While the Tricks for a Great Bond DVD addresses how to teach tricks in general (with some basic explanations of shaping, etc.), Tricks for Better Thinking Skills really explores the dog's mind in all its dimensions, allows you to see how your dog thinks, and learn how he learns. The tricks explained are Silvia's favorite 10+ tricks that help the dog to learn the concepts of learning. You'll be working on the dog's problem solving, complex thinking and generalization skills. Silvia says, "I sure hope you'll have as much fun with this training as we do! And I promise that after mastering the tricks from this DVD, every next thing you teach your dog will be a piece of cake."
• throwing blanket over the head
• holding a bottle with a paw
• picking up an object to hold with a paw
• wrap into the blanket
• floor cleaning
• nose tricks
• sorting objects to other objects
• drumming with an object
Silvia Trkman has been in agility since 1992. She is a 14-time national champion of Slovenia, with five different dogs, and a 14-time World Team member, with five different dogs. Silvia has won the FCI Agility World Championships two times. Her training methods are best known for producing fast, happy, and healthy dogs, tight turns and, of course, running contacts.