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In less than 8 weeks, you’ll learn how to set your young dog up for life, and love living with them! 


Let's sort out the nipping, jumping, barking, stealing & chewing, and help them become the well-rounded canine family member of your dreams. Learn how to understand and guide their social skills and confidence, as well as their listening skills, without relying on food for everything.

German Shepherd Dog holds a sit and stay

Over the last 20+ years, I've been working very closely with thousands of people and their dogs, via private sessions, group classes, board & train, online, and just about any format that you can think of. 


All breeds, ages, issues, and personalities. 


And the results have been amazing. 


So I’ve packaged up all of my knowledge, skills and processes into my online program to help dog owners just like you turn your adolescent boof-head into be a happy, friendly dog that listens and does as they’re asked.

Does your dog:

  • Need help calming down

  • Jump up or nip for attention

  • Bark just for the fun of it

  • Try to rush out the door or gate

  • Chase the cat or chickens

  • Harass the other dogs they play with

  • Steal things and chew them up

  • Do zoomies around the house 


Or all of the above and more, lol.


Poodle X Dog holds a drop

They're a bit unpleasant to live with and you know that's only going to get worse if you don’t start teaching them some manners and self-control pretty soon.


Now the good news is you can fix all of the above and more without changing their personality, no matter the breed. And if you think your breed is not trainable, I can tell you as a dog trainer and dog foster Mum I’ve successfully trained just about any breed that you can think of to be happy, respectful, and well-behaved members of society. 



All breeds are trainable with this method.

There are three main reasons dogs have bad manners:

1.     They truly don't understand what you want

2.    They understand what you want but they have no desire to do it 

3.     They understand what you want, and they want to do it, but they lack the self-control to override their impulses

Golden Retriever practicing Coming when called

Or any combination of the above depending on the situation, their age and where they are at in their learning journey at the time. 


Believe it or not, all these things are relatively easy to fix.

The difference between managing behaviours and eliminating them


Some training methods have the owner continuously juggling their dog's bad manners so that no one gets hurt or inconvenienced. This gets frustrating and draining and it gets harder to manage.

Our dogs are at a stage now where it’s easier to teach them rather than regret the lack of training later on when we find ourselves:

  • Locking the dog away when visitors come over because it's out of control

  • Not being able to put the dog outside for long because it barks, jumps on the door or destroys things

  • Opening the door or gate gingerly so you can get in or out without your dog barging through

  • Distracting the dog or luring it with a treat or toy to get it to stop doing something

  • Hiding your possessions so that they don't get destroyed. 

  • Walking your dog early in the morning or late at night when there are fewer distractions or so fewer people see you being walked by your dog 


In this situation, we are teaching our dogs that they don’t need to listen or control their natural impulses because we will do it for them if it’s truly needed. Then we wait for them to “grow out of it”, which unfortunately, often doesn’t happen and you find yourself still micromanaging your 12 or 14-year-old dog. 


Anytime you feel the need to say wait, sit, no, or stay you are probably micromanaging them

Maltese x Poodle dog stays on her mat

Instead, we want to start teaching our dogss now a clear set of rules. We want to teach it in a way that makes sure they understand what you want, that they have the desire to do it, and the self-control to make it happen. 

Once taught, we want them to obey the rules without you having to say anything or change anything about your routine or life. You can just live in harmony with your dog.


The above scenarios instead would play out like this:


  • Visitors come over, knock on the door or ring the doorbell, and your dog greets them excitedly, but with no barking or jumping, without you needing to say anything

  • You can put your dog outside whenever you want to, for hours at a time if you need to, and know that your dog will be calm and accepting

  • You say nothing as you open the door fully and your dog looks at you waiting for permission to go in or out

  • You don't need to distract your dog when it's naughty because the dog knows how to behave correctly

  • You leave your things wherever you want and your dog knows not to touch them

  • You can walk your dog whenever you want and be confident that you know how to handle any distraction you can encounter as it arises. 


Now is the best time to get them off to a great start, without the inconsistency of chopping and changing the rules along the way.


Imagine the relationship you’ll have with your dog and how deeply you’ll understand each other when all of the above is a breeze!

1.      One simple method that can teach any dog, so you'll be able to communicate exactly what you do want, and don’t want from them, in a way that genuinely makes sense to them, eliminating all the guesswork and frustration

2.     Getting your dog to listen to you under all types of distractions and testing them out in real-world scenarios - when they're excited, scared or distracted, or when they simply don't want to - this might even save their life one day 

So here's some of what we're going to work on

Two Labradors hold their Car Boundary

3.     Establishing a relationship where your dog sees you as the leader, has a real desire to please you and is certain that they can rely on you when they might be worried or overwhelmed 

4.     Building up your dog’s level of self-control in all different situations - this is a skill they're not born with but they can definitely learn and the more they practice, the more they're capable of despite the seemingly fun things going on around them

Border Collie holds Sit and Stay
Drop and Stay

5.     Eliminating jumping for good (unless you invite them to jump) - you'll have visitors over and your dog will greet them without jumping on them or you'll come home wearing nice clothes and be safe from muddy paws 

6.     Stopping the barking before it becomes nuisance barking - you don't need to know every time someone walks past the front fence or when a bird is in the yard

