Puppy Preschool

(9 customer reviews)


The early weeks of a puppy’s development are so important to the long-term outcome of their behavior. This course will help you get started right away on your puppy’s development in several critical areas. All lesson content is delivered in video format; each lesson includes homework activities you can do with your puppy to review the lesson content and you’re connected directly to Robin and her team for questions you may encounter throughout the course.


  • Over 4 hours of content divided into separate topical videos such as Play Biting, Housebreaking, and Leash Walking
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Homework Exercises to keep you on track
  • Video clips of 18 puppies from 9-20 weeks old, and ranging over a dozen breeds

*Invitation to in-person Puppy Social Classes are available to residents of the Dubuque, Iowa area for an additional fee*

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Can you imagine if parents didn’t start teaching skills and instilling expectations of acceptable social behavior until a child was nearing 15 years old? The first year of a dog’s life is roughly equivalent to 15 human years, and the first 16 weeks are the MOST critical for social development. This is exactly why Puppy Preschool is so valuable!

This course will get you started just right on social development, building good manners, limiting play biting, housebreaking your puppy, plus so much more. Start having more fun and less stress with your puppy!

9 reviews for Puppy Preschool

  1. Sheila Schneider (verified owner)

    This is a great course that provides clear and concise information on raising a puppy. The videos are extremely well done and provide easy to follow content. . I highly recommend this course for both new and experienced puppy owners.

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you Shelia, I’m glad you found the course helpful and so happy I got to meet little Walter. He’s a doll! 😍

  2. Kelly Fox (verified owner)

    This Puppy Preschool Program was a great learning experience for Moxie and us! The program and videos were easy to follow and use and the “homework” assignments related well to the video and helped our children get involved in the training process. Robin was very responsive and helpful when we emailed with questions. Thank you Robin!

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you! I’m so glad it was helpful. Keep practicing, Moxie is going to be a great dog!

  3. Amanda Collins (verified owner)

    The puppy preschool online course has been a lifesaver for me. I wish I lived closer to Dubuque so we could have participated in the meet and greets but I found a doggie daycare she gets to go to once a week so she gets to meet other doggie friends. Robin has been amazing and has emailed me asking how training has been going. I will be taking Layla to their board and train this summer. I have heard many great things about this program. Thank you for doing an online program because where I live there isn’t anything close to be able to do in class puppy programs that would work into our schedules.

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you Amanda. I’m so glad it has been helpful for you!!

  4. Jonathan Schreyer (verified owner)

    The Puppy Preschool online course is absolutely wonderful. I have been recommending it to everyone that I know. The content is easy to follow and provides both a conceptual understanding of puppy training and behavior while also giving examples of practical things to try. My nine-year-old daughter also went through the entire curriculum, and was able to follow along to help with training, which made her feel empowered and excited to be active in the process. There were so many tidbits I learned that may seem obvious, but that never occured to me when working with our previous dogs. For instance, standing in one place outside for potty training. This has completely changed our world – I can now take Zuma outside, say go potty, and he will usually go right away. This was a big improvement from our beloved dog, Honey, who we would walk around endlessly, even in the bitter cold! There are also tasks that took a bit more work, but that have been wonderful for our household, such as crate training, which I was initially a bit hesitant about. Zuma now sees his crate as his comfy, cozy bedroom, and Robin’s training helped me understand how this is so beneficial for both him and our family. Overall, I can say that this training is extremely well-priced, respectful to the dog, and essential for anyone with a new puppy. I continue to rewatch the videos over time, and learn something new each time. Thank you , Robin, for helping us understand Zuma better. We so appreciate your work and your love of dogs!

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you! I’m so happy that Zuma is doing well. Kudos to you and your family for putting in the effort. You’re going to have a great dog because of it!!

  5. Khaverland (verified owner)

    Stevie is our 4th boxer and we have always used Robin’s tools and advice with each one of our pups. I would highly recommend starting with the puppy pre-school program. I just completed the online course and it is amazing the results you see if you follow Robin’s guidelines. We are also taking our pup to the puppy social. We will move on to obedience training once Stevie turns 16 weeks! Thanks Robin!

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you Kathy! So happy to have helped you have great pets over all these years. Keep up the good work with Stevie!!

  6. Jim Hoppman (verified owner)

    To be honest, I was skeptical at first. I’ve had a lot of dogs and a lot of experience; I figured the content wouldn’t be that useful or stuff I already know. I was wrong. It was a great refresher. I learned new things. Learned different/better ways of instruction. It’s clear, concise, very well organized. Great course extras, tons of examples with different breeds with clear instruction for how to manage your puppy. You won’t find anything this useful on YouTube. This video course is invaluable for laying down a solid foundation for a well-mannered puppy and a happy successful life. I know so many people who just don’t get it and everything you shouldn’t do, they do. This should be required content for every new, inexperienced or unknowing dog owner.

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you Jim!!

  7. Ruth Emptage (verified owner)

    Love the straightforward information on what is most important early on with our puppies. My husband and I are very thankful we were told be 2 totally different sources to consider this particular Puppy Preschool! So glad we listened. Would suggest considering a little more sophisticated videography with next edition just to appear to younger puppy owners 🙂 We will certainly be recommending this training to others as we were fortunate to have recommended to us!

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you Ruth! I’m glad you enjoyed the course.

  8. Brenda Swaffer (verified owner)

    My breeder recommended this course. I have owned dogs for 30 years and I have to say that I picked up so many great tips for training from this course. I will definitely use a lot of this material when I receive my new puppy next week. Thank you Robin your videos were very clear and easy to follow. Your training just makes sense! I wish your face to face schools were in my area. I will definitely recommend this Puppy Preschool to my friends.

    • Robin MacFarlane

      Thank you Brenda. I glad you’ve found the course useful. Have fun with the new pup!!

  9. Amber Marino (verified owner)

    I loved the puppy course! I will be recommending it to all my clients with puppies. Thank you!

    • Robin MacFarlane

      So glad you enjoyed it and find it helpful for your clients. Thank you!

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