Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Puppy Coaching

    • Welcome to Puppy Essentials

    • What is coaching?

    • Dominance is Defunct

    • Puppy Phases

    • Dog Body Language

    • How does my dog communicate with me? (Credit: Canine Principles)

    • How does my dog communicate with me? Cont. (Credit: Canine Principles)

  • 2

    Coaching Methods

    • Coaching Methods

    • What is Positive Reinforcement?

    • What is Positive Reinforcement?

    • 'Good' vs 'Bad' Behaviour

    • The impact of emotion on behaviour

    • So what do we do about undesired behaviours?

    • Why don't we 'correct' our dogs?

    • Don't tell your dog 'no'

    • Control and Management

  • 3

    The Mechanics of Coaching

    • The Mechanics of Coaching

    • How do I teach my dog?

    • Capturing

    • Luring

    • Fading the Lure

    • What is marking?

    • How to teach a behaviour

    • How to add a cue

    • Teach, Reward, Redirect

  • 4

    Maximising Motivation

    • Maximising Motivation

    • Setting your puppy up to succeed

    • Creating a Confident Puppy

    • The Importance of DNA

    • What motivates your dog?

    • How to find a motivator

  • 5

    Key Puppy Topics

    • Key Puppy Topics

    • Toilet Training

    • Crate Training

    • Puppy Biting

    • What to do when your puppy bites you

    • Separation Anxiety

    • Children and Dogs

    • Car Travel

    • Exercise Guidelines

    • Walking Equipment

    • Feeding

  • 6

    Socialisation

    • Socialisation

    • Socialisation

    • Socialisation Pyramid

    • Meeting Dogs

    • Puppy Pals and Play Dates

  • 7

    The Importance of Play

    • The Importance of Play

    • The importance of Play

  • 8

    How to create a calm puppy

    • The Importance of Sniffing, Licking and Chewing

    • Importance of sniffing, licking and chewing

  • 9

    Nutrition

    • Puppy Nutrition

    • Introduction to Puppy Nutrition

    • What do puppies need?

    • What is important in puppy food?

    • Different food for different sizes

    • Do I need to add supplements?

    • How to choose a food

    • How to read a food label

    • What amounts do puppies need?

    • Transitioning to a new food

    • Food as enrichment

    • Find out more

  • 10

    Resources

    • Resources

    • Trusted Dog Products

    • Books to support you through puppyhood

  • 11

    In Summary

    • In Summary

    • In Summary