Learn the importance of body language when communicating with your dog and experience how orientation will lead to a good lead walking. The course is the basis for the advanced body language course
participants- 4 (closed group)
place- Woking, Surrey
date – Sat 15th of March 2014 (3 weeks)
costs – 40 £ for three 1 hour sessions
Advanced body language and lead training
The basis for good on lead walking is orientation – with a good orientation off lead walking will become a new experience. The course will build on the body language and communication course and can only be booked after successful completion of body language and communication.
Participants – 4 (closed group)
Ort – Woking, Surrey
Date – to be confirmed (3 weeks)
Costs – 40 £ for three 1 Hour sessions
|WHAT||„Do as I do“ – 2 day workshop with Claudia|
|WHEN||Saturday – Sunday 12th /13th October 2013|
|WHERE||Ruxbury Farm, St. Ann’s Hill Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9NL, UK|
|FOR WHOM||dog owners who want to try something different, dog trainers.
people who are just curious, people with dogs and people without dogs
|HOW MUCH||handler with 1 dog 180, – £ spectator without dog 100, – £|
|WHAT ELSE||tea coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please bring a snack for
your dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. There will be breaks
in between and the possibility of a joint dinner on Saturday.
Your dog needs to know the command “stay” and can show at least three different behaviours on command (behaviours the handler can also do, like for example: lay down, roll, paw – sit is excluded as dogs usually sit in their “stay”)
Social learning means being able to acquire new behaviours by observing others.
New ethological studies of the Department of Ethology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (under the supervision of Dr. Ádám Miklósi ) reveal the social-cognitive abilities of dogs and demonstrate that the social skills of the dogs are so well developed that dogs can learn new tricks, simply by imitating humans.
“Do as I do” is a new training method that is based on the social skills of dogs, especially their ability to imitate people. Through this method, dogs learn new behaviours by observing and imitating their owners.
Claudia Fugazza is probably the first dog trainer and researcher of canine ethology who has developed this research into a training method. Dog owners and trainers can learn how to use “Do as I do”, discover new talents and abilities in their dogs, and strengthen their relationship with their dogs.
(please note the workshop takes place indoors and outdoors – please bring appropriate clothing)
Saturday 4 pm – 9pm
theory: dogs and social learning , training protocol phase 1
exercise: the imitation rule 1
theory: training protocol phase 2 exercise: the imitation rule 2
Sunday 9 am – 6pm
theory: “Do as I do” as a training method
exercise: generalization of imitation rule
theory: what is “imitation “?
exercise: teaching new behaviours with “Do as I do”
participating (maximum 12 handlers and 20 spectators)
has a degree in Dog Breeding and Dog Training Techniques, a Master in Ethology of Companion Animals and a Master in Dog Training (University of Pisa – Italy).
She is a PhD student in Ethology with Prof. A. Miklosi at the University of Budapest and her research plan is on social learning and imitation in dogs. She is a dog trainer at Happy Dog School (Como) where she holds courses on dogs’ behavioural problems. She also teaches social learning in dogs at the University of Pisa and Padova.
She wrote a book and published a DVD on social learning in dog training: “DO AS I DO – Il cane impara guardandoci” edited by Haqihana, translated also in German by Dogfriend Publisher and published in English by Tawzerdog
Videos by Claudia Fugazza and the way she works can be found on her webpage: http://www.apprendimentosociale.it/en/do-as-i-do/