Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Puppy Kindergarten

    • A message from the instructor

    • Quick Dashboard Walk Through

    • Join the Facebook Group!

  • 2

    Dog Nerd 101

    • Dog Nerd 101 - Gear, Treats and Training Set Up

    • Train-Play-Sleep: Getting the Most out of Your Training Session!

    • Management - Setting You & Your Dog Up For Success

    • Rock Star Puppy Owner Skills

  • 3

    Week 1

    • Goals Overview

    • Mark and Reward Based Training

    • How to Teach "Sit"

    • How to Teach "Down"

    • The Power of a Name

    • Socialization Exercise: Alone & Ok

    • Dog Nerd 101: Puppy Developemental Periods

    • Week One Homework

  • 4

    Puppyhood Survival

    • Chewing, Mouthing and How to Live with a Shark!

    • Crate Training - Why & How?!

    • House Training

    • Enrichment - Entertainment for Your Pup

    • Greetings! Saying Hello Nicely!

  • 5

    Week 2

    • Goals Overview

    • Mark & Reward Training - Training Concepts

    • Engagement Game

    • How to Teach Touch

    • How to Socialize Your Puppy Properly

    • Socialization Exercise: The What, Where & How of Proper Socialization

    • Week Two Homework

  • 6

    Week 3

    • Goals Overview

    • Stationary Behaviors - Teaching the first step to stay.

    • Loose Leash Walking

    • Recall Training: Step One

    • Socialization Exercise: Scary Monsters!

    • Watch the World Go By

    • Week Three Homework

  • 7

    Week 4

    • Goals Overview

    • Leave It

    • Recall Training

    • Stay with Distance

    • Socialization Exercise: Proper Play with other Dogs

    • Week Four Homework

  • 8

    Week 5

    • Goals Overview

    • Puppy Push Ups

    • Loose Leash Walking

    • Heel: Step 1

    • Socialization Exercise: Preventing Resource Guarding

    • Week Five Homework

  • 9

    Week 6

    • Socialization Exercise: Conquering Scary Noises