At 3LostDogs.com, I’ve been helping people in situations like these for years. The “new puppy blues” has become my specialty. I wanted to make something that would help people make it through the blues and actually enjoy life with their puppies. That’s why Puppy Survival School was born.
Puppy Survival School is a comprehensive self-study online program. It’ll walk you through pretty much every aspect of training, socializing and caring for a puppy. When you register, you get lifetime access. There are no deadlines, no expiration dates. So you can refer back to the lessons in the program as often as you need to, as long as you need to.
In October 2016, I adopted River, a four-month-old Belgian malinois, from a shelter (what was a purebred malinois doing in a shelter? No clue! But there was a whole litter of them! It’s a MYSTERY).
Starting on day one, I filmed nearly everything I did with River. House training, obedience training, problem solving, socializing, playing, cuddling, adventuring, etc.
A few months later, I decided that River needed a friend, so I went back to the shelter and adopted Hazel, a three-month-old lab/pit bull mix.
I filmed everything I did with her, too.
All this footage became the Puppy Survival School.
This is no fancy studio production. These videos were recorded in my messy house, with my noisy housemates, with a resident cat who liked to wander into the shot.
You’ll see these puppies learning, making progress, and growing. I’ll even point out my mistakes.
You won’t have to use your imagination to figure out how all these lessons fit into real life – you’ll get to watch them happen in real life.
All about puppy body language and behavior.
If you don’t have your puppy yet, this course will help prevent behavior problems and establish good habits right off the bat. If you have a puppy who’s driving you crazy, this course will help you immediately get problems under control and be a lot less overwhelmed.
The things that are important for all puppies to know, but that often end up being problem areas if they’re done incorrectly.
Make the potty training process as simple and drama-free as possible.
Get those needle-sharp teeth under control!
You know your puppy needs to “be socialized,” but what does that even mean? And how do you do it without becoming a giant ball of stress?
Video tutorials for teaching your puppy all the important commands and manners she needs to know, using fun games and puppy-friendly methods. Learn how to teach your puppy:
The What Was I Thinking phase (WTFWIT, for short) is part of the new-puppy-adjustment period that happens to many people. It’s the part where everything is terrible, and you think you made a huge mistake by adopting this puppy.
I'll talk about my experience with this phase, and teach you how to survive it.
5 Signs You’re Experiencing a Case of WTFWIT
If you can relate to these statements, you’re smack in the middle of the WTFWIT phase. Puppy Survival School can help with that.
We have forums where you can meet other people dealing with the same puppy challenges as you, commiserate about the WTFWIT phase, share your progress, and swap dog stories. I'll be hanging out there a lot during grand-opening month. Come say hi!
To register, click the button below to head over to the brand-new 3 Lost Dogs Academy:
“I won’t be getting a puppy until next year. Should I join now or wait?” Join now, to take advantage of the grand opening price. The program is self-paced so even if you don’t start for months, it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready. (Plus, it’s good to start preparing way in advance for a puppy)
“Is this an ebook?” Nope! This is an online course with lots of videos, as well as written lessons. Access it with your username and password from anywhere, on any device.
“Is this mobile-friendly?” Yep! The design is fully responsive, for a great experience on any device. Take the courses on your computer, phone, and/or tablet.