Need help with your hyper, over-excited or anxious ...
...but super-lovable dog?


You are in the right place...

Yes, I want a well behaved dog!

Join the Play To Behave

Online Behavior Training


with Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Veterinarian Professional Dog Trainer Championship Dog Agility Competitor


Need help with your hyper, over-excited or anxious ...
...but super-lovable dog?


You are in the right place...



Join the Play To Behave

Online Behavior Training


with Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Veterinarian Professional Dog Trainer Championship Dog Agility Competitor

Need help with your hyper, over-excited or anxious ...
...but super-lovable dog?

You are in the right place...

Join the Play To Behave Online Behavior Training Program

Yes, I want a well behaved dog!

with Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Veterinarian Professional Dog Trainer Championship Dog Agility Competitor

Need help with your hyper, over-excited or anxious ...
...but super-lovable dog?

You are in the right place...

Join the Play To Behave Online Behavior Training Program

with Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Veterinarian Professional Dog Trainer Championship Dog Agility Competitor

Are you embarrassed because your dog jumps, pulls on the leash or can’t settle down around your friends and neighbors?

Are you struggling with your puppy or dog’s behavior… things like puppy nipping, accidents, not coming when called or constant barking?

Are your children, (once so excited about getting this puppy!) now ... afraid of the puppy? Is this behavior causing problems in your marriage?

Are you worried your dog will bite someone?

Are you confined to your house because you can't leave your dog alone?

Maybe you already tried taking your dog to a local training class or just hoped your dog would grow out of it, but nothing has worked?

This is NOT what you envisioned when you got your dog. Your dog may be a sweetheart most of the time and you may love your dog with all your heart, but...  

...If something has to change, then you are in the right place!

You can have a dog that your friends will admire,
a peaceful home and the best friend that you dreamed of...
the day you brought your dog home.

You're On Your Way To A Well-Behaved Dog with

The Play to Behave Online

Dog Behavior Training Program

Join Play To Behave Online Training Now and...

  • Discover What Really Makes Your Dog Tick
    - Better understand how your dog thinks and why your dog behaves the way he/she does. So you can communicate in a way your dog understands.
  • Build A Better Relationship With Your Dog
    - Develop a relationship of mutual trust so both you and your dog feel safe and loved, your dog is responsive and is eager to follow your directions.
  • Improve Your Dog's Behavior
    - Teach your dog the social skills, obedience and behavior you want so your dog follows your directions, commands and understands what behavior you want.
  • Create a plan and get support from Dr. Lincoln and from a community of dog owners who love and value their dog as part of the family.

so you can...

  • Enjoy One Of Life's Best Friendships!
I'm Ready For A Well-Behaved Dog!

Included in the Online Training:

The Fresh Start Guide

You'll train your puppy OR your adult dog, the basic manners your dog needs to know as well as other skills for management and control through short 5-10 minute skill videos. You'll also discover what treats, toys, and other supplies you actually need, 3 different training options to use for any skill and the concepts you need to know to help your dog be successful. These methods are all positive-based and you'll learn what actually works and works fast!  

The Improve Your Dog's Behavior Course

You'll discover what makes your dog tick and how to communicate in a way your dog understands based on trust and respect. Your dog will be eager to please you and make all of this will make it easier to train the behavior you want. 

Listen On Leash Course

You will train your dog to walk on a loose leash so you can avoid embarrassment, frustration and the safety issues that pulling, barking and lunging can cause. You can enjoy getting outside with some exercise for both of you. The leash will not be for control, but rather for safety. You'll learn alternative exercises while you go through training, get advice on tools and learn strategies to teach your dog.

The Keep Your Dog Calm When Guests Arrive Course

If you struggle with your dog jumping, barking or otherwise embarrassing you when your friends and family visit, this course gives you the step-by-step process you can use to help your dog stay calm and polite.  

The "Stop Excessive Barking" Training

You will train your dog when to bark, when not to bark and when to stop barking in 3 easy steps. You'll know what to do if your dog barks excessively at people, other dogs or animals, or cars passing by your house. The course also give you solutions if your dog barks excessively at the TV, at you for attention, in the car. in the crate or more. You'll be able to enjoy peace and quiet your home, let the baby sleep and make a phone call without unnecessary interruption.  

LIVE Group Calls with Dr. Lincoln

You are going to get support. While the courses are self-directed, your dog is an individual and so are you. Your home and lifestyle are unique so you will probably have questions. The LIVE calls will include informal trainings and leave time for you to ask those questions. If I can't get to every question, I'll choose ones that will help the most people, so that you can learn from them also. If a question requires more explanation or a demonstration then I may create a mini-lesson. Recordings are posted on the website.

I'm in! Help me train my dog!

You can train your dog to become an absolute joy to come home to, knowing they watch out for you, your family, and your home, but also understand when to welcome friends, how to be polite and to listen to you. 

You can do all of this without fear, without force and without pain...

