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Sirius Puppy Training (2006)

Dr. Ian Dunbar , Dr. Ian Dunbar  |  G |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dr. Ian Dunbar
  • Directors: Dr. Ian Dunbar
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Coastline Design
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,521 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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SIRIUS PUPPY TRAINING by Ian Dunbar 2007 James & Kenneth Publishers DVD The original puppy training video and still. . . "the leader of the pack." Voted BEST VIDEO (2000, 2001 & 2002) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Learn the gentle and enjoyable methods of off-leash training and socialization that made the SIRIUS philosophy the international standard in companion dog training. Dr. Dunbar developed SIRIUS classes in 1981, so his Malamute puppy could go to school. At that time, of the 50 dog training schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. . . NONE would allow puppies until they were six months to a year old. SIRIUS Puppy Training redefined and revolutionized dog training. Before SIRIUS there were no puppy classes, and virtually no food lures and rewards in training. The SIRIUS methods have been adopted and adapted by most caring dog trainers worldwide. This DVD is written and hosted by veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and author Dr. Ian Dunbar - the creator of off-leash puppy classes, which sparked the revolution for positive, reward-based dog-friendly dog training. Dr. Dunbar is the founder of several dog training organizations, including th Center for Applied Animal Behavior; the Association of Pet Dog Trainers - the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional pet dog trainers; and SIRIUS Puppy Training - the Original Puppy Training School.


"SIRIUS Puppy Training is the video which changed dog training. It remains the best video on positive methods and early socialization available today." Jean Donaldson, author of The Culture Clash --Jean Donaldson, author of The Culture Clash

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding beginning for your new puppy! February 8, 2008
I got this program several years ago to train our puppy, and it was a great help. At the time, I had no idea that Dr. Ian Dunbar was one of greatest positive dog trainers around. Turns out the program has won numerous awards and is quite a best-seller. It recently came out in DVD.

I watched it again recently, and was struck again by how useful it is.

Many of the people taking the puppy training class are children themselves -- some look as young as four or five years old. This would be an excellent video for children to watch. Both kids and adults can benefit from watching Sirius Puppy Training several times.

I think that even people with a fair amount of dog experience would benefit from Sirius Puppy Training -- unless they have already watched other programs of Ian Dunbar's. I'm a great book lover, but the DVD gives you a lot that you couldn't get from his (or anyone's) books.

Note that the program is designed for puppies under the age of 18 weeks without major behavior problems.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good training for the whole family February 8, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Dr. Dunbar is an advocate of positive reinforcement techniques. There is no shouting or pushing down on puppy's rump to get him to sit. it's all about luring the dog with little treats and praise to reinforce the behaviors that you want. Every move is demonstrated clearly and explained. The DVD--which is identical to the VHS version--shows the entire family working with the puppy, even the very small children. Dr. Dunbar also addresses common behavioral problems and their solutions.
This DVD worked great for my family and our new rescue puppy because we could start her training at home before she was old enough for classes. Training *is* essential for the happiness of the whole family and can save your dog's life. Highly recommended.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Average at best!!! March 7, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this video(sent 2day to have for the weekend)spending $35 + $15 shipping.I was sold on the 5-5star reviews it had gotten.First off.This video is at least 30 years can be seen by the 1970 toyota truck in the video and clothing.I just expected a newer.modern.fresh vid with up to date techniques and training.Second.the video is basically a large.disorganized puppy class taped with an old video camera.I guess I was expecting more of a one on one class with a more personal feel with the trainer and maybe one or two students.really giving you the feel of a quality training video I paid for.And finally.the vid to me didnt really teach me any of the questions I really wanted to know like what to do when my puppy goes crazy and how to calm him(Do I give him a time out.Let him play it out.etc)or how to socialize him(with other dogs.bringing him to meet new people and social situations.etc)The video is so broad and general it barley touches on anything specific which is why I have a problem with the quality and old(date).Dont get me wrong.I think the basis of training a new puppy hasnt probably changed much but I think if this was taped in 2008 for example it would be much more personal and specific(to the point).I would have felt alot better spending $9.95 max and not $15 rush shipping because the 5star rating I thought it was a must have asap to spend my weekend off using all the great (techniques) shown in the vid.If you want a video that is very very general and vague and mostly(common sense)this is the video for you!If i would have been able to see a preview or sneek peek of this dvd I would have never bought it.Shame on people giving this a 5star rating.That is the highest mark or praise for anything and I read all reviews when I buy most things(especially of amazon)and this one was definattly a dude!!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic February 24, 2006
Format:VHS Tape
Ground breaking training developed by the vet who started it all. I knew the cameraman and producer of this video in the 80's, Marty Blueford. His father raised Golden 's in Carmel where he met Dr.Dunbar.He told us all about this wonderful Dr. who loved dogs and promoted training puppies and using positive reinforcement.We bought a new Great Dane puppy and knew we had to watch this video and so ordered it from Amazon. I re-watched the video and found it still terrific
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this video! March 17, 2010
I bought this video before purchasing my 8 week old puppy, but didn't actually watch it until the puppy was 5 1/2 months old. Big mistake! Although this video was made many years ago, the training techniques shown by Ian Dunbar are very fresh. He is the grandfather of the "kinder, gentler" approach to the dog training methods that have become so popular today. I highly recommend this video to ALL new puppy owners!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sirius Puppy Training March 18, 2008
By A. Orr
This is an excellent video for anyone with a new puppy. We started using Ian Dunbar's instructions on our new puppy and it's amazing how quickly this training works.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is THE video you need with a new puppy July 19, 2006
Format:VHS Tape
This is an excellent video for a new puppy owner! Even though I've had dogs all my life, it's been a long time since I had a puppy and wanted to make sure I did it right.

