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The Power of Training Dogs with Food

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  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002SR86QI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,685 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

This is the first DVD in the Building Drive and Focus Series with Michael Ellis. The foundation of Michael's dog training system lies in marker training. The power of Michael's system lies in how markers are applied within his training program. Unlike trainers who claim they can train every dog with 100% positive motivational methods, we know for a fact that corrections should have a place in any serious dog training program. They are required to guarantee reliability under distractions. The beauty of Michaels system is that it establishes a method of communication with our dogs that is built on positive reinforcement. It is a communication system that is "black and white" to our dogs. This work builds a non-confrontational relationship with a dog. Because it is non-confrontational and based on positive reinforcement it is perfect for 8 week old puppies or 5 year old dominant and aggressive dogs. It's the perfect system to build or repair a relationship with a dog. The first two DVDs in this series (the second will be How to Play Tug with Your Dog) covers the foundation of Michael's training system. This DVD was produced with untrained dogs. Unlike other training videos where the training shown is only demonstrated with a trained dog - we chose to only use untrained dogs and untrained handlers. I edited the training to show Michael demonstrating his training concept and I then fill the DVD with with examples of both untrained dogs and handlers learning the system. There is no question in my mind that people learn more from watching others make mistakes and then learning how to fix those mistakes.

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great DVD December 30, 2010
By kika
I am not professional trainer but everything I want to know about training may house dog
I get in several DVDs. One of them are this DVD and The power of playing tug with your dog also Michael's DVD. Michael Ellis is great narrator and he explains his methods in very simple and clear language.Unfortunaly I am very far away from his school,
and I do not have the opportunity to go to his classes.

I have just one annotation. Some parts of DVD are not good quality. They are recorded with non-professional camera so sounds aren't good as they should be.
Pity, because spoils general impression of this DVD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for high drive dogs! December 4, 2010
I had the good fortune to take a course from Michael with my then year-old working line German Shepherd. He is a lot of dog, and as a small woman, I needed a method, preferably positive, to keep him obedient. It's over a year later, and I still use the methods taught on this DVD every day. I have all the tools I need to teach new behaviors motivationally, and to keep the old ones polished. Michael is kind and clear in his communication style. I would recommend this DVD and/or his classes to anyone with a dog that they want to train.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power of Training Dogs with Food December 10, 2011
By Ramar
Another GREAT Michael Ellis DVD. I have used food motivation with my dogs for years but
have always had a problem when to slow down and stop using food. This DVD shows you the
transition from food to toy motivation and building drive. It's a WOW DVD well worth the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Need help training your dog ... here it is August 25, 2013
By Mosa
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This video is great. It show exactly what must be done and even what shouldn't. The guy behind the camera did a wonderful job. I want to meet this trainer. What I have learned just viewing and practicing what I see has really done wonders with my 2 dogs.
I would highly recommend this video for any one who needs help with training.
The seller was prompt and the product was as described.
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