Fail-Safe: Cracking the Code for Ultra- Dependability

For a winning (or even qualifying) performance in the ring, you need accurate, precise behaviors, but you also need those behaviors to be highly reliable. You can’t just train until the dog gets it right; you need to train until he can’t get it wrong!

In this Session, we will explore the process for building robust, reliable behaviors. This process goes beyond simple distraction-proofing. What you need is complete understanding, flawless communication, and core skills that are so strong as to be automatic. We will discuss what training steps produce super-fluent, unstoppable behaviors. We will also cover when and how to add distractions without increasing the error rate and putting precious competition behaviors at risk.

Please note: This Session was recorded in 2017; content presented in 2018 may vary slightly.  

Hannah Branigan

Hannah Branigan has been training dogs and teaching people for more than 12 years. In addition to being a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), she is a faculty member for KPA, a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). She is also a popular speaker and teaches workshops all over the country. As the owner of Wonderpups, LLC, Hannah is committed to training both dogs and people with positive reinforcement methods.

She has titled her dogs in conformation, obedience, schutzhund, agility, and rally. Her dogs have multiple class wins, both AKC and UKC High in Trial awards, and scores that qualify for several Front & Finish Awards of Excellence (FFX).