MEMBER ONLY LESSONS

If you’re new the my site or dog training in general, start below and work through the first 3 pages before doing anything else.  

This will help you better understand the basics as well as the communication that will make training your dog much easier.  

If you’ve completed the most important lessons (above), let’s take your training to the next level by going through lessons below!

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    The AMA form is on the Ask Me Anything page. The question form has a character limit in order to avoid long drawn out questions. Please try to be precise when submitting a question. Most questions that are submitted are address in the Ask Me Anything Lesson.

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    AMA questions are answered twice a week (usually Tuesday and Friday) and are uploaded in video format. Look for the answer to your question on the following upload date. Do not expect an email back with the answer. You can search the member question archive to find the most recent videos.

Recent Lessons

Here are the newest member only lessons.

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Max Day 9 – Stay Under Distractions

One of the hardest things to teach a dog to do is to be calm when there are distractions. Here…

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Mellow and Ellen Puppy Basics Continue Lesson 5

One of the best features that I’ve incorporated into this site is these continuing lessons with the various dogs. It…

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Competitive Obedience Basics with Siggy

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Please note that some lessons overlap in different sections and categories because they help address multiple issues. You will know which lessons you have watched on your account as it will contain a green completed bar.

Lessons by Popular Topics

These are the most common topics people struggle with.

These are the best lessons to help you understand puppies age 6 months and younger.

– You can follow along step-by-step on the Max and Siggy puppy lessons by visiting the Ultimate Puppy Series page.  This will guide you through weekly lessons with each puppy.

– View all the puppy lessons by visiting the Puppy Essentials page.

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Crate Training – Puppy

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Complete Puppy Lesson

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Puppy Basics with a Shelter Puppy

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Luring the Puppy to DOWN

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Puppy Engagement with Nello

Building a solid relationship with your puppy means getting the puppy to look at you and engage with you.  But…

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Puppy Training Basics with Hansen

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Puppy Training Engagement with LJ

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Building Puppy Engagement

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Max’s First Training Day

This is a new series that I’m launching, The Puppy Series. I’ve invited two friends with puppies, about the same…

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How to STOP Puppy Biting

Puppy biting is one of the most concerning issues new puppy owners have. Quite often people fear that they have…

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Siggy’s First Training Day – 9 Week Old Puppy

This is another lesson in the Puppy Series. In this lesson I introduce you to Siggy, a young Belgian Malinois…

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Aggressive / Reactive German Shepherd Puppy Sonny

Ben reached out to me for help with his young German Shepherd puppy Sonny. He sent me a video and…

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Crate training and potty training go hand in hand. This is also one of the most confusing issues of training. These lessons will help you master potty training in no time, and help your dog / puppy understand what you expect of them with success.

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Crate Training – Dogs

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Crate Training – Puppy

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A solid Recall or COME command is one of the most important (and lifesaving) skills to teach your dog. This sill alone is worth your membership and will prove extremely valuable throughout your dog’s lifetime. These simple lessons will help you achieve that.

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DOWN on RECALL

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RECALL Training with Corrections

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Building Puppy Engagement

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Motivational Recall Basics

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Max Lesson 5 – Stay, Distractions, Down, Prong Intro

Here on day 5 I start adding several things to the lesson to keep it interesting for Max. We’ve introduced…

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Fixing Your Recall + Focus Heeling

This is a 2 part lesson… not that either part relates to the other, but these are the two things…

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Down on RECALL using a FlexiLeash

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m not a big fan of the FlexiLeash. But when it comets training, there’s a…

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All the Basics: Come, Leave It, Leash Walk +

Janet’s friend Jeff rescued a new Labrador Retriever, and he was concerned that the dog wasn’t trained. From what Jeff…

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Basic Obedience – Day 1 with Karl the Rottweiler

Karl is a rescue dog who belongs to my good friend Jerome. He is a pure bred Rottweiler that Jerome…

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Obedience Basics with Karl the Rottweiler Day 2

I hope you enjoyed day one with Karl and Jerome. During that session we really focussed on building engagement, as…

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Karl the Rottweiler – The REAL Beginning

So, as I was looking through my computer, I realize that there was actually a day that Jerome and Karl…

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Building a Relationship in Training – Murrow Day 1

Murrow and Debra came to me because Murrow was acting up around other dogs. We did three sessions together to…

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A well socialized dog is a happy dog. My goal is always neutrality to other dogs and people. This is not a hard skill to teach if it is approached correctly. It is perhaps the single most important skill we teach our dog.

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Max’s First Training Day

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Socializing a Dominant Reactive Dog in Public

This lesson is about as real world as it can get. Max is my good buddy, Joey’s Akita. We’ve been…

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Buster Learns Manners and Social Skills (Jumping on People)

I love these “Join the Lesson” days when I get to work on various things with a new dog. Today…

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Socializing Siggy in Town

We’ve been following Siggy (and Max) along for quite some time and I’m so pleased with the progress both of…

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Puppy Engagement, Obedience & Distractions Max Day 8

This is Day 8 of Max’s puppy training. I hope you’re enjoying watching the progress of his training. As with…

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How Relationship Affects Behavior

I was referred to Doug, and his beautiful Labrador Retriever Carlos, by a good friend. Doug was having problems with…

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Building a Relationship in Training – Murrow Day 1

Murrow and Debra came to me because Murrow was acting up around other dogs. We did three sessions together to…

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Building a Relationship in Training – Murrow Lesson 2

Hopefully you watched part one of this series where I helped Debra better understand the dynamics of her relationship with…

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In Town, Real World Socializing with Carlos Day 2

Socializing a dog is a very misunderstood topic in the world of dog training. So much so that most people…

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Proper Socialization with Siggy Day 2

I think that the video lessons on properly socializing your dog in town are among the most important ones I…

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Teaching your dog how to properly walk on a leash will make going on walks more enjoyable for you and your dog.

