Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Note: Initial Focus Post-Adoption

    • focuspostadoption

  • 3

    Settling In

    • First Days: Preparing

    • Choosing a Professional

    • Mental Stimulation

    • Flooding

  • 4

    Decompression

    • Decompression Walks

    • Decompress for Success: Lili Chin for Dog Latin Dog Training

  • 5

    How to Introduce Resident Dogs or Cats

    • New Dog Introductions

  • 6

    Body Language 101

    • Dog Play

    • Play Videos

    • Consent Tests in Play

    • Fearful/Anxious/Uncomfortable Body Language

    • Fearful/Uncomfortable Video Examples

    • One case

    • Children and Dogs

    • Children and Dogs

    • Relaxed/Happy

    • Video

  • 7

    Why Punishment Fails

    • The Fallout from Aversives

  • 8

    Reward Based Training

    • Marker Training

    • Luring

    • Hand Signals

    • Verbal Cues

    • Name Recognition

    • Touch/Hand Target

    • Drop It/Trade

    • Sit

    • Come When Called/Off Leash Foundations

    • Leash Foundations

  • 9

    Equipment

    • Introducing a Harness