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BAXTER & Bella - The Online Puppy School!

North Logan UT , 84341


The training is modern and humane. No choke collars and yanking the dog to get their attention. Everything is done with patience and finding out what motivates your puppy, whether it be food, toys, etc.

I also love being able to go back and rewatch a video if needed. And the customer service is awesome. I needed help with biting/mouthing, I was able to personally talk with a trainer that same day, and did a group video q&a the first week with Amy.

I highly recommend Baxter and Bella puppy training. And the Puppy podcast is great too!


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.

Best investment for you and your dog!

I have used the one on one sessions when I have certain situations that I’m not having success dealing with. The videos are awesome, so many options to learn! 100% recommend!!!

Great program

This program is seriously legit. The team is personable and so willing to help with all puppy training needs. I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to be a responsible pet owner.

Best Website Ever

This is the best website ever it has helped me so much with dog training that it deserves the five star rating. I have found no other website or app works better
puppy/dog time and training!

BAXTER & Bella is a two thumbs up program

We found out about BAXTER & Bella from a breeder website and are so happy we did!

We are totally in love with our new puppy, Piper. We came into puppyhood without a clue whatsoever and with the BAXTER & Bella online program are super encouraged and have a lot of confidence in what we are now doing.

With such short notice, we did not have a lot of time to prepare! We had only barely read through the preparation part of the curriculum, not even purchased equipment, or gotten our house ready when our breeder called us to say there was a puppy for us. However, because of BAXTER & Bella, we knew exactly what to purchase, the needs to have, the nice to have and how to set up the house prior to picking up Piper.

We followed the BAXTER & Bella “First Week Together” curriculum religiously. We learned so much, became comfortable with our new routine, and Piper adjusted well to her new home, to living with humans, and our daily schedule together!

BAXTER & Bella has been there for us with information, responded each time when we had questions, allows us to set up one-on-one appointments for live phone calls or video sessions with trainers; all of which is easy and quick to do. The call was pleasant, we got our questions answered, and the trainer made suggestions that would work for us. In fact, the lifetime membership offers a few different kinds of live interaction with trainers and training sessions, which is amazing considering the price!

It's easy to say that BAXTER & Bella is a two thumbs up program so far! We wanted to train our puppy ourselves, so we would thoroughly know her and know how to relate and continue shaping her throughout her entire life. Thank you for the the help you provide and the work you do!

Nice transformation in 5 days!

We have a 12 1/2 yr old JRT who trained very easily with potty training, very little biting, chewing anything other than her own toys. We tried to prepare for our new mini goldendoodle, knowing that he may be a chewer, biter, etc. however, after 1 week we were overwhelmed! Frustrated. Lacking skills!
I signed up for Baxter and Bella and in 5 days we have success at potty training outside (had zero success prior, lots of playing), the biting everyone and everything has decreased significantly as we are following the training schedule which has increased focus, calm, fun and joy!
Our new puppy is less frustrated and so are we - including my JRT who was tolerating lots of biting, jumping and puppy play quite well before yet is happier training with the puppy enjoying lots of games, treats, calm!
Thank you for creating such a wonderful online program. I am so exciting to see what's to come!

Best purchase EVER! Absolute must have.

This is literally the best money I have ever spent. It has made being a puppy owner a rewarding, positive, fulfilling experience. Instead of constantly searching the internet reading conflicting ways of dealing with puppy problems, we now know what to do! It is such an incredible value with so many resources and opportunities for live interactions.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thanks to the Baxter and Bella program, we were able to navigate the challenging first few weeks of bringing our puppy home. As new puppy owners, we had no clue about pet ownership. Baxter and Bella training team has always been there as our GPS to navigate on a daily basis. Though we have not gotten to do the training program or attend classes yet - we can say we are extremely grateful for all the tips we received from the team. We have gone from almost giving our puppy back to the breeder to being proud pet parents. We look forward to attending the classes and learn more as part of this journey in raising a calm and confident dog! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Better than In Person Puppy school!

This is my third dog. I attended puppy school with my other dogs, who have since gone over the rainbow bridge.
Now, I just added a new dog to my life. During Covid, I didn’t want to attend in-person puppy school. So, I decided to become a lifetime Baxter and Bella 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. She’s always there on-line, when you want your convenience. And, you can replay the videos as often as you want. I truly enjoy training my puppy with B&B. I credit B&B 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! ????

Never Too Old!!

