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FDSA Training Camp 2019

Sarah Stremming

Sarah’s Bio and Sessions

about  Sarah Stremming

Sarah has been working with dogs in the realms of performance training and behavior solutions for over a decade. She currently operates online through her business The Cognitive Canine. Her special area of interest has long been helping dog owners address behavioral concerns in their competition dogs. Reactivity, anxiety, aggression, and problems with arousal are all major concerns for many competitors, and there is nothing Sarah loves more than helping her clients overcome these issues and succeed in their chosen arena. She has competed in Agility and Obedience for the past 15 years with her border collies.

Sarah’s personal website: www.thecognitivecanine.com.

2019  camp sessions

Day 1: Friday

9:15AM – 10:45AM ET

Hall C

Start Button Behaviors Lab

Experience Level: All 

Learn to create a language of consent surrounding all of your training and performing with your dog. Teach your dog how to say YES to each run, each repetition, every time!

Day 1: Friday

1:40PM – 3:40PM ET

Hall C

Arousal Layering Games Lab

Experience Level: All

Learn to layer the excitement and intensity of an exercise so that your dog can stay precise and accurate even under high levels of arousal.

Day 2: Saturday

9:00AM – 10:40AM ET

Hall A

Mind Your Beeswax Lab

Experience Level: All

Hyper-social dog? Maybe a little worried about people or other dogs? Teach your dog the vital skill of default handler-attention in the face of social pressure.

Day 2: Saturday

1:40PM – 3:40PM ET

Hall A

End-of-Run Routines Lab

Experience Level: All

What we do outside of the ring matters just as much as what we do inside. Build an end-of-run routine that will help your dog to understand what to do and where to get reinforced when the run is over. Applicable for all sports!

Day 3: Sunday

11:00AM – 12:40PM ET

Hall A

Errorless Impulse Control Lab

Experience Level: All

“Impulse control” is just a set of behaviors that make the handler’s life easier. Teach those behaviors with positive reinforcement techniques, rather than negative punishment.

Day 3: Sunday

3:50PM – 5:30PM ET

Hall A

Handler Choice Lab

Experience Level: All

Each team will have 10 minutes of one-on-one time to work on what they want.