Dog Training Videos at a Glance

Did you ever consider to use dog training videos? If you are the type of person who loves to save both time and money, then you should give it a try! They allow you to receive world-class instruction, literally, at the touch of a button. From the privacy and comfort of your own home, you can transform your beloved fur ball into a fabulous companion.

Regardless of whether your little four-legged friend is the Tasmanian devil on steroids, or you just want them to learn cool tricks, dogs have to be taught. It is shocking, I know, but dogs don’t come pre-programmed with the knowledge of how to do these things.

Dog training videos are designed to teach you how to train your dog. Typically produced by the leaders in the dog training world, they show you how to use specific techniques to produce real results. You watch the video, and then apply the methods to your own dog .

They are a highly compelling way for you to learn because instructional videos benefit from multiple (human) modes of learning. These are visual, auditory, and tactile. Translated, this means that you learn by seeing it, hearing it, and by actually doing it.

There are also other bonuses of dog training videos such as:

•     You save on transportation and watch the video at the comfort of your home .

•    It is cheap and you get a lot of bang for your buck . Indentical training by a professional could cost you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars.

•    It saves your time because you are able to train your dog on your own schedule, when it is the most convenient for you .

•    It teaches you a little bit about the psychology of dogs. This gives you a deeper understanding of why certain techniques work and others don’t.

For all of its convenience, dog training videos may not be for everyone. It would be fantastic if you could just sit your dog down, and tell him / her to watch the video. regrettably, it will not work that way. If you suffer from the false belief that your dog will train itself, then you will very probably be happier by hiring a dog trainer to do the job for you.

You have to be dedicated to completing the program, and following through with your dog. Abandoning the program, or applying the concepts that you learn only half way, will result in failure.

Other considerations that you should take into account when considering dog training videos are things like how much space you have available for working your dog. For example, if you live in an apartment, you may be challenged to find an area suitable to what you need. Local parks that are dog friendly might be one answer.

The key to knowing how well your dog is doing is to be sure to set realistic goals. Establish a time line that you would like for your dog to have reached specific skills by. The important thing to remember is that goals must be measurable and achievable. In other words, it would not be reasonable to expect your dog to be housebroken in one day. However, after one week, you should notice that you are cleaning up fewer messes.

Okay, so you know what dog training videos are, why they are great, and how to get the most out of them. There are lots of videos produces but how determine which one you should buy ? Regrettably, (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) the market is flooded with choices. Videos about how to train your dog are as common as a “hallelujah” at a southern Baptist tent revival.

Dog owners who already using dog training videos found the following tips helpful when they decided which ones are the best :

•    It may seem obvious, but you should know ahead of time exactly what you want to accomplish. Basic obedience (sit, down, and stay), problem solving (jumping, barking, aggression, or chewing), trick training, or off leash obedience are just a few of the choices available to you.

•    Look for expert credentials. For instance, is the dog trainer a graduate of a specific program? Do they have formal training in dog behavior? Have they demonstrated their skills and abilities through assorted tests? Unless they back it up with evidence, any claims that are made are idle talk.

•    Does the training method appeal to your animal welfare philosophy? You may love a trainer who emphasizes positive reinforcement, where the dog is trained by rewarding good behavior. A trainer who uses negative reinforcement, by which a dog is trained by using unpleasant corrections for bad behavior, may offend you. On another hand , it may be exactly what your dog needs. Every so often a combination of these two methodologies is used. Only you can decide what you are comfortable with using.

•     Testimonials from people just like youself are usually very helpful . If it fits all of your other requirements, and a lot of people are saying good things about the dog training videos, it is worth checking out.

You learned something new about service dog training, now what? You will learn more at Dog Obedience Training Easy.


Irina is a dog lover and could not imagine herself without dogs. She strongly believes obedience training is very important for a strong and long relationship between the owner and dog. More information here:












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