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Targeted Targeting Learn How To Improve your Targeting Mechanics with Yvette Van Veen

  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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 with Yette Van Veen


PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5

Join Yvette for this webinar that delves into some of the more complex uses for targeting. Learn what targeting is. Make use of criteria increases wisely. Achieve the elusive and often difficult to achieve "hold"/duration. Using position of feed to lead into duration quickly and easily. Learn about the problems with pointing at targets can lead to unnecessary "clean up."

Learn how playing to the dog's anatomy and movement can help the training process. Build or decrease intensity based on what one requires. (for example, you might want a offered gently or you might want a gentle nudge to close a door. In other situations, you might want a hard push.)

Webinar Objectives

  • What is targeting? How to use it to create a variety of behaviors.
  • Focusing on beyond basic targeting skills to create a variety of useful and fun behaviors.
  • Learn how to create elusive targeting "holds" that are essential for husbandry (Keep your paw on my hand....hold your chin in my hand....) but also that create those amazing tricks (Dogs balancing things!)
  • Along with nose and paw targets, look at other body targets such as a shoulder target to create the stylized heeling where the dog's shoulder is "stuck" to one's leg. Not the only style of heeling, but it's showy!

About Your Presenter

Yvette is a member of the PPG and is a Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Yvette is also a multiple DWAA award nominee, pet columnist for the Toronto Star and she owns and operates Awesome Dogs in Dorchester, Ontario. Her business specializes in training and problem solving for the companion dog.

Yvette has worked with various Humane Societies and rescue organizations including ARF Ontario. Yvette shares her life with two dogs, Kip the rescue dog who serves as her primary decoy dog and Karma her Border collie. Karma is Yvette’s community canine and visits schools for dog bite prevention education and student stress relief programs.

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