Course Catalog

Price

$65.00

Advanced Concepts in Motivation

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

The goal of this training is to teach dog trainers how to turn a reward into an event for their dog. When trainers can learn these skills they are going to be able to manipulate the motivation and drive of their dogs.

Price

$65.00

Basic Dog Obedience

100% updated in 2018

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This self-study course has over 7 hours of video plus very detailed written training content. This course will cover the basic philosophy of reward based training for Sit: Down: the foundation of Coming when called : Walk on a Loose lead. In addition to advice on managing your dog in your home. Ed Frawley owns Leerburg and has been training people how to train dogs for over 55 years. He started to produce dog training videos in 1982.

Classes coming soon!

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Classes coming soon!

The information in this course is going to help you develop a road map to getting a grip on your dogs behavioral problems. If you are not physically strong enough or don't have the temperament to do the work necessary to solve the problem I believe that I have provided you the information needed to find a local person that is qualified to come in and help you.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Ann Braue

Course Level

Price

$65.00

Learn the foundations of training a puppy to shape it into a well-behaved dog that can handle any situation.

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

Developing Your Gun Dog Puppy

with Marker Training

Instructor

Jim Closson

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your new gun dog puppy. We believe that building an ACTIVE, EAGER, BOLD and CONFIDENT training partner is the first step towards having a great hunting dog.

Price

$25.00

Dogs to Diapers

Setting your dog up for success around a baby

Instructor

Carrie Wooddell

Course Level

Price

$25.00

Preparing your dog to be around a newborn/baby

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Price

$65.00

Instructor

Tami McLeod

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course is about how to approach dogs with different and varying degrees of drives and temperaments.  It is an entry level course designed to teach you the quintessential concepts to maximize your dog's drive for the obedience work, as well as the initial steps critical for advancement.

Price

$65.00

Finishing Work

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course will cover how to prepare your dog for any type of competition. The course will teach people who train with markers (conditioned reinforcement) how to wean their dog off food rewards and/or toy rewards in preparation for taking their dog into any dog sport competition. This is an extremely important skill to learn because to do it correctly and still maintain motivation and drive is an art form.

Price

$65.00

Focused Heeling

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

Training dogs to give to pressure is revolutionary in the field of dog training. It teaches young dogs how to live with stress. The concept of "learning how to give to pressure" has been around for years in horse training, no one has introduced it into the world of dog training like Michael Ellis.

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

From the Rescue to the Home

with JJ Belcher

Instructor

JJ Belcher

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course is designed to explain how to introduce a rescue dog into a new lifestyle. We cover proper socialization, recommended methods of living with a new dog to prevent behavioral problems, Obedience plus a lot more!

Free Preview

Price

$40.00

Functional Play Development

Teaching our Dogs the Rules of Play

Instructor

Mark Keating

Course Level

Price

$40.00

The goal of this course is teach you how to turn play into a productive tool in your dog training program. It is designed to teach new dog trainers how to train their dogs to understand the rules of play.

Price

$35.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$35.00

The goal of this course is to share experiences Ed Frawley and Cindy Rhodes have had over the past 55 years of living with and hiking with their dogs. In this course we are going to tell you what has worked and the lessons learned from our mistakes.

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Price

$40.00

Housebreaking 101

A Step-by-step Guide

Instructor

Mark Keating

Course Level

Price

$40.00

Introducing a new dog into your home is an enormous responsibility. The amount of work it takes to raise an 8 week old puppy can be overwhelming especially if you do not have a game plan going into it. This course is going to help you develop that plan. While everyone’s lifestyle is different and every dog is different, this course is designed to fit all dogs and people regardless of whether you are raising a working line dog for sport work or a family pet.

Price

$40.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$40.00

There is a difference between how we raise a working puppy vs. how pet owners raise their dogs. Working puppies are expected to look at their world through different eyes than a family pet. This course on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy.

FREE COURSE

How We Manage Dogs in Our Home

A Road Map to Success

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

FREE COURSE

This course teaches how to manage dogs in your home. Cindy and I live with and manage our 5 dogs. Two of our dogs cannot interact with the other three, yet we have produced very manageable and safe living environment for all. By controlling the environment we put our dogs in and then controlling their behavior in that environment teaches our dogs how we expect them to live with us.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course is the next step or level for trainers who have taken our Basic Dog Obedience course. In Basic Obedience we covered the foundation for our reward based training system. Now in our Intermediate course you will now learn how to use those skills to train a number of important and useful behaviors that will be used in daily life.

