Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and The Basics

    • Welcome to Pup 'N Iron's Virtual Learning Puppy Kindergarten Program!

    • How Dogs Learn

    • Our Positive, Dog Friendly Training Methods

    • Equipment and what you'll need for this class

    • The Importance of Timing in Dog Training - Marking a Behavior

    • Hand Feeding

    • Reward vs. Bribe

    • Hand Feeding Exercise

    • **NEW** Punishment - Where does it fit in?

    • **NEW** Building Engagement

  • 2

    Beginning Behaviors

    • Luring

    • Sit and Downs

    • Finding the Right Reinforcer

    • Slow Treat Delivery

    • Impulse Control

    • Beginning "Stay" exercise

    • The "Leave It" Behavior

    • Focus and Attention - Watch Me

    • Grooming, Handling and Cooperative Care

    • Mat Training

  • 3

    Foundations of Loose Leash Walking

    • Building value on one side

    • Walking Games