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Wild Puppy Mini-course

Selected lessons from the full "From Wild Puppy 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 new puppy.

You love your new pup, but he is 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 doubt that this can ever work!

Beverley calmly takes you through the first steps to get attention from your puppy, to get him to respond quickly to his lead, and how to teach loads of impulse control through play. No more biting, no more grabbing, no more scratches and nips! 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!


"The last three days with Maple have been incredible. Just learning your thoughts about puppies shifted my perspective enormously."

Lisa and Maple, 8 weeks old

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


Class Curriculum


  Choice Training - what is it?
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  Getting your puppy's attention!
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  Your puppy can quickly learn to respond to the lead
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  The best game ever with your new puppy!
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  What next for me and my pup?
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"Thank you Beverley for giving me the tools not to completely lose my cool and to know what to do."

Cluny and Echo


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 puppy?
Absolutely! Once you are able to speak the same language your puppy will understand just what you want. No more senseless battles with a little scrap who doesn't know what you are asking!

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