Title: Michele Pouliot Seminar - Audit
When: 09/08/2012 at 09:00 to 09/09/2012 at 17:00
Where: Gentle Touch Pet Training
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Preparing Your Dog and Yourself for Competition-Prepare yourself and your dog to perform in distracting environments and without the use of food or toys. Effectively Motivating Your Dog and Yourself-Has the “fun” slipped from your training program? Michele will discuss her philosophy behind training not only for sport but for “fun.” Reliable Response in the Competitive Environment-Does your dog work while you have food or toys, then quits working when you don't? Frustrated with your dog's lack of enthusiasm? Michele will talk on how to adjust your methods of motivation to your individual dog's temperament and personality. Platform Training-Platforms are fantastic tools in training a variety of behaviors and great for problem solving. Positions can be trained with great precision, freestyle behaviors can be quickly acquired, distance responses can be quickly developed, and platforms can be used as creative freestyle props that allow for innovative and entertaining routines. Teaching the Clicker Retrieve-As a traditional trainer from the 1970’s to 1990’s, Michele trained over 350 guide dogs and obedience dogs to retrieve via compulsive methods. After training her first clicker retrieve in 2000 to dogs and horses, she has never looked back. Michele will demonstrate the steps involved in clicker training exceptional retrieve behavior that is thoroughly enjoyed by the dog yet is performed with precision and reliability. Creating Impressive Routines Using Tricks-Create short routines utilizing tricks that you can use for demonstrations, Musical Canine Freestyle or just impressing your friends!
Sponsor: Gentle Touch Pet Training
Speaker(s): **Michele Pouliot