Mission Control – How to Train the High Drive Dog

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Do you have a high-drive dog that’s raring to go?

That’s great! A motivated dog is fun to work with, and clearly enjoys the challenges you are setting. But do you sometimes wish you could reign in some of that enthusiasm and produce the results that you both deserve?

• Is your dog too excited to wait on the start-line in agility?
• Is he distracted by people, other dogs, and all the sights, sounds and scents in the environment?
• Does he struggle to process instructions?
• Does he bark and spin if he gets frustrated?
• Is he failing to focus on you?

Instead of relying on old-fashioned methods of coercion, author Jane Ardern, KCAI dog trainer of the year, has devised an emotionally-centred, choice-based training programme to tackle these issues.

By using a progressive series of interactive games she shows you how you can teach your dog to control his impulses and make ‘good’ choices that he will find rewarding. What’s rewarding gets repeated so, in time, your dog will learn a new way of behaving. The two of you will work as a team andbecause you are the fun person who allows him to access all the good things in life, he will try his heart out for you!

Mission Control is essential reading for trainers and handlers in all sporting disciplines, and for those who simply want to get the best from their companion dogs.

Illustrated with over 80 top-quality colour photographs.

About the Author

Jane Ardern BSc (Hons) Dip.CABT is a leading dog trainer and behaviourist in the UK, who specialises in issues concerning working and performance dogs. Recognised as a hands-on realist, Jane combines an academic background with extensive practical experience as an ‘in the trenches’ trainer. In 2016 she was Kennel
Club Dog Trainer of the Year.

In 2012 Jane graduated with an honours degree in canine behaviour and training from Hull University, achieving the highest grade ever given in the advanced instructing module. She was invited to return to the university to teach on the foundation degree course, and went on to study for a level 3 award in education and training. She was also given recognised teacher status up to level 6 in canine related subjects. Jane has lectured for COAPE, the internationally course provider for animal behaviourists.

Jane owns WaggaWuffins Canine College, which provides puppy, pet dog training and a practical instructor training programme. She provides online support through a membership community for other enthusiasts and professionals and is the creator of Smart Pup, a puppy training subscription box. Jane is a member of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and has spoken at seminars and events all over the UK.

Jane says she has learned the most when knee-deep in mud in a wood full a pheasants, rabbit and deer, applying the classroom theory to the real world. Her mission is to help people who are looking for a positive and ethical solution to problems around excitement, arousal, drive and predatory behaviour.

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Weight400 kg

3 reviews for Mission Control – How to Train the High Drive Dog

  1. Ellen

    Absolutely brilliant- Throughly enjoyed reading this thought provoking book. It’s approach and the skills you learn to creating control and getting calm and consistent training is a valuable asset to your training tool box. It reads really well, and explains everything .

  2. Gemma Addison

    Easy to read and understand. Helps to provide insight into your dogs mind with games to help focus on you.

  3. Corinna Hansford

    I have loved training with Jane. She is completely connected to you as the handler and the challenges you face. She explains, with science, why your dogs think the way they do, but in such a simple format that so much falls into place its not just a lightbulb going on its the entire Blackpool illuminations. I couldn’t wait for her book to come out and it didn’t disappoint. It’s Janes genius bound in a book. You can start with a pup or you can go back to basics with an adult. I feel more connected with my dogs because I understand why they do what they do. This is not just a book for 2020, it should be on every dog handling enthusiasts shelf. Thank you Jane, you’re an inspiration.

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