Dog Enrichment, Socialization & Special Training
Environmental enrichment and socialization is the process of making your dog’s living space interesting and stimulating so as to decrease boredom, its subsequent problems and increase the use of the brain. Enrichment and socialization should be started when the puppy is still with the breeder and most ethical and responsible breeders spend time daily from birth until 9 – 12 weeks of age (the critical learning period) interacting with their puppies and providing them with experiences and interaction that shapes their temperament and outlook on life.
Puppies are impressionable. As in human child development, early experiences can influence a puppy’s current and future outlook on life. Windows of learning opportunities are opening and closing at a rapid rate. Take advantage of these critical periods by providing an enriched but non-frightening learning environment. This CD will help your puppy get used to a variety of everyday sounds. Please take the time to listen to all instructions before you start to work with your puppy.
The intent of this CD is to provide a convenient tool to help desensitize your dog to noises that may bother him. There are several different tracks with slightly different versions of the featured sound, so your dog won’t learn “it’s just the CD.”
Instructions, are on a separate track (so they can be skipped)
The intent of this Audio CD is to provide a convenient tool to help desensitize your dog to noises that may bother him. There are several different tracks with slightly different versions of the featured sound
Puppy Scent Games
What could be more fun than to sit back and watch puppies use their almost miraculous gift of scent to solve problems? Scent is often overlooked as an important area of enrichment and that’s a shame as it’s the primary way that puppies relate to the world. There’s no better or more meaningful enrichment for puppies than scent games!
In this video, Jane Killion is joined by Ellen Griffin, tracking instructor at the Syracuse Obedience Training Club. Ellen, with her infectious passion for “all things scent,” guides us through fun and easy scent games that will enrich and delight any dog or puppy.
While all of the games in the video are suitable and fun for any dog or puppy, if you want to go on to a performance career, this video will give your puppy a great foundation for tracking or obedience. Ellen has trained three dogs to their AKC Tracking Dog title and one to an AKC Tracking Dog Excellent title and she is only second person in the history of the AKC to put a TD on a Bull Terrier, so she’s full of creative ideas not just for enrichment, but for motivation, as well.
CRATE GAMES – FOR SELF CONTROL AND MOTIVATION DVD
Allows anyone to produce:
* Focus and motivation for work
* A dog that can relax in his crate even while you work another dog
* A phenomenal sit stay
* A speedy and dependable recall
* Distance skills for obedience or agility
* Self-rather then imposed-control
* A remarkable working relationship
* Confidence while being proofed during any tough distraction
* A dog that keenly offers responses when being shaped
* …and much more!
See why the cornerstone of Susan Garrett’s amazingly successful dog training program is now being implemented in training schools all over the world!
ATTENTION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL BEHAVIORS
What if there were a way to actually have your puppy perform better in distracting situations? What if you could take all the distractions in the world and turn them into fuel for attention from your puppy? Well, this video will show you how to do it. In this two episode series, we show you how to teach your puppies (or adult dogs) that distractions are cues for attention – the results will astound you!
In part one of this video, our nine week old puppies demonstrate how to teach the two core concepts that attention is a behavior, and that distractions are cues for attention.
In part two, filmed one week later, the puppies demonstrate advanced distraction work and specialized distraction exercises for different venues, including switching between “show” and “obedience” modes, and foundation for attention heeling.
While the lessons in the video are demonstrated by very young puppies, the protocols are the same as those in Jane Killion’s extremely popular “Attention as a Behavior” seminar and are perfect for dogs of all ages.
Two episodes included – 99 minutes.
This video won the Dog Writer’s Association of America’s Award, Best CD/DVD of 2003!
Teamwork is designed to teach people with disabilities to train their own dogs. This DVD will show you how to teach your dog basic obedience commands, offering various techniques and methods that will work for people who are ambulatory, people who use canes, crutches, or walkers, people in manual wheelchairs and people who use power chairs. Consistency, patience, positive attitude and setting yourself up to succeed are the keys to training a service dog. Believe in yourself and believe in your dog; this positive attitude is vital to success.
HARNESSING THE HUNTER – Building your relationship and reliability with a hunting dog
This DVD covers the most important foundation behaviors and exercises to train your hunting dog in order to build your relationship and gain reliability around prey. The tutorials will cover exercises to lower arousal and stress, build attention, proof important behaviors, and teach impulse control. These techniques are not only useful for those who have hunting breeds and never want them to hunt, but also for people who do want to hunt with their dog, but would like their dog to have an off switch from hunting. However, this DVD will not cover how to teach a dog to hunt, only how to get reliability of behaviors around prey.