The following files are training check lists developed by me that I have updated since starting with my Malinois 8 yrs ago. Feel free to use these for your own genius puppy (though in some cases, there are terms and jargon used from the source where I learned about it that may not make sense if you haven’t had the same training).
Socialization check list– This is an ever growing list as I learn of new things that can cause some dogs to stress out if they haven’t encountered it during the socialization window. The goal is to expose the puppy to as many of these items as possible and create a “feel good” feeling about each one (while making sure that none of them scare or stress the puppy). Feel free to use and share it.
FOUNDATION Behaviors Check list – This is an over view check list. The training steps for many of these are found below. These are things the puppy should master or have a solid understanding of by the age of 1 year. This file helps explain some of the details of some of the behaviors and concepts. Behaviors explained
Sport Behaviors check list – again, this is an overview list and the detailed training steps are below. These are things that are taught and mastered over the first several years of the dog’s life.
Some of these assume a certain level of training when starting, others “lump” several steps together because they are designed primarily as my “reminders” of the basic steps. but I’m sharing them here in case others find them helpful. Each line of the check off sheet and each behavior within that line are repeated several times until the puppy/dog has mastered that level before moving to the next step. A highlighter can be used to add a mark each time the item is included in a training session.
Training with multiple dogs all at once
End goal regarding stillness for all retrieve holds: https://vimeo.com/147779157
Gun Dog training:
Retrieve- alternate method (for field work)
HERDING SHAPING (foundation skills)