Raw Intuitive Talent
Far from following a script, we customize the course for you, our students. Our goal is to teach you to view the dog’s issues through the dog’s eyes, so that training becomes second nature to you… almost automatic. In other words, we enable and empower you to develop Raw Intuitive Talent.
Any relationship, whether human or canine, has to have a solid and healthy foundation: one built on trust and communication. But, you can’t rush this process. Brian and Cheri have 28 cumulative years of experience as dog behaviorists and trainers, but they still begin by working each dog with nothing more than a slip lead. This technique gives them the opportunity to get a natural feel for the dog, and to begin the process of making a connection with him. If a trainer moves on to complicated techniques too quickly, they miss the opportunity to master and perfect foundational skills.
Some of the most renowned dog trainers in history never had access to fancy leashes, collars, or electronic equipment, yet they did remarkable jobs training dogs. They wrote books that are still in print to this day. This is because their instincts were flawless, and they knew better than to push a dog too fast.
The Missing Link
Over recent years, there has been a surge of individuals entering into the dog training business. Hundreds of workshops have been developed that focus on teaching a trainer how to develop a certain skill set, or how to resolve specific dog behavior issues. For young trainers in particular, it’s tough to know which direction to go in and which philosophies to embrace. Clearly knowledge, skill and technique are important, but knowing how to cultivate a relationship with both a dog and a client are equally as important.
Cheri and Brian have become increasingly aware of a need among dog owners and both beginning and experienced professional trainers. They are eager to develop more effective strategies to enhance their overall training product. Despite the massive amount of information students are receiving, there is literally a ‘missing link”. When faced with a behavior problem or new client dog, students are often paralyzed, unable to know how to begin. It’s more than just information overload, it’s the inability to put all the information together to create a genuinely effective strategy for each case.
This workshop was created to be that missing link. Here are some highlights of what the workshop has to offer for both dog owners and trainers:
• How to properly evaluate the issues
• How to fine tune and perfect leash work: making it fluid and effortless
• How to determine the difference between dog aggression and reactivity
• How to socialize dogs together: being fearless while managing risk
• What are drives? Why are they so important?
• How to develop effective strategies: knowing when to change or stay the course
• How to read compliance: is it physical or psychological?
• Perfecting your use of spacial, leash, tactile and psychological pressure
• How to enhance your remote collar work
• How to properly evaluate the case
• Is your client’s interpretation of their dog’s issues accurate?
• How to manage your work with multiple client dogs
• How does nutrition and fitness affect dog behavior and why it’s imperative to discuss with your client
• How to become a trainer who treats the dog as a “whole.”
Lucas Agnew Workshops Cancellation and Refund Policy:
By registering for the Lucas Agnew Workshop, registrant and participant agree and consent to the Lucas Agnew Workshops Cancellation and Refund Policy described below.
If you cancel your registration for a workshop more than 60 days before the start date of the workshop, you will receive a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee, issued as a refund to your credit card or by check.
If you cancel your registration for a workshop within 30 to 60 days before the start date of the workshop, you will receive a full refund minus a $200 processing fee, issued as a refund to your credit card or by check.
If you cancel less than 30 days before the start date of the workshop, Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC will be unable to provide a refund. However, Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC will make a good faith effort to reschedule you for a future workshop if space allows.
A transfer fee of $150 will be charged if you need to transfer to another workshop at any time for any reason.
Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC reserves the right to cancel any session of any workshop for any reason, including insufficient number of registered participants and conditions beyond our control. In such a case, refunds of payments made to Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC shall constitute full settlement and shall release Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC from further financial liability. The financial liability of Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC shall be limited to the amount paid to Lucas Agnew Workshops LLC for the course only and shall not be extended to cover any travel or other costs incurred by the registrant/participant.
We suggest you purchase trip cancellation insurance sufficient to cover the cost of your trip as well as the cost of the course.