Engagement is the Foundation for ALL OBEDIENCE TRAINING
When a dog is engaged with its handler it desires to be with the handler, and understands and looks forward to who the handler is and what he or she has to offer. The dog is an eager student who pushes the educational process and feels empowered to make things happen within the training. The picture of an engaged dog is a happy dog that is willing to do what the handler asks because it's learned to trust and crave interaction with the him or her through the use of various high value rewards, interactive play, proper management, and clear communication and expectations.
This two week self study course is dedicated entirely to teaching students what basic engagement is and how to get it with their dog!
Our course with Forrest Micke will teach students why ENGAGEMENT is the foundation for all dog training. They will learn why engagement should be the foundation for every pet dog training program. Those students who want to get involved in any dog sport will learn why engagement needs to be the motor that drives their training program.
In this course Forrest will teach you how to promote engagement, how to maintain engagement, and how to make engagement work for you as you move forward in your training relationship with your dog.
Packed with rich information, this class will prepare students with both the why's and how's of making and maintaining engagement as a central attitude, mental state, and defining feature of any and every training program.