How to Train

You would think that dog training is easy, but it’s a little more complex than you might imagine.

  • What if you’re using food and your dog doesn’t want it?
  • What if your dog is offering a different behaviour than the one you’re cueing?
  • What if you ask them to do it and they don’t do it?
  • When is it realistic to expect them to listen?

So many questions. 

Let me help! 

First, you need a dog who is food-motivated. It’s easy to do – just follow the quick/free course below: 

Next you need to understand marker-based training whether you use a clicker or a verbal marker like “yes” – follow the quick/free course below:

Then, you need a training plan. That’s where I come in! We’re going to cover the 5 most important behaviours for a puppy in this module.

How to prepare: 

  • Prepare a baggie of small, soft, stinky treats (the size of a green pea so we don’t over-feed)
  • Clear a space where you can work with your dog – even 5ft x 5ft is fine! I like moving the coffee table so that the whole area rug is ours for training.
  • Gather a mat/bed where your dog can settle for “recess” with a bone/chew/stuffed Kong
  • Have your treat pouch on and your clicker handy (if you’re using one)
  • Potty your dog before you start
  • Limit distractions

Get training!