July 19 – 20th 2019: Toy play and Marker Cues Seminar (Sydney)
Location and arousal dependent marker cues are becoming a thing! Learn why and how from one of the first trainers to use them in sport. We’ll practice them on each other first, then teach your dogs the difference between at least two different marker cues and explore the possibilities for improving your communication, along with the why.
Have a dog that you want to use tugging or chase to reinforce behaviours? Have a dog that loves to chase, but doesn’t love to bring the toy back? Have a dog with excellent toy skills but when you ask for obedience or agility skills, it all deteriorates? This seminar covers how to harness those prey instincts into a reinforcement that you can use in training. Also included is the concept of different location marker cues.
Enable your dog to make correct choices in training while avoiding conflict and frustration!
Changing the way you interact/communicate with your dog to be a more effective and efficient trainer
Steps for proper chase and tug games
How to add obedience or agility skills to the games
Marker words, beyond just yes!
Use of Location dependent markers
Switching reinforcement (toys to food)
Working dog practice
Handlers choice on toy work
More on tug games
Handlers obedience skills
Handler’s choice if time permits
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