog Training
How To Book
Please Contact us and Wendy will get back to you. Places will be limited so pre-booking and payment are essential.