Purpose: This positive dog training course will teach you the fundamentals of training a dog the basics all dogs should know. The techniques to be applied are based on developing and strengthening a trusting relationship between the human and the dog using positive reinforcement.
Course Information: This class is designed for the beginning dog trainer who wants to learn how to teach a dog the basic skills and behaviors all dogs should know. It is best used with any dog over the age of six months who has never taken a training class before or needs a refresher on basic manners. The trainer will learn how to precisely signal a dog’s correct response with a small hand-held “clicker” and reward the behavior so that it will more likely happen again. Obedience exercises such as sit, stand, down, and stay are introduced, as are loose-leash walking, polite greetings, “leave-it”, attention and the really reliable recall – skills crucial to the pet dog living in our society. The trainer will gain a better understanding of what dogs need and can be expected to achieve dogs in the household. Problem behaviors are also covered such as jumping, digging, barking, housebreaking, etc.
NOTE: You will also have video homework required to be sent for feedback from the Instructor.
Here is a video from a past student and her dog Elsa. This is Anna and Elsa’s “homework assignment.”
What you can expect to learn from this course:
- Understand how dogs learn and how to use equipment
- Learn to use a clicker and positive reinforcement
- Learn the skills needed to continue training your dog throughout its development
- Learn to teach your dog to sit, down, stand, attention, loose lead walk, leave it, recall, stay, and end unwanted behaviors such as jumping and barking.
Recommended Text: CULTURE CLASH by Jean Donaldson
This course uses the following special training tools. These need to be purchased by you and can be found online. Please order these prior to taking your first lesson. You can click on the item to find them online.
Instructor: Jan Crary, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator
Course Length: 6 one-hour sessions
Course Cost –
Payment plan available – 3 monthly payments of $90.00 each.
Access to this course will expire in 6 months. Therefore, you have 6 months to complete this course from the date of registration.
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