The Nuts 'n' Bolts of Teaching Dogs eCourse

Giving you the system you need to have the dog you want -without using corrections

Is This You?

    • Worried about how to train your new dog?
    • Embarrassed about their behaviour, or concerned about little problems getting bigger?  
    • Feel as if you’re driving a runaway train with no idea where it’s going?  Or how to stop?
    • Your brain is in a whirl from conflicting advice – and you’re anxious about doing the ‘wrong’ thing?
You’re not alone.  Taking on a dog is a huge responsibility and you want to do the very best job you can. However, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare…

Instead, imagine...

Being able to communicate with your dog so they listen – every time
Feeling in control of situations because your dog is incredibly responsive, even at a distance and with distractions
Having the skills to continue training beyond ‘sit’, ‘come’, ‘heel’
Feeling great about the relationship you have with your dog
Knowing  how to effectively use the humane training methods recommended by veterinarians around the globe.^^^
You might be thinking "but rewards only work for some dogs or for teaching tricks however, reward-based training has been successfully and extensively used since the 1940’s in zoos, the entertainment industry, with service animals and in the military (mainly with dolphins and birds).
It’s totally possible to use rewards and have a happy, responsive, well behaved dog you can be proud to take anywhere. And that’s what this course enables you do.
What will I learn?
The 5 step, scientifically proven, system of teaching your dog what you want, when you want, no matter what your situation or what kind of dog you have.  You'll learn how to:
    • Understand your dog's mind and how best to teach them, so you can avoid conflict and misunderstandings between you and your dog.
    • Effectively give your dog specific feedback, so they know when they’re right. This is the key to streamlining your training, making it efficient and fun for both of you.
    • Quickly and kindly show your dog what you want them to learn, removing the guesswork and frustration for both of you.
    • Ask your dog to do something, so they always understand you.
    • Take your dog from Pre-school level to University, so they listen and respond even in difficult situations or around distractions. This is the key to having a dog that reliably does as you ask. 
    • Break down and plan your training, so both of you can be successful every step of the way.

What Do I Get?

The course is delivered online via a designated course hosting platform, so you have a great learning experience with an easy to use interface.
6 sections, 4-6 lessons each.
    • 6 downloadable PDF workbooks with a total of 25 activities
    • 24 lessons as text and downloadable audio files
    • 38 demo videos
Downloadable PDF ‘Recipe Book’ of 3 example training plans
Lifetime** access to all learning materials
    • Free Fb support group, in case you have questions; and learning with others is always more fun.

What's My Investment?

If you don’t like The Nuts 'n' Bolts of Teaching Dogs for any reason, you're covered. Enrol today and you can simply ask for a refund anytime within the next 30 days.

...excellent wording and explanations, but also doesn’t talk down to you. It gave me the basis for how to teach ANYTHING.  And why something works or why it doesn’t." 
Amy M. and Sprocket
"First I want to thank you so much for all the hard work you do to give us these amazing courses. I’m learning so much and you make it easy to understand.

My ratbag terrier is really benefiting from your training methods."
Trish O. and Bonnie
"I found the videos really helpful. As a visual person, verbal and written instructions don't always make sense to a novice dog owner like me.

It's also good to see the 'not quite perfect' outcomes to see how to handle those as well - just as important I think."
Lynne D. and Chip
"…without Sarah’s guidance I don’t think we could have successfully helped Tui learn the ways of the world so well."
Hannah S. and Tui
 "Sarah – you are an excellent instructor with obvious skill in this area. You are generous in sharing your knowledge and I look forward to us working together some more!"
Megan B and Ziggy
"You gave us the tools to navigate our way to sanity."
Jo I. and Gretal

Why Now? 

What a dog learns first, they learn best – teach them the wrong thing at the outset and you could be cursing your mistake for the rest of your dog’s life.  
Already made some booboos?  It’s never too late to improve your dog's behaviour, even if you have a bit of ‘repair work’ to do. The faster you start, the quicker you can turn things around and the less work you’ll have to do to see the results you dream about.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s my risk?
None.  I'm confident you'll love this course! But if you don’t like The Nuts 'n' Bolts of Teaching Dogs for any reason you're covered.  Enrol today and you can simply ask for a refund anytime within the next 30 days.
What if I’m short on time?
No problem.  The course is delivered in six manageable modules. Each module is further broken into small 'snack-size' lessons that shouldn't take you longer than 30 minutes each to digest.  Obviously the hands on dog-training time is in addition to the screen time you'll need.  
Because you have lifetime access, if life gets in the way and you have to take a break, the course will still be here for you once you have time again. 
I don’t want an information dump! Will the course be overwhelming?
No! Overwhelming your learner is poor teaching/training and I do my very best to avoid it. The course is delivered in six manageable modules. Each module is further broken into small 'snack-size' lessons that shouldn't take you longer than 30 minutes each to digest.  
What do I do if I get stuck or don’t understand something?
You can always ask me questions in the free FaceBook group.  You're encouraged to ask questions, share epiphanies and celebrate successes - that's what the group is for.  I check it daily so you're never left hanging wondering what to do next.
Will this course help me fix my dog's anxiety/fearfulness/aggression?
    • Although you may gain a greater understanding of why your dog behaves the way he does, this course is NOT designed to walk you through the complex task of changing emotional problems such as anxiety, fear or aggression.  Please see a qualified in-person trainer for that.
Will this course help me stop my dog _____ (fill in the blank)?
    • This course covers ‘teaching what you want’.  Check out the Sanity Savers ebook for reward based methods of stopping and preventing problems.
Will this course help me teach my dog how to do fun things like fetch a beer from the fridge?
Unfortunately not!  Any behaviour that requires an “and” to describe it is a chain. E.g. "go to the fridge AND open it AND grab a beer AND bring it back".  
This course will help you to teach individual parts of a chain so that when you're ready to put them together each link is nice and strong but building chains is a topic for another course.  

**Lifetime means up to five years.  If, for any reason,  the course/website etc. needs to be removed, you'll be given email notification and the opportunity (1 month) to download the course materials before they become unavailable.