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with our easy-to-use and fun-to-follow online training program!

Attentive and playful puppy

It's as much about teaching your
dog how to act, as it is about
coaching you how to train.



Our signature step-by-step training programs are as much about teaching your dog how to act, as it is about coaching you how to train, and guides you along in the process of successfully integrating a dog into your life, family and home!

  • 5+ Sequential Programs

  • Over 75 Individualized Lessons

  • Hundreds of video demonstrations

  • Games to play

  • Activities for socialization

  • Training tips, tricks, tools and techniques

  • Printable charts & checklists

  • and so much more!



Broadcast LIVE! multiple times throughout the year, and also available ON-DEMAND, our more than 25 CLASSES and over 35 weeks of COURSES focus on many of the most common canine categories needed for successful dog ownership!



  • Preparing For My Puppy

  • Your Brand New Puppy

  • Become The Trainer

  • Socialization

  • Housetraining

  • The Crate

  • Body Language

  • Puppy Biting

  • Kids & Puppies

  • Patience & Impulse Control

  • Leave It

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Adolescence

  • Wait

  • Mat Work

  • Losing The Lure

  • Life Rewards

  • Boredom Busters

  • My Adult Dog

  • Resource Guarding

  • At Home Grooming

  • Overstimulation

  • Babies & Dogs

  • Barking

  • Reactivity & Greetings

  • And more coming soon!


  • 6 week Basic Training Course (Puppy Kindergarten)

  • 6 Week Games & Activities

  • 4 Week Kids Junior Training

  • 6 Week Intermediate Training

  • 4 Week AKC Home Manners

  • 6 Week AKC Caning Good Citizen Prep

  • 4 Week Advanced Training

  • 4 Week Cooperative Care

  • And more coming soon!


Recognizing every dog is different and each family situation unique, we personalize it for you with LIVE! HELP as much as you want and as often as you need!

  • Readily available

  • Easy to schedule

  • Individualized to your needs

  • Personalized for you and your dog


Exciting news... The Online Puppy School resources are available everywhere you need them, including desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones!

  • Available anywhere you have an internet connection


We provide you with everything needed to train your dog successfully from home.


  • Just the Videos area

  • Program Printable Charts & Checklists

  • Groups and a Parent Forum

  • Ask the Trainer area

  • The Puppy Training Podcast

  • BAXTER & Bella Blog

  • Program Groups and our Parent Forum

  • Resource Library

  • Private Social Media Page



What do pet parents say about



Signing up for Baxter & Bella’s online training has been one of the best decisions we’ve made! It is quite overwhelming with a new puppy and having this online content available whenever I need it is priceless. As well, Amy is so supportive and knowledgeable with tons of tips and helpful suggestions. We attended the 6-week Puppy Games course and were so impressed with the content. Many times we weren’t able to attend the live sessions, but never missed a beat since the content was recorded and immediately available on-demand. Our puppy has thoroughly enjoyed the games and we’ve enjoyed being able to teach her to be obedient in a fun way. Thank you for helping us with our puppy’s training!   ~ MJ


This is my third dog. I attended puppy school with my other dogs. Now, I just added a new dog to my life. During COVID, I didn’t want to attend an in-person puppy school. So, I decided to become a lifetime member. Best decision ever! I love it so much more than the in-person classes. Amy guides her students with explicit demonstrations and detailed lesson descriptions. I’ve reached out to her with various issues, and have always gotten a quick, detailed and compassionate response. I find her program superior over the in-person classes. And, you can replay the videos as often as you want. I truly enjoy training my puppy with B&B and credit them with my dog’s excellent progress. I would highly recommend this program to anyone contemplating adding a new dog to their life. It covers so much more than training, starting at pre-dog preparation, supplies, expectations, and personal support. Worth every Penny! Thank you Amy. You’re the best!    ~ Carol


