Level 4 Building Build on Known Behaviors

Training specific behaviors with your dog is like laying the individual bricks of a structure. But bricks are laid upon a foundation, and if the foundation is weak, the entire structure will be weak. A strong foundation is built through a loving, trusting, and respectful relationship with your dog.

In Level 4, you will build on your dog’s existing skills to teach more sophisticated tricks. You will learn to chain several behaviors together and put the entire sequence on cue. You will learn to transition learned tricks into the maintenance phase, reducing your dog’s dependence on treats. And you will learn to better communicate with your dog through your portrayal and comprehension of body language.

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