Brain Training for Dogs is a online dog training program created by Adrienne Farricelli. It is a science based force free training program that engages dog on a mental level. By engaging dog in physical activity along with mental activity, it aims to bring out the hidden intelligence inside dog. Why? Because smarter dogs are easier to train bad behavior out.
Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant with more than a decade of professional experience. She holds dual certification in dog training. She obtained certification by the Italian Association for Dog Trainers and Canine Consultants after undergoing more than 200 hours of apprenticeship under a master dog trainer in 2010.
She also became certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA®) in the United States after teaching basic and advanced obedience classes in Missouri and spending the summer teaching Canine Musical Freestyle.
Her work has appeared in Daily Puppy, Nest Pets, Paw Nation and eHows. Also on print publications such as USA Today, Everydog magazine and the APDT Chronicle of the Dog
What is force free dog training?
It is a training that focuses on positive reinforcement of desirable behavior. Dog is given treat or praise immediately after desired behavior occurs such that dog is more likely to repeat such behavior in future again.
Force free training avoids physically hurting the dog. This allows you to train your dog in a safe environment without the guilt of hitting or scaring your dog. Inducing dog to physical punishment can result in dog fearing you, avoid trying new things, mistrust new people,anxiety and most importantly it is inhumane and cruel.
What is inside the course?
The program starts with an introductory Obedience lessons. In this section, you will be learning basic commands like sit,lie down, drop it, take it and leave it. It is important to master the basics mentioned in Obedience lessons before moving on to other chapters because later chapter requires the dog to have skills taught in Obedience lessons.
After Obedience lessons, there are 7 modules.
- Elementary school
- High school
Each module has 3 brain games so in total there are 21 games with video made for each training games. Level of difficulty and complexity increase as you progress through the module.
Structure of Module
First it talks about the objective and aim of the lesson and the supplies needed for the lesson.
After that there is ‘How to train’ section with step by step guide. It contains picture examples and video guide that shows Adrienne and her dog completing the challenge.
Completing the challenges can be difficult even with an illustrated examples and video guide.But don’t panic. Every module has troubleshooting section that deals with any issues you have in completing the training challenges.
Finally, an exam to test the mastery of game activity by your dog. They can earn a grade from A to F. Grading system will help you make informed decision if your dog is ready to move on to next module. Do not worry if your dog does not pass the exam right away. Every dog learns thing in their own pace. With patience and commitment, your dog will be able to pass the exam and also you can always check troubleshooting section for help.
With your membership, in addition to your Brain Training For Dogs ebook, you will have access to incredible collection of topics such as puppy training, behavior problems and case studiesto effectively train your dog.
For example, puppy training topic offers comprehensive information on potty training, socializing, puppy learning and development stages and how to stop unwanted behaviors in puppy.
In separate section, author gives you 7 potty training strategies.
Another bonus includes Behavior Training for Dogs.This is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with common dog behavioral problems such as whining, digging, barking,chewing and jumping.
Your membership also gives you access to community forum.You will be able to connect with other dog owners. I think it is a fantastic platform for members to discuss and share challenges they are facing in training dog.
I think it is a great dog training program for anyone wanting to effectively train their dog in kind and gentle way.Brain games mentioned in this program will not only strengthen the bond between you and your dog but also keep your dog mentally sharp. Your dog will go from following simple sit and stay obedience order to tidying up room or weaving between your legs or playing piano.
You are simply going to love doing these fun activities with your dog.
I think the additional bonuses and credentials of the author makes this product a worthwhile purchase.