We are senior dog owners; Libby is our third Golden Retriever and it is our goal that she will follow in the paw prints of her Therapy Dog brother. But being older AND having a 14 year old Golden...not to mention the pandemic, has made puppy raising a bigger challenge than ever. Luckily I found Baxter and Bella early on and the whole experience has been so helpful. We watched the puppy videos, used the printed charts for housebreaking (amazing how much easier it was with the info right in front of us) and when the going got tough (“teenage” puppyhood) contacted Amy via email. We always had prompt, personal, thoughtful responses and felt she really cared. As a result, Libby is now 10 months old, loves playing the various games to keep her stimulated, and is improving day by day. To be honest, if I’d followed the Baxter and Bella program more often from the beginning, I bet I’d have a PERFECT DOG! This was a great investment; especially in these hard times I like having a dog behavior specialist on my side.

We almost gave up on dog ownership - and then we found you!

I just wanted to tell you I love you! ???? We are two weeks in to having our first puppy (Golden Mountain Doodle) and I was almost ready to throw in the towel. My kids have begged for a puppy since they could talk!

My sisters BFF told her to tell me to get a membership at your website, because their breeder had recommended you to them. She said “Baxter & Bella” has been a game changer for their "non-dog" family and thought it could be for mine too!

Anyhow, we signed up and my daughter (10 years-old) and I have been watching your videos, reading your materials and printing every chance we get! You've already made a difference - THANK YOU!

We’ve got a long way to go......but I’m feeling so much more confident that we can do this - THANK YOU!

Your program is worth every penny!

I just want to say how much I love your program! I joined months ago so that I could be well prepared for the arrival of our new puppy. I haven't had a puppy in 50 yrs. as we usually get rescue dogs. But with 3 little grandsons ages 20 mos., 4 yrs. and 6 1/2 yrs. we felt it would be safer for them to get a puppy that we could train and not worry about a rescue dog and what they may/may not have encountered in their life before us.

We have had our puppy for 1 week. Lady is a mini labradoodle and weighs 4 lbs. She has been so responsive to her lessons and I couldn't have done it without your program. Being on-line is just fantastic as I can go back and visit lessons & videos to review and address situations.

I signed up for the on-line live Puppy Games but just can't seem to make it. The first one I signed into and then an "emergency" came up at home and I never had the chance to get back to the live class. The second one I forgot about....But, I have visited both lessons on-line and am so happy that you tape them. So I'll be viewing the lessons on-line from now on.

I am 69 yrs. old, a retired teacher, and my husband is a clockmaker with his shop right in our backyard. He has been such a help with giving me breaks in the evening. I am a little sore all over from all of the activity, but that's a good thing! It's helped me get up and get moving again and I think all of the teaching/learning I've done has been great activity for my brain!! haha

Your program is worth every penny and I am looking forward to learning/teaching Lady more and more as time goes on.
Thank you so much for the e-mails with tips as well. They are very informative and helpful. I am saving all of them in my e-mail folder designated for Lady's Learning.

A Canine and Human Gem:)

As new puppy owners with adult children we knew that raising and training our new puppy Zeke would have some similarities to raising small and adorable human children who melted your hearts before you even met them! What we did not realize was HOW MUCH WORK WAS INVOLVED with the training. The consistency and repetition and patience required is enormous. I cannot imagine going through this experience in post covid times without this EXTRAORDINARY online puppy school Baxter and Bella! Amy has become an honorary member of our family and by the time Zeke is grown and full trained, we just might have her picture at our dining room table!! Her patience and warmth; her uncanny ability to help us look at Zeke as a canine with real emotions and foibles is the key to our success! Kudos to Amy and her entire team! We simply cannot recommend them enough. I'll go as far as to say they are the 9th Wonder of the Canine World!!!

Total Game Changer

We were so frustrated and disappointed that our 10 week old sweet little puppy was nipping, jumping on us, tearing at our clothing and totally out of control. We enrolled in Baxter & Bella l 11 days ago and we have learned so much already. Our pup now listens and follows simple commands and has learned to chew on toys instead of us. He is calmer and happier and so are we. This program is amazing and we have just begun our path to a happy, well-behaved dog.
Thanks so much for so many videos - they are succinct yet complete each time we start a new topic.

Learning lots and absolutely loving your Puppy Training Podcast!

Amy - thank you so much for your responses! I have been listening to so many of your podcasts since you emailed me and am learning so much. We have joined your lifetime membership and you are now a huge part of our daily family prep time as we get ready to bring our puppy home in a few days. Thanks so much for all your help! We look forward to the joy of having a new puppy in our home and to the fun of training online with you and your program!

I am seriously loving this program

I am seriously loving this program and how it's arming me to help make my puppy more successful!


