Foundation Skills: Be Your Dog's Best Teacher

Learn how to change your dog's behavior without fear or force

For Dogs & Puppies From 12 Weeks Old 

The Foundations Skills online dog training course is a comprehensive introduction to dog training, created by international best-selling author Pippa Mattinson.

It's a great way to form a training bond with an adult dog that's recently joined the family, or hasn't done much formal training before.

Training sessions are short, structured, and very detailed. And you'll have the support of our training team!


Here’s What You’ll Get When You Enroll

You'll receive top quality content, videos, training instructions, support, and discounts on further courses. Your dog will learn to listen to you, and you'll rediscover the fun of spending time with your best friend!

Videos And Step-By-Step Instructions

Video demonstrations accompany all the training exercises in the course. All the lessons include clear and detailed written instructions. 

4 Months Access To Expert Tuition

You'll have 4 months of access to course materials. The information throughout is written by Pippa Mattinson, author of the Happy Puppy Handbook and Total Recall.

Personal Support In Our Training Group

Every Foundation Skills student has access to support from our team in the Dogsnet Training Group on Facebook. The group is packed with information on dogs and dog training, and our friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions.

4 Modules - 4 Week's Training

You'll have access to four modules, equivalent to four to eight weeks' training, through your Student Dashboard where you'll be able to track your journey with our progress monitor. 

Here’s What People Are Saying About The Courses

The Dogsnet Online Training Program was launched at the end of 2019 and has had a fantastic reception. You'll find testimonials like these on all our registration pages.


Puppy Parenting

Fun And Satisfying

"Blue and I are absolutely loving the course. The games are great fun and so satisfying. Four days in and she's wonderful at sitting to say please and pausing for food."


Puppy Parenting & Foundation Skills

Love Your Positive Style!

"Our puppy, Ginny, is 12 weeks old and is doing great, thanks in large part to your wonderful training program! We finished Puppy Training and are halfway through the Foundation Skills program. I just love your positive style."


Foundation Skills

Win Win All The Way Around

“Having this online option allows us to train at our pace, in our preferred environment and when it best suits our puppy!  Nothing but a win-win all the way around.”

What’s In The Course

The Foundation Skills course consists of four modules. Check out the contents below:


Module 1: Putting The Fun Back Into Training - 10 Lessons

We begin by making training fun! Out with long dreary sessions of drilling, trying to be the stern boss, and constantly repeating yourself.

We'll teach you how dogs learn and show you how to start shaping and changing your dog's behavior without using any force, by helping you teach your dog to hop on a mat to earn some tasty treats. It will be fun for you, too! 


Module 2: Getting Your Dog's Attention - 8 lessons

It's a wonderful feeling, having a dog that only has eyes for you! You can have that feeling by training your dog to focus on you and pay attention to you. So if you'd like a dog that says 'please' instead of just grabbing stuff, this is a week you'll love!

As well as expanding your mat games, you'll teach your dog to make and hold eye contact with you, to 'say please', when you have something they want.


Module 3: Telling Your Dog What To Do - 7 Lessons

This is the part where we teach you how to introduce commands, in a way that your dog will be able to understand. We'll show you how to avoid the common mistakes most people make, so that you don't end up with a dog that doesn't listen to anything you say.

You'll 'name' your training mat, and teach your dog the 'watch me' cue.


Module 4: Building Reliable Behaviors - 8 Lessons

This is where we show you how to start progressing the behaviors you want your dog to carry out, and making them more reliable. We'll show you how to add duration and simple distractions, and to help your dog really understand what you want him to do. 

You'll add a nice polite sit to your dog's 'please', and add a release cue to your mat stays, so your dog knows when they can leave - and waits there for a couple of minutes, until you release them!

About The Course Teacher, Pippa Mattinson

The Dogsnet training program was designed and written by British author Pippa Mattinson. Her best sellers "Total Recall" and "The Happy Puppy Handbook" have been translated into many different languages and sell around the world.

Pippa designed the UK's Graded Training Scheme for Gundogs and her books have thousands of wonderful reviews on Amazon. She's widely known for her ability to present dog training exercises in a fun and easy to follow way.

You'll love watching Pippa's demonstration videos and her lessons are packed full of fascinating dog facts and quality training advice. 

People Love The Dogsnet Program

Foundation Skills is a wonderful start to your dog training journey. But it is just the start! There is so much more fun ahead.


with Moby

My Dog Is So Attentive!

“Loving the course, we're both having so much fun...whenever I go to the room I train him in he bounds after me and sits attentively ready to start!”


with 4 rescue dogs

Fun, Short, Achievable Sessions

“Me and my 4 are loving this course, it’s fun with short achievable sessions which in this busy life makes you want to train, as it isn’t a chore.”


with Gwenni

So Helpful Having My Questions Answered

“I’ve learnt so much already about dealing with successes and failures”  and “I’m benefiting from and enjoying the forum too and it’s sooo helpful having my questions answered.”

The Fun Starts Here

All dogs need some training if they are to enjoy living in our human world. Every dog owner, is a dog trainer. You don't get to choose.

Your dog is learning from you whenever you are together. Foundation Skills is all about building a training bond with your dog, and building your skills as a trainer so that you can be the teacher your dog deserves.

Learning how to change your dog's behavior without force could save you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in training class fees or  behavioral consultations.

And the best part is that you'll both be having fun!



Be Your Dog's Best Teacher 

was $197

price now:

  • Get your dog's attention 
  • Bond with a rescue dog
  • Learn to train without force
  • Refresh your skills
  • Online support 


100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 7 Days

We think you'll love Foundation Skills, but if you don't, just let us know within 7 days and we'll give you a full refund.

It's time  to become the center of your dog's world

A Message From Pippa:

"This is the course I wish I had had when I started learning how to train dogs without force. Even if you have used old fashioned methods for years, it's never too late to make the change. 

I'm so excited to share my knowledge with you using the Dogsnet Online Training Program.  It allows me to include so much more than I could ever put in a book. And I think you'll have hours of fun, putting these simple and effective strategies into practice!"

Pippa Mattinson

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Email us: [email protected] if you have any more questions, or go ahead and enroll today!

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