Course Outline

Here's what you and your dog will learn!

  • 01

    Welcome to the Course!

    • A message from your instructor: Charissa Carvell KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA

    • Join the Facebook Group

  • 02

    Let's Get Started

    • What You Will Need

  • 03

    Week 1

    • Troubleshooting Toy Play

    • Trading Toys Foundation Work

    • Sample Practice Sessions

  • 04

    Week 2

    • Gusto for the Chase

    • Bringing the Toy Back

    • Adding Your First Behavior

  • 05

    Week 3

    • Offered Returns

    • Marker Cue

    • Tug

  • 06

    Week 4

    • Toy Value

    • Physical Cues

    • When NOT to Bite (The Toy)

  • 07

    Week 5

    • Drop

    • Obedience Time

    • How is Your Dog Feeling?

  • 08

    Week 6

    • Toy Reward on Ground

    • Switching

    • Deliver to Hand: Problem Solving

    • Wrap Up

  • 09

    Class Wrap-Up

    • Thanks for Joining Us!

    • We LOVE Great Reviews


Charissa is a graduate and Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She has also attained the Silver Low Stress Handling Certification. She owns and operates Alpine Behavior & Training in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and spends her spare time adventuring with her shepherds Fenrir & Emmie and husband Tyler.

Charissa Carvell KPA-CTP

Guest Instructor


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

    This class is ideal for dogs 6 months and older.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You'll have access to the course for one year from your enrollment date.

  • 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 dog move through the material!