Puppy Development & Socalisation (Puppy Lab 1 & 5 of 5)

The puppies that enter the homes of your clients aren’t a blank canvas. Most modern practicioners recognise that breed, type, parental lifestyle as well as environmental factors like nutrition and early exposure all make a difference to the puppy that goes home.

In this course we go into depth regarding the most recent research when it comes to how puppies become the characters who leave the breeder at week 10, how much of this is predefined and how much is still up for being shaping... We take a look at puppy assessments and assess the validity and reliability of these practices as well as make recommendations about when and how a puppy leaves the breeder and first goes home.

The social puppy then delves into how to then integrate your clients puppies into their busy lives. Expecting a pup to leave his or her litter and then settle straight into a life with babies, cats, small furies, birds as well as proposed canine companions is a big ask.

As a trainer you need to help your clients create the perfect family by introducing a puppy via the most modern and science based methods available. On the second half of this course we talk you through how to approach these integrations depending on what species you’re integrating your puppies with. Unlike many of the methods found in journals and across the web, our methods don’t just ensure the welfare of your puppies but the full welfare of the existing family members too, from birds to cat from kids to hamsters.

Come and have your eyes opened (which happens for puppies between week 2 and 3 if your interested...)

Your Instructor

Nando & Dean
Nando & Dean

Nando and Dean make up the team that run The School of Canine Science, an education provider that teaches, trains and mentors dog trainers to reach their potential in a competitive industry.

All of our courses, either in person or online are firmly rooted in science and evidence with strong practical hand on elements.

Nando : has been working as a dog trainer and instructor for 14 years. Best known for his accessible style, impressive YouTube tutorials, big personality and awe-inspiring ability to train the tricky dogs that many people claim are un-trainable. Nando has appeared on multiple mainstream TV shows, presented around the world, authored books, hosted his own international radio show, receivied more than 20 million views on YouTube and has a Facebook following of over 26,000. Nando loves all areas of dog training but his true passion lies in scent detection.

Dean : is a dog trainer with less than three years formal experience yet in that time he has managed to propel himself into the forefront of the industry with his intense theoretical knowledge and an masterful eye for precision. After completing a Masters Degree in Business and working for 16 years in the Technology Industry Dean is obsessed with systems, processes and measurement – leading to an eye for detail and an aptitude for clean, efficient training. Dean has worked behind the scenes on TV shows animal training but is probably best known for tricks & tutorials with his dog Sidney.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
How long will the course take me to complete?
That will really depend on the learner, but to give you a rough guide our product testers took around three months to compete the course from start to finish. The videos are heavily detailed and will require watching more than once, there are accompanying notes for each video and individual quizzes to support learning. As a rough guide, the course has taken our product testers around 3 months to complete. Hope that helps

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