Monday, November 28, 2016
Training Fudge Recipe
This tantalizing treat offerdigestive support, and quick draw consistency of its whole wheat competitors, but for Trainers like myself who tend to toss back a few packs of edible secondary reinforcers; precisely measured; for optimal calorie intake.
With its harvest seasonal alternative ingredient options. These one of a kind soft chew morsels really go a step above to help rotate ingredients; to potential expand the palette. To better keep the game of training motivating, and progressive.
½ lbs of Gluten Free Flour (Tapioca or mix that of works best.)
4 large eggs
4 ripe bananas (optional compensate with one additional egg.)
1 lbs of peanut butter
15 oz of pumpkin or sweet potato puree
Preheat your oven to 318 degrees. Lay batter in 9x13 baking sheet.
Bake on 318 degrees for 25 minutes or until cooked thru. Let it cool overnight.
Cut; bag and store in the fridge or freeze what you don’t want to use.
Guest Authored by Christine Broadhurst. Empowered by the Treat Fairy.
Edible Secondary Reinforcement; Training Using Treats
When training your dog make sure you have different types of treats. It will be easier when you have different options to offer your dog. Such as hot dogs, cheese, chicken, kibble, veggies and dog treats. Make sure that the portions are made up small morsels; average size of a pea for a 50+ pound dog. Get the most out of a training sessions with frequent reinforcement, and untimely Jackpots. Always keep the calories within the recommended daily amount for your dog. Consult your Veterinarian to discuss your dog's body index, diet, and nutritional, or supplemental needs.
When teaching your dog by lure; you are simply luring the dog into a sit, down, stand, etc. And thus your dog will follow the baited hand, and your dog should move accordingly into the desired position to then be marked; with either your Clicker, Marker Cue, or Consistent Primary Reinforcement option chosen. Once the dog maintains a 80 to 90% accuracy. You can begin to fade the food lure, and begin to add a cue to the behavior. Again, proofing the skills to hand signals a vocal cues.
If you capture your dog's desired behaviors outside of the training session, or out of turn from the topic at hand. For this you simply mark the behavior or action with your primary reinforcer, followed by the secondary scrumptious delight cleverly awarded.
Offer a mix of both targeted skills and dedicated training time towards your canines lifestyle while in your charge, but also Listen with Your Eyes, and capture those behaviors; unlock those progressive ambitions.
~ the Treat Fairy
This article was inspired by Training with Treats, an American Kennel Club manual. Related links.
A Guide to Dog Treats by Woofipedia powered by the American Kennel Club.
From inside the Treat Fairy's kitchen my favorite easy make Dog Biscuit by Christine Broadhurst Empowered by the Treat Fairy sponsored by Committed Canines Dog Services, LLC.
Best Dog Treats According to Trainers by Woofipedia powered by the American Kennel Club.
From inside the Treat Fairy's kitchen my favorite Gluten-Free Dog Training Fudge by Christine Broadhurst Empowered by the Treat Fairy sponsored by Committed Canines Dog Services, LLC.
Two Dog Treats Recipe You Can Make From Home by Woofipedia powered by the American Kennel Club.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
I wanted an option to be able to better proof position, and form for my cruckid canine. being able to modify the space more effectively to build better posture, and confidence at the same time. This is my home parkour building experiences.
Dog Sense (information) by Neil Hutchins Resto 'Clicker Training Animals': Canine Horizontal (platform non slip) Balance Bea...: Instructions coming soon!
Your classes won't be complete without the proper equipment. Below is a list of all the required essentials. You are welcome to sway from the list by brand if you are currently using another product, but use of electronic collars, remotes, pinch, prong, or choke collars are strictly prohibited. Thank you.
1. Treats. Three Types. Grade A; highest value. Grade B; generic value. Grade C; base value.
*As a clicker trainer I highly recommend a low calorie reward like cheerios; for your class C, and Kibble for your B. So, you veterinarian should like me too.
1B. A Good instructor will always suggest a toy, ball,tug, or all of the above; to help motivate the training session; to the next level.
2. Stop the pulling while using an Easy Walker or Gentle Leader; from premier pet products. The both offer great benefits, and of course easy to come by. No special websites. Just the store.
3. Not just one lead. All good training programs will work a close range, and distance education program. Our does that. This is why we require a short lead, no less than 6 feet; unless suggested by the trainer, and a 20 to 30 foot long line for stay, recall, and others. No retractable leads.
4. Treat bag. You wouldn't be complete without having the secondary reinforcement close at hand. Having a treat bag helps you to proactively teach your dog how to be a Canine Good Citizen; and you are a Responsible Dog Owner for teaching them.
5. Your training toolbox isn't complete without a clicker. I provide them to all training clients, but for those of you joining us for the first time. I highly recommend; use, and distribute iClick large button clicker from Karen Pryor.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
How to become an SDTA compliant team
The Service Dog Trainers Association™ aka Committed Canines DOG Services, LLC; uses the American Kennel Club© curriculum’s and evaluations for the timeline of testing and training a Service Dog and its Public Access.
We do require that the handler and dog complete:
• STAR Puppy course and evaluation (if the candidate is under one years old),
• the handler and Service Dog candidate must also complete a 6 week minimum group training course geared towards Service Dogs or public access and the Canine Good Citizen© evaluation,
• the handler and Service Dog candidate must complete a 6 week minimum group training course geared towards Service Dogs or public access and the Community Canine© evaluation,
• and finally must complete a 6 week minimum group training course geared towards Service Dogs or public access and the Canine Good Citizen Urban© evaluation; in order to be eligible for our Public Access Test.
As a Service Dog trainer compliant with the Service Dog Trainers Association™; it is important that you understand this process, and agree to train and test by it.
Any team (NOT TRAINED BY COMMITTED CANINES DOG SERVICES, LLC) wishing to enroll in our membership; must first complete the application process.
Once the application process is complete the team must supply their SDTA counselor with copy of all required American Kennel Club© STAR Puppy©, Canine Good Citizen©, Community Canine©, and Urban Canine proof of evaluation ONLY, all teams not trained by Committed Canines Dog Services, LLC are not required to retake any training unless the so choose.
If additional training is needed to complete the above mentioned evaluations; it must be conducted by an approved Service Dog trainer, or using ONLY modern and progressive dog training protocols such as those written in ‘The least intrusive effective behavior intervention (LIEBI) algorithm and levels of intrusiveness table: a proposed best practices model. Version 5.0’ and outlined in the Progressive Dog Trainers Manifesto . This means the use of physical molding, harsh corrections, fear, intimidation, electronic collars of any kind, pinch or prong collars, and currently slip leads or choke chains.
NOTE from the American Kennel Club©; that all evaluations pertaining to the Canine Good Citizen© programs conducted on a Service Dog, and their handler, must accommodate the Service Dogs regular gear.
There is a $250 non refundable application fee.