Victoria-based canine training and behavioural counselling company, CommuniCanine, is offering an online course to help homebound puppy owners train their pets.

Vancouver Islanders who adopted an eight weeks to seven month old pup during this period of lockdown and are having a hard time training them are invited to register for the Perfect Puppy 101 Online Program.

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The $125 course runs for one month, from May 15 to June 15, and covers all the bases needed to have a well rounded, trained canine companion.

Registrants will be given access to an exclusive Facebook group where Darcie Jennings, company owner and professional trainer for over 21 years, will be sharing new tutorial videos twice a week.

These videos will provide information on successful housetraining strategies, how to stop puppies from biting, tutorials on grooming and prepping pups for the vet, foundation skills like sit, down, come, and others.

A snippet of Jennings’ expertise can be found in this article, where she informs readers on ways to successfully socialize their new puppies in the middle of a pandemic.

The videos posted in the Facebook group can be accessed at any time as the course is self paced, and puppy owners can share videos of themselves training their pets to receive feedback from the instructor.

There will also be live Q&A sessions on the Facebook group to ensure everyone is on the right track.

Interested pet owners can register for the course by filling out this form.