Set up your training space ahead of your lesson in order to make the best use of your session time. Take a look at the below information.
Read the FAQ here.
Do this BEFORE your session:
- Take your dog out to pee
- Put down a yoga mat or rug if the floor is slippery
- Have all equipment and props ready in your training space
- Chop up your treats BEFORE your lesson. This is important!
- Set your device on a stable surface with good visibility of your training space. You may receive additional specific instructions for private training.
- Set up your camera in a landscape position – wider than tall.
- Ensure that you are not backlit (e.g. close blinds behind you, position lights in front of you).
- Put other household dogs into another room, and let your family know that you need quiet time.
- Sign into ZOOM at least 5min early to ensure you can access the virtual training room.
- Haven’t started class yet? Click here to see what ZOOM is like!
- Contact your instructor by email immediately if you are having tech problems!
Have these items ready for your session:
- Read the lesson reminder emails (where you find the ZOOM link) for specifics applicable to each lesson
- Treat pouch A fanny pack or a rock climbing chalk pouch will work fine. This makes your job easier!
- Clicker Purchase online, or we’ll find an alternative
- Moist or semi-moist treats – Approximately 300pcs. Cut all treats to about the size of a large pea, or smaller for smaller dogs. Chop treats prior to class, not during class.
- Store-bought treats: Rollover logs, dehydrated organ meats, Ziwi Peak, etc.
- Cook and chop meat from the grocery, such as: chicken breast, steak, pork chop, chicken hearts/gizzard, beef/pork heart, pre-cooked hot dogs, cheese, ham, etc.
- 4-6ft leash – no flexi leashes
- Tug toy – Long braided fleece toy or ‘stuffless’ toy.
- A front-attaching body harness is recommended for routine walks, but your dog can be in a flat collar for virtual lessons. Please no choke, ecollars or prongs.
- One or two food-stuffed toys if your dog is likely to be antsy during breaks and demos