Course curriculum

  • 01

    What Are Foundation Skills

    • FOUNDATION SKILLS

    • The Skills

    • Rudiments – Are You Ready?

    • The Purpose of Rudiments

    • Eliminating the Current Rudimentary Obedience Skills: A Proposal

  • 02

    Games That Show Readiness To Work

    • Are You Ready Games

    • Do You Want to Work?

    • Pattern Games 1 – 3

    • Creating Attention

    • The Bucket Game

    • Start Buttons

    • Which Way?

    • Ten Treat

    • Show Me The Money

    • Scent Free Area

    • You Pick!

  • 03

    Foundation Skill - Self-Control

    • Assessing Yourself and Your Energy

    • Decisions, Decisions

    • What`s In The Bowl

    • Awareness

    • Chasing Food

    • Chase My Hand

    • Chasing Patterns

    • Change Is Expected

    • Are You Sure I Said “Break?”

    • Are You A Gambler

    • Can I Steal It?

    • Belief

  • 04

    Foundation Skill - Focus and Engagement

    • Seven Days To Focus

    • Creating Attention

    • Doggy Zen

    • Can Humans Really Read A Dogs Communications?

    • Its In Your Hand

    • Getting Pushy

    • Follow That Masked Man

    • One Hand Recall

    • Pattern Games 1 - 3

  • 05

    Foundation Skill - Default Behaviors

    • Build Toy Drive Game

    • Do You Really Know Sit?

    • Down

    • Down Everywhere

    • Stand

    • Stand In Motion

    • Don’t Move

    • Drop On Recall

  • 06

    Foundation Skill - Targeting

  • 07

    Foundation Skill - Handling Distractions

    • Working with Arousal

    • Start, Change, Stop

    • Eeek! It’s a Mouse

    • Thinking Through Arousal

    • Bumper Pool

    • Seeking Perfection

    • Gotcha

    • Where’s My Tail

    • Single Instance Learning

  • 08

    Foundation Skill - Distance Training

    • Choice

    • Tools of the Trade - Equipment Makes a Difference

    • Making Decisions and Choices

    • Rehabilitating the Power of Choice

    • Choice Rehab

    • Back Up, It’s Dangerous

    • Go Over There

    • The Thinking Dog Trainer

    • Pole Dance

    • Go On Cue

    • Far Around That

  • 09

    Foundation Skill - Loose Leash Walking

    • Release To Pressure

    • Directionals

    • Cheek

    • Cheek Dance

    • Ten Step

    • Dancing With Dogs

    • Walk About

  • 10

    Foundation Skill - Emergency Behaviors

    • Four Steps To an Emergency Distance Sit/Stay

    • Snake Avoidance and the Merchants of Fear

    • Place

    • Door Bell Dash

    • Elvis Has Left The Building

    • A Line In The Sand

  • 11

    Foundation Skill - Similarities and Differences

    • This is a game for humans.

    • Find Something Similar

    • Name That

    • Watch That

    • Do You See That

    • Do You See That Part II

    • Why Is That Table In My Way

    • Walk In Patterns

  • 12

    Foundation Skill - Come Here

    • Building A Recall

    • The Name Game (Getting Your Dog's Attention)

    • Whiplash Turn

    • Follow Me

    • Let Me Go! Restrained Recalls

    • Yes Ma'am

    • Drive It In

    • Whistlin’ Dixie