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A presentation designed for
introductory sessions of puppy classes


What's Included?

The PowerPoint is designed to be presented by an instructor to a group of Puppy School attendees. It covers the information you want new puppy owners to know before starting class:

*Note: These topics are also covered in the Puppy School Video course - this is similar information in an alternative format.

Reading puppy body language

This is an essential foundation skill. This section includes photographs and discussion points, to help you explain to owners how to detect early signs of anxiety or discomfort

Teaching puppies

What is positive reinforcement 

Why we use it

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

How to teach puppies


Step-by-step discussion of problems like biting or jumping up. How to teach puppies what we would like them to do instead.


How this should be approached – not just ‘exposure’ but monitoring closely to ensure positive experiences. 

Presenter's Notes

There are presenter’s notes for each page. If you are not confident presenting, you can just read the text! You can choose to use present it in person, or you could record yourself presenting it and distribute it to your clients digitally in MP4 format. 


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.

Practical Advice

What to expect from puppy classes

What to bring to class

Treat suggestions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (PLEASE READ - It's short but important!) By purchasing these handouts, you agree to the following terms and conditions: 1. Pet Perspective maintains a force-free philosophy, using positive reinforcement methods to help pets and their people. When editing or utilising Pet Perspective products, behavioural advice must be in keeping with this philosophy. 2. You will hold ongoing copyright permission to distribute printed copies of the handouts. You may not distribute the digital version of the handouts, or their contents. You may not onsell the handouts in any form, to any third party. 3. Editing the documents is encouraged, however in order to protect the integrity of the document, all edits must be approved by Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes. You may not edit or make additions to the documents without permission.

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