Monday, November 5, 2007

Control Unleashed Seminar

Yippee-yahoo!! I got an audit spot for the Control Unleashed seminar in March. I am so impatient I e-mailed Clean Run today to find out whether or not I got in. They are not sending out confirmations for a few weeks because they want to allow time for Leslie to pick which dogs will be working.

I am so excited. For those of you who are curious, Control Unleashed is a book written by Leslie McDevitt. From Dogwise description:

Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using methods that are 110% positive. Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations. Whether you're training a challenging dog on your own, an instructor trying to figure out how to help dogs in your classes, or an instructor who wants to design a special program just for stressed out dogs, this book is for you.

While I do not have a control or focus issue with Ike I certainly have a confidence issue with him. From my perspective there are a lot of similarities in the aforementioned behaviors, just dogs expressing the underlying issues differently. For those of you who haven't bought the book yet, and you know who you are, do it!! I am super excited! Hooray!


Katrin said...

Oooo, cool!!! I will want a detailed report! I would go myself, but we all know I just SLEEP through seminars and it is a complete waste of my $$!

I have slept through portions of Sharon Nelson, Karen Overall, Sue Sternberg, Gary Wilkes, Clicker Expo, etc. The list goes on and on.

Marlene said...

I will read it I promise! I just wish I could commit to a seminar that far in advance! I think Kody would make the perfect demo dog!

ann & partner said...

Do you think this would be a good book for me to read? Partner is 6 1/2mos old, not sure if he has any problems yet. We start in Katrin's class on the 11th. She can judge.

Cat and Tessie said...

Oh I am SO jealous. I want a detailed detailed DETAILED report! I really want to get that book -- I'm planning a big Clean Run order for when I bring home my first big paycheck from work. :)

Katrin said...

I would read it Ann.

JULES & IKE said...

Yes, Ann. It introduces a lot of great concepts for calming your dog as well as excellent anecdotes that clearly illustrate how to make the training work. It might not be something you want to sit down and tear through (although I don't know), but it is enlightening and enjoyable and presented in nice digestable pieces. I think any dog owner interested in having a better relationship with their dog, and a more comfortable and confident dog in general, would benefit from it.

And I'll take copious notes!