Basic Puppy Obedience Training Videos

Step 1: Target Training Using Positive Reinforcement

 

In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to teach your puppy to recall to a target using positive reinforcement and a secondary reinforcer, a clicker. This is the first step in a series of puppy training basics. Although we put these videos in a sequence, you can certainly train your dog out of sequence. And it is never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!

Clicker Training

In this video we show the proper way to use a clicker to start training your brand new puppy important commands like "here".


Step 2:  Collar Conditioning to Target

In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to build on Step 1 (target training using positive reinforcement) by introducing mild negative reinforcement (a vibration collar, DT Systems Micro-iDT collar). This is a great way to start collar conditioning your puppy.

Vibrate Condition to Here

In this video we show how we use DT Systems 1820 H20 collar to vibrate condition a young puppy to "here". This is very easy on the dogs and can be started with puppies at quite a young age!


Step 3:  Teaching “Sit” with Positive Reinforcement

In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to teach "sit" to your puppy using positive reinforcement (food reward), along with a secondary reinforcer (a training clicker).


Step 4:  Collar Conditioning to “Sit”

In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to build on Steps 1-3 (target & sit training) by introducing mild negative reinforcement (a vibration collar, DT Systems Micro-iDT collar). This is a great way to start collar conditioning your puppy.


Step 5:  Crate Training with Positive Reinforcement

In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to build on Steps 1-4 (target & sit training). This video focuses on crate or "kennel" training using positive reinforcement (food reward), along with a secondary reinforcer (a training clicker).


Step 6:  Collar Conditioning to Kennel

In this video Chad Hines with Willow Creek Kennels shows you how to build on Steps 1-5 (target, sit and crate training). This video focuses on crate or "kennel" training using positive reinforcement along with a mild negative reinforcement (a vibration collar, DT Systems Micro-iDT collar). This is a great way to start collar conditioning your puppy.