PB101 (1 day lecture):
The history of Pit Bulls and Dog Fighting. The truth about the breed and the selective pressures that made them. Understanding how the old dogmen created dog aggression, and how we can avoid accidentally creating it. What training methods and concepts they used that WERE good, and we should consider keeping or expanding on! How use this understanding to integrate dogs with fighting tendencies into a home. Or, RE integrate dogs after a fight. No hands on training will be done. This is Lecture, and interactive Q & A only. May be added on before a regular workshop. Or as a stand alone lecture.
Play As The Way (2 day working & Audit):
This will discuss the concept or addressing foundation training through game play. These games will develop relationship, as well as skills that you will use to navigate the world. This training is fun, and fair. It is biologically fulfilling, and emotionally uplifting. There will be games with toys, food, leashes, harnesses, and yourself. This foundation program will give your dog biological fulfillment. And, it will give both of you the skills to handle life. IF there are any issues that remain after you finish your foundation…. The relationship and skills you make through these games, will help carry you through that rehab process. Yes, training like this is fun. And…. It works.
Learn Your Dog (2 day working & Audit):
This is for teams who already have a grasp of the material in the Play as the Way workshop. Whether it is from attending a workshop, or working with a trainer that understands the concept. In this workshop we will work with different teams to handle their specific issues/goals. This may mean trouble shooting one of their foundation skills. Going into advanced versions of them, like advanced toys, and sports Poles, and Spring Poles. Wall Climb and Weight Pull. This is also where the unique rehab drills can be done. Faith In Handler. Trust Obstacles. Empowered Desensitization. Etc…. Because of this, every seminar will be different. As every team will be dealing with unique and specific things. No two will ever cover the exact same material.
Other recommended workshops:
Chad Mackin: If you haven’t already attended or hosted a Chad Mackin workshop, you owe it to yourself to attend one! In fact…. You should book it first! His work has been a MAJOR influence on my approach. I would not be the trainer I am, if not for Chad. He is the main influence on my work.
Ivan Balabanov: The Catalyst of my studying Tug and play as a complete system. The other main pillar of my work.