Over 100 videos that demonstrate, step-by-step, all of the essential exercises and explain all of the crucial concepts
Downloadable and printable documents to help you keep track of key aspects of your pup's training
Short quizzes to help you review and retain essential ideas
All organized into 5 developmental stages to make it crystal clear what you should do and when
“This course is a life-line, sanity saver and the best education any dog owner can have! We brought Marley home 3.5 weeks ago and after the first week, I didn't think it would work out with him…. I felt lost, confused and overwhelmed with a big case of Puppy Blues… This course is what saved me from returning the puppy... The length of the videos are nice and short and bite-sized, the introduction at the start of each video and the recap summary afterwards ties up each learning segment with a neat little bow, and each step forward feels like we are truly making progress in a specific and measurable direction.”Ashley G.
“The Essential Puppy course is absolutely wonderful! In the best Dunbars' traditions. It is very thoughtfully designed. The guidelines are crystal clear and precise. Kelly's demonstrations are immensely helpful and Jamie's summaries are very pointed. The comments that are provided in writing are absolutely valuable and quizzes help to run a good self-estimate of what I learn. I can't THANK YOU all enough for this work! ”Olga B.
“The first half of the puppy course has been phenomenal. It all makes so much sense and you both explain and demonstrate things beautifully. I’m a first-time dog owner and was actually quite stressed about doing things right. Now we’re both feeling excited and confident. Heartfelt thanks to you all 😊”Chris G.
“Everything is so well laid out and easy to follow along. Thanks so much for the lessons, tips and tricks in the Essential Puppy course. ”Debbi T.
In 1982, Dr. Ian Dunbar invented off-leash puppy training and socialization classes and revolutionized the world of dog training forever, when he founded SIRIUS® Puppy Training.
Since then, SIRIUS puppy training classes have been imitated all around the world, and at SIRIUS we have now trained more than 100,000 puppies! Ian has gone on to produce multiple books and videos, host a television program in the UK, found the world's largest professional association of dog trainers (The APDT), and give thousands of seminars and workshops about puppy and dog training.
In 2016, we created this website, Dunbar Academy to make our puppy and dog training content available online and on-demand, to students all around the world.
We have been refining and reinventing the best puppy training methods over the past four decades and now, with the Essential Puppy Training Course, Kelly Gorman Dunbar and Jamie Dunbar have taken all of our collective puppy training experience and expertise and distilled it into a single, simple, easy-to-follow course.
This is the most comprehensive and cohesive puppy training course in the world, created by the same team that invented and popularized modern puppy training classes.