Advanced Clicker Skills: Shaping and Targeting by Julie Flanery

Advanced Clicker Skills: Shaping and Targeting
Julie Flanery

Ready to move into teaching more difficult or complex tricks or performance sport behaviors? Wanting to move beyond reliance on lure-reward training techniques? In this workshop, you will expand your clicker skills and train advanced behaviors using shaping and targeting. Increasing the use of these skills improves your dog’s speed in learning and understanding criteria for new behaviors.

Workshop attendees will work on already started or “wish list” behaviors of their choice as well as instructor-guided exercises. Attendees with an understanding of basic clicker training skills will attain maximum benefit from the material in this workshop. Topics include:

Shape, Target or Lure?
Considerations in Capturing
Breaking Down Complex Behaviors
Creating a Flexible Training Plan
When and How to Raise Criteria
Adding Cues to Shaped Behaviors
Trouble-Shooting Sessions

About the presenter:

Julie Flanery, CPDT-KA has titled dogs in obedience, rally-obedience, agility and musical freestyle. Her freestyle wins include over 30 1st place medals, multiple high technical and high artistic merit awards, Championships in both Musical Freestyle and Heelwork-to- Music Divisions and 3 prestigious Attila Challenge awards. In 2001 Julie was named ”Trainer of the Year” by the World Canine Freestyle Organization and she has been a Freestyle Judge since 2003. “Julie’s energy and enthusiasm are un-matched! Her workshops are fun and informative and she’ll leave you wanting more”.

Run Time: 4 hrs 55 mins

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