FDSA Training Camp 2020

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, and you may have heard her podcast, Cog Dog Radio!

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 20 years with her border collies.

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

2020  camp sessions

Day 1: Friday

9:15AM – 10:45AM

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

Arousal Management Lab

Experience Level: All

Dog is high as a kite before your run? You kind of want them like that but need them to rein it in? This one is for you. Keeping your excited dog’s head on his shoulders before you go into the ring is important; come learn how! 

Day 2: Saturday

9:00AM – 10:40AM

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

Handler Choice Lab

Experience Level: All

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

Day 3: Sunday

11:00AM – 12:40PM

Reinforcement Rituals Lab

Experience Level: All

Producing a ritualized reinforcement procedure is vital for ring-sustainable behaviors. Give more power to the payoff so that you get higher quality work. 

Day 3: Sunday

3:50AM – 5:30PM

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.