Price

$40.00

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$40.00

Dock diving is the fastest growing dog sport in North America. This course will feature dogs of all walks of life. We will be introducing brand new dogs to the water, as well as tweaking and troubleshooting dogs that have been completing in the sports for years. Whether you’re new to the sport or looking to see what changes you could make to your training program, this course is a must for anyone involved in the sport of dock diving.

Price

$40.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$40.00

An introduction to dog training takes a laid back simple approach to dog training. Rather than overcomplicate things this class will give you a digestible amount of information that anyone and everyone can actually apply to their own dogs. By the end of the class, you will have a well behaved well-mannered dog. You will also have a solid foundation and a ton of information on where you can take the training if you want to dive further down the rabbit hole.

Free Preview

Price

$40.00

Introduction to Flyball

with JJ Belcher

Instructor

JJ Belcher

Course Level

Price

$40.00

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the US and can be learned by any dog that is sufficiently motivated for food and toys.

Price

$40.00

Instructor

Dusty Trieschman

Course Level

Price

$40.00

This course is designed to help jump start handlers into the fun sport of Rally!

Free Preview

Price

$40.00

Instructor

Chad Hunter

Course Level

Price

$40.00

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog.

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

Leash Reactivity

A Comprehensive Approach

Instructor

Tyler Muto

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course takes an in-depth look at leash reactivity while offering a systematic approach for how we handle loose leash walking with some of the most difficult dogs.

Price

$50.00

Leash Skills

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$50.00

The majority of dog owners only use their leash when taking their dog for a walk. A large number of those people are being pulled down the street each and every time they attempt to walk their dog. No one enjoys this experience, which is why we have produced this course on how to use your leash as a tool to communicate with your dog. Through a process called "leash pressure," we can teach the dog how to politely walk on the leash by implementing the skill we call "Loose Leash Walking."

Price

$65.00

Loose Leash Walking

with Tyler Muto

Instructor

Tyler Muto

Course Level

Price

$65.00

Does your dog take you for a walk?  Are your arms and shoulders tired after you return home?  Do you dream of being able to take a nice, relaxed walk with your dog at your side? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it's time to take our Loose Leash Walking course with instructor Tyler Muto!

Price

$40.00

Muzzle Fighting

for Police Service Dogs

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$40.00

This training course covers Muzzle Fighting for Police Service Dogs. Working in muzzle is one of the least understood exercises in bite work. In 1985, Ed produced his first Police Service dog video. In it we covered 10 minutes of muzzle work. Since then we have learned a lot about this training. This course takes the viewer step by step through muzzle fighting.

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Tyler Muto

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This series is designed to allow a dog and handler to develop all the skills they need to have a solid foundation of obedience and to prepare them for off-leash work or resolving problem behaviors. The course (part one) starts with a reward based foundation, before diving into leash pressure in Part 2.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Tyler Muto

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course is a continuation of Obedience & Behavior Foundations Part 1. The material in this course will finish and proof the work taught in Part 1 of this series. This course is equivalent to the second half of the original Obedience Foundations course.

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Joshua Moran

Course Level

Price

$65.00

Despite common misconceptions about small dogs, many are raised as well-trained working dogs and compete in all types of dog sports, while others work as well-trained service dogs and make amazing companions. The versatility of smaller dogs is so vast that trying to categorize them by anything other than their smaller size is virtually impossible, but one thing is for certain: these smaller breed dogs are just as intelligent as large dogs. This course aims to give you the tools, confidence, and help needed to pursue a fuller and deeper existence and relationship with your [small] dogs, as well as dispel any myths or misconceptions regarding the rearing, treatment, training education, and capability of dogs of smaller stature.

Price

$99.00

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$99.00

Regardless of your ultimate training goals, everything must start with how we raise our puppies. How do we interact with them at a young age while they learn what is appropriate behavior? How do we teach our young dogs how to live in our home? How do we develop the drives needed to train in specific disciplines? In this course, world-renowned dog trainer, Michael Ellis, will teach you exactly how he does just that.

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

Relationship Games

with Mark Keating

Instructor

Mark Keating

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course shows you eight games that develop and strengthen your relationship with your dog. Each incorporates the principles and techniques of reward-based training. We think you’ll find that these games are fun for both you and your dog.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$65.00

Remote collars are one of the best dog training tools ever invented. They are also one of the most abused dog training tools ever invented. This course will teach you how to use low level stimulation to train your dog. Many dogs can work at levels humans can't even feel. Ed Frawley bought his first remote collar in 1978. In this course you will benefit from years of his remote collar training experience. He refers to remote collars as "Your Invisible Leash."

