What if successful sleddog training is not about following a strict training program?
If success was simple, everyone would do it. What if success with a sleddog team is not (only) about who can add the most kilometres to their training logbook? What if we could add another perspective/dimension or two, to the road to success?
A dogs well being must play a great role in his or her capacity to perform in harness. A physically and mentally balanced dog, confident in harness, will have the optimal foundation to perform their very best in harness.
This course is about sleddog training but will never provide you with a minitiusly planned training schedule. No, this course will give you the perfect toolbox to look at your team with a perspective containing training, well being and making the best out of each and every dog.
When completed this course you..
- ..know how to identify the specific needs of each and every one of your dogs
- ..know the effects of stress in your dogs and how to prevent it
- ..are confident in measuring recovery and plan increase in training for your dogs
- ..have started practicing positive reinforcement in a wider perspective
Participants finishing the final quiz with 75% of total results will access a personal printable certificate of achievement.
- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 4
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Personality and Individual Needs
Different dogs meet different needs. How can your dogs' personality affect your training outcome? What strengths and weaknesses can we see in different sleddog personality types? And most important; how do we meet the needs of each and every dog?
Stress, Triggers and Coping
To handle stress is one of the most fundamental parts of animal welfare. How do we identify stress in our dogs? How does stress affect the outcome of our training and the dogs ability to perform their best? And how do we reduce stress in our dogs?
Recovery is so much more than adding a resting day every now and then. How do we measure recovery? Why is recovery important? And how do we know, for sure, that our dogs are fully recovered?
Levelling Up in Training
How do we increase training in an optimal way for our dogs? Not to fast, nor to slow?
Positive Reinforcement in Sleddog Training
The character of sleddog training makes it hard to click-and-treat to reinforce behaviours. But good timing and creative treats makes everything possible!
Eye-opener!A very fun, structured and informative course with an experienced and motivated instructor, highly recommended for everyone! Easy to follow, open for discussions and I loved every bit of it. I got to dive deeper into sled dog training and how to build my dogs to be their best, as well as keeping them healthy and safe! I got tools that I've begun using in our daily routines and training sessions and I can see an improvement in me and my dogs individually and as a team!