Course curriculum

  • 1

    What is Adolescence?

    • Welcome to Adolescence Awareness

    • What is Adolescence?

    • Dominance is Defunct

    • Urges and Surges

    • Dog Body Language

    • How does my dog communicate with me? (Credit: Canine Principles)

    • How does my dog communicate with me? Cont. (Credit: Canine Principles)

  • 2

    Dealing with the Adolescent Phase

    • Dealing with the Adolescent Phase

    • The Balance of Behaviour

    • Support Bubbles

    • Pals and Play Dates

    • Sleep!

    • Our Dog's Daily Schedule

    • Body Sensitivity

    • Contact Contract

    • Poisoning cues through contact

    • Dogs are watchers

  • 3

    Nutrition

    • Nutrition

    • Introduction to Nutrition during Adolescence

    • Essential Nutrients

    • How to choose a food

    • Transitioning to a new food

    • Variety is the spice of life

    • How to read a food label

    • What amounts do young dogs need?

    • Supplements

    • Food as enrichment

    • Find out more

  • 4

    Arousal in our Dogs

    • Arousal

    • What is my dog's emotional bucket?

    • Candle Analogy

    • The importance of knowing your dog’s reset

    • Your dog's weekly timetable

    • Re-thinking Walks

  • 5

    Coaching

    • Coaching

    • What is coaching?

    • What is Positive Reinforcement?

    • What is Positive Reinforcement?

    • 'Good' vs 'Bad' Behaviour

    • So what do we do about undesired behaviours?

    • The impact of emotion on behaviour

    • Don't tell your dog 'no'

    • Why don't we 'correct' our dogs?

    • The Key to Success

    • Why doesn't my dog execute the desired behaviour?

    • Environmental Factors to consider

  • 6

    The Mechanics of Coaching

    • The Mechanics of Coaching

    • Teaching Behaviours

    • How to teach a behaviour

    • What is marking?

    • How to add a cue

    • How do I teach my dog?

    • Capturing

    • Luring

    • Fading the Lure

    • Shaping

    • Teach, Reward, Redirect

    • The 3 D's of Development

    • Proofing

    • Why doesn't my dog listen?

  • 7

    Motivation to Learn

    • Motivation to Learn

    • Setting your dog up to succeed

    • The Confident Dog

    • What motivates your dog?

    • How to find a motivator

  • 8

    In Summary

    • In Summary

    • Sympathise, Simplify, Synchronise