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As a long standing member of the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy faculty, Stacy offers webinars, workshops, and participates in other FDSA sponsored events. You can find more information here!

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WW282: Jan. 16- Nose not the Feet! Fixing that Box Smasher with a Focused Alert

Lecture Release: January 16th, 2022

NOTE: This is a workshop hosted by Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  Registration and attendance will be managed though FDSA.

Working Spot – $39.95. Working participants will submit a short video (approx. 90 seconds) for instructor feedback. Limited number of spots available.

Auditors – $29.95. Unlimited number of spots available. Will receive access to all materials, but will not receive personalized instructor feedback.

Registration opens at 9:00 am Pacific Time on Nov 22, 2021

Registration closes at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time on Dec 31, 2021

Teach your dog to alert with the nose NOT the feet!

In this workshop, we will reveal all of the different reasons why your dog might use their feet to alert on containers rather than the nose. For the truly destructive dogs, we will use the workshop to work on a focused freeze response. We will cover the steps and demonstrate proofing and progression.

This workshop is focused on containers only, however you can use this foundation training to apply to more “hunting style” indications. If you have a dog with a long history of container smashing, flinging, chewing, or other type of destruction, this workshop will get you on the right track… and give you a tool to start to manage those behaviors.

This class is appropriate for both food and toy reward dogs. Initial foundation training is most easily taught with food. Example videos will show both food and toy reward (including using both to regulate arousal).

Keep in mind that this “fix” takes longer than a week long workshop to address. This workshop will get you on the right foot….
This workshop is an EXCELLENT lead in to my February class “Container Wizardry: Fixes, Proofs, and Results”… start working here and continue your progress in February!

For this workshop, we will be working on a nose freeze alert. Keep in mind that we are teaching a behavior in order to replace the behavior of smashing. You will want to evaluate whether or not this type of alert is beneficial to your dog. (The Container Wizardry class in February is broadly applicable to all dogs… box smashing and alerts are a narrow slice of what we will work on in that class)