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
$ 599
  • 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

What an amazing and fun experience for my dog Wiley and me! He's a large Shepherd/Doberman mix who began classes almost unmanageable. Now he goes to place on command and walks beside me for miles without a leash. The love and affection his trainers gave him shows how much they care about our pets amidst "getting the job done." I highly recommend Off Leash K9 Training of Spokane! Seven lessons in seven weeks made all the difference!
Todd E.
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Hands down the absolute best! 👏👏 Sent my 5 month old English Cream Retriever for a two week board and train. Brenna was our trainer. She is AMAZING! She sent video and photo updates throughout the process. Our Hazel girl is a new dog! She has manners, she listens, and with the help of our trainers 1yr old kiddo, Hazel is way more gentle on approaching little people! We will come back again the next time we get another dog!
Rachael S
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We are so grateful for the time, effort, care and love Allison gave to both our dogs. We signed our dogs up for the 5 day boot camp program and since completing, they have shown major improvements that changed our lives for the better. The biggest one being able to enjoy our walks!!! Allison is so caring, passionate and knowledgeable and we were lucky to have had her as our dog’s trainers
Lisa L.
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I had such a great experience with Cassandra our trainer and off leash k9 in general. They took my 3 year old dog for 2 weeks and worked extensively with her! She learned duration stay, place, heel with the e collar. She has been listening to us so much better at home and I am very pleased with my outcome. I would highly recommend and I love that they send you photo and videos updates twice a day of their progress.
Lauren E.
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Gordon from Off Leash K9 Training in Spokane was so great with our rescue girl, Stella. I couldn't believe how much improvement we saw and how much she learned in just 2 weeks! The daily updates, photos, and videos that Gordon sent of Stella's progress made being away from her a little easier and it was so fun to watch her progress! I would highly recommend the board and train program through Off Leash K9!
Crystal S.
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Gordon is an amazing trainer. I'm impressed with the great work he did for my 7 month old miniature schnauzer. He accomplished great things with her during the 2wk board and train. The daily video/photo updates were wonderful. I loved seeing the progress my fur-baby was making. I highly recommend Gordon and Off Leash K9. Well worth the investment.
Melanie P.
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