MOVIE TRICKS

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MOVIE TRICKS

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS
3 WEEKS / 1 HR PER WEEK

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INSTRUCTOR: TANYA YARBROUGH


2016 CLASS DATES
MOVIE TRICKS 2 (MT2)

SUNDAYS / 3PM - 4PM
MAR 13 - APR 10 (SKIPPING MAR 20 & 27)
 

2016 CLASS DATES
MOVIE TRICKS 1 (MT1)

SUNDAYS / 3PM - 4PM
APR 17 - MAY 1
 


ABOUT

Positive, confidence building and fun!  This class focus on building behaviors and stringing behaviors together to create sequences.  If you are already familiar with the clicker or marker training and your dog can perform basic tricks, you can jump right into this class.

IF YOUR DOG IS UNFAMILIAR WITH CLICKER OR MARKER TRAINING, WE SUGGEST YOU TAKE MOVIE TRICKS 1 (MT1) FIRST. 

Learn the basics of clicker and marker training:
You will learn the "mark", how to treat and reward properly, the importance of timing, inducing behaviors, luring and targeting. Some of the tricks you will learn: "Nudge it", "head up", "head down", "Circle",  "spin" and "take a bow". Dogs learn to nudge objects forward with their head, change head positions for the camera, stand in place, turn in a wide circle & perform downward dog bows. Once you learn the basics of clicker training, marking and shaping you can go on to teach your dog any trick you want!

Once you learn the basics of shaping and sequencing,  you can teach your dog any kind of trick or behavior.  These behaviors can be applied to service dog training such as opening drawers, handing items to you, retrieving dropped objects, opening doors, etc.  A valuable class for anyone with a dog that likes to learn!

Class MT2 first class: Learn "FOOT , "PAW" and "CRAWL"
Class MT2 second class: "WATCH IT", "ON YOUR SIDE" , "PLAY DEAD"
Class MT2 third class: "WAVE" and sequencing behaviors to create more complicated tricks.


REQUIREMENTS:

Dogs must be able to sit, down & stay and must not be dog-aggressive. Dogs must be under the control of their handlers so as to provide the best learning environment for everyone. Most importantly, your dog must be food motivated. For dogs that aren't extremely food motivated we suggest that you do not feed your dog the day of class. 

WHAT TO BRING

Clicker, quick-draw treat bag, non-stretch 6-foot leashes, any kind of collar (no harnesses), phonebook-sized book wrapped in duct or gaffer’s tape (minimum 1 inch thick) used to mark "place".  Bring lots of HIGH VALUE soft treats that your dogs go nuts for!  We suggest some small  sized pieces and some medium sized pieces that can be put on the end of a fork.  Bring enough to last the entire hour and make sure they are high value enough to keep your dogs attention until the end of class.  We suggest you bring a few different kinds for variety.  Students are going to get down on the floor with their dogs so please wear comfortable clothes.