I thought I could figure out how to train our puppy on my own, but after a couple of weeks I realized how mistaken I was! I jumped right into Baxter and Bella when our pup was 10 weeks old and it has been the single best choice we could have made. This program has greatly decreased the stress of new puppy training! Amy has been super responsive to any issues we have had and I feel so much more in control as we add this new family member. I would highly recommend this program to any dog owner!   ~ Lacey


I cannot say enough good about this program! I am a first time dog owner and had no idea where to begin. This program gave me the direction I needed. We have used the program for four months and our puppy is now six months old. I am frequently getting compliments from family, friends, pet care professionals, and strangers about how well behaved our dog is for being a puppy.   ~ Kelly & Amy


I'm so gratefuL I happened upon Amy’s podcast. I was trying to listen to in preparation for bringing a new puppy home to join our family. Amy’s podcast was by far the best one I heard, and I quickly became a devoted listener! Her training is so systematic, clear, and practically explained and written. After listening to her podcasts, and exploring her website, Amy quickly gained my admiration, respect and trust. She has high expectations of what owners and their beloved pets can achieve through the use of effective positive training, and her love for animals is clearly evident in her training practices. The Baxter and Bella phrase of “becoming best friends through love and learning” could not sum it up any better! Now, we feel so much less overwhelmed and SO excited to have Amy’s program in place to work through starting right when we get home, and not be wandering aimlessly, trying to figure out what to do from a few books I read, while I wait for a puppy class to start. Amy has filled an incredible void with her program! With online layouts for each lesson, checklists, videos, question/answer pages, live coaching, and numerous other resources, there is an answer for everything. Best of all, if you cannot find an answer, Amy is right there to answer any questions or concerns! Amy, and the Baxter and Bella program, have already made such an impact in our lives! It’s an amazing program, and Amy is beyond dedicated to helping you and your puppy build a successful, rewarding relationship! You will not regret joining!   ~ Meredith


I highly recommend this training program! I love the practical tips and the ‘learn at your pace’ format. The combination of written information and videos is really nice. I also had a specific problem with my puppy with the training and contacted Amy. She was quick to respond with a thorough, personalized response. Love it!   ~ Angela


I highly recommend Baxter & Bella to every dog owner! I am a first time dog owner, but the resources are excellent for any dog owner at any age. When we got our Cavapoo puppy we decided to enroll at the local pet store for training classes. The classes were good, but Baxter & Bella has been so much better!! The curriculum is both more in-depth and broad. We also considered hiring a personal dog trainer, but Baxter & Bella is much more affordable, long-term, and based on my schedule. I love the videos because I can watch them over again by myself or with my children. You can’t do that at the pet store. The LIVE! Office hours were amazing! I asked all my individualized questions and received answers and encouragement I needed, including links to her videos. The range of services available is excellent, for times when I want to go in-depth or when I need a quick answer using the Search feature. I feel 100% supported in training my puppy now and for years to come. I do not think I could receive better service anywhere else. Thank you!   ~ Melanie


My favorite option is the video chat call on Zoom where the trainer can see what you are doing and helps you get through the issue.    ~ Suzanne


"Prior to picking up your puppy whenever possible!"

Our online programs, including all of the included supporting resources, will help you train your dog to be calm, well-mannered and better behaved, which as you can see below, begins whenever possible prior to picking up your dog with our PREPARING FOR MY PUPPY Program to help you get ready for the big day!

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The second program is THE FIRST WEEK TOGETHER and starts as soon as you bring your dog home.


Afterwards, you will work through each subsequent program at a pace that is best for you and your dog, including BASIC TRAINING, followed by GAMES & ACTIVITIES, then INTERMEDIATE TRAINING, AKC Canine Good Citizen, and finally ADVANCED TRAINING.


There is also a JUNIOR TRAINING program designed for kids, as well as our JUST FOR FUN program with a number of tricks, and THE TRAINING TOOLBOX, which outlines some super helpful pet-family best practices, each guiding you and your dog successfully through the training journey of achieving better animal ownership and experiencing the very best in canine companionship!

