Mike believes in non-corrective training. His training methods are based on his Integrated Victory Training/Behavior Thesis. As he says, you want to do "dog training", not "dog pulling".
We want to build a relationship with our dogs based on creating and rewarding positive behavior. If you want to train your dog the right way, this core skills obedience course is for you!
Here is a run-down of what the ACE Ultimate At-Home Obedience course contains:
Sit - the essential command that we need to begin and succeed with
Down - an extension of the sit
Stay - required when we want our dog to stay in one place
Recall - a simple way to teach your dog to come to you
Present - when your dog comes to you, what is he supposed to do? This is the answer
Autosit - a command that allows our dog to settle in a sit when you stop walking
Heel work - there are many ways to get a dog to stay "at heel". This is the easiest and kindest way
CANINE FIRST RESPONDER AND CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE
Why do you need a pet first aid course? Simply, to save a life.
If you are prepared for a medical emergency, there is a better chance you can pull the dog through. This ACE Canine First Responder and First Aid course is designed to help guide you through what to do if faced with an emergency involving your four-legged friend. It is emergency preparedness at its best. You will learn what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do.
It is valid for 6 hours CE through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
My wish is to save lives. If you have the same goal, you can do it by learning this material. If you work with dogs, this will show your clients that you care and that you can help out if an emergency arises with their companions in your care.
This course consists of written notes, over four hours of webinars, and it finishes with a certification examination.
It will look good in your resume!
OF SHELTER AND RESCUE CARE CERTIFICATION
The Essentials of Shelter and Rescue Care was our inaugural course at ACE. This course arose because of our passions. We wanted to help the animals and there was no better way than providing information to the people on the front lines at shelters and rescue organizations.
We put together a curriculum and then launched the program by teaching it to the SPCA shelter in Port Alberni.
This course consists of seven webinars with over 95 minutes of instruction. In these, you will get obedience lessons geared to the shelter dog – the one who needs training from the ground up. Of course, all the techniques are non-corrective. Only positive methods are used. None of that dominant stuff.
As well, there is a written part to each of the eight lessons. What do we cover? Lots. Let’s highlight a few things.
Behavior. In dogs, we look at fighting, barking, separation anxiety, fear and anxiety, as well as prey drive. In cats, housesoiling and aggression are the topics. For both, we have a behavioral assessment that can help you figure out what your challenges are.
For dogs, Mike has put together a comprehensive set of exercises that you can use to launch your teaching and train from the ground up.
Dr. Jeff looks at the medical needs of cats and dogs. What diseases are an issue in rescued/sheltered dogs? How can you prevent them? What vaccines are needed? How can you recognize pain in the animals you are looking after?
Finally, we have included a section on compassion fatigue. We know you are dedicated and we want you to be able to work in the field for many more years. Recognizing what pressure can do to you can help you avoid this debilitating problem.
There are many more topics and the detail is astounding! When you pass the examination at the end (you need 80% to do that), you obtain a certificate for 24 hours of education. It shows your commitment to the animals. If you need any additional attempts at the examination, retakes are available.
If your dog is next to a road or looking at a rabbit in the park, can you ask him to stay? Would it be reliable?
Many dog owners struggle with this one command, but it doesn't have to be that way. Mike gives you seven easy-to-follow lessons where each builds on the one before.
You will start with looking at the visual and auditory command for the STAY . Also, why we look at beginning the exercise with a regular sit.
Over the seven webinars, we build on the STAY from a second or two to one that can last minutes! As well, it can also work when you are out of sight.
The end result is a reliable STAY that you can be proud of that will also enhance the safety for your dog.
If your dog graded his relationship with you, would you pass? Many dog owners struggle with getting their dog to come back to them when called. This is because we typically forget what the recall command actually means to our dogs.
You’ve seen dogs who return immediately to their owners when asked, no matter what else is going on. If you think they are superstars, you are wrong. They are just normal dogs responding to well cultivated relationship. Your dog can do this too! Let us educate you so you can educate your dog with our Ultimate Recall Course.
If you really want your dog to come when called, these seven recall webinars will guide you to success. Watch the webinars at your own pace. Do the work, practice the theories, and in no time at all, you will be the ultimate trainer your dog needs!
Why would you want your dog on the treadmill?
You could exercise your dog without going out. You might want to drain physical and psychological energy, making training easier for behavior issues.
You can even use it to teach your dog how to heel on the walk. In this course, learn what equipment you need, how to get you dog on the treadmill safely, and how to manage and motivate your dog on a treadmill.