This DVD will teach you how to desensitize and change your dog’s emotional response to things seen or heard at a competition, which will also help your dog learn to cope with things in our crazy human world. This DVD will show you how to prepare dogs for a successful career in dog sports. This is a lead-up training plan for competition and not a ‘how to’ training guide for behaviors dogs will need to know for their particular dog sport. Pamela uses the sport of Agility as an example of how to slowly add distractions in order for dogs to be successful both inside and outside of the ring. She will show you how to teach your dog to be comfortable, confident, build a positive association with distractions, and be able to focus on you instead of worrying or being stressed about things going on in the environment.
A dog sport environment is highly distracting and can cause fear, over-arousal, stress, and a breakdown of performance behaviors. This DVD trains you to be proactive, and focus on preventing problems from occurring in the first place.
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.