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Raising Your Puppy with Michael Ellis

Length: 6 Hours, 50 Minutes • Released 01-13-2017

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Regardless of your ultimate training goals, everything must start with how we raise our puppies. How do we interact with them at a young age while they learn what is appropriate behavior? How do we teach our young dogs how to live in our home? How do we develop the drives needed to train in specific disciplines? In this DVD, world-renowned dog trainer, Michael Ellis, will teach you exactly how he does just that.

The DVD starts off with how to select and pick your next puppy. From there, we will dive straight into bringing your puppy home, management, and socialization. Michael covers everything including how to set up your home, how to prepare your puppy for veterinary visits, and how to successfully live with a working dog in your home. A common misconception in the dog training world is that working dogs cannot live in your home and still perform at the highest level. Michael will dispel that myth with personal experience and examples. You will also learn how to introduce the home to your dog and separate it from the rest of their formal training regimen.

Management and Socialization are probably the two most important aspects of puppy development. By implementing good management techniques, you will create a dog that understands what rules and expectations are expected to be followed. The socialization methods taught in this DVD are going to teach you how to develop a dog who is confident and able to work in any environment under distractions.

By understanding and identifying early developmental periods, you are going to be able to set your puppy up for success by preventing unwanted behavioral issues. This is all done by implementing proper management and socialization routines. However, first you must understand what to look for at specific times within your puppy’s critical developmental periods.

You will learn to begin using engagement techniques with your puppy at a very young age. This is going to allow you to develop an adult dog that wants to be with you and wants what you have. During our engagement work, we will begin the first step in our recall training process. This step is the restrained recall. This simple training exercise has countless benefits to our relationship with our dog and the quality of our formal recall later down the road. By the end of the DVD, Michael will also teach you the next several steps toward training a solid recall command.

In the second half of the DVD, Michael will cover how to begin training behaviors and develop necessary drives. Using operant and classical conditioning, you will learn the basic learning theory behind Michael’s entire training methodology. From there, you will learn how to apply that theory into a marker training system. Michael will teach how to shape 2 basic behaviors using luring. This work will transfer straight into Michael’s core DVD, The Power of Training dogs with Food.

Developing play drive is an import part of our puppy’s development. When developed properly as a puppy, utilizing play as a reward with our adult dogs has huge benefits to the quality of our training. Not only our ability to use it as high value rewards, but also our ability to keep our dog’s attention through extremely difficult distractions. The play chapter in this DVD is extensive. You will learn food play techniques, toy play techniques, and restrained play techniques. You are also going to learn how each of these techniques play on each other to create a finished product of an adult dog who not only loves to play as a reward, but also understands the rules of play and how to play with their handler. You will learn how to transfer food games into tugging games, how to back chain retrieving behavior from tugging behavior, and how to use restraint to build drive and muscle memory.

Our original goal for Michael Ellis’ puppy DVD was to create a shorter, 2-3 hour DVD on simple management techniques. However, once the project got underway, we quickly realized there was far too much that we wanted to cover. We ended up with a 2-disk set containing just shy of 7 hours of training material. This DVD is going to give you the training skills you need to develop your puppy into an active training partner.

DVD Chapters:

  1. How to Pick a Puppy
  2. Bringing the Puppy Home
  3. Management
  4. Socialization
  5. Critical Developmental Periods
  6. Handling Skills
  7. Redirection
  8. Learning Theory
  9. Engagement & Restrained Recalls
  10. Luring
  11. Behavior Creation
  12. Play
  13. Environmental Conditioning
  14. Recall Progression
  15. Aversives with Puppies
  16. Where to go from Here


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Raising Your Puppy with Michael Ellis

Posted: 01-13-2017 • Length: 6 Hours, 50 Minutes
Categories: Michael Ellis

Regardless of your ultimate training goals, everything must start with how we raise our puppies. How do we interact with them at a young age while they learn what is appropriate behavior? How do we teach our young dogs how to live in our home? How do we develop the drives needed to train in specific disciplines? In this DVD, world-renowned dog trainer, Michael Ellis, will teach you exactly how he does just that.

The DVD starts off with how to select and pick your next puppy. From there, we will dive straight into bringing your puppy home, management, and socialization. Michael covers everything including how to set up your home, how to prepare your puppy for veterinary visits, and how to successfully live with a working dog in your home. A common misconception in the dog training world is that working dogs cannot live in your home and still perform at the highest level. Michael will dispel that myth with personal experience and examples. You will also learn how to introduce the home to your dog and separate it from the rest of their formal training regimen.

Management and Socialization are probably the two most important aspects of puppy development. By implementing good management techniques, you will create a dog that understands what rules and expectations are expected to be followed. The socialization methods taught in this DVD are going to teach you how to develop a dog who is confident and able to work in any environment under distractions.

By understanding and identifying early developmental periods, you are going to be able to set your puppy up for success by preventing unwanted behavioral issues. This is all done by implementing proper management and socialization routines. However, first you must understand what to look for at specific times within your puppy’s critical developmental periods.

You will learn to begin using engagement techniques with your puppy at a very young age. This is going to allow you to develop an adult dog that wants to be with you and wants what you have. During our engagement work, we will begin the first step in our recall training process. This step is the restrained recall. This simple training exercise has countless benefits to our relationship with our dog and the quality of our formal recall later down the road. By the end of the DVD, Michael will also teach you the next several steps toward training a solid recall command.

