2019 Achieving Real World Obedience Seminars

Location: Salida, Colorado

Working Spot: $600 Spectator Spot: $375

Dates: August 23rd - 25th

Achieving Real World Obedience Seminar Description

Perfect for experienced dog trainers interested in addressing behavior problems, or looking to achieve better success with their client’s long-term results.  This is also perfect for the everyday dog owner and novice dog trainer looking to develop a non-limiting style/approach to dog training in the pet dog industry.  This three-day seminar put on by Blake Rodriguez, came into existence after Blake opened up his two floor training facility in New York City (Manhattan). Realizing that there was a missing link in what Blake typically saw in training offered (and training that he was offering), he began to focus on an approach that would not only yield results in everyday real world situations, but also focus on breaking down the route to getting there so that anyone could achieve similar results.

This seminar offers an approach to dog training focused on creating clear communication, understanding what can serve as a form of communication, and using this to strengthen the bond/relationship between human and dog.  It’s an approach so carefully thought out, that it attracts not only people struggling with their dogs behavior (severe issues or mild), but as a result attracts many new dog owners and people with happy go lucky dogs and puppies.  

This seminar focuses on understanding the importance of the basics, building an early foundation (ideal for new dog/puppy owners), in order for both you and the dog to be prepared for when more challenging situations arise.

In short this seminar focuses on building languages between you and your dog and getting yourselves fluent in them, so that they can help both human and dog in everyday situations and challenges that may arise (both big and small).

Achieving real world obedience is the perfect blend of understanding the science behind dog behavior, while maintaining a practical, common sense approach that allows people to realize that dog training is not rocket science.  It covers everyday essentials that Blake feels is key to helping to prevent major behavior problems from occurring, while also putting us in a position to address behavior problems with success!  This seminar will teach you how to study/train as a lifestyle (instead of extra time out of your day) in order to be ready to pass the test that everyday life throws at you and your dog.  

This seminar will cover but is not limited to:

  • Understanding all quadrants of operant conditioning and how to effectively use them

  • Understanding the value of a reinforcement based foundation and how to build from it instead of plateau at a certain point.

  • Classical conditioning and its role in real world dog training.

  • Leash pressure communication

  • Marker/clicker training

  • Everyday commonly uses tools (pros & cons)

  • Praise/reward/affection/unintentional reinforcement

  • Off leash reliability, recall

  • Socialization/coexistence/exposure, understanding what they are and how to benefit from them.

  • Remote collar, e-collar application (for fun foundation and advanced behavior issues).

  • Basic commands such as: Sit, down, place, Here, Let’s go and out.

  • Correction/Direction differences and similarities

  • Addressing behavior issues vs dealing with them (if you have a problem we will work with you/dog)

  • Teaching your dog how to be included in everyday life

  • Relationship development and enrichment that allows

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