My Basic Obedience course is 6 weeks long. Each week is divided into a number of segments. The course has over 150 short videos that cover the most important aspects of learning how to train a family pet. These vary in time from 30 seconds up.
I have also included the streaming version of our 4-hour DVD titled Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet (which sells separately for $40.00) and the streaming version of our 3 1/2-hour DVD titled The Power of Training Dogs with Markers (which also sells separately).
This course is designed for people who are new dog owners and have never trained a dog before, as well as for those who have owned a dog for years but now find it's time to learn how to do a better job training their dog.
The course can also be recommended for people who work at Humane Societies or shelters, or people who want to start a dog training business and are looking for a way to start learning the nuts and bolts of dog training.
In our opinion, students can learn a great deal from our online course, far more than they can learn from a DVD. But with this said, we still recommend that students get hands-on instruction under the tutelage of an instructor like Michael Ellis or others who share our philosophy on dog training in a balanced reward-based system.
I produced my first Basic Dog Obedience video (VHS) back in 1982. Since then, I have updated the material in the videos and DVDs 7 or 8 times. The online course is a culmination of 32 years of work. It is very good. We have gone through a Beta testing program with 25 students from around the world and got excellent reviews.
Read the detailed outline for this course.