Camp R.E.W.A.R.D for Aggressive, Reactive or Shy Dogs
(Realizing Excellence With Attention Redirection and Desensitization)
with Pam Dennison
(Author of How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong and
Bringing Light to Shadow)
3 Day Camp - CEUs pending
June 21, 22, & 23, 2013
Is your dog reactive or aggressive? Are you having problems knowing
how to help him/her? Have you hit a wall and don't know how to
proceed? Are you a trainer that either is or wants to work with
Camp R.E.W.A.R.D. will help you in many ways:
- give you very clear instructions that you can take home with you to
- continue the process
- teach you a great deal about canine body language
- teach you to how to react quickly
- teach you how to "feel" your dog and erect a line of communication
that will go up and down the leash
- really understand how to apply the counterconditioning and desensitization processes in a fun (yes fun!) way
- and so much more!
||Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (without the dogs)
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
||$250.00 (limited to 8 working teams)
$125.00 for unlimited auditors.
Lodging and meals are not included.
||Positive Motivation Dog Training in Washington, NJ
||Click here to download a printer-friendly registration form
to fill out and send with your check.
||Pay by check to:
Pam Dennison, 34 Lakeview Ave., Blairstown, NJ 07825.
|PLEASE NOTE: Coming to one Camp REWARD will NOT cure your dog. Many sessions, less mistakes, more knowledge of the process, more training - THOSE things will help make your dog a whole lot better.
For more details on Camp REWARD and behavior requirements for your dog, SEE BELOW .
If your dog doesn’t have these basic foundation behaviors, you will be required to take my online class before bringing your dog to this seminar. In the meantime, you can come to Camp REWARD as an auditor. Camp REWARD attendees get a discount for taking the online class. $100.00 (savings of $49.95).
You can see the course at www.idiotsguidepositivedogtraining.com Once you pay for the camp, as either a working team or auditor, you will be given a special link for the discount.
Online class website: www.idiotsguidepositivedogtraining.com
The online class starts the 2nd Saturday of every month.
These camps are working camps for aggressive or reactive
dogs. There will be a minimum of two sessions per
day with the dogs, working on individual and group
problems. In addition to the working sessions, there
will be classroom time, discussing foundation behaviors,
calming signals, background information on aggression,
management and how to live with an aggressive dog.
If there is time, we will do other things as well
(depending on the weather and availability), such
as tracking, group trail walking, swimming for both
dogs and people and more.
Disclaimer: Camp R.E.W.A.R.D. was founded
on positive training principles. Therefore, it is
our policy that clients and staff alike in this building
and on these premises or wherever Camp R.E.W.A.R.D.
is held use positive training methods.
Not all dogs are appropriate for a camp setting and
program. If management decides that your dog needs
additional skills prior to participating or is not
a suitable candidate for camp, management reserves
the right to decline his/her continued attendance.
Any individual who engages in conduct with respect
to their dog, or another participant's dog or person
that is deemed inappropriate by management may be
asked to leave the premises. Additionally, if management
perceives a participant's training behavior or mannerism
as inhumane, abusive or hostile, that individual may
be asked to leave the premises.
Refund policy. In the event that you are
asked to leave camp or cannot attend each day of
camp for which you have signed up, management reserves
the right to deny a refund or prorate a portion
of your fees, as management deems appropriate
signing up for camp, it is essential that you read the additional information below!
Additional Camp R.E.W.A.R.D. Information
We are going to be heavily reinforcing the dogs for good behavior, so bring TONS of food cut up into tiny pieces. You probably won’t need to feed your dogs their dinner. Be sure to bring weather appropriate gear for your dogs sun screens for the cars**, crates, water (bring water from home if your dog is fussy), plenty of toys and other types of reinforcers (I WILL be picky about this!). Bring a first aid kit of you have one. Bring regular leashes and regular collars. Any type of head halter, muzzle, shock collar, prong collar or choke collar will not be allowed. X-back sledding harnesses are allowed if you think you need one. Information on obtaining one can be seen at www.blackicedogsledding.com I recommend a few leather leashes of different lengths 6 foot, 15 foot and a 50 foot. Or this harness (tracking harness): Leather Tracking harnesses (padded breastplate) is my other pick for a harness. I have them in stock.
You can see them on my online store. http://www.positivedogs.com/products.html
**Space blankets for your car or van. Be sure to get the clips to attach them to your car or van. http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=218&ParentCat=313
Get at LEAST 4 CLIPS. YOU CAN ALSO GET THOSE AT HARDWARE STORES.
Be comfortable, be calm, be safe. There are some basic behaviors you will need to teach your dog before coming to this seminar. These are for your safety and that of the other attendees. These dogs are here for a reason and we must set everyone up for success.
We don’t want you to have to waste valuable camp time teaching your dogs these behaviors, so please have them intact as much as you can before you come. (see above information about taking my online class to teach these vital foundation behaviors before bringing your dog to camp.)
- Door etiquette teach your dogs to stay while you open doors (building and car doors) and wait until you call them through and then look back to you instantly upon entering the building/room.
- Eye contact
- Name recognition
- Bridge recognition (such as a clicker or the word “yes”)
- Loose leash walking *and* heeling
- Accepting tactile (petting)
- Accepting of other types of reinforcers (other than food)
- Sit and down stays
- Recall amidst distractions (or as best that you can at this point)
- Crate training
Other stuff I wold recommend you bring (not all are required. If you have a question, ask me!):
- Something to cover the bed at the hotel
- Crate for hotel and car
- Chair if we go places
- Leashes of all lengths 6 foot, 15 foot.
- Bug spray for you (depending on the month)
- Sunscreen (depending on the month)
- Video camera, batteries and tapes
- Regular camera
Anything else you need for you and your dog to be more comfortable
- Two ace bandages (NOT the self stick kind) about 2 to 2-1/2” wide (no wider) sewn together to make one really long strip
- Any dumbbells, scent articles, gloves or props for tricks you may have
- Toe nail clippers, brushes, grooming supplies
- Basically anything else you’d need to have when you spend 3 days away from home with your dog (except the kitchen sink).
- Water and food dish
- Plastic bags for poop
- Fanny pack or carpenters nail apron to hold goodies
Even more information
The weather may be unpredictable in April in NJ. It can be rainy,
muddy, warm, hot or feel like spring, so bring all sorts of clothing
options. There may be ticks in April, so you may want to do a topical
tick repellent for your dogs.
Privates with Pam are available:
Privates with Pam will be available on Saturday night, starting at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Additional charge of $50.00 per half hour. Please sign up ahead of time. Topics can be aggression, competition obedience or rally obedience or just plain training in general.
CEU's pending for IAABC and CPDT:
If you are a CPDT or Associate member of the IAABC, let me know ahead of time and I will be able to have your forms ready.