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Puppy School

This self-paced online course will help your puppy to grow up to be a happy and confident adult dog.

What you will learn

Common Puppy Problems

We will discuss all those common puppy problems and how to over come them.

Dog in a Box

Puppy Training

We will cover all the basics like sit, settle, stay, drop, leave it, come and walking nicely.

Hungry Dog

How to Raise a Confident Puppy

We will show you how to create independence and build their confidence to the world around them as well as how to socialise your puppy in this current climate.

Whippet Dog

Puppy School

Register today for £50

The online puppy school is a 6 week course which covers the following content:

Common puppy problems:


  • How to settle your puppy at night

  • Crate / Play Pen Training 

  • How to stop mouthing & biting

  • Toilet Training 

  • Socialisation - what is it and how to do it properly

  • Getting used to being home alone

  • How to choose the best diet

6 Weekly lessons:

  • Response to name

  • Engagement

  • Sit and stay

  • Settle and learn to be calm

  • How to socialise your puppy before they can start to go outside

  • To come back when called

  • To walk nicely on a loose lead

  • Door dashing manners

  • Food manners

  • Leave food and other novel items

  • A reliable drop cue

  • Enrichment activities to build independence 

  • Stop jumping up

You will also get:

  • At the end of each lesson there is a downloadable homework sheet so the whole family can get involved.

  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your training progress and meet other like minded dog owners. 

  • Ask questions with the head trainer any time via email, text, phone or through the private Facebook group.

Puppy Gold Package

Register today for £80

The gold package includes the online puppy school plus 1hr Zoom consultation.

How does the zoom consultation work?

  1. I will set up a Zoom meeting and email you the link

  2. We conduct the training consultation just as we would face to face. I can couch you through the training exercises from my house while you practice in yours. 

  3. I then send you a detailed lesson plan with training video tutorials. 


It’s straightforward and relaxed as well as being effective and efficient. 

Puppy Diamond Package

Register today for £120

The diamond package includes the online puppy school plus 2x 1hr Zoom consultations.

How is it structured?

Dog's Portrait

Online Access to:

Over 30 recorded video step by 

step training lessons along with lots of reading resources.

Dog's Portrait

Homework sheets

Weekly printable PDF homework sheets so the whole family can get involved.

Dog Portrait

Private Puppy FB Group

Connect with the CDS team and other puppy owners as we share the puppy journey together. You can show us your progress and ask as many questions as you like.

What are people saying?

Molly dog

" Due to the lockdown we have been following Melissa’s online training for our puppy. We have completed a 6 week training programme. Each video has clear instructions and advice and Melissa has followed this up with a weekly Q&A . We were extremely worried about missing socialising and training activities due to the lockdown but Melissa has provided an amazing service in the circumstances. The service has been outstanding and I would highly recommend Melissa’s dog services."

Ailish O'kelly

Working cocker

" The puppy school program has been amazing. We got our Working Cocker Spaniel puppy just after the lockdown and socialisation was one of our biggest worries along with implementing good behaviour right from the start. I stumbled on Melissa's course though her very informative blog post on socialising your puppy during a pandemic. All the class videos are easily to follow and I have seen a massive progress in Collin's behaviour. Melissa's advice on how to stop Collin from biting us has been a life safer too. Melissa has also been there to answer our questions throughout the course. We have had a fantastic services."

Adel Long

Starting from £50

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Your Trainer

Melissa Hartnack will be your trainer through out the online puppy school course and is the owner of Cambridge Dog Services. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience  when it comes to dog training, especially puppies.

Melissa has been teaching face to face puppy classes for the last 5 years and now she is taking you through everything she knows to help you raise a happy and confident puppy.

Melissa is a member of IMDT and makes sure that she is up to date with the latest scienfic training strategies.

Melissa Hartnack

Frequently Asked Questions

How old should my puppy be?

We recommend to start training your puppy as early as possible. Our training program is suitable for puppies ages 8 weeks up to 20 weeks old. 

How long is the course?

Our program is designed to be completed over a 6 week period. However you can take your time and go at your own pace.

There are plenty of tutorials and resources to help you as well as access to your trainer throughout the course.

How long do I get access for?

You will have access to the Puppy School for 6 months and access to our FB group for as long as you choose.

What if I get stuck?

You can contact us through the private FB group or via email and we will be happy to assist you.

Do you offer one to one training?

Yes we offer 1 hour private video consultations to help you and your new puppy settle in. We can talk through how you can puppy proof your home, look at your puppy pen and crate set up and get the whole family involved in training. You can book by selecting the option in the form above or clicking here

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