Free Preview

Price

$65.00

Ring Sport Decoy Workshop

with Chad Hunter

Instructor

Chad Hunter

Course Level

Price

$65.00

The French ring and Mondio Ring decoys are the most skilled decoys in all of the biting dog sports. I chose to offer this seminar as a self-study course because it was so well organized and presented. The video contains the raw video footage that has been cut up and put into the various modules listed below. There are close to 100 short videos. I put this together to help people learn how to become safe skilled decoys. The information in this course will help train decoys in every biting sport, including police service work.

Price

$45.00

Teaching Engagement Skills

Engagement is the Foundation for ALL OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Instructor

Forrest Micke

Course Level

Price

$45.00

This course will teach students why engagement is the foundation for all dog training. Students will learn why engagement should be the foundation for every pet dog training program. Those students who want to get involved in any dog sport will learn why engagement needs to be the motor that drives their training program.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This video is an in-depth, step by step study of Michael's system on establishing the foundation of biting skills without a helper or decoy. Trainers only need a friend or family member that will handle a bite wedge, a bite tug or a high value toy to assist them in rewarding correct behavior.

Price

$75.00

The Electric Collar

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$75.00

This course will cover how to select the correct remote collar for your dog, how to determine the levels to use during your training, and how to properly condition your dog to the electric collar. We'll also cover the prerequisites for what your dog should already know prior to layering the remote collar over behaviors. This course should give you a thorough understanding of how to begin your remote collar work in a way that eliminates any superstitious associations that your dog may develop from the remote collar.

Price

$55.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$55.00

This course will cover the drives of protection training in detail. We see how these drives are effected by the dogs nerves. You will learn how to identify individual drive thresholds on your dog and then how to use that information to develop a step by step training program tailored for a young dog. Because each dog has different drive levels and every dog has different nerve levels, we cannot train any 2 dogs the same way. This course helps the viewer identify the needs of his dog and then develop a program tailored to that dog.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course covers training puppies that are 8 weeks through adolescence. Adolescence varies from dog to dog. As general rule adolescence ends between 12 months to 16 months of age. From a training standpoint we detail the work up through teaching a young dog to bite leg sleeves. So in reality this course teaches trainers how to train young puppies on up to young dogs that are 12 to 16 months old. At the end of the training in this course the dogs will be ready to go onto a body bite suit or they will be ready to learn advanced training skills and exercises that are needed in the biting dog sports.

Price

$150.00

Instructor

Ericka Duggan

Course Level

Price

$150.00

This course covers the beginning stages of Detection Sports training. It is perfect for professional trainers and hobbyists alike.

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Price

$149.00 - $299.00

The Heeler's Toolbox I / Beginner

Foundation Skills and Concepts for the Competetive Heeling Team

Instructor

Forrest Micke

Course Level

Price

$149.00 - $299.00

The first class in this 3-part series (Beginner) exposes students to groundwork skills and behaviors fundamental to the heeling relationship as well as core concepts necessary for preparation to more advanced stages of the training program. Video and discussion will focus heavily on handler and canine skill building, individual team troubleshooting, and maintaining a relationship-centered training partnership.

Free Preview

Price

$149.00

Instructor

Forrest Micke

Course Level

Price

$149.00

Part 2 of the Heeler's Toolbox series. This is a five week course detailing the evolution of our foundation heeling skills into more advanced precision heeling concepts. Each week will be dedicated to the breakdown, discussion, and application of a different Intermediate skill. Skills covered in the intermediate class include: 'Adding Movement - Critical First Steps', 'Proper Use of Toy Reward', ‘Reward Placement', ‘Bridge Behaviors’, and 'Touch Pads & Placeboards'. The class will be a mix of online peer discussion, written lecture, video lecture, and video homework assignments (students will be required to film their training for some portions of the class). This class is neither graded or pass / fail.

