Dog Tricks to Build Enthusiasm, Drive, and Focused Attention
In this one day workshop taught by Do More With Your Dog!® founder Kyra Sundance, you will learn over 30 Dog Tricks! Each trick is explained and demonstrated on stage before you try it. Kyra will help you troubleshoot any problems right there on the spot.
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME:
Our goal is to help each person at the level that they are at. You will not be singled nor judged on the performance of your dog; in fact, many trainers choose to bring their more difficult dog.
Why is Trick Training Useful?
Trick training not only provides physical and mental challenges for the dog; it also provides a rewarding experience for the owner, and encourages a relationship based upon clear communication and positive reinforcement training methods.
The process of teaching dog tricks puts into play the foundational concepts and techniques of animal training: operant conditioning, marker training, consistency, timing, and motivation. In teaching tricks, we get to practice these techniques and immediately see the results. Each new trick presents a unique challenge that we can address with creativity and the insight of our previous experience.
Test Your Dog for his Trick Dog Title (optional)
Certified Instructors will be on hand to test your dog for his Trick Dog title if you wish. With your Do More With Your Dog!® title, you can:
- Submit your CTDI witnessed Do More With Your Dog titles to the AKC for recognition. The AKC title fee is $20.
- Earn the corresponding stunt dog title at a ring trial near you!
- Work towards becoming one of our Certified Trick Dog Instructors!
Learn from the Best: Kyra SundanceKyra Sundance is an internationally bestselling author of dozens of books, DVDs, and training kits including the industry standard "101 Dog Tricks." Her clear, step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. With over 40 workshops under her belt, Kyra's programs are tried-and-true, well organized and professionally presented. As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the King of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, circuses, halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series.
CEU (continuing education credits)