Purpose: To learn how to train your puppy to be well-mannered and socialized, resulting in a well rounded adult dog using positive reinforcement training methods.
Course Information: This class is designed for puppies up to the age of six months and who’s owner wants to learn how to teach their puppy through positive reinforcement. Owners will learn the importance of early socialization and how best to properly introduce a puppy to new situations and environments. We will address common puppy issues such as house-training, nipping, jumping, and chewing; as well as learn fundamentals such as sit, down, stand, short stays, leave it, come when called, and the basics of loose leash walking. Other topics may be addressed to more customize this course to each participant’s needs. Owners will learn how to approach training and discipline in a positive manner during the most crucial social growth stage in their puppy’s development. This is a hands-on course that will require students to work with a puppy from 8 weeks to 6 months old. Students will learn how to apply learning theory and positive reinforcement methods to give the puppy the best start possible in life and create a strong and lasting bond between human and dog.
What you can expect to learn from this course:
- Learning Theory
- What is “positive reinforcement” and how to apply it to puppies.
- Social development of puppies
- Equipment needed for training
- Step-by-step instruction for basic puppy training (sit, down, stand, short stays, leave it, come when called, loose leash walking)
- Common puppy issues such as house-training, nipping, jumping, and chewing
- Common puppy care such as feeding, teeth brushing, etc.
Recommended Text: CULTURE CLASH by Jean Donaldson
Additional Equipment: You will need to purchase specific equipment in order to train your dog or puppy by the positive reinforcement methods demonstrated. A 6 foot leather training leash; Freedom Harness(TM); Limited Slip Collar (TM); 2 food stuffable toys; and the Ultimate Puppy Kit™. These can all be obtained at a pet store or online.
Instructor: Jan Crary, CPDT-KA
Course Length: 6 lessons
Course Cost – $95
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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