• Are you tired of dealing with puppy nipping?

  • Is your pup still fussing in their crate?

  • Did your pup just have another accident in the house?

  • Are you confused about how to socialize?

  • Are you worried about missing the crucial training that a puppy needs to be a well-rounded adult?

In this course, you will:

  • USE YOUR PUPPY'S INSTINCTS TO BUILD GOOD BEHAVIOUR

  • FIX NIPPING QUICKLY

  • CRATE AND HOUSE TRAIN YOUR PUP IN NO TIME!

  • TEACH YOUR PUP TO BE CALM FOR GROOMING AND EXAMS

  • GET SUPPORT BY THE MCCANN DOGS TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Puppy Essentials!

    • PLEASE READ: Welcome back to McCann Dogs!

    • IMPORTANT: Your Support Options

    • Tell us about your dog and goals!

    • Training Equipment and General Rules

    • Treat Ideas

    • Crate Training

    • House Training

    • Preventing Food and Bone Possession

    • Teaching Out with Toys and Chews

    • Nipping: Passive Restraint/Settle

    • The importance of the word YES

    • Socialization: Dogs

    • Socialization: People and Things

    • BONUS: Full Maintenance Grooming from A to Z

  • 2

    Lesson #1: Puppy 101

    • Welcome to Puppy 101

    • Taking Food Gently

    • Taking the Collar

    • Luring Positions

    • Handling

    • Response to Name

    • Leadership and Management

  • 3

    Lesson #2: Luring and Learning

    • Welcome to Luring and Learning

    • Luring Positions

    • Handling, Body Manipulation and Chin Rest

    • Response to Name

    • Proper Discipline Techniques

    • Other Examples of Discipline

  • 4

    Lesson #3: Learning with Fun and Games

    • Welcome BACK!

    • Play and Settle

    • Handling

    • Commands and Signals

    • Tricks

    • Response to Name

  • 5

    Lesson #4: Putting it all Together

    • Let's Put it All Together!

    • Tricks

    • Handling

    • Commands and Signals

    • Response to Name

    • Jumping Up

    • What's Next?

Meet the McCann Dogs Team

You're about to embark on a journey - and our expert trainers are excited to help you every step of the way in the Puppy Essentials Program.

We'll use your puppy's own instincts to create a wonderful, eager learner and help you address those pesky behaviours that might be keeping you from enjoying life with your puppy. 

We can't wait for you see the MAGIC that comes along with early training!



PLUS GET THESE BONUSES!

  • Exclusive Support Group

    You don't have to go through this alone!

    Join Puppy Essentials and you'll get to learn and grow with a group of puppy owners all working through similar issues.
    (value $347)

  • Bonus Programs

    Full Grooming Program - Maintenance grooming from A to Z - trim nails, clean ears, brush and bath your dog with ease.
    Your puppy will accept grooming and handling with calm cooperation
    (Value $197)

  • Nail Trim Prep Workshop

    'Nailed it' is a full workshop to take you through the process of building your pup's cooperation around nail trims. Create a dog who is calm and stress free about nail trims!
    (Value $19.95)

Social proof: reviews

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Welcome to puppy essentials

Jose Garibay

Great course! It definitely shed light on the Do's and Don'ts for me (first time puppy owner). Its finally nice to have a curriculum outlined of what I need ...

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Great course! It definitely shed light on the Do's and Don'ts for me (first time puppy owner). Its finally nice to have a curriculum outlined of what I need to be learning to teach my puppy in the first few weeks.

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Barrie Stafford

There are so many great aspects to this training. Credible, personable and authentic instructors (many), good content progression and overview, easy to fo...

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There are so many great aspects to this training. Credible, personable and authentic instructors (many), good content progression and overview, easy to follow videos, private facebook group is a good learning tool, repeat access to videos and the live-stream is the kicker...you guys do a great job! Fun to learn and have real-time access to pros that answer all pertinent questions. You guys have a wonderful program. Thank you for this. A 5 star rating from me!!!

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Puppy Essentials

Pamela Means

Very informative! Presented in a logical sequence so new skills could build on previous skills. Video instruction was incredibly valuable!

Very informative! Presented in a logical sequence so new skills could build on previous skills. Video instruction was incredibly valuable!

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Very helpful

Dani McCullough

So helpful to see these techniques in a pup that hasn't been fully trained yet!

So helpful to see these techniques in a pup that hasn't been fully trained yet!

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Great program

Alana Yoon

I can't stress this enough that I've had people tell me that Shibas are difficult to train and my little pup is now pretty obedient and will listen to me whe...

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I can't stress this enough that I've had people tell me that Shibas are difficult to train and my little pup is now pretty obedient and will listen to me when asked so it's great! If you really want a well trained puppy I would defiantly get this program, it is worth every single penny!

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Fabulous

laurie wahlig

I am learning so much and really loving how quickly you answer questions, put up extra videos, etc!! Well worth any amount of money!

I am learning so much and really loving how quickly you answer questions, put up extra videos, etc!! Well worth any amount of money!

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Wonderful

Deborah Baron

This training was really wonderful It got my puppy off to a great start, the instructors are super helpful and available. I am looking forward to continuing!

