Raise and Train your BEST dog

We all want a dog that is well-behaved so we can bring them places with us... But inconsistencies can get in the way of us making the progress we really want to. With this course and community, we'll show you how to fit training into your everyday life, so that you're never too busy to train your dog.

What you'll learn

in "Welcome Home!"

  • Planning & Set-up

    We guide you on how to make a plan that works for everyone; especially Your Dog. Then we show you how to set up your environment, schedule, and care team for success.

  • Socialization

    This critical stage of development (from ages 8-16 weeks of age) involves so much more than having them meet other people... & there's a right [and a wrong] way to do it.

  • Obedience & Manners

    Obedience Training is a part of having a well-behaved dog, but there is so much more... Jumping, Biting, and Stealing are all addressed here as well.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to our course, "Welcome Home"!

    • OnDog Training Academy welcomes you!

    • How to navigate this course

    • Preliminary Survey

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Set up Environment

    • 1oz. prevention = 1lb. of cure

    • Safety ("puppy-proofing")

    • Indoor Containment

    • Crate Training

    • Outdoor Containment

    • Traveling

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Establish Rules

    • Create Consistency

    • Leadership

    • Rewards

    • Consequences

    • Proper Play

    • Chapter 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Routine & Schedule

    • Fitting your dog into your life

    • Socialization & Training

    • NEW! Add a Socialization Journal

    • Potty Time

    • Feeding

    • Exercise

    • Rest

    • Balance

    • Mid-point Survey

    • Course Review

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Commands for Training

    • Obedience Activities

    • Commands/Vocab

    • Marker Training & Name Game

    • Recalls ("Come")

    • Sit

    • Down

    • Wait & Stay w/Release

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Organize your Care Team

    • It takes a village!

    • Veteranarian(s)

    • Godparent(s)

    • Trainer(s)

    • Boarding & Daycare

    • Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

    • Groomer(s)

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Problems

    • When prevention fails

    • Biting

    • Keep Away

    • Leave It

    • Jumping & Counter-cruising

    • Drop to Swap

    • Chapter 6 Quiz

  • 8

    Thank you!

    • Recap

    • Graduation Survey

    • What's Next?

    • Leave a Course Review

Your dog isn't going to train themself

It's time to stop struggling

Are you ready to learn how to train your dog to be well-behaved? Join the "Welcome Home!" waiting list now to be notified when enrollment opens up.
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What's Included:

Unlimited Course Access (value $295)

  • Videos

    With over 6 hours of instruction, broken down into small/easily digestible pieces, you'll be able to finish the course in your downtime. (value $450)

  • Course Community

    Upon enrollment, you will be able to connect with fellow students and OnDog trainers via our private community platform, where you can introduce yourself, share pictures and brags, and ask questions. (value $250)

  • Downloads

    Take the most important information out into the real world with printable downloads and worksheets, available throughout the course. (value $50)

What you'll need...

for the "Welcome Home!" course

  • A computer, tablet or phone; this course looks beautiful on all platforms!

  • An open mind: We have jam-packed this course with lots of great information... please come ready to learn!

  • A dog? This course is great for new dog owners, but would be awesome to prepare yourself for a new arrival before you welcome them home:-)

Enrollment Pricing

options available to fit any budget

Course Reviews

See what our students are saying!

5 star rating

Everything and More!

Crystal Robey

I am getting a puppy very soon and was so grateful to Jake and Jenny for this wonderful course! I learned so much information that was easy to watch, it kept...

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I am getting a puppy very soon and was so grateful to Jake and Jenny for this wonderful course! I learned so much information that was easy to watch, it kept me engaged and wasn’t overwhelming. I’m so ecstatic to try all of the new training lessons learned through this course! I would absolutely recommend this course to everyone with a new puppy, middle aged and older! You can always teach a dog new tricks ;)

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5 star rating

Great Course!

Ericka Nelson

Welcome Home was the perfect lead way into bringing home our new puppy. We had forgotten so much over the years that this content was very helpful. The mater...

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Welcome Home was the perfect lead way into bringing home our new puppy. We had forgotten so much over the years that this content was very helpful. The material is full of good information, well laid out and instructed superbly by a top notch team. You will not be disappointed and having the ability to go back to review content is invaluable. Thanks Jake, Jenny & Luda!

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4 star rating

Zippy. Gets the point across.

Robert Rowe

Effective, pretty thorough.

Effective, pretty thorough.

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5 star rating

Excellent training for your dog no matter what breed or a...

Christine Rannow

I can't say enough great things about these trainings. They are very helpful and informative. You can use their suggestions on any dog no matter what breed o...

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I can't say enough great things about these trainings. They are very helpful and informative. You can use their suggestions on any dog no matter what breed or age they are. With the online trainings you are able to go back 12 mo to readdress the trainings to refresh yourself if you missed or forgot something, and if you need a little extra help you can always email them or use the course community to ask for help or suggestions.. **Remember to be proactive in your trainings so you don't have to be reactive AND Everyday there is an opportunity for training or what I call "manners" with your dog.

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5 star rating

Excellent information

Danielle Hunter

Loved all the great tips and pointers to keep my dogs safe regardless of their age or where they are (home, outside or traveling)

Loved all the great tips and pointers to keep my dogs safe regardless of their age or where they are (home, outside or traveling)

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"Welcome Home!" is presented by

the trainers and co-founders of OnDog

Co-Founder

Jake S

Jake is a second-generation obedience trainer, an approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the AKC, and has obtained the title, CPDT-KA "Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed". He is also a certified decoy and a sanctioned judge for the United States Mondioring Association, in which he has participated since 2008 - the same year he and his wife, Jenny, started their first dog training business.

Co-Founder

Jenny S

Jenny is a professional dog trainer/behavior consultant, and a 'born to be small business owner', starting her first business with her husband, Jake, when she was just 22 years old. She has titled both a Belgian Malinois and a Basset Hound in the dog sport, Rally, but prefers to avoid the spotlight and instead focus on creating written materials and maintaining (beautiful) websites.

FAQ's

for the "Welcome Home!" Course

  • How tech-savvy do I need to be?

    Not very! If you can use email, you should have no problem navigating our website and online courses. Being familiar with ZOOM will be necessary to participate in any of our additional online services such as Live Q&A Sessions, Webinars, and 1-1 Virtual Lessons.

  • What is your training style?

    Balanced. We use mostly Positive Reinforcement, but we don't limit ourselves... there are 4 quadrants in operant conditioning that each has their place in behavior modification.

  • When do I have access to the course materials?

    You will have unlimited 24/7 access to the course and its private community inside your dashboard immediately when you enroll.

  • How much of an investment will this require?

    Enrollment for "Welcome Home!" starts at $249 with payment plan options available to fit any budget. Additional costs will vary depending on what tools and equipment you already have. And we also offer 1-on-1 virtual lessons if you need more in-depth help.

  • What kind of time commitment should I plan for?

    You can go through the coursework at your own pace; on average, students complete it in around 5-6 months... but if you're getting your puppy next month and want to be Proactive, you should plan to spend about 15-20 minutes per day (or 1.5 hrs per week) on coursework.

  • How much time should I set aside for training?

    Our goal is to fit your dog's training into your everyday life... once you've learned the material, you may only need to schedule 15-20* minutes a day to actively work with your dog. *Because young puppies require considerably more time than an adult, this may vary - at least for a while.

  • Do you offer a guarantee?

    It would be unethical for us to offer a guarantee for dog training... instead, here is Our Return Policy: If you change your mind or don't feel that "Welcome Home!" is a good fit for you and your dog, please email us within 7 days of your purchase and we'll give you a full refund.