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DVDs & CDs Mark Keating Leerburg's Relationship Games Part 1
Leerburg's Relationship Games Part 1
Based on 4 reviews

Leerburg's Relationship Games Part 1

Based on 4 reviews
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  • 2 hours, 6 minutes long
  • Released Winter 2013
  • Instructor: Mark Keating
  • Purchase Relationship Games 1 & 2 Set HERE
  • Also available as a self-study online course! CLICK HERE to sign up!
  • Immediate streaming access when purchased with Leerburg account
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  1. DVDs
  2. Video on demand
  3. Online courses

Leerburg video on demand and online courses both have instant access that never expire. Video on demand has a "notes" feature that allows viewers to pause the video at any point and create a personal note. Whenever they come back to the video they can see their list of notes, and then can click on any note and the video will start from the point that note was created. Viewers can create an unlimited number of notes.


Whether you own a dog as a house pet or you are training in high level competition, establishing a working relationship with your dog is one of the most important prerequisites for any training regimen. Regardless of how you apply your training or the methods you plan to use, building a relationship with your dog must come first. This DVD will help you build that relationship through 8 different games, with training being the main idea behind each game while also making it fun for you and your dog at the same time.

Everyone can benefit from these games. We have presented them in a way that someone with no experience training dogs can understand the "what" and the "why" of the game. We have incorporated a plethora of information into each game, so an experienced dog trainer can learn new tricks to incorporate into their groundwork.

Each of these games will also help establish the ground work for many of your more advanced obedience behaviors. Each game also has many real-world applications. For example, the "food on the floor" game will help your dog learn impulse control, and at the same time your dog will learn not to eat food that you drop or leave out. We turn the restrained recall, which is the foundation to a formal recall, into a fun game for the entire family. These games are meant to be fun for you and your dog, while at the same time offering huge training benefits.

The DVD is laid out in 9 chapters. The first chapter will be a basic overview on how to use markers in your training. After that each chapter will explain the practical application for the game, a detailed explanation of how to play the game, and an overview of the training steps involved in that game.

Training should be fun for you and your dog. These games are going to help you enjoy training more and help the non-dog training members of your family understand how your dog learns and hopefully get them involved in the training process.


  1. The Basics of Marker training
  2. Look
  3. Accept Restraint
  4. Restrained Recalls
  5. Food on the Floor
  6. Go to Spot
  7. Hand Touch
  8. Place
  9. Hide and Seek

What's the difference between this course, the DVD, and the stream?

DVD: 2 hours, 6 minutes (physical copy and immediate streaming access)

Stream: 2 hours, 6 minutes, lifetime access, stream from anywhere

Online Course: 88 videos (284 minutes), additional text content, discussion board, lifetime access, stream from anywhere

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Outstanding Video. We have a King Shepard, he is 16 months old, huge and excited to do most things, going outside, getting into our H3... it is a chore, and I am on one leg thanks to a Line of Duty injury I received as a Police Detective in Baltimore. So walking this brute is sometimes difficult. This video covers getting the dog in and out of the car, as well it covers the front door, but I like to play, so I went to the food game, and Turk, was able to learn fast not to take food until I say Take. Wait, did I just say that, Yep... and if he can wait for food, he will wait to go out, or wait to get in the truck... or so I thought. So I played the food game over and over and then took it to the front door, having him wait in the middle of the living room while I went through the front porch to the storm door, all the while with my back to him, all the while him sitting in wait.. (I was watching through the reflection in the storm door, so when he did break and I yelled No! Stay!" he quickly sat and stayed... and then next to the the truck he would sit and wait, I even let go of the leash rabbits ran by, leaves blew around and he waited, until I said, "OK" at which time he jumped into the truck.... and it seems like he has pride in himself in getting it right, when he sits there and his attention is caught by a rabbit or leaf, he quickly catches himself and looks over at me for direction... Turk is praise driven, of course he likes treats, but he really like a pat on the head, rub under his chin, and told good boy, great job, etc. When he knows we are excited and apply, he seems to work better. I am a cripple, so when I get him out of our truck and he wants to go up the street for a walk, all I need say is "Home" and he turns around to go home. But this video and the food game taught him patients and that was used at the door and at the truck. Thanks for the lesson they changed the way we go outside, and get into our truck... we are going to get the nosework lessons and the big nose work kit, again thinking it will teach him patients, help strengthen an already tight bound, and help us have fun while teaching him. He is a pet, lets keep it fun.


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Really enjoyed the variety and number of games. Instructions were clear and I appreciated the different breeds and ages of dogs used to demonstrate exercises. Great material to build on.

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I love all the videos that Leerburg puts out and this sounds like a fun one! Thank you for being there for ALL of my dog training and care concerns! Also, how do I know if I am one of the first 30 purchasers of this video?

A Note from Leerburg:
The 30 people will receive an email from us letting them know if they were one of the first 30.

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I have purchased a ton, in my mind, of Leerburg videos in the past year or so. Every one has been exceptional. I am however disappointed with this video. For me the presentation is monotone and it is hard for me to get past the presentation in order to perhaps find the valuable content that may be added. I was unwilling to watch it in its entirety.

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