Train your dog to do tricks!
Beginner Level, but also GREAT for professional trainers to incorporate into their own beginner training classes.
Shelter workers – Increase the adopt-ability of dogs by training a few tricks.
Purpose of Course: The popularity of tricks training has exploded, and it’s not hard to see why. Training your dog to do tricks is fun for both dog and owner, increases your dog’s responsiveness and nurtures the dog/ owner bond. In this course you will strengthen basic obedience commands, plus learn how to teach your dog 6 fun and easy tricks, all while acquiring basic training skills that you can use to teach your dog virtually anything!
Course Overview: With the guidance of step-by-step video lessons, we’ll learn the basic positional skills of ‘sit’ and ‘down’, plus our 6 tricks- touch, spin, shake, roll over, jump through a hoop and take a bow. This course also teaches you how to use a ‘marker’, shows you the most beneficial way to train with food treats, and discusses the benefits of tricks training (it’s more than just a lot of fun!).
Prerequisites: None, except the willingness to have fun with your dog. This course is appropriate for dog and owner teams who have never done tricks before.
Required Equipment: The equipment requirement is minimal and inexpensive. All you will need is a clicker, food treats, a treat pouch or container, and a hoop (such as a child’s hula hoop.)
What You Will Learn:
- The many benefits of tricks training
- Universal training skills- how to use a ‘marker’, how to lure, and how to use food most effectively
- How to teach your dog to ‘sit’ and ‘down’
- Trainers’ tips on how to make the most effective use of your training time
- 6 beginning level tricks- touch, spin, shake, roll over, jump through a hoop and take a bow
- For CCPDT or IAABC CEUs, a video submission to be graded will be required (ONLY relevant if you are a member of these orgs)
About the course: 100% online, this course is filled with video demonstrations and is approximately 70 minutes long. This course is entirely self-paced, and can easily be finished within the 6 month access period. Extensions available on request.
The course can be taken for a Certificate of Completion by attending the webinar presentation and completing a short quiz to test your new knowledge. For this, choose the “Audit” option below. (Exception: PPAB/PPG members earn 1.5 CEUs with the Audit option)
If you need CEUs for this course from other organizations, such as NADOI, IAABC or CCPDT, choose the “CEU Cost” option below.
Audit Cost: $80.00
CEU Cost: $145.00
CCPDT-15 CPDT-KA (NOTE: Video homework submission required for CCPDT CEUs)
CPDT-KSA – 13.5 CEUs
IAABC- 9 CEUs (NOTE: Video homework submission required for IAABC CEUs)
PPAB/PPG-1.5 (No video homework required)
Instructor: Pat Engel is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge-Assessed, and holds a Diploma from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canine Behavior Science and Technology.
Pat has been a professional dog trainer since 1997, and owner of her own business, Co-Pilot Dog Training, since 2009. Pat’s professional training focus has always been to help owners understand and train their dogs in ways that respect and nourish the canine-human bond.