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HANDLER ED 3: PROACTIVE HANDLING - HANDLER SKILLS

CONTENTS

  1. Text - Intro to Handler Skills

  2. Video Collection - Handler Skills

  3. Homework - two assignments

1. TEXT: Intro to Handler Skills

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2. VIDEO COLLECTION: HANDLER SKILLS 

 

There are 7 videos explaining various handler skills useful in a variety of situations. You may need to scroll on your mobile device to view all of them. 

Proactive Handling - Handler Skills

Proactive Handling - Handler Skills

Proactive Handling - Handler Skills
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getting dog out of crate or car

getting dog out of crate or car

02:01
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resting position and turns

resting position and turns

07:13
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resting position

resting position

00:10
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switch & resting position

switch & resting position

00:10
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behind

behind

01:45
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halter hold, half block, walking half block, full block

halter hold, half block, walking half block, full block

08:20
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halter hold, on top

halter hold, on top

04:18
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3. HOMEWORK

 

1. Make the following videos using your cellphone (under 1 min each) of you performing the following handler skills with your Service Dog-in-Training: half block, walking half block, halter hold, and full block. There should be one set of videos for the dog at heel on the left side of your body, and one set for the dog at heel on your right side. Send by email or text message to info@petsandhelpingdogs.com. You will need a partner to film you. If you have an issue sending your videos, send an email to request a shared Dropbox folder. The subject line should be, "Dropbox request." Dropbox is a free app that you can install on your phone or computer for file sharing with PHD.  

Video list: A) Slowly with the best form possible, show how you do each skill with correct hand placement and footwork. Your dog should look relaxed and comfortable in each position. B) Quickly yet accurately, show how you do each skill in 3 seconds or less. Your dog should not struggle or look forced into any position. Your dog should be able to wait calmly in the end position of each handler skill for a minimum of 15 seconds or more. 

2. Complete the quiz below and email it to your instructor. The subject line of the email should be, "Handler Ed 3: Service Dog Program." If your answers are longer than the space provided, simply send an email with the additional information.

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