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Incredible Tricks Through Shaping Part 5/6: Teach Your Dog to Sit Pretty and Beg presented by Mariah Hinds

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • 1:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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Presented by Mariah Hinds

(Incredible Tricks Through Shaping is a six part webinar series. You can watch one or you can watch six. Each webinar sits as an individual skill training session; however they do build in skill level so if you are a beginner it may be best to do them in order.)

Part 5/6


Have you always wanted to teach your dog to sit pretty? Now you can! We will discuss several methods to teaching your dog to sit pretty from luring to shaping to capturing. We will go through step by step how to teach this fun trick using luring or shaping and the benefits and challenges to each method. We will discuss in detail how to add duration and distance and stimulus control to the behavior. Join us to learn how to teach this fun trick!

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the power of a clicker or reward word
  • Setting up your shaping environment
  • The first thing to click
  • The power of reward placement
  • Removing the prop or your hand
  • Adding duration and the power of reward placement
  • Adding Distance
  • Adding stimulus control
  • Generalizing the behavior

About The Presenter

Mariah, The DogSmith of Charlotte is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. With experience stretching over more than twelve years, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition and third place overall out of 300 competitors. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience and trick training she can help you.

Mariah has a long record of success using positive reinforcement training and believes that rewarding dogs for the behavior you want works and works well. Building appropriate choices is a lot more effective than force, pain or fear. The current research and Mariah’s 12 years of experience in the field validate that the best way to change undesirable dog behavior is through positive reinforcement. Mariah says “we don’t use physical corrections to teach a dog a new behavior because that is simply not necessary or effective”. This doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to carry around reward cookies for the life of your dog. We steadily phase out food rewards once your dog has learned the new behavior and life rewards are introduced to support new behavior retention.

Mariah shares her home with Jada, her 10-year-old Doberman, Clever, her 4-year-old border collie, Talent, the Border collie puppy and 2 cats, Diesel and Spindle.

Join Mariah in one of her webinars and find out how much fun teaching obedience, tricks and manners can be for everyone!

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