I'm Vicky Carne, The Dog Coach. If you need help with training your puppy or older dog, you're in the right place. And if you can't find what you're looking for, just get in touch.

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Here's What I Know About You ...

You're a dog lover whose life is about to change with the arrival of a new puppy or you have an older dog with a few issues.

You're excited! But perhaps also a little apprehensive ...

You may be setting aside a couple of weeks to settle your new puppy or rescue dog 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 a dog who understands basic manners, a take-anywhere companion!

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 dog on top of everything else going on in your life.

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.

Don't Worry. I'm Here to Solve the Problem

I've made it my mission to help busy people like you train puppies and older dogs simply, quickly and effectively. My courses will show you how, with modern, reward based methods, you'll set your dog up for success and reward them for getting it right, so there's no need for punishment.

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, hardly ever).

And in Dog Home School, I've worked with three great fellow trainers to help those of you who've taken on a rescue dog or have an older pet needing to become the best dog they can be.

Who Am I?

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, for more than a decade, I've been coaching owners to help them train their dogs.

Taking it online to fit in with your schedule

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 dog should be one and the same thing.

Here's what a recent client had to say

Can I just say how invaluable and useful I have found the online puppy course ....

As a new dog owner, I was extremely nervous and and anxious about getting things ‘right’ and felt in need of expert advice, and not that given on social media sites.

I found your approach, tone and humour helped me to engage with each aspect of puppy training as you made it informative and fun. Not a case of do and don’t, more the case of why and what.

The importance of approaching things with the view to creating a happy, well balanced and well behaved adult dog, whilst learning about puppy behaviour.

This course really reduced my anxiety and I’ve tried to follow things through and adapt them my setting and my needs. Definitely the wisest thing I’ve done in preparing for my puppy’s arrival. He is on the whole a well behaved, happy, loveable puppy doing all the things that puppies do but with the guidance of the advice you gave me, I see that as the norm and not an issue.

Patience, encouragement, treats and lots of praise have produced a puppy who wants to learn. I hope there are future programmes I can follow that will help both Buddy and I to work together as a team so we both enjoy our lives together.

Sue & Buddy the Cavapoo


Contact Vicky
The Dog Coach

If there's anything you'd like to ask me about my online courses or individual remote training sessions.