...and in less time than you think... can start enjoying the lifestyle you've always intended by making a few small changes.

AND you don't have to do this alone...

By joining the Play To Behave Online Training Membership, you'll become part of a community and get the training you need led by Dr. Carolyn Lincoln

Hi! I’m Dr. Carolyn Lincoln, a veterinarian for 30 years, and a professional dog trainer and dog agility competitor for over 15 years.

Growing up, I had an undeniable passion for animal behavior and training. Which lead me to pursue behavior medicine and dog sports, specifically dog agility competition.  

Now, I’ve always had high-energy, strong-willed dogs (several of them in fact). So I know exactly what it’s like to deal with dogs that have a tendency to misbehave, not listen… much less obey, and can be anti-social or aggressive. 

Because of my love for animals I also became a veterinarian. There was just one problem… while I was able to treat their medical or health issues, many dogs were still at risk of being euthanized due to behavior problems.

And after years of seeing dog owners struggle with common behavior problems that are easily resolved with proper training, I couldn’t take it anymore – I had to help.  

So I left clinical practice to focus on behavior medicine and professional dog training so I could help others, like you, improve your dog’s behavior too. 


How One Couple Went From Never To Always

Shane always wanted a dog. With a new piece of property and plans to build a house, it seemed like the perfect time.

But his wife, Jocelyn, didn't quite agree. Well, at least not to having a dog IN the house! That was a big "NO!"

Can you guess what happened?

It wasn't long before that first pup ended up with a fenced, air-conditioned dog house to a warm spot in the garage.... to the back hallway... to the kitchen and finally, in the bedroom!

Now, they have 3 - yes, 3 dogs - locked into both Shane's AND Jocelyn's heart.

I am proud to have helped them through the many challenges associated with adopting 3 new dogs, their "go to" for both veterinary and training advice and to have them as loyal members for all these years.

Shane and Jocelyn are among the most loving and best dog owners I know and their dogs are among the luckiest in the world.

Watch the video and let Shane tell you what happened in his own words.

Bentley, the Reformed Leash Puller

Genevieve, Separation Anxiety Success and more

Debbie struggled with the dog she loved but he was like no other Boston Terrier she'd ever had. She was embarrassed to walk him and nervous she might get hurt. Her neighbors suggested she re-home Bentley.

Instead, she came to Play To Behave and not only has her life with Bentley improved, he is a beloved part of the family,

Debbie shares her experience here.

Sharon got Genevieve with a plan to work with her as a therapy dog. But Genevieve was bit more than Sharon bargained for. Everything became a struggle from biting to pulling on the leash to separation anxiety.

Sharon came to Play To Behave in despair but now Genevieve is a different dog and may indeed become her partner as a therapy dog.

Listen to Sharon tell her story.

Archie, the Surprising Challenge

Barbara has had Bearded Collies for years, but it had been a long time since she raised a puppy and this puppy... well, he has been a challenge!

While Archie has presented many training issues, Barbara got started early in Play To Behave so she has had the support she needed. Barbara and her husband, Tim, love Archie and he is... their best friend.

Barbara L. on raising a surprising puppy.

Vinnie, the Anxious Agility Dog

Barbara is a very experienced performance dog owner in a number of sports.

But Vinnie... his behavior was new to her and had her stumped. Even worse, Barbara was heartbroken. She loves Vinnie and to think he was unhappy, was devastating for her.

How could Barbara give Vinnie his best life when he had such serious social anxiety? Watch to find out.

Listen to Barbara S. tell her story.

Fran B., Trusted Breeder and Competitor

Fran Bluhm owns "Perigueux Poodles". She is dedicated to her dogs and to maintaining the integrity of the Poodle breed.

Fran mentored under a master breeder, performs important health checks and carefully chooses all her crosses. Also, Fran not only breeds Standard Poodles, she competes in Conformation, Agility and more.

One of Fran's biggest challenges is placing her puppies in the right homes. She stands behind her puppies for life and takes great care in matching the right puppy with the right family.

That is where I have come into Fran's world. We do temperament testing of the litter before matching the puppy and then the new owners can also join Play To Behave for further support.

Fran B. on choosing Play To Behave

I'm also proud to have been Fran's agility instructor and watched her win first place ribbons!

No matter where in the world the puppies live, the Play to Behave online program is available. I'm honored to be chosen by such a reputable breeder.

