Saturday, March 2nd, 900 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Demos, working sessions
Working Spot (dog and handler) ***FULL (email firstname.lastname@example.org to be wait listed)
Audit (human only)
Suitable for bite sport teams wishing to give the dog a clear understanding of exactly which behaviors will give access to the decoy or helper and for all dog sport teams wishing for increased control in high arousal. Creating a thinking and listening dog as you begin teaching each exercise can avoid having to correct problems as you move forward.
In this seminar there will be some short lecture and demonstration, and then time for each working team to practice and problem solve depending on what they need to work on. Expect to see work on start lines, building value of play around the decoy/helper, heeling around the decoy/helper, call offs, grip development, line handling, etc. Emphasis will be on identifying and supplying the appropriate level of challenge for each dog, and on recommending ongoing exercises that can be practiced by each team when they do not have ready access to a regular decoy or helper.
About Chad Byerly:
Chad is a reward-based dog trainer, training decoy, Mondioring competitor, and Mondioring trial decoy.
As a trainer and competitor he and his German Shepherd Dog Sagan von Schadt have achieved her MRII title. They won 3rd place at this year’s USMRA National Championship event, and are working toward her MRIII. Chad is the training decoy for Fair Play Mondio, and also helps teams from other clubs.