The video is like taking a "puppy kindergarten" training course, but without the other puppies. You will learn a lot from watching, and re-watching, the positive training methods used. It is especially helpful to see how the owners each overcome unique difficulties with their dogs (a slow malamute, a shy Westie, a hyper Golden, etc.)

The only downside to the video is that it is designed for puppies under the age of 18 weeks-- once they hit adolescence, while you can still use positive training methods, you will probably also need some corrections.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sirius Puppy Training DVD
Great video to watch for owners of puppies. I watched it right after I brought home our pup and the techniques are very helpful. She quickly learned to sit and lay down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jenncowa
3.0 out of 5 stars An alternative to seminars located in seedy hotel?
This video reflects some of the best training methods utilized over the years by respected animal behaviorists, and includes some of Dr. Dunbar's techniques. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Magerck
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great video for everyone who has a puppy. Very informative and a great start to any puppy's training. Highly recommend for every puppy owner.
Published 9 months ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Sirius Puppy Training (2006)
Dr. Dunbar is top notch! As a professional dog trainer I find his lure/reward approach to be the easiest to teach to dog owners and it really improves the relationship between dog... Read more
Published 13 months ago by LadyDingo
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I'd heard many good things about Ian Dunbar, and was even considering taking one of his workshops...until I saw this video. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sydney
2.0 out of 5 stars I swear that when I ordered this "puppy" was nowhere in the...
I thought I was purchasing the "Dunbar training method" I guess in retrospect the fact that it is geared to puppies is obvious. Read more
Published 22 months ago by dog walker
1.0 out of 5 stars Sirius puppy training. Dr Ian Dunbar
DVD was Ok, but not very realistic. The classes take place in what looks like a church hall. Not a typical place to be interacting with your puppy. Read more
Published on May 5, 2011 by Nadia Rohrs
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I thought this DVD was well done. I really like Ian Dunbar. There were a few things I didn't like that he did, such as the way he went about to teach leave it. Read more
Published on February 8, 2011 by Tasha Grieser
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every puppy owner
I have been raising pups for over thirty years and find this to be one of the most informative and helpful video for every new puppy owner. Read more
Published on December 11, 2010 by cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dated but Classic Must-Buy Video
Instantly after starting this video we were groaning that it was a mistake: made in the 80's, video quality was bad and the people were, well, very 80's-looking. Read more
Published on September 25, 2010 by Homegirl
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