This presentation is about how to use high-energy training and high-energy reinforcers. I’ve had well-trained Good dogs who could not rise to their potential without adding some Crazy. And I’ve had well-trained Crazy dogs who could not rise to their potential without adding some Good. What about your dog? In this presentation we’ll focus on dogs who already love to play in the crazy zone.
Structure plays a big part in effective training, and structuring your sessions becomes even more important when we want to train Crazy. These lessons will help you remain clear and clean with the structure of your training. We will know what we are doing and why.
If you are thinking, “Finally, I get to let my dog be crazy while we train!” well, yes and no to that thought! We’ll study what keeps your dog in their pre-frontal cortex and how to teach them to get back there when we let the limbic system take over. We will not be afraid of arousal. We’ll look at how important high arousal is when we want the utmost from speed and power tasks which are already trained to the muscle memory stage. We will use and enjoy and respect and work with arousal in different ways. And there will be structure and clean mechanics all over the place.
Curious? Do you have or aspire to have a Crazy Good dog? This might be just the talk you need to see!