Trick Dog Training
Is your dog getting into trouble? Is he/she stealing things he should not have, chewing, constantly asking for attention and play? Is he/she having a hard time settling, always on the move? Are you having a hard time getting your dog out for exercise to wear off energy? Why not try Trick Dog Training?
Teaching trick behaviors to dogs is more than just fun and games. Trick training offers endless benefits to dogs and humans alike. Teaching trick behaviors is an excellent way to diminish both mental and physical energy that can find not so appropriate outlets. Trick training builds upon your ability to communicate effectively and it builds upon your dogs abilities. Trick Dog training also strengthens bonding, attention, and your dogs desire to learn and work with you. It’s fun, motivating and a great way to show off your dog’s brilliance to your family, friends and neighbors!
“Jas” Coller learning to turn on/off the light switch. Notice that her feet are not touching the wall.
This class offers you and your dog the ability to learn individual tricks ranging from the simple rollover, pray, fall over dead or crawl to the more complex retrieving of items such as keys, turning on/off light switched, or scent (nose) work. Many dogs develop behavior problems because their mental energy is not being focused in a positive direction, even if they’re being physically challenged every day. Trick training not only wears of energy productively and in a positive manner, it also gives your dog purpose via jobs they can do for you.
“Drummer” Shaw getting ready to go skate boarding.
This class is unlimited in what your dog will learn. The focus is not only teaching tricks but more so on teaching you the four basic techniques of teaching tricks to dogs. Once you understand how to train a trick there is no limit to what you can teach your dog to do.
You will also learn how to teach your dog creativity. Yes, dogs can learn to be creative and “invent” new behaviors and tricks. This is a very fun and stimulating exercise that allows your dog to expand on his/her capabilities and behaviors in a very exciting and often mind-boggling way!
“Elsa” Brodzik Retrieving my keys for me
How To Teach a Dog Tricks
You will learn how to use teaching tools, such as free-shaping and targeting, which professional animal trainers use when training new behaviors. You will also learn how to ‘capture’ your dog’s behaviors as well as lure and guide behaviors. This is a fun and empowering class for both you and your dog.
To learn more about my training methods, sign up for a class or to schedule an in-home, private behavior consultation, please contact me today.