Marker Mastery ™

Basic Marker Mastery ™

An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training

This Positive Reinforcement program is designed to deepen the bond between you and your dog while equipping you with the effective training techniques essential for every dog owner. This approach rewards desired behaviors with treats, praise, clickers, etc. By marking good behavior with rewards, we encourage and reinforce that behavior. This fosters a loving and trusting relationship between the owner and their dog. We always strive to create a harmonious and positive environment for both the dog and their owner.

Effective Marker Training Techniques

Learn the secrets behind this successful training approach, teaching them to respond to markers for commands like “Come,” “Sit,” and “Place,” ensuring a well-behaved dog in any situation.

Strategies for Enhancing Focus & Control

Discover how to capture your dog’s attention and maintain their obedience in various environments, making every interaction more enjoyable and stress-free.

Building a Stronger Bond

Strengthen the connection between you and your dog through clear communication and mutual understanding, fostering a deeper, more fulfilling relationship.

Program Details

Course Highlights:

  • Foundation Training: Establish basic obedience with the “Come” and “Sit” commands.
  • Command Proficiency: Elevate your dog’s behavior management through the “Place” command.
  • Advanced Techniques: Refine heeling and treat training using the specially designed OLK9 Slip Lead.
  • Comprehensive Review: Recapitulate all commands learned and focus on enhancing distance control.

Program Structure & Preparation:

  • Duration: Four transformative training sessions, each lasting 60 minutes.
  • Fasting Requirement: Dogs attending morning sessions should fast to maintain focus during training.
  • Trainer’s Equipment: Equipped with top-notch treats and OLK9 training tools for effective training sessions.

Course Inclusions:

  • Training Tools: Receive an OLK9 Clicker, Slip Lead, and a 15-Foot Leash as part of your comprehensive course materials.

Session Breakdown:

Reserve your place in the Basic Marker Mastery™ today and embark on a transformative journey in dog training.

Marker Mastery

4 Week Program
$ 500
  • Four 1-Hour Sessions
  • Reward-Based Training Methods​
  • Introduction to "Come" and "Sit"
  • Learning the "Place" Command
  • Intro to the OLK9 Slip Lead and Loose-Leash Walking
  • 15' Leash, Clicker & Slip Lead Included!​

Benefits of our Basic Marker Mastery ™ Training

Are you ready to unlock a new dimension of communication and understanding with your dog? Imagine a world where your furry friend seamlessly responds to your cues, creating a harmonious and respectful partnership.Picture yourself entering a room, and with a simple command, your dog gracefully assumes their designated spot, radiating confidence and calmness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program considered "Purely Positive "?

“Purely Positive” dog training is a training method that focuses solely on positive reinforcement and rewards, without any use of punishment or correction. We prefer to use “Positive Reinforcement,” as we reinforce good behavior with praise, treats, or other positive stimuli. However, unlike “Purely Positive” training, we will address dangerous or bad behavior if necessary. If your dog likes to chase cars on busy streets, we certainly don’t want to ignore that behavior.

What's the difference between Clicker & Marker Training?

Clicker training and marker training are both forms of positive reinforcement training. Still, they differ in the specific type of “marker” used to communicate to the dog that it has performed the desired behavior. A “marker” can be a verbal cue like a “YES!” Clicker training is just what it sounds like: a clicker marks the exact moment a dog performs the desired behavior. The choice between the two often comes down to personal preference and the dog’s specific needs.

Who is this program designed for ?

This program is for any dog owner who is ready to begin their pup’s dog training journey with an early introduction to basic obedience commands. It is also perfect for dog owners who aren’t yet comfortable with e-collar training or other traditional balanced dog training methods.

What rewards are used in positive reinforcement training?

We use different training rewards for different dogs. Treats are the most commonly used reward in positive reinforcement training as they are highly motivating for most pups. But we may also use clickers, toys, verbal praise, playtime, etc.

Is there an age requirement or breed restriction?

Although there is no specific age requirement, if you have a new puppy, you should call us first so we can decide together the best time to get your puppy started.

How to I get started with this program?

Client Success Stories

satisfied customers have seen remarkable changes in their dog's behavior & composure

I was a little nervous about the E Collar at first because my boy is a Service Dog but we've had issues with reactivity in public. But he took to his training 100% better than I imagined. Tyla was so wonderful with him for the 2 week board and train and did things with him I never thought possible given his past history. I also loved how informed she kept me everyday with the pictures videos and reports of his progress and things they were working on.
Lauren B.
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We just finished up with our 2 week board and train for our Boxer Leia. Our trainer was Lauren and she was AMAZING!!! We could see that she genuinely cared for our dog and loves what she does. Everyday she sent us very detailed reports, lots of pictures, and videos. Our girl was spoiled rotten while she was going through training, and we are so impressed with everything Leia has accomplished thus far.
Shana P.
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Our Trainer, Tyla, was amazing! She always responded to any questions we had during the 2 week board and train. We felt our dogs were safe and loved. The results are life changing for our family. The dogs can now go anywhere with us and we are so grateful for that! We highly recommend K-9 Off Leash Training.
Jessica J.
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Our one year old golden retrievers, Puck and Ruth, spent two weeks with trainer Ginny. They came home to us as different dogs. They no longer jump on us, they don’t pull on our walks (prior to this our 85 lb Ruth was easily able to knock me down on walks) and they don’t try to snatch food off of counters when I step away. We’ve been able to take all of the baby gates down which were strategically placed throughout the house.
Julie M
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I have to start saying that Chopin was an impossible dog. He saw 2 trainers before and they were not change at all. I also have to say that I got very bad experiences with trainers that hit my dog and I could tell. My dog look thinner and very sad. But that wasn’t the case with Eric from Off Leash K9 training. Eric was very comprehensive of all Chopin’s needs. When I picked up Chopin from this training. He was a complete different dog.
Maira C.
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Shawn was amazing with them. He sent me fantastic pics and videos while he had them, and updates on progress. The fact that he had them walking off leash and neither were running off, was astounding to me. I haven't tried that - yet - but when the weather is better we are going to continue leash training on some hikes. And maybe now I won't have to pull them off trail every time we pass another person.
Shelley C.
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