The Creative Class Collection
Keep your classes humming with the Creative Class collection. Featuring three recorded live-stage presentations from Terry Ryan, Hannah Branigan and Laurie Luck (together), and Theresa McKeon, the Creative Class delivers fresh ideas for class games, new tools for class planning and execution, and a process for becoming more effective in helping clients learn.
The collection includes:
- Gamification: Engaging Training Games for Groups, with Terry Ryan
Humans and dogs are social animals. We enjoy each other’s company. Games can be a natural extension of the good times dogs and people have together in a group setting. Training classes, club meetings, and doggy playdates are all good excuses for people and dogs to play games. Terry has almost fifty continuous years of experience as a dog-training class instructor. Her classes have included carefully conducted games to increase the reliability of core behavioral skills amid distractions. Each game has an application to everyday life situations. The games stress education rather than competition, and fun rather than chaos. Not interested in “games?” Replace the word “game” with the phrase “fluency exercise” and we’ll still be on the same page. Preview this video.
- Triple Planning: Enhance Your Teaching, with Hannah Branigan & Laurie Luck
Is lesson-planning confusing and stressful for you? It doesn’t have to be! Trainers usually know what they want to teach the dogs, but often get stuck accounting for the human portion of the equation. To be effective, all three pieces of the learning team must work together: dog, handler, and instructor. With that many variables and moving parts, planning ahead can mean the difference between a screaming success and a total disaster. By applying solid clicker training techniques, we can break down the skills you need to build efficient, effective, and well-organized lesson plans. (And have fun!) Preview this video.
- Look Away from the Dog, with Theresa McKeon
Why look away from the dog? Because if you’re going teach a person to handle, train, or compete with a dog, you’ll eventually have to look at the person. Don’t worry, this Session will demonstrate how trainers can switch focus from the dog, to the human, and back again, efficiently and without missing a beat. Through videos, lecture, and audience participation, we’ll work through the details of human training when the human is in partnership with an animal (dog, horse, llama, bird, and more. Preview this video.