Course Curriculum - Basic

The Big Sky Dog Training Course
Curriculum for Success!

Class One: introduction

Class Two: Bring a favorite dog bone or item

Class One: introduction

Meet and greet on lead
Check Equipment
Markers
Nose Targeting
Types of Rewards, Release & Time Outs
Come Game (Recall)
Housebreaking your puppy
Puppy Come Game (Recall)
Sit, attention & Focus exercises and for petting
Wait at door on the way out
Socialization with people and dogs
Play biting or intentional biting or nipping

Class Two: Bring a favorite dog bone or item

Appearance and Grooming, health & Nutrition (food)
Walk a straight line – loose leash walking
Walk through group with no interaction
Touch and recall to a reverse
Sit and Sit/Stay (2 person stay)
Down (drop) and Down/Stay
Leash corrections – using half-halts
Leave it / Drop it
Automatic Sit

Class Three: Bring a favorite dog bone or item

Class Four: Bring towel or dog bed

Class Three: Bring a favorite dog bone or item

Recall from group (each class forward)
Down/Stay 6 ft. leash
Side Sit Command
Auto Sit
Down Stay (0-6 ft out with 360 turn around)
One dog recall
Leave it / Drop it
Wait at door, in car, stairs, etc.
Put collar/harness/leash on dog while calm
Down/stay 20ft leash without distractions

Class Four: Bring towel or dog bed

Long Line recall exercises
Puppy come/Recall from Group
One dog recall between 2 dogs from distance
Go to place (mat)
Walk through a crowd of dogs and owners
Add distraction during exercises
Tap and recall (reverse)
Stand for appearance and grooming
Recall (Come) when called from 10 ft & 20 foot (On Lead)

Class One

Introduction and the must-haves.

  • Meet and greet on lead / (accepting a friendly stranger, each class).
  • Check Equipment
  • Markers
  • Nose Targeting
  • Types of rewards & Release & Time outs
  • Come Game (Recall)
  • Sit, attention & Focus exercises and for petting
  • Wait at door on the way out
  • Socialization with people and dogs
  • Play biting or intentional biting or nipping

Class Two: Bring a high-value dog bone or item

  • Appearance and Grooming, health & Nutrition (food)
  • Walk a straight line – loose leash walking
  • Walk through group with no interaction
  • Touch and recall to a reverse
  • Sit and Sit/Stay (2 person stay)
  • Down (drop) and Down/Stay
  • Leash corrections – using half-halts
  • Leave it / Drop it
  • Automatic Sit

Class Three: Bring a high-value dog bone or item

  • Recall from group (each class forward)
  • Down/Stay 6 ft. leash
  • Side Sit Command
  • Auto Sit
  • Down Stay (0-6 ft out with 360 turn around)
  • One dog recall
  • Leave it / Drop it
  • Stop
  • Wait at door, in car, stairs, etc.
  • Put collar/harness/leash on dog while calm
  • Down/stay 20ft leash without distractions

Class Four: Bring towel or dog bed

  • Long Line recall exercises
  • Puppy come/Recall from Group
  • One dog recall between 2 dogs from distance
  • Go to place (mat)
  • Walk through a crowd of dogs and owners
  • Add distraction during exercises
  • Tap and recall (reverse)
  • Stand for appearance and grooming
  • Recall (Come) when called from 10 ft & 20 foot (On Lead)

Class Five: Bring towel or dog bed

  • Two dog recall with distraction
  • Retrieve Game
  • Meet and great with a friendly stranger
  • Dog Comes when called – no distraction
  • Automatic Sit
  • Sit & Down Stay at a distance
  • Walk on loose leash
  • Recall from group of dogs
  • Go to your place (mat)
  • Reaction to distractions, noises
  • Supervised separation

Class Six: Bring towel or dog bed & Toy

  • Dog(s) comes when called – with distraction
  • Reaction to another dog during a sit
  • Nose Targeting
  • Sit & Down Stay – at a distance with distractions
  • Go to commands
  • Wheelchair exercises
  • Retrieve Game
  • Go to your mat
  • Certificates
  • CGC Test if interested

Class Five: Bring towel or dog bed

Class Six: Bring towel or dog bed & Toy

Class Five: Bring towel or dog bed

Two dog recall no distraction
Retrieve Game
Meet and great with a friendly stranger
Dog Comes when called – no distraction
Automatic Sit
Sit & Down Stay at a distance
Walk on loose leash
Recall from group of dogs
Go to your place (mat)
Reaction to distractions, noises
Supervised separation

Class Six: Bring towel or dog bed

Dog(s) comes when called – with distraction
Reaction to another dog during a sit
Nose Targeting
Sit & Down Stay – at a distance with distractions
Go to commands
Wheelchair exercises
Retrieve Game
Go to your mat
Certificates
CGC Test if interested
Intermediate Obedience is when you repeat this class after finishing Basic Adult. You will be given similar exercises with the expectation that your dog holds the position longer, at bigger distances, and with more distractions. CGC Test is also available at the end of this class.
If you have any additional commands or issues you want to work on, please mention them to Montana.
If you want to take the Canine Good Citizen Test. Ask Montana to schedule with you at the end of this class.
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