What you'll learn in this course:

A sneak peak of what's ahead...

  • Bonding exercises you can do to strengthen your connection with your new dog!

  • Essential training skills to help your dog be successful in his new home like "leave it", "drop it", "stay", "off", and other basics.

  • How to teach your dog to relax and calm himself.

  • Home grooming tips that will save you money spent on costly groomer visits.

  • Toys, games, and challenges to prevent boredom and keep your dog's brain engaged.

  • How to better understand your dog, his unique play preferences, and individual needs!

  • Plus much more!

Learn About Your Instructor!

Taught by Certified Dog Behaviorist Kayla Fratt

Kayla Fratt is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and owns her own dog training business, Journey Dog Training. She has helped assess, train, and adopt out thousands of dogs of all shapes and sizes through her work at Denver Dumb Friends League, a Colorado animal shelter. In addition to her private training consultations, Kayla also works as the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at Working Dogs for Conservation, where she trains high-energy, ball-crazy rescue dogs to sniff out endangered wildlife, eradicate invasive species, and track poachers.

Kayla Fratt

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Kayla Fratt

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to the course!

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    • VIDEO: Welcome - a Message From Your Instructor + How The Course Works!
    • Before we begin...
    • Tools & Equipment
  • 02

    Module 1: Basic Skills Part 1

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    • VIDEO LESSON 1.1 Good Stuff Comes From You!
    • VIDEO LESSON 1.2 Paying Attention to Me Is Great!
    • QUIZ: Lesson 1.2 - Paying Attention to Me is Great!
    • VIDEO LESSON 1.3: Hand Targeting
    • VIDEO LESSON 1.4: Door Manners
    • VIDEO LESSON 1.5 Teaching the "Leave it" Command
    • VIDEO LESSON 1.6 Getting Used to Alone Time
    • Module 1 Quiz: Basic Skills
  • 03

    Module 2: Basic Skills Part 2

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    • VIDEO LESSON 2.1 Sit + Basics Training
    • QUIZ: Lesson 2.1 - Sit + Basics Training
    • VIDEO LESSON 2.2 Down + Adding Cues
    • VIDEO LESSON 2.3 Implied Stay
    • VIDEO LESSON 2.4 "Off" Command
    • VIDEO LESSON 2.5 "Drop It" Command: Safety + Getting Your Socks Back!
    • QUIZ: Lesson 2.5 - "Drop It" Training
    • VIDEO LESSON 2.6 Mat Training (AKA Teaching Your Dog to Relax)
  • 04

    Module 3: Husbandry & Grooming

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    • VIDEO LESSON 3.1 Trimming Your Dog's Nails (+ Save Money at the Groomer's)
    • VIDEO LESSON 3.2 Ears & Wrinkles
    • VIDEO LESSON 3.3 Collar Grabs
    • VIDEO LESSON 3.4 Brushing
    • VIDEO LESSON 3.5 Restraint & Getting Held
    • VIDEO LESSON: 3.6 Pat, Pet, Pause
    • QUIZ: Module 3 - Husbandry Quiz
  • 05

    Module 4: Out and About

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    • VIDEO LESSON 4.1: Ignore
    • VIDEO LESSON 4.2: Car Trips
    • VIDEO LESSON 4.3 Loose Leash Walking (LLW)
    • VIDEO LESSON 4.4: Go To Your Bed
    • VIDEO LESSON 4.5 Puzzle Toys
    • VIDEO LESSON 4.6 Distractions
    • QUIZ: Module 4 - Out and About Quiz
  • 06

    Module 5: Games & Play Time!

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    • VIDEO LESSON 5.1 Personal Play & Engagement
    • VIDEO LESSON 5.2 Teaching the "Up" Command
    • VIDEO LESSON 5.3 Tug
    • VIDEO LESSON 5.4 Fetch & Retrieving
    • VIDEO LESSON 5.5 Leg Weave
    • VIDEO LESSON 5.6 High Five
    • QUIZ: Module 5 - Games & Play Time Quiz
  • 07

    Next Steps...

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    • More resources for you
    • Before you go...
    • Congratulations, you did it!
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An introduction from the instructor