Canine Freestyle Winter 09 – Class 1

Ron Watson Class News

  • Team Ransom – Cavalier
  • Team Irie – Aussie
  • Team Emma – Pit
  • Team Kaia – Golden
  • Team Onyx – Aussie

Young excitable dogs. Just let Emma storm the room to avoid extended mass anxiety.

Worked backing up withe Rear Foot Targeting using reward placement between the heels to ensure backing up behavior happens readily.

Added value with high rate of reinforcment to a channel, table and spot – clearly communicate duration by getting to the release. Ask the dog off and he gets nothing. So he gets back up. Action pays – independent action.

Spin and Twist were taught on the table with a focus on building distance on the behavior.

Dogs were well behaved and worked well in the close confines of the space.

There was not enough Look at That (LAT) played in this session of class.

Floor time featured was great. Everyone moved well with their dogs.

Decided to start bringing the dogs into the studio into a freeshaped table. So when any dog walks in to the studio they go hup pup on the table and chill