View the Leash Training sections to see skills such as loose leash walking and  lessons on handling leash reactive / aggressive dogs.

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Stop Leash Pulling

I’ve covered leash walking on different occasions, but I think this lesson will be more fitting to most everyone. In…

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Loose Leash Walking

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Loose Leash Walking – The Basics

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Leash Basics and more

Sometimes it’s important to reflect back to our basics. I do it all the time, in life, personal workouts, as…

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Building Leash Skills

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Corrections are information, information that dogs need to survive in our human world. Dogs that have no structure are most likely to end up in shelters or worse.  

Corrections do not need to be harsh or mean, in fact they should be fair.  

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How to use Marker Words in Dog Training

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Corrections – Proper Timing & Use

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Retrieve with Corrections

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RECALL Training with Corrections

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Timing Corrections and Rewards in Marker Training

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Corrections = Communication

Using simple skills to communicate with dogs makes the relationship so much stronger. Give the dog a clear picture of…

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Max Lesson 5 – Stay, Distractions, Down, Prong Intro

Here on day 5 I start adding several things to the lesson to keep it interesting for Max. We’ve introduced…

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Buster Learns Manners and Social Skills (Jumping on People)

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Don’t Jump on People

Sandy spotted me at the park working with my dogs and asked if I could help her with Tasha. It…

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Reactivity & Corrections with Lucy

This lesson with Claudine and Lucy was a referral because Lucy had shown some reactivity to other dogs and people.…

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3 Most Important Things ALL Dogs Must Know

I’ve talked about this in the past and I want to revisit it, because it IS THAT IMPORTANT. As a…

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Lessons that show how to deal with Aggressive or Reactive dogs. Learning that structure and relationship are the key to solving bad behavior in dogs. These lessons will help you understand the use of tools and fair corrections to solve complicated behaviors.

Visit the Behavior Issues page to view more lessons on dealing with behavior problems.

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Leash Reactive – Leash Aggressive Dog Training

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Leash Reactive Crazy Puppy

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Reactive Aggressive Puppy

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Reactive 165lb Irish Wolfhound

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Fear Aggression Part 1

Aggression is so often misunderstood when it comes to dogs and dog training.  Many lump all barking and lunging behavior…

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Fear Aggression Part 2

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Resource Guarding

Resource guarding is one of the most common behavioral issues that plague dogs. Resource guarding can include “guarding” people, places…

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Aggressive / Reactive German Shepherd Puppy Sonny

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Leash Aggressive and Reactive German Shepherd

Dogs with bad leash manners are always problematic. Even if their behavior isn’t aggression, it can cause serious problems. Dogs…

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People Aggressive – Reactive Bully

I was asked to meet with Edith and LOAF by a very good friend of mine Dr. J. She told…

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Aggressive German Shepherd – Sonny Pt. 2

We’re back in this lesson with Sonny, the Black Germnna Shepherd who had some aggression issues to other dogs. We…

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From Aggressive to Calm at the Park with Max

One thing that gets lost with online training is the process. You see a wild dog in one scene and…

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Reactivity & Corrections with Lucy

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Sonny Pt. 3 – Out of Control to Obedience

This is the 3rd of a three part series I did with Sonny and Ben. Ben contacted me because Sonny…

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Ultimate Training Series

Follow along different dog breeds as they progress through my training lessons.
Learn how to adapt to their different characteristics. Updated regularly!

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Lessons by Experience Level

Below are all my lessons separated by the experience of the owner.

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Introduction to My Way of Training Dogs

The only thing two dog trainers can agree on is that the third dog trainer is wrong! My method of…

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What You Need to Start Training Your Dog

In this lesson I want to talk about what you need to train your dog. Let’s start with the basics,…

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The Look Command – The Light Switch Game

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Why We Start Our Training Relationship with Food

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The FIRST Things to Teach Your Dog

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Crate Training – Dogs

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What is Positive Training

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Crate Training – Puppy

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Complete Puppy Lesson

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Obedience FIRST

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Puppy Basics with a Shelter Puppy

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Corrections – Proper Timing & Use

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The STAY Command

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Using a Table to Teach Positions

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3 Mistakes Dog Owners Make

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Fetch – Part 1

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How to Build Drive

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Prong / Pinch Collar Explained

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Puppy Go Out / Send Away

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Speak & Quiet

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Car Safety – WAIT

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Teach Your Dog to Spin Left and Right

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The Perfect DOWN

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The Perfect SIT

The Complete Lesson Every dog knows how to sit, but how they sit can be an issue.  Some people believe…

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How to use Marker Words in Dog Training

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Fetch – Part 2

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Teaching the Send AWAY

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Hand Signals & Positions

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Weaving Between Legs

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Hind End Awareness

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The HOLD – Part 1

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Obedience at a Distance

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The BOX

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The Hold / Retrieve

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JUMP Intro – Part 1

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