Puppy Problems

This online course covers all the common teething problems of puppyhood and beyond.

  • Give your puppy the best start in life! Avoid all the usual problems!

  • Everything you need to buy and prepare for puppy

  • Toilet training, socialisation and being left alone. Mouthing, chewing and stealing and even more!

  • How to teach each behaviour and to fix any mistakes

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  • £60.00

    £60.00Puppy Package

    A complete and comprehensive package for everything you could want to know for your puppy. Puppy Problems, Understanding Your Dog and Life Skills.
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What is covered

  • 1


    • Course Display

    • What the course covers

    • Teaching

    • Puppies

    • More than one puppy

  • 2

    Pre-Puppy Prep

    • Shopping List

    • Puppy Proofing!

    • Puppy Admin

  • 3

    Daily Life

    • Feeding

    • Sleeping

    • Exercise

    • The Garden

    • Barking

    • Neutering

    • The Name Game

    • The Sofa

  • 4

    Toilet Training

    • The Basics

    • What to do

    • How to clean up

    • Adding in a Cue

    • Asking to go outside

    • Coprophagia

    • Troubleshooting

    • "Other" Toileting

    • Toileting in the Crate

  • 5

    Mouthing and Chewing

    • The Dog's Mouth

    • Chewing

    • Mouthing

  • 6


    • Why dogs steal

    • Drop

    • Guarding

    • What to do when your dog steals

  • 7

    Jumping Up

    • Why Dogs Jump

    • Teaching Your Dog What To Do

    • People on Walks

    • Visitors

  • 8

    Mealtime Management

    • Meal Times

    • Counter Surfing

  • 9


    • What is socialisation?

    • People

    • Handling

    • Dogs

    • Other Animals

    • Habituation

    • Noises

    • Vehicles

    • Objects

  • 10


    • Separation Related Problems

    • The Crate

    • Asking Your Dog To Go In Their Crate

    • Being Left Alone

    • Coming Home

    • Not Leaving Your Dog

  • 11

    Mental Stimulation

    • Mental Stimulation

    • Sniffing

    • Licking

    • Chewing

    • Brain Games

Puppy Problems

  • Understand Your Dog

    Understand how your dog is learning, and how to effectively teach the behaviour you'd like. Avoid the common mistakes that most people make!

  • Science Based Learning

    All of our training is science based and force-free. We never recommend hurting or scaring your puppy. Positive training for you and your pup!

  • Text Lessons

    Short, easy to follow lessons. PDF downloads and written transcripts to aid your learning. All from highly qualified and experienced veterinary behaviourist Dr Katie Friel-Russell.


Veterinary Behaviourist and Dog Trainer

Dr Katie Friel-Russell BVSc APDT PGDip MRCVS

Dr Katie Friel-Russell veterinary behaviourist and dog trainer for Positive Pet Training. Graduated from Liverpool University in 2012 and gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management from Lincoln University.


  • When does the course start and finish?

    You get access to the course as soon as you purchase it. You can start the course whenever you like and go through it at your own pace.

  • How long do I have access to the course for?

    You get the course for a full 12 months after signing up! Plenty of time to get through all those puppy problems!

  • Does this cover everything I need to know?

    This course is completely standalone for the problems listed. For training such as recall and lead walking we recommend our Life Skills course. Your best option is our Puppy Package which covers absolutely everything!

  • What if my puppy has other problems?

    You can access our Facebook group Positive Pet Portal or book an individual training session with us either in person or online to focus on any specific training goals you have!

  • Who is this course for?

    This course if for anyone who has, or is going to get a puppy. It is best suited for dogs up to 6 months of age. If your dog is older than this check out out Adult Apprentice course instead.

  • How long is the course?

    The course has 11 modules and is over four hours worth of key training!