Play Master 3 Day Course with Kay Laurence

Forest of Dean

12 January 2018 at 9:00 to 14 January 2018 at 17:00

at Forest Oak Farm, Purlieu, GL15 4LN Lydney, Gloucestershire

dogs course

Play together. Live together.
Play is ultimate communication that enhances our relationship and develops connection. From gentle, sleepy games to exquisite physical exercise.

We should all enjoy play. We need to play with clear purpose, good intention and a defined objective. Dogs will be more than happy to teach us play skills, but we should never forget that what we are practising can quickly, super quick, turn into permanent.

The return with the toy that morphs into a fly-pass.
~ This can be shaped to a masterly retrieve for pleasure.
The ball catcher that plays get-it-from-me-if-you-can.
~ This can be safely develop to building fitness and speed.
The tugger that see shoulder surgery as a necessity.
~ This can become a shared give and take without conflict.
The Whippit chasing that goes beyond sensibility.
~ This can used to develop exquisite co-ordination.

Games can be your most valued classroom, teaching skills, used as reinforcers, changing emotional states.

This course will teach a wide variety of games, their safety limitations, risk analysis and values.
How to draw out the instinctive behaviours of the individual dogs giving the added incentives.
Using games to relieve stress, build fitness, replace conflicting outings.
Merge these play-skills into usable training and build a long term process of reinforcement.

Workshop opens 9am for 9.30 start, finishing by 5.30pm. Tea and Coffee included
Limited to 10 participants. All dogs play one at a time, dogs will need to rest in your car when not actively playing.
Book before Dec 11th £180, after Dec 11th £195 for participants.
Non-participants (spectators) £120


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