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Leerburg's Relationship Games

Length: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes • Released 11-18-2013

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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.

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

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.


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Leerburg's Relationship Games

Posted: 11-18-2013 • Length: 2 Hours, 6 Minutes
Categories: All-Positive Training, Basic Obedience/Marker Training, Dominance and Aggression, Food, Management, Mark Keating, Puppies, Rescue Dogs, Service Dogs, Socialization/Relationship Building, Training with Food
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.

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

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.

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Libbysbeans
5/5 stars

This playful video makes training your dog fun. The concepts are clearly explained and easy to implement. The demonstrations were also clear and fun to watch. I love the apparent care/love Mark has for his dogs. A fantastic building block for more advanced training. Thanks for making training fun!


carocena
2/5 stars

This video would have been nice to have when my dog was a puppy, but for a 3 year old dog it doesn't offer enough new activities. I wish the description were more precise as to the types of games tought, which are very basic and an adult dog would already know. For example, what adult dog hasn't already played hide-and-seek?
I found very little I could use in there.


happy5333
5/5 stars

Excellent! I love the way that Mark explains the concepts. Also, being a guitarist, his music is an added enjoyment. I'm looking forward to more of his videos. Perhaps, relationship Games 2 with fun tricks to teach.


Frustrum
1/5 stars

Not nearly as good as the Ellis videos. Classic problem of already trained dogs works with professionals who already have a good relationship. "This is really easy for this dog... it will be much harder for you... so do many reps until this works..."

Bleh. Useful for some theory, but not practical since none of the problems are addressed. I love the format of the Ellis videos where we see newbies with new dogs attempt things, much more useful.


greaterhair
2/5 stars

Really good content, but the streaming has a lot of lag to it. . It's kinda frustrating to watch. . Makes me wish I would have got the DVD. . :\

I was really looking forward to watch this. . .


judynoah
5/5 stars

Loved it, cleared up lots of beginner questions and confusion.


CHince
4/5 stars

A really well organized DVD that is probably best directed towards those fairly new to marker training or starting with an older dog who isn't familiar with a really engaged style of training.

Personally, while this didn't address anything I don't already do with starting my young dogs it gave some slight variations that we enjoyed and presented it clearly.


BPDTurk
5/5 stars

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.


fionawillstead
5/5 stars

While I am very familiar with marker training, I still enjoyed this DVD. The hide and seek game is probably where I learnt most.
I would recommend this as the first place to start those new to marker (clicker) training or first time dog owners as you really can't go wrong. It's ideal to share with family members who want to do some training with your dog to improve their bond with your dog as whilst there is a lot of foundation skills for formal training the games do not cause conflict with your formal training when played independently from other behaviors. This and one of the building pack structure DVDs should be the first purchase for the prospective new puppy or older/rescue dog family.