Welcome to Pooch-Perfect Pregnancy!

Firstly, congratulations! If you've found this course, that means you're either pregnant, or in the exciting stages of planning for a baby! It also means that you're a dedicated dog guardian and want to do what's best for your dog before your baby comes along.

The Pooch-Perfect course will give you everything you need to give you and your dog the skills needed to adapt to life with a new-born baby.

Pooch-Perfect Pregnancy has been tested under fire!  Your Trainers Adam and Claire will take you through the exercise, methods and techniques they used to prepare their dogs for their new arrivals!  They’ve also added some new material based on their experiences during the 9 months and after.  Watch how Claire’s bump is there in some videos and gone in others! 

Each video tutorial will show you how the exercise looks, how it works and why it's important. 

Enjoy yourself, have fun with your dog, and well done! You’ve made a sound investment for your dog in researching ways to help them and your new family’s happiness over the years to come!


Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome!

    • Meet The Trainers

  • 2

    Getting To Know Your Dog

    • Your Dog's Ancestry

    • How Dog's Learn

    • Finding Your Dog's Motivation

    • Freework Tutorial

  • 3

    Setting Your Dog Up For Success

    • Reward Markers

    • Cue Vs Command

    • Practice Makes Perfect

    • Proofing

  • 4

    Planning Ahead

    • Researching Dog Carers

  • 5

    Foundations of Dog Skills

    • Down

    • Relaxation Protocols - Bed Settle

    • Drop (Letting Go Of Toys)

    • Leaving Items The Dog Shouldn't Have

    • Enough Cue

    • Release Cue

    • Desensitising Walking Equipment

    • Avoiding Common Training Mistakes

  • 6

    Foundations of Baby Skills

    • Introducing Your Dog To Baby Gates

    • Introducing Your Dog To Baby Equipment

    • Introducing Your Dog To Bedside Cots - Part 1

    • Introducing Your Dog To Bedside Cots - Part 2

  • 7

    Crate Training

    • Crate Intro

    • Crate Stage 1

    • Crate Stage 2

    • Crate Stage 3

    • Crate Stage 4

    • Crate Stage 5

    • Crate Stage 6

    • Crate Stage 7

    • Crate Stage 8

  • 8

    Barrier Training

    • Setting Up Your Barriers

    • Creating A Safe Space

    • Strengthening Boundaries

    • Increasing Criteria - Movement

    • Improving Settle Points

    • Increasing Criteria - Planned Absence Training

    • Increasing Criteria - Distance & Duration

  • 9

    Prams, Pushchairs and Strollers

    • Stage 1

    • Stage 2

    • Stage 3

    • Stage 4

    • Stage 5

    • Stage 6

    • Stage 7

  • 10

    Conditioned Emotional Responses

    • Look At That (LAT) Training

    • Proofing The LAT Training

    • Baby Proofing the LAT

    • Increasing Criteria - Moving With Baby

    • Introducing Your Dog To Baby Sounds

    • Bringing It All Together

  • 11

    Making Your Changes Ahead Of Time

    • Decreasing Exercise

    • Increasing Enrichment

    • The Importance of Chews

  • 12

    Retrospective Training - Training We Didn't Realise We Needed!

    • Intro

    • Baby Carrier

    • Patting/Burping Baby

    • Play Mat

  • 13

    Threshold Training - Door Manners

    • Introduction

    • Stage 1

    • Stage 2

    • Stage 3

    • Stage 4

    • Stage 5

    • Stage 6

    • Stage 7

  • 14

    Problem Prevention - Leave Training

    • Nappy Management

    • Introducing the Leave Exercise

    • Strengthening the Leave Exercise

  • 15

    Last Minute Preparations

    • Pre Loading Kongs

    • Organise Day Care Or Walker

    • Pack Your Dog's Bag

  • 16

    First Impressions Count

    • Introducing Baby Scent

    • Introducing Scent Using Freework

    • Classical Conditioning - Scent

    • Classical Conditioning - Sight

    • Bringing It All Together

    • Learning To Disengage From Baby

  • 17

    What To Do If You're Struggling

    • Help!

Are you ready to give your dog the best start possible to life with a mini human?