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Attention Is the Mother of All Behaviors

How to take all the distractions in the world and turn them into fuel for attention from your dog. The results will astound you!
  • 99 mins
  • 2 episode series
  • Instructor: Jane Messineo Lindquist
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    Attention is the Mother of all Behaviors

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    Film Overview

    What if there were a way to actually have your puppy perform better in distracting situations?
    What if you could take all the distractions in the world and turn them into fuel for attention from your puppy?

    Well, this video will show you how to do it.In this two episode series, we show you how to teach your puppies (or adult dogs) that distractions are cues for attention - the results will astound you!

    While the lessons in the video are demonstrated by very young puppies, the protocols are perfect for dogs of all ages!

    In part one of this video, our nine week old puppies demonstrate how to teach the two core concepts that attention is a behavior, and that distractions are cues for attention.

    In part two, filmed one week later, the puppies demonstrate advanced distraction work and specialized distraction exercises for different venues, including switching between “show” and “obedience” modes, and foundation for attention heeling.

    Two episodes included - 99 minutes, originally broadcast live.

    What you'll learn

    • Teaching the Two Core Concepts
      • Attention is a Behaviour
      • Distractions are Cues for Attention
    • Demonstrating Advanced Distraction Work
    • Specialized Distraction Exercises for Different Venues
      • Switching between “show” and “obedience” mode
      • Foundation for attention heeling

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    Jane Messineo Lindquist

    Creator of Puppy Culture, author of When Pigs Fly, and breeder of Madcap Bull Terriers


    Jane Messineo Lindquist (Killion) is the director of “Puppy Culture the Powerful First Twelve Weeks That Can Shape Your Puppies’ Future” as well as the author of “When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs” and founder of Madcap University.

    Jane has had Bull Terriers since 1982 and she and her husband, Mark Lindquist, breed Bull Terriers under the Madcap kennel name.

    Her interests include dog shows, dog agility, gardening, and any cocktail that involves an infused simple syrup.