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A Positive Rattlesnake Avoidance Training & Safety Program

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A Positive Rattlesnake Avoidance Training and Safety Program

Keep your dog safe when faced with danger!

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This program focuses on keeping your dog safe when faced with rattlesnakes. However, all the games and training techniques can be used to keep your dog safe from anything that is dangerous (Scorpions, Poisonous Frogs, Skunks, other Poisonous/Venomous Snakes, etc.), not just rattlesnakes.

In this DVD you will learn how to train behaviors designed to move dogs away from rattlesnakes and or to stay close to the handler when in areas prone to rattlesnakes using fun games. Game categories are: attention, settle, safety (example: body blocking trained as a behavior), luring, targeting, leash walking, impulse control, recall, and stay. Ultimately, you will be training your dog to view being with you highly valuable and want to stay with and pay attention to you instead of checking out what is in the environment.

You will also learn how to train a variety of tricks, use agility skills and canine freestyle behaviors to keep and move your dog away from rattlesnakes or other dangerous critters. The goal is to have fun with your dog as you are teaching skills that could save his life. In addition to all the relationship building games, trick, agility and freestyle training, you will learn how to train dogs to automatically move away from rattlesnakes (with or without you present) using sound, sight, scent and movement. Although this section of the DVD is more advanced, anyone can have success with Pam’s easy to train methods.

The methods used in this DVD are completely force free and require some clicker/marker training knowledge.

This program uses remote controlled snakes, fake snakes, snake sounds and dead snakes (snake skin or snake feces), but you could use live snakes if you are comfortable with them and treat them humanely.

This DVD is a complete guide and gives you insight into rattlesnake behavior, teaches you simple ways to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes, answers questions about rattlesnakes, provides helpful tips on safety and will even walk you through a variety of ways to make your backyard safe and rattlesnake free.

Through the use of the training games and skills in this DVD, you will build an amazing relationship with your dog and doing so, you will be able to protect your canine companion from rattlesnakes and keep him safe in other dangerous situations.

You can purchase your copy on my website for $39.99

*  If you don’t see it up on my website yet, please feel free to email me “Pamela Johnson” at pamsdogacademy@gmail.com and send a direct payment to PayPal using my email pamsdogacademy@gmail.com to reserve your copy.

Here is a Tawzer Dog short YouTube Video with a little taste of what is on my DVD.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfKby5gXvt0

Performance Puppy Tips

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  Welcome to Performance Puppy Tips!

This is a performance puppy tips program and all content will be posted in a closed Facebook group.  The content of this group will only be for members.  Members will see video, be a part of discussions, learn training concepts, see my puppy plan photos and pictures of my new puppy as she grows up. NEW PUPIf you would like to learn more about clicker training, have fun, learn important behaviors/things to train puppies (or dogs if you don’t have a puppy), then this program is for you.

To become a member of this group, please send me a direct payment through PayPal using my email address (pamsdogacademy@gmail.com) to purchase a membership.  Once you purchase a membership, you will be able to send a request to join this Facebook page and I will add you as a member.

$25 for each 8 week part
Sign up for one part at a time or all five parts for $100 and save $25.

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 1 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 2 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 3 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 4 (8 Weeks)

Performance Puppy Tips: Part 5 (8 Weeks)

In this group, I will share puppy performance training tips (videos, concepts, discussions, photos of my puppy plans and photos of my puppy) as I work with my new puppy. When something important comes up and I feel that others should know about it, then I will share the tip here on this page only.

The tips in this program will be specific for puppies. However, all of my training methods, games and training in general can be used with a puppy or dog.

Anyone building a working relationship with their dog for a specific dog sport will benefit from being a part of this group. I am calling it “Performance Puppy Tips”, because you will see me work with my new puppy as well as discuss important topics that come up as I train/work with my puppy.  You will also see how I work with and incorporate my other dogs into the training process along side my new puppy.

Members will be able to ask me questions and engage in discussions that pertain to specific posts. However, I will not answer training questions! If you have a training questions/issue and would like help solving it, I offer “One on One Online Training Classes”.  2 weeks for $40 and I will help you with your training needs through video and written plans. www.pamsdogtraining.com Pam’s Dog Academy also offers Online Classes:  Clicker Training Basics, Loose Leash Walking, Rock Solid Stay, Play-N-Train Recalls and Insider Secrets to Canine Freestyle. If you are a CPDT, you can earn CEU’s when you take my online classes.

This group is for ANYONE: Trainers, pet dog owners, those preparing for competition and those that just want to have fun and build a better relationship with their dog!

If your goal is to compete or simply just to have fun with your dog, the most important thing you can do is build a strong positive relationship with your dog.  A relationship that is built on trust and cooperation.  Once you have a great working partner/relationship with your dog, the sky is the limit as to what you both can accomplish.

I look forward to sharing my insight and ultimately helping you train your performance puppy or dog through throughout this program.

A few categories that I will be working on with my puppy:
Socialization
Handling
Focus Building
Learning Methods
Trick/Behaviors Training
Sport Foundation Training
Safety Behaviors
Recall Games
Building Calmness
Proofing Behaviors

All training methods are force free, positive and without punishment/intimidation!

Welcome to Performance Puppy Tips!
Pamela, Isabelle, Bandit, Twix and my new puppy (that does not have a name yet)

Training Rattlesnake Avoidance the Force Free Way!

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Pam’s Dog Academy was invited to Pleasanton, CA by Dodger’s Paws owned by Christine Salazar to do a 2 day Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Seminar.

It was a wonderful weekend…  Dogs learned to focus and listen to their owners in addition to learning to avoid rattlesnakes through sight, scent, sound and movement.  With this training the sight, sound and or scent of the rattlesnake becomes the cue and the handler does not need to be present for the dog to understand to move away from the rattlesnake or any dangerous thing you would like your dog to avoid.

A few behaviors taught in my program:

Attention Games

Impulse Control Games

Body Blocking Trained as a Behavior and other Safety Games

Leash Walking Skills and Games

Stay Games

Using Tricks and Agility Behaviors to keep your dog safe or move to safety…

Using the old cue new cue method to teach dogs to move away from snakes…

Desensitizing dogs to avoid and ignore moving objects which could be used for any animal, skateboard, bike, car, etc…

Recall Games

and SO MUCH MORE!

In this seminar I teach attendees how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes, rattlesnake behavior, rattlesnake fencing, and more.

We had 12 dogs and all did an outstanding job.  The best part was that not one dog was punished and were praised/rewarded for making right choices.

It was simply an amazing weekend!

If you would like to learn how to train dogs to avoid rattlesnakes using force free methods, please contact Pamela Johnson at pamsdogacademy@gmail.com.  I would be happy to do a seminar and or train your trainers.

Also, keep an eye out for my “Positive Rattlesnake Avoidance Training and Safety Program” DVD coming out through Tawzer Dog, soon.

Here is a link to a recorded webinar that Pamela Johnson did through the PPG (Pet Professional Guild) on Training Rattlesnake Avoidance the Force Free Way…  http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/event-1913569

Pam’s Dog Academy was also quoted and mentioned in the Whole Dog Journal: http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/18_5/features/Snake-Aversion-Without-Shock_21208-1.html

Here are just a few amazing shots of some of the dogs at the seminar.  They were all completely focused and awesome!

Have fun training your dog!

Pamela Johnson, B.S., M.A., CPDT-KA and owner of Pam’s Dog Academy

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