This is a series of 21 exercises that you can do with your dog in order to encourage good habits, teach new skills, and improve both your ability to train and your dog's ability to learn.
Although designed to be done daily for three weeks, you will receive access to all the exercises at once and can go through them at your own pace. Included in this course is a 30-minute session which can be used to address how to best used the exercises and methods in this course to achieve your training goals.
This is an excellent course both for those who have experience doing some training with their dogs and are looking for direction, and for those who are completely new to training. All the exercises can be done with puppies or older dogs.
Clear + Engaging Lessons: 21 lessons that build upon one another each day, and offer up clear instructions on how to train new things in a sequential, sensible way
Foundational Information: Fundamental steps and exercises that can be used at any stage of training
In Depth Explanations: Clear and understandable guidance on how to approach dog training in a science-driven, force-free and pain-free manner
Additional Resources: Recommended reading and listening materials
Access: Membership to our closed Facebook Group and a 30-minute private virtual training session with a School For The Dogs trainer, scheduled at your convenience
With course, you can expect to walk away understanding how to:
- Select the appropriate rewards to use in any given situation
- Get new behaviors using three techniques: Luring, shaping and capturing
- Give any behavior a clear "cue"
- Train a "sit" that can be built into an amazing stay
- Teach a "down" and a "stand" with a hand signal
- Get a stellar "drop it" behavior
- Have a dog go to a designated spot to settle
- Look at you on command
- Use play in training appropriately
- Train "building block" foundational behaviors that can be used to train countless new things
Annie Grossman has been training dogs since graduating from the Karen Pryor Academy in 2010. She and Kate Senisi started School For The Dogs in her living room in 2011. She is School For The Dogs' director of operations, runs its online store, and hosts School For The Dogs Podcast.
"This course originally started as a series of emails to a friend who had just rescued a dog. She understood the basics of training, but she wasn't sure what to work on, or in what order. She worked an evening shift much of the time, so we couldn't find a time to connect in real time. So, every morning I began sending her short training challenges she could work on, each one building on previous day's accomplishments. The result is this series of lessons that are written in a conversational way to guide you through steps that will leave you smiling and your dog pleasantly exhausted. It really can be stupidly fun to watch your dog learn new things every day!" --Annie Grossman