This DVD focuses on teaching innovative safe ways to combine canine freestyle tricks in a disc dogging routine. This is not just for disc doggers, but anyone interested in training eye catching tricks and putting behavior chains together. Pamela will show you how to train complex tricks by breaking them down in an easy step–by-step process to ensure success. Some tricks include: Acrobatic tricks - such as the chest rebound, cartwheel, flip-dog-catch; Crowd Pleasing tricks - such as wide circles, backing up at a distance; and Jumping tricks – including jumping over the legs, arms and back. The DVD will cover ways to make your routine more interesting and flowing with the use of choreography and transitions. Pamela explains how to train your dog to work for any reward, whether it be with food, toys, play or other learned behaviors, and the benefits of this training.
You will also learn how to fade the Frisbee, in other words, teach your dog to do behaviors without having to have a disc in your hand. The technical skills of throwing the disc are not covered in this DVD, but the importance of keeping your dog safe and injury free. This DVD also provides tips on building a routine, and music editing.
Pamela Johnson is a dog trainer and educator with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and a M.A in Education Curriculum Development. As a full time middle school PE teacher, Pamela feels that many of the skills she uses to teach children transfer nicely to training dogs. Her passion is using force free training methods for behavior modification, as well as training complex behaviors and tricks. She thrives on the challenge of coming up with creative new ways to train dogs. Pamela believes that every dog she works with teaches her more about training, patience and, most importantly, how to be a better person. Pamela traveled to Vancouver with Emily Larlham to team-teach a Canine Freestyle seminar, and has taught multiple dog training seminars in North America. She writes the “10 Minute Trainer” section for Dog’s Naturally Magazine. She is well known around the world for her training videos on her Youtube channel “pamelamarxsen" Here she posts free tutorial videos in order that more people may discover the magic of progressive reinforcement training! Her business Pam’s Dog Training Academy is based in San Diego, California. She is a CPDT-KA, a professional member of the APDT as well as the PPG.