This is a course for you, if you want to work with your dog on getting a large behaviors repertoire, and rely on as little helping tools as possible.
In this course we will work with breaking down all the things you would like your learner to able to do, into single behaviors. We focus on developing multiple of the skills you and your learner need, to teach them exactly what you dream off. We do this by shaping and capturing behaviors, and we work with them off cue, to make sure we get the exact behavior.
The focus of this course is to get the learner started on offering behaviors. We will try to build a big repetoire of behaviors, so that our learners get creative and become an very active part of our training. If you want to start all the behaviors this course covers, there is going to be quite a lot of work – so be prepared for that.
The behaviors we will cover in this course are:
- Heel position
- Hold it
Under each behavior box, there are several behaviors. We will go through a few of them, and you are always free to chose which behaviors you would like to focus on. We will also discuss the topics of:
- Off cue
This course focus will be working without treats in hand and helping as little as possible, without leaving your animal frustrated.
We give the learner the highest rage of choice we can, and teach the learner to actively take part in the training. This will be part 1, where you get introduced to all of the behaviors, and then select 1 to work with from every box.
In vol. 2, we will work more on fluency and adding variations to the behaviors. This course is suitable for you if you would like your dog to offer you more behaviors and like to shape them in the direction you want. If you already have all the above behaviors off cue, part 2 would be a suitable option for you.
June 30, 2023
The idea as such “attach a cue when the behavior is fluent” cannot even grasp the concept and possibilities which are revealed by the way of working of Catja and her course “Off Cue, Off Control”. Never before became it so clear to me that the one behaviour builds on the one before. You might read my sentence and think “of course …”. I can only say that there is a different level and experience behind this way of working which challenged me more than my leaner (I have to admit). I really enjoyed the quietness of this work and I became so much more aware of my body in relation to my learner and in the environment.
When I got stuck Catja was always there for me with an alternative approach. She is a very thoughtful and compassionate instructor and she supported me in a wonderful way.
This course has more than 6 weeks material (at least for me) and will accompany me so much longer.
Catja, thank you so much for your warm and understanding support which I really appreciated very much.
June 30, 2023
Just superb Catja thank you so much! Working through the course has totally changed my way of thinking about cues. I would have added them previously long before we became fluent so seeing how this works so well has been eye opening and I haven’t missed the cues one bit in the process. We’ve become fascinated by Hold and Heel both of which would have been on my ‘ I might train this one day if there’s nothing else appealing to train’ ( in other words I WONT be training those!!) Already looking forward to refining both in Part 11 course ?
You are a very kind trainer always finding something encouraging to say even when we made an arse of things and coming up with great ideas when we needed to think outside the box .It’s been a super fun journey and there’s no doubt that Pie has enjoyed it just as much as me!
5 stars for sure!!!
June 30, 2023
I highly enjoyed this course, I cannot praise Catja enough for her kind support and genuine interest as a teacher. She has a real skill for seeing the tiniest things you can change that make a massive difference on the behaviour and also thinking outside of the box. She is the perfect guide to develop your own handling as well. We made progress on the retrieve, where we have been stuck on the hold meaning chewing for months on end and finally got a bit of a breakthrough and some hope =) The lectures are very structured and you get a skillset and a sort of checklist you can use for future training sessions as, this is truly lifelong learning and I am looking forward to the next course with Catja, hopefully in spring 2021! Words are not enough to express my gratitude for all the take-aways from the course <3
June 30, 2023