Author: Julie Daniels
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes
Release Date: 2008
This DVD is a live recording of a presentation done at the 2007 Clean Run Instructor Conference.
You're a clicker trainer and a good instructor, and you know how to help your student when his dog gets "stuck," but do you know how to take your dogs from "operant" to "demand"? This session shows you how to turn a dog who tolerates any agility obstacle into a dog who demands to perform the obstacle, and does so with pride.
This session presumes clicker savvy and good background experience in the art and science of teaching. The focus is on some of the finesse and fine points of creating more desire in the dog. We can't change the true hard-wired drive that Mother Nature gave our dog, but we sure can change the level of desire toward the tasks at hand. Julie shows you how to use the quadrants of operant conditioning and the two-way feedback system available in any shaping session to create a strong drive toward a task that the dog finds confusing or frightening.