Cognitive Challenges

A creative hands on class developed by Barbara Lloyd the creator of “The Nimue Box Challenge” to test your dog’s ability to problem solve.

This class will consist of a series of Cognitive Challenges that range from easy to varying degrees of complexity.

Helping your understand how your dog reasons through how to solve a challenge and access a reward will be the main goal of the class.

We will also discuss your dog’s learning style in contrast to your learning style and how that impacts your training sessions with your dog and how to improve your training sessions with your dog via a better understanding of how your dog processes information and problems solves.

Decoding what your dog is telling you as they work through the challenges will be discussed in depth in order to give you a better understanding of how to harness your dogs skills to train more efficiently.

This workshop is suitable for puppies and dogs all the way up to adulthood.

For young dogs, and sensitive dogs this workshop help build resiliency, grit & confidence.

Adult dogs will gain more sustained focus & thoughtfulness.

Participants will be instructed on how to set up the challenges and then allow their dog time to solve the challenge.

Each participant can choose how much assistance to give their dog, and part of the class will be outlining & discussing why or why not you choose to simplify the task for your dog.

As the instructor I will give you feedback on what I see your dog doing, how to play to your dog’s strengths, how to improve a particular problem solving skill and how to make this relevant in other areas of training.