Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Puppy Academy!

    • Welcome to our Puppy Academy online course!

  • 2

    Week 1

    • Verbal markers

    • Boundary games: introduction

    • Chew manners

    • Food magnet

    • Eye contact

    • Toy play

    • Play biting

    • Hierarchy of rewards

    • Puppy Academy week 1 handout

  • 3

    Week 2

    • Boundary games: release cue

    • Meeting people with 4 paws on the ground

    • I love my name game

    • Recall: extra tips

    • Bucket game: food manners

    • Loose lead: position

    • Puppy Academy week 2 handout

  • 4

    Week 3

    • Boundary games: ping pong!

    • Loose lead: walking stage 1

    • Sit: food magnet/lure

    • Down: food magnet/lure

    • Play recalls

    • Bucket game: presenting hands

    • Puppy Academy week 3 handout

  • 5

    Week 4

    • Boundary games: low level distractions

    • Toy switch

    • Sit: hand signal

    • Down: hand signal

    • Recall: funder

    • Loose lead: stage 2

    • Puppy Academy week 4 handout

  • 6

    Week 5

    • Boundary games: settled positions

    • Confidence course

    • Greeting people in a sit

    • Loose lead: distractions & directional cues

    • Bucket game: introducing items

    • Puppy Academy week 5 handout

  • 7

    Week 6

    • Boundary games: increased distractions

    • Temptation alley

    • Ditch the bowl!

    • Ball pit fun

    • Dog tornado

    • Snuffle mat

    • Muffin tin game

    • Giant snuffle mat

    • Swiss roll

    • DIY enrichment games

    • Enrichment for wet/raw diets

    • Tricks

    • More trick ideas...

    • Puppy Academy week 6 handout

    • Puppy Academy evaluation form