Join Play To Behave Online Training Now and Get:

  • 5 Full Trainings including:
  • The Fresh Start Guide | Value: $97
  • Improve Your Dog's Behavior | Value: $297
  • Loose Leash Walking | Value: $297
  • Keep Your Dog Calm When Guests Arrive | Value: $197
  • Stop The Barking | Value: $47
  • LIVE Q&A Group Calls so you can get support when you need it. Value: $500/month

Plus these BONUSES:

  • "Indoor Play For Your High Energy Dog!" Video Class! If you can't walk your dog because of the weather, if your dog isn't trained well on a leash yet or if you just want to have more fun with your dog and build a strong connection at the same time, this course is for you! Start training with simple obstacles at home using items you already have in your house - even if you only have a very small space. Have fun with your dog and impress your friends! Now you'll have exercises to to do on a rainy or icy day while you also build a stronger bond with a very fun activity. Value $47
  • "7 Strategies to Keep Your Hyper Dog Calm" to help you on walks, when you have guests and more. Value $47
  • Access to an evergrowing library of trainings on for specific behavior issues and more to come | Value: $87
  • Access to Recordings of the LIVE Group Calls
  • Access to an Exclusive Private Community of wonderful dog owners also in the course to share your wins, help you stay accountable and to help you when needed. The group truly has a relaxed family feel. | Value: Priceless!
  • and more!

If sold separately...


YES, I want a well-behaved dog!

I have been able to learn something from everything I've watched. I must say that I have gotten several ads from different people to join their dog training groups but I am so glad I joined yours.

I am also grateful for "finding you". Things are becoming more peaceful. One Win: Decreased biting, jumping, snapping when frustrated by 75-80% (after just one week).

- Mary W.

- Sharon W.


Monthly Membership


Immediate access to:

  • 5 complete step-by-step courses
  • LIVE Group calls with Dr. Lincoln
  • BONUS: 7 Strategies to Keep Your Hyper Dog Calm
  • BONUS: Indoor Exercise for Your High Energy Dog - training course
  • BONUS: Access to an evergrowing library of trainings
  • BONUS: An Exclusive Private Facebook Community
  • BONUS: Access to group call recordings
  • and more!
  • Your cost will never increase as long as you remain a member


Tucker was a rescue that I was ready to take back because he was just SO crazy with energy/anxiety. I can't thank you enough for your guidance. Tucker still has an overabundance of energy but now we have an outlet. He is totally off Prozac and doing well!  

- Bobbie S.  

FAQ And Is This The Right Course For You?

How do the calls work?

LIVE Q&A Group Calls will be once or twice a month at a minimum.

We will meet online over Zoom, which is very simple to use. You will get a link in your weekly update email and in a reminder, during the weeks the call is offered.

Call times may vary to accommodate different time zones. 

You can join the calls by computer or on your phone.

Video is optional for you on the call, however, video is encouraged because it really helps to connect you to the community. You can also show me your dog and/or your home on the video, if that is helpful.

You will be able to ask me questions and/or comment. Many questions tend to be the same so if I can't answer all questions in the time alotted, I will choose questions that apply to the most people. 

What if I can't make the calls due to the timing?

If you cannot attend, you can always submit your questions by email ahead of time. If you have a special need for an answer right away, an answer more tailored to your situation* or an answer needs more clarification, you can always reach out to me.

Recordings will be posted on the website within 3-4 days of the call (barring any technical difficulties) so you can watch and re-watch the calls at any time. 

ALSO, I've added a very special feature: SEARCHIE! This allows you to search all the calls for a topic, phrase or name. The results will take you to that EXACT point in the video where the words were used. It isn't perfect with spellings but in most cases, it can save you lots of time by taking you to the video spots where you question may have already been answered!

You will also have access to me through the private facebook group, as I'll be in there on a regular basis. 

*More specific answers tailored to your situation still have to remain in the bounds of a client/patient relationship.

What age dog is the membership designed for?

The membership address issues with puppies and dogs of all ages and levels of energy. The membership is for you if you have one dog or multiple dogs. It's also designed for companion pet dogs and/or dogs involved in dog sports such as the sport of dog agility.

Are you a "positive trainer"?

YES, I use "positive-based reinforcement", sometimes also called a "reward-based training." NO, that doesn't mean "giving the dog cookies." It means, reinforcing the right behaviors at the right times in the right ways, so your dog learns new skills and/or behavior improves.

How do I get access to the training?

As soon as you purchase the course, you'll receive an email with details access to your account. From there you'll be able to log in and start viewing the courses. You'll find "The Play To Behave Program: Start Here" and that's just what you do, start there!

Do you ever punish a dog?

In short: No. I do not advocate or use fear, force or pain to teach a dog. It is unnecessary and can hurt the bond you have with your dog. It's also easy to teach your dog in a positive manner.

What if my dog has serious issues such as aggression or separation anxiety? Is this membership right for me?

This membership can help you improve your dog's behavior and you will train skills that help you with control, but if there is any risk of injury to yourself, to any other person or to your dog, then I recommend you seek professional one-on-one help.

What if I want to cancel? Is there a penalty?

I'll be sorry to see you go but you can cancel at any time and there is no penalty. I do require 5 days notice to cancel your subscription so I have time to stop the charge. Sending me a simple email is all you need to do.

We have now had multiple success encounters/visits with Rufus meeting our friends/ family. Thank you so much! Your love and care for animals is a great thing and a special gift!

 - Sophie Ruiz

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