The only totally integrated system to get you competition-ready using +R methods
You’ve read books and blogs, listened to podcasts, watched everything on YouTube, attended seminars, and even taken classes… And you still don’t feel like you know how to put it all together into a clear path to take you from where you are now to bringing home that sparkly ribbon. If anything, all that information just makes it worse, and you feel confused and maybe even paralyzed.
You can earn an obedience title with positive methods! Even if…
You have no experience competing in obedience.
You are the only +R trainer in your neighborhood, city or state.
You don’t have your own building or formal competition equipment.
There is a big misconception out there that positive reinforcement-based methods like clicker training “don’t work” for competition obedience. And you know that’s total hogwash! You know that all it’s going to take to change that myth is enough skilled, +R trainers to get out there with their own dogs and show the world actual results.
+R trainers can succeed and thrive in obedience competition. And you have the skills to do it.
But you still have that nagging voice in your head telling you that you don’t know enough or you don’t have the right kind of dog, and every time you start thinking about competing in obedience you get stuck figuring out where to start, how to spend your time, and how on EARTH to put it all together… It’s overwhelming!
Enter Zero to CD…
It’s more than a course… it’s a program.
It’s an interactive learning experience that will guide you through the entire process of applying your hard-earned training skills to the sport of competition obedience. Giving you a complete, step-by-step blueprint for earning that first level obedience title, and the support you need along the way.
Competing successfully in obedience has a lot of moving parts. We have to pay attention to all the different elements required for a confident, joyful performance… and it can be a tough balancing act.
Zero to CD gives you a system to put the pieces together, avoid pitfalls, and make sure all your i’s are dotted and t’s crossed, so that you can walk into the ring confident and prepared.
NEXT ROUND BEGINS MAY 1
Enrollment will open April 24.
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Is Zero to CD for you?
Are you committed to training with positive reinforcement?
Are you experienced using clicker training concepts like shaping and targeting?
Do you believe a sport should be fun for both the dogs and the humans?
- Do you want to compete in obedience, but don’t know where to start?
- Are you feeling unsupported and uninspired because no one in your city trains like you?
- Are you afraid that you have to use corrections (you don’t!) to be successful in competitions?
- Do you love your dog and love training together?
Zero to CD is perfect. Where my attendance in Hannah’s seminars, online classes, and lessons have given me amazing building blocks in competition obedience, Zero to CD gives even more. It provides a blueprint that allows me to develop all of the novice obedience exercises from the foundation up, each step building on the prior. But where Z2CD excels is that I’m not just learning a series of individual exercises, I’m creating a solid, winning performance with confidence, motivation, clarity, and fun for me and my dog.
– Rachel Blackmer, DVM
What is the Zero to CD Program?
A comprehensive mentorship program that covers everything you need to know to earn a Novice-level title(CD) in AKC or CDSP obedience. From foundation skills to proofing and polishing, handling skills and ring procedure. On the surface, it’s about training your dog to compete (successfully!) in obedience. But really, it’s about building a relationship with your dog based on clarity, cooperation, and most importantly… FUN!
Zero to CD Objective
To provide support, structure, and accountability for positive trainers who are new to competition obedience and looking to earn their Novice level title
prove that competition obedience is accessible to all dogs and handlers through force-free, positive reinforcement-based methods.
What you’ll learn:
Why simply training MORE isn’t the answer (thank heavens!). Train smarter by using your time efficiently.
What to prioritize, which skills to train and when to train them.
How to effectively integrate skills training, motivational exercises, confidence building, and ring prep work into your training schedule.
What you really need to know about the rules and scoring (in plain English!)
Nuts and bolts of how trials work, what to expect, and strategies to handle possible challenges.
What you’ll get:
- A complete, step-by-step blueprint to take you from teaching foundation skills to polishing your performance for the ring
- A system to methodically build your dog’s confidence in the show environment
- Step-by-step instructions for teaching exercises
- Checklist of equipment, props, and recommended gear
- Templates for planning sessions and record keeping
- Private, high-quality online support group (on our new platform!)
- Lots of carrot (and maybe a little stick, but mostly carrot) to keep you on track and making progress toward your goal
- Live Q&A video sessions to get your questions answered
- Implementation Workshops to help you put the concepts into practice in real time (and with support)
- Live weekly “Study Hall” chats to help you make your training plans and stay on track
- Guidance from Hannah and support from our 3 “Flock Guardians”
- Profuse support and copious encouragement! (Humans need +R, too!)
Hannah is Simply Amazing whether she is instructing on-line, in person, or a combination thereof. Her observation skills are razor sharp, and she is able to break down complex behaviors into small pieces to readily teach the human and the animal. She succinctly explains in easy to understand language what the student needs to do to maximize success. She communicates in a positive way for both the animal and the human making the learning experience energizing and FUN. I have taken multiple classes with Hannah, and always leave energized, inspired & having learned something new.
– Lynn Rives, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Zero to CD FAQs
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We also have monthly live “Implementation” workshops to dig deeper into important concepts, give you a scheduled time to work on specific exercises and do some troubleshooting while I’m right there to guide you and answer questions.
If you would like additional support, there is also an option to upgrade to the premium “Eagle’s Nest” level of membership once you’ve gotten settled in the community. Premium “Eagle’s Nest” membership is available to community members that are already working in the program. They have a special section in the group to submit videos and receive targeted feedback on their training directly from me. I am deliberately limiting enrollment at each level, so that I can focus on personally supporting you on your journey to earning your CD.
- Complete Blueprint for Novice Obedience
- Lifetime Access to Training Library materials
- Lifetime Access to Online Support Group
- Live Q&A coaching calls
- Live Implementation Workshops
- Weekly “Study Hall” chat sessions
$997 or $275/month for 4 months
Hannah Branigan has been training dogs and teaching people for more than 12 years. In addition to being a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), she is a faculty member for KPA and a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is also a popular speaker that has presented at APDT and Clicker Expo and teaches workshops all over the USA. As the owner of Wonderpups, LLC, Hannah is committed to training both dogs and people with positive reinforcement methods. She has titled her dogs in Conformation, Obedience, IPO (Schutzhund), Agility, and Rally. Her dogs have multiple class wins, both AKC and UKC High Trial awards (even from the Novice class!) and scores that qualify for several Front & Finish Awards of Excellence (FFX). Find out more
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