This webinar is to help owners of both pet and competition dogs get the best out of them, both in general day-to-day life and in competition and sports.
We will be looking at delayed gratification vs. frustration tolerance. I will be breaking down drive, arousal and the management of it. Then we will delve into controlled vs. frustration anticipation and the impact these have on a dog’s performance. We will look at identifying arousal through observable behaviors including when and how to support your dog.
Owning 7 field bred working spaniels has taught me a lot about drive, specifically environmental arousal and prey drive. I will share with you how to support these dogs using positive reinforcement techniques by forming habits and creating the right mindsets.
These dogs are designed to work in drive, teaching them to be calm and relaxed is highly beneficial in day-to-day life situations, but for work it is counterproductive. We will look at the differences.
At the end of the webinar you will have:
- A better understanding of how arousal impacts these dogs and their behavior
- Some practical exercises to help you
- Reinforcement techniques for your tool box