Our motto is “never try to train an unfocused dog”. If you work on focus then everything else you train will be easier. But even if you have an older dog without focus, it’s never too late to make things better! We call focus an “invisible skill”. You don’t see it, but you can tell if it’s missing.
About Deb Jones
Deb Jones is a psychologist who has been training dogs for 25 years. Her academic background in behavioral & social psychology has provided a strong foundation for her understanding of learning and behavior.
In addition, her experience with a wide variety of breeds in a wide variety of dog sports and activities has given her comprehensive hands-on experience. Deb has successfully shown her own Retrievers, Papillons, Shelties, and Border Collies in obedience, agility, and rally.
She has also successfuly worked with thousands of students with a wide variety of breeds, issues, and goals.
About the workshop
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WORKING SPOTS ($150.00)
Working spots are appropriate for dogs that are food-motivated and comfortable working closely with other dogs and people. Trainers should bring LOTS of small soft treats. Appropriate equipment is a flat collar, head halter or harness. No choke, prong or electronic collars are permitted.
Dogs that bark continuously will be asked to leave (without refund).
OBSERVING SPOTS ($75.00)
If you're interested in the workshop, but feel like it would be too challenging for your dog, then an observing spot is the perfect fit. Learn all the skills you need to get better focus and impulse control from your dog and take them home to practice. Detailed worksheets will be provided for each exercise.