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Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs

Length: 3 Hours, 44 Minutes, 53 Seconds • Released 01-01-2008

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Dealing With Dominant and Aggressive Dogs - what our video is all about:

In my video I provide 3 1/2 hours of information to help people solve their problems with dominant dogs and aggressive dogs. This information is based on 45 years of experience training dogs. For the last 30 years I have studied the art of protection training dogs. I was a police K9 handler for 10 years, and was chairman of the training committee for the WI police dog association for a number of those years. I have bred German Shepherds for police service work for 28 years. During this time I have bred over 350 litters of working dogs. I have dogs from my kennel working in law enforcement, Search and Rescue and competing in Schutzhund all over this country. No one I know in the United States can make these claims.

Everyone has an Opinion:

I tell you these things for one reason. You found this web page because you have a problem with your dog. You have also found out that "Everyone has an opinion on how to solve your problem." You only need to use Google for a few minutes to see this, or ask your neighbor or best friend. Everyone thinks they know what you should be doing. The problem is that very few people have the experience to back up their opinions.

Every year hundreds of thousands of dogs go through obedience training. The vast majority of dominant dogs that enter training classes come out of class just as dominant as before they started. The reason for this is that instructors and owners alike do not address issues of pack drive and rank within the pack.

These instructors and pet owners underestimate the genetic power of the "PACK DRIVE GENES" that flows through the veins of a family dog. Dogs, like wolves, seek to live in a family packs. A family pack can be one dog living with his human family, or multiple dogs and their human family.

When the average pet owner gets a new dog the owner's first goal is to show the dog how much he likes the dog. This is the absolute opposite of how dogs think. When a dog meets another dog they will always establish their rank with each other before they become friends and play (or fight) with the new dog.

Rank within the Pack:

Dogs instinctively try to establish a rank within their family pack. The vast majority of dogs would rather not be a pack leader. In fact, many become stressed when they are forced into that position by a human pet owner that does not practice proper pack procedures.

Dominant dogs are dogs that have problems with pack and rank issues.

This DVD was produced to help people analyze their dog's dominance and aggression problems. I provide the information for them to come up with a solution to those problems. These solutions include educating the owners on pack drive and rank drive.

Learning to be a Pack Leader:

Owners of dominant dogs don't have an option, they must learn to become pack leaders. Unfortunately, many people are not themselves leaders in their normal lives. Becoming a pack leader for some people is a foreign concept. In my DVD I explain a logical protocol for these pet owners to follow that will result in their dogs' changing the way they view their position in the family pack.

This DVD is a project I have been working on for over 5 years. In my opinion it may be the most important training DVD I have ever produced. More dogs are given up for adoption or euthanized every year because of dominance and aggression problems than any other reason. Not all of these dogs are salvageable but I believe the vast majority of dominance problems can controlled so that those dogs can live a better life with their family pack.

We help you learn to design a training plan:

The information in my DVD is going to help you develop a road map to getting a grip on your dogs behavioral problems. If you are not physically strong enough or don't have the temperament to do the work necessary to solve the problem I believe that I have provided you the information needed to find a local person that is qualified to come in and help you.

Most behaviorists lack experience in dog aggression:

It is important to point out that the vast majority of dog behaviorists are unqualified to offer advice on dog aggression and/or dominance. This DVD (and the eBook I am writing) provide enough information to help dog owners determine if an individual is qualified to assist in these areas.

In fact, this DVD should be used by behaviorists, professional dog trainers, and veterinarians alike to learn how to handle their customers' problems.


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Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs

Posted: 01-01-2008 • Length: 3 Hours, 44 Minutes, 53 Seconds
Categories: Behavioral Problems, Dominance and Aggression, Eds Picks, Leerburg Training Videos
Dealing With Dominant and Aggressive Dogs - what our video is all about:

In my video I provide 3 1/2 hours of information to help people solve their problems with dominant dogs and aggressive dogs. This information is based on 45 years of experience training dogs. For the last 30 years I have studied the art of protection training dogs. I was a police K9 handler for 10 years, and was chairman of the training committee for the WI police dog association for a number of those years. I have bred German Shepherds for police service work for 28 years. During this time I have bred over 350 litters of working dogs. I have dogs from my kennel working in law enforcement, Search and Rescue and competing in Schutzhund all over this country. No one I know in the United States can make these claims.