  • Does this program only work for new puppies?
    ABSOLUTELY NOT JUST FOR PUPPIES! In fact, old dogs can learn new tricks with practice, patience and persistence and although our program is great at proactively preventing those psety puppy problems from growing up into longer-term behavioral issues, any dog can benefit from the structure and routines of our online puppy school. In short, the skills we teach work for any dog at any age and the sooner you start, the faster you'll get results you are looking for - so don't delay and join our Oniine Puppy School today!
  • Is everything really included with the one-time fee?
    IT CERTAINLY IS! Our thoughts were you pay a one-time membership fee and get unlimited lifetime access to everything we offer, including a curriculum of lessons and videos to follow, games to play, activities for successful socialization, LIVE! one-on-one help and so much more! As is with dog training, and other things in life too, people naturally don't want to spend money until they know without a doubt that that have to do it. Unfortuantely then, sometimes pet parents will allow little things to go unfixed as a way to save the money and see if they will go away on their own. So we created our program to be lifetime all access, such that wenever you need help you get it, instead of delaying until later, because its always included! In short, our goal is to help you achieve better animal ownership and experience the very best in canine companionship and we are committed to joining you each and every step of the way along the journey forever!
  • Do I need to use a computer for the training or can I use my phone?
    GREAT QUESTION... and our program is built to work on any device with internet access, including your desktop, your tablet and your phone! In fact, to bring the program to your fingertips like never before, you can now download our mobile app from both the iOS App Store or the Google Play Market - ENJOY!
  • Is the training flexible to me and my puppy's needs?
    YES IT IS - super flexible and only takes a few minutes here and there throughout your day! We understand each dog is differnet and every family situation unique, so we built a program where you and your dog decide the pace. In fact, the learning modules are set up such that you can see everything that is offered and move as fast, or as slow and you and your dog would like. What's more, you can skip around or go in order - the choice is yours! And, when you need help with anything positive pet parenting, included with the memership at no cost is unlimited LIVE! HELP with our team of professionals, which is our way to personalize the program to you and your dog individually!
  • Do the LIVE Q&A sessions, Classes & Courses and or Ask the Trainer area cost extra?
    NOPE... they are always included at no additional cost! It's true, our Lifetime Membership never expires and provides unlimited access to our online program as much as you want and as often as you need. In addition, participation in all of our LIVE! Q&A Events, Classes and Courses as well as Ask the Trainer email responses are included. Additionally, the resources are all online, meaning everything is available around the clock and from anywhere you have an internet connecting, including class & course recordings on demand to watch when it's most convenient and re-watch as much as you need!
  • Are the LIVE! HELP appointments really one-on-one?
    YES! You simply book an appointment via our online LIVE! HELP page to schedule a personalized training session with our trainers, which are either one-on-one phone calls or one-on-one video sessions! These are a great way for us to personalize the trining to your individual needs - admittedly we love the video sessions because it's always nice to put a face with a name and be able to provide examples as needed while we work together!
  • Is this program good for a total beginner?
    ABSOLUTELY! In fact, we designed this program for brand new pet parents, as well as experienced dog owners too and everyone inbetween - so rest assured, our program was developed with you specifically. What's more, it's built to be as much about teaching your dog how to act, as it is about coaching you how to train, guiding you through every step of training, which starts with our PREPARING FOR MY PUPPY learning module, then into THE FIRST WEEK TOGETHER module, followed by BASIC TRAINING, INTERMEDIATE TRAINING, ADVANCED TRAINING and so much more, as you and your dog work toward becoming best friends through love and learning together!


In short, we would absolutely love to be on this training journey with you and your dog and promise to work together toward achieving better animal ownership and experiencing the very best in canine companionship.

YOU CAN DO THIS, and we are here to help each and every step of the way!

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