Tug Life – How a Love of Tug can Resolve Reactivity (and Hyperactivity!)

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE, where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains why teaching your dog to play Tug is one of the smartest things you can do to...

Teach Tug to Resolve Reactivity - Part 1

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE, where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains how to resolve dog-dog reactivity and why teaching your dog to play Tug is one of...

Dog Owner Education: Factual Learning Online; Hands-On Practice in Training Class

Many years ago, one of my Japanese students conducted a survey of off-leash puppy classes in the SF Bay Area. A basic index that she scored was the percentage of time that puppies were off-leash,...

Dominance and Dogs: Who is the Boss?

Dogs often act as connectors in society. Upon sharing your life with a dog, you may find yourself talking to more people when you’re out and about at the dog park, cafes, etc, or you may even...

Resolving Dog-Dog Reactivity

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE, where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains the common causes of reactivity and how to resolve reactivity using 10 easy and...

New Free Course – Six Simple Steps to Solve Your Dog's Behavior Problems

We've just published a new FREE course on Dunbar Academy called Six Simple Steps to Solve Your Dog's Behavior Problems. This course is filled with short videos and downloadable documents that provide

My 5 Favorite Books for Teaching Dog Tricks

Tricks and games are some of the best way to motivate Humans to train their Dogs. Plenty of people who shirk their homework and procrastinate "important training" are happy to spend an afternoon perfecting a trick or playing a training game. They can be so much fun, and so motivating, and they are a great way to teach your dog to perform pro-social behaviors on cue, to help put other people and dogs at ease. 

I just shared five of my favorite books for teaching dog tricks on a new website called Shepherd.

Shepherd is making the process of searching for a new book fun. They ask authors like...

 
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The 4th of July - Dog Dependence Day - A Survival Guide

The 4th of July – Dog Dependence Day – A Survival Guide

 

American Independence Day, the 4th of July, conjures up visions of good times with family and friends, time off, picnics and summer fun - as it should!

 

What may not immediately come to mind is the fear and anxiety this holiday creates for many of our pets. Large gatherings, unfamiliar dogs, people and surroundings, and loud noises from fireworks and parties can terrify even the most stable dog. One of these triggers alone is hard enough on them but add them all together and you get the powerful impact of “trigger stacking” which,...

The Essential Puppy Training Course - 50% off for a limited time

The Essential Puppy Training Course is HERE!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our all-new Essential Puppy Training Course.

We've been hard at work developing this course for the past year and are extremely excited about it. So to celebrate the launch of this course we are offering a HUGE discount for a limited time.

Anyone who enrolls before Midnight (Pacific Time) on May 10th will get LIFETIME ACCESS to this course for 50% OFF!

We know raising a puppy is a lot of work but it can also be incredibly fun and rewarding. On the other hand it can be overwhelming, exhausting, and stressful. Your level of preparation and knowledge...

 

The Best Deal in Online Dog Training is about to disappear... forever!

Dog Star Daily has a ton of fantasitic dog training content and there is an amazing amount you can learn here. But if you're ready to take your dog training to the next level, NOW is the best time to join the Top Dog Academy.

Since 2016, the Top Dog Academy has been the best deal in online dog training.

Created by Dr. Ian Dunbar, Kelly Dunbar, and Jamie Dunbar, the Top Dog Academy includes hundreds of hours of dog training videos, lectures, eBooks, worksheets, podcasts and courses, including The Behavior Problems Compendium, The Essential Puppy Training Course, The Reactivity Workshop and...

 

Level Up Your Dog Training - Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Rewards

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch our new Rewards vs Punishments webinar for FREE, where Jamie interviews Ian about rewards and punishments and the common mistakes people make when trying to apply these concepts in dog training. 

One of the most common mistakes people make when they are trying to use rewards to train their dogs is that they reward their dog too often. Some people think you should reward your dog every time they do what you ask, but that couldn't be farther from the truth.

If you reward your dog every time they do what you ask, you will be teaching them to expect a reward every time,

 

New Free Course – Six Simple Steps to Solve Your Dog's Behavior Problems

We've just published a new FREE course on Dunbar Academy called Six Simple Steps to Solve Your Dog's Behavior Problems.

This course is filled with short videos and downloadable documents that provide the easiest, most effective, and most enjoyable dog training techniques for resolving all of the most common dog behavior problems.

If you are struggling with dog behavior problems, you should sign up for this course and complete it ASAP. It's filled with easy to use tips that can bring immediate improvements to your dog's behavior and with it, you and your dog's quality of life.

The Six Steps

 

FREE SEMINAR: Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling)

Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling) is Dr. Ian Dunbar's ultimate dog training seminar and for a limited time it is available to watch for FREE on Dunbar Academy!

It's a distillation of his entire life's work. He's been studying dogs and dog behavior his whole life, as a farm boy, a veterinarian, an academic researcher, a professional dog trainer, and a trainer of dog trainers, and all of those different roles have provided him with a truly unique and unparalleled perspective on the science of dog training AND the easiest ways to get your dog to do what you want them to do.

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Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling) in 60 seconds!

We are currently running a fun promotion on Dunbar Academy where you can watch one of Ian's all-time greatest seminars for free!

With that in mind, we made these three silly little videos where Jamie attempts to summarize each day of Ian's Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling) seminar into just 60 seconds! That's a compression factor of x360! 

Day 1 of Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling) is all about behavior problems, and how to resolve all the common ones, and, even better, how to prevent all of them in puppyhood, and why so few people manage to actually do so.

In addition to...

 

Tug Life – How a Love of Tug can Resolve Reactivity (and Hyperactivity!)

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE, where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains why teaching your dog to play Tug is one of the smartest things you can do to resolve dog-dog reactivity.

Teaching your dog to love playing Tug can be incredibly helpful for addressing reactivity and hyperactivity problems. Tug is a game that your dog plays WITH YOU, and it's easy and portable to bring with you anywhere. The beauty of Tug is that it keeps your dog's focus on YOU, which allows you to pull your dog's focus away from anything they might react towards.

If your dog

 

Resolving Dog-Dog Reactivity

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE, where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains the common causes of reactivity and how to resolve reactivity using 10 easy and effective exercises. 

Dog-Dog Aggression is really upsetting for dogs and their owners alike — both are excruciatingly stressed but additionally, all too often the stress and anxiety remains a chronic condition because most treatment protocols are so slow. Also, I think many people are scared to attempt quick resolution because of the “aggression” label. However, after carefully analyzing...

 

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