Saturday, November 28, 2009

Training "workouts"

I'm a member of the Lomita Obedience Training Club, and am starting to schedule informal training "workouts" with folks on a weekend morning in one of two parks in Palos Verdes Estates.

A "workout" means we get together to do some training exercises that are best done with other dogs present-- for example, it's harder for dogs to perform reliable recalls and stays in the presence of other dogs. We will work on many basic behaviors, and will also work on "real life" behaviors such as how to go under a chair at a cafe and stay politely and quietly while the owner has a nice coffee and chats with friends. And how to continue to do that even if another dog walks by and sniffs.

I'll be sending invitations to these "workouts" to the members of the club. I encourage anyone in the South Bay who's interested in learning how to train their dog to consider taking the classes with the LOTC. It's a great starting point and they use lots of positive reinforcement (I'm an avid clicker trainer. See for more info on clicker training).

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