Welcome to
Canine Learning Academy's
Puppy Start Right
Online School

Empowering new puppy parents with the tools, resources and top-quality education to give their puppy the best start to their life by unlocking their true potential and eliminating future problem behaviour with confidence and ease.

Dearest Puppy Parent,

You are about to embark upon the most exciting and joyful chapter of your life with your new puppy.

After YEARS of coaching new puppy parents, I've seen it all. Parents calling me up...

  • "How do I get my puppy to sleep through the night..."
  • "My kids are scared of my puppy..."
  • "How do I socialize my puppy when there are not fully vaccinated..."
  • "Help I have to go back to work and I don't know what to do with my puppy.."
  • "How do I get my puppy to sleep through the night..."
  • "I had no idea how hard it was going to be to raise a puppy..."

Struggling with your New Puppy ?

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Puppy Power Start Right Online School

Transform your STRUGGLES into SUCCESSES as we help you unlock your puppy's true potential

Bringing a puppy into your home is one of the most exciting decisions you'll make.

They are cute and fun.

But most puppy parents make mistakes in how to raise their puppy resulting in future challenges that can simply be avoided if they just KNEW the right information.

These mistakes can result in problems such as:

  • Your puppy bitting and nipping
  • Your puppy getting out of control when meeting another dog
  • Your puppy mysteriously stops eating or drinking water
  • Your puppy being hyper at night resulting in sleep deprivation
  • Your puppy starts barking and whining for no apparent reason
  • Even things like your puppy is stealing socks! 
And so many more unfortunate and completely avoidable challenges!

Did you know?

Most problem behaviors start during the first 10 months of a dog's life!

What is the cost of not getting it right the first time around?

  • Socialization done wrong can lead to reactivity, aggression and anxiety later on.
  • Potty training done wrong can result in lifelong accidents inside
  • Behaviors such as stealing socks or shoes can lead to resource guarding
  • Puppy nipping can become an ingrained habit that works for creating space
  • Not starting with training the right way will make any future obedience training harder and more time-consuming

Yo Armendariz KPA CTP

Owner and Founder of Canine Learning Academy

Over the last several years, I have not only coached thousands of new puppy pet parents, I have also provided in home board and train for hundreds of new puppies as young as 7.5 weeks.

I understand how important it is to get it right from the beginning.

I know the frustration faced by the many pet parents who waited until their dog hits adolescence before reaching out for help and now their 100 pound dog is jumping up on everyone.

With management and training most of the common puppy issues can be resolved — but how much easier and enjoyable would it have been, if they'd developed good habits from the start.

If they prevented the unwanted behaviors right from the beginning.

I want every new puppy parent to be prepared for the challenges and avoid the problems from the start. I want every family to have the dog of their dreams.

So, that is why I've gotten together with my training partner Julie Fryman to develop an easy to follow program just for you.

Get the tools you need to set yourself up for a lifetime of enjoyment with your new fury loved one. 


Puppy Start Right

The most comprehensive, educational, practical, actionable and fun home study school and community for new puppy parents!

Through this home study program you'll accomplish the following ever-lasting milestones:

Prevent Problem Behavior

Learn how to transform your jumping, bitey land shark puppy into a model canine companion using modern, ethical and effective training methods.

Supercharge Relationship

Become the warm and nurturing guardian your puppy needs. Help them to develop their confidence and truly relax in every situation.

Build Connection

Build your puppy's focus and have fun unlocking true potential. You'll have a pup you can be proud to take everywhere and  anywhere!

Here is a small taste of what you will learn in the next 8 weeks...

  • How to implement a daily schedule and routine
  • Fast and easy potty training
  • How to set up a effective training schedule
  • How to create a safe space so that your puppy can chill on their own
  • How to safely greet other dogs in the home
  • How to prevent puppy jumping up on guest in the home
  • How to prevent door dashing
  • How to positively introduce harness and leash
  • How to raise a puppy successfully
  • How to positively handle and groom your puppy
  • How to teaching a reliable recall
  • How to build a relationship with you puppy
  • How to finding your puppy's motivation
  • The puppy developmental stages so you can know what to expect

What you get as a member of the Program

Downloadable Workbooks

Workshops & Masterclasses


Extensive video library

Step-by-step training

Action Checklists

  • Immediate access to world- class training 
  • Over 100 High quality, easy to follow video library that you can be watched anytime, anywhere – on mobile phones, tablets or your computer! 
  • 8 week training exercises with individual coaching to ensure you’re on the right track
  • Invitation to our VIP community for unlimited support from your coach and a chance to meet and connect with other puppy pet parents
  • Live Q & A so you have an Expert Trainer in your pocket 24/7 
  • Get lifetime access to our course materials 
  • Puppy Training Workbook and Diary so you can track your progress

