Pattern games are easily taught and predictable games to play with your dog. You can utilize them in moments to help bring their anxiety down, to lower their arousal, and to help them focus on a task. Pattern games were developed by Leslie McDevitt to help dogs have a coping skill in stressful contexts and to build confidence. These simple games are appropriate for any age of dog or puppies. Dogs enrolled in this class must be comfortable in a setting of 7 other dog/handler teams that will each have their own individual spaces with visual barriers if needed.