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Why Leerburg's Streaming Videos are Better than DVDs

written by Ed Frawley

Leerburg Enterprises, Inc. is a family-owned business that was started in 1980 by Ed Frawley, who has owned and trained dogs since 1960. Ed purchased his first video camera in 1978 for personal use and began producing training videos in 1982. He also began breeding dogs in 1978, and continued to breed working bloodline German Shepherds for 35 years. Ed retired from breeding a few years ago in order to devote more time to Leerburg.

During the 1980s, Ed competed in AKC obedience, tracking competitions, and Schutzhund, where he titled a number of dogs. In the late 80s, he started training police service dogs, and in the 90s, Ed was a K9 handler for the local Sheriff’s Department, during which time he also worked as a K9 handler with a regional multi-department drug task force.

Cindy Rhodes worked for a vet for 15 years. She has competed in Schutzhund on a national level since 1986 and has been involved in dog breeding since 1990.


written by Ed Frawley

Leerburg Enterprises, Inc. is a family-owned business that was started in 1980 by Ed Frawley, who has owned and trained dogs since 1960. Ed purchased his first video camera in 1978 for personal use and began producing training videos in 1982. He also began breeding dogs in 1978, and continued to breed working bloodline German Shepherds for 35 years. Ed retired from breeding a few years ago in order to devote more time to Leerburg.

During the 1980s, Ed competed in AKC obedience, tracking competitions, and Schutzhund, where he titled a number of dogs. In the late 80s, he started training police service dogs, and in the 90s, Ed was a K9 handler for the local Sheriff’s Department, during which time he also worked as a K9 handler with a regional multi-department drug task force.



It may surprise our long time customers to hear me say that I prefer our Leerburg streaming videos to Leerburg DVDs. This short article explains why I say this.

Beside the fact that our streams are available on every platform, the most important feature of Leerburg streaming videos is the ability for a customer to add their own “personal notes” anywhere within the stream.

What does this mean?

It means you can pause our streaming videos anywhere and post your own personal training note to that exact spot within the video timeline. Those notes then become LINKS, and are listed in a text box to the right of the video window on your screen.

The viewer can simply click one of their personal notes and the video will start to play at that exact spot on the streaming video timeline.

The “note feature” allows our viewers to build their own personal outline of our training videos, and then instantly review the training material that’s most important to them.

One quickly learns to appreciate the “note" feature when we pick up a 3-hour DVD we haven’t watched in a month and try to find specific information within that DVD. It takes forever to find material to review.



To take advantage of this “note" feature, viewers need to create a “Leerburg Account” and login. That’s the only way the program can store your personal notes. If you're new to Leerburg, you need to know that we don’t share our customer lists with any other company. A Leerburg account can be created with as little as: your name, email and a personal password.

Leerburg.com has over 1,000 free streaming videos. Those who create a Leerburg account can login and use the “note" feature on our free videos as well as on any streaming videos they purchase.

Another feature to take advantage of is the "Chapters" tab. We have chapters in our paid videos. This feature also helps with organizing sections within our training videos.

Fifteen or twenty years ago, I honestly thought online dog training was impossible. Heck, 15 years ago we could barely stream video. Today, I would rather study a streaming video or enroll in one of our online courses than go to a seminar.

On a Monday morning after a 2 or 3 day seminar, I only remember about 20% of what was covered. With streaming video or our online courses, I can review and review and review until I have the material locked in my pea brain.




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