For our current and past students, here are some videos to help with a visualization of loose leash walking in the field with distractions. Part 1 will show you a dog who has been practicing the beginning exercises (this dog initially had no connection to her people on the other end of the leash –…

Welcome to the Off Leash Recall Course! This course will contain multiple lessons for you to work through at your own pace. The course is part of an online course through Mountain Hooves & Paws. The class has 9 lessons, although we do periodically update and add more information (the beauty of online classes). How…

Course Overview These lessons are part of a series. Kinna attended the 2018 Norway Dog Symposium on March 3 & 4th. The symposium was organized by Turid Rugaas and included lectures about science and reactivity in dogs, social walking, using pulse measurements to determine dogs’ preferences for leash walking, better walking decisions to increase calm…

Using a marker signal to help your animal understand training better provides options for advanced training. Here are some ideas for how you can apply basic clicker training skills to more advanced training needs and fun!

More and more research is focusing on the signals and gestures dogs use with each other – and, with us – to request relaxation and calmness. The signals are subtle and one of the best ways to bond with our dogs is to recognize and follow these signals. Turid Rugaas has been at the forefront…

This is a great course for anyone who’d like to learn a bit more about positive training and how to clean up the clarity of your training by using a marker signal.  It’s also a wonderful review for established trainers – to make sure your handling skills are clear and consistent.  Basics of Positive Training…

Course Overview These lessons are especially put together for our C & C Program (Calm & Confident Program) for over reactive dogs. But, we welcome any client to browse through and apply these principles themselves. We have two goals in the program: 1. Understanding how our dogs are communicating with us through calming signals. We…

Although every animal is an individual, we try to follow some basic principles with you and your animal during our six week private lesson package. You’ll find the lessons below.  We include a review of your lesson as well as additional materials for further study.  Obviously, the order may vary according to the needs of…