The Primal Canine Method:
Primal Canine is not your average dog training company and we do not practice your typical dog training methods. Our method is not based on pure-bred dogs raised with proper imprinting and born with good temperament. Our method was created by rescuing and training all types of dogs regardless of their breed, temperament, size, and age, and placing them in a loving home. We understand that not all dogs learn the same way, and forcing certain training methods can actually cause more problems than help the existing ones. This is why we work with you and your dog to tailor our training program around your dog's specific needs.
We believe training should be a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your pack. Our main goal is to not only produce well trained happy dogs, but it is also to reinforce the bond between owner and dog as well to create a clear form of communication between the two.
"We don't train dogs, we train dog trainers."
- Mike Jones (Head Trainer & Founder)
The PCU Purpose:
Our mission is to help people learn the importance of balanced training, and even more importantly, how to communicate with their own dogs, or a client's dog in the individual way that dog learns. PC 101 will include all facets of training from obedience, dog management, pack structure, environmental desensitization and socialization. Each class will vary in subject distractions, environment, and social scenarios.
The schedule will consist of weekly online classes, video homework and a Skype or FaceTime check in call for a final review. The courses will run two months in total, will have start and end dates, and finish with a final.
Each week will cover a different subject, and will include homework due by the next class, all home work must be submitted by email the day before class.
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: Oct. 1st
Week 1: Introduction
The foundation of PC balanced training and the reasons why we use it, followed by a Q & A. This class will also cover an introduction of our general practices, methods, dog management and use of training tools.
WEEK 2: PC Socialization
This week's focus will be on proper socialization, from light to heavy traffic areas with dogs and people. In the category of puppies, we will cover foundational training and methods which will set them up for success. In the category of adult dogs, we will cover the elimination of bad behaviors, and how to create positive behaviors.
WEEK 3: PC Pack Structure
What is proper pack structure? We will discuss multiple dog households to single dog homes. Covering the do's and do nots of pack structure.
WEEK 4: Motivating Behaviors
Focusing on the use of positive reinforcement including; treats, toys, praise (physical and vocal), and when and how to use this training method to shape behaviors from puppy to adult.
WEEK 5: Correcting Behaviors
This week will cover the variety of corrections and tools that are used depending on the dog's personality.
WEEK 6: The Balance
In all dogs lives there must be balance, this week we will cover how to create a funand healthy relationship with your dog
WEEK 7: Real World Generalization
Until this point most training is probably done in a controlled environment with distractions the dogs are used to. This week, we will take their training to the real world and work our balanced approach in new places.
WEEK 8: THE REVIEW
For this week's class, we will compile and review everything we have learned thus far in preparation for the final assessment test. All students will be given their final assessment and will be required to complete and turn in their assessment by the next week.
THE CHECK IN AND COMMENCEMENT OF TRAINING:
Students will be given a schedule to choose their date and time for testing.
These will be 1 on 1 Skype/Facetime calls with each student going over their body of work for the course.
*****Syllabus must be signed a week after signing up for classes. No refunds will be issued at anytime before or after classes start.*****