Teaching your dog to bring things to you is one of the most useful and important behaviors you can teach at any age. It strengthens your relationship, helps avoid keep away with “taboo” items, can be extremely helpful when you are unable to reach something (or too lazy like me) and the behavior is needed for many different types of dog sports including Agility.
This class will be held in a “Virtual Classroom” in a private Facebook group. The virtual classroom will open on Monday, October 16th at 8 am.
2-3 lessons will be posted, each week, for the first 8 weeks of class. Students may submit 5 videos each week. Instructional feedback is provided on each submitted video.
An additional 4 weeks of follow-up coaching is included so you can submit your Final Project Video. Awesome doggie prizes will be awarded for the best Final Project Video!
This class is offered by Maureen (Moe) Strenfel of Momentun Dog Sports.
Moe studied traditional dog training philosophies before being introduced to operant conditioning (OC) at a 1994 Karen Pryor seminar. In 1998, she fully embraced OC training through a series of operant conditioning workshops working with chickens from Bob and Marian Bailey.
Prior to becoming a full-time Agility instructor, Moe had been training agility with her own dogs for over 17 years. Her total experience in the sport spans 28+ years. She has put the highest AKC and USDAA titles on five different breeds: Boxer, Border Collie, Mini Aussie, Whippet and currently, BorderPaps. She has competed for many years at nationals in USDAA, AKC and UKI. She was a member of the gold medal winning WAO Team USA that competed in Belgium in May 2012.
Her own training philosophy emphasizes science-based training, essential analysis, consistency, play, humor, and continuous teamwork.