MAT RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
DR. CHRISTOPHER PACHEL
Conditioning a reliable relaxation response can serve as a foundation behavior with many practical applications, especially for dogs with noise phobia, resource guarding, and leash-reactive behaviors. In this video, Dr. Christopher Pachel and Corneliuz demonstrate the utility of a relaxed down behavior while loud construction noises can be heard.
At ClickerExpo LIVE, join Dr. Pachel for a live Dem-OH! Session, Chill Out! Working with Clients on Mat-Relaxation Techniques, to explore different methods of teaching relaxation skills. He will help attendees navigate the issue of arousal secondary to the use of food reinforcement while conditioning relaxation, differentiate relaxation from station or “place” training, and advance relaxation skills for learners (both canine and human) of varying skill levels.