Obedience Training for the Small Dog

with Josh Moran

Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 6 Modules

Access Period: Unlimited

Price: $65.00

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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 to put them all into a category based off anything other than their smaller size is virtually impossible.  One thing that CAN be said, however, is that these smaller breed dogs are just as intelligent and bitable 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.

When referring to a “small dog,” the thing that is important to keep in mind is that we are referring to the dog's physical size ONLY!  We are not referring to the somewhat pervasive tendency to categorize smaller-sized dogs as being less intelligent, less willing to work or learn, or less in general. This "small dog" mentality is something that we want to help change with this course, and we will continue to try and change as many minds as possible when it comes to how we interact, live with, and train these little beasts! 

Many people, whether they are seasoned dog trainers or pet owners, tend to treat and raise their large dogs differently than their small dogs.  While there are obvious size differences that require you to adapt certain training tools and management techniques, the concepts should be very similar.  This course is going to teach you the subtle differences of how to apply the training techniques you would use with your large breed dog to your dog of small stature.

This course takes the same balanced approach to training that we use with all of our dogs, and teaches you how to train obedience behaviors and management techniques with your smaller dogs.  Throughout the course, you are going to be immersed in the philosophy that our small dogs are still dogs and should be trained and managed in a similar system to our large dogs.

In the course material, we will give you a basic outline of how these techniques can be modified and implemented.  After working through the material in each module, you will have access to the interactive features of Leerburg Online University.  Through the interactive features, such as student video uploads and live chats, you will have the ability to address specific problems that you are having with your dog.  Josh Moran will be able to watch your videos and provide feedback on what things you could be doing differently to better your training and improve your relationship with your dog.


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This course is geared more toward owners of small dogs because it addresses many of the issues specific to smaller breeds, but can still be enjoyed and applied by owners of dogs of all shapes and sizes.


Students should have reliable internet access, a neutral training environment, a leash and collar or harness, and a classic reinforcer (food or toy), and at minimum 30 minutes a day for course participation and training.

Course Outline


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What's the difference between this course, the DVD, and the stream?


DVD:  3 hours (physical copy)

Stream:  3 hours, lifetime access, stream from anywhere

Online Course:  113 videos (242 minutes), additional text content, discussion board,  lifetime access, stream from anywhere

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