You're a dog lover whose life is about to change with the arrival of a new puppy.
You're excited! But perhaps also a little apprehensive ...
You're setting aside a couple of weeks to settle your new puppy in because, however unprepared you feel (or not), you know it's going to need more of your time at the start.
You definitely don't want to be a strict disciplinarian – but on the other hand, you do want an obedient puppy!
You took the decision to go ahead, and it all seemed quite possible – but now you're worrying how on earth you're going to cope with a puppy on top of everything else.
You've been meaning to contact a dog trainer or book puppy classes (or maybe you're already going to them) but somehow it never seems to be at the right time.
I've made it my mission to help busy people like you train puppies to become happy, obedient dogs.
With Puppy Home School online, I take you and your puppy on a 14-day journey to the land where trained, happy owners co-exist with happy, trained puppies and chewed furniture never happens (well, almost never).
I've run puppy classes, had many puppies to stay for board and training, and worked one-to-one with hundreds of dogs and their owners.
Before that, I too lived through the ups and downs so familiar to many dog owners: clearing up mess or apologising profusely as a stranger's picnic found itself en route to my dog's stomach.
Finally, with the arrival eleven years ago of Cory, my Labradoodle, and a break from my previous career in publishing and technology, I decided to do something about it!
I took courses with some of the best teachers of modern, reward-based dog training methods. And that 'something' became such a passion that I began teaching others.
For the past eight years, I've been coaching owners to help them train their dogs.
And now I've taken it online to fit in with anyone's schedule.
I want you to discover that training and having fun with your puppy can be one and the same thing.