Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 Prior To Getting Your Puppy

    • Before Getting Your Puppy

    • Time

    • Lifestyle

    • Your Finances

    • Choose a Breed and Sex

    • Finding a Breeder

    • Questions to Ask

    • Visiting the Litter

    • Preparation

    • Equipment

    • Husbandry & Medical Equipment

    • Collection

  • 2

    Module 2 The First Steps Module 2.1 Primary Method of Learning

    • The Dog's Primary Method of Learning

    • Emotional Scale

    • Common Patterns to Consider

    • Conditioning Tools to Help You Manage Your Puppy

    • Teaching Useful Phrases

    • Summary

  • 3

    Module 2.2 Body Language

    • Introduction to Body Language

    • Body Language Linked to Emotional State

    • More on Body Language

    • Reading Body Language During Training

    • Listening to Body Language in Environmental Situations

  • 4

    Module 2.3 Crate Training

    • Crate Training

    • Crate Set-Up

    • Initial Introductions

    • Crate Extras

    • Crate Options

    • Crate & Pen Options

    • Summary

  • 5

    Module 2.4 Toilet Training

    • Toilet Training

  • 6

    Module 3 Life Skills Module 3.1 Managing Play Biting

    • Managing Play Biting

    • Puppy Biting & Children

    • Feeding Puppy Treats Safely

    • Children Moving Means Treats

    • Treat Party

    • Playing with Toys

    • Managing Puppy's Arousal

    • Forming Calm Emotions around Children

  • 7

    Module 3.2 Station Training

    • Station Training Introduction

    • Indoor Station Training

    • More Indoor Stations

    • What's in the Bag

    • Time to Reboot

    • Outdoor Station Games Intro

    • Chill Out Outdoors

    • Outdoor Games

    • What's in the Bucket

    • Progression of Log Mania

    • Barking Mad

    • Station Games Summary

  • 8

    Module 3.3 Avoiding Guarding

    • Introduction

    • Retrieving items from your puppy

    • Food Bowl Exercises

    • Helping Build Trust With Food

    • Behaviours on Furniture

    • Summary

  • 9

    Module 3.4 Daily Schedules

    • Daily Schedules

    • Food Management

    • Exercise

  • 10

    Module 3.5 Socialisation

    • Introduction

    • Early Socialisation

    • From the Safety of the Crate

    • Pram Walk

    • Extending Chill Out Time

    • Hints and Tips for 2 Dogs

    • More on Socialisation

    • Summary

  • 11

    Module 3.6 Confidence Building

    • Noise Desensitisation

    • Household Noises

    • One Off Sounds

    • Indoor Confidence Building & Enrichment

    • Barrier Games

    • Outdoor Confidence

    • Free Searching

    • Hide & Seek

  • 12

    Module 4 Early Foundations Module 4.1 Communication Process

    • Learning Theory

    • Communication

    • Introducing a Marker of Correct Behaviour

    • Introducing a Marker Word

    • Starting and Ending your session

    • Teaching Puppy To Use its Tongue

    • More on Food Manners

  • 13

    Module 4.2 Daily Training

    • Introduction

    • Kitchen Manners

    • Early Formal Handling

    • Handling Exercises

    • Picking Up Puppy

    • Collar Handling

    • Introducing Equipment

    • Early Work on Separation

    • Jumping Up Introduction

    • Doors and Gateways

    • Handling Visitors

    • Further Tips for Managing Jumping Up

    • Summary of Daily Training

  • 14

    Module 4.3 The Important Foundation Behaviours

    • Introduction

    • Cue Seeking Intro

    • Cue Seeking Stage 1

    • Cue Seeking Stage 2

    • Cue Seeking Stage 3

    • Cue Seeking Stage 4

    • Cue Seeking Stage 5

    • Cue Seeking Stage 5

    • Cue Seeking Stage 6

    • Cue Seeking Stage 7

    • Cue Seeking Stage 8

    • Recall Introduction

    • Recall Stage 1

    • Recall Stage 2

    • Recall Stage 3

    • Fun Recall Games

    • Recall and Cue Seeking

    • Hand Touch

    • Sit Stand and Down

    • Safety Position

    • Safety Position Extras

    • Lead Work

    • Lead Work Introducing Equipment

    • With Me Training

    • Traffic Light Hand (Duration Tool)

  • 15

    Module 4.4 PLAY

    • Play

  • 16

    Module 4.5 Early Walks

    • Early Walks