Everyone can benefit from these games. We have presented them in a way that someone with no experience training dogs can understand the "what" and the "why" of the game. We have incorporated a plethora of information into each game, so an experienced dog trainer can learn new tricks to incorporate into their groundwork.
Each of these games will also help establish the ground work for many of your more advanced obedience behaviors. Each game also has many real-world applications. For example, the "food on the floor" game will help your dog learn impulse control and at the same time your dog will learn not to eat food that you drop or leave out. We turn the restrained recall, which is the foundation to a formal recall, into a fun game for the entire family. These games are meant to be fun for you and your dog, while at the same time offering huge training benefits.
This is an 8 week course. You will learn 2 new games each week, except for week 3. We felt that the recall is by far the most important behavior to teach a dog. Therefore we dedicated the entire week to nothing but restrained recalls.
If you already have the Relationship Games DVD that goes along with this course you will have a head start but there is still more to learn. This course will cover what is in the DVD along with more examples, instructor feedback, 4 new games, and most importantly, interaction with your fellow students.
By the end of this 8 week course you will have an amazing relationship with your dog. All of our games have practical applications in themselves. However, we have organized them in a way to help build the level of engagement with your dog. This translates into a dog who wants to be with you, wants what you have, and most importantly wants to learn. Training should be fun for both you and your dog. This course is going to be fun and beneficial for both.