Puppy Prep Guide

Planning has never been easier!

  • Are you thinking about adding a puppy to your home and want to do it right?

  • Are you bringing home a new puppy and need help getting prepared?

  • Do you wish you had a list of the things you'll need to set your pup up for success from the onset?

  • Would you like an itinerary of the things you'll need to get done first?

  • Could you use help making sure your home is safe for your new puppy?

  • Are you unsure how to set things up for your new 4-legged family member?

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • DAILY PUPPY SCHEDULES THAT WORK

  • HOW TO PUPPY-PROOF YOUR HOME

  • WHAT TO SHOP FOR AND WHY

  • ALL ABOUT SOCIALIZATION AND EXPOSURE

  • ADVICE FOR MULTI-PET HOUSEHOLDS

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome To Your Puppy Prep Guide

    • Welcome to the McCann Dogs Puppy Prep Program

    • A Special INVITE for You!!!

    • Puppy Development Timeline

  • 2

    Picking the Right Breed & Puppy

    • Picking a Breed: How will you know what to expect?

    • Picking Your Puppy: How will you decide?

    • Picking the right puppy

  • 3

    Shopping and Home Prep for your New Puppy

    • Let's Talk Shopping!

    • Puppy Prep Shopping List

    • Are you prepared for your shopping experience?

    • Have your 'village' in place!

    • Organize and Puppy-Proof Your Home

    • Is your home set up for success?

  • 4

    A few misunderstood ideas - Let's Get this Puppy Party Started RIGHT!

    • Living in a multi-pet household

    • Building a Bond with your New Puppy

    • Socialization: It's about exposure, not interaction!

    • Is everyone ready to create the best bond with your new family member?

  • 5

    The Day is Finally Here!

    • Happy Gotcha Day! It's time to pick up your new puppy!

    • For those of you who have a long trip home

    • Are you ready for the trip home?

  • 6

    They're finally HOME!! Now what?!

    • Planning your puppy's daily schedule

    • Example - Daily Puppy Schedule

    • Daily Puppy Tracker

    • Leadership clarified! Common mistakes and how to avoid them

    • Dress rehearsal is over - are you ready for your pup?

    • What's Next? I'm ready for more!

Social proof: reviews

5 star rating

Common sense approach

emily layng

This interactive tool is full of good advice and tips to ensure that a new puppy will develop confidence and learn that their new family is a safe place. All...

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This interactive tool is full of good advice and tips to ensure that a new puppy will develop confidence and learn that their new family is a safe place. Allowing a new puppy time time to learn the rules in a calm positive way will build trust.

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A lot of bang for the buck!

Shawn & Judy Cantine

With a new puppy coming, we wanted to do this right. Then when faced with finding the right trainer, someone local, we found that our choices were very limit...

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With a new puppy coming, we wanted to do this right. Then when faced with finding the right trainer, someone local, we found that our choices were very limited. Then we found McCann Dogs on YouTube but we wanted more structured content and learned that with McCann Dogs, we could have the quality training that we had hoped for and at a price point that was affordable when compared to local in person training. So we signed up for the “Full Bundle” of classes and after going through the Puppy Prep Guide and watching just a handful of the available Zoom classes, we know that we made the right decision. I’ve never trained a dog in my life but I am filled with so much confidence that I can absolutely learn to be a leader and teacher for my puppy. I can see the love and passion that all the staff at McCann Dogs have for dogs and for what they do!!! And that gives me the confidence with the guidance of the McCann staff that I can do it!!!

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