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!!

We are nerding out with our puppies and your set-up!

We picked up our puppy over the weekend. She is 9 weeks old and we are feeling so grateful for your program. My friend will also be bringing home her puppy this weekend so the two of us have been texting pictures of our family rules back and forth and otherwise nerding out with our puppies and your set-up. My two boys and husband are totally on board as well. You really have made it easy to follow your online program as its super well organized and so positive... Thank you so much!

Thanks so much Amy!

The LIVE! one-on-one session was fun and so helpful. Now I have a plan for giving my puppy a better way to communicate... saving us both some frustration. Overall you have developed such a thoughtful and complete training program. I appreciate how many tools and resources you offer in one online website and what I love most is the warmth and personal connection you offer. We will see you tomorrow in class!

Thank you for being you!

Today I was able to take my puppy to a bigger yard and he stayed down or sat while I cruised around the yard and tossed the ball while he waited to be released to fetch. He came back on command very well. It was a great working session. Then after dinner, using new toys, we played “hide and find” for a good 30 minutes. I’m so thankful for all the support we are receiving and wanted to thank you for being you! In my 30 years of pet life, besides Baloo, you are the best thing that happened to me!

I feel much more prepared for the arrival of my puppy

I recently joined your online puppy school because I'm getting a puppy in September. I've been going through all of the preparation materials from the very beginning and recently arrived to the first Lesson and started practicing some of the stuff that I'm learning; I've been trying to work with my senior dog who is a chihuahua that's never had to do any commands lol. I was really surprised at how quickly she learned using your techniques, even though I'm not perfect at teaching it. Thanks for such an awesome program! I feel much more prepared for the arrival of my puppy already!

I love your program!

This past week we participated in the LIVE! Office Hours appointment to talk about an issue we were experiencing with resource guarding. I followed your advice and it's working beautifully! We've been practicing everyday since and now when I start to approach, my puppy lifts her head up from eating (sometimes with tail wagging) and patiently waits for her treat - no growling and no signs of aggression at all. I've also noticed that when I reach into her food bowl now, she will stop eating to see if I have something yummy versus growling like she used to. I'll wait a little longer still before having a guest try this, but am already excited for phase 2 of our plan. Thanks again for all of your individualized help! I love your program and have been complimented already by many friends and family about how well behaved our dog is in general for being only 14 weeks old.

A Tremendous Value!

Hi Amy,

I am a new member and wanted to give you some feedback. I am a soon-to-be proud goldendoodle parent. My baby was born last week at Winding Creek Ranch Goldendoodles and will go home with me on October 9. In fact, it’s on their site that I learned of BAXTER & Bella.

After 20 years of adopting retired racing greyhounds, I decided I wanted to raise a puppy and became interested in doodles because of their intelligence and personalities. I also want to train a dog to be a great companion and overall good citizen.

I started researching dog training and found several resources that I liked and in fact, bought (and watched) a whole series of DVDs from a popular trainer. While their content seemed very good technically, it was definitely slanted towards competition dogs and not so much for a companion dog. I also thought their videos were rather disjointed and pieced together with a lot of repeated content. My biggest frustration however, was the lack of timelines and not knowing when to do what and and how long it should take.

Last week, I discovered your online program. I've been going through the content and it’s a breath of fresh air. I really appreciate the syllabus approach and the prescriptive lessons and timelines. I can tell you were a school teacher (and I'm guessing a very good one). While the techniques in the two systems are very similar, your materials are laid out beautifully. I can’t wait to get started. I also think that the materials provided for the price paid, represent a tremendous value.

Thank you for creating BAXTER & Bella!

Best regards,

Thank you SO much!

I can't say enough good thing about Baxter & Bella's online puppy kindergarten and overall support. I am a nurse in Boston and got a labradoodle puppy in May. The breeder recommended Baxter & Bella and they have been a lifeline during the pandemic. I've finished the puppy kindergarten class online which was wonderful! Amy is so positive and encouraging and it was fun (and reassuring) to be part of a group facing similar puppy challenges and joys. I'm taking the intermediate class now, have attended Q&As, listened to podcasts and enjoyed one on one trainer help with Scott. Amy and Scott are , remarkable-such nice people and intelligent, experienced, patient and committed to owners and puppies developing a loving and respectful relationship. And the support is life long!

Thanks again, you are doing a fantastic job!

Amy and the whole Baxter and Bella Team. We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your puppy training, your chat help, your coaching, your emails and your podcasts, etc... etc... etc.... are absolutely outstanding - AMAZING! A BIG THANK YOU !!! Coco is only 14 weeks and she is doing so great with all your help. Thanks again, you are doing a fantastic job!