In the second half of the DVD, Michael will cover how to begin training behaviors and develop necessary drives. Using operant and classical conditioning, you will learn the basic learning theory behind Michael’s entire training methodology. From there, you will learn how to apply that theory into a marker training system. Michael will teach how to shape 2 basic behaviors using luring. This work will transfer straight into Michael’s core DVD, The Power of Training dogs with Food.

Developing play drive is an import part of our puppy’s development. When developed properly as a puppy, utilizing play as a reward with our adult dogs has huge benefits to the quality of our training. Not only our ability to use it as high value rewards, but also our ability to keep our dog’s attention through extremely difficult distractions. The play chapter in this DVD is extensive. You will learn food play techniques, toy play techniques, and restrained play techniques. You are also going to learn how each of these techniques play on each other to create a finished product of an adult dog who not only loves to play as a reward, but also understands the rules of play and how to play with their handler. You will learn how to transfer food games into tugging games, how to back chain retrieving behavior from tugging behavior, and how to use restraint to build drive and muscle memory.

Our original goal for Michael Ellis’ puppy DVD was to create a shorter, 2-3 hour DVD on simple management techniques. However, once the project got underway, we quickly realized there was far too much that we wanted to cover. We ended up with a 2-disk set containing just shy of 7 hours of training material. This DVD is going to give you the training skills you need to develop your puppy into an active training partner.

DVD Chapters:

  1. How to Pick a Puppy
  2. Bringing the Puppy Home
  3. Management
  4. Socialization
  5. Critical Developmental Periods
  6. Handling Skills
  7. Redirection
  8. Learning Theory
  9. Engagement & Restrained Recalls
  10. Luring
  11. Behavior Creation
  12. Play
  13. Environmental Conditioning
  14. Recall Progression
  15. Aversives with Puppies
  16. Where to go from Here

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Ericserrano
5/5 stars

Excellent
Basic enough for any beginner
Well done Michael


zettish
5/5 stars

What a brilliant, brilliant Video. LOVE IT <3

Michael Ellis is great explaining not only why we should do what we do but also what benefits this will bring us later.

There is a great mix of theory, examples and detailed demonstrations.
I knew of the marker system in advance, yet got a couple of epiphanies during this Video.

This is the best training concept I have come across and this video is a fantastic starting point for a working puppy.

Thank you, Michael!

I wish I was in the States to attend your school, yet thanks to Leerburg at least it is possible to learn across the Atlantic.
I look forward to many more of Michaels videos.


djackson22
5/5 stars

I found this video to be incredibly helpful. Michael Ellis is a gifted presenter. Every single thing he covered in this video was well demonstrated, backed with great information about why, when, how, and what to do /not to do when doing these training exercises. I will definitely be purchasing more of his videos.


TruAblePup
5/5 stars

I have bought 4 courses/video on demand here on Leerburg. This one is by far the best. It can be referred to continually through training.

Very happy with the purchase!


etiennestuder
5/5 stars

We just got another puppy and watching this video was the best way to refresh what I had learnt from Michael while attending his classes in California some years ago. Good mixture of theory and examples. Michael is an amazing speaker and his system is very thoughtful and well reproducible. Highly recommendable!


idgie1234
5/5 stars

Excellent


FourPawsK9Training
5/5 stars

Loved it! Very informative and practical.


crtnygriffith
5/5 stars

Excellent information!


davidpasha
5/5 stars

Great!


teamrobert
5/5 stars

The video really demonstrated the concepts and techniques that Michael uses to develop puppies into champions. He also goes into detail how these exercises build onto future exercises as the puppy matures.
Also, the care that he shows for the puppies as he develops their play drive shows that you can humanely develop your puppy to a high degree, without harsh treatment.


meltheclan
5/5 stars

Michael's depth and breadth of experience is evident throughout this DVD; and coupled with his natural, friendly, humorous teaching style it makes this a thoroughly enjoyable and valuable resource.


Randyandconnie
5/5 stars

Excellent


robertcaufield
5/5 stars

thanks for insight


rottn1
5/5 stars

Awesome video! He explains everything so clearly. Anxious to try his methods with my new pup when I get her!


carlos57
5/5 stars

While I don't have my puppy yet, I wanted to get a head start by watching this DVD and becoming familiar with the principles Michael teaches. I found it very valuable and I gained an immense amount of knowledge.


Benitorojas25
5/5 stars

Very good video


Trilby
5/5 stars

Fantastic!


Ashen
5/5 stars

Excellent! Love the detail and explanations.


Bartosz
5/5 stars

Another Great video form Michael Ellis


jaymay75
5/5 stars

Great stuff


cybelutza
5/5 stars

Great information all over


meangene
5/5 stars

This makes perfect sense. Michael Knows what he is talking about and is able to communicate these principles extremely well. He keeps you engaged.


sharon14870
5/5 stars

Michael always comes through.


Naomicarroll2009
5/5 stars

Excellent. Highly recommend


BulldogsnSetters
5/5 stars

As usual..Michael Ellis' video here is phenomenal ! ( I LOVE the part of ""puppy tests""! )
I'm only part way into it, and loving every step. They are helpful, and 'step by step' so those of us, not in the competitive sport, can follow it. Thank you Michael and Leerburg. I'm hoping to compete ...in some venue, at some point. Probably only in the Ob aspect..but who knows?!


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