Daureen - there are a number on online training classes that you can do.... Here is an excerpt from a very close friend (that we placed a pup with many years ago when she was looking for a new bitch for her pack, she is a breeder and also has raised show/performance/obedience Basenjis and throw in one Border Terrier... LOL) that I asked her for these suggests for a recent puppy owner of one of our litter from December... bit long but great information
Hi, yes! I have been concerned about my puppy buyers as well, no kindergarten classes for who knows how long. Here are some options I sent them just this week. One is a FB live chat that starts in just 12 min! (will be available for replay of course).
Wed night problem solving chats with Sarah Stremming: 5 pm on FB https://www.facebook.com/thecognitivecanine/
This week she's going to focus on socializing puppies during COVID-19. In a future week she's going to do crate training, and another week she'll do nails, etc. She's doing this on a donation basis - free unless you want to send her some $.
Here is an affordable puppy class that is not just auditing but an actual weekly online class. I know Helen, she knows Basenjis, a She's limiting it to 4 students, it starts NEXT Wed - She's fixing her website because it says Thursdays. She was going to start tonight but didn't get the word out early enough. I actually really hope you choose this. https://www.redmondpuppytraining.com/remote-video-training-1?fbclid=IwAR0GGbgWGFCSZwZTLpNyaitH1MRDlSRcREsvBPfTA2mv-CTinUVyGxbadi0
I like this - digestible short lessons, search podcasts by topics for behavior problem solving ideas https://www.playtimepaws.com/new-puppy-podcast/
MadCap University / Puppy Culture
This is a free 4 week course that started last weekend by one of the best known puppy raisers in the world, and she set this up for free BECAUSE puppy classes are being cancelled everywhere. You have to set up an account and go through the "shop" and click all the buttons to "purchase" the class, but then they do not even take a credit card.
She knows her stuff very well, but as a course it seems slow to get started and maybe too much talking, but the rationale behind everything is worth listening to. Perhaps Week 2 will have more content, I haven't watched it yet. Future weeks you can catch it live and ask questions.
Foundation trick training workshop - $30, video released Apr 5, watch at your leisure, submit any written questions by next sunday Apr 12, then watch the feedback video after Apr 19th. I like this because she goes over the basics of how to get / teach behavior that is really applicable to anything, and it's jam packed with things to do with your puppy. : https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/courses/26694
Here is a free ebook by a collection of the instructors at Fenzi - I take A LOT of classes from Fenzi - again you can search by subject: https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/self-study/growing-up-fdsa-free-ebook
If you look through the online classes at Fenzi and have any questions let me know. There is also a puppy class in "self study" called Baby Genius - just look at the sample lectures to get an idea.
Finally, Below are links to a variety of training videos of Clover (currently 12 weeks) and I, and I try to narrate how I teach it. I will make a point to keep posting skill training videos publicly as long as it's helping someone. Normally I wouldn't post public videos, so if you see something embarassing or comprises my privacy that I should take down let me know. I'm adding more content as I train my own puppy
It's Yer Choice - teaching self control: https://youtu.be/UzVNz4v7_0Q
Get on a Platform - https://youtu.be/RJx9sXMG_VI
Hand Touches - https://youtu.be/83eOvI0J_Zs
Go to a mat - https://youtu.be/kcOW5cCqiHc
Learning name, and Up-Down - https://youtu.be/uCcqqz-NcCc
Teaching Down - https://youtu.be/sqTaX7hSFNM
Chin Rest - another self control skill - https://youtu.be/S46imZqM13w
Beginning Recall https://youtu.be/ezujYVDrGpc
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