Excellent Customer Support

Today we purchased the training program in preparation for our Labradoodles arrival later this summer. I had a question regarding maneuvering through the site and submitted an e-mail, certainly not expecting to hear back until Monday. Imagine my surprise when Scott called an hour later, and patiently walked me through the site. He devoted much of his time on a Saturday afternoon to answer all my questions, and showed me an abundance of other materials available. He was an extraordinary example of customer service after purchasing a product and my husband and I are still awestruck on the amount of knowledge we've gained and knowing that Baxter & Bella will be there WHENEVER we need them!

I love the positive approach!

I've been spending a lot of time on the BAXTER & Bella website, preparing for ours to arrive in August. As a former special educator, I love the positive approach to puppy training and the accessibility for specific questions. The use of videos, podcasts, classes and Q&A sessions is great. I appreciate that they also provide a curriculum and all of the necessary info in a very specific and sequential way. I'm excited about training our puppy and I feel confident, knowing that there is support along the way. Thanks!


We just started with Baxter & Bella to help us prepare to bring home a new pup! We could not be more thrilled with the enormous amount of content available to us, the professional and prompt responses we have received from all of our of questions, and the future classes we are registered to take! We feel better prepared to bring home our pup - from the supplies needed, the car ride home, and how to start our training right away! This is allowing our entire family to be involved in the process of training our new puppy sister! We are very excited and grateful to have found this online puppy school!

Gotta Have it!

Though puppyhood is a test of endurance, Baxter & Bella gave us the tools we need to steadily work toward a well-behaved, well-mannered family pet. Friends and family were amazed at our puppy's ability to begin to learn obeying commands at just 8-9 weeks of age! And we were (and still are) pleased to see her become a happy and enjoyable part of our family.
One of my favorite things about Puppy Prep by Baxter & Bella is the access we have to both the material and its creator, Amy Jensen. Since the curriculum is online, we are able to reread and rewatch lessons or search the various resources on the website at our convenience. Any questions I have emailed to Amy have been quickly answered. I love diving deep into a thing, and this format allowed for me to do so while not restricting me to a limited time class or having to send our puppy off for someone else to train her.
Seriously we don't know where we would be without Puppy Prep! We're so happy with our 14 month old English Lab! This is due in large part to our continued use of Baxter & Bella's program, leading us to truly "become best friends through love and learning."

Fabulous program!

We have a new 10 week old puppy and after the first few days I was super overwhelmed. After only 5 days following Amy's program, I have already learned so much and am making great progress in training my pup!

Wonderful Amy and Program

My husband and I are getting ready to welcome our new puppy in couple months, and upon doing some research, I stumbled upon Baxter & Bella online puppy training school. We listened to one of Amy’s Podcast episodes, and were immediately impressed by her teaching methods, knowledge and approach.

Amy is very precise and thorough with her instructions. She also has a gift to see the logical side of things, while at the same time, promote empathy towards all involved, Humans and the puppy.

We love how Amy uses imagery snapshots and illustrates real life situations people can relate to. It is what makes her teachings so effective. She relates to what dog owners might actually think about a dog’s behavior, but then softly recommends how to proceed. Vice versa. Amy combines the practical, authentic dog owner mentality with a touch of love to train both human and dog to have a healthy relationship.

We are huge fans and didn’t think twice about becoming a proud member of the online puppy training school. We are confident we are adequately equipped to welcome our puppy into a safe, welcoming and educational home! We haven’t used Amy’s office hours yet, but are probably sure to do so for 1-1 coaching.

Well intentioned, high quality lessons combined with logic and love, Baxter & Bella is an investment you won’t regret. Thank you Amy!!! You are certainly meant to do this and your calling. Looking forward for more learning!



I have nothing to compare my puppy training experience to...but I do know that I am getting a ton out of this program. I feel confident in my training. And when I have a question, there is a ton of resources instantly available - and suited to what ever your learning style is - reading, video, audio, checklist, live training, cheat sheets and more!!!

Amy’s teaching style is a great match for a new puppy mom like me and she feels completely accessible and relatable. Charlie (my 9 week old, mini golden doodle) and I Highly recommend Baxter & Bella Online Puppy School. TIP: don’t wait til your puppy arrives to get started.

Wonderful program

We were expecting our new puppy, and I researched puppy training, and found Baxter & Bella recommended on several labradoodle facebook sites. I checked it out and signed up. We have a 4 year old dog who was reactive on walks and when the door bell rang. We started using the techniques in the lessons with him, and he is becoming a well mannered dog. Can’t wait until next week when we get the puppy when we can start working with both of them together. Amy even created a requested video of how to introduce my 4 year old dog with the new puppy. VERY pleased with the program!!!

