Welcome Features Dogwise Publishing DVDs and Audio Dogwise Publishing Sale Outlet Toys & Products  


Books & Products
By Subject
Toys & Products
Best Sellers - New & Improved!
Newest Books and Products!
Gift Certificates
Book Reviews
Find Out How
Resources & Info
Dogwise Forums
Dogwise Newsletters
Dogwise Email List
Customer Reading
Lists
Let Us Know About
Your Book, eBook, or DVD
Become an Affiliate
Become a Reseller
Reading Lists
APDT, CPDT
IAABC
IACP
SVBT
Help & Contacts
About Us
Contact Us
Shipping Policy
Terms and Conditions
Returns
In Wenatchee, WA?
Come shop at our warehouse

Employee Picks!
See which books the Dogwise staff members love to read.
Click Here!

Save up to 80% on Bargain Books! Click here for Sale, Clearance and hard to find Out of Print titles!
Click Here!

Prefer to order by phone? Call Us!
1-800-776-2665
8AM - 4PM M-F Pacific Time

 


SIRIUS PUPPY TRAINING DVD
by Ian Dunbar (See other books by author)


Publisher: James & Kenneth Publishers
Edition:
2006 DVD
Run Time: 90 Min.
ISBN: 1888047038
Item: DTB163
Ships the next business day.

Summary: Sirius Puppy Training by Ian Dunbar is our best selling dog training DVD! Fun to watch, this DVD includes easy to use techniques for pups and older dogs and provides problem prevention and training information for the whole family.

Video Clip:
Click here to preview! (Video opens in a new window)

Price: $34.95 Add this item to my cart.

Expanded Description:

(Publisher sticker sometimes comes loose but DVD has not been opened.)

The original puppy training video and still "the leader of the pack." Voted BEST VIDEO (2000, 2001 & 2002) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Learn the gentle and enjoyable methods of off-leash training and socialization that made the SIRIUS philosophy the international standard in companion dog training. Dr. Dunbar developed SIRIUS classes in 1981, so his Malamute puppy could go to school. At that time, of the 50 dog training schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, NONE would allow puppies until they were six months to a year old. SIRIUS Puppy Training redefined and revolutionized dog training. Before SIRIUS there were no puppy classes, and virtually no food lures and rewards in training. The SIRIUS methods have been adopted and adapted by most caring dog trainers worldwide.


Dig In

Front Cover
Back Cover

See all 2 Pages.

Dogwise Thinks You Might Enjoy:

Customers who bought this product also bought:

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Ranking:
Write a review for this product!
 
, October 25, 2009
Reviewer: Lisa Macdonald
This wonderful DVD was designed to be used as a companion to your actual attendance in Sirius Puppy Training Classes. It is not meant to be used without the classes as you and your dog will miss out on sooooo much if you don't go! You can use the DVD to get a head start on classroom work.

The shouting in the DVD that put one person off concerns teaching the puppy to get off/stop nipping a small child, telling the puppy NO!!!! so you can whisk him outside and have fewer pee spots to clean up, and teaching the puppy bite inhibition (no one wants a dog that bites them). Along with the loud 'OFF!' that is used in bite inhibition, the pup gets bumped on the nose. It doesn't seem to be hurt by the action but it does work! Using your voice effectively has long been a mainstay of good training. I didn't find bumping the pup's nose to be a violent act nor did I think the use of loud NO and Off was offensive.

In addition to teaching puppies as young as 12 weeks old OFF LEASH OBEDIENCE,this DVD can help you greatly with housebreaking,it can show you how to teach your pup not to bite your hands, etc. with its needle sharp baby teeth, educate you in some basic dog behavior, help with socializing your dog with other puppies as well as other people to prevent fighting and fear and much, much more. In the Sirius classes I attended, we all learned how to trim our pets' nails and also taught our pets tricks. Teaching our pets the names of family members was another great part of the course.

The DVD is great because it shows everything real people with real puppies in a real beginner puppy training class do and how they do it. There is no trickery here.

