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Susan Garrett's Crate Games for Self-Control and Motivation (2007)

Susan Garrett  |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Susan Garrett
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013GJJG6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,386 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Featuring puppies as young as 9 weeks and dogs much older, "Crate Games" gives step-by-step instruction. Allows anyone to produce: * Focus and motivation for work * A dog that can relax in his crate even while you work another dog * A phenomenal sit stay * A speedy and dependable recall * Distance skills for obedience or agility * Self- rather then imposed-control * A remarkable working relationship * Confidence while being proofed during any tough distraction * A dog that keenly offers responses when being shaped * ...and much more! See why the cornerstone of Susan Garrett's amazingly successful dog training program is now being implemented in training schools all over the world!

Customer Reviews

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars help with active dogs October 31, 2011
As a pet owner of Labradors for years, I've always allowed their unruly behavior to fall under the blanket term `labs will be labs'.
With my new out of control puppy I knew I would need more structure in our doggy life if I expected him to interact appropriately with my grandchildren, older dog, friends, neighbors, mailman, etc.
This DVD was suggested to me by a friend who owns very successful and competitive sport dogs. It was not to long (85 minutes), easy to follow, and the games were a fun way to build a real relationship with my 10 month old pup and channel all his energy into daily focus and self control. Playing crate games has become a part of our daily routine as much as our walks are and having a well behaved easy to work with dog has become a big part of my life.
I love the bond I've created with my dog and his eagerness to please me! I would recommend this DVD to anyone interested in an easy way to create focus in their dog whether it is for sports or every day family life.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By K. Hill
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If I had known that my dogs could learn to enjoy being inside a crate, I'd have bought this DVD years ago! We had so much fun with the games Susan Garrett recommends. Not only is this a learning experience, but truly a bonding one, lots of play involved. My dogs love the interaction and eagerly run into their crates to start the games. Highly recommend.

Update 2-2013: Where I once thought crates were scary little prisons, my opinion has completely reversed itself. Because of this training, my three dogs now love their crates and seek them out as their most favored place to nap. I am blown away!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this DVD for motivating your dog January 28, 2012
This DVD was recommended to me years ago, and I was hesitant to watch it. It's been on my BowWowFlix queue for months, and I kept pushing it back because I didn't think it would really help my dog at all with our training issues. My dog is fine with being in a crate, so I didn't understand why it kept getting recommended to me. It just didn't seem relevant. I finally ended up getting the DVD, and I'm SO glad I watched it. It really helps wonders with motivation. My dog is training in agility, and he can often be unmotivated and unfocused, so I've been doing lots of reading and DVD watching to look for ways to help with our issues. Normally, when we practice agility in our backyard, my dog gets bored and distracted after only about 5 minutes (or less). We started incorporating crate games into agility 3 days ago, and have had amazing training sessions since. When I put crates around, he amazingly can be focused, motivated, and running fast and enthusiastically for 30 minutes straight. What a change! My dog used to find jumps boring, and we've been practicing jump sequences lately (which didn't help his lack of enthusiasm for them). Before crate games, he would do a couple sequences and then be over it and just wander around sniffing and ignoring me. When I incorporated 2 crates into jump drills, all of a sudden he loves jump drills! Getting to run crate to crate is somehow so much fun for a dog, and he absolutely loves it. I highly recommend crate games for any dog that needs motivation for any type of training (not just agility.)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great March 14, 2013
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Pros: I would give this video five stars for originality. What a great idea!!! I've only begun, but its working already and we are having fun while playing a game. I am totally on board with her methodology - reward the behavior you want. Be consistent. And remember, it's a game. When I started, my little girl didn't take to it like I thought she would. I got a little frustrated so I stopped and re-watched the video. That's when I remembered it's a game - have fun. The next round was fun and games, and progress. Now she's in and out just like the video.

Cons: The production could be more polished, but it doesn't need to be (and that would increase cost).

Bottom line: If this sounds like something you and your dog will enjoy together, buy it. You'll be glad you did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great February 8, 2013
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Great Video i have Bull terriers and its going to be alot of fun and a great video to keep them motivated Was recommended by a obed instructor that i know and im glad i got it. !!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great May 5, 2012
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Great video for training your dog to have manners. Easy to follow, good instructions. I think every dog should have these skills whether they compete in agility or not. Perfect for introducing your dog to the crate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow along and very informative July 27, 2014
By Pat
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Easy to follow along and very informative. We got this DVD b'cuz i have never really believed a crate was necessary, but when we took an obedience class that required crating our dog i needed to get one. I was wrong when i thought we didn't need a crate. Our dog loves it! At home we keep the door open and our dog sleeps in it,,, stores his toys in it instead of burring them in the yard,,, and he hides from thunderstorms in it. IT's HIS DEN. In retrospect, I'm glad we have a crate and I'm glad we got this DVD to motivate our dog to use it,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for puppy July 8, 2014
This video was recommend by a dog trainer for our new puppy. We are still working on some of the games but I can't believe how fast he started to pick up on it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... video to start someone on their way to the fun and fascinating...
This is a very clear & concise video to start someone on their way to the fun and fascinating method of Shaping your dog with games to teach your dog self control.
Published 1 month ago by Esther Cassatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Training DVD
This was recommended to us at a dog class and it has been invaluable for quickly teaching our dogs to enter their crates willingly and not come out even with an open door until... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Manny and Paco's Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent training tool!
I used this with my GSD puppy on the road to competition. Worked great to teach him the concept of the send-away and recall too. Highly recommend!
Published 4 months ago by Paulina Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars My girls need this.
It arrived ahead of time. It seems to be in fine shape. I wish I knew what I know now about crate training when I first got my girls.
Published 4 months ago by theresa giannino
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE it!
This is the best video ever. I have a dog who didn't mind being in her crate as long as her "brother" was in there with her (it was an extra large crate), but didn't like... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource!
A great way to build confidence into your training and a solid way to make a create your pups favorite place.
Published 7 months ago by T Scheer
5.0 out of 5 stars Crate games
My dogs hate the crate and I'm trying to figure out how to use the crate to my advantage, thanks.
Published 8 months ago by claire hartwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
This is a wonderful training tool if you want your dog to love his / her crate! I use Crate Games to help with impulse control during agility.
Published 8 months ago by Kelly McCaughan
5.0 out of 5 stars Foundational training in a game-like method.
Actually, method is precisely what it is not! Each dog is unique, and this game format makes it nearly impossible for the dog to fail. Incredible. Well made and well done!
Published 10 months ago by O! Susannah!
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Crate Games
Still watching, but loving it. Susan is a great trainer and instructor!! Will use it for all my dogs now and in the future!!!!
Published 11 months ago by LindySue55
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