Foundations For Success

This course was designed with everyone with a dog companion in mind. 

Whether you're an existing professional in the canine industry, someone who's going through a challenging time with their dog, looking for a cheaper alternative to private training, or an avid dog enthusiast, this course promises to deliver a ton of insight, perspective, and loads of information. 

You'll walk away feeling empowered to communicate, more clear on your dog's needs, and, hopefully, quite inspired that you can have an amazing experience with your pup!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. INTRODUCTION

    • 1.1 Welcome to K9 ESSENTIALS!

    • K9 Essentials 2021 Goals

    • Pack Fit's Vision Board Guide

    • Wendy Volhard's K9 Personality Test

  • 2

    2. FOUNDATION

    • 2.1 Foundation

    • 2.2 Relationship

    • 2.3 Association

    • 2.4 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • K9 Essentials: Foundation Activity PDF

    • K9 Essentials: Foundation PDF

  • 3

    3. K9 INSTINCTUAL NEEDS

    • 3.1 K9 Instinctual Needs

    • 3.2 The Birthplace of Behavior

    • 3.3 Behavioral Prevention

    • 3.4 Understanding Canine Instinctual Needs

    • 3.5 Fulfillment Fosters Relationship

    • 3.6 Is It Sticking? Let's see...

    • Pack Fit's K9 Instinctual Needs

    • Human & Canine Hierarchy of Needs

    • K9 Instinctual Needs Worksheet

  • 4

    4. LANGUAGE + COMMUNICATION

    • 4.1 Humans and Dogs

    • 4.2 Energy

    • 4.3 Deciphering Canine Vocal Communication

    • 4.4 Deciphering Canine Body Language

    • 4.5 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • Language & Communication PDF

    • K9 Ladder of Aggression

  • 5

    5. DOGGIE DNA

    • 5.1 Doggie DNA

    • 5.2 Choosing A Dog

    • 5.3 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • K9 Essentials Me, My Dog & I

    • DOGGIE DNA WORKSHEET

  • 6

    6. NUTRITION

    • 6.1 Nutrition 101

    • 6.2 Kibble 4-1-1

    • 6.3 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • Doggie Bone Broth

    • Feeding Real Resources

    • Physiology Handout

    • The Pack Fit Raw Feeding Cheat Sheet

    • Food with Benefits PDF

    • Immune Strengtheners

  • 7

    7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

    • 7.1 Environmental Impact

    • 7.2 People and Energy

    • 7.3 Location

    • 7.4 Living Space

    • 7.5 Sensory Stimulation

    • 7.6 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • Environmental Impact

    • DOG PROOF YOUR HOME

  • 8

    8. THE HUMAN INGREDIENT

    • 8.1 The Human Ingredient

    • 8.2 Canine - Human Dynamics

    • 8.3 Who Would You Follow?

    • ​8.4 Behavior vs. Trait

    • 8.5 ​Personal Growth and Improvement

    • 8.6 Closing Thoughts

    • 8.8 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • Becoming Me PDF

    • Life Slice Hacks- PART 1

    • Life Slice Hacks- PART 2

    • Confidence Boosters PDF

    • Pack Fit Wheel of Health

  • 9

    9. THE WALK

    • 9.1 The Walk

    • 9.2 The Walk: Fundamentals

    • 9.3 The Walk: No Substitutions

    • 9.4 Is It Sticking? Let's See...

    • The Walk PDF

    • Practice Makes Awesome PDF

  • 10

    10. TYING IT ALL TOGETHER

    • 10.1 Tying It All Together

    • The Skinny on Tools PDF

    • Short Guide to Self- Care

    • Knowledge is Empowerment

    • The Art of Earning

    • Between Stimulus & Response

    • Redefining Love

  • 11

    Cesar Millan's "People Training for Dogs"

    • Cesar Millan's "People Training for Dogs"

Instructor

Kimberly Artley

Instructor / Founder, PackFit

Kimberly Artley is the Founder of PackFit and has been described as the "Mary Poppins" of dog training. Her background in human health and behavior blends seamlessly with her work in canine health and behavior to offer the most comprehensive and effective approach to a wide spectrum of challenges. Everything is interconnected, each influencing the next. She's studied under many of the greats in the dog training world to finer tune her natural talents and instincts (to include Cesar Millan, "The Dog Whisperer"), has written for several blogs and magazines, is author of "My Dog, My Buddha", Co-Editor for the Not A Bully campaign and mission, and is Founder of PackFit a dog training and behavior business in the Washington D.C. Metro area.