Everyday Impulse Control

Do you feel as though you are a stand still with your training? Wish you could have more one-on-one help? Then the Everyday Impulse Control Virtual Coaching course is what you are looking for!

Course Details

You’ve done your homework. You properly socialized your puppy. You attended good manners classes so your dog has learned many skills such as sit, down, sit-stay, down-stay, leave it, come when called and polite leash walking…but, you are finding that your pooch “forgets” how to respond to these skills in many situations, especially at home…most definitely when the doorbell rings. You may be frustrated that the group classes you have attended are not transferring to the home environment. You may feel that the only option is to board your dog when you have house guests. Well, Everyday Impulse Control games can help!


Family Dog I or equivalent

What You Will Need:

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • front-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline

Week 1:

  • What your dog knows.
  • What your dog struggles with (what frustrates you the most)
    • For example: over-arousal when guests come over (including door bell/knock), not coming when called inside the house or yard, begging for food/counter surfing, door darting, barking in the house at outside distractions (critters, dogs, people), attention-seeking and pushy behavior, bugging the other dog(s) or animals in the household.
  • Management – crates, gates, leashes
  • How do you feed your dog? Using regular meals for training.

Week 2:

  • Relax in a crate or other confined space (gated in a room, in an ex-pen)
  • Basic training games to do every day. Sit for food, sit to go through doors, whiplash turns at thresholds,
    body blocking from dropped items/food,
  • Attention games: name game, find it, target (nose touch), eye contact
  • Place training – it’s really important!

Week 3:

  • Let’s play! Using play for training impulse control.
  • Chase it toy, Toss and fetch with rules, tug with rules,
  • Review Leave It (several leave it games to share)

Week 4:

  • Relaxation training – Really Real Relaxation (Suzanne Clothier)
  • Place games – Using Place to work on leave it and recall, Place games with multiple dogs

Week 5:

  • Putting some things together – Relaxation when guests are over (using place, really real relaxation, instructing guests to ignore the dog)

Week 6:

  • Successes
  • Real life situations

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor




 AKC Scent Work Judge

 USCSS CSD and Judge

 AKC CGC Evalutor and Instructor

 C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

 Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Student Enrollment

You choose what will be worked on!

Submit 2-videos/week for review

Full access to course forum

Detailed review from instructor


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NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course and forum.