Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome!

    • School Supplies

  • 2

    Lesson 1

    • Tip: Using Markers and Release Words

    • Clicker

    • Get It

    • Good

    • Release Cues

    • Recall: Name Recognition

    • Stay: Introducing Sit

    • Fun Break: Load Up

    • Body Handling: Collar

    • Field Trip: Play the Name Game Around the House

    • Leash Walking: Introduction and Equipment

    • Lesson 1 Summary

  • 3

    Lesson 2

    • Tip: When Should I Train?

    • Recall: Clicking for Movement

    • Stay: On a Platform

    • Leash Walking: Outside Circles

    • Fun Break: Hand Touch

    • Body Handling: Pet All Over

    • Field Trip: Take a Walk Everyday

    • Lesson 2 Summary

  • 4

    Lesson 3

    • Tip: Record Keeping

    • Recall: Call to Hand Touch

    • Stay: Introduce Down

    • Leash Walking: Inside Circles

    • Fun Break: Find It

    • Body Handling: Ear Handling and Cleaning

    • Field Trip: Practice Sit and Touch on Walks

  • 5

    Lesson 4

    • Tip: Setting Up the Environment

    • Recall: Introducing the Front Platform

    • Stay: Sit or Down Stay on Platform with Increased Distance

    • Leash Walking: Circles Around a Mild Distraction

    • Fun Break: Sit in a Box

    • Body Handling: Feet

    • Field Trip: Find 5 New Surfaces

  • 6

    Lesson 5

    • Tip: It's Yer Choice

    • Recall: Call to Front

    • Stay: Sit at Doors

    • Leash Walking: Moving Towards and Away From a Medium Distraction

    • Fun Break: Paws Up

    • Body Handling: Teeth

    • Field Trip: Car Safety

  • 7

    Lesson 6

    • Tip: Have Beds Everywhere

    • Recall: Restrained Recall with Chasing

    • Stay: The Bowl Game, Part 1

    • Leash Walking: Figure 8s

    • Fun Break: Give Paw

    • Body Handling: Chin Rest

    • Field Trip: Play the Name Game at a Dog Friendly Store

  • 8

    Lesson 7

    • Tip: Reward Stashing

    • Recall: Recall from a Stay

    • Stay: Introducing Stand

    • Leash Walking: When the Distraction Becomes the Reward

    • Fun Break: Spin and Turn

    • Body Handling: Get Dressed

    • Field Trip: Take a Sniffy Walk and Reward Check Ins

  • 9

    Lesson 8

    • Tip: Puzzle Toys

    • Recall: Fading the Front Platform

    • Stay: Sit for Petting

    • Leash Walking: Lining up in Heel

    • Fun Break: Ladder Work

    • Body Handling: Muzzle Training

    • Field Trip: Loose leash Walking in a Dog Friendly Store

  • 10

    Lesson 9

    • Tip: Placement of Reinforcement

    • Recall: The Bowl Game Part 2

    • Stay: Fading the Platform

    • Leash Walking: Sit at Halt

    • Fun Break: Balance Discs

    • Body Handling: Nail Trims

    • Field Trip: Recalls in a new, safe location

  • 11

    Lesson 10

    • Tip: Leash On, Leash Off

    • Recall: Call Past a Mild Distraction

    • Stay: Hang Out on a Dog Bed

    • Leash Walking: Pace Changes

    • Fun Break: Send to Bed

    • Body Handling: Accepting Tooth Brushing and Medication

    • Field Trip: Sit for Petting in Public

  • 12

    Lesson 11

    • Tip: Handling Reactivity

    • Recall: Call Past a Distraction

    • Stay: Adding Duration

    • Leash Walking: Pivot Bowl, Part 1

    • Fun Break: Push a Button

    • Body Handling: Lay on Your Side

    • Field Trip: Take a Walk on a City Street

  • 13

    Lesson 12

    • Tip: When Are You Done Training?

    • Recall: Offset Front

    • Stay: Leaving the Room

    • Leash Walking: Pivot Bowl, Part 2

    • Fun Break: Back Up

    • Body Handling: Cookie Stretches

    • Field Trip: Celebrate your Graduation at a Dog Friendly Restaurant