Dog and Puppy Training Course

COMING SOON – DECEMBER 2019

Class Curriculum:

Start Here:

  • Introduction
  • What you will need
  • How animal training works – animal learning
  • Dog body language and behavior
  • What behaviors to teach first
  • Dog training skills and rules
  • Marker/clicker training

Training Behaviors:

  • Attention behavior
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Come when called (aka recall)
  • Stay
  • Leave it
  • Walking on leash (loose leash walking)
  • Go to mat
  • Drop it
  • Targeting behavior

Tricks:

  • Shake paws
  • Sit up/sit pretty
  • Play bow
  • Spin
  • Fetch/retrieve
  • Put toys away
  • Balance treat on nose and catch

Puppies:

  • Puppy socialization
  • House-training
  • Crate training and alone training
  • Chewing
  • Puppy nipping/biting
  • Puppy food guarding prevention

Enrichment:

  • Enrichment activities

Behavior Problems:

  • Introduction to solving behavior problems
  • Barking
  • Jumping on people
  • Counter-surfing (jumping on counter)
  • Digging
  • Food stealing
  • Demanding attention/begging
  • Reactive behavior overview

Other Behaviors/Concepts:

  • Brushing dog teeth training
  • Cutting nails training
  • Proofing behavior – getting solid responses anywhere

Training Terms:

  • Dictionary of training terms

This course uses positive reinforcement training methods: lure-reward, clicker training, etc.