Individual Coached Program

Advanced Foundations

Prerequisite: Puppy or Adult Foundations

A Month of Immersive Coaching
Investment: $695


Celebrate your success and experience the best that life has to offer with your wildly creative, wildly intelligent companion. Establish advanced routines that will make life relaxing and endlessly rewarding. Impress your friends, family, and neighbors!


For Puppies 8 Weeks - 4 Months

Prerequisite: Puppy Foundations

The average puppy is enrolled in local group puppy classes at around 12+ weeks of age. 6 weeks later, the average terrier owner might be wondering, “what did I get myself into!” At Terrier Academy, Puppy Foundations begins as early as possible, and by the time your puppy is the age that most will go to local group classes, they will have a very strong foundation, and you will have bypassed common challenges. Icing on the cake? We can now begin introducing advanced skills to your little puppy’s skill base!

Older Puppies & Adult Dogs

Prerequisite Foundations Plus+

Now that you have established a strong working relationship with your terrier and you are experiencing the bliss of understanding each other better, we can dive into the kind of real-world advanced skills that traditionally many even didn’t think were possible for terriers! In Advanced Foundations, we will build upon the strong foundation your dog built in Foundations Plus+. This is a very exciting time where working with you terrier gets really fun and progress happens very quickly.

A terrier who will have strangers exclaiming, “wow, what a well-trained dog!”

A terrier who will have strangers exclaiming, “wow, what a well-trained dog!”


What alumni Think of Advanced Foundations

Emma is exceptional. Her methods are easy to follow and I now have a turbo-charged but well behaved Welsh Terrier. I found Emma’s methods gentle, dog-intuitive and the results incredible. I enthusiastically recommend her! I would like to say that Emma’s training of me and my Welsh Terrier has enriched both of our lives immensely. She guided both me and my puppy through extremely challenging times. Her expert training produced a relaxed and happy owner and a relaxed and well behaved terrier. Thank you for such a gift.


Emma is incredibly knowledgeable, but very laid back. The investment of both time and money is so worth it when your terrorist becomes the sweet terrier you were hoping for!

During Harvey’s puppy years, Emma helped us create a plan for him so we get things done and live normally. She set us up for success in his adult years with him coming when we call, releasing potentially harmful objects on command and knowing how to manage him when we have guests. She also was key in resolving his allergy problems.

Our Harvey will come when called, he’ll run to his bed and lay down on command, and thanks to Emma he has stopped itching!



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  1. We participated with advanced foundations after puppy foundations. Every week we see changes in our Walter! He continues to amaze us on how eager he is to learn new things and practice his exercises each day. We are so happy that at 5 months old he greets new people with all four paws on the floor. No jumping! Emma’s calming technique to help coach these wiggly bodies on how to settle and relax their minds is amazing. I am noticing that Walter will just lay down and relax while I am up moving around. O getting into mischief! I highly recommend this program to anyone who did the puppy foundation program and to those who are struggling with a strong minded terrier. They truly do want to work with their humans, they just need to be guided how to. It’s like teaching them a different language. This course is highly worth the investment.

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  2. Our little one is very aloof and this course has really helped get us on the right track with maintaining his focus and just overall good routines. Hello relaxation! If you have a terrier, Emma is the person you want on your team, no questions asked!

  3. Our 6 month old Welsh Terrier, Obi, completed Advanced Foundations when he was about 5 months old. He took it immediately after Foundations because he was on a roll! Emma reminds us that terrier stereotype about their unwillingness or inability to learn is NOT TRUE! As in Foundations, Emma trained us humans to train Obi and she helped us continue learning Obi-speak. She was able to interpret his more subtle behaviors for us. I feel like Emma’s programs stand out in that she trains owners and handlers to train the dog and gives skills that continue to be useful! Obi doesn’t like to do everything he’s learned (like going in his crate while its in his pen), but he still does it and he is always eager to practice every day! He’s a puppy and he still steals socks and shoes, but he can ‘drop it’ (most of the time 🙂
    Every time I had an issue or a question, Emma addressed it in a real way and never ‘sugar coated’ it, so-to-speak. She alerted us to behavior Obi might develop w/ age, even though we had not seen those behaviors at that time. For example, she taught us a protocol to help protect against resource guarding behaviors, even though Obi wasn’t doing that yet. He has since displayed that behavior… but when he did, we were prepared!
    Our experience with Emma (and Miles! 🙂 has been great! She is truly dedicated to making dogs’ lives and dog owners’ lives the best they can be together! She has always answered my questions about Obi’s behavior, even when we weren’t actively enrolled in a program. Her approach is methodical and she can provide data and information to support her methods and recommendations. Advanced Foundations is a great way to keep your terrier on the path to having his/her best life! Go for it!

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  4. I highly recommend taking the next step in training with Advanced Foundations. I agree with the previous reviews and will add how fun it is to watch Frankie work to learn a new skill and how cute she is when she is proud of herself for a job well done. Emma is patient, positive, and professional and every lesson is personalized and fun.

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  5. We couldn’t agree more with the previous review!! Through Puppy Foundations, Emma is very clear that a terrier puppy – and in this case a Welsh terrier puppy – is really a diamond in the rough. Advanced Foundations is helping us to keep honing our “rough” puppy into the adult “diamond” he CAN be. At only 5 months, we know there’s plenty of work ahead of us until Archie is a finished gem. But what I really value about Emma’s training curriculum is that it’s helping us enjoy our puppy now – even though difficult puppy stages (mouthing, teething, jumping, short attention span, etc., for all of which we follow Emma’s protocols). Absolutely recommend!

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