Utilizing Pattern Games to Help Dogs Living in Urban Environments

Using Pattern Games & Start Button Behaviors to make dogs comfortable in busy, city environments.


Explore the popular Pattern Games from Leslie’s latest Control Unleashed book, Reactive to Relaxed. These games create a “safety net” of predictability that will help your dog process information about challenging environments from a place of confidence. Learn how to harness the power of these simple yet powerful counter conditioning games to help dogs feel comfortable in a busy urban environment. Using patterns, dogs can learn to incorporate the sights and sounds of urban life into a system of cues that feels safe and reliable.

These games can help dogs that are reactive, sensitive to city noises, or struggle with anxiety from city living.

Bonus - learn about how to use Start Buttons in Leslie’s context of Cooperative Counter Conditioning as a way to empower your dog to direct their own learning experience.

This webinar is suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.


About Leslie:

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.