2 Week Techniques: Introducing the Contact Board to Teach Fast, Reliable Stopped Contacts (Spring 2017)

Instructor: Melanie Miller
Start Date: May 15, 2017
Registration Closed: May 29, 2017 @ 9 pm Eastern

Build a foundation for a solid contact behavior that is fun, portable and safe for dogs of all ages!!

Category: Skill Building
Level: Open to All
Class Length: 2 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Tuition:
Number of Working Spots: Unlimited ($80)
Number of Auditing Spots: Unlimited ($60)

Course Description

2 Week Techniques: Introducing the Contact Board to Teach Fast, Reliable Stopped Contacts (Spring 2017) :: Melanie Miller

Build a foundation for a solid contact behavior that is fun, portable and safe for dogs of all ages!!

We will spend 2 weeks building the foundation for a solid, fast, reliable and independent contact behavior.  Melanie will show a step-by-step process that is fun for the dog, requires no actual contact equipment and is even safe for puppies.  Suitable for puppies, dogs just starting to train stopped contacts, or dogs in need of retraining.


Course Structure, Requirements & Equipment

Categories: Skill Building

Level: Open to All


Course Length:

2 weeks (information/classroom available in read-only mode for 6 months after completion of course)

Course Structure:

  • Lesson 1: Shaping Board Interaction + Building Value for 2o2o
  • Lesson 2: Proofing Moving Reinforcement (Part 1 and 2)
  • Lesson 3: Moving Handler vs Stationary Handler
  • Lesson 4: Introducing Handling Before and After
  • Weekly lesson plan, students submit video/questions for feedback.
  • Discussions with other students in the class forum and the general forum.

Equipment needed:

  • Contact board

Space needed:

  • Any size space will work. This can be trained indoors if necessary

Office Hours:

Yes, TBD



Course Participation & Tuition Levels

Type of participation:

  • Working (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted about assignments and specific to your dog, can actively participate in class forum and chat) Limit: Unlimited
  • Auditing (can view and read all videos/assignments/posts from instructor and working students, will get instructor answers to course-specific questions posted, can actively participate in class forum, chat and office hours) Limit: Unlimited

Tuition:

  • Working: $80 USD
  • Auditing: $60 USD