Training Resources

Class Resources

Companion Dog Training

PUPPY DEVELOPMENT & MANNERS

Week 1: Handouts

Week 1 Handouts

Content:
Marker Training
Attention
Watch
Hand Touch
Sit
Down

Week 2: Handouts

Week 2 Handouts

Content:
Stand
Wait
Recall
Stay: Duration
Nothing for Free

Week 3: Handouts

Week 3 Handouts

Content:
Loose Leash Walking
Stay: Distance
Handling 

Week 4: Handouts

Week 4 Handouts

Content:
Exercise
Exercise Plan
Fetch
Tug-of-War
Stay: Distractions

Week 5: Handouts

Week 5 Handouts

Content:
Leave It
Stay: Advanced
Fading Food Reinforcers

Week 1: Additional Resources

Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered in class.  Some contain “how to” videos.

  1. Training Treats
            Why Do Trainers Use Food? – APDT
            Dog Trainers Talk About Treats – Honest Kitchen
            Best Dog Training Treats – Pet Expertise
  2. Puppy Recall – Victoria Stilwell        (alternative – Perfect Paws )
  3. How and Why to Teach Hand Targeting – Laurie Luck
  4. Teaching Your Dog to Target – Hollywood Feed
  5. Advance Nose Touch – Laurie Luck
  6. Growing Up: Surviving Your Dog Sports Puppy – FDSA
  7. 10 Dry Dog Food Shopping Tip – Whole Dog Journal
  8. Karen Pryor
            Reinforcement – What Makes Rewards Rewarding
            Reinforcement – How to Use Play as a Reward
            Socialization – How to Socialize Your Puppy 
            House training – Where’s the Potty?
            House training – Ringing a Bell to go Potty
            Teething – How to Survive Teething and Nipping
            Jumping – Teaching Puppy Not to Jump

Week 2: Additional Resources

 

 

  Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered in class.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

 

  1. Puppy Training Guide – Ultimate Puppy 
  2. Puppy Socialization Schedule – Ultimate Puppy 
  3. Reading Dog Body Language – Modern Dog 
  4. Teach Your Dog to Lie Down – Smart Dog University
  5. Using a Hand Touch to Move Your Puppy – Smart Dog University
  6. Teach Your Dog to Wait for His Food Dish – Smart Dog University 
  7. Food Manners – Domesticated Manners
  8. Moving Attention – Dr. Sophia Yin
  9. Moving Attention 2nd Example – Dr. Sophia Yin 
  10. Cues, Keeping Them Simple – Dr. Sophia Yin 
  11. Nothing for Free, Sit to Say Please – Whole Dog Journal
  12. The Best Dog Training Treats – Smart Dog University 

Week 3: Additional Resources

 

 Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered in class.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

 

  1. Environmental Cues – Karen Pryor
  2. Environmental Cues, Barking at Doorbell – Whole Dog Journal 
  3. Teach Your Dog to Wait at the Door – Smart Dog University
  4. Door Manners for the Dog – Smart Dog University
  5. Loose Leash with Repeat Sits – Dr. Sophia Yin
  6. Stay, Duration and Distance – Domesticated Manners  
  7. Spaying/Neutering, A History Lesson – Whole Dog Journal 
  8. Spaying/Neutering, When is a Good Time? – Whole Dog Journal
  9. General Pet Care – American Veterinary Medical Association
  10. General Dog Care – ASPCA
  11. Desensitizing Your Dog to Topical Treatments – Eileen and Dogs

 

Week 4: Additional Resources

 

 Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered this week.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

 

  1. Adolescent Dogs Go Through Fear Periods – The Bark 
  2. Before You Get Your Puppy and After – Dr. Ian Dunbar 
  3. Grooming Tips – ASPCA 
  4. Get Your Dog to File Its Nails – Kevin Duggan
  5. Switch! Prompting Your Dog to Switch Feet – Eileen and Dogs
  6. Food Toys for Your Dog – Smart Dog University
  7. Teach Self Control Around Food/Leave It – Smart Dog University
  8. First Thing to Teach a Puppy – Eileen and Dogs
  9. Second Thing to Teach a Puppy – Eileen and Dogs
  10. Teach Your Dog to Pick Something Up – zsianz1
  11. Teach Your Dog to Fetch – Kikopup

Week 5: Additional Resources

 Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered this week.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

 

  1. Leave It – Kikopup
  2. The Advanced Stay, Part 1 – Smart Dog University
  3. The Advanced Stay, Part 2 – Smart Dog University
  4. Expanding Your Training Space – Whole Dog Journal
  5. Teaching Tricks – Kyra Sundance 
  6. Teach Your Dog to Eat from a Kong – Smart Dog University 
  7. Common Myths Dispelled – Whole Dog Journal
  8. Stop Barking at the Door – Kikopup 
  9. How to House Train Your Puppy – Smart Dog University
  10. Puppy Biting Solved – Smart Dog University

