Life Skills - Basic $350

Life Skills - Advanced $350

Life Skills - Advanced $350


Three sessions using only force free and positive rewards based techniques, I will show you how to get your dog to want to offer behaviour, problem solve, and amaze you with what they are capable of. Training in your home where your dog is most comfortable and least distracted, we will cover:

  • Motivation and Rewards
  • Markers: Conditioned Reinforcers
  • Training Tools
  • Clicker Mechanics
  • See it/Mark it/Reward it
  • Adding Cues 
  • Stimulus Control 
  • Fluency
  • 3 D's of dog training (Duration/Distance/Distraction)

We will then install a default behaviour your dog will turn to when they don't know what to do. Using "sit to say please" your dog will learn to greet politely, wait for reward, and control their impulses. With that in place, we will then solidify:

  • Attention 
  • Targeting 
  • Impulse Control
  • Place on a mat/bed
  • Down
  • Drop it/Give
  • Leave it (forever)
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Recall

We will also cover any basic themes you want to work on, such as low level reactivity, impulse control, getting along with children or other dogs, low level resource guarding, or anything else you are concerned with. 

***Persistent behaviours will be referred to a "Problems" class that will allow for adequate time and specific solutions to the concern.

Life Skills - Advanced $350

Life Skills - Advanced $350

Life Skills - Advanced $350


Available after completing K9Edge Life Skills -Basic.....We have created a clicker savvy dog who is willing to offer behaviour, can problem solve, and will work for rewards. Let's work on your skills now. The nest three sessions cover:

  • how to proof behaviours
  • shaping complex behaviours
  • creating behaviour chains
  • improvising with your dog 

We will then solidify any lingering latencies from Level 1 and add practical behaviours such as:

  • Prolonged sit/down
  • Down at a distance
  • Heeling 
  • Focus
  • Emergency Recall (Whistle)
  • Place (anywhere)
  • Settle/Calm
  • Retrieve 
  • Trick Training

Plus anything you really want your dog to be able to do. By the end of this class, you will have the skills to capture, lure, or shape anything your dog is physically and mentally capable of doing...all it takes is imagination, patience, and the right reward!