Thinking about running puppy classes? Interested in restructuring your puppy program? Your entire curriculum is included with this package including a CD-ROM full of handouts and forms for you to use in your classes.
The Kinderpuppy Course A Curriculum Manual For Instructors contains complete course material for teaching an 8-week, 12-hour puppy course. This curriculum has been continuously developed and refined for over a decade, and is being successfully used by packs of dog trainers worldwide. If you are new to teaching puppy classes, using the curriculum as is can save you the painstaking and daunting task of developing your own from scratch. If you are an experienced puppy trainer, you can use the Kinderpuppy Course material to enrich your existing course by picking and choosing elements that appeal to you, and integrating them into your own curriculum.
Structure of the Manual: Class Outlines, Class Plans, Homework Sheets, a Reference Information appendix and a Course Package for Registrants appendix are in print form in this manual. Homework sheets are also included on the accompanying CD-ROM, along with client handouts, a course evaluation form, and templates for graduation certificates. The CD-ROM material is intended for reproduction and distribution in your classes. The CD-ROM files are in both Microsoft Word and PDF format, so that the material can either be used as is or customized however you like. The quick reference Class Outlines are designed for use during class. They contain activity titles, time allotments, and list the core elements of each activity. The Class Plans are designed as a lesson preparation tool. They contain detailed descriptions of each activity, including what to do and say in class, and tips on troubleshooting training problems. The Homework Sheets recap most of what was taught in class, in the form of homework exercises.
The Kinderpuppy Course has received a nomination in the Training and Behavior Books category in the 2007 DWAA competition.