Guest: Leslie McDevitt

Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT-KA, is the author of the internationally popular Control Unleashed series of books and DVDs. Her books have been translated into many languages; people all over the world have learned how to use her science-based and empowering methods to help companion, performance, and working dogs learn how to functional optimally without stress in very challenging environments. If you have a dog that worries about stuff—other dogs, people, noises, the unexpected—Leslie has many fun counter-conditioning games just for you. Leslie is a popular conference speaker and is especially proud to be a presenter at ClickerExpo and a consultant for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between normal awareness and hypervigilance.
  • How anxious dogs perceive their environment.
  • How to play the Look at That game (LAT).
  • The way environmental cues can transfer and how we can use that to our advantage.
  • Leslie’s new twist on the original LAT game, which she calls LATTE.

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