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
$ 525
  • 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

My dog completed the 2 week board and train with Sherry. I got updates and pictures while she was away. Since she’s been home, I’ve still had contact with Sherry. Highly recommended this company.
Ashley A.
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Baby went from ignoring anything we said and displaying aggressive behavior when I walked her and encountered another person to not even acknowledging other people. She is compliant both on and off leash.
Robyn N.
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I dealt primarily with my trainer who was amazing. But all the trainers that spent time with my boy “Jameson” were fantastic. Firm enough to turn him into an amazingly obedient dog. But also caring and loving as if he was their own. He was also so happy in the the videos I received each day I was worried he didn’t want to come home. But he did, happily, and he’s a wonderful family member. Mahalo to all. You guys rock!
Howard D.
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My dog Beau has always been a happy guy and pretty well behaved but had no recall when off-leash. This was a pretty big safety concern for me in case he were to ever get out. I also knew he would be even happier off-leash. Off Leash K9 did an amazing job with Beau! I had seen the YouTube videos of other dogs but was amazed to see the transformation in my own.
Elizabeth H.
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Off Leash K9 is amazing and I highly recommend them to anyone (in fact I have already sent several friends their way). We sought training for our 7 month old miniature dachshund after being referred by a friend of ours. Deanna was our training and she is really awesome, easy to work with, and very knowledgeable on animal behavior and training. Not only did she help teach commands but she also helped us learn to correct unwanted behaviors.
Devin D.
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They are extremely capable trainers that give you exactly what they advertise. Picture and video updates all the way through! Thanks to the OLK9 team for turning my German Shepherd into an off-leash champ!
Matt H.
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