Fabulous training program!

I discovered Baxter and Bella through Spring Valley Labradoodles, who I follow on Instagram. It has been a lifesaver after my carefully laid out plans for early training were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. I want to let you and Amy know that your training program is extremely helpful with our new puppy. She is 16 weeks old now, and we were supposed to start puppy kindergarten a month ago. But, you probably don't realize how nice it is just to watch puppy training videos in general right now. Its very meditative! I find myself watching them, as well as listening to Amy's podcast while I'm in the car, for that reason alone. So, you are helping the doggies and the humans. Thank you for that:)

This Program is the Best

I love this program because it has allowed my whole family to help with the training. Our dog responds to commands from everyone in the family including the kids. I also loved that we could train my puppy at our own pace as she mastered each lesson. When we go places people often comment about how well trained my dog is. I love the step-by-step instructions. I have only needed to ask a question to Amy once but when I did, she was very helpful, prompt and professional and we solved the problem that very day thanks to her advice. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to train their puppy.

Worth Every Penny!

I honestly don’t know where we’d be without the information from Baxter and Bella. We found it by searching for puppy training podcasts before we picked up our puppy. We loved how Amy explained things and made it sound possible with some work. Those first few days are a blur but Amy’s lessons proved themselves as successful over and over. Our puppy is an energetic golden retriever bred to hunt so provided some definite challenges. Now after having her for 3 months I’m amazed at what we’ve been able to teach her.
We did enroll in an in-person dog training session but other than the social interaction with other dogs in the training I found the lessons through the puppy prep program to be much more beneficial. I would recommend this to anyone getting a new puppy. Great for the trainer, great for the family and great for the puppy!

Excellent Program

I first heard of Baxter and Bella from my breeder. I researched the program and liked what I saw and started
listening to Amy’s Podcast which I thoroughly enjoy. I wasn’t sure how I would benefit from the online program since I knew I’d be working with a local trainer and didn’t know if the programs would compliment each other so I left an email message and heard back the next day asking if I’d like to chat on the phone. Of course I agreed and I spent nearly 90 minutes having all my questions answered and I wasn’t even a member at that point. That is serious dedication! I knew right then I needed to become a member and I am so incredibly happy with my decision. It is an excellent training program. It’s easy to follow with written instructions as well as videos and the feedback I receive every time I have had questions has been quick, helpful and thorough. Frankly, there is not much my local trainer has been able to teach me and my puppy because the Baxter and Bella program does it all! If you follow this well laid out and easy to implement program you will have success!

Extremely Pleased With Our Investment

Our breeder recommended Baxter & Bella to us and we couldn't be any happier with our decision. We haven't received our puppy yet, but we feel so well prepared. Our family has had other dogs in the past. Thank goodness they survived our poor training efforts! We've watched Amy's videos, listened to her podcasts, extensively reviewed her lesson plans, asked some questions via e-mail, and, today, watched our first LIVE! Canine Coaching class. All of her materials are excellent. They're professionally prepared, easy to understand, and very thorough. And just when we were feeling a bit overwhelmed and apprehensive, Amy comes through with a "Don't worry, you got this". We believe we do, but we know that she's there to help us when we need it.

Podcast to Lifetime Membership!

I adore Amy and this program! I fortunately found her first thing when searching for a podcast about puppies, since we just officially adopted a puppy that would come a month later. I ate it up! I love her instructions and her practical examples and applications. I couldn't believe the benefits of becoming a Lifetime Member and also the PRICE IS AMAZING! We have had our baby boy, Hank, for a week now, but I feel so comforted knowing I have this program to help me out! Plus, Amy responds so quickly to personal questions, if you can't find it already on the FAQs. I'm so excited to continue this journey with BAXTER & Bella!

Amy is Amazing!!!

Baxter & Bella is an amazing online resource. I began preparing several months before I got my puppy and really enjoyed the online classes, podcasts, and videos. Everything is so thorough and every question is answered, it is obvious with Amy's lessons that she used to be a teacher! When you send a message with a question or comment, (which I have done several times) each time she has gotten back to me with answers within a very short time. Not only is our puppy being trained but we are learning tons too. We are so thankful for Baxter & Bella.