BEGINNING

Week 1: Handouts

Week 1 Handouts   

Content:
Marker Training
Attention
Watch
Hand Touch
Sit
Down
Fading Food Lure

 

Week 2: Handouts

Week 2 Handouts

Content:
Wait
Go to Your Mat
Recall
Stay: Duration
Nothing for Free
Handling

 

Week 3: Handouts

 Week 3 Handouts

Content:
Leave It
Loose Leash Walking
Stand
Stay: Distance

 

Week 4: Handouts

Week 4 Handouts

Content:
Calming Oval
Out for a Walk
Stay: Distraction
Out & About
Debunking Dominance

 

Week 5: Handouts

Week 5 Handouts

Content:
Mental & Physical Exercise
Exercise Plan
Fetch
Tug-o-War
Stay: Advance

 

Week 1: Additional Resources

Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered in class.  Some contain “how to” videos.  

  1. How and Why to Teach Hand Targeting – Laurie Luck
  2. Using a Hand Touch to Move Your Puppy – Smart Dog University
  3. Teaching Your Dog to Target – Hollywood Feed
  4. Advance Nose Touch – Laurie Luck
  5. Training Treats – APDT:                  

            (alternative – Pet Expertise )

  6. The Best Dog Training Treats – Smart Dog University
  7. 10 Dry Dog Food Shopping Tip – Whole Dog Journal
  8. Karen Pryor

             Reinforcement – What Makes Rewards Rewarding 

             Reinforcement – How to Use Play as a Reward 

  9. Puppy Socialization Schedule – Ultimate Puppy
  10. Reading Dog Body Language – Modern Dog 
  11. Teach Your Dog to Lie Down – Smart Dog University

 

Week 2: Additional Resources

Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered in class.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

  1. Teach Your Dog to Lie Down – Smart Dog University
  2. Teach Your Dog to Wait for His Food Dish – Smart Dog University 
  3. Food Manners – Domesticated Manners
  4. Moving Attention – Dr. Sophia Yin
  5. Moving Attention 2nd Example – Dr. Sophia Yin 
  6. Cues, Keeping Them Simple – Dr. Sophia Yin 
  7. Nothing for Free, Sit to Say Please – Whole Dog Journal
  8. How to Teach Your Dog to Settle – Smart Dog University 
  9. How and When to Use No – Smart Dog University  
  10. Support Your Training with Management Techniques – Smart Dog University 

Week 3: Additional Resources

Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered in class.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

  1. Teach Your Dog to Pay Attention – Smart Dog University 
  2. Teach Your Dog to Pay Attention, Part 2 – Smart Dog University 
  3. Loose Leash with Repeat Sits – Dr. Sophia Yin 
  4. Loose Leash Walking, Part 1 – Smart Dog University 
  5. Leave It – Kikopup 
  6. Teach Self Control Around Food/Leave It – Smart Dog University
  7. Stay, Duration and Distance– Domesticated Manners 
  8. Spay/Neuter, A History Lesson/Risks/Benefits – Whole Dog Journal
  9. Spaying/Neutering, When is a Good Time? – Whole Dog Journal
  10. General Pet Care – American Veterinary Medical Association 
  11. General Dog Care – ASPCA
  12. Desensitizing Your Dog to Topical Treatments – Eileen and Dogs

 

Week 4: Additional Resources

Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered this week.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

  1. The Advanced Stay, Part 1 – Smart Dog University
  2. The Advanced Stay, Part 2 – Smart Dog University
  3. Expanding Your Training Space – Whole Dog Journal 
  4. Teach Your Dog to Eat from a Kong – Smart Dog University
  5. Common Myths Dispelled – Whole Dog Journal
  6. Stop Barking at the Door – Kikopup: 
  7. Grooming Tips – ASPCA 
  8. Get Your Dog to File Its Nails – Kevin Duggan
  9. Switch! Prompting Your Dog to Switch Feet – Eileen and Dogs
  10. Food Toys for Your Dog – Smart Dog University

 

Week 5: Additional Resources

Here are some links for additional information on topics we covered this week.  Some also contain “how to” videos.

  1. Teaching Tricks – Kyra Sundance
  2. Teach Your Dog to Pick Something Up – zsianz1
  3. Teach Your Dog to Fetch – Kikopup
  4. Environmental Cues – Karen Pryor
  5. Environmental Cues, Barking at Doorbell – Whole Dog Journal
  6. Teach Your Dog to Wait at the Door – Smart Dog University
  7. Door Manners for the Dog – Smart Dog University