|Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 12:13pm PST |
|Here are some of his videos: The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers
Others can be found on the Leerburg site, and he has a lot of DVDs.
I really like his obedience work. Love the way the dogs look and the precision.
I found this really interesting:
An introduction to Michael’s training system in theory and practice.
This course is a great stepping off point for anyone interested in our school, and is a prerequisite for many of our other courses. It details all the fundamentals of our approach to obedience and the dog/handler relationship, and helps the trainer build the “toolbox” he/she will use throughout the training process. This course thoroughly covers classical and operant conditioning, our reward based teaching systems, the use of verbal markers for communication, as well as building behavior through luring, spatial pressure, “leash pressure,” and shaping. We discuss the thoughtful introduction of aversives, and the creation of motivation in your dog through productive play. There will be both a lecture/theory portion, covering the science of the training, and a practical portion, that puts the theory into play. There are no prerequisites for this class. Students must bring a dog for the practical phase."
I think I have an idea by what he means by spatial pressure, but I really don't know much about it.
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