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

Our 1.5 year old lab, Forrest, completed boot camp with Aspen. His jumping, pulling, and selective listening were completely fixed within the 2 weeks. Aspen is a wonderful trainer and did a great job. We are so happy with Forrest’s behavior now. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who wants their dog to have manners at home as well as in public ! Thank you OLK9 and Aspen!
Katie M.
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Ashton from Off Leash K9 Training was awesome! Our 11month old Golden Retriever (Finn) needed a lot of help with his manners when we dropped him off. Fast forward 2 weeks and Finn was so well behaved. Again Ashton was amazing working with Finn! She was very responsive communicating with us and Finn loved her. I highly recommend Off Leash K9 and especially Ashton!!
Mark H.
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WOW! We dropped off our very impulsive, stubburn, counter surfing, food stealing, leash pulling, jumping, nibbling, shoe/towel/anything he shouldn't have stealing, trouble-making almost 1-year old Bernedoodle with Abbey at Off Leash K9 and picked up a totally different, much better behaved, trained dog! We are amazed! It's only been 4 days and we've been consistent with keeping up with what we've learned and are just floored with what an improvement we see.
Dawn M.
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Our experience has been Fantastic! Bailey has been through training before and relapsed pretty soon to her old ways. We then stumbled upon Off Leash K9 training and Bailey now listens. We almost immediately started off leash neighborhood walks and we get a ton of compliments on her behavior on walks. We got her trained in February and have walked her off leash ever since! Eddie Armbruster was amazing and he managed to capture such adorable photos of Bailey! Highly recommend Off Leash K9 Training!
Marien P.
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We had a great experience! Eddie transformed our 6 month old stubborn Frenchie during the board and train. I loved the reports that he’d send on progress, as well as the pics and videos. It made me feel completely in the loop and comfortable while he was gone. It was incredible to see what our puppy could do at the end when we reunited! I’m continuously impressed as I watch my Frenchie adhere to his commands he learned. Highly recommend!
Teresa L.
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I just completed the hybrid board and train with my Australian Shepard to work on aggression towards men and kids along with working on basic commands and crate training. I have to say it is amazing to see how well he's progressed in only two weeks. Lauren was our trainer and she was absolutely amazing. She truly went above and beyond and always kept me in the know. I would recommend this training to anyone and everyone 🙂
Mariah S.
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