Welcome to
Manners for Mutts
Power Up Your Pup!

Supporting new puppy parents with resources and top-quality training to give their puppy the best start to life. Power up your pet parenting skills and power up your puppy's potential!

Dear Puppy Parent,

You are about to embark upon one of the most exciting and joyful chapters of your life! Beginning a life with your new puppy!

When you bring a brand new puppy home there are only 5 things that puppy knows how to do, eat - drink - potty - sleep - and bite on things!

Not only do we need to teach them the what, where and how of these things, we need to teach them everything else they need to know to live successfully in our human world.

I've coached thousands of new puppy parents! And, as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer I get the same questions over and over . . .

  •  "How do I get my puppy to stop biting me?"
  •  "How do I get my puppy to stop jumping on people?"
  •  "How do I get my puppy to stop pottying all over the house?"
  •  "How can I socialize my puppy when they are not fully vaccinated?"
  •  "How do I get my puppy to sleep through the night?"
  •  "How do I get my puppy to be quiet and calm?"
Sound familiar?

No need to struggle with your new puppy?
Learn exactly what it takes to raise your
dream puppy!

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Bringing a puppy into your home is one of the most exciting decisions you'll make. They're cute and fun, fluffy and cuddly!

But the clock is ticking!

Puppyhood goes by so fast and young puppies are little learning sponges. Don't waste this valuable time in your puppy's life.

Many new puppy parents make mistakes when raising their puppy. Resulting in future challenges that could have been avoided if they just had the right information.

These mistakes can result in problems such as:

  • Your puppy biting and nipping
  • Your puppy getting out of control when meeting other dogs
  • Your puppy getting out of control when meeting new people
  • Your puppy not being able to be left alone
  • Your puppy barking and whining for attention
  • Your puppy becoming fearful of new things 
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.
  • Waiting to start training will make any future training harder and more time-consuming.
You can avoid these problems, and more, with a simple solution!

So, Who's Guiding This Journey?

Staci Lemke CPDT, RVT

"I love helping dogs and owners live their best lives together by training the dogs and teaching the owners, so there can be success and happiness at both ends of the leash!"

Hi, I'm Staci! Certified Professional Dog Trainer & Registered Veterinary Technician. I have over 20 years’ experience training dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds.

I'm also the owner of Manners for Mutts Dog Training. I'm a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) who, after working in the veterinary profession for 25 years, retired to train dogs full time.

I specialize in helping people with puppies, or newly adopted dogs, adjust to the challenges of beginning a life together.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). I'm also an AKC certified CGC evaluator, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and Family Dog private trainer.

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

Prevent Problem Behaviors

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

Supercharge Your Relationship

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

Build A Lifelong Connection

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

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 an 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 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's Included In This Awesome Course?

Power Up Your Pup!

The most comprehensive, educational, practical, actionable and fun home study school along with a supportive, private community for new puppy parents!

What you get as a member of the Program

Downloadable Workbooks

Live Interactive Classes


Extensive video library

Step-by-step training

Action Checklists

  • Immediate access to world-class training 
  • Over 100 High quality, easy to follow videos that can be watched anytime, anywhere – on mobile phones, tablets or your computer! 
  • 8 week virtual training class 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 with an Expert Trainer  
  • Lifetime access to our course materials 
  • Puppy Training Workbooks and Checklists so you can track your progress
  • Choose to add 8 private coaching sessions and puppy socials

Here's What Other Pet Parents Have to Say

 "Maggie and I could not have survived our first few months without Staci. Maggie was a 5-month-old, 40lbs (now 70lbs) pitbull mix from a shelter. Maggie was horrible with other dogs, but Staci was very patient with us and did a great job managing Maggie during group classes. And Maggie clearly loved Staci. With Staci’s guidance and a lot of daily hard work by Maggie, she is now an easy-going, responsive dog who gets complimented regularly on her manners."

J. Allard

 "We have enjoyed working with Staci ever since our puppy was 11 weeks old. As a new dog and puppy owner, I felt overwhelmed and inadequate on what to do. So glad we found Staci. She was flexible with our schedule, would get back to me back right away, patient and really helped me and my kids train and enjoy the new addition to the family. We have done private lessons, puppy class and now in the next class with Staci, and so glad we invested in all of them. Our puppy learned the basic commands early on, loves going to class, and really is the dog we always wanted. Thank you, Staci!"

J. Lee

"Staci took a family of four frazzled, tired, outwitted people and helped us become the masters of our house again! We've never had a puppy before, and it's a lot of work, but Staci helped us understand the need for consistency, lots of praise, and training early. She also taught us how important it is for Luna to have boundaries, so she understands that we are in charge. Basically, Staci is an excellent people trainer and the puppy was just a means to an end!"

N. McDonald

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 the training team.

Once you have complete your payment you will have lifetime access to all course materials and any new materials we add along the way.

Yes! When you choose the program with private coaching. When offered, you and your puppy can attend our puppy social hours where puppies have the opportunity to go through a confidence obstacle course or play with other healthy young puppies ages 8-16 weeks old. 

Yes! If you reside within our service area you may choose to do the private coaching sessions in-person. For those outside our service area the sessions will be held virtually.

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 whole of training. And that alone can be extremely helpful to build your confidence and provide fast results at home.

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've always dreamed of.


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

Power Up Your Pup! with Private Coaching includes 8 Private Coaching Sessions and Puppy Social Hour. (Private coaching sessions can be in-person or virtual depending on your location)

You may purchase additional training sessions if needed.

Have more questions, you can contact us by phone or email.

Phone: 949-533-4860
Email: staci@mannersformutts.com

Power Up You Pup!
with Private Coaching


One time Payment

  • 8 Week Program
  • Group Classes & Workshops
  • Access to Private Community Group
  • Over 100 Video Tutorials Library
  • Downloadable Workbook & Checklists
  • 8 Private Coaching Sessions
  • Puppy Socials

Power Up Your Pup!
self-study Program


One time payment

  • 8 Week Program
  • Group Classes & workshops
  • Access to Private Community Group 
  • Over 100 Video Tutorials Library
  • Downloadable Workbook & Checklists