Why K9joy® courses are different...
The courses are for YOU to learn how to train your dog - and for that purpose, you must bring your dog along for the training! As a "byproduct" of the teaching, you will hopefully get your dog trained also, provided you follow the instructions and do the assigned homework...
Training with me involves a lot of commitment - from my side, as well as from yours! I will expect you to be serious about learning how to train your dog, so that both you and your dog can enjoy the training and the impact it has on your relationship. You’ll work!
In these course, you are not going to "hide in the crowd" among 10-15 other students. In the small classes of 3-6 students, you will get 1-on-1 attention, and we will work on your training methods till your dog shows that you get it right! In the small classes, we will work as a team and help each other create the environment you need in order to learn to deal with the challenges your dog is giving you. You have to adjust your training to the needs of your dog in the specific circumstances we are working in - as does everybody else. (That's why the old-fashioned "sergeant-major" type of drills you might have experienced in standard obedience classes are completely out of the question...)
Because I build all the training on your ability to understand the dog’s instincts and fundamental nature, the first step is to give you the skills to act as a good pack leader for your dog. I do that in the Introduction and Basic Courses that are mandatory for any further training.
Once a pack leader, you can choose from several lines of training at Intermediate and Advanced levels, aiming at making the dog’s performance skills practically useful in real life - or simply at having good fun with your dog.
Where you fit in...
The courses are generally organized at five levels (more details will be made available soon through links from the bolded headlines):
Also, don't forget the family camp-outs!
How you join...
All courses are currently scheduled directly as
If you are a trainer yourself and would like to use my programs for your own teaching, then let us talk about it! with some outline of what you would like to do, so we can work together at finding the right solution for you. Everything, including marketing materials, student handouts, manuals, instructor lesson plans, illustrations, web pages, personal coaching, etc. can be made available to you on a license basis.
Are you using treats as a bribe?
Most people, including most professional trainers, use treats for training in a way that effectively makes the treats a bribe, not a reward.
The result is that the dog will only perform when it knows you have a treat for it!
No wonder that some professional trainers highly recommend against that.
The problem is not the treat, though. It is the handler's incorrect use of it. By showing the treat to the dog before even giving a command to perform, the sight/smell of the treat becomes the command, not the spoken command word! When you train like that, it should not surprise anyone that you get no performance when there is no treat....
Got a "dog problem"?
If you have a problem with your dog, chances are that your dog also has a problem with you...
You can contact Mogens Eliasen about any behavioral problem you experience with your dog and get answers on the phone (no matter where you live!):
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