Columbia, MO- May 5, 2014- Canine Training Systems, the leading provider of broadcast quality instructional training titles for sport, service and companion dogs, today announced that their most recent offering, Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer- Learning to Learn DVD has been awarded a 2014 Hermes Creative Gold Award.
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"This is the second award won by this title in as many days of sales! We're very proud of the title and are always happy to receive feedback from industry professionals about the quality of work we're producing"- commented Doug Calhoun, producer, writer and director. The much anticipated Training Through Picture with Dave Kroyer- Learning to Learn DVD is being replicated and is due to ship 5/1/14. "We couple with the 'best of the best' trainers to produce video titles that enable individuals to understand the systems of training used by the top trainers in multiple disciplines of dog sport. Our technical experts are competitors, coaches, world team members and seminar presenters both nationally and internationally. What sets us apart is not only the caliber of trainer we work with and their successes but our ability to convey information in a meaningful way to a multitude of people in multiple languages across the world."
"Although the DVD took quite a while to produce, the project was a major undertaking for a few reasons. Up to this point in dog sports, no one has really touched on this type of training and theory and the beginning stages are very 'conceptual'. It's not really a 'this is how to teach sit,down,heel behaviors' project. It's something MUCH greater and has many depths and layers to it. It was crucial my info made a clean transfer from outline to script into narration and video. Doug and CTS hit it outta the park!!! It's a beautiful production and I feel the info is ULTRACLEAR! I am super proud of the work everyone has contributed to the project" added Dave Kroyer.
Learning to Learn is a highly anticipated release from Canine Training Systems. 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.
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 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. For any trainer wanting to establish or teach students to create a dynamic, interactive worker while establishing a common language, this title is a must have!
“Dave Kroyer's foundation work is best described as multi-dimensional”, commented Calhoun. “Conceptually, the dog is able to learn new behaviors incredibly quickly. Because the dog understands the concept of behavior first, then reward, the dog is free to offer behaviors, even in the immediate presence of highly desirable rewards. This lack of understanding in many systems of training is a roadblock to precision and flexibility in what a dog can achieve.”
- This production details a systematic approach that yields a strong partnership based on trust, reliable, clean dialog and a habit of correct performance
- The integration of auditory behavior markers into the training routine is demonstrated and efficacy is discussed
- Through shaping positive, clean habits, Dave circumvents many bad habits that are byproducts of traditional methods
- The dog is taught the concept of 'Targeting' which teaches the relationship of behavior first, then reward
- Through Targeting, the dog is "untethered" from the handler which removes the handler as a lure from the training environment and expands behavioral possibilities including motion work, send-aways, object guard, scent indication and more
- Because the foundation work in Dave's system is multi-dimensional, the concepts taught are beneficial for ANY dog sport- Kennel Club Obedience, IPO, Ring Sport, Agility, Nose Work, Police K9, pet training and more
- This Hi-Definition, 16:9 aspect ratio production is available on professionally authored and replicated DVD for playback on the widest variety of consumer equipment.
Pricing and Availability
Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer- Learning to Learn, is immediately available through the Canine Training Systems worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Canine Training Systems website at www.caninetrainingsystems.com for an MSRP of $79.95. The website contains a detailed outline as well as excerpts from the 105 minute, hi-definition title here.
About Canine Training Systems
Founded in 1987, Canine Training Systems is the worldwide leader in instructional titles for pet owners, dog sport competitors, industry professionals and institutions of higher education. The company’s success lies in its ability to couple with the experts in service, sport and companion dog training and deliver their techniques to consumers through the most up-to-date delivery formats. With the strength of their growing expert list, no other organization in the market place can offer the variety of techniques, disciplines, depth of knowledge or quality of product that Canine Training Systems routinely provides it’s worldwide customer base.
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