Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer Video 1, 2 and 3 Video Set

This set includes:

  1. Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer: Learning to Learn 
  2. Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer: Nose Work 1 - The Indication
  3. Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer: Nose Work 2 - The Search

Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer: Learning to Learn

This is the 7X International Award Winning definitive guide on the first 6-8 months with your puppy or working dog with 12 Time World Team Member Dave Kroyer! Known as a teacher of trainers, a competitor and coach, David Kroyer and his students have stood atop podiums in the arenas of Schutzhund/IPO, Mondio and French Ring Sport, Police K9, AKC Obedience, Agility, SAR and AKC Tracking. He has represented the United States Internationally on multiple World Teams while gaining notoriety both domestically and abroad. As a student of animal behavior, Dave's approach to training is intuitive, calculated and utilizes the tools and techniques of many disciplines and styles in a system of training that has helped his students achieve National and International success. 

In most systems of training, consistent reinforcement in proximity to the handler produces an artificial "tether" that is a constant barrier to successful distance work. Dave circumvents this issue completely from the very start with 7 week old puppies through targeting training. The very procedure of targeting training establishes the understanding of working away from reward to achieve it. This is the foundation element to successful motion exercises, the send-away, the object guard, scent indication, agility obstacle training, jumping and so much, much more.  

Once targeting is achieved, Dave demonstrates the first two stages of competitive heeling training at the wall and through an exercise he refers to as "Get In". Gymnastic skills are established through "The Spin" which teaches the flexibility and hind-end awareness required for left, right, about and pivot about turns. The establishment of motor patterns is conditioned as well to avoid the common pitfalls encountered when teaching the retrieve and recall. These foundation exercises form the basis for correct finished behaviors in puppies and adult dogs whether novices or retrains. 

Through detailed and systematic progression the dog is taught to fully assimilate the major concept of "behavior first, then reward" that many systems of training struggle to achieve. The inability to achieve fluency in this concept is one of the most consistent problems Dave sees in seminars. Many dogs never reach their full potential because of obstacles created through the learning process itself- driving toward reward (sign-tracking), learning behaviors or positions rather than true engagement, working BECAUSE of reward rather than FOR reward and more.  LEARNING TO LEARN is the first step in achieving not only competitive working dog goals, but in creating a powerful, interactive learner that understands his part of the process! 

Through a clear, systematic approach that yields a strong partnership based on trust, reliable, clean dialog and a habit of correct performance, the techniques in Dave’s system repeatedly demonstrate how to create a picture of excellence and shape your dog into an eager, willing, interactive learner capable of the success you strive for regardless of discipline.

Featuring detailed instructional footage throughout, beautiful illustrative graphics and a step-by-step progression of the first 8 months of Dave's system, this title is ideal for anyone wanting a broad, comprehensive foundation in dog sport. This title is multi-dimensional and the concepts taught are beneficial for ANY dog sport- Kennel Club Obedience, IPO, Ring Sport, Agility, Nose Work, Police K9 and more.  This title features rare footage of the father of Classical Conditioning, Ivan Pavlov, and his experiments on salivary secretions. Beneficial to puppy owners, trainers with problem dogs or anyone wanting a more clear understanding of how to isolate behaviors. To anyone wanting to create a dynamic, interactive worker while establishing a common language, this title is a must have!

Copyright 2014 Canine Training Systems®, 16:9 Widescreen Hi-Definition, 1 hour 45 minutes. 

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION AWARDS:

  • 2015 AVA Digital Awards Platinum Award Winner
  • 2014 MarCom Creative Platinum Award Winner
  • 2014 Davey Silver Award Winner
  • 2014 Videographer Award of Excellence
  • 2014 35th Annual Bronze Telly Award People's Choice Winner!
  • 2014 Communicator Award of Distinction Winner
  • 2014 Hermes Creative Gold Award Winner
  • 2014 DV Award Finalist

 

Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer: Nose Work 1 - The Indication

This 5X International Award Winning Video is the highly anticipated follow up to the prerequisite 7X International Award Winning, Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer- Learning to Learn, the definitive guide on the first 6-8 months with your puppy or working dog, with Dave Kroyer! Known as a teacher of trainers, a competitor, coach, 12 Time World Team Member and UKC Nose Work Judge, Dave Kroyer and his students have stood atop podiums in the arenas of Schutzhund/IPO, Mondio and French Ring Sport, Police K9, AKC Obedience, Agility, SAR and AKC Tracking. He has represented the United States Internationally on multiple World Teams while gaining notoriety both domestically and abroad. As a student of animal behavior, Dave's approach to training is intuitive, calculated and utilizes the tools and techniques of many disciplines and styles in a system of training that has helped his students achieve National and International success. 

In antiquated systems of training, target source is paired with a primary reinforcer (food or toy) to create an odor "association" so that detection training can begin. This "search first, indicate later" methodology produces two incomplete behaviors (searching and indicating) which must be rewarded for any progression to occur. This leads to a multitude of problems, the least of which is establishing two ideal behaviors at once. Further, the dog becomes focused on reward presentation and attention to handler movement because training objectives are many and unclear. Best case scenario, dogs trained in these methods have an awareness of source odor but still no isolated, distinct, durable, distraction free indication. In every case, the dog must be re-trained. These methods are cumbersome and by their very virtue require re-training as part of the program. The concept of behavior first, then reward is blurred, at best. This critical distinction is the linchpin of successful dog training regardless of discipline.

