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Course Description

Throughout this course, we'll dive into the world of dog training, first by starting off with a bit of dog training history and breed recognition, which will offer insight to breeds' intelligence. You'll not only learn basic dog training guides, but also learn the common advanced commands like stop, steady, back up, and give, and then determine whether or not you and Fido are ready for Off-Lead Training, which can be fun and tedious at the same time. We'll explore various methods of advanced training including Clicker Training and the theory of the Monks of New Skete.


This course will train you above and beyond the basics of sit, come and stay, to show you dog training that includes understanding your dog in dog terms. By knowing the traits of your dog's breed and taking full advantage of the attributes of that breed, you will create a fulfilling and fun relationship with your furry friend.
  Topics Include:
  • The Importance of Dog Training
  • History Of Dog Training
  • Dog Intelligence
  • Setting the Stage for Training
  • Becoming a Master
  • Sit, Shake and Play Dead
  • Simple Solutions to Problematic Behaviors
  • Advanced Commands In Detail
  • Off-Lead Training
  • Clicker Training
  • Monks Of New Skete Training Theory
  • Working Dog Training
  • Dog Sports
  • Fun Tricks And Games
  • Training Programs & Approaches You Can Put Into Practice
  • Organizations And Clubs
  • Where to Turn: Additional Dog Training Resources


Toward the end of the course you'll learn more about some of the advanced tricks like bow, roll over, through the hoop, the four-footed fax, and wiggle, giggle, freeze! Lastly, if you're still yearning for more information about your dog's breed, where to find competitions or more training information, we'll talk about the major dog clubs and organizations that exist today. Grab a bag of treats, your leash and your pooch, it's time to have some good ol' barkin' fun!
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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: The Importance of Dog Training

    This lesson discusses the benefits and rewards that come from training your dog.
  • Lesson 2: History Of Dog Training

    Know your breed and its capabilities. Some breeds simply are more trainable than others.
  • Lesson 3: Dog Intelligence

    The capacity to learn basic obedience is inherent in all dogs. Dogs want to learn; you simply need to give them the tools and structure to do so.
  • Lesson 4: Setting the Stage for Training

    This lesson teaches you how to gauge your dog's personality and the tools needed to start training him.
  • Lesson 5: Becoming a Master: Mastering the Basics of Dog Training

    In this lesson, we will discuss leash training, chewing habits, and housetraining.
  • Lesson 6: Sit, Shake, and Play Dead: Tips for Successful Trick Training

    This lesson will teach you how to train your dog to fetch, shake hands, and perform other basic tricks.
  • Lesson 7: Angry, Annoying, or Aggressive Dog? Simple Solutions to Problematic Behaviors

    This lesson discusses how to control some of your dog's bad habits, including barking and running away.
  • Lesson 8: Advanced Commands In Detail

    Advanced training, or obedience training, usually refers to going above and beyond the basic training of commands like sit, down, stay, heel, and come, to high level competitions with the American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club.
  • Lesson 9: Off-lead Training

    There are a few tools to use and they simple promote the act of graduating from one very short walking leash, to a long leash or line to ultimately off-lead fun.
  • Lesson 10: Clicker Training

    When it comes to training equipment, the clicker has taken the accessories market by storm and has become one of the most popular methods of positive reinforcement training in recent years.
  • Lesson 11: Monks of New Skete Training Theory

    Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train according to a unique program based on understanding canine behavior and enhancing the bond between the dog and the owner.
  • Lesson 12: Working Dog Training

    Many dogs today are put to work, assisting both professionally and personally in the day-to-day life of others.
  • Lesson 13: Dog Sports

    Whether it is advanced training for play, competitive sports, or dog showing, the specialties mentioned in this lesson are some of the most common.
  • Lesson 14: Fun Tricks and Games

    Cool tricks to teach your dog to impress all your friends!
  • Lesson 15: Training Programs amd Approaches You Can Put into Practice

    This lesson discusses the difference between positive reinforcement and punishment.
  • Lesson 16: Organizations and Clubs

    There are many clubs across the country and some that span the globe, all offering specific and useful information about your dog's breed.
  • Lesson 17: Where to Turn: Additional Dog Training Resources

    Here are some books and additional web sites that will help you with training your dog.
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Course Title: Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques
Course Number: 7550117
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $90.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the history of dog training.
  • Compare and contrast different types of dog intelligence among different species.
  • Summarize the proper environment for making dog training conducive.
  • Summarize the methods used to train your dog to follow the basic commands.
  • Describe methods for training your dog to sit, shake, and play dead.
  • Describe methods for reducing annoying or problematic dog behaviors.
  • Summarize advanced commands.
  • Describe procedures and benefits of off-lead training.
  • Describe procedures and benefits of clicker training.
  • Describe the Monks of New Skete Training Theory.
  • Summarize working dog training, dog sports, tricks, and games, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Assignment 1: Your GoalsAssignment5
Exam 1: The Importance of Dog TrainingExam9
Assignment 2: Beginning CommandsAssignment10
Exam 2: History of Dog TrainingExam12
Assignment 3: Dog IntelligenceAssignment20
Exam 3: Dog intelligenceExam15
Assignment 4: The Ideal DogAssignment5
Exam 4: Setting the Stage for TrainingExam10
Assignment 5: Your PlanAssignment5
Exam 5: Becoming a MasterExam10
Assignment 6: Develop a Training PlanAssignment5
Exam 6: Tips for Successful Trick TrainingExam10
Exam 7: Angry, Annoying or Agressive Dog SolutionsExam10
Assignment 8: Advanced CommandsAssignment25
Exam 8: Advanced Commands In DetailExam14
Assignment 9: Off-Lead TrainingAssignment25
Exam 9: Off-lead TrainingExam13
Assignment 10: Clicker TrainingAssignment25
Exam 10: Clicker TrainingExam15
Assignment 11: New Skete TrainingAssignment25
Exam 11: Monks Of New Skete Training TheoryExam13
Assignment 12: Working Dog TrainingAssignment25
Exam 12: Working Dog TrainingExam14
Assignment 13: Dog SportsAssignment25
Exam 13: Dog SportsExam13
Assignment 14: Fun Tricks and GamesAssignment25
Exam 14: Fun Tricks And GamesExam10
Assignment 15: Using Negative ReinforcementAssignment5
Exam 15: Training Programs & ApproachesExam8
Assignment 16: Organizations and ClubsAssignment25
The Final ExamExam42
Total Points:473

Student Testimonials

  • "What was most helpful was the behavior issues, understanding command words, and becoming pack leader. I was a great help for me and my dog. Being a pet sitter, also helped with becoming a pack leader." -- Karen T.
  • "It was a great class, my instructor very nice, very helpful, and Always there for me. I feel like I know her. She gave a lot of positive reinforcement and made me feel like she was working with me, and in my cornor. She answered all my questions, and I hope she is the instructor in my next class." -- Bonnie G.

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