Good Citizen Program
A focus on building confidence, trust, and good manners.
The piggy good citizen program is designed to help you teach your pig’s basic manners for home and public. We believe the there are no problem pigs, just pigs with problems. We can help them work through those problems, by learning some basic skills. These skills include the top 3 of the most important basic skills that every pig should master.
This course is sure to help you build your pig’s trust in you. Your pig will become more confident. The end result will be a very proud pig with manners. All you need for this course is love, patience, a harness and leash that is designed specifically for your pig, and a variety of small treats. It helps to have a treat pouch so that you can get that reward delivered immediately.
Who Should Take This Course
Anyone can participate in this course. You do not have to have any background or history of successful training. Any pig of any age is capable of learning these important basic skills. You can teach an old pig new skills! If your pig is young you may want to consider our piggy preschool course first and then advance to this program. There are no requirements though.
If your pig is testing authority in the home, this course will benefit you. If you are experiencing the “terrible two’s”, it is time for some training. Your pig was well when young, but doesn’t always cooperate now. If your pig is getting heavy and you are looking for a good way to add some exercise to their life this course will benefit you. Recent rescues or adoptions, this course will help you bond with your pig in a way that nothing else can.
When your pig is well trained and has mastered these important basic skills you will find that you have fewer instances of aggression, or overall bad behaviors. Your pig will be more manageable which will reduce risks when you need to get to the vet or are around strangers. Your pig will not be experiencing boredom. As we know, a bored pig is a destructive pig. Training is the best form of enrichment. It is key for establishing who the boss is. Your pig will look forward to the training sessions. The end result, will be mutual trust and respect.
Your pig will learn these basic skills for good citizenship:
- Walk on Harness and Leash
- Come When Called
- Leave It
- Fist Bump-this is our favorite pig greeting for meeting strangers or children.
When are the Classes
This is a self paced, online course. You can complete the classes in your own time. There are no scheduled classes. You can work as quickly or slowly as your like. It is best to limit training sessions with your pig to around 10-15 minutes. Training in your free time. Just before bed has an added benefit of helping your pig sleep well.
You will begin the online video training after you sign up. You have one year to complete the course, so there is no pressure. We do recommend that you start as soon as possible. It’s always best to start when you are motivated.
You will find you will enjoy these short training session more than you would have expected. They are great for our own mental health. It’s a nice break from the world with a good friend!
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- Lectures 10
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 10
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes