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|Train Your Dog - The Positive Gentle Method|
Actors: Nicole Wilde, Laura Bourhenne
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Now there is a better way to have that special bond you always wanted with your dog. Learn how you can get results in a short time, using praise and treats. A truly interactive DVD, which reveals many of the best-kept secr... more »
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Ginger | Valencia, CA United States | 03/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
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I enjoyed the wide varitey of dogs used in this DVD. Interesting tips were used for both large and small dogs. (I don't have a short legged dog, but was fascinated that this was covered in the section on "down".) My dog loved Nicole's voice, and watches the speakers intently when she praises the dogs.
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Train with Your Brain, Not Your Brawn!
Christine Lee | Southern California | 10/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a 5 year old Shetland Sheepdog who is already trained, but I still learned things to teach him in this great DVD.
Very professionally put together, this DVD is one of the best out there to show you how to train your dog with your brains, not brawn. The DVD menus are very cute, and the music that accompanies them makes you feel like you're about to embark on an exciting adventure.
Nicole and Laura make the learning and teaching process fun for even the most inexperienced dog owner. Their laid back speaking style and easy-going manner makes listening to their instruction enjoyable.
I really like how they explain how the treats should and shouldn't be used- so you don't end up with a dog who will only work when treats are around! They stress that using positive reinforcement does not mean being permissive; your dog most certainly won't walk all over you if you train using their methods.
Nicole and Laura's instruction of all the basic commands is excellent. I would have preferred less camera movement during the 'sit' segment, but the actual training techniques are great. Also, the 'sit' and 'down' segments are done with different doggie challenges- such as how to 'down' a short dog, or how to work with getting a puppy to sit.
Every dog owner should see this DVD, if only to teach your dog more than just how to 'sit', 'down', 'come', and 'stay'. I was plesantly surprised to find so many 'bonus' commands that you don't normally find in training DVD's, like ringing the bell to go outside, how to take treats gently, among others. 'Go to Bed!' is one of my favorites.
And if you have a "Home Alone" dog, Nicole and Laura even go over how to keep them happy and safe while you're away. :)
Highly recommended for all levels of dog owner!"
The best training DVD I've seen thus far
Marcus Peacock | Washington, DC United States | 03/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With a new puppy on the way to our home, my family rented five different dog training videos (including "The Dog Whisperer" and "Dog Training the John Fisher Way") and this was the best of the lot. It has good pacing, the hosts are pleasant and it has enough depth and breadth that it is worth purchasing -- which we did. We have gone back to it as we have progressed and for refreshers on certain commands. Just a good solid DVD."
The Training Never Ends
Bob Fisher | Hollywood, CA | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I naively thought the training of my 2 very large dogs would end after a couple of years or so. Sure, they've got the basics down but I'm learning that the training never ends. This DVD answers some of my questions about their continuing education, particularly about not "jumping up", and "leave it". Laura and Nicole are quite clear in their instruction; how to AND how not to. This is a great addition to my ever growing book and tape colletion in trying to understand two of my favorite creatures on the planet."