THE DOG OWNER'S TOOLBOX

Welcome to Adolescent Dogs, home of the Dog Owners Toolbox, where your dog can learn all the skills necessary to thrive with their human families.

These online courses give you direct access to our online learning platform, where you can watch bite sized video tutorials from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world

The Dog Owners' Toolbox is designed to give you a whole 'toolbox' of training methods so that you can discover which training approach will work best for your dog, rather than giving you a one size fits all!

Each training video is less than 5 minutes long, so they're quick and easy to watch, and you have access to the videos for life.

We have lots of great courses to choose from. Our Puppy School and Puppy School Advanced covers our entire curriculum and is suitable for adult dogs too.  However, if you have specific areas of training that you'd like to focus on, our mini courses cover these specific topics

These are presented to you by Head Trainer Jenny Trigg using modern, science based training without fear or pain.  We use motivational techniques which include using markers, toys and food to train your dog.

If you'd prefer weekly guided content, you can either look at our coaching course, which delivers videos to you each week based on your training goals and your progress, meaning we'll guide you through the content at your pace, and give you feedback on your submitted videos. Or, you can sign up to our online clinics, where you can interact with us daily, post videos of your progress for feedback, and interact with us LIVE via our live video chats.

This is your opportunity to follow in the footsteps of thousands of dog owners who have already benefited from our online courses worldwide!

Take a look at our courses below and book your chosen course.  We'll then get your online access setup so that you can get started with training right away!

We have now also setup an online Facebook support group for anyone taking part in the courses below.  Simply request to join once you've signed up to your course and then use the group to post videos of your training sessions so that we can give  you feedback and support, and ask questions about any of the content

Here is the link to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232063801559733/

Online Courses

Once you pay for your course, please give us a moment and we'll set up your online account for you. Please check your spam folder.

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Only £79

Puppy School

The Puppy School online course covers 8 weeks worth of basic training for your puppy or adult dog.

 

Watch short 5 minute videos demonstrating each exercise step by step, then practise with your dog at home for just 5 minutes each day to see excellent results.

This course covers

* Marker training
* Engagement
* Use of reinforcers
* Response to name
* Eye contact on cue
* Sit, Down and Stay
* Leave food items
* Boundary training for a quick send to bed
* Settle down on cue
* Teaching a reliable recall
* Teaching your dog to walk nicely on a lead without pulling
* Middle - the portable safe place
* Impulse control to maintain control around squirrels
* Tips on solving jumping up
* Fun tricks to boost confidence
* Enrichment and confidence building games

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Only £79

Puppy School Advanced

Suitable for puppies and adult dogs. Take your dog's training further, build reliability, advance your dog's understanding and proof to distractions.

This course covers

* Emergency stop when your dog is running away from you or bolting through a door

* Proofing the training to distractions to keep your dog's focus around dogs, people and rabbits!

* Adding distance to cues to teach your dog to respond even when they are off the lead

* Play skills

* Building a faster and more reliable response to cues learnt in Puppy School 

* Manipulating your dog's arousal to calm him down on cue

* Teaching your dog to think when he is in high arousal to improve his listening skills

* Using tricks to build a more reliable recall and distance control

 

Covers emergency stop away, learning to think in high arousal, distraction proofing, adding distance to cues, heeling with distraction, recall from distractions

The Puppy School and Puppy School Advanced covers all of the mini courses below 

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Only £29

Kids Dog Training

The perfect mini course for kids to get involved with training the family dog.

We cover some fun and easy tricks that your kids will love teaching which kids as young as 4 can get stuck in with!

This course is presented by Head Trainer Jenny Trigg and her 7 year old daughter Scarlett

Includes:

* Spin

* Touch

* Middle

* Feet up

* Close the door

* Wrap around

* Roll over / Bang 

* Cup Game

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Only £39

Engagement Skills

Perfect start for dog's who lack motivation and who struggle to focus on you in busy environments.