Price

$149.00

Instructor

Forrest Micke

Course Level

Price

$149.00

The third and final part of the Heeler's Toolbox series. Part 3 is a five module course detailing the evolution of our foundation heeling skills into more advanced precision heeling concepts. Skills covered in the Advanced class include: Advanced Perch Work, Basic to Advanced Footwork and Patterns, Indirect Reward Systems, Value Transfer Concepts, and Piece Work & Sequences. Class will be a mix of online peer discussion, written lecture, video lecture, and video homework assignments (students will be required to film their training for some portions of the class). This class is neither graded or pass / fail.

Price

$65.00

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

Not all dogs like to play tug. Some dogs have never had their play drive developed and some had it squelched by a handler with little experience. Michael addresses solutions to both of these issues. He explains how different sizes, textures, and types of tugs effect drive levels in dogs. He explains how to increase prey drive through proper tug selection and presentation.

Price

$40.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$40.00

The goal of this course is to introduce new dog trainers to the world of reward based training in dogs. Reward based training is simple but it is not easy. Learning to correctly apply the concept of markers will set the stage for all of the dog training videos and courses we have produced since 2008. This includes the series we have with Michael Ellis.

Price

$1,000.00

The Principles of Dog Training

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$1,000.00

This 16 week course is offered in 2 formats: Self-study and Interactive. The self-study course is $1,000.00 and the interactive course is $1,600.00. The interactive course is limited to 20 students at one time. Both have the exact same video content, but the interactive course has direct access to Michael Ellis and his instructors. Michael gives weekly homework assignments in which students are asked to video tape their training session so Michael can observe and offer advice, he also answers forum questions, and has weekly live chats where he answers student questions. The self-study course has no direct contact with Michael in the forums, no homework, and no weekly live chats. The skills learned throughout this 16 week course are going to carry over into every aspect of your training program and handler relationship. The outline of course content is listed in the description of the course.

Classes coming soon!

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Classes coming soon!

The Principles of Dog Training II is only offered as a $1,600.00 Interactive course. At this time it is not offered as a self-study course. This second course is a continuation of Michael Ellis’s Principles of Dog Training ONE. The second course picks up directly where the first course left off. The interactive course is limited to 20 students at one time. Our interactive courses have direct access to Michael Ellis and his instructors. Michael gives weekly homework assignments in which students are asked to video tape their training session so Michael can observe and offer advice, he also answers forum questions, and has weekly live chats where he answers student questions. Interactive courses provide students who cannot travel to California and spend weeks in temporary housing the opportunity to learn from one of the best dog trainers in the world.

Price

$65.00

Training the Jumps

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

In this course, Michael explains in detail how to manage your dog's drive during the jumping process. When handlers put their dogs in too much drive the dogs jump flat and have difficulty in jumping. This course explains how to determine how much drive your dog needs to learn to jump. Some lower drive dogs need to have their drive increased while high drive dogs need their training steps modified to allow them to concentrate on what you are asking them to do.

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Price

$65.00

Training the Police K9 Decoy

with Kevin Sheldahl

Instructor

Kevin Sheldahl

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This is a beginner's course to teach police officers how to safely perform decoy work for police K9 units. It is taught by Kevin Sheldahl, who is a retired K9 handler and Police Dog teaching judge.

Price

$55.00

Training the Retrieve

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$55.00

This course will cover all of the foundational skills needed to train the formal retrieve as well as some common challenges trainers may face and techniques to troubleshoot those challenges. We’ve designed this course to accommodate a wide range of skill levels for both trainers and dogs and no prior experience is necessary to start this work.

Price

$65.00

Training the Send Away

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

Price

$65.00

This course will cover all of the foundation skills needed to train the send away for competition as well as some common challenges trainers may face and techniques to troubleshoot those challenges.

Free Preview

Price

$40.00

Training the Touch Pads

with Mark Keating

Instructor

Mark Keating

Course Level

Price

$40.00

The touch pad is one of the most useful behaviors we can teach our dogs, and can assist with creating and maintaining other obedience behaviors.  This course is filled with fun, easy, and crystal clear methods designed to assist with even the most difficult of dogs. Touch pads are a joy to teach, and ultra fun to maintain as well as advance all aspects of your relationship with your dog.

Price

$45.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$45.00

This course will cover a full progression of how we teach hunting retrievers to sit to the whistle. We will include a wide range of tools and methods to help you achieve the control you are looking for with your hunting companion.

Price

$50.00

Instructor

Ed Frawley

Course Level

Price

$50.00

In this course you will learn how professional dog trainers (Ed Frawley & Cindy Rhodes) use reward based training methods to raise puppies that will live in their home. The course has 105 short videos.

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