What the dog learns through Creating Attentive Cooperation is simple and important: “You do this for me, I’ll do that for you.”

Started early in life, attentive cooperation becomes the natural response from the dog.

You may discover the value of attentive cooperation when your adolescent dog is sliding out of control. Attentive Cooperation is useful for teaching teenage dogs self control, and can help rebalance the relationship in humane, effective, force-free ways.

Creating Attentive Cooperation is ideal for adopted & rescued dogs who haven’t yet learned about kind relationships with people. It emphasizes choice for the dog, and offers a way for the dog to feel in control of his life.

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As a professional trainer, I'm always searching more things to learn and practice. While I had already been doing some of these techniques in theory, to hear Suzanne go through the steps and explanation made it all clearer. She has strong examples...

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As a professional trainer, I'm always searching more things to learn and practice. While I had already been doing some of these techniques in theory, to hear Suzanne go through the steps and explanation made it all clearer. She has strong examples, troubleshooting options, and videos to demonstrate. I adored this entire thing!

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Attentive, Cooperative, Connected!

Whether you have a newly adopted dog, a brand new pup, a challenging adolescent dog, or any age dog with behavior problems, Puppy Politeness Poker (PPP) can be helpful. 

PPP teaches your dog to be attentive and cooperative in return for real life rewards (RLR). Easy, quick interactions throughout the day create positive changes in the dog/human relationship.

Can you imagine your dog happily offering you attentive cooperation, even in exciting situations? It’s possible with Creating Cooperative Attention.

Effective and humane, Puppy Politeness Poker:

  • relies on intrinsic motivation

  • uses real life rewards

  • develops attentive cooperation

  • teaches self-control

  • improves communication

  • is force-free, no equipment necessary

  • is non-confrontational, making it suitable for dogs with aggression or other behavior issues

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Understanding Puppy Politeness Poker

    • What is Puppy Politeness Poker?

    • An Introduction to Puppy Politeness Poker

    • What are Real Life Rewards?

    • Understanding Real Life Rewards

    • What is a WILL WORK FOR?

    • What is a CAN DO?

    • Creating Your CAN DOs and WILL WORK FORs

    • Why set the bar?

    • Setting the Bar for the Individual

    • Why not just use sit or down?

    • Puppy Politeness Poker makes them think

  • 3

    The Steps of Puppy Politeness Poker

    • Puppy Politeness Poker - Step by Step

    • Step One: The Offer

    • Step Two: The Request

    • Step Three: The Response

    • Step Four: The Reward

    • Puppy Politeness Poker in Action

  • 4

    Using Puppy Politeness Poker

    • Putting Puppy Politeness Poker to Work

    • Create the WILL WORK FOR List

    • Create the CAN DO DECK

    • Set the Bar

    • Getting Ready to Play Puppy Politeness Poker

    • Putting PPP to work

    • Make them an offer they cannot refuse

    • Sample PPP for an Inexperienced Dog

    • Sample PPP with an Advanced Dog

    • Printables

  • 5

    VIDEO - Puppy Politeness Poker in Action

    • Baloo In the Crate

    • Izzy and the Dinner Bowl

    • Baloo at the Door

    • Testing the Brakes

    • Working with Multiple Dogs

    • Using Puppy Politeness Poker in Aggression Cases

  • 6

    Bonus Material!

    • Watch the Puppy Politeness Poker Webinar

    • Attentive Cooperation E-Book

  • 7

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

    • Did you enjoy the course?

Bonus Material

The course also comes with:

  • Attentive Cooperation E-Book

    $7.99 value

    You will be able to download and keep the Attentive Cooperation e-book long after the course ends.

  • Puppy Politeness Poker Webinar

    $24.99 value

    Not only will you find parts of the webinar distributed throughout the course, you will be able to watch the full webinar including the Q&A section.

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