Focus and Impulse Control (8PM)

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Class Length: 8 weeks
Class Session: 2022 Session 1
Class Tier: Tier A
Class Time: 8 PM
Day/Location: Tuesday/Golden Spike Event Center, Exhibit Hall

The Focus and Impulse Control (FIC) class will reinforce and build on the obedience and focus exercises learned in STAR Puppy and CGC, but present them under more difficult distractions and environmental conditions. The instructors will encourage teams to sharpen their performance, provide tools to improve impulse control, and inspire a solid commitment between dogs and their handlers and families. This class will help teams understand that patience and calm behaviors provide positive learning environments and yields the greatest results. Dogs will learn that focusing on their handler is much more rewarding than focusing on their surrounding environment. This focus work will help the dog control impulse behaviors, such as lunging, barking, and sniffing; and execute commands more quickly and correctly. This class incorporates many games with handlers and dog. No suggested pre-requisites. 6ft non-retractable lease required.