HANDLER ED 3: PROACTIVE HANDLING - HANDLER SKILLS
Text: Intro to Handler Skills
Video Collection: Proactive Handling - Handler Skills
Homework: two assignments
1. TEXT: Intro to Handler Skills
2. VIDEO COLLECTION: PROACTIVE HANDLING - 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
getting dog out of crate or car
resting position and turns
switch & resting position
halter hold, half block, walking half block, full block
halter hold, on top
proactive handling - handler skills with British Slip
1. ASSIGNMENT 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 TWO SETS of videos total: one set with your dog at heel on the left side of your body, and one set with your dog at heel on your right side. Your dog should not struggle or look forced into any position. Send your videos by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need a partner to film you. If you have an issue sending your videos, send us 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. ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTIONS: You can avoid the video assignment by requesting to have a formal in-person assessment of these skills during a session.
2. ASSIGNMENT 2. Complete the Proactive Handling Scenarios Quiz. It is not possible to save the form and come back to it later, so a good strategy is to write or type your answers elsewhere as you work on the form, then fill out the electronic copy all at once when you are ready to submit.