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 experience with Off-Leash K9 was wonderful! Our trainer did a fantastic job training Summer during her 3 week board and train. We appreciated the daily reports with photos and videos so we could follow her progress. It was amazing to see what she was learning! At home we are practicing together and applying her new skills to our daily routines. We can now enjoy the experience of taking our dog for a walk! Summer 2.0 has been obedient and calm, but still energetic and playful as ever. He has been very helpful during Summer’s transition home; very responsive and answering any questions we have. This training was well worth the investment for our family. I highly recommend Off-Leash K9 Training Hampton Roads.
Joan M
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We’ve sent our 9 month old Great Dane to Off Leash board and train. It was a fabulous experience. Our girl had zero recall and only listened to commands with the reward of a treat. Off Leash returned her to us in great shape, with a reliable recall and a training tool to get her to follow commands. Our girl is less anxious and scared, and our house is much more peaceful! Our trainer sent pictures and videos daily so we could see the progress our girl was making. It was amazing to watch her progression!
Melissa H.
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Our Trainer was great she was amazing with our husky Poseidon his birthday even came while he was being boarded with her and she gave him a birthday treat hat and little celebration she was very good at keeping us updated sent photos and videos he did very good and she stays in contact with us even after training highly recommend great great company.
Laura C.
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Our trainer was amazing . I highly recommend them to train your puppy. They are 100% worth the price and the guarantee is such a stress relief. Their communication is awesome, every day we got pictures and videos and text about what she worked on that day and how she is doing. Our girl is so much better behaved and it’s all because of him.
Melissa D.
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Our trainer was wonderful with our dog! Mia had a handful of issues that we weren’t able to correct (like sitting or staying) and within the first day our trainer had already corrected a few. She would always keep us updated on Mia and send plenty of pictures. I would definitely recommend Off leash K9 Training to anyone!
Brian S.
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She did an amazing job with our babies! We can now walk both of them in tandem without pulling or erratic behavior. Eli (left) went for aggression and Stella (right) went for basic obedience. Stella was very skittish/nervous and would submissive pee a lot and now she’s gained all the confidence in the world. I would definitely recommend our trainer and Off Leash K9 training to anyone looking for professional dog training!
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