AABP 2008 Multi-Media Awards for Excellence - Winner of Best Dog Behavior DVD of 2008 - (DVDs related to dog behavior)
Beautifully packaged in individual cases, Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to teach dogs and puppies how to relax, focus, and work off leash reliably in stimulating and stressful situations. Instead of using up their energy by getting distracted, excited, or worried about the things going on around them, dogs and puppies learn how to use their energy for focusing on you and the task at hand.
McDevitt's 4-disc DVD set is intended to be used as a companion to the training information and instructions contained in the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog.
Rather than using traditional attention and control techniques that often fail in highly charged performance situations, Control Unleashed uses a creative and sensible series of training games that can be customized to the needs of each particular dog. The Control Unleashed program also stresses the importance of balancing attention and control work with letting your dog "be a dog."
This 4-disc DVD set contains portions of a two-day foundation seminar where Leslie McDevitt works with dogs training in one or more dog sports that are:
* Uncomfortable or unable to work off lead around other dogs
* Easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating
* Reactive and easily aroused
* Stressed and shut down
* Unable to control their impulses when excited
The DVD includes demonstrations for teaching the Look at That! game, mat work, reorienting points, the Whiplash Turn game, Leave It, box work, and more. Learn about reading dogs, building focus, changing attitudes, customizing the Control Unleashed approach for different dogs, and dealing with real life situations.
This DVD is a must have for any professional trainer dog, sport related or otherwise. I have seen reactive dogs, assistance dogs, and sport dogs go through dramatic behavior changes as the result of the control unleashed program. The games Leslie has created to replace stress with training success are a foundation to any good training.--Angelica Steinker, M.Ed. PDBC, CDBC, NADOI Endorsed, CAP2