Course Category: Basic Manners Program

In this module, we’re going to talk about visitors to the home, which generally starts out as easy, but without proactive training, can quickly turn…

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Drop It

“Drop it” is a cue that asks your dog to drop an item out of his mouth. This could be anything they have picked up off…

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Greeting Dogs

Allowing dogs to greet on leash can be a hairy business. We want our dogs to think that when they’re on leash, they’re connected to…

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Tired of your dog jumping on people they meet on walks? That’s completely understandable! It’s a normal behaviour for a dog, but often not a…

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U-Turn

The Emergency U-turn (or “turn and go”) is an excellent technique to get the heck outta Dodge when faced with something you / your dog…

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Say Please

We are taught from a young age to say “please” for what we desire – why should dogs be any different? It makes our lives…

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Look at That

The object of this exercise is to simultaneously build focus while reducing their excitement about something or someone in the environment. We want to teach…

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Find It

“Find it” is a great way to help your dog visually disengage from someone or something that is pulling their attention away. It’s especially helpful…

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Dogs don’t naturally have city-smarts, so crossing a street is just crossing a street. Waiting for a traffic signal or an “okay!” is not intuitive…

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Calm On Cue

Teaching our dogs to chill out can be quite a challenge, and how do we know if it’s really working? Can you teach “relaxation”? Can…

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