If you say "Yes!" to any of these questions, you will want to enroll in this course:
Do you love dogs? Are you getting a puppy?
Are you curious about Canine Social Development?
Desperately searching for the way to "get it right" next time?
Thinking, "Should I breed my own litter?"
Already a breeder and looking for ways to make your litters the best they can be?
Brenda Aloff draws from her experience in research and observation to teach you these skills.
This project has been such a joy! It has included 3 years of research, continuous observation and data collection.
Dog sports. Working Dog People. We are indeed a special - sometimes VERY special ; ) group of people. We are obsessed and we want to get it just right. How to make that happen right from the very start - the importance of building certain types of neural networks very early ... and how to get that job done.
This course reviews the true story of four puppies, numerous other species and some humans, all thrown together, with cameras. It covers what happens when it happens in the real world.
Why "Puppy Chronicles 1"?
This is such an awesome opportunity! Especially if you are a dog nerd. I collected data on the body language as it appeared in each puppy. I obsessed about the organization of the material into the Sensitive Development Stages. I included articles and research about vision, hearing, temperatures…..you name it. Here it is: Step-by-step what we did during each of those Sensitive Development Stages and WHY it needed to be done in that time frame.
This is not just for Breeders. In fact, it is for the dog-obsessed, those of us who are so in love with this species that we want to know everything about it.
You will never look at dogs - or your dog! - the same ... not once you have taken onboard the knowledge that I am going to share with you after 3 years of painstaking research and adding my lifetime (25+ years dog training) of animal training knowledge onto that.
Ever wonder how to choose the best puppy?Temperament Testing? What should you pay attention to when you are talking to a Breeder? Yup. We got all that covered, too.
Over a six-month period, you will be able to move through the lessons at your own pace - AND with my help. You will have access during live-via-web Coaching Calls with me, Brenda Aloff, throughout the entire six months. You will have access to previous calls, too (they are recorded!) so if you miss a call, no worries ... you won't lose out on the knowledge.
If you desire extra help, I offer a reduced-fee on phone and video consults to all my Virtual Dog Training Academy students.
Study and learn with written, audio and - best of all - video content. There are worksheets, too, to help you stay on course and organized. There is a private Facebook Group, open only to The Virtual Dog Training Academy students, for students to interact and continue to learn.
Getting a New Puppy?
I talk puppy people off the ledge all the time. Instead of enjoying this all-too-short and yet way-too-long stage, people spend the initial time with the new puppy excited, overwhelmed, frustrated and second-guessing themselves.They worry, they feel guilty, they wonder if they are up to the job.
Yes, YOU CAN BE up to the job, and we show you how.
For Nerds: What About the Science?
I cover that, too. With detailed looks at the different sensitive development stages. We specifically did a whole battery of protocols in order to make the puppies the best they could be when they went to their new homes.
You get the protocols in this course.
But more than that, I did loads of research on nature vs. nurture. What traits are inherited? What behavioural traits are changeable. What traits are you stuck with?
I talk a lot about desensitization and habituation. How do you use these to your advantage?
I get asked a lot of questions about how I handle this thing or that thing with my dogs. How do I live with my dogs? What mistakes do I make? Do I realize they are mistakes as I am making them? How do I clean up after my own training errors and mishaps?
What are those Critical Development Stages - and why are they such a big deal?
Sorting out the Science - I did it for you, you just get to enjoy learning it without all the perusal of rather dry tombs of research.
Join us, for a fun and very serious look at what Breeders can do to help puppies be the best they can be.
Brenda Aloff is an internationally recognized speaker, clinician and author.
Brenda published her first book in 2001 and has since added more books & DVDs, online courses and a certification program to teach Entry Level Classes. Canine Body Language earned a Maxwell award for Excellence in Dog Writing.
Bringing over 25 years of practical and “in the trenches” experience to the table, Brenda works primarily with problem dogs. She also counsels working dog and competition dog owners to improve dog performance, error reduction and how to enhance their relationships.
Brenda has taught thousands of group classes, from puppy to advanced competition to re-socialization classes for reactive dogs. She has worked with SAR teams and police officers at clinics and in private lessons, with scenting and working dogs.
A large percentage of her practice consists of dogs that are referred when other training techniques have been exhausted or failed. A high percentage of clientele consists of dogs with reactivity and/or aggression problems. Referrals come from other professional trainers as well as veterinarians.
Living with dogs is not always easy! Brenda knows the “problem dog” group well, having lived with several bad actors and delinquents herself. This allows her to bring an intimate knowledge of how to deal with dogs and what can be done to prevent problems from developing. Having worked & LIVED WITH a huge variety of rescue and problematic animals promotes her very unique way of dealing with clients. “I KNOW what the owners are going through. What owners of difficult dogs need is not sympathy, they need empathy and understanding and protocols that work!”
Bringing her knowledge of cross-training species to her dog training makes her approach unique and effective and above all humane and loving. Accustomed to outsmarting rather than forcing equines was a habit long before Brenda began training dogs professionally.
Brenda has kept sheep (including lambing). She is currently riding her 2 Morgans and 1 Lusitano and studying Classical Dressage in the French Tradition.
Much repeated phrases to students are: “Shut up! Stand Still. Let your dog THINK!” (said in a very loving way) “If that dog weighed 1000 pounds, you would be handling this situation much more carefully!”