The Academy is not open for enrolment right now, but add your name to the waiting list here and you'll be the first to know when we're starting another dog and puppy adventure.


From housetraining your new puppy to teaching her to walk nicely on the lead beside you, this course is comprehensive and will answer all your questions. You can progress through the weeks watching just one short video a day - and you'll be amazed at how quickly you can get the Brilliant Family Dog you want.

You'll see lots of different puppies learning fast. And you’ll get support and hand-holding all the way so you’re never left adrift wondering what to do next.

There's masses of help for problem-solving, and for all those "what if?" questions. You'll make friends in the friendly private group - I'm dying to see photos of your little pup!

And the best thing? It's all force-free. There's no need to be hard on your new pet - he'll learn really fast if the games are fun and rewarding.

"We thought that training our older rescue dog might have been quite a challenge! But the positive, engaging approach and fun games were exciting and interesting for both Benji and us. He loves the “Running Name Game" and is learning things we never thought possible - e.g. leaving food alone! The course was an absolute find and is enabling us to enjoy our new little dog to the full. Thank you!"

Elizabeth Hume, David (13), and Benji
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

"I am so thankful that I found Beverley’s gentle, loving techniques. I was stuck in a rut of reprimanding my precious Maggie every time she barked or jumped up on someone. I have only been using the new games for a few days but I have seen a great improvement in her response. Maggie now eagerly recalls and has really diminished her jumping. Thank you again for all your help!"

Elena and Maggie

Designed with young puppies and new rescue dogs in mind,

this program works equally well to build a new relationship with your resident dog! I'll take you step-by-step through the vital learning to turn you and your dog from opposing forces to a team!

Choice Training gives you a laser-focussed method of involving your dog in the training so that SHE makes the decisions YOU want - even when you’re not there! This training lasts! You’ll have a dog who knows how to please you and gives you pleasure and companionship for the rest of her life.

There are more than 50 brief videos showing real dogs, of all ages, learning - no trained dog actors here to make you feel demoralised! - and they're short enough to fit into your busy day.

You’ll get rapid change, but it’s not about giving you a quick fix to achieve a SIT. It’s a complete sea-change in how you and your dog relate to each other which means you’ll get LASTING change.

"Since completing Beverley’s course, our Basset Hound Bilbo has come on leaps and bounds. I was keen to find a trainer whose methods didn’t involve shouting or punishing the dog in any way and Beverley has been fantastic! She has taught us how to manage and improve Bilbo’s behaviour through play. The methods are simple and thoroughly enjoyable. We now have an extremely well behaved, sociable and happy dog!"

Joanna Bentley and Bilbo
The Basset Hound


Have you just got a new rescue dog?

Or perhaps your resident pet is getting difficult to manage?

You'll find your answers here, with games that all dogs enjoy - and which craftily teach them to do exactly what you want them to do! No more chewing the furniture, jumping up on visitors, or stealing anything that isn't nailed down. And it's all done by involving your dog in his own learning.

I don't want you to do things TO your dog - I want you to do things WITH your dog.

"Yes I am very proud of him! What I like about this course is the way everyone supports and encourages each other. We have all come a long way since starting this course. It proves what you can do if you persevere and exercise patience with consistency."

Avril and Dodger

"RJ loves the lessons. When he hears the theme music, he comes over and gets ready for training sessions. Thank you for everything we're learning from your videos and materials."

Joan and RJ
Miniature Schnauzer

"I felt so lost on Monday - and it's only Wednesday and it's like a whole different world opened up! Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!"

Lisa and Maple
8 weeks old

"Today I am so very, very, very proud of my pup and all our hard work. Prior to this she's been so excited/distracted/anxious when out, refused to eat treats (even high value treats) and pulled like a train on the way back home. I grabbed the cheese and aimed to walk up the road for a few metres. She totally got it and we were walking nicely for 20 minutes and have walked about 0.5km! I nearly ran out of cheese!!! I'm a very proud mum right now. "

Helen and Mocha, 19 weeks old
Cocker x poodle


Week 1: Learning the Basics


  • All about Choice Training and how it will transform your relationship with your dog!
  • Games
  • Play
  • Vital Lead Skills


Week 2: Essential Skills


  • How to handle a Vet Visit
  • Loose Lead Walking program begins!
  • Settle down and switch OFF
  • Impulse Control! No more thieving!


Week 3: Recall Workshop


  • How to get that stunning, instant, spin-on-a-sixpence recall! Loads of great games here.
  • Puppy Gym - yoga for your couch potato!


Week 4: Building the Skills


  • Visiting a cafe
  • Building on everything you’ve learnt so far
  • Playbiting!
  • Impulse Control - leave the cat, the spilt food, the ball, the dead bird ...


Week 5: Refreshers and Moving Forward


  • Going on a shopping trip
  • Bringing speed and accuracy to your games
  • Loose Lead Walking goes up a notch

Week 6: Advanced Techniques and Tricks


  • Polishing your Loose Lead Walking
  • Confidence builders
  • Stay settled
  • Party Tricks!

