Dog Training: Creating a Solid Foundation for Your Dog
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Dog Training: Creating a Solid Foundation for Your Dog

The most crucial, and often skipped, step in dog training
4.6 (18 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
87 students enrolled
Created by Nikki Ivey
Last updated 7/2016
English
Current price: $18 Original price: $75 Discount: 75% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To create a solid foundation in your dog so you're successful when teaching basic obedience and real life skills.
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Requirements
  • No pre-requisites or materials are required for this course, though we ask students to be willing to change the way they interact with their dog(s) on a daily basis.
Description

Before a dog learns commands such as “sit,” “stay” or “come,” a foundation of self-control, problem-solving skills and expectations must first be laid.  This is akin to teaching a child the alphabet before teaching her to read. Effectively laying this foundation increases the speed at which a dog learns, as they are more in tune with their handler/leader.

This course will demonstrate to students the appropriate way to use positive dog training techniques to begin training a dog.  Students can expect to learn how to be positive, confident and effective leaders, and will learn how to teach dogs problem-solving skills and self-control, which will in turn build the dog’s confidence and help him to work through distractions in the real world.  Students will also learn how to appropriately reward a dog, and how to use consequences that do not cause fear or harm to a dog in any way.

No materials are required for this class, though students may want to practice the techniques they learn with their own dog(s). 

This course can be completed in less than 2 weeks.  Ideal students will have an open mind about positive training, and are those who own, foster or work with dogs in any way.  Lessons taught in the course can be used in home or professional environments, and techniques can be used with most dogs. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is best suited for students who own or work with dogs in any way (boarding, daycare, foster care, rescue, etc.), and students who would like to learn more about positive training techniques. This course does not endorse or teach aversive techniques (shock/pinch collars, fake bites, etc.). No prior dog training experience is required to take this course, which is why dog owners will find this course beneficial.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Section 1: Welcome
2 Lectures 02:12
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Importance of a Solid Foundation
1 Lecture 00:59

Understand why foundation is so important to your dog's success of learning behaviors in the real world. 

Preview 00:59
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Establishing a Solid Foundation
1 Lecture 01:22

This lecture will teach you the different steps in foundation and how you can begin teaching them in your every day routine. 

Steps to Teaching Foundation
01:22
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Teaching Foundation
3 Lectures 48:33

In this lecture you will understand what it takes to teach foundation and begin utilizing step 1 in your every day routine. 

Preview 12:34

Using Feeding to Establish Foundation
18:42

There are many opportunities in your every day routine to establish foundation. This lecture will show you all the ways you can start teaching your dog good behavior. 

Earning Other Rewards
17:17
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Solidifying Your Foundation
1 Lecture 02:51

Learn how to take your new skills on the road to solidify your dog's foundation. This lecture also contains an overall summary of the course. 

Preview 02:51
About the Instructor
Nikki Ivey
4.4 Average rating
97 Reviews
2,437 Students
3 Courses
Canine Behavior Specialist and Trainer at DogSpeak

Nikki Ivey is DogSpeak's founder, trainer and canine behavioral consultant.  She has been training dogs and their owners for 20 years.  Nikki owned and operated one of the first daycare facilities in the Nashville area.  She has also written multiple books and guides to assist pet owners, business owners and and their staff, and rescue organizations. 

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