Just Home: Building the Relationship and Teaching the Foundation


There is much to cover in raising a new little puppy. It is not just about teaching cues. Cues are just the tip of the iceberg! Let me help you and get you on the right track to raising a happy and well balanced dog.

Level 1

"Building the Relationship and Teaching the Foundation"

Course Details

This remote training course includes foundation work to get you started on training your puppy, newly adopted dog, or existing dog that needs to learn the basics. Your dog gets to learn in an optimum learning environment, your home, where there are little to no distractions. Build a bond and working relationship right from the start, or improve upon what you have. Teach proper behavior and set the stage for further learning.

For new puppy owners, this is a crucial time for socialization* and training. Management strategies until proper behavior and choices have been established is critical to success. You will get information on all the puppy topics, and learn skills in using your management tools to support your efforts in teaching your puppy proper behavior and choices.

The course is divided into weekly assignments with skills, cues, and games so you have direction in how to proceed, but you are also welcome to skip around to address your specific needs and priorities.

  • Topics: Shopping List, Food Safety, Chew/Play/Training Toys, Using Markers, Socialization, Relationship, How Training Games Work, Grooming, Handling, Flexibility, Value, and more!
  • Puppy Topics: Crate and Ex-Pen Training, Potty Training, Bite-Inhibition, Puppy Mouthing, Socialization
  • Obedience: Foundation Skills (4), Foundation Cues (7), Foundations of Movement (3) and Walking on Leash (3)
  • Concepts: relationship, focus, calmness, confidence, impulse control, recall (come cues), Walking With Manners, and much more!
  • Super Fun Training Games (25+): conceptual learning through capturing and play to teach good default behaviors and self-managing decisions. Games build the concepts (listed above) in your dog to help shape a well-rounded canine companion. Teaching strategies through games that are fun is a far more powerful method of learning. Through training games, your dog learns coping skills and life skills that transfer to real-life situations.

You get over 65 lessons for training your dog! Plus handouts and a wealth of knowledge to get you and your dog started off on the rightfoot (and paw)!

All cues and games are taught with the theory of reward-based training. No leash pops or hard corrections. No harsh corrections that can be damaging to your impressionable puppy or your relationship.

Your puppy will learn both verbal and visual cues as well as behavior both on leash and off-leash.

*Proper socialization is crucial for healthy development. Taking a puppy class is a helpful way to socialize your puppy as well as practice your cues and games in public places.

Make sure you look through and decide which course is best suited for your needs and goals, as well as the time you can commit to the training. Bundling levels is available for additional discounts.

Service for email and phone/video consult support for Level 1 is 30-days.

Work at your own pace. Cater your training specifically for you and your puppy. Lifetime access to all training material!


Level 1 Course Options

Level 1 Training Course (A la carte Price $165): This is the price for access to Level 1 training course. When purchased as a bundle and with additional levels, the discounts will add up!

Consults (Regular Price $50, $45 when purchased with a course): When purchased with a training course, consults allow you to personalize your training and get one-on-one time with our professional trainers. Julee and Margie have years of experience training dogs and working with all breeds. This is the best way to get real-time tips and troubleshooting strategies for optimum results. You can choose the number of consults you want - weekly, bi-weekly, etc. All phone/video consults with your trainer are scheduled by you. You make the call, and they last about an hour. They must be scheduled within the agreed contract start and end date. Level 1 is a 30-day support course. Consult services will not begin until the contract is signed and returned. Single consults may be purchased at any time at a rate of $50 per hour. You can contact me at to schedule a single consult. Once a day and time has been set, you will be set an invoice. Payment must be received 24 hours before the scheduled consult time.

Once an option is purchased and services/digital goods are provided, there are no refunds. Make sure to choose the number of consults you want from the beginning and save!

If you are the owner or future owner of a Desert Willow Aussie puppy or dog, please contact me and ask me about the DWA family discount pricing! Email or call 925-699-4410.


Get a great start to training your puppy or newly adopted dog with this online course. Learn the foundations with 4 weeks of lesson plans and build an amazing relationship through obedience cues and fun and rewarding conceptual games that build social skills, influence good decision-making by your dog, and put the purpose in play.

65 Lessons




Get everything you need to train your puppy through to adulthood and raise a great family dog. Learn the foundations and then build upon them with more advanced cues and games that are fun and rewarding. It’s just what you need for your life's journey with your amazing family dog.

Bundle - 20% off individual course purchases

126 Lessons

starting at $250.00

Consult Options


In this bundle you get it all! You begin with a strong foundation, build upon that for a great adult dog, and then take it even further and train everything you need for what life will throw at you. The adventures await and you and your dog wil be ready for anything. This is the ultimate bundle in dog training for the ultimate companion!

Bundle - 40% off!

186 Lessons!

starting at $370.00

Consult Options

Watch my sample video on how to teach a puppy to sit on cue, both verbally and with hand signals. Also understand how to progress through the various learning stages so that your puppy will learn to perform the behavior in any environment.

Be sure to look through all the different levesl and sign up for all you want now and save with a training package! Add-ons and upgrades are available (additional set-up fees will apply).

Level 2 - Training the Family Dog

For other remote training packages, check out Level 2 and Level 3, with more cues and games to keep the momentum of fun-filled training going!

You can add-on and upgrade additional training levels, but sign up for all you want now and save!!


Level 3 - Working with the Ultimate Companion