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Challenging Dog Mini-course

Selected lessons from the full "From Challenging Dog to Brilliant Family Dog" online course

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Beverley has picked out four complete lessons from the full course to get you results - fast! - with your dog, whether this is your brand new rescue dog who's just arrived, or your family pet who has been naughty for years!

You love your dog (yes, you do!), but he's really trying your patience right now! Find out how to “speak dog” and actually communicate with him, instead of having those senseless battles of wills that may be happening now, making you wonder why you got a dog in the first place!

Beverley calmly takes you through the first steps to get attention from your dog, to get her to respond quickly to her lead, and how to teach loads of impulse control through play. No more biting, no more grabbing, no more stealing your things! The dogs demonstrating their learning were all new dogs - not ones which had been schooled to perfection beforehand!

Once you’ve worked through the videos in this course you’ll be ready to start the journey proper - with your Brilliant Family Dog!


"I am so grateful to Beverley for the knowledge she has given me on how to communicate with my dogs."

Patricia with Angel and Poet, Labradors


Your Instructor


Beverley Courtney
Beverley Courtney

I’ve been training dogs for many years. First for competitive dog sports and over time to be stellar family pets. I found that a force-free approach was by far the most successful, effective, and rewarding for me, my dogs, and my students. It's a fascinating subject and I am continually studying and learning.

Almost ten years of teaching thousands of students in my Puppy and New Dog classes have taught me so much about how the critters learn and develop!

Having to learn how to make life acceptable for my own Growly Dog gave me the tools - and the empathy - to work with hundreds of students who have come to me in despair at their much-loved dog's "aggressive" behaviour.

My style of teaching has been influenced by my students. These dog-owners are not looking for competition-standard training; what they want is a Brilliant Family Dog they can take anywhere. Working with real dogs and their real owners keeps me humble - and resourceful! You could be brilliant at training dogs, but it's no use if you can’t convey this enthusiasm and knowledge to the person the dog has to live with. So I’m grateful for everything my students have taught me about how they learn best.

Beverley Courtney BA(Hons) CBATI CAP2 MAPDT(UK) ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor

and author of the popular Brilliant Family Dog book series


"RJ loves the lessons. When he hears the theme music, he comes over and gets ready for training sessions."

Joan and RJ, Miniature Schnauzer

Class Curriculum


  Choice Training - what is it?
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  Getting your dog's attention!
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  Your dog can quickly learn to respond to the lead
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  The best game ever with your dog!
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  What next - where do we go from here?
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"You are doing great work Beverley – always walking the extra mile - it is very much appreciated. My relationship with my dog has grown by leaps and bounds doing this course. Huge thank you."

Stella and Henna, Standard Poodle

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can this really help with my new dog - or even my dog who has been naughty for years?
Absolutely! Once you are able to speak the same language your dog will understand just what you want. No more senseless battles with someone who has no idea what you are asking!

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