Dog training in the age of Social Distancing…
it CAN be done!
The COVID-19 pandemic has created lots of barriers in our lives, but luckily we can achieve the same great training results with the wonders of modern technology!
Virtual Life Skills is an all-ages manners and obedience program, appropriate for puppies and adult dogs alike – with the BONUS All Things Puppy Classroom for puppies under 6mo!
We will cover topics including:
- Come when called
- Settle and stay on a mat
- Polite leash walking
- Dealing with distractions
- Polite greetings with people
- Prevent running out the front door
- Impulse control around food
- Preventing “Counter surfing”
- And more!
See what students say about virtual training!
How Does Virtual Training Work?
Using a virtual classroom called Google Classrooms, you will be guided through training exercises with video demonstrations, verbal descriptions and written instructions. You will also receive entirely personalized feedback on your training from your instructor! This is NOT just a video tutorial.
Each exercise is broken down into easy-to-follow steps, and you will receive personalized support and guidance as you train your dog.
- Train at your own pace and on your own schedule
- Join class any time
- Eight weeks access to dynamic content and personal guidance and training support
- Access to the handy reference manual after your program is completed which includes written and video instructions for all training exercises
Technology requirements are:
- A basic understanding of computer/internet use, including recording a video
- Internet capacity that allows for watching and uploading videos
- A computer, phone or tablet that:
- Has a microphone
- Has a camera
- Can connect to the internet
Read the FAQ for more important details
The All Things Puppy Classroom!
Puppy students get a special discount on Puppy Parties: Socialization and Play Group Drop-off! Click the link for more info!
Puppy students receive FREE access to the All Things Puppy Classroom for information on socialization and problem prevention that is specific to puppies – including guidance on nipping, house training, crate training and more!
Want to try out Google Classroom?
You’re welcome to access the test classroom and familiarize yourself with how the platform works. Simply:
- Visit classroom.google.com (sign in to Google or click here if you don’t have an account)
- Click the plus sign in the top right corner (click for image)
- Enter the code “irzbk3g”
Register for Virtual Life Skills!
This program is not interchangeable with the in-person Life Skills Program. You cannot transfer between programs after registration.
Select your start date and complete the registration form
Notice: There will be a holiday closure from July 23th through Aug 9th. Feedback will be on hold during this time and you will maintain access to the course materials, and you will have an additional two weeks on your program as accommodation.