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Course Description

Advanced Training for Man's Best Friend – Going Beyond the Basics of Dog Training


Going beyond the basics of sit, come and stay, advanced dog training 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.


Throughout this course, we'll dive into the advanced 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 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.


After covering methodology, you'll discover what it takes for a dog to develop into a working dog like a seeing eye, police, or search and rescue dog. For those with a competitive nature, we'll discuss different levels of competition including conformation (dog shows), tracking training, and agility. And why would you have a dog if you couldn't teach him some fun tricks and games so you can show him off to your friends and family!


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!

Course Requirements

There are no requirements for this course other than a high school reading level.

Course Topics



A.   Types of breeds,

B.   Overview of Basic & Advanced Commands,

C.   Competition,


A.   Basic Dog Intelligence,

B.   Levels of Intelligence,

C.   Choosing the Right Breed to Train,


A.   Stop,

B.   Steady,

C.   Back up,

D.   Give,

E.   Leave It, Take It,

F.    Others,


A.   Knowing when the time is right,

B.   Behavioral Training,

C.   Techniques,


A.   What is it?,

B.   Clicker vs. Voice Training,


A.   What is the Concept,

B.   Main Philosophies/Tips,


A.   Service,

B.   Police,

C.   Search & rescue,

D.   Therapy,

E.   Herding & Hunting,


A.   Conformation,

B.   Tracking Training,

C.   Agility,

IX.          FUN TRICKS & GAMES,

A.   Bow,

B.   Roll Over,

C.   Over,

D.   Through the Hoop,

E.   The Four-Footed Fax,

F.    Wiggle, Giggle, Freeze,

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in this course.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know and identify a particular dog's intelligence.
  • Describe advanced commands In detail.
  • Know what is required for off-lead training.
  • Demonstrate clicker training.
  • Know how to work with 'Working Dogs'.
  • Know fun dog sports, tricks and games, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment2
Lesson 1: History of Dog Training13
Lesson 2: Dog intelligence15
Lesson 3 Assignment2
Lesson 3: Advanced Commands In Detail14
Lesson 4: Off-lead Training12
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Lesson 5: Clicker Training14
Lesson 6: Monks Of New Skete Training Theory13
Lesson 7 Assignment2
Lesson 7: Working Dog Training13
Lesson 8 Assignment2
Lesson 8: Dog Sports13
Lesson 9 Assignment2
Lesson 9: Fun Tricks And Games10
The Final Exam42
Total Points:172

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