The Power of Training Dogs with Food

with Michael Ellis

Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 8 Modules

Access Period: Unlimited

Price: $65.00

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Throughout this course, Michael Ellis covers the basis of food rewards as a motivational training method. This course is applicable to any dog type and age, and highlights important engagement techniques including a brief review of the marker system in regards to training behaviors, as well as the luring technique.

 

Note: There are no uses of physical corrections in this course.

 

Michael approaches the power of training with food as a game between trainer and dog. The relationship should be fun, motivating and engaging.

 

Why should you begin with food rewards over toy rewards?

 

There are two reasons for which you should start training with food:

  1. Puppies have a stronger food drive than toy drive. Using food allows trainers to jackpot food rewards (give multiple rewards).

  2. Michael will also discuss the deliverance (injury prevention) and value of a food reward, as well as fading food rewards.

 

The goal of this course is to increase your dog’s engagement. With these skills, you can ensure your dog wants to be with you and what you have to give. This process allows you to hold your dog’s focus and eliminate problems with external distractions.

 

 

Module 1   Marker Training
     
  Segment 1 Terminology
  Segment 2 Training with Markers
     
Module 2   Food vs Toy Rewards
     
  Segment 1 Choosing the Right Food
  Segment 2 Engagement - What and Why?
     
Module 3   Luring
     
  Segment 1 Principles of Luring
     
Module 4   Spatial Pressure
     
  Segment 1 Spatial Pressure
     
Module 5   Shaping Behaviors
     
  Segment 1 Food Targeting (TOUCH) and Pivoting
  Segment 2 Sit, Down, Stay, and Place
  Segment 3 Pre-Heeling 
  Segment 4 The Recall 
  Segment 5 Stay - Duration 
     
Module 6   Putting Behaviors on Cue
     
  Segment 1 The Mechanics of Putting Behavior on Cue
  Segment 2 Fading the Lure / Gesture
     
Module 7   Reinforcement Schedules
     
  Segment 1 Managing Reinforcement Schedules
     
Module 8   Where to go from here
     
  Segment 1 Equipment
  Segment 2 Where to go From Here

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is applicable to any dog type and age, and highlights important engagement techniques including a brief review of the marker system in regards to training behaviors, as well as the luring technique.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

None

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FAQ

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

 

DVD:  2 hours 7 minutes (physical copy)

Stream:  2 hours 7 minutes, lifetime access, stream from anywhere

Online Course:  57 videos (125 minutes), text content, lifetime access, stream from anywhere on any smart device

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