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Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months

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Sorry, the Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months has been discontinued.

  • 1 hour, 59 minutes long
  • Released Fall 2010
  • Instructor: Ed Frawley
  • Great for new puppy owners
  • Utilizes positive motivational methods
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This DVD is 1 hour and 59 minutes long. Over the years this video has been one of our most popular training videos for new puppy owners.

The first version of this video was released in the late 1980's. The video has been expanded and updated several times over the years. Our current version was completed in October 2010.

This training DVD answers all the questions new puppy owners have concerning the care of their new puppy. Ed Frawley bred dogs since 1978 and has produced many litters of working bloodline German Shepherd puppies.

Over the years Ed has been asked just about every question a new puppy owner can think to ask. This DVD was originally produced to be given to every Leerburg Puppy Customer. The intent was to help Leerburg puppy customers get through the first 8 months of the puppy's life.

The Topics Covered in this DVD on Puppy Training are:

  • Living with Your Dog
  • Managing Your Puppy in an ExPen
  • Obedience Training
  • A Walk is Not Just a Walk
  • Feeding Your Puppy
  • Puppies and Strange Dogs
  • Cats and Dogs
  • The Car
  • Healthcare for Your Puppy
  • Kids and Puppies

New owners all want to train their puppy. This DVD explains exactly how much your pups can learn and the proper way to train your puppy.

Puppies can only be trained through motivational training methods. This means using food, toys, and a lot of praise. We show you how to make learning a game for you and your puppy.

Often new trainers try and accomplish more than a young pup is capable of learning. This can be compared to teaching a 5 year old child college level math. Trying to push a puppy beyond its ability will kill its temperament and drive before it ever has a chance to develop. This video will show you how much to expect.

We have a saying "Just because a puppy can be trained to do something does not mean it's right to train it to do something." This DVD is going to give you the information that will tell you how to train your puppy without pushing it beyond the point that could be harmful to your pup.

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A little over 5 years ago I got my very first German shepherd. Honestly, I knew nothing. I got a male, who ended up being huge & dominant. I did just about everything wrong with Axel during his 1st year.. I was concerned I'd have a dog I could not control, so I used "force & corrections" to shape behaviors. I apologize to him often & remind him, he was my "learning curve" dog.

When he was about a year old, I was referred to Ed's DVD on "dominant dogs"... I ended up buying just about every DVD he & Michael Ellis have done! Since then, I've added 3 more shepherds to my pack. But this time I was much more prepared because of all the knowledge & experienced shared on these DVDs. My 3 females had a much easier & fun filled puppy hood.

I believe in Ed, Cindy, Michael & the others so much, that now, as a tenured member of an online GSD forum with over 1 million members worldwide, I post a link to the Leerburg website & reference these DVDs almost daily. I tell every new puppy owner they must get "your puppy 8 weeks to 8 months" & "marker training" as their go to guidelines for not only surviving but enjoying puppy hood!

Thank you guys so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge, techniques, solutions, etc!!

Forever grateful. Rayetta, Axel, Presley, Roxy & Rogue.

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I am a Certified master Canine Trainer of 15 years. I recommend my clients to watch this video if they have a pup or young adult dog.

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Many thanks for this great video. I picked up several crucial tips in raising my 4 month old B. Malinois. I highly recommend this DVD for anyone wanting or raising a puppy.

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Great video and very informative. I have had my pup for about a month and am glad to see that I had already been doing most of the training methods correctly for my Malinois... I also learned some things that I didn't know or need to work on a little bit. Thanks a lot Leerburg! :)

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It was a very informative and excellent video for the beginner or experienced pet owner. Thank you Ed and Cindy!

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Thanks for the great videos! I have failed in every attempt in the past to train a dog at even basic house breaking. We decided to give it another shot with a Great Pyrenees/St. Bernard puppy. I am amazed at how well the pup is doing with house training due to your 8 weeks to 8 months DVD.


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I have purchased your DVDs (Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months and Remote Collar Training) within the past two weeks. I have only watched Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months. It was great and it encouraged me to order these extra DVDs.

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Very informative on a broad range of puppy topics. Even despite the less-than-ideal (standard defenition) video quality and a few typos, it is still a great resource to have. I'm very much looking forward to watching other videos by Leerburg soon.

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Even if you think you are beyond basic training I would still highly suggest watching this video it is worth the Money. As a trainer it is important that you take what you need and leave what you don't, keep an open mind and see what some of the top experts in the field have to say. I loved the video and can tell you that there are small segments of training Gold in this video. Watch it!

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I was expecting a little more do's and don'ts on common mistakes people make. Should a puppy sleep with a harness in their crate? Should an emergency kit be put together? Overall the video has a lot of good information and education, just wanted few more things actually covered rather than having to go to other areas on the site.

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Overall, I enjoyed the video but could use improvement.

Being hard of hearing, it was difficult to watch without the option to use captions, and when words appeared for titles there were errors such as "Grooming You Puppy" instead of "Your" which I noticed at least two times throughout. I was hoping for milestones and markers on development for a well socialized puppy.

More information on caring for and teaching a puppy in the city would also be nice for those of us who do not have access to pools, lakes, or have the reasonable option of using a flexi-lead to walk our puppies. I would have liked to see more information on handling a puppy in public such as busy areas outside or pet-friendly stores beyond not letting strangers or (strange) dogs interact with the puppy (which I agree with).

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Not a bad video. Lots of information was covered in a variety of topics. It was unclear what the author thought was the best way to correct a really bad behavior or issue. Instead it almost seemed if you have an issue you failed somewhere earlier and it will be hard to correct. Not a lot covered on how to correct issues that arise, most things were all the 'good' stuff.

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It was a good video but I was expecting to see the puppy at different stages in growth and development from 8 weeks to 8 months. I think that some topics were emphasized a bit too much where it may have left some room for other information. Also, I was hoping for some generalized milestone information for the puppy during their growth and development such as by X months your puppy should be able to Y.

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