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New Free Course - Six Simple Steps to Solve Your Dog's Behavior Problems

NEW FREE COURSE - SIX SIMPLE STEPS TO SOLVE YOUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

We've just published a new FREE course on Dunbar Academy called Six Simple Steps to Solve Your Dog's Behavior Problems . This course...

FREE SEMINAR: Science-Based Dog Training

FREE SEMINAR: SCIENCE-BASED DOG TRAINING

Science-Based Dog Training is Dr. Ian Dunbar's ultimate dog training seminar and for a limited time it is available to watch for FREE...

 
 
 
Science-Based Dog Training in 60 seconds!

SCIENCE-BASED DOG TRAINING IN 60 SECONDS!

Starting next week we'll be running a fun promotion where you can watch one of Ian's all-time greatest seminars for free! In anticipation...

Tug Life - How a Love of Tug can Resolve Reactivity

TUG LIFE - HOW A LOVE OF TUG CAN RESOLVE REACTIVITY

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE , where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains why teaching...

 
 
 
Resolving Dog-Dog Reactivity

RESOLVING DOG-DOG REACTIVITY

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE , where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains the common...

Teach Tug to Resolve Reactivity - Part 1

TEACH TUG TO RESOLVE REACTIVITY - PART 1

FOR A LIMITED TIME Watch the all-new Dunbar Academy Dog-Dog Reactivity webinar for FREE , where Dr. Ian Dunbar explains how to resolve...

 
 
 
Let's Talk Quadrants!

LET'S TALK QUADRANTS!

(This post is in reply to a question that caught my fancy on the Top Dog Academy Facebook page, which is available exclusively to members...

Puppies vs. Adult Dogs and Breeders vs. Shelters/Rescues

PUPPIES VS. ADULT DOGS AND BREEDERS VS. SHELTERS/RESCUES

I am often asked, (actually, “criticized” and “chastised” might be more accurate terms): 1. Why most of my seminars, articles, books...

 
 
 
Litter Longevity Index

LITTER LONGEVITY INDEX

Breeding for Longevity Initially, dogs were domesticated and bred as working dogs, for hunting, herding, draft and protection. Later...

Eugenics or Dysgenics

EUGENICS OR DYSGENICS

Natural Selection is nature's fail-safe method to maintain eugenics. All dogs are different; individual variation is an inherent characteristic...

 
 
 
Dominance and Dogs: Who is the Boss?

DOMINANCE AND DOGS: WHO IS THE BOSS?

Dogs often act as connectors in society. Upon sharing your life with a dog, you may find yourself talking to more people when you're...

Puppies and Shelter Dogs: Two Sides of the Same Coin

PUPPIES AND SHELTER DOGS: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

I am a dog training and I lead a double life. Of sorts. Behaviorally speaking. I am the Director of SIRIUS Puppy Training, a San Francisco...

 
 
 
Enjoy The Ride

ENJOY THE RIDE

I recently did some foundation puppy raising and training with a lovely little dog I'll call Bob. (His name has been changed to protect...

Quick Tip: The Keys to the Kingdom - How to Use Life Rewards to Motivate Your Dog

QUICK TIP: THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM - HOW TO USE LIFE REWARDS TO MOTIVATE YOUR DOG

Teaching your dog what you want them to do is just the first step in training. The second step is motivating your dog to WANT to do...

 
 
 
All Puppies Deserve a FIRST Chance - an EDUCATION!

ALL PUPPIES DESERVE A FIRST CHANCE - AN EDUCATION!

Owners and their new puppies are still getting the short end of the stick. Dog problems are invariably blamed on “irresponsible dog...

Dog Owner Education: Factual Learning Online; Hands-On Practice in Training Class

DOG OWNER EDUCATION: FACTUAL LEARNING ONLINE; HANDS-ON PRACTICE IN TRAINING CLASS

Many years ago, one of my Japanese students conducted a survey of off-leash puppy classes in the SF Bay Area. A basic index that she...

 
 
 
Quick Tip: The Gift of Gab - Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Training by Talking to your Dog!

QUICK TIP: THE GIFT OF GAB - MAXIMIZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR TRAINING BY TALKING TO YOUR DOG!

Your voice is one of the most useful tools you have in dog training. Sadly, it's also one of the most underutilized. Many dog owners...

Education Used to Be Expensive; Now, it's Affordable for All - Anytime, Anywhere

EDUCATION USED TO BE EXPENSIVE; NOW, IT'S AFFORDABLE FOR ALL - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Back in the day, when we used to buy books and DVDs and travel to dog training seminars, workshops and conferences, furthering our...

 
 
 
Barking Up the Wrong Tree

BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE

Why so much learning theory doesn't work too well in practice. An applied learning theory is essential for teaching/training all animals,...

Quick Tip: Handcrafted - How to make the best use of your HANDS during training

QUICK TIP: HANDCRAFTED - HOW TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF YOUR HANDS DURING TRAINING

You have to know how to use your hands correctly if you want to be a good dog trainer. Excellent dog handlers know how to use their...

 
 
 



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German Shepherd Makes Herself At Home In Store's Toy Bin

German Shepherd Makes Herself At Home In Store's Toy Bin

They say you're always at home when you're with the ones you love, and dogs sometimes take that message literally. Still, what might be asocial behavior for a human is just... Read more ...

One Lucky Pooch Will Make $20K + Benefits For Taste-Testing Busch Dog Brew

One Lucky Pooch Will Make $20K + Benefits For Taste-Testing Busch Dog Brew

Are you sick of having to pay all the bills while your dog lounges around rent-free? Well, maybe it's time for them to finally pull their weight. Jobs for dogs don't come by... Read more ...

New Dog Grooming Trend Excites Some & Outrages Others

New Dog Grooming Trend Excites Some & Outrages Others

A 25-year-old nail technician from California is causing quite the stir on social media. Maritza Rubalcava started her own reusable, press-on nail business in October of last... Read more ...