Michele Pouliot's Trick Behavior Tutorial (5-Video Collection)
This 5-video collection includes instruction and video clips by International Freestyle Champion Michele Pouliot. Learn the essential freestyle trick behaviors including head tuck, reverse front, monkey pose, paw stand, and head in a prop! Michele provides valuable insights and nuances during the training process that benefit even the most advanced trainer.
The collection includes:
- Head Tuck This is a detailed tutorial for clicker training the "Head Tuck Pose", a fun trick that can be used in a variety of ways. Teaching the behavior requires little space and is easy to train indoors. Even beginner humans and dogs can enjoy the Head Tuck Pose training process. Michele demonstrates effectively applied clicker training, including strategic reward placement for fast results. Have fun training this pose behavior and improve your training skills at the same time. Preview this video.
- Reverse Front A detailed ‘how to’ tutorial for clicker training “Reverse Front Position”, where the dog faces away from the handler. Reverse Front behavior is an Advanced Position skill that provides great variety in use with other behaviors. In this 1 hour 50-minute streaming video, Michele provides valuable insights and nuances during training sessions that will benefit even the most advanced trainer. Preview this video.
- Monkey Pose This is a truly enjoyable tutorial for clicker training the “Monkey” pose, where dogs place their paws on a raised prop or the handlers’ arms and duck their head underneath that prop. In addition to learning a cute “trick”, this behavior can improve a dog’s balance and provide a fun stretching exercise. "Monkey Pose" is a fun, unique behavior to train that does not require much physical space. It provides excellent mental and physical stimulation for dogs that benefit from learning something new. Michele uses the training of the “Monkey” pose as a means of instructing effective clicker training, including how to apply strategic reward delivery for fast learning. Preview this video.
- Paw Stand
This is a fun tutorial for clicker training the "Paw Stand" behavior, where dogs place their hind feet up against a prop or human while their front feet remain on the floor. This athletic and creative trick behavior can help develop hind foot awareness and improve balance. Excellent mental and physical stimulation for the clicker trained dog. Michele uses the training of the "Paw Stand" as a means of demonstrating effective clicker training techniques, including the application of strategic reward delivery for fast learning. Preview this video.
- Head in a Prop
An enjoyable, step by step tutorial for clicker training dogs to place their head into a prop or equipment and remain there for duration. In addition to this tutorial showing how to train a “trick”, these same training steps can be used to train care behaviors, such as introducing the wearing of muzzles or headcollars to dogs. Full of enlightening instruction for clicker training via a behavior that does not require much space or activity from the dog. Excellent mental exercise for dogs recovering from injury, with physical limitations or senior dogs that benefit from training interaction. Preview this video.