Teacher's Pet Dog Training

Mary Hirt, CPDT-KSA

Serving the West Los Angeles Area

(310) 391-6699


Getting Started

About Me





The Library


Following is a sample of my work and training techniques.

Always search for a certified trainer who is open with their training philosophy and technqiues.

Foundation Work

Training Lessons

Problem Behaviors

Captivate your Dog

For dog's to learn from you, they need to develop the ability to focus on you. But most importantly, you need to learn how to captivate your dog's attention to help them sustain proloned attentiveness.

We do this by;

     Developing a communication system that lets them know they got it right

     Providing activities that are rewarding for the dog

     Reinforcing behaviors we are looking for

     Creating events that are highly rewarding for the dog

     Make training FUN! and engaging

                    F:  Frequent

                    U: Unpredictable

                    N: Novel


Food Delivery

Charging the Mark

Luring, Shaping, Capturing

Creating a Mini-Event

Marking a Behavior

Appropriate Play

Rules and Boundaries

Games with Food

Games with Tug

Games wtih Toy

Obedience Work

Designing a Training Session

Introducing a Behavior

Using a Word Cue

Reinforcing a Behavior

The Three D's




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