Lesson series

Leslie McDevitt Webinar: A Successful Approach

Join Leslie in a Deep Dive to explore how to give your dog control over whether he is ready to calmly approach something--or, over whether he is ready to be approached! Following Leslie's concept of cooperative counter conditioning, learn how to use her Pattern Games with "startbutton" behaviors that let a dog specifically control Approaches and give him a way of communicating how much distance he would like between himself and a Helper.
In addition: learn how to create counter conditioning procedures that include an 'opt-out' and ways for your dog to say No; learn how to teach the 'go say hi' game for calm social greetings, using Approach patterns!
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1.5 CEUs Available:
  • CPDT
  • KPA
These webinars are suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.
Meet the instructor

Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT-KA

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.
Patrick Jones - Course author