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Using Snuffle Matz

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SNUFFLE MATZ by Pam’s Dog Academy

Our Snuffle Mat is the BEST because: 

They are Machine WASHABLE!

Dryer SAFE!

LIGHT WEIGHT

A Mentally Stimulating Puzzle Game/Toy & TRAINING TOOL for dogs and cats…

Dogs love to sniff, search and find their food and treats. This engages their mind, which encourages natural foraging skills and instincts.

Snuffle Mats can be used in many different ways!

Mental Stimulation – which encourages the dog or cat to use their nose and satisfies their instinct to search for food.

Dog Training Tool – Agility training, recall training, obedience training, trick and canine freestyle training, manners, behavior issues or behavior problems.

Slow Down the Chow Hound – If you have a dog that eats their dinner too fast, which is harmful for their digestion system. You can put your dogs dinner in the Snuffle Mat. Since the food is scattered in the mat, it takes your dog longer to find his/her food.

Calm your dog – If your dog is over aroused or excited in certain situations, you can use the mat to allow your dog to sniff and search for treats or food. Sniffing has a calming effect on dogs and reduces anxiety. Snuffle Mats can help with reactivity and behavior problems by getting dogs to sniff and calm themselves in the process.

Give your dog a job – Snuffle Mats give your dog a job and this will help burn some excess physical energy. While the dog is sniffing out food, the dog is not busy doing inappropriate behaviors.

For your cat – you can sprinkle dry food or treats on the mat or you can spray or use dry catnip on the mat. Cats love rubbing on the mat as well as eating the treats/food from the mat.

Snuffle Matz are fun!

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50% OFF through March – Coupon Code: SPRING2018

Snuffle Matz “Idea Videos” YouTube Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBGrEegURGZD9ghX9EEcrPr4bfFJ-L5Kh

Safety!

Supervise your dog when using the snuffle mat. If left out with your dog, your dog could tear up and eat the fabric on the mat, which could be very harmful or even fatal for your dog.

Using Back Chaining to Train Tricks, Dog Sports and Real World Behaviors

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Using Back Chaining to Train Tricks, Dog Sports and Real World Behaviors

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You will be able to purchase this DVD from Pam’s website at http://pamsdogacademy.tictail.com/product/using-back-chaining-to-train-tricks-dog-sports-and-real-world-behaviors  $39.95

This DVD goes over the in’s and out’s of training back chains and discusses a few non- traditional back chaining concepts. You will learn what back chains are and why you should use back chaining.

If you have tried to learn how to back chain in the past, but felt it was too confusing, then you will love this DVD. The goal is to teach you how to train using back chains in a simple understandable way. If you have been training back chains for years and would like a new perspective with new ideas on how to train back chains then this DVD would benefit you as well.

You will learn important concepts such as: Verbal/Visual Cues, Stimulus Control, Variable Reinforcement Schedules, Rewarding in Position, Repetition, Adding Criteria, Fluency, Premack Principle, Anticipation, Using Extra Cues, Fading Cues, Proofing, Systematic Learning and Conditioned Reinforcers. Knowing and understanding these concepts will help you be successful when training and building back chains.

The behaviors taught in this DVD range from tricks (clean up your toys, go to the crate and close the crate door, and much more), dog sports (canine freestyle routines, disc dogging routines, flyball, agility contacts, weave poles, rally and more), to real world behaviors (no jumping on people, going inside the house, getting in the car, etc) with step by step instruction on the process to back chaining each one. You will find training back chains to be easy and fun with Pamela Johnson’s DVD.

 

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)