The Little Paws Franchisee Training Program will equip you with the skills to operate your own Little Paws children’s dog training club business. The children’s market is at the core of the business but there will be future trainings to allow you to offer other services like fun agility, scent training and puppy classes etc.
The emphasis is on fun training that enhances the bond between the dog and the child. It does not equip you with the skills to become a canine behaviourist and deal with training issues such as aggression, reactivity or anxiety.
The Little Paws focus is on Positive Reinforcement, Reward Based training.
The program is in two parts;
A: The initial practical dog training and business set-up advice.
B: On-going support via a Facebook group or email plus access to any additional Little Paws trainings, business support and resources.
Understanding of Learning Theory and the four quadrants of learning.
Positive Reinforcement. How it works and why it works.
Top Training Tips
20 Video Tutorials:
Through Your Legs
Wave A Paw
Loose Lead Walking
Handling Your Dog
Reviewing training so far.
Identifying areas of weakness and improving technique.
Putting behaviours together into a routine.
Video yourself training someone else to train a few of the behaviours. This can be a child, your husband, partner, neighbour or friend. Anyone who is happy to help you gain the confidence and allow you to get practical training experience.
Assessment Week. Review of your progress. At this point you will have either earned your Little Paws Accreditation or you may be asked to go back over some of the tutorials. If you require extra time for further support, that will be available. The Student’s Group will remain open so that anyone requiring additional time because of holidays, emergencies etc will not miss out on completing.
Alongside completing the practical training we will look at your goals, what action steps you need to take, and what resources you need to get started.
Together we will work on your Business Plan.
Your Little Paws Accreditation Membership gives you
Monthly downloadable PDF’s for the children’s workbooks
Downloadable print-ready marketing materials
Downloadable logos for use in marketing, social media etc
Facebook Ad tutorial
Business location on Little Paws Website (for those trading solely under the LP brand only)
Reading Dogs Body Language
Looking for premises
Working with children
Children with additional needs
Child Protection Policy