7.     Applying the method to nipping & mouthing, barging through doors, stealing & chewing things, and any other behaviours that we would not want our fully grown dog to be doing down the track

8.     Good quality reliable obedience commands without needing food bribes – sit & stay, drop & stay, recall, walking nicely on the lead, staying on their mat and many others you may never have thought of

Two dogs learning to not rush out an open door
Multiple dog socialisation

9.     Strategies for you to be able to create and control good quality social situations – start dealing with leash reactivity, frustration, overexcited pushy behaviours, and give yourself a head start in the dog aggression stakes if that’s where you are at

10.  And finally, imagine having a trainer on hand who can guide you through this whole process including giving personal feedback or answering questions when you most need them

Put all these things together and it might feel like your dog can’t have any fun at all, but the reality is that it’s your dog's job is to explore their world and work out their limitations, and it’s your job to be clear, calm and consistent. 


We are looking at the big picture and the end game, whereas they are living in the moment, and if you stop them from doing the naughty, cheeky things before they become real habits, they will never know any difference.

So Is This Program

Right For You?

A New Leash on Life Dog Training team

My dog training program is SIMPLE to follow and leads to lasting change

but it's not for everyone


So, if you're not prepared to do the following this program is not for you. 


  • Train your dog without using food/treats

  • Use training equipment that gives you control (no, we don't use electric collars)

  • Say “No”, and mean it, but without smacking

  • Physically manoeuvre your dog into different positions

  • Teach them about restriction and eventually self-restraint

  • Be strict when you need to in order to have more freedom with them later on

  • Be consistent with the rules and communication 

Any dog can benefit from this program but it’s not for every owner. 

The program is aimed at adolescent dogs aged 5 months to 3 years, but in reality, it’s a perfect foundation for fully adult dogs too – they just may be a bit more set in their ways. (If you have a puppy why not join our puppy program first? It's the perfect lead-in to this program.)

Here's how it will work

Cattle Dog Training sit stay

Each week for eight weeks you'll get access to one module of content that will normally include 6-8 videos. In some instances, there are supporting reference materials that you can print. 


Some of the videos are super short 2-3 minutes, a few are longer 10-15 minute videos. You can watch these and rewatch them as much as you like. I’ll explain the skills or concepts that we are talking about in the video and in most instances you’ll see me practicing with dogs of varying sizes and abilities so you can get the idea. Just like an in-home or group class trainer would do.


Then you go and start working on the same things with your dog. Be prepared to put in the repetitions that they need to learn and retain the skills you want them to have.


And you get lifetime access to the videos.

I'll be helping you teach your dog manners and obedience that will last, and can be built upon, in every way I can.


The more you implement, the better your results will be.

So, I'd like you to be sure you have around an hour a week, over the next 8 weeks, to watch, listen and learn. And add practice time onto that. Random practice that can happen at any odd moment because dogs are always learning and experimenting.


Don’t procrastinate because every day they practice inappropriate behaviours, those behaviours grow stronger and the dog grows more set in their ways.

How to get support

Join the DIY option

(Do It Yourself)

  • Suitable for all breeds, ages and personalities

  • Eight modules including obedience, manners, boundary setting, social skills and behavioural problem solving

  • Train without food reliance

  • No hitting or hurting

  • Watch, listen, practice, reinforce, reward​

  • Lifetime access to the modules to refresh yourself anytime you need to

  • A private Zoom session is available for purchase if needed at any time


Join the Supported Program

(Done With You)


Everything that's in the DIY option plus:​

  • You can ask questions, post videos and get help and feedback every weekday via our private online community so make sure you join

  • I'll be giving you support and guidance every step of the way over the 8 modules, with a bonus of 4 additional weeks of support (12 weeks in total!)

  • I’m here to help, so it’s important you keep me updated with what your dog is throwing at you from week to week, or better yet show me with some footage

Let's hear from some real Graduates

A German shepherd dog sits on a rock

"Initially, when speaking to Keryn we were hesitant to take part in an online course but due to lockdowns, we decided to go with it. If like in our house all adults work full-time and you have young kids or other commitments being able to jump on and watch the videos at any time you like is perfect."

Kristen with Sterling the German Shepherd

"Couldn’t recommend Keryn enough! She has a wealth of knowledge and makes you feel comfortable within your sessions! She is always available to provide feedback and encourages you when needed!"

A German Wirehaired Pointer
Two Bichon Frise Dogs

"Keryn has a fair but firm no-nonsense approach which made the training really easy to master and the techniques are readily transferable to any situation. Highly recommend!."

Sarah with Billy & Jasper 

the Bichon Frise

Skye and Cody with Louis the German Wirehaired Pointer (pictured), and Ned & Nala the Labrador siblings.

Ready to dive in?

I'm here to help dog owners really connect with their dogs, build their relationships, and work on the things that are most important to you and your dog.


The total cost to join the program and get all of this goodness is only 

  • $97 if you want to DIY (no classroom access, just the content, yours to keep)

  • $197 if you want me to support you every step of the way in our online classroom


I'd love to help guide you and your dog.


Here's how to get started.


Simply click the button below to join.


I can't wait to see you there. 



PS There are limited spaces in the Supported Program (DWY - Done With You) so I can give everyone the support and help they need, so I recommend getting in quickly.

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