Get access to a team of world class dog experts

Your Trainers

Julie Fryman KPA CTP, CBATI, CPDT &
Yo Armendariz KPA CTP, CBATI, SDI

Both Julie and Yo Armendariz have experience caring and training for a wide range of animals and believes that a holistic, positive approach to medical and behavioral issues is necessary for all breeds and species. They maintain their  commitment to continuing education through accredited animal science agencies

They are  known for their ability to break down complex skills into easy steps, and for developing practical techniques that give the students a sense of achievement and success throughout the dog training process.

They are both very passionate about bringing humane, science-based training solutions to the community. 

See what other pet parents have to say about working with us.

 "I was referred to Canine Learning Academy from a friend. I took my Boston Terrier puppy home at 7 weeks and I reached out to  The knowledge, care, dedication, and professionalism of Yo and her team is unbelievable. This was the best decision I made for Darla's life; you will not find better than them! When Darla started as a 7.5 week puppy, she was timid, scared, and uncertain of her surroundings (as one would expect from a baby puppy).  If i could give them 6 stars, I would. You get the picture!

Adam Michael

 "First off incredible!!! Canine academy right away treated me and my wife as family. We had no idea what we were getting into when getting our dog Ludo. So we searched and searched for help everywhere. Yo and her team were a blessing to find. Yo sat down with us for an hour and went over everything. We are so incredibly grateful that Canine Academy is here for us and we are always in good hands. If you are thinking of having them train your dog please please just do it. You will have the best trained dog ever!

Jason Shelton

 "You have to be careful who you trust your dog with.  I have met other trainers that say they have impressive certifications, but it wasn't until I started working with the CLA team that there is clearly a big difference in training styles. I took the on-line classes with them I learned how fun it was for both me and my dog to train. They use reward based training, they taught me to never punish and I have seen the biggest difference with my relationship with my pups.  CLA are good trustworthy trainers that really want the best for you and your dog. Thank You Canine Learning Academy

Tamara Carlone

Program Pricing

With your one-time fee you will get unlimited and lifetime access to your course.

Puppy Start Right Online School with Private Coaching includes 8 Private Training Sessions that can be scheduled.

You can purchase additional Private Training sessions

Have more questions, you can contact us to set up a call or ask us by email.

Phone  877.428.8285
Email: info@caninelearningacademy.com

Puppy Start Right
with Private Coaching


One time Payment

  • 8 Week Program
  • 8 Private Coaching Sessions
  • Consultation 
  • Access to Private Puppy Community
  • Puppy Social Hour
  • Over 100 Video Tutorial Library
  • Trainer in-your-pocket

PUPPY Start Right
Online School 


One time payment

  • 8 Week Program
  • Group class and workshop recordings
  • Invitation to Private Community Group 
  • Over 100 video tutorials
  • Puppy Workbook

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

After purchase, you will create a login account. You can access the Course (while logged into your account) in multiple ways:  phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Once you've logged into your course you will see a tab in the Welcome module that is titled Join the Community. Click the link and you will be added to the VIP Community so that you can connect with training team.

This will depend on your purchase plan! If you have completed your payments for your course you will have lifetime access to all course material and any new material we add along the way.

Nope! No matter where you're located, you can enroll. In fact, we have students from all over the world who have successfully completed the course. 

Yes, when available your puppy can show up to one of our puppy social hours where we have opportunity to go through a confidence obstacle course or play with other healthy young puppies ages 8-20 weeks old. 

100% YES! We have found virtual training to be as effective as in-person training. You receive the exact same guidance and instruction as our in-person programs, with the primary difference being that you will be the one handling your dog for the duration of training. And that alone can be extremely helpful to build your confidence and provide fast results at home.

Even some of our most complex cases of reactivity, separation anxiety, and other behavioral problems can be tackled with a high level of efficiency using virtual training. We often find that the presence of a trainer walking into your home alone, can set some dogs off.

The learning because more difficult and often leads to frustration for both pet parent and their dog. It's especially important in that you, the pet parent, is empowered to take the lead on your dog's training and that you truly understand the principles behind the training.

Virtual dog training will give you all of the tools you need to do just that and see the results you're looking for so that you can have the relationship with your dog you dreamed of.

Looking forward to chatting with you soon.