Location and Arousal Specific Marker Cues

Saturday, Oct. 7

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Experience Level: All

Wonder what all this fuss is about marker cues? Why complicate it? The dog gets reinforced, right?

Join Shade as she covers what marker/reinforcement cues are and why you might expand beyond a clicker/yes/general marker cue. We’ll get all the humans out without dogs to practice timing and human behaviors (make sure you can leave your dog alone in the crating area for the first part of this lab!) and then every dog/handler team gets a couple chances to practice as well.

Beginners and advanced students welcome!

Presenter Bio

Shade Whitesel

Shade Whitesel (she/her) has been training and competing in dog sports since she was a kid. Always curious in how dogs learn, she teaches people how to get along with their dogs in all behavior things, as well as competing in the sports of IGP and AKC Obedience.

Though Shade is owned by highly motivated working line German Shepherds and is known currently for her toy skills and marker cues classes, (On line through Fenzidogsportsacademy and in physical seminars) she especially enjoys teaching foundation skills to all manner of dogs and their people. Good training and learning starts at the beginning with clear reinforcement and motivation for both parties.

Sports wise; Shade enjoys IGP (Schutzhund) and AKC obedience. Her current dog Talic, recently entered the AKC scene and scored 3 straight High in Trials earning his CD. He should be ready for the Open level this spring.

Access to Shade can be found at shadesdogtraining.net and she is on Instagram and FaceBook. She currently has a Patreon page, Eye on Ion, that details out how to raise a young sport puppy.