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Toy Reward 101

  • 3 hr
  • 100 Australian dollars
  • Bowral Guide Hall, 44 Boolwey Street Bowral

Class & Course Details

Join us for an immersive workshop designed specifically for scent work handlers eager to explore the dynamic world of toy rewards in training. This workshop offers comprehensive guidance on effectively incorporating toys as rewards, enhancing your dog's motivation, engagement, and performance in scent work activities. - Understand the Role of Toy Rewards: Explore the benefits of incorporating toys as rewards in training, from enhancing excitement and engagement to fostering drive and intensity in searching behaviors. - Theory and Principles: Delve into the underlying principles of using toys as rewards in nose work, understanding canine motivation, and shaping desired behaviors through play-based reinforcement strategies. - Assessing Suitability for Your Dog: Learn how to evaluate if using toys as rewards aligns with your dog's temperament, preferences, and training goals, ensuring an effective and enjoyable learning experience. - Selecting and Utilizing Toys: Gain practical tips for selecting the right toys and maximizing their effectiveness as rewards, including techniques for timing, delivery, and reinforcement. - Hands-On Practice: Engage in hands-on practice sessions with your dog .Gain firsthand experience in implementing toy reward techniques, refining your handling skills, and observing your dog's responses in real-time. - Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting: Receive personalized guidance and feedback tailored to your specific challenges and goals. Address common issues such as lack of interest, over-excitement, or reluctance to engage with toys, and explore strategies to overcome these obstacles effectively. - Individualized Coaching: Benefit from individualized coaching and support throughout the workshop, ensuring that you and your dog receive the attention and assistance needed to progress confidently in your nose work journey. - Introducing Toy Rewards to Novice Dogs: Learn how to initiate toy-based rewards for dogs new to nose work, laying a solid foundation for future success in odor detection tasks. - Advanced Applications for Experienced Teams: Discover innovative ways to leverage toy rewards for dogs already proficient in odor detection, elevating their searching skills to new heights.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Your appointment time is reserved for your dog. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a space that could have been filled by another client and their dog. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Clients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged their class fee in full.


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