This collection of free courses is intended for anyone interested in the welfare of dogs — for prospective, new, or longtime puppy/dog owners and for dog professionals. 

All of these courses are free.

Please enroll in all of them by using the button above and share the information with all of your friends that love dogs, especially those who are thinking about buying or adopting a puppy, so that every puppy receives the FIRST CHANCE stellar education and upbringing that it deserves and will not require second chance rehabilitation in a shelter or rescue.

If you are a prospective or new puppy/dog owner, you should start by reading the Guide to Getting a Dog so that you fully understand the critical importance of early socialization and training for preventing the development of predictable behavior and temperament problems. With that in mind, it is our hope that you will only consider purchasing or adopting a puppy/dog that has already begun housetraining and socialization at their breeder or shelter,  and that you will know how to continue their housetraining and socialization program during your puppy/dog’s first few weeks at home.

If you already have a puppy or dog that has missed out on some of the early puppyhood socialization and training that we recommend, please don't despair.

You can’t change the past but you can change the present and the future. You can resolve behavior problems and have fun teaching basic manners at any time in your dog’s life but you must start now. Almost all behavior problems will take longer to resolve the older your dog, so please sign up for the Behavior Problems Crash Course and start training today.  

If you would like to learn more about dog behavior and training, please check out the Top Dog Academy

The Top Dog Academy provides access to pretty much everything on Dunbar Academy, including 100s of hours of dog training videos, seminars and workshops, plus ebooks, podcasts, live webinars, worksheets and more! As a member, you'll also be able to join an exclusive Facebook group where you can advice from the Dunbars, other professional dog trainers, and dog owners. As a member, you can also email us with questions about your dog's behavior and training, and one of our dog training experts will help you determine the best course of action for your unique situation.

The Top Dog Academy costs $20/month and comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and may be canceled easily at any time.