Tricky Tricks - Beginner - On Demand
Teach your dog tricks for fun, fitness, to earn titles, or just to show off!
Would you like to have fun teaching your dog tricks? Are you wondering what all the hype and fun of trick dog titles is all about? Do you need some pointers about how to teach tricks or how to adapt training for your individual dog? Then this class is perfect for you!
You'll learn about the various organizations that allow you to earn trick titles with your dog - where you can find them and what their requirements are. Instruction will be provided for teaching your dog 32 tricks! You will learn several ways to teach new trick behaviors, get ideas for how to use tricks creatively, and will try out your creativity in increasing audience appeal of your tricks.
Tricks are great fun to teach our dogs. Some can even be useful around the house and yard. This course will focus on teaching your dog beginner level tricks, which can be used to have fun, to show off, and to earn beginner trick dog titles with your dog! These tricks will form the foundation of learning more complex tricks in the future! All teaching uses positive reinforcement techniques. And dogs of all abilities are welcome! We adapt training to suit the needs of differently-abled dogs as needed.
Debbie Bauer has 28 years of teaching and consulting experience working with dogs and their people. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is also a certified Healing Touch for Animals practitioner, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), as well as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal practitioner.
After teaching a blind and deaf double merle in 1991, Debbie made it her mission to educate others about the issues with merle-to-merle breeding, and the impairments it can cause. She is a highly sought-after expert and spends much time consulting with owners, rescues, shelters, and trainers around the world about working with dogs that are blind, deaf, or both. It is a special passion of hers to show the world that differently-abled dogs can live happy, fulfilled lives as part of a family.
Her blog is an outstanding source of information for anyone interacting with dogs that are deaf or blind/deaf. www.your-inner-dog.blogspot.com. Her website also has various articles pertaining to training and double merles, deaf and blind/deaf dogs. www.yourinnerdog.com.
Besides working with differently-abled dogs, Debbie also specializes in helping dogs that display fearful and reactive behaviors. She has many years of experience rehabilitating dogs rescued from commercial breeding facilities and hoarding situations that display intense fear reactions.
Debbie is the author of several books: Glimmers of Hope; Conversations with Gabe; Through A Dark Silence; and White Dog Blog. She has trained dogs in a variety of activities, including therapy work, flyball, herding, print and media work, obedience, agility, conformation, lure coursing, tricks and scent work. She has over 13 years of experience custom-training assistance dogs, including medical alert dogs, to match the specific needs of each person.
Debbie has a special interest in the holistic side of dog training and wellness. She has completed extensive training in Healing Touch for Animals, Tellington TTouch, animal communication, canine myotherapy, craniosacral techniques, Reiki, canine fitness, and several other modalities. She continues to expand her knowledge and skills to be able to offer the best to the animals and people she works with.