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Getting a puppy e-learning course

Getting a puppy e-learning course

Thinking about getting a puppy? In this free e-learning course you will learn about how to find your perfect pup and prepare for life with a dog. 

About the course

This short course is for anyone who is thinking about getting their first dog. You will be guided through the course by Oscar the dog, to learn about: 

  • Choosing the right breed or type of dog for your lifestyle
  • Buying or adopting a puppy safely
  • Preparing for the arrival of your new puppy
  • What to expect in the first year.

You will also learn about basic care, including what to feed and how to manage your puppy’s weight, your puppy’s training needs and how to find a dog trainer, and what to do if you experience problem behaviour. 

Who is the course suitable for? 

Designed for first-time dog owners, this course is suitable for all the family to learn about life with a dog. 

How long will the course take to complete? 

The course will take two to three hours to complete, but you can do it at your own pace. It is divided into four sections to give you time to learn and digest the information before moving onto the next section. 

There is a fun quiz at the end of the course to test your knowledge. Having completed the course, you will receive a downloadable certificate. 

“I recommend that anyone thinking of getting a puppy enrols on this course.”

Natalie Light, Clinical Animal Behaviourist & Animal Training Instructor

How to sign up

We have worked with a learning provider called Lantra to develop the course. Click on the button below to enrol on the course. This action will take you to Lantra’s website. You will be signposted back to Our Family Dog again afterwards.

Get tips & advice to help you care for your new puppy

If you decide to get a puppy, sign up for our Puppy First Year email series. We’ll send you tips ad advice, matched to the age of your puppy, direct to your inbox.