Basic Manners Class
Finally! A self guided dog training class that works with your busy schedule!
A full 7 week training course without the restrictions! This online, self guided, training class is designed to help you teach your dog basic obedience training on your schedule! The class is designed around the traditional 7 week group class format but without the restrictions of an in person class. Stay in the class as long as you like and even retake it with other dogs in your household! You can also re-watch the classes and training videos as many times as you would like. You could never do that with an in person class!
Get support from your fellow students in an interactive Facebook group. The Facebook group is also monitored by certified dog trainer Jenna Huffman. Jenna is available to answer any questions through the Facebook group. When you are ready to graduate, set up a private session with your trainer to complete a short test. You will then receive a certificate of completion that you can print out and frame!
How does the class work?
After signing up for class you will receive automatic access to the class orientation and the first week of training material.
Each week you will receive a new weeks training videos and material directly to your inbox.
Homework videos can be posted directly in the Facebook page! If you are too shy, you may also email your homework videos directly to your trainer.
All questions can be emailed directly to your trainer or posted on the Facebook page. Answers are usually posted to the Facebook page to help other students that may have the same questions as you.
Office hours are offered once a month via Zoom. You will receive an email to those in your inbox as well as on the Facebook page.
What does the class cover?
Week 1 - The Basics
The first week we jump right into the basics. We teach a focus cue. We teach the 3 main positions of Sit, Down, and Stand. We use this week as a way of getting you acquainted with the game of training and get our dogs excited for training time!
Week 2 - Coming When Called
Coming when called is arguably the most important thing we will teach our dogs. That's why this week is dedicated to just that. We teach a basic recall as well as an emergency recall. Your dog should be excited to come to you so we incorporate a lot of games into your training.
Week 3 - Walking Your Dog
A walk should be enjoyable for both you and your pup. If they are pulling at the end of the leash, neither of you are having a good time. This week we address not only getting them to stop pulling, but also how to work towards that beautiful heel we all want!
Week 4 - Stay and Wait
Does your dog dash out the door in front of you? This is the week for you! This week we teach the difference between the two cues "stay" and "wait." We also practice incorporating them into your daily life.
Week 5 - Impulse Control
This is the week you never knew you needed, but once we are finished you will wonder how you ever survived without it! Let's take an entire week and teach your dog patience. A calm dog = a calm human.
Week 6 - Teaching your dog to relax
As a follow up to the impulse control week, we go deeper and teach your dog to actually go lay down and relax. If you have ever wanted to take your dog to an outdoor restaurant, this is the training you need.
Week 7 - Cooperative Care
This week we focus on teaching our dog that the vet and groomer aren't scary! We will teach your dog to not only relax, but to cooperate with you while you trim nails, brush teeth, and clean ears. Taking a little bit of time to train these behaviors will save you and your pet years of heartache and fear.
Graduation requirements are posted in the online class. Once you and your dog feel ready, you can either send in a recorded video or set up a private Zoom session with me and we can run through what you have learned in the class. Once you pass you will receive a certificate of completion that you can frame and hang on the wall! Sign up now to start your training journey.
Karen and Annie
Love the natural, casual style of these sessions and how easy they are to follow. Everything is clearly explained and well documented. The pace is just right, once a week lessons, and being able to revisit the videos is so helpful. Not only do I enjoy practicing with my senior girl (never too late!) but I'm looking forward to working with the shelter dogs again now that I've got a few new tricks!
I really enjoyed the class!
Lan and Anka
Deborah and Taz
I can't say enough about Barkademics Dog Training! Jenna Huffman is an amazing dog trainer. She has the knowledge and skills needed to get the end results of a well behaved dog. I highly recommend her online training classes she has to offer!