Course Description

Does this sound like you?

  • You've recently brought home your new puppy.
  • You tried to enroll into puppy classes and been told he's too old.
  • Your puppy is already causing you puppy problems at home.
  • You and your partner have differing opinions on how to fix the problems and;
  • Your family, friends and the greater Facebook community all tell you something different so, now you're totally confused!

I'll let you in on a secret......this used to be me before I became a dog trainer

My name is Colleen and my first Rottie was an angel, so when it was time to get another dog I couldn't go past the breed for my new companion.  This time however, it was a whole different story: I nearly returned her to the breeder 3 times by the time she was 6 months old!

She was 'out of control' and nothing I did worked.  I followed all the advice from people who 'knew what they were talking about' and it all just seemed the more I pushed her, the more she pushed back and she just got worse.

It never occurred to me to hire a dog trainer so I ended up looking for a dog training course in a bid to learn what I should be doing.  As soon as I started the TAFE course, my lecturer said "you're going to be a dog trainer one day".  "No way" I said, and the rest is history.

Why I went on to train people like you, is that there is a huge disparity between what we've always done and what we should be doing with evidence from scientific studies of how dogs think, feel and behave - and none of it has anything to do with being the 'Alpha', 'The Top Dog' or 'The Pack Leader'

If only I knew then, what I know now!

The answers you're looking for are all here!

After running Puppy Classes for the last 7 years, you can now have all the information I know you need. With step by step modules from a qualified, behavioural dog trainer you can raise your puppy through to adulthood by following our tried and proven methods which are caring and sensitive. These methods will strengthen the bond between you.  

If you can't find the answer, then add your question to the discussion - we're adding more content all the time.

What is included in the membership?

The Monthly Membership gives you access to a huge range of information for every stage of your dog's life - even from before you get your puppy!

There is more being added all the time: More videos, Articles, Q&A's, Interviews, Challenges and all things dog related.

Check out the huge list of videos and downloads below that you get to start with.

Still not sure?  For only $5.00 you can have a few days to look around and see what we have to offer you.  See the bottom of the page for a trial offer.

Owner of Manners n More

Colleen O'Dea

Owner & Operator of Manners ‘n’ More Companion Dog Training. I hold a current qualification as a Nationally Qualified Dog Trainer and in Teaching and Assessing. Currently working towards my Cert 4 in Companion Animal Studies.I am a lecturer of Companion Animal Studies at Challenger Institute of Technology.Above all I am proudly owned by 3 beautiful Rottweilers, and an advocate for the breed and responsible dog ownership.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

  • 2

    Before You Get Your Puppy

    • Welcome to Primo Puppy

    • Before You Get Your Puppy eBook

    • Attending Puppy School

  • 3

    Bringing Puppy Home

    • After You Get Your Puppy eBook

    • Toilet Training Tips

    • Body Conditioning

  • 4

    Learn the ABC's of Puppy Training

  • 5

    Now You've Learnt Your ABC's..........

    • Confidence Building Exercise

    • Impulse Control

  • 6

    Puppy Problems

    • Teaching Puppy "What to Do"

    • Puppy Biting

  • 7

    Adult Training - Basic Manners

    • Adult Dog Training

    • Bridges and Markers

    • Installing the 'YES'

    • Touch Game

    • On Lead Recall

    • Sit at Front

    • Sit at Side

    • Drop

    • Drop from Stand

    • Sit, Drop, Sit......

  • 8

    Adult Training - Focus Walk

    • Focus Walk Warm Up

    • Pre-Walk Strategy

    • Call In -Turn About

    • 5 Steps Forward - With Lure

    • 5 Steps Forward - Remove Lure

    • Lead Shortening

    • Left Turn

    • Right Turn

    • Challenge

    • 10 Steps Forward - Remove Lure

  • 9

    Adult Training - Yes, Good Dog

    • Yes, Good Dog Intro

    • Yes, Good Dog - Module 1

    • Yes, Good Dog - Module 2

    • At Home

    • Walking

    • In the Car

    • In the Car

    • At the Cafe

    • At the Park

    • At the Groomers

  • 10

    Monthy Bonus Material

    • DoTerra For Dogs

    • Tricks

    • Challenge

    • Training Tips

    • Enrichment Road Tests

    • Members Q & A's

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