Raise your puppy into the dog you've always wanted.

Puppies are supposed to test your limits and your patience; that's how you know they're developing normally.
The First Year™ is an online course for guardians of puppies & dogs aged 0-1 year.
Run by a 5x certified professional dog trainer, this program gives you strategies to stop unwanted behaviour, teach good behaviour, prevent problems, and socialise your puppy properly.

I have taken two puppies through TCCE's training programs; they were very different dogs 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 TCCE.

Karen & "ChiChi" & "Poppy"

  • Lay a strong foundation for your puppy that fits your lifestyle.
  • Read your puppy's cues and body language so you can better predict their behaviour.
  • Help your puppy relax while left alone for short periods of time.
  • Teach your puppy to bite YOU less and their toys more.
  • Learn how to properly socialise a puppy without overwhelming them.
  • Create flexible routines to create an adaptable dog.
  • Confidently tackle problem behaviours with a clear plan.
  • Prevent behaviour challenges like aggression, resource guarding, and separation anxiety.
  • Prepare for adolescence. 'Nuff said.
  • Bond with your puppy through positive reinforcement training.


Don't wait for a spot in a class to open up. If you have a puppy at home, you need support yesterday.

About your instructor, Caryn Liles, CSAT

Caryn speaks from the heart, injecting humour and compassion into all her work. She strives to inspire pet owners and pet professionals to take an active role in learning the language of animals and teaching them appropriate behaviours through humane and science-based training.

With five certifications under her belt, she is a lifelong learner; she earns continuing education credits each year, ensuring that she is up to date with her skills and knowledge. She is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, a Family Paws Parent Educator, a Fear Free Certified Professional, and a Primary TagTeach Instructor.

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