Amazing Service

I honestly can't say enough about Amy and Baxter and Bella online training! We received our Bernedoodle puppy about a week ago. We had become members prior to bringing him home and went through her puppy prep. It was so helpful to get everything ready and keep our family on the same training page! Once we brought our puppy home, Amy has been an invaluable resource! She is so responsive and her strategies work! This allows us to deal with an unwanted behavior or how to create a wanted behavior immediately! This makes puppy-life so much less stressful!! I cannot recommend Amy and Baxter and Bella enough! Thank you, Amy!

Fantastic Training

Baxter & Bella is a fantastic online training school. They begin with sections even before you get your puppy. The online classes, podcasts, workbooks, everything is so thorough and every question is answered. When you send a message with a question or comment, (which I have done several times) each time they have gotten back to me with answers within minutes. Not only is our puppy being trained, we are being taught so much as well. There is so much to gain from Baxter & Bella. Plus you're a member for life, so they are always going to be there for you.

Awesome Resource and Exceeded All Expectations

As new puppy parents Baxter and Bella is training us at the same time we are training our puppy. We were not 100% convinced this "on-line" approach would work. We are convinced now! The units, videos and written information is comprehensive, easy to follow and it works! Access to Amy via e-mail and Zoom is the icing on the cake. We highly recommend this incredible resource. Highly recommend!

Keep Up The Good Work!

I'm a professional trainer (and dog/puppy daycare owner) in Albuquerque. One of our recent puppy class clients told me about this website/podcasts, and I just wanted to tell you how great everything is. The information is fantastic, and I have agreed with and loved everything I have read and heard so far. I will certainly be recommending this info to my puppy class and private session clients as additional help and support. Thanks so much and keep it up!

Exceeded Expectations!

I thought that 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 Yadi 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!

Awesome site

This site is amazing. The amount of information and the different ways it's presented is incredible. I read a section that tells me how to perform a certain Training Method, and then I can go watch the Training Method being done in the video archives along with the embedded video included in the training section. I had very little confidence in-training my dog, but with all the information provided in this site I'm feeling good and confident that I will have a well-trained dog.

Personal Attention

I was having trouble submitting a question through the website on my phone so I sent an email explaining my issue. Within a couple minutes I received a personal phone call from Amy's husband Scott asking for clarification on the issue I was having. After I got done explaining it to him we talked for nearly another 20 minutes regarding questions that I had with dog training. Scott promptly corrected the issue I was having with the website
and sent me a message notifying me that it had been corrected. When I sent the message my expectation was that I would likely get an automatic computer response, receiving this personal service really blew me away.


I’m a new puppy owner and have never been in charge of a dog before. Couldn’t have made it this far without this training. 5 would recommend & would buy again!

Baxter and Bella has the answers!

This program is amazing! I am not a "Dog Person" but fell in love with my little pup anyway, so it has been of most importance to me that she is well trained. Everyday when I get on the Baxter and Bella website I find answers. I have used the chat portal many times for quick answers to issues I am facing with my dog in the exact moment that they are happening. I have also found answers after a quick search in the Ask the Trainer tab. And the best part so far has been signing up for a video chat with Amy. She listened well and helped us address behaviors tailored exactly to our situation. The help that is available here is never ending and personalized! My dog has quickly become a well loved member of the family. Would highly recommend to all dog owners!


I found Amy through her podcast and am so grateful I did. Her materials are extensive and informative. I love that she offers zoom video one on one appointments to address specific issues and concerns as each puppy presents unique issues/questions. She has great ideas and is super approachable. The one on one call was just like having her at my home.

Can't Imagine Raising a Puppy Without This! So Much to Learn I was Unaware of!

I'm so grateful that I happened upon Amy’s podcast several months ago. I was trying to find some podcasts to listen to in preparation for bringing a new puppy home to join our family. Amy’s Baxter and Bella 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 are just a couple of weeks away from bringing our sweet puppy home, and I feel so much less overwhelmed then before. I am 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 with how we’ll raise our puppy, and we don’t even have our puppy yet! 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!!

Great resource

So happy to have discovered Amy at a Baxter and Bella. Definitely worth the investment. I like that I can read the sessions or watch the video by topic! Also, the one to one video coaching is so helpful and convenient. I highly recommend it!

Best Personal Trainer For Your New Puppy!!

Having Amy as our ‘go to’ resource for training our new puppy, Grace, has proven invaluable! She has an extensive library of videos and step by step ‘how to’ instructions, as well as day to day personal access to help you with all phases of training. We have used her several times for one on one training sessions with behavioral issues, as they came up. Having Amy’s guidance is like having a personal trainer with you at all times.

Don’t hesitate to become a member! It’s the best gift you’ll ever give your sweet furbaby and YOU!! Thanks, Amy!!!

