Karen Backhouse
Karen Backhouse

Positive Puppy Preschool

Early learning for your puppy, from 8 – 16 weeks

course starts
1 September 2020
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$112.47

Dogs
Level 1

Previous editions

July 2020

June 2020

And 4 more

Next editions

October 2020

November 2020

And 1 more

Welcome to Positive Puppy Preschool.  The course is aimed at the new puppy owner and is about the early learning for your puppy, from 8 – 16 weeks that forms a crucial part of the socialisation period.

For those of you who have had dogs before, you may notice some changes in the early learning encouraged for young puppies.  These changes have been developed through research by several prominent universities and uses applied behaviour analysis (ABA) to underpin the learning.

What to expect

  • Six weekly lessons with written information and video(s)
  • Homework tasks both written, online and videoed practical training
  • Daily feedback (6 days per week) for Premium Members

What is covered

  • Socialisation & habituation
  • Introduction to the science of learning
  • The mechanics of clicker training
  • Capturing, shaping & luring
  • Adding cues
  • Introduction to canine body language
  • Exploring the environment
  • Handling with consent
  • Creative feeding
  • Puppy play
  • Planning effective training sessions
  • Foundation training
    • Settle
    • Managing puppy mouthing
    • Walking on a lead
    • Coming back when called
    • Leave
    • Drop/give up items
    • Four paws on the floor (an alternative to jumping up)

Auditor

  • course lasts 6 weeks
  • lectures
  • access to other Premium member's threads
  • video tutorials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 24 hours, 7 days per week access to course materials
  • access to Tromplo: students group on Facebook
  • access to materials after the course is finished
  • 4 points to spend on future purchases

$112.47

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Premium

  • course lasts 6 weeks
  • lectures
  • access to other Premium member's threads
  • video tutorials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 24 hours, 7 days per week access to course materials
  • access to Tromplo: students group on Facebook
  • access to materials after the course is finished
  • 15 points to spend on future purchases
  • 12 minutes videos per week
  • tutor's feedback
  • homework
  • unlimited contact with tutor

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Reviews for this course

Laura
Laura Phipps
2020-06-25 22:20:00

As someone who has never had dogs previously, I found this course incredibly valuable.  It is well structured with a written explanation followed by 'how to' videos for each lesson, so that you can be confident you are approaching the training correctly.  Karen is also very quick to respond to videos and questions with positive and helpful feedback.  I have really enjoyed my little training sessions with Herbie and I will definitely keep them up using the techniques mastered on this course.  Many thanks Karen!  Laura Phipps