In this 8-week guided course, I'll teach you 10 baseline behaviors you can implement right away with your active dog or puppy and start incorporating in their everyday life. We have designed this course to cover some of the most common areas of training needed for most active and high energy dogs and help you both get started with positive, modern training solutions!
We will cover how to set up a schedule and environment which allows your dog to exhibit calm behavior because their needs (physically and mentally!) have been met.
The #1 goal is to provide your high energy dog or puppy with efficient and sufficient physical and mental outlets to create a calm environment and relaxed dog in your home.
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10 Training Games Covered:
1. Responsiveness, Connection, and Eye Contact
2. Settling In and Outside of Your Home
3. Loose-Leash Walking
4. Positive Interrupter
5. Recall (Coming When Called)
6. Calm Greetings with Guests
7. Indoor and Outdoor Enrichment
8. How to Use a Variety of Rewards in Training
9. Mental and Physical Exercise Solutions for Active Dogs
10. Applying it all in Various Environments Safely and Practically
- Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
- B.S. in Animal Science from Purdue University
- Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
- Evaluator, AKC Canine Good Citizen® Program
- Nationals-level finalist at the Agility US Open
- 16+ years of hands-on experience training + trialing dogs of various breeds
Comprehensive industry experience with:
- Global & Market-Leading Animal Health Companies
- Small and Large Animal Veterinary Hospitals
- International Guide Dog Federation Organizations
- ADI-Accredited Service Dog Organizations
- Companion Therapy Dog Organizations
- Dog Boarding, Daycare, & Training Facilities
- Dog Rescue Organizations
- Private Client Behavior Consulting and Training
- Sporthorse Breeding & Training Facilities
- Ex-Racehorse Thoroughbred Rescue & Retraining
StartPre-Course Lesson (3:43)
Start[ WEEK 1 ] Maximizing Your Connection (16:38)
Start[ WEEK 2 ] Maximizing Your Time (16:27)
Start[ WEEK 3 ] Getting Out + About (19:28)
Start[ WEEK 4 ] Getting Out + About Strategically (21:14)
Start[ WEEK 5 ] Getting Out + About Calmly (19:40)
Start[ WEEK 6 ] Rewards in Training (20:52)
Start[ WEEK 7 ] Rewards in Daily Life (11:18)
Start[ WEEK 8 ] Enrichment (11:20)
Start[ WEEK 8 ] Putting It All Together (5:45)
StartCourse Conclusion (4:16)
From Sara & Agate @Agsventure
"The results speak for themselves. We take Agate everywhere we possibly can with us. And at 8 months old, we are constantly getting compliments about how well behaved she is. Often, when we take her out to dinner, we hear “oh, I didn’t even know you had a dog with you”, because she is curled up, quietly under one of our chairs. Siberian Huskies are not known for their calm dispositions, in fact, quite the opposite. So it shocks some people when they see Agate calmly walking in a heel in downtown.
If you truly want to achieve a calmer state of mind for your dog, this course is for you. I love that Stacie isn’t actually training the dog, she’s training you to train your dog. This means that when issues do arise, you will feel more comfortable navigating them because you have a solid foundation in working with your dog. While this course is not specifically a relationship building course, I think the biggest takeaway might be that Agate and I have a significantly stronger bond as a result of all this training. She looks to me for guidance when she is confused or unsure and trusts me to help her navigate the world.
I first heard about Curious Canines through Stacie and Briggs’ Instagram (@thecuriouscollie). When I saw that they were launching an online course about how to create calm for high energy dogs, I immediately knew that I wanted to learn more. We have been unable to find a trainer here that aligns well with our ideals of dog training, but after a quick glance at the website and watching the amazing connection that Briggs and Stacie have, I knew I was ready to commit. The course was intended to last 8-10 weeks, but full disclosure, I ended up watching all the content the first week and then re-watched and took notes as we progressed. All in all, I implemented each of the lessons over about 5 weeks since our dog, Agate, was highly engaged and motivated."