It is easy to find information about teaching a dog to sit or lie down or come when called. Brenda Aloff goes beyond this to show you a coherent plan that will evolve into a sounder and deeper relationship with your dog.
Brenda's clinics emphasize relationship based exercises, as well as some learning theory topics; body language and how to use the dog's own body language during the training process and as feedback to the handler. These exercises become a venue for trust and respect between dog and handler. They are designed to negotiate with the dog in his own language about instinctive behaviors (impulse control and the opposition reflex).
The teaching emphasis is on watching "intention behaviors" – using them to predict what will happen next and as the dog's feedback in the training conversation. Learn how to manipulate "air space" and use the dog's body language as effective feedback. Understanding the dog's own language thereby enhances communication with people.
What clinic hosts say about Brenda's clinics:
Brenda approaches the subject of dog behavior with compassion, understanding, wisdom and humor. She is down to earth with both her explanations and her teaching. Her seminars are very well spoken of and have met rave reviews by her colleagues, her students and we suspect by the many dogs whose lives have been improved and even spared by what their owners have learned. Come experience the Brenda Aloff connection.
- Queen City Dog Training Club
Brenda's extensive background in dog behaviour will give you a very perceptive look into what really makes your dog "tick". Learn how breed and temperament affect the competition training process and acquire techniques you can use to improve both engagement and performance. Brenda's workshops are action packed. She has an incredible sense of humor and will keep you laughing the entire weekend.
Brenda will teach a methodology based on positive and motivational techniques. As a previous attendee of one of Brenda's seminars I took a lot of notes of exercises to work on with my own dogs. I was magnetized by concepts covered in Brenda's presentation. i was able to add new techniques to my training repertoire with outstanding results.
- Janice Gunn of TNT Training in Van Couver, British Columbia