• Dr Katrina's Top 3 Dog Training Tips
  • Dr Katrina's Top 3 Dog Training Tips
  • Dr Katrina's Top 3 Dog Training Tips
  • Dr Katrina's Top 3 Dog Training Tips
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Dr Katrina’s Top 3 Dog Training Tips + A Puppy Club Giveaway!

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Pet Lovers Puppy Club

For expert dog training tips there is no way you can go past celebrity vet, Dr Katrina Warren. With decades of experience in dog wellbeing and training, there’s nothing Dr Katrina hasn’t seen.

But unless you’ve been lucky enough to feature on one of her top rating shows, getting one-on-one advice from Australia’s favourite celebrity vet hasn’t been an option.

Until now.


Along with professional dog trainer, Kelly Gill, Dr Katrina has launched Australia’s first online puppy and adolescent dog training program, the Pet Lovers Puppy Club, which provides everything you need to set your puppy up for life.

Think a 4 week online e-course packed with videos, fact sheets and live chats – all designed to help you teach your pup everything from the basics through to fun tricks.

“The Pet Lovers Puppy Club is great for those who can’t find the time to get to puppy classes or who live in a remote area, but we think it will also be of real benefit as a follow up to puppy classes for owners of adolescent dogs as this is the time when problem behaviours such as separation anxiety, jumping up, chewing and digging can start to emerge,” says Dr Katrina.

Available to anyone with internet access, it doesn’t matter if you’re in Sydney or San Francisco, the program has all the benefits of a class, including weekly socialisation tasks and one-on one advice.

Enrolling in the course immediately makes you part of The Puppy Club community where you can share your tips, stories and photos in the online forum – all while your dog becomes a puppy Einstein!

Dr Katrina's Top 3 Dog Training Tips


With a new round of enrolments open, we asked Dr Katrina to share her top 3 training tips for dogs…

1. Always train your puppy before meal times. At this time dogs will respond well to food as motivation, and a motivated puppy is an easy to teach puppy.

2. When starting work on a new command or trick, use ‘high value’ treats. Forget your everyday kibble or treats, try some cooked chicken or something that your puppy really enjoys. This will keep them focused and motivated on the high reward.

3. Keep training sessions short. Puppies have a short attention span and forcing training on them won’t be fun for either of you. Aim for 5–10 minutes, two or three times a day to prioritise training without tiring out your pup.


To join Dr Katrina’s Puppy Club, you can enrol at the Pet Lovers Puppy Club. All puppies to join, receive a free copy of Dr Katrina’s book, Wonderdogs Tricks and Training as well as a free bottle of Oakwood Puppy and Kitten Shampoo (Note: Shipping available to Australia addresses only).

Enrolments are open worldwide. The next course starts September 1 2014, so don’t delay!


Dr Katrina has kindly offered a FREE Membership to the Pet Lovers Puppy Club for ONE lucky Pretty Fluffy reader.

To enter simply complete your details in the form below and answer the question “When is the best time to train your puppy?” (Hint: the answer is in this post!)

The Giveaway is now closed.
The lucky winner is ANDREA W who we will contact by email shortly with details on your prize.
Thanks to all that entered!

The giveaway is open to all readers.
The competition will close on on Friday 15 August at 6:00pm Sydney AEST.
The winners will be announced on Pretty Fluffy and contacted by the email provided.
Should the prize not be claimed within 7 days, it will be redrawn.

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Pet Lovers Puppy Club

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