Enjoy making friends

in the Academy  

The easiest and most affordable way to transform your life with your dog, for good! 

The Academy is not open for enrolment right now, but add your name to the waiting list here and you'll be the first to know when we're starting another dog and puppy adventure.


You get all these bonuses too!

  • Our App! Watch, listen, post, comment - all on your phone, wherever you are! so you can learn in the car, on walks, wherever!
  • Guides and problem-solvers to download
  • Transcripts of all the Lessons
  • Video Think-pieces by Beverley Courtney 

ON TOP OF ALL THAT, you’re automatically part of our private (non-Facebook) Community where you can ask me questions (and get answers!), join the guided discussions, and get support from your fellow students. No-one will look down their nose at you here - we are all in the same boat! This is one of the stars of the program for students and fishes them out of their feelings of isolation and hopelessness!

And in case you have any concerns, you also have a 30-day money-back guarantee. Let me know within 30 days of your purchase that this program isn’t for you, and you will get a full refund - no questions asked. There is absolutely no risk.

How safe does that make you feel?

About Beverley

I’ve been training dogs for many years. First for competitive dog sports and over time to be stellar family pets. I found that a force-free approach was by far the most successful, effective, and rewarding for me, my dogs, and my students. It's a fascinating subject and I am continually studying and learning.

Ten years of teaching thousands of students in my Puppy and New Dog classes have taught me so much about how the critters learn and develop!

And having to learn how to make life acceptable for my own Growly Dog gave me the tools - and the empathy - to work with the hundreds of students who have come to me in despair at their much-loved dog's "aggressive" behaviour.

My style of teaching has been influenced by my students. These dog-owners are not looking for competition-standard training; what they want is a Brilliant Family Dog they can take anywhere. Working with real dogs and their real owners keeps me humble - and resourceful! You could be brilliant at training dogs, but it's no use if you can’t convey this enthusiasm and knowledge to the person the dog has to live with. So I’m grateful for everything my students have taught me about how they learn best.

Beverley Courtney
BA(Hons), CPC, ELI-MP, CBATI, CAP2, MAPDT(UK), ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor, RDUK Authorised Trainer, and author of the popular Brilliant Family Dog book series.


"Your training is absolutely brilliant. You make it simple, easy and effective. Still applying it! Snoopy is a brilliant dog and at 15 months amazes people. What you taught me makes it easy to do a little bit every day - which, with an intelligent and active dog - he loves as much as he needs the stimulation. We just got another puppy, Lucy, and am applying the same training again. I should add they are not perfect, but they are brilliant, happy, fun, friendly puppies who love people, adore children and get on well with all animals."

Rebecca, Snoopy and Lucy

"Thank you for your help with our rescue dog Lily. I am seeing real improvement in our bond and her behaviour, which is very heartening!"

Annabel and Lily
Border Collie

"Before we met Beverley we had no idea where to go with training our 6 month old German Shepherd Dog Enzo. He was quite dog reactive and this impacted on other areas of his training. He couldn’t concentrate outside of the home environment due to stress, and barked at visitors. Beverley helped us to begin to manage and tackle Enzo’s reactivity, but also showed us simple techniques that could be done at home to increase his calmness. He is now able to settle on a mat at home, walk nicely on lead most of the time, has a great recall, doesn't jump up at visitors and doesn't try to steal food. His focus and impulse control have improved massively since implementing what Beverley suggested and so has our bond. He enjoys all of the short training sessions we do because they are all games to him. It’s great to see my dog choosing to do something because he wants to, rather than me making him! If we hadn't met Beverley we never would have seen Enzo blossom into a dog that loves training, loves to be engaged and focused on us, and especially loves to settle on his mat! It is so reassuring to know we have a trainer in Beverley who is purely in it for the welfare of the dogs, and to help people and their pets live harmoniously. I couldn't recommend Beverley more!"

Jess and Enzo
German Shepherd Dog

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start and finish?

You can start as soon as you enrol! While it’s a good idea to move through the course steadily (it will be released to you in weekly modules) there are nine modules to work through, so you can space that over several weeks or months - giving you lots of time to practice with your dog. People all go at different speeds - it’s not a race!

What if I am unhappy with the course??

It's so important to me that you enjoy this course! So if you decide that it's not for you, just let me know in the first 30 days, and I'll give you a full refund - no questions asked.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You can also access everything in the app offline. And you'll get all future updates to the course.

Is this training genuinely force-free?

Absolutely! I can guarantee there is no force, coercion or intimidation used in my training. It's hands-off (except for cuddles) and your puppy has a choice whether she plays or not. (Don't worry - she'll be desperate to play the games with you!)

"Thank you for training my owners to understand me and my needs, and for helping them to teach me to become a great Jack Russell. Love Pixie"

Rebecca and Pixie
Jack Russell Terrier

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