Courses by Michael Ellis

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$65.00

Advanced Concepts in Motivation

with Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$65.00

Finishing Work

with Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$65.00

Focused Heeling

with Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$50.00

Leash Skills

with Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis

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$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."

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$99.00

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$65.00

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$75.00

The Electric Collar

with Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$65.00

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$65.00

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

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$65.00

Training the Jumps

with Michael Ellis

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Michael Ellis

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$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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$40.00

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Michael Ellis

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$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.

Classes coming soon!

Instructor

Michael Ellis

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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.

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$1,000.00

The Principles of Dog Training

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

Course Level

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$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.

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$65.00

Instructor

Michael Ellis

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$65.00

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 eliminates problems with external distractions.

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$55.00

Training the Retrieve

with Michael Ellis

Instructor

Michael Ellis

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$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.

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