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Sirius Puppy Training


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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: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NQRWMK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,693 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.

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"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

Customer Reviews

This is an excellent video for a new puppy owner!
Mom of 2 boys
Training *is* essential for the happiness of the whole family and can save your dog's life.
The Liberrian
I also liked his positive reinforcement techniques.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Rosana Hart on February 8, 2008
Format: DVD
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 By The Liberrian on 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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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By James M. Peters on 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 old.as 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 By Janice L. Bracken on 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 By Collie Lover on March 17, 2010
Format: DVD
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 By A. Orr on March 18, 2008
Format: DVD
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 By Mom of 2 boys on 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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