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Filmed in 2013 for Dog and Bone, this exciting new 2-DVD collection records Ian's seminar which comprises a collection of diverse concepts and topics that Dr Dunbar considers to be crucially important for raising and training dogs to be good-natured, well-behaved and reliable off-leash.  Much of the syllabus comprises the highlights of Dr Dunbar's Science-Based Dog Training (with feeling) seminar series as it evolved over the course of three years.


Crucial and Cutting-Edge Concepts in Dog Training: A 2013 one-day seminar

by Dr Ian Dunbar

Seminar topics include:

  • Effective instruction and motivation for reliability when off-leash, at a distance and without the continued need for training aids.
  • Fear and pain-free alternatives (to punishment) for reducing and stopping undesirable behaviour
  • Motivation for speed, precision and pizazz
  • Techniques for speeding up Classical Conditioning of issues such as shyness, standoffishness, wariness, fearfulness, reactivity and aggression towards people and other dogs
  • Treatment of preventable, predictable behaviour problems.

This is the area of dog training that has welcomed numerous innovative developments over the past few years, especially including motivation for immediate off-leash reliability in an otherwise happy-go-lucky (off-duty) dog.

(Disc 1: 183 minutes / Disc 2: 181 minutes

Crucial and Cutting-Edge Concepts in Dog Training

  • The world's leading authority on puppy training and dog behaviour, Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviourist and writer. The original creator and populariser of off-leash puppy classes, he has led a doggy revolution in fun, reward-based dog-friendly dog training.

  • • Science Based Training (With Feeling) &
    • Crucial & Cutting Edge Concepts in Dog Training both by Dr Ian Dunbar

    These two DVDs are high quality films of Dr Dunbar’s seminars in July of 2013. 'Science
    Based Dog Training' has 15 hours of content, and 'Crucial & Cutting Edge Concepts' has 6 hours of content. For £60 and £25 respectively they represent excellent value for money, but only if the content is of high value. I am pleased to say that Dr Dunbar has delivered content of the very highest value.

    As a scientist and pioneer of modern companion dog training, he is in a unique position to assess the development of new ideas and methods. In these DVD's he examines some of these ideas and explains his own beliefs and methods. Dr Dunbar has the ability to bring clarity to the principles of learning theory, in particular how to avoid getting bogged down with the terminology. He also examines the relevance of traditional learning theory to the dog trainer of today.

    He excels at identifying the crucial elements of an inappropriate behaviour and the appropriate methods to deal with it. From super–charging the food treat to differential
    counter conditioning, he not only explains the tools you need, but does so in a clear and
    engaging manner.

    I believe that these DVDs should be part of every trainers and behaviourists armoury.

    Regan Skinner MBIPDT

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