Kris Kotsopoulos has been professionally involved in Canine behaviour, Working Dog Breeding and Training since 1980. He has worked with many first-time dog owners through to the most demanding Law Enforcement Canines and Championship competitors.
Kris has always approached life creatively with a mindset that always states;
“I am sure that there is a better way” hence the writing of “How To Achieve Precision Tracking With Your Dog”. Never accepting that near enough is good enough Kris is always working on streamlining the systems involved in all disciplines and recognises that everything is connected. It is all joined by the simple fact that canine learning is universal and regardless of what you wish to teach your dog they all learn the same way. All these secrets and many more are in the three books.
Kris has discovered this because he is a breeder of Dobermanns and German Shepherds under the prefix ‘Von Forell’ as well as a trainer. His dogs and training philosophies have become an integral part of the success of high-level canine enthusiasts who all require very different applications.
The systems in these books is an excellent start for anyone seeking to overcome or prevent training problems as well as to maintain optimum performance. Kris aims to introduce methods into the dog training world that can systematically spell out what dog training is about and how to create a simple process for you and your dog to achieve the very best outcome.
These books contain the latest information on animal learning principles and how to apply them.
In recent years’ dog training methodology has improved dramatically and Kris believes that we are witnessing a dog training revolution whereby established systems of dog training are being integrated with ‘operant’ methods which are creating the most powerful and humane system ever in existence.
In these elegant and tightly-integrated systems, negative learning is exploited to enhance target behaviours and establish stimulus control over powerfully-motivated behaviours – rapidly. Rewards are used to teach and motivate performance, and a sophisticated system of conditioned behaviour markers are used to switch states and render it all clear to the dog.
These three books are a must for anyone wishing to make positive and definite changes to the way they train their dog.
In addition to content from Kris, other industry experts from other areas in the Working Dog world will be contributing to this website with their videos and written material.
There are hundreds of World-Class Trainers around the world that have incredible insights into animal training.
We welcome them because this platform is also available for them to share their thoughts and ideas.
This website is about collating information and systems that may assist the training of everyone’s mind into new ways of thinking and possibilities so that we, our dogs and our teams become the best we can be.
“Our challenge in tracking is not to disrupt attitude and confidence. This delicate balance between maintaining concentration and applying correct motivation is why many people, especially beginners, find tracking so difficult.” Once you understand the Science and then apply the Learning rules correctly your dog will follow your requests”.
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