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Alyssa Rose, CDPT-KA
Certified Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist


What is the Base Training Method?

This is an approach to dog training that will help you to work through behavioral issues related to anxiety, fear, aggression, frustration and hyperactivity. Base Training is broken down into four modules: Mat Work, Heel Work, Send-aways and Recalls. Each module establishes a base that can be systematically built upon with your dog’s specific challenges. Mat Work is the pre-requisite. By signing up for this five week module I will teach you how to set the stage for success at every step of the training process. You and your dog will love the training, you’ll work through challenges as a team, and you will develop a connection with your dog you never dreamed possible.

Course Learning Objectives


This course will show you what great training is made of, regardless of whether you are teaching your dog a new behavior or modifying undesirable behavior.


This course will teach you how to establish training in a manner that will make your dog’s challenges into reinforcement, in order to achieve strong, lasting results.


This course is based upon the principle that a good relationship is based on two way communication. Learn how to meet your dog’s needs and work towards behavioral goals at the same time.


This course will demonstrate how to set the stage for learning in your home. Training will start in your living room and progressively build to more challenging environments.


This course is all about learning how to effectively minimize stress, fear and anxiety that could be leading to behavioral challenges.

Featured Course

Introduction to Mat Work

This introduction to Mat Work will take place over the course of five weeks. We will establish patterned exercises that will put relaxation on cue. Once these exercises are well established you will learn how to plug your dog’s behavioral challenges into these patterns. You will learn how to optimize your dog’s learning potential and identify early signs of stress, fear, anxiety, frustration or arousal that could inhibit your dog’s ability to learn. These exercises will be introduced on a training mat in a low stress, low distraction environment, but they can ultimately be generalized to any environment and any context.

3 Phases of Behavior Modification

Establish Base Training

This is the bedrock upon which behavioral training is built.

Integrate Base into Setups

Controlled setups will allow you and your dog to perfect skills and build confidence.

Generalize to Real World Scenarios

Take new found skills on the road.

Training Features

Step by Step Training

This course provides exercises that are easy to follow. Weekly training builds off of itself so that your progression will feel seamless.

Video Demonstrations

This course has high quality videos that will make it fun to follow along in the comfort of your own home.

Easy to Understand

This course will not only show you how to implement training, but will provide easy to follow explanations of the importance of each exercise so that you can train with confidence.

Online Community

A facebook community of like minded individuals will offer support and encouragement in knowing that you are not the only one facing tough issues with your dog.

Coaching Sessions

Regularly scheduled question and answer sessions will be offered to those that have completed the course and want more information about how to use the training to gain optimal results.