Seminars & Events
Popular Seminar Subjects
Toy play/Marker Cues: creating a “thinking” reinforcement. Foundation for all sports.
Have a dog that you want to use tugging or chase to reinforce behaviors? Have a dog that loves to chase, but doesn’t love to bring the toy back? Have a dog with excellent toy skills but when you ask for obedience or agility skills, it all deteriorates? This seminar covers how to harness those prey instincts into a reinforcement that you can use in training. Also included is the concept of different location marker cues. This seminar is excellent for students interested in putting a solid foundation on their dog for all sports.
Tracking: IPO footstep method
Want to know how I have achieved 100 and 99 points in IPO tracking WITHOUT correction tools? Want to add precision to your AKC tracking dog? Join me as I outline the step by step process of how to teach methodical footstep tracking to your working dog. Dogs are expected to have high food drive and a motivated handler! This seminar is normally one day, added to a regular 2 day seminar on another topic.
Heeling: creating a shaped motivated heeling picture
I cover how to create the highly motivated heeling picture that I am known for using toy reward and food. Dogs and handlers are expected to have a solid operant shaping foundation, to have a dog that brings back and outs a toy with no conflict, and to be of a highly motivated personality.
I’d be happy to discuss additional seminar concepts. I’m currently thinking that a seminar/workshop on structure in training sessions, how to create dogs that “push” for training, is very much needed!
August 4-6, 2018: TOPIC TBD
Where: It’s a Dog’s World, Sumner, WA
For more information, visit contact Mercedes Moore, It’s a Dog’s World, at Mercedes@sumnervet.com.
September 1-2, 2018: Marker cues and Toy Play
Where: San Jose, CA, Fetchsam.com
Contact Susanne Cohen
Possible additional locations: Boston, San Jose, Salem, OR, Australia (2019)