Puppyhood feels hard when it should be enjoyable

From sleepless nights to seemingly endless messes, you might be feeling uncertain and even a twinge of adoption-remorse.

Traditional dog training methods feel outdated and impractical; they leave you frustrated and questioning if you're even on the right path.

The inconsistency of information out there is overwhelming and so conflicting. You just need someone to coach you through the process so you survive puppyhood. 

Forget surviving! 

I want you to THRIVE

And you can. That's why I'm here.

"The First Year" — a beacon of hope and expertise in the chaotic world of puppy-guardianship.

Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to address your challenges head-on, providing step-by-step guidance that empowers both you and your puppy.

Picture a world where sleepless nights are replaced with peaceful slumber, and messes become a thing of the past.

Imagine fostering a bond with your puppy built on trust, respect, and joy.

I am here to demystify the puppy puzzle, offering you the keys to a beautiful relationship with your dog.

The possibility of a well-behaved, happy pup is not a distant dream—it's a reality waiting to unfold in this supportive program.


"Chichi & Poppy"

I have taken two puppies to Caryn - they were very different and both got what they needed to get a good start in life. 

It is rare to find a trainer who has such respect for a dog that they take the time and apply their expertise to see what particular dogs need to do to express themselves and build their relationships.

I have also gotten very realistic and useful help in dealing with a troubled dog and I am very grateful for the compassion and care we received.

I really recommend Caryn.

But here's the thing. 

We are all burned out on Zoom and online courses.

We're living through a recession and things are tough. 

Hiring a private trainer can be costly and you'll never get as much support as you need.

Puppy-raising has to be accessible and affordable. 

That's why I'm offering this bundle at an incredibly affordable rate. 

I truly want to help you and your dog live a happier life together, forever. 


"Luna & Polly"

Your site is just a treasure trove of resources! Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put in. 

The First Year gives you everything you need to be successful.

But in case that's not enough and you're worried about support, I've got you covered there too.

When you join sign up you get access to our supportive membership that includes all things dog training and behaviour, AND the support you need in this first year!



Caryn is AWESOME! 

I HIGHLY recommend them if you want to get your puppy started off on the right foot (or paw)!

My puppy (and I) learned so much. Now that she's a bit older, we're noticing just how much of a positive impact that their positive reinforcement ways have had on us as a family! 

She has her days, but she's honestly so well behaved (for her age) and she respects us a lot!

A BIG THANK YOU!!! You guys are amazing!!!!

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When you purchase The First Year, you'll get 12 months of our incredible community so that you can get questions answered as you progress. 

This includes regular Q&A sessions, guest mentors, interviews, a private podcast, and more! Our members are super welcoming and supportive!

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Just what you need in your back pocket!

This bundle includes mini courses that are easy to reference: Body Language & Communication, Dogs 101, How Dogs Learn, Marker-Based Training, Disciplining Dogs, and Creating Food Motivation.

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Everything puppy-related: playtime, potty training, alone-time training, strategies to work through challenges, crate- and confinement training, routines, socialisation, and puppy priorities so you can focus on the right stuff first!

PLUS you'll get all the other courses like polite walking, recall, impulse control, relaxation, and more

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Adolescence hits around 6mo and you'll find that the hormones are raging, tempers are flaring, and you're left in the dust wondering what the heck happened to your sweet puppy.

This course prepares you for it and helps you work through the typical challenges. 

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This is a total value of over $1,500!



  • The First Year online course with video tutorials & worksheets

  • Resources to help support your learning

  • Access to materials for 1 year

  • All the incredible goodies above


Wait a Second...

But don't I need in-person lessons or classes?

Sure! If you're enrolled in a well-run puppy class, The First Year is going to be the perfect supplement. I can give you the community and support and resources that a typical group class simply cannot.

Do you offer in-person lessons? 

Sure do! I teach out of Oakpark Pet Hospital in Oakville, Ontario (Canada). Click here to learn more! If that's too far, I also offer 1:1 virtual consults. Click here to book a time! Puppy classes are coming back soon.

Listen. I've been doing this a long time and one of my super-skills is listening to people, not just dogs.

I know what it's like to raise a puppy and feel overwhelmed by the conflicting advice from many different sources. It's a struggle to know what is going to work and what is totally bogus and outdated. 

My job is to save you time hunting and pecking for bits and pieces of information that may or may not work, to provide you with science-based information vs. pseudo-science.

I can't wait to help you raise your puppy into the dog you've always wanted.