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BRENDA ALOFF'S FUNDAMENTALS - FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR EVERY DOG DVD
by Brenda Aloff (See other books by author)


Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Edition:
2005 DVD
Run Time: 2 Hrs.
ISBN: 9781929242283
Item: DTB847
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Summary: Shows you how to train your dog to be a safe and reliable companion while building a great relationship. Covers basics like Sit and Stay as well as various handling exercises using games and drills. By the author of Canine Body Language and Aggression in Dogs.

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Promote a great relationship with your dog, establish consistent behaviors for easy, reliable handling and lay the foundation for more advanced training with this great DVD. Brenda Aloff is a professional dog trainer, seminar presenter, and author of Aggression In Dogs and Canine Body Language. Whether you’re working with a young puppy or an older dog, this is the perfect tool for the professional trainer or the motivated owner.

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“Brenda Aloff has put together on one DVD many of the behaviors pet owners should know such as Eye Contact, Sit, Down, Leave It, Recalls, Walking Nicely, and several handling exercises including Brenda’s “Down Restraint.” Brenda is a nationally acclaimed dog trainer and author of Positive Reinforcement – Training Dogs in the Real World and Aggression in Dogs – Practical Management, Prevention and Behavior Modification, and also runs her own training facility so she is very well-qualified to teach this material. The DVD is attractively packaged and the menu is clear and easy to navigate—I particularly liked the extra “summary” menu that allows you to select and view a brief recap of each exercise. Each exercise includes several real training sessions and concludes with a bullet-pointed list of the main concepts that you need to take away. The training sessions include a cast of two puppies and three very highly trained adult dogs. Brenda starts each exercise with one of the puppies and shows you how to shape the behavior that she is trying to elicit. I appreciated that this is done in real-time with minimal editing but at the same time the DVD became hard to follow at times because one of the puppies didn’t share Brenda’s “agenda” and kept pulling her off in other directions! I think a real-world scenario such as this does help prevent dog owners from becoming frustrated if they don’t get immediate results, but at the same time it was often confusing as to exactly what was supposed to be happening. Brenda makes some excellent and important points in this DVD including “Training should be done with dogs, not to dogs,” and also “Emotion muddies the water” (i.e. for best results remain cool, calm and patient during training sessions). I do have a few concerns about the content of this DVD. The presentation begins with a section called “What You Need To Know” that attempts to cover the basic principles of operant conditioning, stages of learning, and training methodology in a time-span of about seven minutes total. In my opinion this just isn’t enough time to convey this quantity of information. Brenda also uses many technical terms that the non-professional is probably not familiar with. I had to watch this section several times in order to absorb all of it, so I can imagine that the average pet owner might find it very difficult to follow. After each puppy training session illustrating where to begin with each behavior, Brenda demonstrates the same behavior again with the older well-trained dogs … and here is my second concern. It is clear that the older dogs already know the behaviors backwards and forwards, and little or no skill development is taking place—just maintenance. Since the DVD jacket states that this DVD is also suitable for training older dogs I wish that Brenda had included at least one “unschooled” adolescent or adult dog in the training sessions. I’m not sure what value there is in spending so much time leading proficient dogs through the exercises, except perhaps to show what they should look like at an advanced level. I was also a bit troubled by Brenda’s presenting as fact several things that may be true of particular individuals in very specific situations, but don’t generally apply to typical dogs in typical situations. These include “frightened dogs are biting dogs” and “blinking, lip licking, and yawning are signs that your dog is relaxed.” There is no doubt that Brenda Aloff has good solid knowledge of dog training and is a wonderful teacher. I think the problems I saw in this DVD probably arose from the simple (but oh so common) mistake of trying to include ‘everything.’” Sarah Kalnajs


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Loved it, October 13, 2012
Reviewer: CVK9
I can't say enough great things about Brenda as a facilitator and a teacher. Her calm genuine nature makes watching and learning from this DVD a pleasure. She breaks down each learning object into sections and then provides a review at the end. I enjoyed that she made it visual learning with the puppies and adult dogs, it was helful to see her work directly with a puppy starting out with her tecniques. If you ever have the opportunity to see Brenda at a clinic or in person training, do so! She is approachable, genuine and one of the best.
 
MUST HAVE ! !, April 8, 2010
Reviewer: Enid
I will purchase this DVD for all family and friends this is how valuable I feel this data is.

I have been on a diligent quest for the last 5 months attempting to understand how to best help our pup fit into the human world and to understand why he does certain things and if those things are “normal” or problematic. This DVD has helped me immensely. I have read some of the concepts that Brenda Aloff demonstrates but without being able to see it done, I have been unable to put them to practice. This DVD made things finally click for me. She presents visually, verbally and written. I seem to need all three I guess. I will start all over tomorrow with most everything I have been doing with the pup. I would recommend the purchase of this DVD for every dog owner. Most dog households I know have some issues and I believe this DVD would help. It is geared for puppies however she states the techniques are the same for both pups and adults, just pups are quicker to pick it up.

I can not recommend the FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR EVERY DOG strong enough. If children miss the fundamentals of childhood, their adulthoods are always problematic. Same with dogs. I think the data presented if practiced and implemented having our dogs in our lives would be more relaxing, peaceful. We would be more confident and so would our dogs.

Other reviewers have mentioned things that could have been done differently so I will leave that topic alone.
 
Excellent Starter DVD, April 12, 2007
Reviewer: Molly
Although Train Your Dog - The Positive Gentle Method is still my favorite for new dog parents, there are several things about Brenda's DVD that make it uniquely important. She focuses on 'watch me' in everything, a step I originally overlooked with my adoptee and now...whoops...I have a dog who does what I ask but her attention is still all over the place. As Brenda mentions, other puppy videos tend to overlook the extreme importance of handling exercises. It is also wonderful that she has a docile puppy and an active puppy, which gives her the opportunity to emphasize the importance of remaining calm and adapting to the pup.

Things that would have pushed this DVD to 5 stars include using an older untrained dog in some exercises. She repeatedly states that she uses the same methods with older untrained dogs, but I assure you (I adopt adolescent dogs), you need to adapt certain things! For the scenes with her trained dogs, I would have loved her to show them in a household context, and how the lessons being learned are used day-to-day. And some of the sequences were too long and my attention wandered (in that way, I'm like my dog! Attention all over the place... ;).
 
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