Foundations & Building Engagement — OCTOBER 7th @ 6pmEST

·       How to build a solid foundation with your dog by learning the fundamentals of focus & engagement

·       Learning why building a foundation is important, and how it will help you transition to more advanced training techniques.

·       The difference between reinforcement & bribes, and how this is detrimental to your journey in building engagement with your dog.

·       Preference assessments and why choosing your dogs reward (paychecks) is important to your training.

·       Understanding the basics of Operant Conditioning and how it pertains to training your dog.


Generalizing your Training — Nov 4th 6pmEST

  •  Promoting Generalized Behavior Change: Making sure that your dog understands behaviors outside of their comfort zones, and inside a wide array of environments.

  • Learning engagement exercises & play exercises 

•   Understanding the importance of beginning obedience with the use of paychecks

•   Getting through to dogs who may not have an interest in toys or food. 

•    How to train ‘loosely’ so that you can move from neutral training areas into distractions and toward the goal of ‘naked’ work without training tools or paychecks.



Building the bond

  • Encouraging a deeper bond with your dog through every day interactions.

  • Continuing training as a ‘story’, and not short training sentences.

  • Learning how to speak your dogs language.

  • Understanding Behavior change and why your dog may be exhibiting moments where he won’t listen to you.

  • In depth information about “oxytocin” and the vital role that hormone production plays in the relationship with your dog.

  • Seeing life from your dogs perspective.

  • Understanding how to decrease unwanted behaviors without breaking the bond.

E-Collar & Prong Use

  • A deeper look into the Four quadrants of Operant conditioning, and the difference of each quadrant.

  • Bridging the gap in communication with your dog.

  • Using an E-collar to enhance your off-leash goals.

  • How to properly use a Prong and E-collar without decreasing your bond with your dog.

  • Understanding the use of ‘Positive Punishment’ without encouraging stress in your dog.

  • Decreasing unwanted behaviors and how training tools can be used toward the process.

  • Understanding how to use these collars as training tools, and not becoming dependent on them. Encouraging removal of these collars to continue generalizing behaviors for lasting change.

  • Understanding how to integrate use of reinforcements alongside the use of an E-Collar and Prong collar.

Building Confidence

  • How to help your dog rehabilitate from fears such as loud noises, thunderstorms, or general ‘anxieties’.

  • How to decrease unwanted behaviors without using fear or creating conflict or anxiety in your dog.

  • How to encourage bold confidence in your working dog or house pet — in any environment.

  • How and when to incorporate obedience into behavior training & the rehabilitation process.

  • Raising a fearless puppy.

  • Effective communication during fear-based body language.