Crucial Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training
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Crucial Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training

Learn cutting edge and common sense concepts that make dog training incredibly easy and effective
4.6 (364 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,253 students enrolled
Created by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Train a dog to motivated and reliable when off-leash, distracted, and/or at a distance, all without the continued need for any training aid.
  • Understand the five reward-based training techniques.
  • Reduce and eventually eliminate reliance upon training tools like leashes, collars, halters, harnesses and especially food as a lure and reward.
  • Motivate your dog using life rewards, interactive games and other behaviors and activities that your dog enjoys.
  • Quantify your dogs learning and use differential reinforcement to increase speed and precision.
  • Correct misbehavior using non-aversive punishments such as: Specific Redirection (SR), the DogCon system and Repetitive Reinstruction until Compliance & Repeat for immediate response following a single command (RRC&R).
  • Empower secondary reinforcers (e.g. kibble) with huge amounts of value.
  • Use Differential Classical Conditioning (DCC) to train dogs to enjoy the presence of specific stimuli without inadvertently reinforcing reactivity.
  • Use the Jolly Routine to eliminate dog reactivity and aggression.
  • Use the most powerful tool in dog training: your voice!
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Requirements
  • It's helpful to have a dog that you can train using the concepts presented in this seminar.
Description

This online seminar consists of six hours of video lecture by renowned animal behaviorist and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar. It has been approved for 6 continued education credits by the IAABC & NADOI (CCPDT credits have been applied for).

This course contains a collection of concepts that range from common sense to cutting edge. The one thing they have in common is that they are all crucial for developing a solid understanding of dog training and behavior. This course is perfect for anyone that wants to understand how to raise a well-trained companion dog, or anyone that is interested in learning more about how to better train their current dog.

Much of the seminar deals with motivating your dog by making training into an enjoyable activity that functions as it's own reward, thereby eliminating the continued reliance on training tools and food lures.

Of course, dogs don't always do what we want, so much of this seminar also focuses on how to correct misbehavior. By redirecting our dogs to appropriate behaviors we not only stop them from misbehaving, we also ensure that they are doing the right thing, all without pain or fear.

Almost every dog will, at some point, develop a phobia or reactivity problem so it's also crucial that dog owners and trainers understand how to quickly and easily address these issues. Differential Classical Conditioning, the Jolly Routine and the use of Secondary Reinforcers can quickly resolve these problems.

Finally, Dr. Dunbar will explain an idea that should be common sense, but is becoming increasingly cutting edge in today's world of overly clinical and mechanical dog training. He will show you how to turn your voice into the most powerful tool in dog training.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for anyone interested in how dogs learn and how best to train them. It is well suited for dog owners, dog trainers and other dog professionals.
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Video 2
13:04

Video 3
11:58

Video 4
13:06

Video 5
13:48

Video 6
12:41

Video 7
18:40

Video 8
15:39

Video 9
13:24

Video 10
14:00

Video 11
11:48

Video 12
14:04

Video 13
10:10

Video 14
13:38

Video 15
11:40

Video 16
14:19

Video 17
14:03

Video 18
12:58

Video 19
16:23

Video 20
12:30

Video 21
15:49

Video 22
13:07

Video 23
15:55

Video 24
15:19

Lecture Notes
02:20

Congratulations on Completing this Course
00:23
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About the Instructor
Dr. Ian Dunbar
4.6 Average rating
4,351 Reviews
19,116 Students
17 Courses
Expert dog trainer, veterinarian and animal behaviorist

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

He has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior and training, including AFTER You Get Your Puppy, How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks and the SIRIUS® Puppy Training video.

In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes -- SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Subsequently, he created and developed the San Francisco SPCA's Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and France. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).