Skills and Relationship Building

Quick, simple, fun exercises perfect for using your dogs food bowl while working and building different essential skills


This is an informal class open to any skill level and is perfect for quick training indoors and keeping your dog mentally exercised.  This builds on supplemental skills and engagement which can be incorporated and beneficial to current and future trainings.  The exercises in this course will build on different foundation skills and strengthen the bond for both dogs and owners.  The tricks and games in this course are simple and perfect for working with the dogs bowl of food during their meal times–quick, easy and fun. 🙂  This course is based upon the food bowl games I play with my dogs regularly and especially during winter when it is too cold to go outside.

Skills incorporated:

  • Increased Body Awareness
  • Conditioning and Coordination
  • Strengthens Bond with Dog
  • Builds on Dogs Thinking Skills
  • Impulse Control and Drive
  • Focus and Motivation

The duration of this course will last 6 weeks.  Class participants will receive modules to work on, the ability to post videos and questions along with receiving unlimited feedback.  The cost is $70 /€65 for one spot with one dog and $100/€94 for two dogs.





5 MINUTE TRAINING SESSION W/ ZAE: Working & Strengthening Foundation Skills


This is a 5 minute raw video with brief comments about the training.  This training session was 5 minutes total–including playing and rewarding dog.  The session wasn’t necessarily planned; I just wanted to share a raw recording of what an average training session with my dogs looks like.  Short and productive.  Zae practiced different foundation skills and through rewarding skills were reinforced and strengthened.  Throughout the session Zae practiced a variety of skills and stayed engaged.  By practicing and enforcing these skills as a the bulk of my training the skills in turn stay strong.  For example, things like the teeter or wraps that I like to almost constantly reward–especially in sequence when they are really beautiful/what I am looking for.  A motto of mine is reward what you want to see more of.  Jackpot it when it’s especially perfect and amazing !! 🙂

All the skills in this video, and the strong working relationship I have with Zae comes through my every day training and quick practice of skills like this.  The basis of most of these every day exercises I do with my dog is available in my Skills and Relationship Building online course.