Here’s a short blog post (mostly videos!) of some example of training sessions where I was able to use a distinct pattern for the dog to get reinforceable behavior quickly.

What you need

  • starting point – this is typically a station for my young dogs
  • behavior – eye contact, positions, weaves, contact, etc
  • reinforcement strategy – dish, manners minder, pre-placed toy
  • a direct route from where the reinforcement was collected back to the starting point

Here is a pattern used with Shrek for the behavior of eye contact.

Here is a pattern used with Gletta for running through channel weaves.

Here is a pattern used with Gletta for sequencing and building obstacle focus.


How can you use a pattern in your next training session?

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Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.