Course Outline

Here's what you and your dog will learn!

  • 01

    Welcome to your course!

    • Hello from your instructor!

    • How This Course Works

    • Join Facebook Group!

  • 02

    Puppy Raising Resources

    • Handouts, Podcasts, Books, and More!

    • Puppy 101

    • Our Favorite Training Gear!

    • Marker Training Basics

    • Level 1 - Puppy Basics

    • Protocol For Relaxation

  • 03

    Positive Socialization & Confidence

    • What is Socialization?

    • Benefits To Early Socialization & Puppy Development Periods

    • Building Confidence Starts at Home

    • "No Big Deal" Experiences

    • Positive Play With Other Dogs

    • Greet/Play/Pass By - The Rule of Three

  • 04

    Crate Training & Nap Time!

    • Crate Training Overview

    • Shaping Crate Games

    • Puppies Need Naps!

    • Routine for Quality Nap Time

    • Jamie Sample Nap Time #1

    • Jamie Sample Nap Time #2

    • Jamie Sample Nap Time #3

    • Jamie Sample Nap Time #4

  • 05

    Puppy Biting & Chewing

    • Why Puppies Bite & Chew

    • Stopping Biting!

    • Stopping Chewing!

    • Jamie Learns To Lick Not Bite!

  • 06

    Potty Training

    • Basic Potty Training Principles

    • Other Potty Training Considerations

    • What To Do When A Mistake Happens

    • Troubleshooting Potty Training Challenges

  • 07

    Puppy Basics Week 1

    • Let's Teach Some Skills!

    • Marker Training Basics Overview

    • Marker Training Basics FAQs

    • Different Types of Markers & Rewards

    • Marker Mechanics - Timing & Observation Skills

    • Marker Mechanics - Neutral Hand Position

    • Capturing, Shaping, Luring

    • Adding a Cue

    • Your First Week of Homework

    • Jamie Practice Sessions for First Week of Homework

    • Practice Time!

    • Week 2 - Coming Soon!

  • 08

    Puppy Basics Week 2

    • Review: Ping Pong Game & Name Game

    • I Will Eat Them Here & There. SAY! I Will Eat Them Anywhere!

    • Look at That

    • Offer A Sit - Default Behavior

    • Settle on a Mat or Station

    • Hand Targeting

    • No Big Deal Socialization Challenge - Watching Geese!

    • Practice Time!

    • Week 3 - Coming Soon

  • 09

    Puppy Basics Week 3

    • Review & Reminders

    • Trading & Drop-It

    • Recall to Hand Target

    • "Leave It" - Foundation Skills

    • Let's Get Ready To Walk

    • Puppy Leash Walking Problem Solving

    • Settle - Adding Distractions and Duration

    • No Big Deal Socialization Challenge - Costumes & Hats!

    • Practice Time!

    • Week 4 - Coming Soon

  • 10

    Puppy Basics Week 4

    • Review & Reminders

    • Name Game - Adding Difficulty

    • Recall - Adding The Cue

    • Loose Leash Walking - Follow Me & Waltzing Games

    • Sit By Your Side

    • No Big Deal Socialization Challenge - Music & Noises!

    • Practice Time!

    • Week 5 - Coming Soon

  • 11

    Puppy Basics Week 5

    • Reminders & Review

    • Review the Cues!

    • Stay

    • Recall - Round Robin Game

    • Loose Leash Walking - Connect the Dots Game

    • Name Game Supercharge!

    • Targeting - Teach Something New!

    • No Big Deal Socialization Challenge - Car Rides!

    • Practice Time!

    • Week 6 - Coming Soon

  • 12

    Puppy Basics Week 6

    • Reminders & Review

    • Don't Forget - Share Your Hand Targeting Trick!

    • Get in the Crate

    • Say Hi!

    • Cooperative Care for Veterinary & Grooming Visits - Puppy Edition

    • No Big Deal Socialization Challenge - Choose Your Own Adventure!

    • Extra Credit: Under & Over

    • Practice Time!

    • Class Is Over, But The Adventure Is Not!

  • 13

    Puppy Adventures

    • Hiking

    • Paddle Boarding

    • Brewery Visits

  • 14

    Class Wrap-Up

    • Thanks for Joining Us!

    • We LOVE Great Reviews

    • Puppy Adventures - Available Soon

Class Instructor:

I love helping people and their dogs have great adventures together. I have been training dogs since the age of 10, and teaching others how to train their dogs since the age of 13. Needless to say, it's a long burning passion of mine that's not going away any time soon. When I'm not teaching about dogs online or in person, you'll find me hiking with my best four-legged hiking buddy in the lovely mountains of Colorado.

Amber Quann KPA-CTP CPDT-KSA

Trail Blazer & Head Trainer

FAQ

  • How old does my puppy need to be to take this class?

    We recommend at least 8 weeks of age.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    If you purchase the course with the a la carte option, you'll have access to the course for one year from your enrollment date. If you choose the Virtual Classroom monthly subscription, you'll have access to the course for as long as you maintain your subscription.

  • What if I have questions as I'm working through the course?

    We have a private Facebook group just for students of our online classes. You can post videos and ask questions there!

  • How long does it take to get through the course?

    It takes a minimum of 6 weeks, as new content is released to you every 7 days. Many of our students take more than one calendar week on certain course weeks of content. It's up to you how fast you and your puppy move through the material!

Adventure Puppy Basics is available as part of the Summit Virtual Classroom as well!

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