Journey with Ernie: Lessons in Learning, Life Skills & Agility

Journey with Ernie: Lessons in Learning, Life Skills & Agility

Instructor: Dudley Shumate
Course Type: Self-Study Course

This item is not eligible for storewide discounts


This self-study course covers Dudley Shumate's training of her newest puppy Ernie from approximately 8 weeks of age to 17 weeks. Dudley focuses on fun, making sure that her pup has a great time while learning the foundation skills he needs to have a great career as an agility dog and family pet. Some of the topics addressed include:

  • Reinforcement
  • Operant conditioning games
  • Modeling
  • Habit training
  • Recalls
  • Tunnel training
  • Driving forward
  • Get it
  • Jump up into arms
  • Perch work
  • Impulse control
  • Introduction to jumping
  • Introduction to contacts
  • Foldback down

You can start this self-study course whenever you like. It includes 12 lessons that you can complete at your own pace. There are no fixed deadlines or due dates.

What is included with your purchase?

  • Access to all course materials on both mobile devices and your computer
  • Downloadable content for off-line access when you're out training
  • No expiring content—you can go back any time to read and watch lessons. There is no time limit.


This course is appropriate for puppies. 

Equipment and space needed

  • Cardboard boxes, toys, food rewards, random objects for shaping games
  • There are also some videos for introducing agility jumps, a tunnel, and a low teeter
  • Minimal space is required

How do I access my Learning Center purchase?

After you complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal, you will receive 2 email confirmations: the first is a receipt acknowledging that your order has been received and the second email contains the link for your Clean Run Learning Center program. Just click on the link in the email to complete enrollment. If you already have a Learning Center account, then you will go directly to your educational program. If you do not, then you will enter your email address and a password to use for this Learning Center program and any future ones your purchase. Please be aware that this is a separate account you are establishing on and it is not the same as your Clean Run website account (although you can use the same email and password for both accounts). 

If you have a Clean Run website account, then you can also access your program at anytime by signing in at and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu. 

Refund Policy

Please be aware that there are no refunds for on-demand/self-study courses, on-demand lessons, or webinars.

We suggest that you read the information provided carefully before making your purchase. If you have any questions about whether the content is right for you, please email us.