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No Cookies, No Dog?




This is a common dilemma.  Our dogs look great as long as we use food as a reward.  But as soon as we put the food away and step in into the ring, we have a completely different dog.  Lack of food often causes dogs to deflate and “stress down”.   Some dogs can push through, but it doesn’t always look pretty.

It’s a common misconception that dogs will “only give effort” if we have food.  That training with food doesn’t hold up.  That’s not true.  Dogs can be taught not only to work without food in the ring, but to do so with joy and enthusiasm.   The key is creating a confident dog that understands, no food does NOT mean they are wrong.

This comprehensive webinar covers:

  • Creating a confident dog;
  • Building a strong relationship;
  • Making work inherently rewarding;
  • Embracing errors;
  • Teaching mental endurance and more….

Webinar length: 106 minutes with tons of video clips

This webinar is presented by Petra Ford, a two-time National Obedience Champion and winner of the World Cup.  More importantly, Petra is known for her dog’s style and animation in the ring.  The connection she has with her dogs when training and trialing are her hallmark.

Webinars are, on average, 45 to 90 minutes long. All of Petra’s webinars contain video clips demonstrating the techniques discussed in the presentation. Webinars are available for purchase up until 1 hour prior to the Release Time. Webinars are pre-recorded, thereby greatly reducing potential audio and video technology issues.

If you purchase a webinar, it will be available in your Dashboard on your Account Page for 4 months. When you sign up for the webinar, it becomes available on the Release Date and you will have access to it for four months after the Release Date date. However, if you do not watch it during the live airing, you will not be able to participate in the Q&A portion. Questions can be submitted using the “Question Box” while viewing the webinar live and for half an hour after the webinar ends. Within three days, Petra will record the “Questions and Answers”. That recording will then become available to everyone that purchased the corresponding webinar.