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.


Teaser video from Skills and Relationship Building Course: Using Pressure and Frustration in Training

My Skills and Relationship Building course is a really fun little self-study with feedback with modules of content and exercises that build many important foundation skills for anyone interesting in dog training or sports.  These are quick interactive things to do with your dog.  I initially built this course as a food bowl course because they are quick easy to things to practice with the dogs meal–even in a hurry.  I use the little games featured in the course daily with my dogs.  Not only does it built a very strong set of foundation skills it also strengthens the bond with the dog.  It builds his engagement with you.

Here is a clip from the course that demonstrates how by building this skill you can use pressure and frustration in your training to build engagement and drive incorporated in many ways.

To find out more about PyrWild’s online courses and training please visit the Training page.


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An online, discussion based course analysis class.  This course has an emphasis on education for the human and not the dog (but will benefit the dog! 🙂 )  In this course students will learn to read lines; helping them analyze courses (including their own runs) in order to identify the fastest and most efficient lines in any given sequence.


This course will begin June 21st and runs for 6 weeks.  Spots are limited.

 Registration is open now !  See you in class ! 🙂