Rhythmic Paws: Teaching Moves, Tricks, Sequences and Routines by Attila Szkukalek

Rhythmic Paws: Teaching Moves, Tricks, Sequences and Routines
Attila Szkukalek

This DVD explains and demonstrates Attila's different training methods, how to teach 40+ moves and choreograph and present a routine. It also shows Attila's first two routines - the "Carmen" routine and "Charlie Chaplin". The video has been praised by many top trainers worldwide for the comprehensive content and the positive training that it presents.

Training Methods
* Physical Prompt
* Lure/Reward Prompt (Food/Toy)
* Capturing, Shaping, Building
* Chaining, Blending

Reinforcers / Rewards
* Primary Reinforcers; Food, Treat, Tugging, Fetching
* Secondary Reinforcers; Click, Praise
* Reinforcement Tips

* Warm-up Walk
* Massage / Stretching
* Warm-up Moves

Toolbox Exercises
* Hand Touching, Stick Touching
* Watch, Stopping / Standing
* Going Away

Tips for Toolbox Exercises
Parallel Moves Repertoire
Teaching Parallel Moves
* Between Facing with Handler
* Heel (Left-Hand Side)
* Heel (Right-Hand Side)
* Forward Facing with Handler
* Stare Facing with Handler
* Behind Facing with Handler
* Front Opposing Handler
* Between Opposing Handler
* Head Right-Hand Side
* Toe Left-Hand Side
* Behind Opposing Handler
* Changing Parallel Positions
* Between & Reverse
* Front & Reverse, Heel & Reverse
* Right & Reverse, Heel & Sideways
* Right & Sideways
* Stare & Front Sideways
* Stare & Behind Sideways
* Parade, Crawl
* Training Tips
* Short Routine using Parallel Moves
* Teaching the Circle Moves
* Twist or Three, Spin or Nine
* Distant Spin
* Round or Five, Circle or Seven
* Changing Parallel Positions; Circle Moves
* Weave Forwards

Training Tips
* Weave Combinations
* Weave Opposing Handler
* Weave & "Figure-of-Eight"
* Weave Variations
* Circle Around C Cane
* Reverse , Anti clockwise
* Wiggle & Reverse Clockwise
* Whirl & Reverse "Figure of 8"
* Weave Backwards
* Weave Backwards Variant

Teaching Freestyle Moves
* Tic-Tac
* Play-Bow, Play-Bow Variants
* Roll-Over, Roll-Over Variants
* Greeting
* High-Five, High-Five Variants
* Dance, Circle Dance
* Jumps; Over Legs, Arms, Hoops,
* Back, Arm-Loop
* Face-Covering

Chorography Tips
* Music - A March Routine
* Moves - A Waltz Routine
* The Routine - A Waltz Routine
* Practice - Charlie Chaplin Routine

Attila Szkukalek is an animal behaviorist / trainer, canine freestyle tutor, judge and competitor. His canine partner is 4-year-old Border Collie "Fly" (or her posh name; Corrobore Happy New Year). Attila and Fly started practicing and competing in Canine Freestyle in 1999 and won have since the UK National Competitions in 1999 (Novice), 2000 (Intermediate), and 2001 and 2002 (Advanced Divisions). They have also competed and finished first at the WCFO World Video Competition in December 99 and the WCFO Canine Come Dancing competition in Jersey in September 2000.

In addition to competing in Canine Freestyle, Attila has been giving Canine Freestyle training days and seminars and also talks on dog behavior and training in the UK and abroad. Attila and Fly have also appeared on several television programs in the UK such as Blue Peter, Big Breakfast, The Wright Stuff, BBC South-West and East Anglia News and in different dance-show productions and have been featured in several newspaper articles. In addition, this wonderful team has been presenting their routines in the special events ring at Crufts for the last 3 years.

This title is in the following categories:

Clicker Training
Trick Training

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