Level 2: HELPING DOGS LEARN – The How & Why of Rewards-Based Training
Instructor: Will Bruner, Behavior Specialist
Next Class Starts soon! (Individualized class options available also. Please call.)
This class is for those who wish to learn science-based positive training techniques in a hands-on environment. Students will work with a variety of equipment, dogs, and training methodology. Participants and dogs will engage in handling skills and practical applications that lead to better focus, faster learning, and lasting results. Some prior knowledge of dog training is helpful, and participation in our canine fundamentals class is a great foundation. We will provide an untrained rescue dog for participants.
Week 1 — Learn the science behind the process
What is a reward, Really? Types of rewards. How and when to reward.
Week 2 — Can a new trainer and an old dog learn new tricks?
Hands on application and skills
Week 3 — Planning ahead for success in your training
Teaching your dog to experiment
Week 4 — Can my dog learn this?
Creating a new behavior from start to finish
Week 5 — Helping a shelter dog
Apply what you have learned
Week 6 — Having fun training new behaviors
Use what you have learned!
Class written materials will be handed out.