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Do you work with puppies or kittens, dogs or cats?

Maybe you're running puppy or kitten classes and you want them to be the best that they can be.

Maybe you see puppies and kittens during consultations and don't have time to tell their people all they should know

You definitely want all of your puppies and kittens (and their people) to start off on the right paw.

You'd love to have your own great content, but you don't have time to write up notes.

You want to offer your clients more than just a one-page handout on puppy or kitten care.

You are in the right place.

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Build your own package!

1. The Puppy Manual Standard License

The Puppy Manual is a comprehensive guide, containing everything you want your clients to know about their new puppy - from understanding puppy body language, to training and health! They are completely written for you, then tailored to suit your clinic. You can print out the Puppy Manual, either as a whole to give to your puppy school clients or in parts to give out as handouts. The standard license does not allow you to distribute the pdf electronically. Advantages include:

  • Increase in perceived worth when a printed manual is provided.

  • Some clients are more likely to read printed documents.

  • Handy to leave open on the coffee table in a not-so-subtle hint for family members who may not be on board with certain aspects on training!

  • Easier to navigate than long pdf document (even with mobile friendly links).

2. The Puppy Manual Extended License

For businesses who prefer to send out digital pdfs to clients, this mobile-friendly version of the Puppy Manual makes life easy. You receive an extended license, giving you permission to share either via print OR electronically to individual clients (i.e. by email, private link, or dropbox invitation). Please note that the file may not be distributed in publicly accessible areas including via social media or publicly accessible webpages. The mobile friendly pdf includes hyperlinks to sites, videos and books of interest, navigation links, and larger fonts to make it easier to read on handheld devices. Advantages include:

  • Social distancing!

  • Send out the document as soon as a client has paid for enrolment (they don’t have to wait for your first session to receive all the good advice).

  • Some clients are more likely to read a document if it’s available on their device. Some are more likely to read printed documents. Make both options available and ensure more people get all your great advice. 

  • Save time and money by not having to print and collate.

  • Save trees 😊

  • The manual looks fancier in colour!


3. The Puppy School Powerpoint Presentation

Designed for puppy school instructors to show during your first (puppy-free) session. This powerpoint includes:

  • Photographs of dog body language to help you explain to your clients what to look for.

  • The video on Socialisation by ThatDogGeek, with copyright permission to show this offline.  

  • Interactive graphic demonstrating why you need to set your puppy up for success by providing a puppy proof area.

  • What is positive reinforcement and why we use it.

  • The importance of good timing (introducing bridging words and/or clickers).

  • Presenter’s notes for each page. If you are not confident presenting, you can just read the text!

  • Permission to edit*: You can change the order, rewrite the notes, and choose certain sections to show at different times through your course. *Any changes must align with the force free philosophy of the Puppy Manual.

  • An additional section on troubleshooting for any questions that may crop up.


4. The Puppy School Video Course

Purchasing annual access to the puppy school video course will allow your clients to sign in for free! (This course has an regular price of $25 for an individual). Each individual video is 3-10 minutes in length - perfect for busy people on the go! These videos are perfect for reviewing topics discussed in each class, or for catching up clients who have missed one of the sessions.

Topics include:

  • Understanding your dog (a 3-part module plus quiz).

  • Which treats (selecting appropriate treats and what foods to avoid).

  • Great Timing (introduction of clickers/bridging words).

  • Dominance and Dogmanship (an explanation of why we no longer talk about dominance, but take the responsibility of understanding and teaching our pups upon ourselves).

  • House Training

  • Play

  • And more topics to come!


5. Behaviour Handouts

Sections taken from the Puppy or Kitten Manual formatted into individual handouts (for printed distribution). These are really useful for clients who may have specific concerns with their puppy or dog, or for businesses running classes for older dogs.

  • Key topics such as: Understanding your dog, puppy proofing and toilet training.

  • Easier to identify and access than selecting and printing out specific pages of the Puppy Manual (although you are welcome to do this if you don't want to purchase the handouts separately).

  • Flexible combination for those with a Puppy or Kitten Manual Extended License; distribute the mobile friendly version, then print off one or two key topics each week.

  • Just select a few key topics if you don't need to cover everything in The Puppy or Kitten Manual.

6. Seminars and Online Courses
Puppy Behaviour Essentials

This course, for veterinarians and nurses, gives the all information you need to understand puppy behaviour.

Puppy School Instructor Training

Get the latest updates, hints and solutions for running puppy classes.

Face-to-face seminars are one day long and cover the essentials of running puppy classes, including set-up, socialisation, training methods, troubleshooting and more.

So that nobody misses out with the uncertainties of border closures and social distancing,  and to allow for increased flexibility, this course will be coming soon as an online version!

7. Puppy School Manual Updates

Every couple of years, we release a new update of The Puppy Manual. The updates contain information from all the latest publications and conferences. There are also some changes to wording, images, and formatting look.

The 2019 update contains a brand new chapter on Kids and Dogs, with information on setting house-rules, how to greet dogs when you are out and about, and how to Be a Tree. 

You can choose to update your Puppy Manual at any time, and all of your edits and personalised information will be transferred over to the new version.