Anxiety Tasks CDN$35

 
Class goals:

Your dog learns how to do an anxiety alert or self-harm interruption for any stress sign you choose. 

He will also learn how to:

  • do a nose poke or nudge as alert behavior
  • do a chin rest as alert behavior
  • apply deep pressure therapy (squeeze-box effect) in 2 positions (sitting, laying down)
  • physically block you from other people or stressors (give space between you and people in front or behind you in a line-up for example)
  • pull forward in a light mobility harness
  • find and lead you to an exit (The class gets you a good start on this behavior but it will take longer than a month to teach and generalize the various aspects of this challenging task.)

Over 100 step by step videos and a training checklist are included in this class.
This class is suitable for owner-trainers and professional trainers wanting to learn how to train the tasks for a person with a disability.

Bonus Materials: 10 Techniques how to use your service dog or SDit to ground you before or when anxiety or panic hits.

Prerequisites: 
This class builds on knowledge from the Foundations classes for both dog and handler so it is highly recommended that you have taken them before this class or have a strong understanding of the principles of marker-based training and techniques for teaching basic body awareness.

These specific behaviors are needed:
*following a nose target 2 feet
*adding a cue
*paw target from 20 feet
*staying with the handler as the team moves through a doorway and outside. Here's a video on how to train this.

Optional: 
*curling up (put chin on hip)
*laying on his side
*backing up in heel position 5 steps

 

Note: This class is NOT included in part of the school bundle for $380.

 

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