I can't say enough good things about Baxter and Bella

We are first time puppy owners and I was excited and anxious about having a puppy in our home. I had high expectations about how I did AND didn't want our puppy to act. Baxter and Bella has been an incredible resource for all of our training. The lessons have allowed the entire family to be on the same page with training and has gotten our kids excited and accountable. I have participated in several of the LIVE training classes, which have all been really informative and allowed hands on training during the class. Finally, last week I had my first one on one video call where my questions were answered well and I was able to work on some behaviors with the dog during the call. Thank you, Baxter and Bella for your excellent program!


Amy's (BAXTER & Bella) training materials have been a lifesaver for me with my new puppy. We ran into roadblocks as we progressed with our pup and got on a video call with Amy. She was so helpful to re-invigorate our training plan and approach and help us as a family understand how to recognize play, stop nipping, and stay on course!


So happy to have found you! So excited to start your program for my pups
6 month old Lincoln and 8 week old Eleanor!
Thanks for inspiring me to be a good pup mom!


I have a 9 week old puppy and I cannot believe in 2 weeks how much I have taught him by following Amy's training plan. truly amazing. I love that we're learning how to do the training and we will be forever master in charge of a well behaved pup. it's great.


I just listened to the entire puppy training podcast as we brought home an 8 week old basset hound Thursday night.
There is so much amazing information in the podcast and I promise I will be listening to the entire series again to refresh myself in my quest to produce a well mannered, well behaved puppy into her adult years.
I started clicker training Friday night and Lemon Drop is already responding well.
It has been 14 years since I have had a puppy so thank you for providing valuable information to me and to all the dog owners on your page and podcast!

Putting puppy ownership fear at ease

Oddly enough, I found Baxter and Bella from a podcast search for puppy training. She was one of the few that popped up and I started to listen and liked her right away. I had just gotten my golden doodle a few days before and completely forgot about how stressful puppy training could be. I have had a whirlwind of experiences lately, just moving into a new home, my daughter starting back up at school, returning from a weeklong vacation and picking up Toby the next day. I had all the "stuff" but didn't know how to structure my day. One of the things Amy said was that she wanted to go to the gym and have someone just tell her what to do. ding ding ding! That was totally me and exactly what I wanted with to do with this puppy-please, someone just lay out the formula and I will follow it to a T (or to the best of my ability). In my few short days as part of the member's only community, Amy has answered each e-mail/inquiry promptly and thoroughly-even created a video for my question on a Sunday morning, within less than an hour of my question. Amazing! I cannot recommend her more and the member's only option is the only way to go for all the support you could possibly need or want. I'm so happy that I found her :)

Wish I could shout from the "wooftops" how amazing this training is!

I met Amy about two and a half years ago while helping a friend with Puppy evaluations. I watched Amy work with the puppies and knew she was someone I needed to get to know. Shortly after I met her, I bought a Goldendoodle named Mika. I wanted to use Amy's online training but my sweet husband put a cap on my spending and suggested I read some books instead...I wouldn't give up, so I got on you tube at Amy's suggestion and I watched faithfully as she trained Chili. I did everything I could to train Mika without the full online training. Mika turned out ok but she could have been so much I am a proud member of Amy's group of followers that KNOW that following this program will help you not only train your puppy right, but you will LOVE your dog so much more when it all comes together and you have an AMAZING well trained pup and family! She covers everything and the cost is so worth it that I have offered a discount on my puppies if the family will sign up for Baxter and Bella Online Puppy Training. I love this program!!!

I'm Now Prepared!

This is my first puppy and with it, at first, came a good deal of anxiety. I was referred to the program by my breeder and have found it to be an incredible resource. With the support of Amy and her thoughtfully laid-out website, I now feel prepared for these critical first months. The videos are just what's needed and the other resources super helpful. And one's questions are thoughtfully, personally, and quickly answered -- which is a rarity. Amy is a gem!


We first enrolled our puppy 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. It's affordable, long-term, and based on my schedule. The LIVE! Office hours were amazing! I asked all my individualized questions and received the answers and encouragement I needed, including links to her videos. Excellent service!

Best Personalized, Long-term Support!

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!


I bought the Baxter and Bella training back when I first got my puppy. I really appreciate how you can email Amy with any questions or to get help with a certain problem. For me it was crate training. She answered right away and came up with a few things for me to try.


Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, honest, passionate puppy people!

