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Training The Companion Dog (Four-Disc Set)


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Product Details

  • 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: 4
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Coastline Design
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NVKWZ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,947 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

1. Socialization and Training Topics include: Socialization. Fearful and/or Aggressive Pups. Handling. Communication. Sit, Down and Stand 2. Behavior Problems Topics include: Settle Down. Crate Training. Housetraining. Chewing. Digging. Barking. Biting. 3. Walking and Heeling Topics include: Following. Leash training (preventing pulling). Leash Walking and Heeling. Preventing Jumping-up. 4. Recalls and Stays Topics include: Recalls from Play. Teaching Off (not to mouth and paw). Teaching and Proofing Stay. Introducing Distance Control. These DVDs are 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 the 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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Second two tapes had a little more advanced info.
Debra C Knight
Dunbar's dry sense of humor and calm, understated approach makes training a real pleasure.
Kimotee
He is a pleasant person to watch, patient and good-humored, and the lessons really work.
Kathleen Derevan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Derevan VINE VOICE on October 26, 2008
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I cringed a little at the price of this set, but having watched the whole set at least once (and more) I am convinced of its value. It is a training class that you can review again and again whenever you hit a snag with your dog. The classes are conducted by Ian Dunbar, the father of non-force dog training. He is a pleasant person to watch, patient and good-humored, and the lessons really work. This set covers all the basic commands that every dog needs to learn, plus many common problem behaviors and how to correct them with reward-based positive training.

I expect to spend many hours watching these videos as I train my two pups.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful By K. Gerlach on February 10, 2008
Instead of using force (e.g. choke collars, hitting) to get dogs to behave in ways we find acceptable, Dr. Dunbar demonstrates that humans can use their intellect to make training fun. Brain over Brawn! His methods are very effective. Of course, positive reinforcement won't ALWAYS work even with the most diligent trainer, but neither will negative reinforcement. In the end, I'd rather have a partially-untrained dog who still likes me than a partially-untrained dog who is afraid of me! Although he does teach techniques, Dunbar's most important (implicit) message is that it wouldn't hurt to look at things from your dog's point of view.

P.S.: Ian Dunbar (PhD, BVetMed, MRCVS, CPDT) is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, dog trainer, and writer. He is held in the highest regard by animal behaviorists worldwide.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MiddleAmerica on December 26, 2012
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The fundamentals taught on these DVDs are important and wonderful; however, the authors other products convey (as best as I can remember at the moment) all the information in less expensive formats. In my opinion, Dunbar excels at explaining puppy socialization. A few months of fun, hard work, with your puppy with Dunbar's advice, can bring many YEARS of wonderful co-existence with the adult dog. If you are a first time puppy owner, or a first time dog owner, Dunbar's products are magnificient - especially for prospective and current puppy owners though.

This set of DVDS is not impressively professional, but the information they contain is vital.

If you learn well by reading or audio, Dunbar gives the same information (I think) in less expensive formats. If you really, really enjoy watching videos, then this set may be worth the price to you in order to learn in the video format. These DVDs appear to have been made in the 1980s in conjunction with another TV show or other training sessions that have a difference purpose than being done primarily to produce these DVDs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kimotee on August 18, 2011
Our vet recommended a local Sirius Puppy Training trainer to help with some issues we had with an adopted adult dog, specifically restrictive lunging and barking at other dogs and people, and poor behavior with other animal distractions. Doing some research first, we found that Dr. Dunbar is considered the founder of behaviorist dog training, and that he had this DVD set and the Training the Adult Dog DVD available. All are dated, based on Dunbar's U.K. TV series and slightly later work in San Francisco, but the training is sound and worked very well for us. What is particularly good is the Dunbar does not only deal with the basics of training, but also demonstrates very practical solutions to solving many common behavior problems such as shyness, aggressive behavior on leash, leash pulling, and resistance to recall. It is precisely those nuggets that we appreciated the most. Dunbar's dry sense of humor and calm, understated approach makes training a real pleasure.
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