This training was really wonderful It got my puppy off to a great start, the instructors are super helpful and available. I am looking forward to continuing!

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Yes! Good pet parent!

Carol Masteller

This is so good: bite-size facts, easy to remember. Wish I had it in "book form" to go over when I can't get to my computer. Really like that I can "repea...

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This is so good: bite-size facts, easy to remember. Wish I had it in "book form" to go over when I can't get to my computer. Really like that I can "repeat" each skill.

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Puppy essentials

Bronwyn Kennedy

Love how this training course breaks down the tasks to teach both handler and pup how to succeed and build on the foundations. Life is so much better when we...

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Love how this training course breaks down the tasks to teach both handler and pup how to succeed and build on the foundations. Life is so much better when we understand each other despite obvious communication differences. My pup is so happy she can do what I am asking and I’m not frustrated trying to get her to do it. Would recommend this course to anyone wanting a strong bond with and a well behaved pup. My pup even wants to train, the looks I get when she knows she’s done right is so heartwarming. Out of chaos in the world comes great things. This course and amazing trainers have been a game changer for us. Without the move to online interactions we would never have been able to access such skills and knowledge living on the other side of the world. I can’t recommend the course highly enough. If you think their you-tube channel is great this is next level brilliance.

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Encouraging and Fun

Holly Haynes

I found the content of Puppy Essentials to be clear, positive, reassuring and joyful! I am looking forward to the challenges and adventure of a pup so I can ...

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I found the content of Puppy Essentials to be clear, positive, reassuring and joyful! I am looking forward to the challenges and adventure of a pup so I can try out what I've learned so far.

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Great!

RANKA STIPANCIC

Easy to follow! Clear!

Easy to follow! Clear!

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Puppy 101

Patricia Hudecki

Excellent

Excellent

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Enroll now and get...

  • STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION THROUGH WEEKLY VIDEO LESSONS

  • PHONE & EMAIL SUPPORT WITH PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO ONLINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY

  • WEEKLY INTERACTIVE LIVE STREAMS DISCUSSING COMMON TRAINING ISSUES

  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE FOR ALL OF YOUR PUPPY NEEDS

Stop scrolling and think about this:

  • Your pup is learning ALL of the time - why not have them learn the RIGHT things?

  • Training creates an amazing bond that will enhance your relationship with your dog

  • A solid foundation of skills with your puppy will set you up for a lifetime of good listening skills


Still have questions?

  • Do we get to interact with trainers?

    This is what is truly special about our programs!

    You get access to trainers 6 days a week to ask questions. You can email, call or post in the support group.

    In addition to the video lessons, you'll get to attend weekly live stream classes where we talk about important topics like nipping, barking and capturing good behaviour. If you can't make it live, watch the recording anytime in the Extras section. Take advantage of all of the previous live lessons which are available for your learning!

    Join us for a live 1 hour Rapid-Fire Q&A every week! With all of this, plus DAILY Q&A in the group, you'll NEVER feel alone!

  • What's included?

    For 12 weeks, you'll get access to the full Puppy Essentials program - everything from nipping to building calm behaviour for handling, grooming and vet visits. Check out the full course curriculum above!

    You'll also get access to support from the McCann Dog's Professional Trainers and membership in the Exclusive Support Group.

  • How long do I get access?

    You get access to all program features for 12 full weeks

  • Will this course work for my dog?

    The benefit of McCann Dogs Home School is the collective decades of experience of the trainers behind it. If you run into a problem, chances are we’ve seen it and solved it before. Purchasing Puppy Essentials gives you access to an amazing program that will take you step-by-step through the process of training the skills all pup's need in order to grow into a well-rounded and safe 4-legged family member. Since dogs are not robots, when they do something different or unexpected, you’ll be able to use your unlimited support options to call on our experience and troubleshoot the less common problems.

  • Who is this course for?

    Puppy Essentials is anyone with a puppy between the ages of 8 weeks and 6 months

  • Can I enroll anytime?

    Yes! Our doors are always open. Start anytime and you’ll get full access to all content and support for as long as you're a member.

  • What if I decide it’s not the right course for me?

    No problem! Let us know within 48 hours in order to get a full refund. We're THAT confident that implementing what you learn in the course will work.

  • What if my dog is older than 6 months?

    If your pup is older than 6 months, we encourage you to look at our My Dog Can Life-Skills program. We can support you through any lingering puppy issues and get you going on the skills that are important for an older puppy.

  • Will I get as much out of this as I would if I went to a class?

    We get this question a lot and truly, it’s very dependent on your personality. If you are the type of person who can’t get through tasks without having someone stand over you to dictate, you should get to a class! If you like to work through things at your own pace; if you like to watch instruction more than once; if there are multiple members of your family that would like to participate in training; and if you can keep working through the material without someone ‘cracking the whip’, join us in McCann Dogs Home School! Because of all of the support options and the discussion in the exclusive Member Group, Puppy Essentials has the potential to give you much, much more than a once a week class. A well-trained puppy is just the tip of the iceberg!

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