We have a rescued pit bull mix that pulled on walks and was aggressive towards other dogs while on leash. He liked to slowly creep ahead of me while walking. He also would run to the corner of the backyard barking and growling at neighbors' dogs on the other side of the fence. He was fine in every other way, even with our other pit mix. We are experienced dog owners and never had a problem like this with any of our dogs before, so we were frustrated. After spending a lot of time on the website getting to know Ed's thinking, I bought the VOD.
The techniques worked instantly. On our first walk after watching the video, our dog no longer pulled, he walked calmly next to me not even thinking about getting ahead, and was able to keep his aggression in check. I agree with Ed that this will be a work in progress for many years, but walks have gone from being stressful to enjoyable. I realize now that the dog is what Ed describes in the video as a "hard dog" and that I was giving him too much leeway and respect and the dog, in turn, had not enough respect for me. A secondary effect of using Ed's techniques is that the dog is much more calm and compliant in the house. His entire body language is more relaxed and the energy level in the house has gone way down. This has been eye opening for me.
- Anonymous on 07/02/2014
By far, this is the most straight forward, no non-sense video about handling an aggressive dog. I have an 18 month old male Doberman that is very dominant and I was about to get rid of him. he was very dog aggressive and pretty much did what he wanted to do, despite the corrections I was giving him. I have been through 2 supposedly good trainers, and he was good when they were around, but until I started applying the techniques taught in this video, I had no luck in curbing his aggression and dominance when we were out of the classroom and their presence. get this DVD and APPLY the principles taught here and you will see a difference immediately! Especially the lesson on delivering good corrections. This one made all the difference for us. Now I have a happy and obedient dog that I can live with.
- Anonymous on 05/01/2014
This is another excellent video by Leerburg. This will help you to understand how a dog thinks, and if you follow the advice you won't have big problems with a dominant or aggressive dog.
FYI - there are MANY dominant and aggressive dogs that are SMALL dogs! I've had to rehabilitate many of these kinds of dogs after rescuing them from the pound; some were on death row for biting. You don't let "cute" little dogs bite when they're puppies. They'll wind up biting someone's face as an adult, and that will do some damage. I've used the information in this video in rehabilitating them, and it's sage advice that works beautifully!
- Anonymous on 05/01/2014
Most dog owners don't train their dogs very well, and most of the time they are lucky enough to not have big problems.
Those that do have serious problems commonly drop off the dog at the shelter for death, as they don't want to be bothered with actually training a dog.
This video offers another chance for aggressive dogs and their owners. It provides an understanding of dominant and aggressive dogs, and how to deal with them. For those viewers who think it's inhumane to choke-out a dog, they have never seen dogs regularly murdered in a shelter as I have (which is the commonly used, HIGHLY immoral alternative), nor have they dealt with trying to pry a dominant and aggressive dog off of another dog.
Considering the alternatives, this video is well worth the investment.
- Anonymous on 05/01/2014
Just watched this DVD. Learned a lot from it. Definitely a must see when training a dominant dog. Mr Frawley knows his stuff.
- Anonymous on 04/16/2014
Very informative video containing plenty of useful and sensible information, unfortunately the almost constant sales pitches for a variety of other videos and equipment detract from the overall experience, without the sales pitched you could probably halve the running time.
- golfgolfo on 11/06/2013
I got the VOD version of this presentation after I had studied the 'Electric Collar Training For Pet Owners'. Both videos clarified concepts and skills I had a fairly good understanding of. I feel that the 'Dealing with Dominant Dogs' subject is the more important one to learn from first. Although a remote training collar is a useful tool for correction and cueing (Nick,continuous, and 'page' buttons), the understanding of dog behavior and 'dog logic' to its pack leader(s) provides a framework of understanding that makes a remote collar use more effective. I had used a more primitive electric collar many years ago to stop squirrel chasing and considered it only as a device to enforce 'leave it' at a distance. But a modern remote training outfit is affordable and much improved and made more versatile. The 'walk on a loose leash' training alone would make the cost seem small. I have come to understand now that a remote training collar is actually more effective and kind than a flat or choke collar or even a prong collar or head halter.
'Correcting to the level of obedience' presented here seems to be common sense to me, but I have noticed that most dog owners 'nag' their dog or try to 'cajole' it rather than assert leadership over the dog. Being a fair and consistent leader strengthens the relationship of trust and obedience between person and dog. And the presenter makes it clear that it is a kindness to the dog to correct 'pack behavior' consistently with no praise or reward versus rewarding compliance for an obedience command that the dog already knows well, but failed to obey.
This particular video is the only time in my adult life that I have been able to see and hear an experienced professional trainer explaining and illustrating the topics of dog dominance in detail. A very small number of people are involved in dog sports, obedience competition, or professional dog handling, but most families have a dog. This presentation refreshes and reinforces for me all the good techniques and clear understanding that I had gleaned in training classes up through CGC certification. As a 'rescue/rehome' volunteer who stresses getting an adopted dog into obedience class immediately (it's for the person!), I have seen here validation of what I knew (or was nearly sure) to be true. Only an experienced and rational pro can lay a context in which to fit our piecemeal skills and knowledge of different concepts.
The understanding and skills illustrated in this presentation provide a study, entertainment, and skill reference that every dog owner can use. The modest cost and relatively short time to view this video make it a resource that could save someone from destroying their dog (through abandonment or euthanasia) needlessly. By understanding dog dominance, it has helped me love dogs even more as their true nature is revealed. Our dogs can never understand themselves or explain what they need to their owners. The presenter has shared decades of experience, insight, learning, and skill development for all to understand a dominant dog as it is and not as we pretend or wish it to be.
- Blackdogxx on 11/04/2013
Excellent Video!!!!!!! I have been involved with Rottweilers since 1996. I have always tried to further my knowledge and abilities in dog training, and dealing with dominant and aggressive dogs no matter what the breed. I am very impressed with Ed's knowledge.
This video is well done and easy to understand. All too often it's the minor things we over look that make a big difference in the way we train our dogs, or our clients and their dogs. Thank you Ed, as I now have additional tools in my "tool box" to help deal with these issues.
Mike Laufer, Owner
Commander N Chief Rottweilers
- CmndrNChiefRotts on 09/12/2013