Setting your dog up with new doggie friends can be exciting… and also pretty intimidating.

Do you have a hard time telling when dogs are playing and when they’re not? Are you worried your dog plays a little too rough and you’re not sure when to intervene?

Maybe you’re dreaming of adding a second (or third, or fourth…) dog to your family, but aren’t sure how to best structure the introduction process – first impressions are important, after all!

Or maybe your dog is reactive, shy, or has otherwise “complicated” feelings about other dogs and you’re wondering if it’s even possible for them to have doggie friends.

If any of that fits, this might be the course for you. 

Dog Intros Demystified is about techniques for safe and happy dog introductions.⁣⁣⁣⁣ It’s also a deep dive into the body language and “rules” of dog-to-dog interaction. 

You'll learn:

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Beyond-the-basics lessons on dog body language and training concepts. Knowledge that makes a world of difference when you’re setting up dog intros, or trying to determine how well an interaction is going.

An in-depth look at play behavior, with lots of video examples. We’ll show you the subtle ways dogs communicate during play, what healthy play looks like, and how to tell when things go from being normal rough play to a problem. 

Tutorials for the techniques and tricks we use when introducing dogs. With footage of the real-life intros we’re doing with our own dogs at the moment, you’ll learn how to adapt the principles for successful introductions to the unique dogs you’re working with.

Access to our forums. Where you can ask us questions, discuss course content, and connect with other dog owners on the same journey as you.

Bonus: The Dog Training Essentials mini course. This course will set you up for success with the main Dog Intros course, AND give you a foundation for any other training you want to do. It’ll teach you:

  • What training gear you’ll need
  • How to structure a training session for best results
  • How to correctly use food in training
  • All about the training concepts and terms you’ll need to know to start thinking like a dog trainer 

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Your membership also includes:

The Dog Parks Demystified course

Dog parks can be risky, but they can also be really good for a lot of dogs. Our goal with this course is to arm you with as much knowledge as possible about the risks and how to handle them, so you can make the best decisions for your dog. 

You’ll also learn:

  • Exactly what to do in a dog park so everyone has a good time
  • What to do if something goes wrong

Other bonus content

  • The “adventure method” for helping dogs become friends
  • A list of advanced cues we recommend working on, to help your dog intros go even better
  • Tips for dog-to-cat introductions. Including a crash course in “cat speak” and a step-by-step introduction tutorial with a video demonstration


Two live Q&A’s per month. Bring us your questions, and let us help you troubleshoot your canine conundrums. If you show up live to these sessions, we can chat about your specific issues and help you troubleshoot. This feature has previously only been available to coaching clients.

New content added every month.  Mini courses and tutorials to help you make progress on a variety of canine issues.

The Rescue Dog Roadmap. The most common question we get about our big flagship program, Puppy Survival School, is “will this work for my new adult/teenage rescue dog?”

The short answer is… mostly, but not completely. Raising a puppy and a rescue dog are similar, but different experiences. What all you folks with a new rescue dog really need are bits and pieces of ALL our courses.

So we’ve created a new feature: the rescue dog roadmap. It’ll show you exactly which lessons to take from each course, so you can get your new dog settled in.

We’ll be adding more roadmaps over the next few months, to help you quickly make progress on a variety of canine issues.

Ready to get started?

Get Dog Intros Demystified when you sign up for the Academy All-Access Pass

The pass is $24 per month and includes:

  • This course plus ALL of our other courses
  • Twice-monthly live Q&As with Erin and Jake
  • The Rescue Dog Roadmap
  • Forums
  • New content added monthly

The 60 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you decide the Academy isn’t for you, send us an email within two months of purchase and we’ll refund 100% of your payment, no questions asked.