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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.