Good Puppy on the Go

  • Author: Gila Kurtz
  • Level: Beginner
  • Length: 1.5 hours
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Lesson series: Good Dog on the Go!
If you have a new puppy or you're planning on getting one, our puppy course is just what you need. Set your puppy and entire household up for success. Learn the basics of puppy training, the tools you’ll need to make your training job easier, puppy management skills, and problem solving techniques. Watch at home & train on the go.
  • Training Videos: 35
  • Video time: 91 minutes
  • Recommended Training Tools: Leash, treats, treat pouch, dog bed/crate, food dispensing toy

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Dog training exercises that everyone can do.
Reward based training that is gentle and effective.
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Course contents

What's included?

Puppies 101 online puppy training course was designed to start new pet parents and their puppies off on the right paw. Reward based puppy training exercises include introduction exercises to set puppy up for success, basic puppy training exercises, and problem prevention and troubleshooting. 35 videos in all with reward based puppy training expert, Gila Kurtz.

This is not an instant fix program. Each puppy will learn at their own pace. Individual circumstances will effect the length of time needed to practice some exercises. Repetition and consistence is key for getting positive results. Our program does not address aggressive or fear based behavior in dogs or puppies, which requires the assistance of a reward based dog training professional.

This course is designed for adult humans and puppies. Our program does not address aggressive or fear based behavior in dogs, which requires the assistance of a reward based dog training professional.

Your dog is unique

It's important to remember that every dog is unique, just as every child is unique. Each dog will have its own learning style and attention span. Your dog may learn some training games quickly, while others may take more practice. If your dog walks away in the middle of a training game or you're not getting the response you're hoping for, that's OK. Stop and come back later.

Does not address aggression or fear

The Good Dog program does not address aggressive or fear based behaviors in dogs, which require the assistance of a positive reinforcement dog training professional.

Watch the videos in order

We recommend watching the videos in the order provided. For the training game videos, we recommend mastering one game before moving to the next. Each training game builds on skills for future games. The exceptions are the TTouch exercises. These gentle petting and relaxation exercises can be used anywhere in the program with any frequency.

Meet the instructor

Gila Kurtz

Gila Kurtz is a serial entrepreneur who found her deepest passion in working with dogs and their people. She is a Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Dog is Good, a lifestyle brand for dog lovers. The company creates original messaging and design for a broad array of products to celebrate and “share the unique joy one feels living life with Dog”. Along with her husband, Jon Kurtz, Gila has turned her love for dogs into a thriving business and highly recognizable brand.

She is the bestselling author of Fur Covered Wisdom…A Dog Can Change the Way You See the World, which quickly became a #1 International Best Seller on Amazon in both the Pet and Self-Help Categories.

Course Lessons

It is our hope that your family comes together to work with your family dog through this program and it provides many opportunities over the upcoming months to enjoy each other and have fun. Not every lesson will be perfect and not every dog will pick up a new skill on the first try, but that's OK. Keep practicing and feel free to contact us with questions or problems. Good luck and starting training!

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and you'll be provided continuous access to the training videos. Take your time and watch them as many times as you like. Repetition is good for everyone. 

Was this written by a professional dog trainer?

Yes it was. Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA, BS, was a professional reward based dog trainer for more than thirteen years. She was also Fear Free certified and a Tellington TTouch Guild Member.

What does reward based dog training mean?

Reward based dog training or positive reinforcement dog training uses praise and/or treats to reward your dog for doing something you want him to do. Dogs quickly learn what behavior to repeat to get praise and rewards. Reward based training does not use punishment, force, or any type of training device that injures or hurts your dog.