Online Dog Training

How does online dog training work? Check out our video or sign up and register for our free course to see what it's all about.

Features

Leerburg Online University is a one of a kind dog training website. With us, you get best dog training experts in the world right in your home, or in the palm of your hand when you use your mobile device.

Upload videos of your training sessioins so you can get feedback from our instructors on your technique and progress.

Weekly live chats with our instructors and your fellow students. Get to ask questions and discuss dog training live during the session and in the chat room.

Discuss the course material with other students in our discussion forums. Give one another tips and advice on training methods, and help each other succeed.

Use our private messaging system to communicate. No need to check your email separately to talk to your instructor. (We will email important news and updates to ensure you receive it.)

Learn from professionally shot videos and detailed articles. Watch and read from the comfort of your home computer, or on the go from your phone or tablet.

Take online tests to make sure you know your stuff. Some times tests are as simple as reflecting on what you’ve learned in the course.

Upon completion of a course, you will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion signed by your instructor. Proudly display it in your home to show off your new skills!

  • Video Upload

    Upload videos of your training sessioins so you can get feedback from our instructors on your technique and progress.

  • Live Video Chats

    Weekly live chats with our instructors and your fellow students. Get to ask questions and discuss dog training live during the session and in the chat room.

  • Discussion Forums

    Discuss the course material with other students in our discussion forums. Give one another tips and advice on training methods, and help each other succeed.

  • Private Messaging

    Use our private messaging system to communicate. No need to check your email separately to talk to your instructor. (We will email important news and updates to ensure you receive it.)

  • Video & Articles

    Learn from professionally shot videos and detailed articles. Watch and read from the comfort of your home computer, or on the go from your phone or tablet.

  • Online Tests

    Take online tests to make sure you know your stuff. Some times tests are as simple as reflecting on what you’ve learned in the course.

  • Certificates

    Upon completion of a course, you will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion signed by your instructor. Proudly display it in your home to show off your new skills!

Enroll Now

Principles of Dog Training

and

Principles of Dog Training 2

with instructor
Michael Ellis

Classes with Michael Ellis are now scheduled for 2016. Sign up today!

Courses

How We Manage Dogs in Our Home [FREE SELF-STUDY]

Learn the skills to managing a home with multiple dogs or new dogs with methods that help mold dog behavior and control their environment.

FREE

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Basic Dog Obedience [SELF-STUDY]

An introduction to basic dog obedience for novice and inexperienced dog trainers, with a focus on simple commands and a reward-based training system.

Housebreaking 101: A Step-by-step Guide [SELF-STUDY]

Learn how to house break your new dog (or old dog), plus several management techniques that you can implement to help develop a well-balanced dog who behaves in your home.

Teaching our Dogs the Rules of Play [SELF-STUDY]

Learn how to turn play into a productive tool in your dog training program. Constructive play can shape obedience behaviors, build confidence, and exercise our dogs.

Leash Reactivity [SELF-STUDY & INTERACTIVE]

This course specifically focuses on teaching dog trainers how to manage dogs that lunge, pull, and bark while on a leash. It can serve as a starting point for addressing general aggressive dog behaviors.

$150 - $399

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Relationship Games [SELF-STUDY & INTERACTIVE]

This course shows you eight games that develop and strengthen your relationship with your dog by incorporating the principles and techniques of reward-based training.

$65 - $250

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Training the Touch Pads [SELF-STUDY]

This course is filled with fun, easy, and crystal clear training methods using touch pads which assist in creating and maintaining other obedience behaviors.

Teaching Engagement Skills [SELF-STUDY]

Learn how to encourage your dog to train and instill engagement with you as a basis for advanced obedience training.

The Principles of Dog Training [INTERACTIVE]

Learn the best techniques in dog training to establish your training program from expert Michael Ellis, in this online course modeled after his 2-week intensive class at his school.

$1500

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The Principles of Dog Training 2 [INTERACTIVE]

The next step in Michael Ellis' dog training program. Prerequisite: Principles of Dog Training or Obedience Intensive at Michael Ellis' Dog Training School.

$1500

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The Heeler's Toolbox / Beginner [SELF-STUDY & INTERACTIVE]

In the first class in a 3-part series, learn the groundwork skills and behaviors fundamental to the heeling relationship as well as core concepts necessary for preparation to more advanced stages training.

$149 - $299

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The Heeler's Toolbox / Intermediate [SELF-STUDY & INTERACTIVE]

In the second class in a 3-part series, learn more advanced precision heeling concepts, including: Adding Movement - Critical First Steps, Proper Use of Toy Reward, Reward Placement, Bridge Behaviors, and Touch Pads & Placeboards.

$149 - $299

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The Heeler's Toolbox / Advanced [INTERACTIVE]

The final class in a 3-part series, build upon Heeler's I & II by learning advanced concepts like Advanced Perch Work, Basic to Advanced Footwork and Patterns, Indirect Reward Systems, Value Transfer Concepts, and Piece Work & Sequences.

$299

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Small Dogmanship [SELF-STUDY & INTERACTIVE]

This course aims to give you the tools, confidence, and help needed to help your relationship with your [small] dogs, as well as dispel any misconceptions regarding the training and capability of small dogs

$65 - $250

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Starting a Business Working With Animals [SELF-STUDY]

Want to learn how make a living pet sitting or dog walking? Take this course to learn the fundamentals to starting up your own successful business working with animals.

“I would like to express my dear thanks to [Forrest] about [his] online classes. They are so structured and so well thought out it is a joy to follow each segment and then revisit. ”

- Margrit, on The Heeler's Toolbox / Intermediate

“My favorite thing about the structure of this course is the weight given to truly explain the "why" and not just the "how"... It is obvious the training is built off of many years of experience. Thank you for making this available.”

- David, on Basic Dog Obedience

Meet Our Instructors

  • Ed Frawley

    Founder of Leerburg and former dog breeder and K9 unit trainer.

  • Michael Ellis

    Internationally renowned dog trainer and teacher with 30 years of experience.

  • Forrest Micke

    Professional dog trainer who specializes in competitive obedience and interactive play.

  • Mark Keating

    Professional dog trainer since 1998 specializing in obedience, agility, and protection work.

  • Tyler Muto

    Professional dog trainer who specializes in obedience and behavior modification.

  • Josh Moran

    Professional dog trainer who specializes in pet dogs and small dog training.

  • Ed Frawley

    Founder of Leerburg and former dog breeder and K9 unit trainer.

  • Michael Ellis

    Internationally renowned dog trainer and teacher with 30 years of experience.

  • Forrest Micke

    Professional dog trainer who specializes in competitive obedience and interactive play.

  • Mark Keating

    Professional dog trainer since 1998 specializing in obedience, agility, and protection work.

  • Tyler Muto

    Professional dog trainer who specializes in obedience and behavior modification.

  • Josh Moran

    Professional dog trainer who specializes in pet dogs and small dog training.

Enroll in a free course

For a limited time enroll in

How We Manage Dogs in Our Home

with Ed Frawley for free!

In this class you’ll get:

  • Access to a complete course with 8 modules
  • Over 30+ videos and detailed course material
  • The flexibility to work at your own pace
  • The chance to try online dog training risk free!