What does our online course for adolescent dogs cover:

Week 1

During this foundational week, you’ll gain a deep understanding of your adolescent dog’s behavior. We explore trigger stacking, manage chewing and play behaviors, and establish routines for positive new habits.

Week 2

Get ready to set your pup up for success! Discover your dog’s motivations beyond food, transform mealtime, and master positive interrupters. Learn treat delivery techniques, explore dog toys, and grasp the crucial management concept.

Week 3

Strengthen your bond through tricks, luring, and creative exercises. From spins to Hide and Seek, we build a trick routine, and engaging games, and enhance connection through hand feeding and positive interactions.

Week 4

Confidence-building takes center stage. Shape behaviors, address sensitivities, and navigate obstacle courses. From essential commands to water exposure safety, this week enhances your dog’s confidence and skills.

Week 5

Refine communication with marker training, focus techniques, and recall exercises. Manage distractions and walking positions, ensuring your pup responds reliably even in challenging situations.

Week 6

Manage arousal, teach “Settle,” and refine manners. Polite behaviors, figure 8 walking, and picnics enhance calmness while ensuring your dog remains well-behaved.

Week 7

Delve into core skills: recall, release cues, walking etiquette, and attention checks. Master the “stop-start” game, “around to position,” and reliable item interactions.

Week 8

Address challenges like counter surfing and jumping. Teach alternative behaviors with cues like “Go to Spot” and “Go to Your Bed.” Create a harmonious environment at home.

Week 9

Use distractions, reward placement, and advanced recall techniques to improve your skills. Improve responsiveness in various scenarios, from changing walking paces to walking backward.

Week 10

Apply training in real-world scenarios: urban agility, responsible off-leash experiences, and practical behaviors like recycling. Train your adolescent pup to be a confident, well-mannered companion in diverse environments.


Course Highlights:

  • Access invaluable handouts for continual learning.
  • Receive expert insights and advice.
  • Connect with a nurturing community of fellow adolescent parents.
  • Sign up for Private Lessons or Group Classes for additional support

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Dogs together with pet ownerKelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppie

“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation.”

Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy