6-Week Class

Better Still: Stays Without Frustration

Start Date: August 1, 2024
Registration Opens: July 22, 2024

Class Description

Are you tired of your dog constantly offering behaviors when you’re trying to teach them to stay still? Welcome to “Better Still: Stays Without Frustration,” a class designed for dogs who thrive on activity and are eager to please but struggle with stillness.

In this class, I’ll address the common challenge of dogs who love to offer behaviors in anticipation of feedback from their handler. I understand the frustration that comes with this behavior, (trust me, I’ve been there!), and the goal is to transform that frustration into success by teaching your dog to find calmness and confidence in stillness.

“Better Still” focuses on teaching your dog that silence from the handler is a signal of correctness. Through positive reinforcement techniques and clear communication, we’ll guide your dog toward understanding that remaining still is the desired behavior.

Throughout the class, we’ll work on building duration in stillness, gradually increasing the time your dog can maintain focus and calm without the need for constant feedback. By reinforcing the concept that quietness equals correctness, we aim to cultivate stillness in your dog without the need to offer movement.

This class is ideal for operant dogs who enjoy offering behaviors and are ready to master the art of staying still without frustration. There are no pre-requisites for this class.  If you’d like stays without frustration, this is the class for you!

Class Syllabus