Absolutely not! We decided to use a puppy during the filming of this program because of two main reasons. 1) We wanted to squash any assumption that the dog in the training program was already pre-trained! Too many training programs out there use adult dogs that already have some form of training. 2) Puppies have a lot of energy, are easily distracted and make tons of mistakes. This program is meant to teach and there’s no better way to demonstrate than using a crazy, hyper, curious puppy so you can see what true training progression and understanding looks like.