 

This course includes

* Building the value of reinforcement

* Luring skills

* Reflex response to name

* Play skills

* Teach an on and off switch

* Eye contact on cue

* Building focus and close proximity off lead

* Middle

* Fun tricks such as spin, touch and wrap around

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Only £39

Ultimate Recall

Improve the reliability of your dog's recall using a variety of training games

The course includes

* Response to name

* Building positive responses to coming in close on recall

* Reinforcing your dog for coming back

* Speed up your dog's recall response

* Build engagement and close proximity when walking

* Stop your dog on the spot when you see distractions (emergency stop)

* Using tricks to boost your dog's recall

* Teaching Middle - the portable safe space for greater off lead control

* How to move away from distractions on cue

* Using a long line

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Only £39

Calm Your Over Aroused Dog

Teach your dog how to be calm in the house, out on walks and in pubs/cafes

The course includes

* Boundary training (send to bed or platform)

* Settle and be quiet on cue

* Creating default calm in the house

* Resolving jumping up

* Middle  - the portable safe space and calm cue

* Teaching a hand touch for inreasing focus and building close proximity

* Manipulating your dog's arousal to calm on cue out on walks

* Lead walking techniques to lower arousal

* Crate training

* Wrap around trick - for improving distance control as well as close proximity

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Only £39

Impulse Control

Improve your dog's listening skills when faced with a distraction such as another dog, person, cat, squirrel, jogger etc. 

The course includes

 

* Wait games to improve your dog's ability to Sit and Wait around distractions

* Advanced toy games to improve impulse control

* Teach your dog to think and respond to cues when in a high level of arousal

* Play skills to improve focus and build good relationships

* Build impulse control into lead training to reduce lunging towards distractions

* Proof your training to distractions to increase focus

* Teach 3 levels of leave it to improve focus when around dogs, people or squirrels

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Only £39

Social Skills

Improve your dog's manners with greeting visitors and other dogs.

 

This course includes

 

* Boundary training (send to bed)

* Settle on cue

* Reducing jumping up to improve manners with visitors

* Responding to lead pressure to reduce lunging towards dogs or people

* Let's go cue to move away

* Lower arousal on cue

* Proofing the training to distractions so that your dog stays put when visitors arrive

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Only £39

No More Pulling

Teach your dog how to walk nicely on the lead using modern, reward based training techniques, and without the use of stop pull harnesses or head collars

 

This course includes

 

* Teaching your dog to walk on a loose lead without pulling

* Building value in close proximity

* Teaching the heel position

* Teaching your dog to maintain eye contact when cued during heeling

* Off lead heeling techniques

* Building a good leave it cue, so you can pass distractions

* Using lead walking techniques to lower arousal

* Recalling to heel when off lead

* Giving into lead pressure instead of lunging

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Only £39

BRAVE

Great for new puppies to ensure their confidence grows with them or adult dogs who are already nervous or lack confidence.

The course includes

* Building enrichment / confidence courses in your home/garden

* Fun tricks that boost confidence and increase body awareness

* Engage - Disengage exercises to change your dog's emotional response to scary things

* Middle - the portable safe space to build your dog's confidence around dogs and people

* Fun training games to boost confidence

* Handy cues to teach your dog to move away from scary dogs/people to reduce reactivity or fear responses

* Build confidence with handling and restraint

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£65 per hourly lesson, or £250 for a 5 hour package

Live One to One Lesson

Have a LIVE one to one lesson with one of our expert trainers via video chat.   Completely bespoke to your needs.  You can use Zoom, Facetime or Whatsapp Video Messenger.

- Set the perimeters of your space by using markers

- Ensure your phone is positioned in Landscape

- The best way to capture audio is via a Bluetooth headset linked to your phone

- Good internet connection is mandatory

- Find a quiet space to learn away from distractions

Have a plan of what you'd like to cover in the lesson so that we can use the time efficiently.  You'll be matched to one of our expert trainers who will work with you via video messenger throughout the lesson.

 

You'll receive lesson notes via email after, and video tutorials to give you something to go away and practise. 

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Only £40 per week

Bespoke Course

Suitable for puppies and adult dogs. A completely customised weekly course to suit your training goals.  We'll hand pick 5 video tutorials for you each week for you to watch and practise at home. You can submit videos of your training sessions for feedback (optional), and you'll receive personalised training notes and guidance each week to help you to troubleshoot your dogs training progress and behaviour. Only £40 per week, with no minimum commitment. Or pay for 10 weeks for £350 and save! Please email for a payment link for a 10 week course