Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Dog Coaching

    • Welcome to Dog Training Essentials

    • What is coaching?

    • Dominance is Defunct

  • 2

    Behaviour

    • Behaviour

    • Cue vs Command

    • 'Can you sit'?

    • Cues that our dog have learnt themselves

    • The Balance of Behaviour

    • It's as easy as ABC

    • What are the ABC's?

    • Consequence drives behaviour

    • The importance of emotion

  • 3

    Coaching Methods

    • Coaching Methods

    • What is Positive Reinforcement?

    • What is Positive Reinforcement?

    • 'Good' vs 'Bad' Behaviour

    • The impact of emotion on behaviour

    • So what do we do about undesired behaviours?

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

    • Don't tell your dog 'no'

    • Control and Management

  • 4

    Nutrition

    • Nutrition

    • Introduction to Nutrition

    • 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 dogs need?

    • Supplements

    • Food as enrichment

    • Nutrition for Senior Dogs

    • Oral Health

    • Calorie Reduction

    • Fibre

    • Supplements for Senior Dogs

    • Diet to support disease

    • Find out more

  • 5

    Motivation to learn

    • Motivation to Learn

    • Setting your dog up to succeed

    • The Confident Dog

    • What motivates your dog?

    • How to find a motivator

  • 6

    The Mechanics of Coaching

    • The Mechanics of Coaching

    • How do I teach my dog?

    • Capturing

    • Luring

    • Fading the Lure

    • Shaping

    • What is marking?

    • Teach, Reward, Redirect

    • How to add a cue

    • The 3 D's of Development

    • Proofing

    • Why doesn't my dog listen?

  • 7

    Dog Body Language

    • Dog Body Language

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

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

  • 8

    Arousal in Our Dogs

    • Arousal in our Dogs

    • What is my dog's emotional bucket?

    • The importance of knowing your dog’s reset

    • Our Dog’s Daily Timetable

  • 9

    Summary

    • In Summary

    • In Summary