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

Our Max was a 1 year old wild child but he’s only been home 1 day and he is doing so well. He’s actually more mellow. And he listens. And was complimented on how well behaved he is by on elderly couple at the park !!! We’re so pleased with what his trainer, has taught him.
Dee B.
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Our trainer at Off Leash K9 is amazing!!! She trained both of my Shepherds and didn’t skip a beat! My dogs went from jumping on people, a hassle to take for a walk and having no manners at all to being complete angels! I can now trust my girls to be off leash and enjoy life with my family, HASSLE FREE! I would recommend this company to anyone! Best experience ever!!
Alexis P.
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This is an amazing adventure…my wife and I did this for our dog. We want him to go everywhere without the worry of encountering another dog or distraction. So happy we made this decision! Our trainer was awesome and the daily updates made us so happy! this is a must!! Thank you Off Leash Team!!!
Anthony T.
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Our dog Copper was trained at Off Leash. When he went there he was a typical hyper puppy who didn’t listen very well and would jump, run and nip. It wasn’t fun to take him places because it was so much work! Now we can take copper to the beach and to play outside with us and trust that he won’t get hurt or info a dangerous situation. He’s so much more mellow and listens so well ! We highly recommend Off Leash K9 !
Alexis A.
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Zuzu just got back from 2: weeks of training with our trainer. Zuzu is decidedly a new dog! I met with her today to go over what Zuzu learned, and the change in her was unbelievable, yet also gratifying! I knew almost immediately that I had made the right choice in having our trainer work with her. They formed quite a bond!! The best part was the communication that our trainer gave me daily on Zuzu’s progress. Thank you so much!!!!!
Karen G.
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Our Jake, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, had confidence issues. Was a bit pushy, and liked to chase the kids. We’ve had him back just about 24 hours and his mannerisms are amazing. We chose to put Jake in the board and train class. Our trainer has transformed him into the dog we knew he could be.
Carrie D.
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