How do you get behaviors that are super solid and ring ready? How do you know when your dog is ready to show or match? Fluency training provides the dog and handler with information on how reliable your performance skills are. What is fluency training? It’s training that gets your dog ready for the unexpected, the new distraction and the different training venue. By introducing your dog to distractions in a very positive way, you can build the durability and reliability to your behaviors. The best part? You and your canine partner can have fun doing it!!
Week 1: Do you need strong behaviors that hold up in the face of distractions? This week we learn how to get there using fluency training or what the Breeland’s originally called “over training”.
Week 2: “My dog knows this”, is not allowed on this class. We work on getting stimulus control of behaviors this week, an often overlooked part of training.
Week 3: I want my behaviors here, there and everywhere! If that’s your goal then you will enjoy this week’s lesson on generalization.
Week 4: Many trainers underestimate the importance of the stimulus picture to the dog when training. “Dogs are pictures”-Bob Bailey. Have you made a plan to address this? This week we will see how important that is.
Week 5: How to use fun matches/show ‘N gos and ring rentals to strengthen your behaviors. We also discuss making sure they are benefiting your training and not hurting it.
Week 6: Building a training plan is a must for good training! Of you don’t have a plan you won’t know what to do when thing go really well or start to go badly.