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.
Sound Socialization Audio CD
Is your dog made fearful, nervous, or uncomfortable by environmental sounds or stimuli? This CD has sounds of gunshots and fireworks; sirens; children playing and screaming; vet’s office; traffic; groomer; home; large airport; thunderstorms; kennel; machines & tools; trains; infants crying; small airport, and day camp. Includes instructions to positively train your dog as well as common mistakes to avoid. Sound socialization training can make a positive impact on the quality of life for your dog or puppy.
Angel Dog Sound Socialization? Training includes the essential training methods to imprinting success.
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 DVD
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 DVD
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.
Teaming With Your Therapy Dog DVD
Today’s therapy-dog handlers recognize the need to be teammates with their dogs. Teaming with one’s dog involves unobtrusively providing physical and emotional support as well as respectful guidance in what to do. Being a teammate requires attention to our own behavior, not just our dog’s. This DVD reminds all handlers that being conscious of what we do with our dogs helps them do their best work, and also can increase the effectiveness of our visits. Teaming with Your Therapy Dog teaches the STEPs of Teamwork and how those STEPs fit with the Therapy Dog’s Bill of Rights. These general principles free handlers to apply them in their own way to their therapy dog’s individual personality and work, and to everyday life at home. Intended Audience: This DVD is for everyone who owns an animal (not just a dog!), whether a therapy dog or pet. The DVD gives examples from therapy-dog work applicable to beginning through advanced handlers.
Positive Gun Dogs – Book
Positive Gun Dogs is the first book on positive methods for sporting dogs ever published in the United States. If you’d like to learn to train your dog in a systematic, efficient manner, with force-free methods that you’ll both enjoy, then this book is right for you!
Positive Gun Dogs includes: *Clear, systematic instructions for all levels of training *Simple, easy-to-follow diagrams for key exercises *Recommendations for solving common training problems
Retrieving for All Occasions: Foundations for Excellence In Gun Dog Training
New Book on Force-Free Gun Dog Training. Just now an appealing and accessible book on positive gun dog training has been published. The book focuses both on explaining the exercises in a clear and pedagogical way and on the experience for the reader with nice photographs and colorful layout. The book contains over 100 exercises on how to train an excellent gun dog.
– We want to show the world that dog training without physical or verbal corrections is possible, something that previously has been considered almost necessary in gun dog training, says Elsa Blomster, dog instructor and author.