Welcome to lifeskills level 1


This course will take you through all the steps you need to help get your training off to the right start. Training can be a steep learning curve for both you and your 4-legged friend, so we've designed a course around making that process as easy as possible - all with video tutorials


This course is perfect for dogs that may have missed out on their learning journey as a puppy. It's also great for those of you who want a one-stop comprehensive guide to training.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    An introduction to your course

    • Welcome to the Avon Dog Services Online Course

    • Your training journey starts here!

  • 2

    Getting To Know Your Dog

    • Your Dog's Ancestry

    • How Dog's Learn

    • Finding Your Dog's Motivation

  • 3

    Setting Your Dog Up For Success

    • The Importance of Enrichment

    • Chews - The Good, The Bad and The Benefits

    • Practice Times

    • Proofing

  • 4

    Welcome to Session 1 - Let's get started!

    • Establishing the Marker Word

    • Name Recognition

    • Training the sit - Stage 1

    • Training the Down - Stage 1

    • Leaving unwanted items - stage 1

    • Recap

  • 5

    Session 2

    • Name Recognition - Stage 2

    • Training the Sit - Stage 2

    • Training the Down - Stage 2

    • Loose Lead Walking - Stage 1

    • Training the Recall - Stage 1

    • Recap

  • 6

    Session 3

    • Training the Sit - Stage 3

    • Training the Down - Stage 3

    • Training the Release Cue

    • Training the Recall - Stage 2

    • Recap

  • 7

    Session 4

    • Loose Lead Walking - Stage 2

    • Leave Unwanted Items - Stage 2

    • Training the Down - Stage 4

    • Release Cue - Stage 2

    • Recap

  • 8

    Session 5

    • Scentwork

    • Loose Lead Training - Stage 3

    • Training the Recall - Stage 3

    • Settle Training - Stage 1

    • Recap

  • 9

    Session 6

    • Leaving Unwanted Items - Stage 3

    • Loose Lead Walking - Stage 4

    • Training the Down - Stage 5

    • Settle Training - Stage 2

    • Training the Recall - Stage 4

    • Recap

  • 10

    Session 7

    • Leaving Unwanted Items - Stage 4

    • Settle Training - Stage 3

    • Loose Lead Walking - Stage 5

    • Training the Recall - Stage 5

    • Recap

  • 11

    Session 8

    • Leaving Unwanted Items - Stage 5

    • Settle Training

    • Loose Lead Walking - Stage 6

    • Training the Recall - Stage 6

    • Recap

  • 12

    Additional Training - Crate Training

    • Crate Intro

    • Crate Stage 1

    • Crate Stage 2

    • Crate Stage 3

    • Crate Stage 4

    • Crate Stage 5

    • Crate Stage 6

    • Crate Stage 7

    • Crate Stage 8

  • 13

    Congratulations, you've completed the course!

    • Course recap

If you're looking for a course that covers everything you need to get your training underway, then look no further!