BKLN Manners™: Dog Training for Busy People
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BKLN Manners™: Dog Training for Busy People

Positive Training Solutions for your Unruly Urban/Suburban Dog
4.9 (5 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
28 students enrolled
Created by Kate Naito
Last updated 3/2020
English
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Current price: $57.99 Original price: $89.99 Discount: 36% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn force-free solutions for your dog's most challenging manners issues, with a program tailored to your busy lifestyle.
  • BARKING: Eliminate excitement- or demand-barking by teaching simple, calm behaviors.
  • KNOCKING PEOPLE OVER: Your bouncy dog will learn that politely sitting is much more rewarding than jumping.
  • LEASH WALKING: Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash, even in highly distracting areas.
  • NAUGHTINESS WHEN ALONE: Learn why your dog is destroying your furniture and how to fix it.
  • By the end, you'll be thinking like a trainer and able to apply these skills to all kinds of manners issues.
Requirements
  • A willingness to make small adjustments to your dog's routine and set aside just a little time every day to train.
  • An interest in learning to communicate clearly with your dog and guide him/her to make "good" choices through positive-reinforcement training.
  • No prior training necessary.
Description

BKLN Manners™ is a unique positive-reinforcement training program that addresses behavior concerns common to urban and suburban dog owners. In true Brooklyn style, this course offers no-nonsense, easy-to-implement solutions to:

B: Barking

K: Knocking people over

L: Leash walking problems

N: Naughtiness when alone

Kate Naito is a certified dog behavior consultant, certified dog trainer, and award-winning author of two books (including BKLN Manners™!). She utilizes clever management techniques and adaptations of positive training strategies to help you transform your dog from unruly to urbane. Each week, you will learn at least one B, K, L and N strategy in detail.

This course includes clear descriptions, video demonstrations, practical assignments, troubleshooting points, quizzes, and plentiful resources to give you a full understanding of how to manage or change your dog's unwanted behaviors.

Since its inception, BKLN Manners™ has become not just a class but a support system for thousands of formerly-frazzled owners. With plentiful resources both within and beyond the course, graduates have the tools to tackle any challenge our modern lives presents.

Who this course is for:
  • Dog owners of all ages
  • Urban and suburban dog owners
  • Rescue dog owners
  • New dog owners
  • Busy dog owners
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 03:22:09
+ Lesson 1: Management Techniques for Success
7 lectures 42:21

Welcome to BKLN Manners™!

Preview 04:02

Teach your dog to pay attention to you, even in the presence of distractions.

Preview 10:08

This barking management strategy is useful when your doorbell rings, or for any time you need your dog safely out of the way.

Preview 08:46

This jumping strategy is useful for dogs who enthusiastically greet people or other dogs while on leashed walks. It is also effective for avoiding any other distraction (garbage on the street, squirrels, etc.) along your path.

K: New Yorker Walk
04:44

Is your leash walking equipment helping or hindering you? This section gives the pros and cons of typical collars and harnesses.

L: Equipment
09:31

Learn ways to tell if your dog has separation anxiety or something more benign.

N: Naughtiness or Separation Anxiety?
04:37

Give yourself about a week to practice this lesson's topics.

Lesson 1 Wrap-up
00:33

Think you've grasped the main points of lesson 1? Let's find out!

Test your knowledge!
2 questions
+ Lesson 2: Let's Start Training!
7 lectures 49:30

Learn the objectives for Lesson 2, and check in on your progress after Lesson 1.

Introduction to Lesson 2
01:00

Learn how to effectively use cues, markers, and rewards when training your dog.

Cues and Rewards
08:47

Teach your dog to go to his bed on cue. This is a polite alternative to numerous naughty behaviors, including barking at noises, counter-surfing, begging at the dining table, and getting underfoot when guests come over.

B: Place with Duration
13:38

This training strategy teaches your dog to sit politely when someone comes over to say hi.

K: Sit for Greeting
09:02

Teach your dog to pay attention to you on leash, even when there are people, dogs, or other distractions nearby.

L: Walk with Attention
11:39

How to use food-dispensing toys to keep your dog entertained while he's home alone.

N: Engage the Mind
04:11

Give yourself about a week to work on this lesson's topics.

Lesson 2 Wrap-up
01:13

Think you've grasped the main points of lesson 2? Let's find out!

Test your knowledge!
2 questions
+ Lesson 3: Tricks Have Value, Too!
6 lectures 38:38

Learn the objectives for Lesson 3, and check in on your progress after Lesson 2.

Learn how to use the rule of four-for-four.

Introduction to Lesson 3
03:46

Teach your dog to go to his "place," even when you're at a distance

B: Place with Distance
07:14

Paw (or Shake) isn't just a cute trick. It's also a way to let your friendly dog greet people... without jumping.

K: Give Paw to Greet
09:51

Hand Target is a fun, simple way to redirect your dog away from a distraction, such as another dog, "sidewalk snacks," a skateboarder, or the neighbor's cat. Hand Target has countless other uses, too!

L: Hand Target
11:40

Destructive dogs often have a surplus of pent-up energy. These training games and recommendations will burn off extra energy before your dog is left home alone.

N: Engage the Body
05:11

Give yourself about a week to work on this lesson's topics.

Lesson 3 Wrap-up
00:56

Think you've grasped the main points of lesson 3? Let's find out!

Test your knowledge!
2 questions
+ Lesson 4: Incorporating Distractions
6 lectures 31:38

Learn the objectives for Lesson 4, and check in on your progress after Lesson 3.

Learn how to add distractions to your training routine.

Introduction to Lesson 4
06:06

Teach your dog to stay on his "place," even when there is activity, food, or other distractions nearby.

B: Place with Distraction
07:12

Tackle excited jumping and/or demand barking by teaching your dog to sit whenever he wants something from you.

K: Sit for It
06:37

It's time to practice Walk with Attention in increasingly distracting places. Here's how.

L: Walk with Attention (Advanced)
06:14

This fun game keeps your dog entertained while you leave the home.

N: Find It in a Blanket
04:39

Give yourself about a week to work on this lesson's topics.

Lesson 4 Wrap-up
00:50

Think you've grasped the main points of lesson 4? Let's find out!

Test your knowledge!
2 questions
+ Lesson 5: Advanced Behaviors
6 lectures 40:02

Learn the objectives for Lesson 5, and check in on your progress after Lesson 4.

Learn about the difference between distractions and triggers.

Introduction to Lesson 5
05:11

Teach your dog that the doorbell is a cue to go to his mat, not to bark and get excited.

This technique can be applied to other distractions, such as a neighbor's dog barking, a car pulling into the driveway, etc. Turn the source of your dog's barking into a cue that means "place"!

B: Place with Doorbell
07:51

Teach your dog to have an "off" switch. This is appropriate for dogs that jump, bark, or act rudely to demand things.

K: That's All
07:42

Use the "touch" cue to avoid a confrontation with another dog, a squirrel, sidewalk "snacks," and more.

L: Hand Target to Redirect
06:15

Considerations for hiring a dog walker or daycare facility.

N: Hire Help
12:14

Your training journey is just beginning. Keep practicing the management and training strategies, and review the lessons as needed. Happy training!

Lesson 5 Wrap-up
00:49

Think you've grasped the main points of lesson 5? Let's find out!

Test your knowledge!
2 questions