Everyone has an Opinion:

I tell you these things for one reason. You found this web page because you have a problem with your dog. You have also found out that "Everyone has an opinion on how to solve your problem." You only need to use Google for a few minutes to see this, or ask your neighbor or best friend. Everyone thinks they know what you should be doing. The problem is that very few people have the experience to back up their opinions.

Every year hundreds of thousands of dogs go through obedience training. The vast majority of dominant dogs that enter training classes come out of class just as dominant as before they started. The reason for this is that instructors and owners alike do not address issues of pack drive and rank within the pack.

These instructors and pet owners underestimate the genetic power of the "PACK DRIVE GENES" that flows through the veins of a family dog. Dogs, like wolves, seek to live in a family packs. A family pack can be one dog living with his human family, or multiple dogs and their human family.

When the average pet owner gets a new dog the owner's first goal is to show the dog how much he likes the dog. This is the absolute opposite of how dogs think. When a dog meets another dog they will always establish their rank with each other before they become friends and play (or fight) with the new dog.

Rank within the Pack:

Dogs instinctively try to establish a rank within their family pack. The vast majority of dogs would rather not be a pack leader. In fact, many become stressed when they are forced into that position by a human pet owner that does not practice proper pack procedures.

Dominant dogs are dogs that have problems with pack and rank issues.

This DVD was produced to help people analyze their dog's dominance and aggression problems. I provide the information for them to come up with a solution to those problems. These solutions include educating the owners on pack drive and rank drive.

Learning to be a Pack Leader:

Owners of dominant dogs don't have an option, they must learn to become pack leaders. Unfortunately, many people are not themselves leaders in their normal lives. Becoming a pack leader for some people is a foreign concept. In my DVD I explain a logical protocol for these pet owners to follow that will result in their dogs' changing the way they view their position in the family pack.

This DVD is a project I have been working on for over 5 years. In my opinion it may be the most important training DVD I have ever produced. More dogs are given up for adoption or euthanized every year because of dominance and aggression problems than any other reason. Not all of these dogs are salvageable but I believe the vast majority of dominance problems can controlled so that those dogs can live a better life with their family pack.

We help you learn to design a training plan:

The information in my DVD is going to help you develop a road map to getting a grip on your dogs behavioral problems. If you are not physically strong enough or don't have the temperament to do the work necessary to solve the problem I believe that I have provided you the information needed to find a local person that is qualified to come in and help you.

Most behaviorists lack experience in dog aggression:

It is important to point out that the vast majority of dog behaviorists are unqualified to offer advice on dog aggression and/or dominance. This DVD (and the eBook I am writing) provide enough information to help dog owners determine if an individual is qualified to assist in these areas.

In fact, this DVD should be used by behaviorists, professional dog trainers, and veterinarians alike to learn how to handle their customers' problems.

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jbajackson
5/5 stars

The dog rescue organization that I volunteer with specializes in pulling shelter dogs that other organizations won't pull. These dogs have some behavioral issues that others just don't want to take the time to work/train and therefore are usually euthanized. Many of these dogs have found their way to my house as foster dogs. It is my job to get them as ready for an adoptive home as I can and do it safely. Until I purchased this DVD, I THOUGHT I knew how to address some of the issues that I see in the foster dogs. Boy was I wrong! I am a softy just like the next guy, but you are seriously kidding yourself if you think you can rehabilitate a seriously dominant and/or aggressive dog by coddling and making it feel "loved". Dogs are dogs (not four-footed humans) and they understand two things "structure and routine". If you want to "run with the big dogs" you will do yourself a favor by hearing and absorbing the information in this DVD. It is thorough and covers a variety of issues that can arise in a dominant and/or aggressive dog. It doesn't matter the breed - disrespect is disrespect. If you are pulling shelter dogs to rescue, I highly recommend you get a copy of this DVD and study it. It will keep you safe, and it may just save the life of a dog. :-)


Ruskygal
5/5 stars

I have two American Bulldogs, a Bichon-Toy Poodle cross, and two pit bull types of dogs, one of which was a rescue and has some dog insecurity/aggression problems. This video, in addition to others I have ordered from Leerburg, has been incredibly helpful in teaching me how to properly manage my pack. I honestly don't think I could have come as far as I have with these dogs without the information I have found on Leerburg.com. Consequently, I recommend this website to anyone who is willing to listen!


