Who has time to find the best dog training videos? There are so many too choose from that it can be difficult to have to sit through them all to find the best one.
Dog training videos are great for visual learners that like to see step by step instructions and that want to be able to see the results as well before they get started training their own dog.
Training videos can help you to use the techniques that the pro’s use to get the results that you hope for.
A well trained dog is one of the greatest joys in life. It makes for a happier home and a happier dog. Dogs are very willing companions but they depend on their humans for cues on how to behave. Training your dog is not only necessary for their happiness and yours but for their safety as well.
Training videos can really come in handy when you are training your dog. They are less expensive than a dog trainer and even less expensive than classes.
Videos that teach you how to teach your dog the things you expect from him/her can be a valuable tool in forming a strong symbiotic relationship.
Choosing the best video is in both of your best interests.
There are some key factors that we looked at to find the best training videos to help you reach your goals:
- Ease of use
- Comprehensive compilation
- Trusted source
- What others users had to say
There are a lot of dog training videos on the market but not all of the videos are user friendly. The videos vary in difficulty. If you are a beginner and dog training is new to you than you want to choose a video that it targeted toward your skill level.
A lot of the videos that we came across we had to eliminate because they were too focused on one particular topic.
If you are looking for a dog training video, you want to choose one that is comprehensive and that includes instruction for different training goals. An entire full length video that is committed to sit and stay can be a waste of time.
We also wanted to be sure that the source of the video, the trainer, was well known and trust worthy. In other words, we looked for trainers that have proven themselves using the technique that they used.
We also took a look at what other users had to say. We wanted to find videos that other people found success using.
Before We Get Started
Before we get started taking a look at the videos we wanted to share some information with you that you should keep in mind when you are training your dog. It takes time and consistency to properly train a dog no matter how intelligent they are.
Part of the training process is training the human how to teach the dog. Many times dogs will fail at their training not because they are not willing to learn but because their humans are not using the right approach.
Here are some tips to help you reach your goals:
- You are in charge, remember that. Your dog is a pack animal that depends on leadership to get through life. Establish yourself as an alpha so that they will follow your lead.
- No matter how great the video is you have to be committed to doing your part. Set sometime to the side each and every day to work with your dog.
- Training is more easily accepted when it is fun and is rewarded with positive reinforcement. If your dog does not seem like they are “getting it” don’t punish, simply withhold the reward.
Now for the Videos
We looked at quite a few videos to find the ones that we thought were best. It took some time to review them all and hopefully it will help you to cut down on the amount of time you have to dedicate to finding the best dog training video for your needs.
The Dog Whisperer: Beginning and Intermediate Dog Training
This video is a great beginning and intermediate training video that walks you through the very basic steps and beyond.
It is a comprehensive look at dog training that is easy to follow and that WORKS! Paul Owen is a world renowned animal trainer that has a special technique that allows your dog to become a well behaved family member without crushing his/her spirit.
Perfect Dog-Don Sullivans Method to Training the Perfect Dog
This is a 2 DVD set. This video received a very high rating from users. Don Sullivan is a well-known trainer that has a strong following.
This video series provides step by step training from the basic to some advanced training. The video is comprehensive and provides real world tools and examples to help even the novice succeed.
Be the Pack Leader-Cesar Milan
Who doesn’t admire the way Cesar Milan seems to be able to train even the most untrainable dogs? Cesar Milan thanks to his cable TV show “the Dog Whisperer” is well known around the world for his stellar training skills.
This video (which is very inexpensive) takes you through the process of training but more importantly teaches you the human how you should be acting during training. While this is NOT a video it is available as an audio CD we still really loved it and think that you may want to consider it.
3 Dog Days-Revolutionary Training
This is a great video for anyone that has sort of dropped the ball with the dog training and now needs to do some rehabilitation therapy with their dog.
The process is set up to correct and rehabilitate unwanted behaviors in 3 days! It is a great option for anyone that is bringing a new pet into the home or that wants to be able to rehabilitate an existing pet.
Any of the above dog training videos can be considered best. They all will help you to improve your dog’s behavior and your behavior!