Base Training Method

Optimize your dogs emotional well-being and work through behavioral challenges like a pro!

Watch this 1:45 video to learn about the Base Training Method.


In this course, you will learn:

  • Key concepts in teaching your dog a new behavior or modifying an undesirable one.
  • The importance of establishing training in low level distraction environments (ie. your living) and progressively building to high level distraction environments (ie. the park).
  • How to develop a stronger relationship by respecting and fulfilling your dog’s individual mental and physical needs.
  • How to assess your dog’s drive and temperament so that you can expertly customize your dog’s training sessions.
  • How to read your dog’s body language in order to identify stress, frustration, over-arousal or other factors that might inhibit your dog’s ability to learn or behave in a desirable manner.
  • How to improve the emotional and behavioral well-being of your dog.

Class Curriculum

  Introduction to Mat Work
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MODULE: Mat Work

This introduction to Mat Work will take place over the course of five weeks. We will establish patterned exercises that incorporates the three D’s of training: duration, distraction and distance. One week will be dedicated to each of these three elements. Training your dog to proficiency with these patterned exercises will be critical in helping your dog learn to better regulate stress and arousal. You will essentially be putting relaxation on cue. These exercises will be introduced on a training mat in a low stress, low distraction environment, but they can ultimately be generalized to any environment and any context. You will be learning how to isolate or “split” criteria in order to optimize your dog’s learning potential. Clumping criteria together is one of the primary reasons that most behavior modification training, or general training, ends up spinning its wheels.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will I be able to access all of the videos at once?
Each week, the new course video content will unlock and allow you to move forward to the following week (5 weeks total). This is essential in order to achieve optimal results because the program is designed to build off of itself. So long as you follow the program in order, you won't be disappointed!
I’ve never tried training my dog before. Is this for me?
Yes! Whether you have extensive training background or little to no training, this program will benefit people and dogs at any level.

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