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Ashley Escobar - Improve Your Conformation Ring Skills

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Have you ever wanted to enter the breed ring (conformation) but felt overwhelmed or maybe even out of place?

Do you think of conformation as just left handed circles? Handling your dog in the breed ring is just a series of skills — some for you, the handler, and some for your dog — and like any skill, it's something you can train! Join me and learn exactly what to expect in the ring, and how to improve your handling and make your dog stand out!

Tips are based on my experience showing (Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and Doberman Pinschers), however this webinar will be relevant regardless of your breed. Please note it is imperative that you have an understanding of your specific breed standard. It is also valuable to have a breed-specific mentor when possible. However, this webinar will give an overview that can be applied to all breeds.

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Karen Deeds - Reactive Integration: Putting Pieces Together

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

An integrated approach for developing a behavior modification plan when working with fearful and reactive dogs.

Reactivity: The label given to dogs that present with growling, barking, lunging, squealing, jumping up and down, or even redirecting to the leash or to the handler at the sight of a trigger, whether that be another dog, a person, or anything else!

When working with reactive dogs, I believe in an integrated approach…Reinforcement strategies, changing emotion, teaching alternative behaviors, impulse control that creates predictability, confidence building, and of course a vast array of behavior modification techniques is all part of the plan. In this way, you can build a stronger foundation on which behavior modification can be applied. We all know that a weak foundation in anything, a home, a relationship, dog sports, or dog behavior, can contribute to weakness in the long run.

This webinar will give an overview of the integrated approach taken for working with reactive and fearful dogs.

** This is a REPEAT Webinar that has been re-recorded. Please check your Webinar Library to prevent a duplicate purchase. **

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Irith Bloom - This Means War: How to Deal with Fence Fighting

Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2024
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Fence fighting, barrier aggression, barrier frustration... whatever you call it, you probably want it to stop. For one thing, you didn’t actually mean to hire D.O.G. Security Co., Ltd. For another, your dog isn’t always the best judge of what needs barking at. Fence fighting also doesn't make you popular among your neighbors. Worst of all, if you happen to have more than one dog, fence fighting can lead to redirected aggression.

So you want it to stop. But you’re not sure what to do.

Good news: This webinar will give you strategies for helping your dog learn to live and let live… at the fence line, anyway. ;-)

You’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • Why dogs react this way when barriers or restraint are involved
  • How stress and arousal play into fence fighting
  • When and how to focus on management for fence fighting
  • When and how to do training for fence fighting
  • How to identify related reactions in other contexts

This webinar is suitable for anyone with a dog who overreacts when barriers or restraint are involved, as well as for professionals helping humans who live with dogs.

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Stacy Barnett - I'm Sorry, I was Distracted! Training Through Nosework Distractions

Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2024
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Distractions are at their very core, competing motivators. Whether we put intentional distractions in containers or we search near things that draw our dog's attention, ultimately the dog is choosing whether to work target odor or something else!

In this webinar, we will explore how to use a reliable and effective reinforcement system to systematically address distraction in the environment and how to train your dog to ignore distractions in containers. We will cover best practices and how and when to raise criteria.

Using this approach, you will find that your dog has increased focus and motivation for your target odor and distractions will quite literally disappear!

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Amy Cook, PhD - When Feelings Get in the Way

Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2024
Time: 3pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

You’ve probably heard me say “when you teach your dog what to do, you teach her how to feel,” but have you thought about all the ways that may be impacting your training? Emotions and behaviors go hand in hand, and you do not get the luxury of prioritizing one over the other. It’s in your best interest to align your emotional goals with your behavioral ones!

Experiences like frustration, confusion, agitation, desperation, insecurity, uncertainty, suspicion and more (and the underlying emotions informing those) all get in the way of your dog’s learning and performance, and also affect the bigger picture of what it’s like to work with you and learn things in general! One thing we really want in our dogs is a love of working with us, full attention, and for them to know they’re safe so they can give their all!

In this presentation I’ll go over the ways we can contribute to unwanted states in our dogs, what that might look like, and how you can minimize negative states and emphasize positive, supportive ones! Let’s keep our dogs in the happy bucket!

** This Webinar was previously included in the Dogs with Big Feelings One Day Conference. Please check your Library to prevent a duplicate purchase. **

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Bronagh Daly - Bar Knockers Anonymous

Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2024
Time: 6pm Pacific Time (Click here for time at FDSA (Pacific Time). 
Fee: $19.95 USD

Does your dog tend to knock bars during their runs? Or only seems to knock bars at trials but not at home? Distractions and lack of understanding on how to approach certain lines in a course can both play huge roles in this. This webinar will focus on exercises to help your dog with both!

We will go over exercises for soft turns, slices, and tight wraps–all of which dogs can frequently have difficulty navigating at speed or amongst distractions. We will also go through exercise specific to handler distractions, people and sound distractions, as well as item distractions.

You'll leave this webinar with the tools you need to feel confident achieving those perfect, bar-free runs!

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