Family Dog I

You want your dog to be a good family canine companion...but how do you do that?! Your dog will need to understand how to better navigate a human world, and this means mastering some foundation skills. We do just that in this introductory course.

Course Details

Using fun and engaging training games that make sense to your dog, we will help them understand what they need to do day-to-day to be a "good dog". This includes:

  • Offering automatic sits when they want something
  • Learning to greet people politely
  • Going to their bed during "people time" (mealtime, watching a movie, etc.)
  • Waiting politely at doors instead of rushing through
  • Coming when called
  • Staying in place when asked
  • Introduction to walking nicely on-leash
  • and much more!

Likewise, we will help YOU be a better dog owner! You will walk away with a better understanding of why your dog may be doing something in the first place and how you can better set them, and yourself, up for success.



Webinar Suggestions: 

Learn About Clicker Training Webinar: We will be using marker and clicker training in this course. Get a crash course on why this is used, how it is effective and how you can use it with your dog with this webinar.

Mighty Management for Dog Owners Webinar: Training is important, but proper management can avoid a lot of problems from happening in the first place. Learn these tips in this webinar.

Learn How to Speak Dog Vol. 1 Webinar: Our dogs are talking to us all the time. Learn how to tell what exactly they are saying with this webinar.

What You Will Need:

  • flat or martingale collar
  • front-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10'-15' long line
  • LOTS of small, soft and yummy treats

Course Outline

  • Sit: The Best Default Behavior
  • Puppy Push-Ups: Making Sit, Down, Stand Fun!
  • Successful Stays: Duration, Distance and Distractions
  • Training a Solid Come When Called Behavior
  • Teaching Patience: Doorways, Greetings and Play
  • Introduction to Walking Nicely On-Leash
  • Putting It All Together

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor




 AKC Scent Work Judge

 USCSS CSD and Judge

 AKC CGC Evalutor and Instructor

 C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

 Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


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Auditor Enrollment

Perfect intermediary

Full access to all course materials

Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


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Watcher Enrollment

Self-taught option

Full access to all course materials

May view general forum

May view homework forum

May not post or ask questions


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NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course and forum.

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