A good dog training plan will set you and your dog up for success and protect your confidence. The planning I do for myself and my students includes 10 key elements. We’re covering what the 10 elements are, along with how to grow the layers to take training from your living room to the bunny farm.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • Why the detailed planning I do for myself and my students starts with criteria.
  • Tips to prevent cheap or toxic behaviors when you are training.
  • That breaking down your ultimate goal into smaller criteria fast tracks dog training.
  • Why our aim is always a positive conditioned emotional response first.
  • How to set up the environment for dog training success no matter where you are.
  • Why to consider the age and stage of your dog or puppy when you are training.
  • Why to know the sights, sounds and scents that will be distracting to your dog.
  • About knowing what you’ll be using as a reward in your training.
  • Why planning props, locations, reinforcements, and equipment ahead of time will help.
  • About balance breaks and playing games to maintain your dog’s optimal arousal state.
  • How we use stations and plan transitions between stations.
  • That Pavlov is always on your shoulder and the need for awareness of what you are conditioning.

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