Virtual Teenage Puppy School

Navigate the big change

The key to a lasting bond is confidence in your own skills. Unlock this power and train your dog to be the perfect life companion.

Virtual Teenage Puppy School

Navigate the big change

The key to a lasting bond is confidence in your own skills. Unlock this power and train your dog to be the perfect life companion.

Virtual Teenage Puppy School

Navigate the big change

The key to a lasting bond is confidence in your own skills. Unlock this power and train your dog to be the perfect life companion.

Virtual Teenage Puppy School

6 months - 2 years old

Teenage puppies go through hormonal and developmental changes, which can result in distracted, stubborn and naughty behaviours. Learn how to best work with your teen puppy so that emerging issues don’t become lifetime problems.

When to join:

$75/month

This is a monthly subscription, you can unsubscribe at any time.

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In this course you will learn

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Training techniques for teenage puppies

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How to solve emerging behaviour issues

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Ten basic commands for ironclad obedience

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How to address lead pulling, biting, barking and fears

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How to address reactivity, aggression, separation issues and hyperactivity

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Training skills you’ll rely on throughout your dog’s life

How to prepare your home for your puppy’s arrival

How to prepare your home for your puppy’s arrival

How to prepare your home for your puppy’s arrival

Puppy School overview

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Stage 0 – Preparation

Prepare for your puppy's arrival

  • Choosing the right puppy
  • Questions to ask your breeder, rescue organisation, or pet store 
  • Setting up your home and garden
  • Exercise and sleep
  • How to handle your puppy’s first trip home
Stage 1 – First month

Teach all the basics and prevent behaviour issues

  • Handling the first days and nights at home
  • Teaching basic commands
  • House training
  • Building a bond
  • Preventing issues like separation, biting and fearfulness
  • Safe socialisation and the vaccination period
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Stage 2 – SECOND month

Ensure puppy listens at home and in different environments

  • Hardwire the behaviours you’ve taught
  • “Proof” commands so your puppy listens and responds anytime, anywhere
  • Test puppy in more distracting places
Stage 3

Handle challenges and emerging issues

  • Troubleshoot any issues like hyper-excitability, fearfulness, nipping and biting, recall, separation anxiety, resource guarding and more
  • Proofing and recall
  • Fade the clicker and training tools
  • Case studies with different puppies
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Dog School overview

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Stage 1 – ESTABLISH

Understand how to train your dog successfully

  • Learn Dog Zen training principles
  • Understand when your dog can and cannot learn
  • Know what to do if you missed the critical puppy training period
  • Communicate with confidence so your dog can understand your commands
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Stage 2 – LEARN

Essentials you can’t train without

  • Learn the philosophy behind each training tool
  • How to use leads effectively
  • How to use a clicker
  • Creating a safe place for your dog
  • Positive training and setting boundaries
  • How to use a muzzle if you need it
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Stage 3 – SOUND RELATIONSHIPS

The fundamentals of a harmonious dog/owner connection

  • Your role as your dog’s mentor
  • Learn basic commands
  • Teach your dog to look to you for guidance in all situations
  • Teach your dog to meet and greet other dogs and people safely
Stage 4 – SOLVE COMMON PROBLEMS

Address 10 common issues

  • Hyperactive behaviours like jumping up, pulling the lead, over-excitement
  • Fears of fireworks, thunder, vacuums or any other sound phobias
  • Excessive submission issues like timidity and submissive urination
  • Dog-to-dog aggression
  • Human-oriented aggression
  • Barking, separation distress, house training, destructive behaviours, recall
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Stage 5 – Maintain

Integrate your training

  • Proofing and fading the clicker
  • Test your dog in more distracting places and complex situations
  • Learn how to keep a training diary

Teenage Puppy School overview

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Stage 1 – Foundations

Set up for success

  • Understanding your teenage puppy
  • How to be a good trainer
  • Reading your dog’s behaviour and learning to how to respond
  • Key training tools
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Stage 2 – SETTLING IN YOUR NEW TEENAGE PUPPY

All you need for your older puppy’s arrival

  • Key things to know if your puppy is new to your home
  • House training setup
  • Introductions to family members and other pets
  • Introducing the clicker
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Stage 3 – BASIC TRAINING FOUNDATIONS

All the basics to prevent behaviour issues

  • Build a bond with your dog
  • Basic commands, separation training, socialisation, house training
  • Prevent fears, phobias and anxieties
Stage 4 – PROOFING

Ensure puppy listens in different environments

  • Hardwire the behaviours you’ve taught
  • “Proof” commands so your puppy listens and responds anytime, anywhere
  • Test puppy in more distracting places
  • Remove the training tools
  • Handle unexpected situations
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Stage 5 – ENRICHMENT

Engage your puppy’s brain

  • Enrichment and exercise advice
  • Practical ways to stimulate your puppy
  • Games
Stage 6 – TROUBLESHOOTING

Treat specific behavioural issues

  • Barking
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Dog-on-dog aggression
  • Human-oriented aggression
  • Excessive submission
  • House training
  • Humping
  • Hyperactivity and lead pulling
  • Marking
  • Noise phobias
  • Recall
  • Separation distress
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Puppy School overview

Stage 0

Preparation

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Stage 0 - Preparation

Prepare for your puppy's arrival

  • Choosing the right puppy
  • Questions to ask your breeder, rescue organisation, or pet store 
  • Setting up your home and garden
  • Exercise and sleep
  • How to handle your puppy’s first trip home
Join the course
Stage 1 – First month

Teach all the basics and prevent behaviour issues

  • Handling the first days and nights at home
  • Teaching basic commands
  • House training
  • Building a bond
  • Preventing issues like separation, biting and fearfulness
  • Safe socialisation and the vaccination period
Stage 1

Laying foundations

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Stage 2

Integration & proofing

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Stage 2 – SECOND month

Ensure puppy listens at home and in different environments

  • Hardwire the behaviours you’ve taught
  • “Proof” commands so your puppy listens and responds anytime, anywhere
  • Test puppy in more distracting places
Stage 3

Handle challenges and emerging issues

  • Troubleshoot any issues like hyper-excitability, fearfulness, nipping and biting, recall, separation anxiety, resource guarding and more
  • Proofing and recall
  • Fade the clicker and training tools
  • Case studies with different puppies
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Stage 3

Extension & troubleshooting

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