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Puppy Foundations
online class:

Understanding Behaviour and Building Connection

 Created by Dr Jen of Pet Perspective,

designed to educate pet guardians

and give puppies the best start.

Captions are provided for people who are hard of hearing, or prefer watching with no volume.

Subtitles are available in English, Spanish and Dutch.

Puppy Foundations Class

Created by Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes BVSc (Hons) MVSt (Wild Med) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behavour)


People are busy, and puppy owners are no exception. Videos are 3-10 minutes in length, designed for people to fit in around their lifestyles. Topics include reading body language, how to socialise, use of positive reinforcement, timing and markers, setting up for success, housetraining, kids and dogs, dog-dog play, human-dog games, troubleshooting and more.


The same scientifically sound information that you'll find in The Puppy Manual is presented in a different format, helping to consolidate learning. You can refer people to the videos before they even start your classes, to help teach important concepts about reinforcement or body language. You can set video homework, and if someone misses a class, they can catch up with information more easily.


Puppy caregivers can subscribe as individuals for $18 each. However, if you subscribe as a business, ALL of your clients can have one year's free access to the course. A one year subsciption as a businesses is $160 annually, or $15 monthly. If you give your link to only 10 clients per year, you've already got great value for money.


Subscribing as a business means you can send out the business-specific course link or code as soon as a client has paid for enrolment (they don’t have to wait for their first puppy classes to receive all the good advice). Some clients don't like reading, or are more comfortable watching videos. The course contains a lot of easily-accessible, friendly advice.  Offering free video access is great value-adding for each client, who saves $18 just by coming to your class.


What's Included?

Essentials that caregivers need to know about puppy behaviour

Reading puppy body language

This is an essential foundation skill. When you understand body language, you understand your puppy's needs. You can advocate for them, socialise them, train them, reduce bite risk and build a strong relationship, based on trust.

Teaching your puppy

Learn all about the best ways to teach your puppy how to live in a human household. There are videos on setting up your puppy for success, how to approach house training, and more!

Kids and Dogs

How to supervise kids and dogs together and teach them both to behave respectfully around one another. There's also some fun suggestions for games to play!


Got problems like chewing shoes or jumping up? How to teach puppies what we would like them to do instead.

Dog Play

How to tell whether dogs are playing nicely together!


Setting your dog up for good experiences while socialising allows them to develop confidence, resilience and optimism. Discover the best approach in our socialisation chapter.

Who is The Puppy Foundations online class for?

Puppy Families

This online course is the perfect complement to puppy classes and lets you learn at your own pace. From house training to how puppies learn, you'll be able to build your knowledge - and your relationship with your furry friend!

You can sign up individually here:

Portrait of a Young Doctor
Dog Training
Going for a Drive

Pet Professionals

Business subscriptions allow you to offer exclusive access to this valuable resource to your clients, helping them become more confident and knowledgeable puppy caregivers. 

Preview for free below with a coupon code. If you don't have one, just email me and let me know who you are and I will send one out!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (PLEASE READ: It's short but important) By subscribing as a business to The Puppy Video Course, you agree to the following terms and conditions: 1.    Your business specific access code must be shared directly with individual clients, and may not be made available for access by the general public. You may not resell or sublicense access to the Puppy School Videos online course to any third party.  2.    Puppy School Video course business subscriptions are valid for ONE YEAR from date of payment if paid annually, or one month if paid monthly.  3.   Subscription Fees are non-refundable. You may cancel your subscription renewal at any time after you are billed for the then-current period, and before you are billed for the next period,  by emailing Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes. 4.  Subscription Fee charges are subject to change. You will be notified by email one month before your fee is due. If you choose not to make another payment, you will no longer have access to the Puppy School Video course.

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