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Felix Coaching Sean Sun 孫若旺 in Obedience

Felix Coaching in Singapore

Felix Working a Rottweiler Handled by Sean Sun 孫若旺

Felix Coaching Hans Bian 邊海江 in Obedience

Felix Coaching Donald with Iacko van't Ravenland

Felix Teaching a Dog to Out on Command

Felix Preparing for Bitework

Felix Adjusting the Grip of a Malinois

Felix Tuning Gabo Mersak's Hold & Bark

Felix Rewarding a Correct Hold & Bark with a Bite

Personal Training:

I have designed a series of training programs and curriculums to suit your lifestyle, purposes and goals. In our first personal training session, you and I will talk about what you would like to achieve with your dog, and then we will plan and develop a training curriculum together customized for your dog. These foundational training programs include:

Companion Dog Obedience

Competition Training

Security Dog Training


Companion Dog Obedience

Pet dogs and companion dogs, when properly educated, can bring us a lot of fun and enjoyment. On the other hand, if not brought up appropriately, the same dogs can give their owners a great amount of distress. Therefore, the correct kind of training should be introduced as young as possible to ensure a well-behaved family dog.

Below are some of the topics we will be possibly covering during our personal training, depending on what you would like your pet to achieve at the end:

  1. Basic Understanding of Dog Communication
  2. Rewarding Based Training
  3. Aversive Based Training
  4. Basic Obedience – (Come, Sit Stay, Down Stay, & Heel)
  5. Problems & Solutions (Toilet Training, Dominance Problem, Undesirable Aggression, Hyperactivity, Phobia, Chewing Things, Nonsense Barking, Digging, & Eating off the Street)
  6. The Importance of Understanding Wolf Instincts in Training Domestic Dogs
  7. Pack Structure
  8. Leadership
  9. Understanding Dogs' Physical & Psychological States from Their Behaviours
  10. How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Dog

Competition Training

Being an IPO world championship competitor myself, I am aware of how important it is to have a meticulous training system combined with a clear understanding of behaviour to excel in the sport. In our personal training sessions, we will follow a methodically structured training program targeting at your goal. Below is a summary of the components we will cover depending on the period of time and frequency we train together:

Puppy Selection & Early UpBringing

  1. The 20 Essential Elements in Working Ability
  2. The Observation, Testing, & Selection of a Working Prospect
  3. The Appropriate Relationship between a Handler & His Working Dog
  4. The First Three Days of Nurturing of a Seven Weeks Old Puppy
  5. Pack Management - The Importance of the Daily Stroll
  6. The Various Types of Drives, Their Utilization & Development
  7. Positive Reinforcement - Clicker Training (Luring, Targeting, & Free Shaping)
  8. Bitework Foundation

Young Dog Development

  1. The Concept, Regulation, Evolution, & Criteria of Schutzhund/IPO
  2. The Training Cycle
  3. Schutzhund/IPO Obedience - The Basic Components that Form All the Exercises
  4. The Proper Accustoming of a Competition Dog to the Training Field
  5. Assembling the Basic Components Together to Form Each Obedience Exercise
  6. Schutzhund/IPO Protection – Basic Techniques Development
  7. Teaching the Dog More Complex Skills before Practicing with the Decoy
  8. Linking All the Skills Together to Develop Each Protection Exercise
  9. Schutzhund/IPO Tracking – Scent Discrimination
  10. Laying the Scent Pad & Track
  11. Setting the Footstep to Footstep Rhythm, Teaching the Objects & Turns
  12. The Importance of Preparation, Organization, Structure, & Discipline in Training

Trial Preparation

  1. Negative Reinforcement – Contact Training (Blocking, Leading, Pressing, & Electric Collar)
  2. Schutzhund/IPO Obedience - Strengthening the 3 Positions by Bracing
  3. Establishing Negative Reinforcement in the Basic Components by Leading
  4. Introducing Distraction in Obedience to Start Proofing the Components
  5. How to Boost Drives after Applying Pressure
  6. A Systematic Approach to the Electric Collar
  7. The Channelling of Drives in Obedience
  8. Chaining All the Obedience Exercises to Develop the Entire Routine
  9. Schutzhund/IPO Protection – Making it Pleasurable for the Dog to Actively Engage the Decoy
  10. Using the Leash in Bitework to Control, Confirm, & Comfort the Dog
  11. Raising Stimulation Level from Decoy during Bitework to Increase the Demand for Control
  12. The Channeling of Drives in Protection
  13. Joining All the Protection Exercises to Develop the Entire Routine
  14. Schutzhund/IPO Tracking – The Different Elements in Tracking (Terrain, Vegetation, Weather, Wind, Time, Length, Scent, Difficulty, Distractions, & Food)
  15. Using the Leash to Control Speed & Precision
  16. Channeling of Drives in Tracking
  17. From Training to Trial Tracking Condition
  18. Cross Training
  19. Physical Fitness for Sportdogs
  20. Trial Preparation

Competition Fine-Tuning

  1. Understanding All the Small Details in the Program to Obtain Maximum Points
  2. The Importance of Focus, Expression, Clarity, Speed, Distance, Endurance, Strength, Precision, & Consistency in Schutzhund/IPO
  3. Tracking - Problem Solving Skills, Calmness, Reliability, & Stamina
  4. Tracking - Concentration Footstep to Footstep
  5. Tracking – Problem of Going Too Fast
  6. Tracking - Precision on Corners
  7. Tracking - Accuracy on Objects
  8. Obedience - Focus, Expression, Endurance, & Precision in Heeling
  9. Obedience - Clarity, Speed & Strength in Sit, Down, & Stand
  10. Obedience - Speed & Precision in Recall
  11. Obedience - Speed in Retrieve & Steadiness in Holding
  12. Obedience - Consistency in Jumping & Climbing
  13. Obedience - Explosiveness in Send-Out
  14. Protection – Speed, Reliability, & Tightness during Decoy Search
  15. Protection - Power, Self Control, & Position during Hold & Bark
  16. Protection - Fullness & Clarity in the Grip
  17. Protection - Self Assurance & Composure under Re-attack
  18. Protection - Speed in Out & Focus during Guard
  19. Protection - Control in Back Transport
  20. Protection - Correctness in Side Transport
  21. Protection - Confidence & Jumping Technique during Long Attack
  22. Protection - Dominance, Drives, Explosiveness, & Control
  23. Protection - The Development of Drives & Direction
  24. How to Prevent Dogs' Anticipation to Commands
  25. The Adaptation in Training Different Types of Dogs
  26. The Deciding & Utilization of Training Systems & Strategies
  27. A Handler's Self Control
  28. The Planning of Training Schedule & Calendar

Security Dog Training

The Security Dog program is designed to develop your dog's protective instinct. Security training is a highly demanding task and not every dog is made out for this kind of work. If your dog does not have the suitable character, I can help you to find a Personal Protection Dog that fits your purpose. The Security Dog modules include the following components:

  1. Development of Working Drives
  2. Teaching the Dog Effective Biting Techniques
  3. Control during Biting
  4. Full Bitesuit Training
  5. Alert, Attack, & Release On-Lead
  6. Alert, Attack, & Release Off-Lead
  7. Guarding of a Venue
  8. Food Refusal Training
  9. Crowd Control on Multiple Intruders
  10. Biting without Visible Protective Gear
  11. Automatic Defence of Handler
  12. Guarding of Object & Vehicle
  13. Area Search
  14. Call Back during Biting
  15. Muzzled Attack

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