|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||6.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||0.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||9.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
This 6 Lesson course is designed for the beginning dog trainer who wants to learn how to teach a dog the basic skills and behaviors all dogs should know. It is best used with any dog over the age of six months who has never taken a training class before or needs a refresher on basic manners. The trainer will learn how to precisely signal a dog's correct response with a small hand-held "clicker" and reward the behavior so that it will more likely happen again. Obedience exercises such as sit, stand, down, and stay are introduced, as are loose-leash walking, polite greetings, "leave-it", attention and the really reliable recall - skills crucial to the pet dog living in our society. The trainer will gain a better understanding of what dogs need and can be expected to achieve dogs in the household. Problem behaviors are also covered such as jumping, digging, barking, housebreaking, etc. Students will be required to pass 6 quizzes, a final exam, and turn in video homework designed to help a student learn and apply the skills hands on. Video homework will be required and graded.
Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc.
Speaker(s):Jan Crary, CPDT-KA
Contact: Cheryl Aguiar