Dr. Ian Dunbar | Tue, 08/02/2016 - 13:55
We recently posted a free course on DunbarAcademy.com: The Top Ten Tips to Become a Successful Dog Trainer
1. What's Common & What's Not
You need to understand what are the common issues and problems that dog owners (your potential clients) are likely to face with their dogs. Although the types of behavior and training problems are truly unlimited, just a handful represent the vast majority of cases. Learn 1-2-3 solutions for these few predictable problems and don't get bogged down with the rare cases.
2. What's Dangerous & What's Not
You need to be able to accurately assess...
Dr. Ian Dunbar | Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:54
I love dogs. Obviously. Dog behavior has been my life for nearly 50 years and for me, dog training has always been the most intriguing aspect of the whole field of animal behavior. I have always found dog training to be interesting, challenging, fulfilling, beyond useful, exciting, tantalizing and above all, fun.
Training is the very essence of sharing life with a dog. How we communicate with our best friend, i.e., teaching them ESL, so they understand what we would like them to do. How we motivate them to want to do what we would like them to do. How we ask them questions? Yes, objective,...
Dr. Ian Dunbar | Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:35
The All-Access Pass on DunbarAcademy.com
Over the past 45 years, I have given over 1300 one-day seminars and workshops around the US and worldwide. All in all, a whole lot of fun. But realistically, giving the same seminar over and over in city after city is not an efficient means of information transfer and also, spending nine months of the year in hotels on the seminar trail, albeit enjoyable, was not an efficient use of my time. Fortunately though, the technological age is a game-changer for education. Indeed, Jamie has spent the past three years filming my seminars and now they are all...
Dr. Ian Dunbar | Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:52
I received a question today from one of my Udemy SIRIUS® Academy students: “What do you say when a client tells you, in regards to puppy housebreaking, "Well I rubbed my dog's nose in his poop and he knew he was wrong and he never pooped in the house again."
Well, let's start with what we know. We know the client rubbed the dog's nose in the poop and if we believe the client, (which, by the way, I don't), the dog never had a housebreaking accident again. However, we don’t know that the dog "knew he was wrong". (We don't even know what our spouse, another human being, is thinking and so,...
Dr. Ian Dunbar | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 18:48
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General Dog Training Tips
1. Choose Wisely When Selecting Your Future Pup
Whether selecting your prospective pup from a professional breeder or from a family breeding a litter for the very first time, the criteria are the same. Look for puppies raised indoors around human companionship and influence—specifically around people who have devoted lots of time to the puppies' education.
2. Future Problems Result from Early, Non-Corrected Problems