Professional dog trainer Ben Kersen will be teaching a two week course in Sacramento this February. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry! Ben has been training dogs for three decades and runs a highly esteemed Professional Dog Trainers Program at his facility in Victoria, BC, Canada. His school is the first and only government accredited institute for professional dog trainers in Canada. Ben and his Wonderdogs have made news across North America with his action packed trick and Frisbee entertainment, feature shows on radio, TV commercials, and TV programs. Learn more by visiting his website or checking out his video clips featured on youtube.
This seminar is geared towards those serious about dog training. This includes those interested in starting a professional career, expanding their current level of information and skills, or those wanting to take their dog's training to exceptional heights very quickly. The seminar will run full-time Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm for two weeks. It will focus on the two most relevant areas in the industry: obedience (week one) and resolving problem behaviors (week two).
Week One obedience curricula (beginning-advanced obedience):
Walking Exercise Complete on leash control (with no pulling) Complete off-leash control in any situation
Sit Command Hand Signal Only Voice Only Holding position under heavy distraction (using toys, treats, dogs, people) Holding position from 600+ feet
Down Command Hand Signal Only Voice Only Holding position under heavy distraction (using toys, treats, dogs, people) Holding position from 600+ feet Indefinite Long Down (1 hour +) Invisible Down Command
Come Command Hand Signal Only Voice Only While Playing (with a person, a toy or another dog) Response from 600+ feet Response under heavy distraction Invisible Come Command
Heel Command On and Off-Leash Straight Heel Jot-outs Fast and slow Start/Stop with automatic Sit Circle right and left 90 degree right and left turn 180 degree right and left turn Third degree Automatic Heel (hand signal, no voice) Zig Zags Tight circle right and left Heel hand signal only - from a distance Heel on the spot - right and left About turn - towards dog Reverse Heel Finish on Heel
Stand Command Hand Signal Only Voice Only
Down to Sit Command Hand Signal Only Voice Only
•Housebreaking problems •Excessive barking •Destructive chewing •Jumping on people and furniture •Dominance-related aggression •Aggression towards adults •Aggression towards children •Aggression towards dogs and other animals •Digging •Separation Anxiety •Fear and phobias •Fence jumping •Car sickness •Car chasing •Stealing food and/or begging for food •Door dashing •Hyperactive behaviour •Submissive and hyperactive urination
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, get more info, or ask questions, please email us.