MORE THAN JUST OBEDIENCE.....

This is a step by step guide to help you prevent, manage, and resolve the most common challenges in puppyhood

What your puppy learns prior to the age of 12 weeks sets the foundation for all future learning, and this includes how your puppy perceives the learning process and the world at large. This course will teach you everything you need to know about how to build both resiliency and obedience with your puppy while also creating a priceless bond.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Each lesson includes a short, concise video(s), handout, or both and is broken down into easy to follow steps. The units build so that you are consistently making progress with your puppy. Everything is taught using methods that are dog and family friendly; free from fear, pain, force, & coercion.

  • Socialization

  • Housetraining

  • Basic Obedience

  • Training Mechanics

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Potty Training E-Book

About the Trainer

Certified Behavior Consultant and Professional Dog Trainer

Jennifer Burns M.A., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Hi! I'm Jennifer Burns and helping humans and dogs has been my lifelong passion. My dog training career began in 2004 when I had a 93 lb, out of control Lab/Boxer in need of professional dog training. Since then I have focused on the early prevention and resolution of behavioral challenges ranging from aggression, fear, anxiety, reactivity, and separation anxiety. I have trained thousands of puppies and specialize in raising resilient, happy, confident, and behaviorally sound puppies using methods free from pain, force, fear, or coercion. Learning should be fun both for the teacher and the learner, and my goal is to support and coach you with empathy and compassion. Certifications & Accreditations M.A. Psychology Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator Fear Free Certified Certified Behavior Consultant Certified Professional Dog Trainer Certified CATCH Mentor Trainer Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild Member of the PPG Shock-Free Coalition Executive Board Member of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you get Started....

  • 2

    KIDS AND DOGS

    • HANDLING EXERCISES WITH TINY HUMANS

    • Preparing a puppy to be around kids using Click to Calm

    • Crate Training Fun

    • MAGIC MAT WITH TINY HUMANS

    • Success Station Example

    • Learning how to cope around Tiny Humans

    • Keeping all 4 paws on the floor

  • 3

    SEPARATION DISTRESS

    • Step by Step: Crate Training and Separation Distress

    • Working through separation day 1

    • BOGEY ZEN DEN INITIAL TRAINING

    • Adding movement to the separation process

    • Crate Training with Separation Anxiety Dog

  • 4

    PUPPY'S FIRST DAY HOME

    • FIRST DOG INTRODUCTION

    • First leash introduction plus potty training

    • COMING INSIDE AND INTERACTING WITH OLDER DOG IN HOME

    • COMING INSIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME

    • DAY 1-First Crate Session

    • Continued Crate Sessions

    • Crate-Door closing for the first time

    • FIRST MORNING-First Session and how I get started

    • FIRST BREAKFAST

    • NAME GAME-Day 1

    • NAME GAME-Remy is on the struggle bus and how to deal

    • DAY AFTERNOON-Capturing and socialization session

    • FIRST EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE OF THE LITTER

  • 5

    Level 1

    • Your First Day Home

    • Setting Your Puppy Up for Success

    • Potty Training

    • Treat Values and Leveling up

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Name Game

    • Crate Training

    • Intentional Separation

    • Loading the Clicker

    • Auto-Sitting (Default Sits)

    • How to Deliver a Treat to Curb Biting

    • Fine Dining vs Fast Food

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Capturing vs Luring

    • Puppy Zen Den

    • Food Puzzles!

    • Reasons why a dog won't take food

    • DONEZO...when to end a training session

    • LEVEL 1 LEARNING CHECK

  • 6

    Level 2

    • Targeting

    • Gotcha!

    • Mouthing and Biting

    • SMART 50

    • Additions and Exchanges

    • Mouthing and Handling

    • Additions

    • If your Puppy jumps, bites, barks, or mounts...

    • Problem Solving in Action

    • Puppy Play

    • Arousal Up Arousal Down

    • Ready....Set...TUG!