In understanding the concept of BEHAVIOR FIRST, THEN REWARD, the primary reinforcer (food or toy) becomes secondary in importance and behavior isolation is put at the forefront of training. The Kroyer system is based on this concept from the beginning. Many dogs never reach their full potential because of obstacles created through the learning process itself such as driving toward reward (sign-tracking), learning behaviors or positions rather than true engagement, working BECAUSE OF reward rather than FOR reward and more. Through the use of a secondary reinforcer (clicker) and "targeting", Dave insulates behavior from reward origination/type and establishes a "search" which is easily transferred to detection work. 

The INDICATION is the bedrock foundation of detection training. This title details the steps in creating an incredibly precise, clear, persistent, durable, passive indication to 5 odors from the very start.  The search is taught as a by-product of indication training allowing the indication to remain forefront until fully learned and conditioned. Once the indication is fully established, odor discrimination, the search, distraction work, distance, angles, search cues and line handling are easily added, completely bypassing the range of problems learned in traditional systems. This title covers Nose Work through the Odor Recognition Test (ORT) for 5 substances and traditional Professional Substance Detection (narcotics, explosives, biologicals, pest and medical) work through the indication, odor discrimination, distraction proofing, distance work and basic leash handling. Beneficial to puppy owners, trainers with problem dogs or anyone wanting a more clear understanding of how to train detection work. To anyone wanting to eliminate the problems of weak indication, weak searching, false alerts, focus on handler behavior and alerting on fringe odor, this title is a must have!

 Copyright 2014 Canine Training Systems®, 16:9 Widescreen Hi-Definition, 1 hour 28 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION AWARDS:

  • 2015 Telly Bronze Award Winner
  • 2015 Hermes Creative Gold Award Winner
  • 2015 21st Annual Communicator Award of Excellence Winner
  • 2015 AVA Digital Awards Gold Award Winner
  • 2014 MarCom Creative Gold Award Winner 

 

Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer: Nose Work 2 - The Search

This International Award Winner is the highly anticipated follow up to the prerequisite 5X International Award Winning Training Through Pictures - Nose Work 1 - The Indication, the definitive guide to Nose Work with your puppy or working dog,  with Dave Kroyer!  Known as a teacher of trainers, a competitor, coach, 12 Time World Team Member, UKC Nose Work and Mondio Ring Sport Judge, Dave Kroyer and his students have stood atop podiums in the arenas of Schutzhund/IPO, Mondio and French Ring Sport, Police K9, AKC Obedience, Agility, SAR and AKC Tracking.  He has represented the United States Internationally on multiple World Teams while gaining notoriety both domestically and abroad.  As a student of animal behavior, Dave's approach to training is intuitive, calculated and utilizes the tools and techniques of many disciplines and styles in a system of training that has helped his students achieve National and International success.

In part 1 of this series, Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer- Nose Work 1- The Indication, a rudimentary search was taught as a by-product of indication training while allowing the indication to be fully learned and conditioned.  While the indication was being conditioned, odor discrimination, distraction work, search distance, approach angles, search cues and line handling were easily added, completely bypassing the range of problems learned in traditional systems.  As an indication first system, the “heavy lifting” of detection training was completed.

Now that the dog has a nearly reflexive indication in the face of distraction, and understands the cues that indicate reward is a possibility, we introduce you to the next step in The Kroyer System, The Search.  Through training progression, what remains is to discriminate packaging and hide types, expand indoor search areas, isolate the odors that are contained in the “odor cocktail” and inject the handler as a possible source of information in preparation for outdoor searches.  Because the dog so clearly understands the behaviors that must occur in the presence of odor to earn reward, training progression is a matter of controlling the environment, maintaining the ingredients of the indication and exposing the dog to ideal variations at appropriate stages of learning.

Through “handler detailing” we incorporate the handler as a potential source of information that the dog should regard during searches.  Through careful, structured handler inputs, the dog learns that cooperation with the handler can lead to success while maintaining an ideal ratio of independent searches.  This becomes important as we explore the common areas dogs overlook during searches, expand search distance and area and move the dog outdoors to search vehicles and environments.  We discuss Dave’s method as a back-chaining method as an overview to give you, the viewer, a global sense of how to even further expand your dog’s abilities while building upon milestones toward excellence.  Beneficial to puppy owners, trainers with problem dogs, class instructors or anyone wanting a more clear, logical, step-by-step understanding of how to train professional detection work.  To anyone wanting to eliminate the problems of weak indication, weak searching, false alerts, incorrect focus on handler behavior and alerting on fringe odor, this title is a must have!

Copyright 2015 Canine Training Systems®, 16:9 Widescreen Hi-Definition, 1 hour 28 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION AWARDS:

  • 2016 Bronze Telly Award Winner
  • 2016 Hermes Creative Gold Award Winner
  • 2016 AVA Digital Awards Gold Award Winner