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This class is all about foot targeting. There will be discussion threads to ask questions and post video for review. Everyone is a participant. Each class is broken into sections with one or more lessons within each section. You can post ONE short 1-2 min video per section for instructional review. Each section will post to the site every 7 days.
This course starts immediately after you enroll and is open for video submission, questions, review and comments for 1 yr. This class is always open so some students will be ahead of you and some will be behind you.
Do you have a dog that dives on props as you put them on the floor or a dog that is overly focused on your hands. A lot of my clients think this is endearing as their dog is so excited to get on equipment and super food motivated but in reality it shows a lack of solid communication between handler and dog. This takes precious time away from what ever task you are training. Putting each target behavior on cue will make your training sessions more efficient and will "give more specific information to your dog" to create a better line of communication.
Why take this class:
🌀 Targeting improves communication between dog and handler
🌀 Targeting is a useful way to teach behaviors and tricks
🌀 Targeting is useful to obtain specific position for fitness exercises
🌀 Understand when to Click and how to generalize a cue
🌀 Improve your shaping skills
Front and Rear Feet Targeting
Individual Rear Foot Lifts
Individual Front Foot Lifts
Side Feet Targeting - Foundation
Side Feet Targeting or Ipsilateral Stands
All Feet Targeting
Targeting can be used to train fitness exercises, useful behaviors and tricks.
Disclaimer: Some information in this class may overlap or appear in other classes due to the foundation needed for many behaviors, tricks and fitness exercises. In addition, there are overlapping skills needed for many different performance activities so you may see exercises that are the same but packaged up differently toward a slightly different goal.
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Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner
Bobbie owns and operates Pawsitive Performance which offers dog training, fitness training and trick training around the globe. She was part of the TEAM that contributed knowledge and experience to help design the FitPAWS Master Trainer Program (CCFT II) and is a course "Instructor". for the program. Bobbie completed the University of Tennessee Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program to earn a "CCFT" certification and also completed the certification program for Canine Fitness through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute. In addition, Bobbie is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy.
Bobbie has 5 awesome dogs that train a variety of skills for agility, fitness training, herding, trick training, tugging and dock diving. Bobbie enjoys the training process and strives to comuinicate in the best way she can to help her dogs and clients dogs understand the task at hand. She starts every training sessions with this question "how can I set the dog up for success and give the dog the best information to successfully complete the behavior".