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Training to Trialing: Helping young dogs prepare!

  • Port Chester Obedience Training Club 220 Ferris Avenue White Plains, NY, 10603 United States (map)

Discuss and apply rituals and effective reinforcement strategies to prepare young dogs for the situations they will encounter when entering a trial environment. We will start by touching on quality training mechanics, toy skills, and relationship assessments and will progress through additional areas of skills meant to prepare your dog to be successful in a high charged environment, things that are often completely missed in the standard foundations class. Some topics examples include; calm containment, waiting frustrations, start line rituals and effective cooling off strategies. This workshop is perfect for all young dogs, and for dogs struggling to perform in new environments. Each topic area will be taught with a mixture of lecture, discussions, and hands-on applications. Dogs must be at least six months to participate.