I do think the DVD should be updated so that choke chain training methods are not shown as the next step in training. A second DVD could be made, showing both lure training and clicker work, perhaps. There were a couple of other spots that I think should have been edited out but over all the DVD is a classic that everyone should own a copy of.
 
surprising harshness, September 28, 2009
Reviewer: c. sobol
I recently acquired this DVD to have on hand for neighbours and friends who might otherwise be led astray by public-sphere dog training of the flavour of what is found on TV shows these days and felt confident that Ian Dunbar would be a good solid choice.

I was surprised and dismayed when I watched this and saw Ian shouting loudly at pups, encouraging small children to do so, and teaching owners to aggressively 'hit' the noses of pups to teach them 'off'. I also noted that the video did a poorer job than I had hoped at explaining what to do at home, and taught more by showing than explaining or laying out stepwise the how-to of training.

Granted, this DVD would certainly be better than nothing, and Dunbar was way ahead of his time at the time of production. Certainly, many of the techniques he uses in 1981 have not changed and are still in use now, but I am sure Dunbar himself has mellowed his training style over time. I will not be recommending this DVD to first-time dog owners struggling to find a way to communicate with their dogs: it is my feeling that there are much better gentler DVDs on the market these days.
 
Terrific start for a new puppy!, January 7, 2004
Reviewer: rosana@training-dogs.com
I got this video some 7 years ago to train our Basenji pup, and it was a great help. At the time, I had no idea that Dr. Ian Dunbar was one of greatest dog trainers around. Turns out the video has won numerous awards and is quite a best-seller.

I watched it again recently, and was struck again by how useful it is.

Many of the people taking the puppy training class are children themselves -- some look as young as four or five years old. This would be an excellent video for children to watch. Both kids and adults can benefit from watching Sirius Puppy Training several times.

I think that even people with a fair amount of dog experience would benefit from Sirius Puppy Training -- unless they have already watched other videos of Ian Dunbar's. I'm a great book lover, but the video gives you a lot that you couldn't get from his (or anyone's) books.

This video does not use clicker training, but it is based on the same principles as clicker training, so it is very compatible with that approach. Also note that it is designed for puppies under the age of 18 weeks without major behavior problems.
 
See all reviews for this item.
 

Dogwise and the NCRC is offering free eBooks!
Click here to check them out!

2015 Breed Calendars Now in Stock

This Week's Newsletter:
Second Call for the APDT Conference in Hartford!


Lola lives in Wenatchee WA and is a Boxer / Ridgeback Mix.

DO OVER DOGS - GIVE YOUR DOG A SECOND CHANCE FOR A FIRST CLASS LIFE - Pat Miller

CULTURE CLASH - Jean Donaldson

FAMILY DOG CHEAT SHEET POCKET GUIDE - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAFETY & FUN - Colleen Pelar

GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR DOG - EMPHASIZING THE RELATIONSHIP WHILE TRAINING YOUR DOG BOOK & DVD - Brenda Aloff

PLENTY IN LIFE IS FREE - REFLECTIONS ON DOGS, TRAINING AND FINDING GRACE - Kathy Sdao

TRAINING THE DISASTER SEARCH DOG - Shirley Hammond

TREIBBALL FOR DOGS DVD - Jan Nijboer

ANOTHER PIECE OF THE PUZZLE - PUPPY DEVELOPMENT - Pat Hastings & Erin Ann Rouse, Editors

RAW DOG FOOD - MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG - Carina Beth MacDonald

MINDING YOUR DOG BUSINESS - A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BUSINESS SUCCESS FOR DOG PROFESSIONALS - Veronica Boutelle and Rikke Jorgensen


Find out what professional dog trainers from APDT recommend to read and watch!

Click Here for CPDT Reference Books Carried by Dogwise

Join over 1000 Dog Enthusiasts in our Discussion Forum
Click Here!

  
© 2009 - All rights reserved
Dogwise a Direct Book Service Inc. Company
403 S. Mission St., Wenatchee WA 98801, USA
We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover Cards for online orders.
To Order By Phone: 1 (800) 776-2665 or (509) 663-9115
Questions, Comments? Contact Us
Please read our Privacy Policy