​The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming Obedience Video 1, 2 & 3 Set (English)

This set includes:

  1. The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming - Obedience 1- Basic Skills
  2. The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming - Obedience 2- Teaching Precision
  3. The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming - Obedience 3 - Heeling, the Recall and Motion Exercises

The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming Obedience 1- Basic Skills 

Well known as a coach and competitor, Joanne's students have achieved multiple high-in-trials, Regional and National wins as well as international placements including the 1997 and 1998 Vice World Working Dog Champion. Joanne's club member and student, Sue Nesbitt, has represented LV America 3 times with two different dogs. Club member Lisa Little will represent LV DVG America in 2013 with her Malinois Hailey.  Joanne has earned the opportunity to represent North America in International competition 7 times, in 2005 with two dogs, a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd Dog, receiving the highest placing of any North American in 2005. Having represented LV America at the DVG Bundessieger-Prüfung from 2005-2007, Joanne also won the 2007 LV America Championships with her dog Enno, then went on to place 5th at the DVG BSP in Germany. Joanne has also found time to pick up high-in-trials in both AKC and CKC obedience competition along the way and her students have picked up multiple HIT's and HOT's. Her students are best known for their dogs' animated and very precise obedience and steady, confident tracking.

This title demonstrates inducive techniques to teach your dog or puppy to be a willing, active learner; to develop active, dynamic attention; to teach constructive play and drive containment; and to create eager performance of sit, down, heel, come-fore, and recall. Basic Skills Tape 1 introduces drive containment, correction, and motivational training methods for puppies, adults and retrains as well as guidance on how to handle dogs of different body types and drive levels. This video is excellent for Schutzhund and Kennel Club Obedience. 

English Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Activity
  • Motivation
  • Containment
  • Willingness
  • Proactive Responses to Compulsion
  • Gymnastics
  • Stage One: Teaching Willingness, Activity and Play
  • Stage One: The Role of Food
  • Stage One: Teaching Activity
  • Stage One: Walks
  • Stage One: Teaching Constructive Play
  • Stage One: Introducing Containment
  • Stage Two: Teaching the First Obedience Skills
  • Stage Two: The Sit
  • Stage Two: The Down
  • Stage Two: The Come-Fore
  • Stage Two: The Beginnings of Heeling
  • Conclusion

Copyright Canine Training Systems®, Podium View™ On Demand Streaming, 84 minutes.

The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming Obedience 2- Teaching Precision 

This title explores how to teach your dog or puppy precise gymnastic skills, the finish and true attention.  In addition Joanne teaches the dog to respond positively to correction and to develop correct, spirited heeling through collection. Teaching Precision teaches the dog the gymnastic skills required to be consistently precise without the use of compulsion, teaching a positive response to correction and cuing the dog in a subtle way for trials for an increase in drive.

English Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Stage Three: More Formal Exercises
  • Stage Three: Gymnastically Correct Sits and Downs
  • Stage Three: Steadying the Sit and Down
  • Stage Three: Heeling and the Halt
  • Stage Four: The Beginnings of Precision
  • Stage Four: The Offset Come-Fore
  • Stage Four: More Precise Heeling
  • Stage Four: The Finish
  • Stage Five: Fading the Prompt and Driving for Reward
  • Stage Five: Fading the Prompt: The Sit and Down
  • Stage Five: Fading the Prompt: The Offset Come-Fore
  • Stage Five: Heeling: Driving for Food
  • Stage Five: True Attention
  • Stage Five: The Introduction of a Toy
  • Stage Six: Correction, Collection and Cueing
  • Stage Six: Containment with Correction
  • Stage Six: Teaching Proactive Responses to Correction
  • Stage Six: Heeling with Collection
  • Stage Six: Cueing: Drive on Command
  • Conclusion


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The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming - Obedience 3 - Heeling, the Recall and Motion Exercises

This production details the final steps in preparation for world-class performance. The steps in attaining correct, animated, polished heeling, turns and the motion exercises are shown in detail while integrating verbal markers to the training program for clear, precise feedback for the canine student.

Through the use of correct and incorrect behavior markers and Joanne’s variation on a traditional terminal cue, the viewer is led through the pre-requisites needed for any dog-handler team. The use of food in obedience training is detailed while teaching the concepts of progression, upping-the-ante and drive containment. Conditioning the correct behavior marker as a secondary reinforcer and the use of an incorrect response marker to extinguish minimal effort and incorrect performance is demonstrated throughout.

Through discrimination, the dog is taught a correct, gymnastic front as the precursor for the recall and retrieves. Common problems with the recall are addressed and solutions for inconsistent performance are discussed. The steps in teaching an IPO left-about turn are detailed and considerations to drive level and body type are discussed as relevant to heel position, gymnastic performance and the use of a training partner.

The sit, down and stand are taught as “positions” and integration into complete motion exercises is detailed, common issues are addressed and proofing is discussed. The delicate balance between speed and stays is addressed and a dialog about handling, using a training partner and considerations for individual dogs is presented.

Chapters include: 

  • The Pre-Requisites: Food Drive
  • The Pre-Requisites: Communication
  • The Pre-Requisites: Progression
  • The Pre-Requisites: Drive, Activity and Containment
  • The Pre-Requisites: The Correct Front
  • Heeling
  • Heeling: Step 1- Conditioning
  • Heeling: Step 2- The Position
  • Heeling: Step 3- Responsibility
  • Heeling: Step 4- Formal Heeling
  • Heeling: The One-Step Rule
  • Heeling: The One-Step Rule- The Training Session
  • The Turns
  • The Turns: The Right and Right-About
  • The Turns: The Schutzhund-About and the Left Turn
  • The Turns: The Left-About Turn
  • Gymnastic Movement
  • Gymnastic Movement: The Sit
  • Gymnastic Movement: The Down
  • Gymnastic Movement: The Stand
  • The Motion Exercises
  • The Recall
  • The Recall: Jumping and Bumping
  • The Recall: The Crooked Front
  • Conclusion


A beautiful production, shot in 16:9 Hi-Definition featuring interview footage and detailed graphics, this broadcast quality production is ideal for anyone wanting to attain higher performance in obedience competition.

Copyright 2011 Canine Training Systems®, 16:9 Widescreen Hi-Definition, Podium View™ On Demand Streaming, 82 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AWARDS:

  • 2011 Hermes Creative Gold Award Winner
  • 2011 Videographer Award of Excellence
  • 2011 DV Award Winner
  • 2011 MarCom Gold Award Winner