Welcome to our online course

CONGRATS

You have made your first step in the right direction.... CONGRATS! 

Think of the next couple weeks as a test. Try your best to incorporate the training into your lives, stimulate your dogs mind, send in your homework and create an amazing bond with your dog. At the end of the 4 weeks, if you think its not the 'change' you want... then go back to basics. But we are going to ask you to commit to this training program.... its more about you than your dog. 

Head over to our secret Advanced Training Facebook Page by clicking the button below.

First thing is first... Think of your dog like a teenager. Do they get to come and go as they please? Do you spoil them? Do they live without consequence and without learning the rewards and lessons of hard work? Teach them, Remind them, Be accountable for showing them how doing a good job can feel good!!! 

Think of your dogs food like an allowance. Make them work for every morsel. Whether it is handfuls of food, or one at a time. Mix it up.

DON'T BE PREDICTABLE. 

Ditch The Food Bowl

(or plate)

Scatter your dogs food in the snow. Get them to use their nose to find their food.

1.

Put your dog in a command (sit, down or place) and go hide kibble around the house. Release your dog and let them go find it. (Start easy)

2.

Drop food out of your hand. Get your dog to use their amazing reflexes and learn to catch them as they fall. (Don't throw them up in the air)

3.

Use handfuls of your dogs food for 'Watch me' or other tricks & commands.

4.

Put your dog in a command and surround them with their food. Be Careful not to let them get any until they are released.

5.

Throw one or two kibbles away from you, and then call your dog by name. When they get to you, give them a handful of food. YOU=BIG REWARD (We also suggest to have a party when they get to you)

6.

Teach them a new trick with their food. 

7.

For everything they need want and love: (Make them do a command or trick)

  • Getting Pet

  • Getting Treats

  • Letting them on the furniture 

  • Taking them on a  walk

  • Letting them outside

  • Taking them on a car ride

Teach your dog to be comfortable being separated from you- while you are home. Best time is when you are cooking and eating dinner. Put them in a crate, or practice a place command.

Some demands dogs do (and dominant behaviours)

  • Barking and Whining at you for attention

  • Nose nudging

  • Jumping on you

  • Pawing at you

  • Sitting on you

  • Standing over you

  • Humping

Change can be uncomfortable, doing something new can feel awkward and weird. 

Allow yourself to try new things- without excuses. "Failing" and not doing things "perfect" the first time is part of the learning process. 

Expect Progress, NOT

Perfection.

MAKE YOUR 

DOG WORK

SEPERATE YOUR

DOG FOR AT 

LEAST AN HOUR 

A DAY- WHILE YOU ARE HOME.

DON'T GIVE

INTO DEMANDS!

AIM FOR 

SUCCESS

PUT THE TOYS AWAY

Your home should be a place of CALM.

 

We allow our dogs to have chew toys. But no squeaky toys, tugs, stuffies in the house. Leave those exciting toys for training!!!

We don't allow two dogs to play in the house or throw toys in the house.

Rough housing is for outside. 

Don't let your dog bombard guests and push their way to the door. Be accountable for their actions... keep them back at least 5-10ft from the door and on a leash if need be. This is a great time to practice your "Down 

Commands" with distractions or "Place Commands". EXPECT your dog not jump on, bark at, lunge at people. 

 

If they are not ready to be near the door then keep them in a separate room, or crate until everything settles.

Your perfection level is where your training will be. 

Let a leash drag around the house to have more control until your dog earns getting off leash. They do NOT need to greet guests right away. 

The only way your dog will learn the behaviour of NOT jumping up on people is if (1) you take control (2) you teach them it is unacceptable (3) you keep setting it up until you get the desire behaviour that you want

Teaching a dog NOT to jump up actually happens pretty quickly! If you want your dog to still randomly "Hug" "Greet" you in that fashion then put a word to it, so it is like a trick. It ONLY is allowed when you say the special word. 

DoGS

JUMPING

ON PEOPLE

Dogs

AND GUESTS

FIRST

CALMING

GAME

 REWARDS-TREATS

If your dog gets the same reward for doing something that they did perfectly and something they did with 5 corrections- they will not strive for perfection.

AFTER THE INITIAL

LEARNING PHASE

(Which you are past at this point)  

 

Only reward for the behaviours you want. Be Diligent!!!

UP YOUR

PERFECTION LEVEL

Dog's are incredibly smart. Most of us to not even touch the limits of how smart our dogs really are. If you keep making excuses why they don't do something, then they never will. You need to believe in your dog and in yourself.

Expect more...

from both of you. 

When you tell your dog to sit, make sure that they do so. 

DON'T REASSURE

YOUR DOG

Once you have watched the video, try checking off as many things on this list as possible


This is SOOOO very important for both those sensitive/scared dogs.. and also for dogs that seem stable.

 

Learn how fast we can make a situation negative, without even knowing we are doing it.

 

While also learning how to help your pooch be the best dog they can be. 

THIS WEEKS FOCUS

START CHANGING HOW YOU DO THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE

(Make your dog work for their food, Don't give into demands, & Expect more) 

PRACTICE YOUR BASIC COMMANDS (SIT & DOWN)

TEACH YOUR DOG TO TOUCH OBSTACLES/OBJECTS WITH ONE PAW-

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR VIDEO

YOUR HOMEWORK:

❖ PRACTICE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE LEARNED ❖

 

SEND IN YOUR FIRST VIDEO TO OUR SECRET FACEBOOK PAGE:

(Videos are due by Thursday at 6pm every week)

#1-  OF YOUR DOG BEING SENT TO, AND TOUCHING

(WITH A PAW) OBSTACLES/OBJECT.

Yes! You read that right! Homework BEFORE your first class.

The link to your next page will appear at the bottom of this page after your first class!!!

I am so excited to watch your progress, and watch your relationship grow.

~Monique ❤️

I am ready for more! and.... 

REMIND ME WHAT I LEARNED.

Find us: 
By Appointment Only!

6459 L&A Road, 

Vernon, BC

V1B-3T8

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