In my DVD I provide 3 1/2 hours of information to help people solve their problems with dominant dogs and aggressive dogs. This information is based on 45 years of experience training dogs. For the last 30 years I have studied the art of protection training dogs. I was a police K9 handler for 10 years, and was chairman of the training committee for the WI police dog association for a number of those years. I have bred German Shepherds for police service work for 28 years. During this time I have bred over 350 litters of working dogs. I have dogs from my kennel working in law enforcement, Search and Rescue and competing in Schutzhund all over this country. No one I know in the United States can make these claims.
I tell you these things for one reason. You found this web page because you have a problem with your dog. You have also found out that "Everyone has an opinion on how to solve your problem." You only need to use Google for a few minutes to see this, or ask your neighbor or best friend. Everyone thinks they know what you should be doing. The problem is that very few people have the experience to back up their opinions.
Every year hundreds of thousands of dogs go through obedience training. The vast majority of dominant dogs that enter training classes come out of class just as dominant as before they started. The reason for this is that instructors and owners alike do not address issues of pack drive and rank within the pack.
These instructors and pet owners underestimate the genetic power of the "PACK DRIVE GENES" that flows through the veins of a family dog. Dogs, like wolves, seek to live in a family packs. A family pack can be one dog living with his human family, or multiple dogs and their human family.
When the average pet owner gets a new dog the owner's first goal is to show the dog how much he likes the dog. This is the absolute opposite of how dogs think. When a dog meets another dog they will always establish their rank with each other before they become friends and play (or fight) with the new dog.
Dogs instinctively try to establish a rank within their family pack. The vast majority of dogs would rather not be a pack leader. In fact, many become stressed when they are forced into that position by a human pet owner that does not practice proper pack procedures.
Dominant dogs are dogs that have problems with pack and rank issues. This DVD was produced to help people analyze their dog’s dominance and aggression problems. I provide the information for them to come up with a solution to those problems. These solutions include educating the owners on pack drive and rank drive.
Owners of dominant dogs don't have an option, they must learn to become pack leaders. Unfortunately, many people are not themselves leaders in their normal lives. Becoming a pack leader for some people is a foreign concept. In my DVD I explain a logical protocol for these pet owners to follow that will result in their dogs' changing the way they view their position in the family pack.
This DVD is a project I have been working on for over 5 years. In my opinion it may be the most important training DVD I have ever produced. More dogs are given up for adoption or euthanized every year because of dominance and aggression problems than any other reason. Not all of these dogs are salvageable but I believe the vast majority of dominance problems can controlled so that those dogs can live a better life with their family pack.
The information in my DVD is going to help you develop a road map to getting a grip on your dogs behavioral problems. If you are not physically strong enough or don't have the temperament to do the work necessary to solve the problem I believe that I have provided you the information needed to find a local person that is qualified to come in and help you.
It is important to point out that the vast majority of dog behaviorists are unqualified to offer advice on dog aggression and/or dominance. This DVD (and the eBook I am writing) provide enough information to help dog owners determine if an individual is qualified to assist in these areas. In fact, this DVD should be used by behaviorists, professional dog trainers, and veterinarians alike to learn how to handle their customers' problems.
- The work that is expected of pet owners before they start this program.
- Sixteen different forms of aggression are identified and explained.
- Four different targets of aggression are discussed
When Does Dominance Start?
- Aggression towards Owners
- Aggression towards Family and Friends
- Aggression towards Strangers
- Aggression towards Other Animals
How to live with and handle a dominant puppy
A section on EQUIPMENT needed to safely live with and train a dominant dog. This is an extremely important topic. It's one thing for a training aid to fail during obedience training. It is 100% a different thing for a training aid to fail during a handler attack or during an episode of dog aggression.
Living with a Dominant Dog
- Understanding temperament in dogs and how it relates to dominance.
- The role of genetics in dominance
- The Ground Work to Becoming a Pack Leader
- The importance of dog crates and how we use them in our home
- The importance of Exercise as it relates to dominance
- Dominant Dog Problems and walks
- How to deal with Animal Aggression on Walks
- The importance of a Protocol for YOUR WALK - the walk is YOUR WALK not the dog's WALK
- Flat Collars vs Prong Collar vs Dominant Dog Collars vs Remote Trainers
- Becoming a Pack Leader
- How I establish pack leader status with my new dogs
- How non-pack leaders can become pack leaders
- Obedience training as it relates to Pack behavior
- the THEORY of CORRECTIONS IN DOG TRAINING
- This DVD is not a substitute for "Basic Obedience training"
- If you don't have my Basic Obedience DVD you will need to get it along with this DVD
How to breakup a dog fight without getting hurt
- Feeding A Dominant Dog - how to eliminate food aggression issues
- How to Introduce a New Dog into a home with existing dogs
- Alpha Rolls- what they are and why they are dangerous
- Dog Parks - a very bad idea