Do you have an adorable new dog 🐶 and would like to get things right from the start?

Or a dog that constantly barks or hassles you at dinner time?
Or is your dog reactive and launches at nearby dogs?

Well we are here to help.

Our Basic Needs of a Dog Program is specially designed as the first step to empower you as a K9 parent with the knowledge and the skills to get you on the right track in understanding your dogs basic needs which will make training so much easier!

What's included in the Basic Needs of a Dog Program

    1. Welcome

    2. Basic needs of a dog

    3. K9 parenting

    1. Rules & Boundaries

    2. View video about K9 Parenting

    3. How to implement rules and boundaries

    1. Importance of mental stimulation

    2. View your dog's mental stimulation needs

    1. Exercise

    2. Exercise

    3. View exercise needs

    4. Loose lead walking

    5. View how to teach loose lead walking

    1. Social interaction

    2. View social interaction K9 needs

    1. Settle request

    2. View how to train a settle request

    3. Conclusion

About this course

  • $120.00
  • 18 lessons

Ready to meet the needs of your dog?

The Basic Needs of a Dog Program provides you with a step by step instructions to understand your dog's basic needs.

The program includes:

🐶On-demand online training with access for 12 months
🐶Science based proven steps to follow
🐶Eliminate unwanted behaviours
🐶Learn the most popular 'Settle' request
🐶Make further training easier!

Some of our happy K9 friends

“After completing the puppy program with our first dog; we knew exactly what to do when we got our 2nd puppy—black Lab, Blu. Ziggy has a well structured and logical approach with both puppies and their parents’ well-being at the heart of every aspect. Beginning with an understanding that for success, pet-parents need to fulfil all basic needs; so what follows on from there is easy and do-able. I loved the fact that Ziggy endorsed individual lifestyle preferences such as letting dogs sleep on beds, or sit on couches; or not—depending on your choice. I especially loved the way the program sets you and your puppy up for success. Ziggy, Blu and I can’t thank you enough.”

John with Blu

“We completed a private program with our boy Marshall, after training methods taught to us by another company felt wrong and weren’t working. Zigrid totally opened our eyes to canine lingo and helped us understand what Marshall ACTUALLY needs from us. We received so much information from Zigrid and Marshall’s changed behaviours are the proof she knows exactly what she’s talking about! Zigrid was always quick to respond to any questions we had along the way. You can tell she has a genuine passion for dogs and for educating their humans on how to give their fur-babies the best life possible! We will be forever grateful to you Zigrid and thank you for doing what you do.”

Kelly with Marshall

One of our happy clients!

Sue & Golden Retriever Asha

Thank you Ziggy for the awesome guidance and training for our girl Asha and ourselves. I enrolled in the puppy program which includes the “Basic Needs” — right from the get-go ensuring adequate support for a dog’s basic needs makes good sense and is really so fundamental. Whilst this seems like common-sense and logical, there is in fact a lot to learn. Science and research on living with dogs has come a long way. Ziggy is clearly on top of all of this, uncovering the essence of what is needed in a practical sense—such worthy and rewarding learning. I have always had dogs as pets and thought I was a good dog parent, but now understanding more about dogs and meeting their needs, I feel empowered to be a much better dog owner. As a consequence, I love the strong bond we have with Asha. It is truly beautiful and something that money can’t buy. Asha and I thank you so much!

Meet your instructor

Zigrid Phillips
Qualified Behavioural Dog Training Specialist

Zigrid, a dedicated and passionate dog-lover and behavioural dog training specialist, practising in Brisbane, has developed this online program in a response to assist more dogs and dog owners.

After almost two decades of unwavering research, dedication, and perseverance, Zigrid finally stumbled upon a different type of training method; one that changed the way she would deal with these beloved creatures forever.

You see, to Zigrid, it’s so much more than just “dog training”. Zigrid believes that we should not teach dogs “what” to think, but rather “how” to think, which is why she has carefully crafted a technique that rewards dogs for a job well done, ultimately strengthening the relationship between dog and owner. Zigrid is currently the proud K9 parent of Ryda Boy (Kelpie x). Zigrid’s dogs are always her inspiration and reason for being.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the course start and finish?

    It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the Course?

    After enrolling, you have 12 months access to this course. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well. NB: This material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing this course material to another party is prohibited.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course can I get a refund?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! Before you hit the "join now" button please ensure you understand all inclusions. We do not offer refunds for simple change of mind. We only offer refunds as set out by Australian Consumer Law.

  • How long will this course take me?

    The best part about this course is it is self-paced, so it is up to you how long you take. You can complete this course in as little as a couple of days or take your time and come back to it as needed.