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 clear communication through marker conditioning, utilizing a “pressure on, pressure off” approach with slip leads and a reward system while introducing loose leash walking.
  • Command Proficiency: Develop basic obedience skills with the “Come” and “Sit” commands.
  • Advanced Techniques: Enhance your dog’s behavior management by incorporating the “Place” command.
  • Comprehensive Review: Revisit all commands taught and focus on improving 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
$ 485
  • 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?

The best way to contact us is to call us or fill out the contact form below.

Client Success Stories

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

"K9 Off leash was a great experience for us and our dog, Barkley. Chris took charge right from the beginning which helped us feel very comfortable leaving our dog in his hands for two week. Barkley has never minded so well and he is getting better all the time. We recommend Chris 100% - try him - you will be amazed with the results!"
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"Our puppy's trainer, Lori, was great! We got daily updates with photos and videos so we could see how she was progressing. In just 2 weeks we saw a dramatic improvement in our dog's behavior. We know she was in good hands--she came back happy and healthy, and much more receptive when giving commands. Definitely would recommend!"
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"We sent Lucky, our Berner, to Lori Miller for boarding and training. When we got her back in two weeks, Lucky was a different dog. She heels on a loose leash, obeys commands and she’s cheerful about it. We’re pleased and we’d recommend Lori to any dog owner."
Marshall C.
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"Our GSP did the two week board and train with Megan who was fantastic. He needed a refresher recently (solely due to our lack of follow through) and Chris was so helpful! Chris gave us some great tips and in no time he was back in the swing of things. Highly recommend OLK9, ask for Megan and Chris!"
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"Megan was awesome with our Malinois. He came back to us with the same personality, but WAY better trained! We love that we got daily updates with pictures about his progress for the entirely of the 2 week program. We are excited for our Malinois to be able to experience more of life with us."
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"We had Audrey who was the most amazing trainer we could have asked for. Our Corso was with her for 3 weeks and she did an amazing job. We get compliments all the time on how well behaved our boy is. We just got our new puppy who is also a corso and we will be requesting her."
Jamie M.
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