When training a stopped dogwalk, Tammy strives for an independent end-behavior, forward drive over the obstacle, lateral handling distance, sendaways, and strong verbal release cues. If you have to manage your dog’s performance on the contact, you are not free to handle the course in the manner you wish. An independent dogwalk behavior gives you control of your movements on course and allows the dog to feel confident and in control of his choices, which in turn creates faster, more fluid performances.
By dissecting the dogwalk performance into small pieces, Tammy has been able to develop a method that makes sense not only to her students but also to their dogs! There are no props or targets used in her methods to teach the stopped end-behavior except for the board itself—so no luring, physical manipulation, or fading is used.
The program includes homework that you can do at home away from the equipment, and help teams not only feel successful but also feel like they are making progress.
Note: Although the class focuses on the dogwalk, the behaviors and exercises transfer to the A-frame if you also want to do a stopped A-frame. The teeter has different criteria so this class will not help with teeter training.
You can start this self-study course whenever you like. It includes 8 lessons that you can complete at your own pace. There are no fixed deadlines or due dates.
What is included with your purchase?
- Access to all course materials on both mobile devices and your computer
- Downloadable content for off-line access when you're out training
- No expiring content—you can go back any time to read and watch lessons. There is no time limit.
- Dog's age: Although you can start the rear-foot targeting in this program with a 9-month-old dog, the dog should be at least 1-year-old before starting the dogwalk training in lesson 7 of the course.
- Clicker or verbal marker understanding
- A wait or stay, a cone wrap behavior, and tunnel understanding are useful skills, but not mandatory.
- Treats and toys
- Travel plank/contact board: You need a training plank that is 12" wide and 3' to 6' in length. It should have a nonslip finish and lie flat on the ground, with no lift or angle.
- Tunnel: Access to a tunnel (even a play tunnel will work) is needed for the lesson on discrimination work.
- Jumps or cones: Access to jumps or cones is required when working on sending, entries, and exits.
- Dogwalk: Access to a regulation dogwalk is required once advanced training begins.
How do I access my Learning Center purchase?
After you complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal, you will receive 2 email confirmations: the first is a receipt acknowledging that your order has been received and the second email contains the link for your Clean Run Learning Center program. Just click on the link in the email to complete enrollment. If you already have a Learning Center account, then you will go directly to your educational program. If you do not, then you will enter your email address and a password to use for this Learning Center program and any future ones your purchase. Please be aware that this is a separate account you are establishing on https://cleanrunonline.com/home and it is not the same as your Clean Run website account (although you can use the same email and password for both accounts).
If you have a Clean Run website account, then you can also access your program at anytime by signing in at cleanrun.com and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu.
Please be aware that there are no refunds for on-demand/self-study courses, on-demand lessons, or webinars.
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