    • Hide and Seek- Find it Exercise

    • Introducing the Harness and things that go over the head

    • Harness: Problem Solving

    • How to Properly Introduce the Leash

    • LEASH BITING: Troubleshooting

    • LEASH BITING: Progression

    • LEASH TROUBLESHOOTING: Phobia and Excitement

    • Shaping your adult dog and default behaviors in action

    • Shaping Play and Behavior around other dogs

    • MORE ON HANDLING

    • LEVEL 2 LEARNING CHECK

  • 7

    Level 3

    • HopScotch Square!

    • Eye Spy

    • Auto-Wait at Thresholds

    • How to interact with dogs and humans

    • Training All Four Paws on the Floor

    • Open Hand Game (Auto Leave it)

    • Working around the Couch

    • Leash Walking 101

    • Leash Walking In the Backyard (Hopscotch square)

    • Meal Prep and Meal Time

    • Introduction to Click to Calm

    • SNIFFY WALKS!

    • Break that chain!

    • Copy of Free at last! Introducing more free reign in the house

    • LEVEL 3 LEARNING CHECK

  • 8

    CLICK TO CALM

    • INTRODUCTION TO CLICK TO CALM

    • CLICK TO CALM: Starting with a novel stimulus

    • Back Ups

    • EYE SPY

    • Micromovements

    • Click to Calm: First time seeing another dog on a leash

    • Click to Calm: Dogs in public

    • Click to Calm: "Engage" aka Stage 1

    • Click to Calm in Action: Problem Solving and Working with the "bubble" aka threshold

    • Rates of Reinforcement: How to adjust

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Click to Calm: Greetings

  • 9

    GREETINGS

    • Overview of Greetings

    • Starting to Use Click to Calm for Greetings

    • Click to Calm for Greetings

    • Click to Calm for Greetings-Adding more distractions

    • Welcoming a group of people in with your puppy on leash

    • "Go say Hi"-Touch Transfer

  • 10

    Greetings with a Sprinkle of Tinkle

    • Powering up Engagement and preparing for the greeting using click to calm

    • Setting the structure for greetings

    • Greetings Day 1 of Training with a Tiny Human

    • Greeting Progression: Using Calm Adult Before Adding More Excitement (tiny human)

    • Successful greetings with the puppy now able to self-regulate

  • 11

    Level 4

    • Loose Leash Walking: Taking it Outside

    • Eye Spy With Walking

    • Mock Vet Visit

    • Magic Mat

    • Introducing Cleaning Supplies

    • More Jumping Prevention

    • What is a Release Word

    • "Wait" at Front Door

    • "Wait" In Different Locations

    • Rapid Recall + Name Game

    • Loose Leash Walking In Action

    • LEVEL 4 LEARNING CHECK

  • 12

    Level 5

  • 13

    Level 6

    • "WAIT"-Increasing duration and distance

    • Counter Surfing (Prevention & Resolution)

    • Fence Fighting Prevention

    • Stay vs Wait

    • "Wait" beyond thresholds

    • Patterning

    • Solidifying Leave It

    • How to add a Cue

    • Front Door Wait (Increased Difficulty)

    • LEARNING CHECK LEVEL 6

  • 14

    Level 7

    • Default Sits in the Wild

    • Targeting in the Wild

    • Loose Leash Walking in the Wild

    • Magic Mat in the Wild

    • Eye Spy in the Wild

    • Name Game in the Wild

    • Into the Wild...

    • Recall in the Wild

    • Click to Calm in the Wild

    • Conditioning New Reinforcers...praise, play, and petting

    • Back up in the Wild

    • Patterning in the Wild

    • LEVEL 7 LEARNING CHECK

  • 15

    BONUS INFORMATION

    • Kids and Dogs

    • Puppies and Older/Senior Dogs

    • SEPARATION DISTRESS/ANXIETY

THE BEST TIME TO START TRAINING IS NOW

Are you ready to start training your puppy with the most up to date, comprehensive, and force-free methods?