For Terrier Academy
The Sky is the Limit!
Private, fun, customized coaching is available for all graduates of Terrier Academy’s Advanced Foundations!
Coached programs are available to Terrier Academy clients who have completed Advanced Foundations. Each Coached Program is a month long and can be a topic of your choosing, or one of the popular programs described below. Each program includes: 1 month of personalized coaching, weekly 45-minute meetings, and video review & email/texting Q&A.
Popular topics include:
Your Own Unique Personalized Program
While there are many programs to choose from on this page, this is actually the most popular one! Many clients pop in every now and then to work with me on a month-long program consisting of topic(s) of their chosing. Perhaps you have a challenge you want to address, but you also want to teach your dog tricks – we can do both!
At-Home Exercise Program
Terrier Academy’s most beloved post-foundations program!
Lack of exercise and repetitive and injury-prone exercise outlets such as fetch can have negative effects on long-term physical and behavioral health. This program will show you how you can exercise your active dog’s mind and body in enriching and safe ways, even indoors! 💪 🧠 This program engages the mind and body and will provide you and your dog with skills that you will both use for life. This course is also a must if you are interested in agility with a terrier.
Intro to Agility
Prerequisite: At-Home Exercise
Whether you just want to have fun with your dog and tire them out, or you have dreams of competing 🏁🏆 — you’ve come to the right place!
A blend of tricks, exercise, and fun for you and your dog!
I am a long-time canine fitness enthusiast, and am currently in the University of Tennesse’s Certified Canine Fitness Instructor program. I am passionate about helping terrier people develope their own at-home minimal equipment programs that are tailored to their dog’s needs. This is my favorite regular evening routine with Miles!
Low-Stress Handling for Companionship, Health, and Wellness
Terriers are so body sensitive! This deep dive program will prepare your dog for common types of at-home and veterinary handling. We will cover topics such as coat brushing, tooth brushing, ear cleaning, and my favorite: teaching your dog to take pills! 💊 This program is focused on building trust and removing the need for restraint. This program is extremely important for any dog, but is critical if your dog has a health condition.
Terrier + Baby
Get your home, routines, and dog ready for your baby, and prepare with a little community of other expecting parents that you can stay in touch with long-term. Safety is paramount. Program graduates Eleni and Luke are shown above with permission of their lovely parents. Check out Luke’s instagram @lukethewelshie
Advanced Leash Walking
Learn advanced leash walking skills to suit your lifestyle. This program includes foundation training for structured heeling, and more structured loose leash walking, and contains two “walk alongs” where we virtually share walks together and make adjustments based on your exact walk paths and needs.
Tricks - Level 1
Take your terrier’s tricks to the next level, and have a blast together! My pup Miles was the first AKC & DMWYD Welsh Terrier Trick Dog Champion. Miles is a “10/10 working terrier” by nature, so if you think your terrier is an unlikely prospect, think again! ⚡⚡
Dogs adore showing off their sniffy skills
With a few simple, cheap supplies, teach your dog the art of nosework! Nosework is a sport where you hide tiny vessels with minute scents in your enviroment, and you cue your dog to “search.” EVERY dog can do nosework, reguardless of their strengths and weaknesses. Dogs LOVE nosework!
Customized DIY Grooming Program
A four week one-on-one Zoom program where you will learn to fully groom your dog yourself, with low-stress handling in mind.
Every year in my limited roster, I privately work with a few great kids, teaching them how to train their dogs to do amazing things. I absolutely love working with children and receive rave reviews from my junior handlers and their parents.
Door Crashers & Escape Artists
Through this program you will learn how to ensure your home environment is safe, and how to safely decrease dashing behaviors through terrier specific training. It can be especially useful if your dog suddenly starts trying to escape, and/or if your lifestyle, family, or home situation changes.
“Before this course Finn was escaping out of the front door constantly, so scary. Since our training it has taken all the intrigue and mystery of going out the front door. He’s doing so good with it. Thank you again for all your help!!!!”
Happy Safe Muzzle
This course details how to get set up with a properly fitted muzzle that will allow your dog to do everything that comes naturally to them: drink, pant, bark, be fed treats, breathe; but will inhibit their ability to bite and cause harm, and in some cases, to consume dangerous materials from the ground on walks. It can be taken as a Coached Program with Emma or on your own.
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Hiking and Outdoor Adventures With Your Terrier
Can any dog enjoy freedom in the woods? 🌲⛰️🌲 On my blog milesandemma.com, my terrier is often seen enjoying trails all over North America. I believe that hiking (being out in nature, free range of movement, longer mileage than normal walks) is a necessity for any working type of dog, and especially terrier types! In this course, you will learn how to introduce your dog to hiking trails safely, including how to deal with other dogs on trials!
Handstripping for Companion Terriers
There are many misconceptions about handstripping, including that it is painful, that you have to have your dog standingon a tight noose on a grooming table, or that you need to force your dog. Learn how to handstrip your dog safely, professionally, and with minimal equiptment. Handstripping at home has many benefits: a relaxed dog, a waterproof natural coat, less itchiness, and a richly colored coat. 💈You will save money long term, and your dog will feel safe and relaxed.