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

We took our 9 month old pit bill Ace for training. He was pulling hard in the leash which made it extremely difficult to control him during walks. He was beginning to show aggression towards other dogs. We found off leash and our lives are forever changed. Off Leash K9 and her team worked two weeks with him and he made mass improvement. He was still pulling in the leash however. We called and our trainer jumped right on it. After one more full week of training he is the best dog ever. I know because of her hard work he and our family will have a much better life. Thank you so much for not giving up on us and our sweet boy. We will forever be grateful!!
Emma B.
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I adopted a dog that went through this program. Even right off the bat I was impressed with the level of training and response my dog has. I contacted Megan to see about a refresher session so I could learn as well. She was very responsive and very willing to work with my schedule. This is a fantastic program that helps build confidence in dogs as well as owners. I have the best dog that can be trusted on/off leash and it’s thanks to this awesome program. Highly recommend!!
Sara S.
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With my trainer’s invaluable help I’ve been able to use him as a service animal. I have vision problems & she worked with him to give him not only the skills to walk off leash and to obey commands but to also do the “extra” things needed to be my companion when traveling. Any time I have a question, concern or need some help she is swift to answer be text, phone, email or arranging a visit. I trust her.She does what she says she’s going to do and when she’s going to & I’ve never had to worry about how he’s being treated. Her advice has been spot on.
Gwen R.
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We are very happy with the results from sending our puppy Ace to Off Leash. The daily report cards gave us confidence that he was well cared for and on track with his training. I highly recommend this service and would do it again!
Suzanne B.
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Off Leash K9 training transformed my dog. He is calm now out in public and settled at home. They did an amazing job with my dog. I highly recommend Off Leash K9 Training to everyone.
Larry P.
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We sent our crazy boxer – allie for board and train after we had our newborn and she was out of control. They gave us the ability to have both our babies in a safe and loving home. So thankful for the training and lessons.
Radiated P.
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