This program is awesome

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. It told me what to expect, showed me where to begin and how to train a puppy. I feel like this program would work for every type of dog owner. There is detailed written information, checklists, how-to videos and the option to email personal questions anytime. On several occasions I considered returning our puppy. Every time I became unsure or frustrated I was able to reference the program or contact Amy with my concerns. She gave me the educational support with her program and more importantly her emotional support with her encouraging advice. I honestly would not have been to keep our puppy without her help! We have used the program for 4 months and our puppy is now 6 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. We have a great dog, but I would not say that he was one of those “natural angel” dogs, he had his set of issues. I have seen other programs used by friends (and was slightly tempted) that include shock or prong collars and the effects they have had on their dogs. Although they may get fast results there seems to be a sense of fear or aggression when the collars are not in use. I truly believe the Baxter and Bella program shapes a puppy into who they become forever and they are consistent in positive interactions with everyone, as opposed to other programs that create a forced behavior by dogs with shock collars that only respond to their owners who control the collar. I am glad that after putting forth effort with the Baxter and Bella program, I have a sweet dog that I can trust- because that is now what he has become. Thank you Baxter and Bella and Amy!!!


Baxter & Bella came highly recommended to me when I was looking to buy a new puppy. I was so overwhelmed and am I so grateful that I chose to use them to help me through! I have gotten so many tips that have made the process of training a puppy fun instead of scary.

LIVE! Office hours with Amy

I participated in the LIVE! Office hours with Amy today, which is a free call to talk with her about all things dog training. I LOVED IT and really appreciated the opportunity to ask questions regarding our new puppy without first having to pay money. In fact, we didn't pay any money at all and have some great ideas of what to do next. Admittedly I was skeptical at first, as more often than not if they seem too good to be true, then they probably are, but not this, it was definitely better than good, it was GREAT - Thank you Amy at Baxter and Bella!

Puppy Prep Program

Baxter and Bella is an awesome online program to do at your home. Amy is awesome and she will answer any questions. I had no idea how to train our puppy but with the program it is easy to follow along the steps on training a puppy.

Highly recommend this training program

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!

WOW - there are a lot of resources

Admittedly I didn't know what to think on whether I should pay the price for this online training help or simply go to the local pet store for classes. I decided to take the chance with the Baxter & Bella puppy school because the person who sold us our puppy has been really impressed with it and said the company is so responsive and helpful. I can tell you that between the introduction section, which is mostly reading, and then all the other lessons, there is a lot more resources than I thought - it's impressive and we loved the format! Obviously they make it look so easy, but to be honest, we would read the short section, watch the video example and then practice it for ourselves and hey, it started to work! What's more, they have now added their LIVE options for members so we can join in for Q&A when we want and get canine coaching too. It's well worth the money and Amy is the best - they say that they will be there each and every step of the way and they are!

I LOVE this site!

I LOVE this website! It has made training so doable - I never would have been able to get this puppy and keep my sanity without the detailed program you provide. The videos are amazing and make it so easy. I will be recommending this website to anyone I know who is getting a dog!

We Love It!

Thanks for dedicating time with us and answering all of our questions! It was very, very helpful - You are amazing! She is doing wonderful. Also, we are thankful for your website and ongoing help; We love it! Here is a pic from back to school night. She did great!

Feeling hopeful

THANK YOU for helping me get things set up at our house and going over everything. I am feeling hopeful because I have a plan now! I LOVE how laid out everything was for me...for us! The flashcards will be so handy for my kids especially as they learn the right words to say and practice new commands. And ALL of us were so excited about the charts to check things off everyday. My kids said, "kind of like a job chart. This will be fun!" I love it!

What has helped me the most so far is having the Daily Schedule. I have a resource when those feelings come of not knowing what I'm doing. I just go to the chart and I get back on track. 

Nobody could beat it

At first we were most excited about the low price! Nobody could beat it. So, we took a chance. Then the amount of content was unbelievable. So many great recommendations on which products to buy. I dove right in and made sure I followed every video to the best of my ability. She even has charts that I was able to track his behaviors.We couldn't have done the training without Amy's expertise! Especially because we are first time dog owners. Our puppy is great and everyone is impressed with how well behaved he already is around strangers, other animals and loud sounds. At just five months old he now knows all the basic commands and fun tricks.I have epilepsy and have high hopes that my sweet labradoodle will be able to help me as a service dog to help detect seizures and other benefits which Amy is helping me train him for those skills. We look forward to teaching him more and more. With Amy's help, I'm confident we will succeed! ;) I'm already recommending her to friends and family! Our Vet is recommending her to patients because he is so impressed as well.Thank you Amy for the Puppy Prep Course from Baxter & Bella!