1DiscussionWelcome To The Teen Foundations Course5:30-:35
2GameUnderstanding Dog Toys10:35-:45
4ExerciseSit & Release (Lure)10:50-:00
6ExerciseLie & Release (Lure)5:10-:15
7GameChase Me10:15-:25
8NotesFinding Your Dog's Motivation
Puppy owners course, not puppy course
Online course/homework
Feel free to ask questions
Not somewhere for the dogs to play, somewhere for dog to work with owner

Larger breeds mature more slowly
Growing pains/touch sensitivity
Growth plate close at fully grown + 3-4 months
Temporary fear period
More likely to chew - developing muscles to allow them to use adult teeth more effectively
Surge of hormones - testosterone - confidence, getting into trouble with other dogs, engagement with environment
Surge of progesterone - pregnancy hormone - elevated for 2 months after season - pessimistic (babies more likely to survive), resource guarding, more alert
2ExerciseHand Signals5:10-:15
3ExerciseSit/Lie Duration & Release10:15-:25
4DiscussionFrustration & Impulse Control10:25-:35
5ExercisePositive Interrupter5:35-:40
6ExerciseApproaching a Distraction10:40-:50
7ExerciseIntroduction to Leave5:50-:55
8NotesGood Choices
Frustration & impulse control
Dog's brain
Add bits of frustration for frustration inoculation
Positive Interrupter
1GameTug to Fetch10:00-:10
2ExerciseVerbal Cues5:10-:15
3ExerciseSit/Lie Distraction & Release10:15-:25
4DiscussionUnwanted Behaviours & Good Choices15:25-:40
5ExerciseRewarding Good Choices10:40-:50
6GameWhere's My Face5:50-:55
7NotesHow to Regain Your Dog's Attention
1GameWrap Around10:00-:10
2ExerciseSIt/Lie Motion & Release10:10-:20
3GameBack Away Recall10:20-:30
4Discussion Confidence & Body Language10:30-:40
5ExerciseRegaining Your Dog's Attention10:40-:50
6ExerciseSmiley Lead5:50-:55
7NotesImportance of Scent
1GameScavenger Hunt10:00-:10
2ExerciseSit/Lie Distance & Release10:10-:20
3ExerciseDisengage Game10:20-:30
4DiscussionBeing a Epic Pet Parent10:30-:40
5ExerciseFigure of 815:40-:55
6NotesLowering Arousal
Being an epic pet parent
1. Research your dog’s breed. Learn about what they were bred for and love to do. This will help you to provide them with outlets for naturally rewarding behaviour as well as understand them on a deeper level.

2. Provide them with a well balanced and nutritious diet and always have fresh water available in a clean bowl. Make sure your dog has regular access to a toilet zone and be attentive to their needs.

3. Create a zen zone for your dog – a quiet, comfortable place to rest so that they can get enough sleep without being disturbed by the daily activities around the home.

4. Select comfortable and well fitting equipment for your dog to wear, including a collar, tag and harness, as well as appropriate length lead.

5. Ensure your dog gets an appropriate amount of physical activity throughout the day. This can prevent them becoming bored or destructive, but make sure not to over exercise them as they are growing.

6. Take your dog routinely to the vet and groomer and be sure to make it fun and enjoyable for your dog. Spending time building positive associations early on will make a huge difference.

7. Train your dog! From the essentials, to fun tricks and games, training is a great way for you to bond and connect with your dog as well as a great way to exercise their brain.

8. Ditch the bowl! Create new and interesting ways for your dog to enjoy their daily meals and provide mental enrichment that will leave them feeling content and happy.

9. Learn all about canine first aid so you can help your dog quickly in case of an accident or emergency.

10. Go on adventures and explore with your dog. No matter what age your dog is, there are always fun, new experiences to enjoy together. Make the most out of every day.
1GamePing Pong Recall10:00-:10
2ExerciseSit/Lie, Duration, Distraction, Distance & Release5:10-:15
3DiscussionAppropriate & Inappropriate Play10:15-:25
4GameRucksack Walk 10:25-:35
5GameRun the Gauntlet10:35-:45
6DiscussionQ&A & Graduation Present10:45-:55
7NotesDiscover Your Dog's Outlets
8NotesReinforcement Schedules
The point of the rucksack game is to take your time; be slow and deliberate. Any speaking is in a… whisper.

Start with a mooch, with your pup on the long line. Follow him. Ideally he will have a sniff about. If he runs and the long line goes tight, slow down to a stop. Encourage checking in with the positive interrupter sound then slowly throw a treat to the other side of you.

Do a bit of calm recall. With the pup near you – drop treat and jog or run backwards away from the pup to encourage connection and following – within the length of the line. Gently call if necessary, drop treat at your feet and back away again. Do this in a triangle. How many you fit in depends upon the speed of your pup, how preoccupied he is and so on.

Now sit down. Everything is done slowly. Remove the rucksack and open it deliberately. Act like there is the most interesting thing in the world in there. Avoid using a high, squeaky voice. Take out the box containing the scent. Hold it slowly and gently like a precious baby bird. Give it so much attention that if the dog wasn’t paying attention to you before, he will now. Allow him a sniff. Perhaps sniff yourself. Be tender with it. Return it slowly to the rucksack. Placing the box containing the scent back in the rucksack is part of the ritual.

Now, in the same manner, get out the thing. Take it slowly out of the rucksack. Act like it’s a very big deal but do it calmly and quietly. Milk the moment! Allow the dog to lick/sniff/hold it. Return it to the rucksack.
In the same manner, bring out the food. Open the tub slowly and allow him to sniff. Sniff it yourself. Yummmmm. Feed in little bits. Make a real meal of it. Perhaps share it. Return tub to rucksack.

Now introduce the chew. Again, get his interest. Chewing releases feel-good hormones. Sit close and touching one another. Stroke the dog gently as he chews – but only if he seems relaxed with that.

Pack everything away, put the rucksack back on, stand up and mooch back to the car, covering the same ground as before.