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Family Dog I

You want your dog to be a good family canine companion...but how do you do that?! Your dog will need to understand how to better navigate a human world, and this means mastering some foundation skills. We do just that in this introductory course.

Course Details

Using fun and engaging training games that make sense to your dog, we will help them understand what they need to do day-to-day to be a "good dog". This includes:

  • Offering automatic sits when they want something

  • Learning to greet people politely

  • Going to their bed during "people time" (mealtime, watching a movie, etc.)

  • Waiting politely at doors instead of rushing through

  • Coming when called

  • Staying in place when asked

  • Introduction to walking nicely on-leash

  • and much more!

Likewise, we will help YOU be a better dog owner! You will walk away with a better understanding of why your dog may be doing something in the first place and how you can better set them, and yourself, up for success.

Meet Your Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

Should You Take This Course

Do you have a new dog? Whether you adopted a dog from a shelter or have a dog from a breeder, now is the time to train the manners they will need to live harmoniously in your home!

Does your dog need a manners refresher? We will help ensure your dog has a solid foundation on all the essential behaviors and you have the tools you will need to customize the results for what your life demand are.

Does your dog seem bored? Our dogs are smart creatures who thrive when given an opportunity to think! Give them a "job" with training and see how you can build off of it going forward!

What You Will Need for This Course
  • flat or martingale collar

  • front-clip harness (optional)

  • 6'-8' leash

  • 10'-15' long line

  • LOTS of small, soft and yummy treats

Course Outline
  • Sit: The Best Default Behavior

  • Puppy Push-Ups: Making Sit, Down, Stand Fun!

  • Successful Stays: Duration, Distance and Distractions

  • Training a Solid Come When Called Behavior

  • Teaching Patience: Doorways, Greetings and Play

  • Introduction to Walking Nicely On-Leash

  • Putting It All Together

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Pet Dog U is fortunate to have Dianna grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.


    Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.


    • Full access to all course materials

    • Full access to Student FB Group

    • Submit homework and videos

    • Detailed review from instructor


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    Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.


    • Full access to all course materials

    • May have 1 video reviewed

    • Email support from instructor

    • Go through the material at your pace


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    Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your pace and add video reviews when needed.


    • Self-taught option

    • Full access to all course materials

    • May add video reviews for a fee

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