shyannswisher
5/5 stars

Great Video! I rescue pitbulls in Los Angeles. All of this information comes into play in many ways for me. I have a dominate Male that I have done a lot of work with but we still need more. I am excited to fine tune our routine and watch his behavior change. I will watch this video again and again! Thank You!


sallystevenson
5/5 stars

Great Video ... learnt a lot and will watch over and over again ... the advertising doesn't bother me it actually gives me time to digest what i have heard and ready for the next chapter .. Thanks for sharing you knowledge my Xmal is already acting 100x better after 2 days


mconnell
5/5 stars

In this video, Ed does a tremendous service to dog owners by demonstrating what is needed (and what is not needed), when dealing with dominant and/or aggressive dogs.

As a trainer myself, I often find my clients struggle with striking the balance between corrections that are hard enough to put a stop to poor behavior, yet not causing undue stress to the dog. Further, the cause is not simply punishment, but instead to redirect the dogs' focus. Ed strikes that balance well and does so while explaining the methodology perfectly.

On a separate note, the poor video quality was distracting to the otherwise excellent content of this video. All in all, this is exceptional work that I highly recommend.

Matt


cannabcoin
5/5 stars

I like the extra product information thank you ed.


golfgolfo
3/5 stars

Very informative video containing plenty of useful and sensible information, unfortunately the almost constant sales pitches for a variety of other videos and equipment detract from the overall experience, without the sales pitched you could probably halve the running time.


Blackdogxx
5/5 stars

I got the VOD version of this presentation after I had studied the 'Electric Collar Training For Pet Owners'. Both videos clarified concepts and skills I had a fairly good understanding of. I feel that the 'Dealing with Dominant Dogs' subject is the more important one to learn from first. Although a remote training collar is a useful tool for correction and cueing (Nick,continuous, and 'page' buttons), the understanding of dog behavior and 'dog logic' to its pack leader(s) provides a framework of understanding that makes a remote collar use more effective. I had used a more primitive electric collar many years ago to stop squirrel chasing and considered it only as a device to enforce 'leave it' at a distance. But a modern remote training outfit is affordable and much improved and made more versatile. The 'walk on a loose leash' training alone would make the cost seem small. I have come to understand now that a remote training collar is actually more effective and kind than a flat or choke collar or even a prong collar or head halter.

'Correcting to the level of obedience' presented here seems to be common sense to me, but I have noticed that most dog owners 'nag' their dog or try to 'cajole' it rather than assert leadership over the dog. Being a fair and consistent leader strengthens the relationship of trust and obedience between person and dog. And the presenter makes it clear that it is a kindness to the dog to correct 'pack behavior' consistently with no praise or reward versus rewarding compliance for an obedience command that the dog already knows well, but failed to obey.

This particular video is the only time in my adult life that I have been able to see and hear an experienced professional trainer explaining and illustrating the topics of dog dominance in detail. A very small number of people are involved in dog sports, obedience competition, or professional dog handling, but most families have a dog. This presentation refreshes and reinforces for me all the good techniques and clear understanding that I had gleaned in training classes up through CGC certification. As a 'rescue/rehome' volunteer who stresses getting an adopted dog into obedience class immediately (it's for the person!), I have seen here validation of what I knew (or was nearly sure) to be true. Only an experienced and rational pro can lay a context in which to fit our piecemeal skills and knowledge of different concepts.

The understanding and skills illustrated in this presentation provide a study, entertainment, and skill reference that every dog owner can use. The modest cost and relatively short time to view this video make it a resource that could save someone from destroying their dog (through abandonment or euthanasia) needlessly. By understanding dog dominance, it has helped me love dogs even more as their true nature is revealed. Our dogs can never understand themselves or explain what they need to their owners. The presenter has shared decades of experience, insight, learning, and skill development for all to understand a dominant dog as it is and not as we pretend or wish it to be.


CmndrNChiefRotts
5/5 stars

Excellent Video!!!!!!! I have been involved with Rottweilers since 1996. I have always tried to further my knowledge and abilities in dog training, and dealing with dominant and aggressive dogs no matter what the breed. I am very impressed with Ed's knowledge.

This video is well done and easy to understand. All too often it's the minor things we over look that make a big difference in the way we train our dogs, or our clients and their dogs. Thank you Ed, as I now have additional tools in my "tool box" to help deal with these issues.

Mike Laufer, Owner
Commander N Chief Rottweilers