Welcome to the Pupster Academy—everything you need to train a happy and healthy dog.

Science-based dog training platform

Welcome to the Pupster Academy, your science-based positive training program developed by certified professional trainer Nicole Ellis. 

Each of our activities is video-based and available right here on Pupster. They've been designed to help you build a terrific relationship with your dog. 

Need a little motivation? Tag   @gopupster on social media in a video of your dog working on an activity and earn 5% off your next purchase.


Start with the Pupster introduction to training and learn where, how, and what you'll need to get started.

Pupster Sit Activity

1. Sit

An easy command that you can teach a dog of any age. One small step for a dog, one giant leap towards building a strong bond.


2. Come (Recall)

It's very important that your dog comes when called. Watch as Nicole helps keep your dog safe by teaching them how to come.

Crate Training

3. Crate Training

Crate training creates a place of calm and comfort where your dog can go to feel safe—can be used both at home and on the road.

Lay Down

4. Lay Down

An intermediate trick designed to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Make sure your dog knows sit before starting!

Leash Walking

5. Leash Walking

Prevent or correct leash pulling and other walk related issues like sniffing with the Pupster Leash Walking activity.


6. Touch

Help keep your dog's focus on you. Touch makes vet and grooming visits go easy by allowing you to control your dog's movement. 

A well trained dog doesn't just make life easy—it makes life happier for you and everyone around you.

—Nicole Ellis

The Pupster Academy helped me as soon as I came home with my dog Irish—he learned his name in just a few days! I can't recommend Pupster enough to all my friends.

Jennifer, Irish's Mom
Irish the Dog