Training Ease for Puppies, Older Dogs and Problem Dogs (And Their Humans!)

Got some challenging dog (and human) clients? Did you know that the way we train dogs can be very useful in training the people we surround ourselves with including our clients, staff, and even our partners! You’ll also learn about the biggest mistakes dog trainers and owners make when they are working with their dogs. Take a seat with Ian Dunbar and Kristin (in Ian’s backyard!) as he shares his secrets for dog (and human!) training success.

Important note: Ian kindly hosted this interview in his backyard (Kristin lives fairly close to him and he preferred to be interviewed in person). Because this segment was filmed in the great outdoors, you will notice some nature sounds when you watch this video. Specifically... the sound of a crow that wouldn't stop crowing for about 10 minutes (it does fly away eventually, thank goodness!) and there is also some wind noise during a few moments of the video. Though we cannot (alas!) control nature and its noises, we do apologize for the sound disturbances at particular moments of this segment. We do hope that you will enjoy this video and Ian's extensive knowledge about dogs and dog behavior.

Dr. Ian Dunbar

In This Segment You Will Learn:

  • Suggestions that pet business owners can give their clients who will be getting a new puppy
  • Tips for the first few pre-puppy and post-puppy weeks
  • Discover what is most required when teaching your dog a new behavior or trick
  • How to best deal with aggressive or shy dogs
  • The simplest (and most fun!) trick to teach your pet
  • And much more!

Kristin - MUSINGSKristin’s Musings:

So many of you from last year’s conference asked to see Dr. Ian Dunbar again at this year’s conference, and he was happy to oblige! Ever heard of the expression “cheeky monkey”? That’s Ian. He’s a rascal! I never knew what was going to fly out of his mouth which makes him very fun to interview… and, I will admit, a little nerve-wracking! Ian’s a generous soul who made himself available to all of us pet business owners in the midst of his extremely busy travel schedule. (Thank you, Ian.)

Please note:  I interviewed Ian in his backyard (he lives fairly close to me), and that’s why this video format is a little different than the others. That’s also why you will hear a crow cawing for the first 10 minutes or so! Ahhh….nature! Given time, I’m sure Ian could have trained that crow not to interrupt us while we were taping this segment, but alas, Ian is a busy guy and the show must go on (in spite of the crow). So…please forgive the nature noises. If you do, watching this will be worth it, I promise. On another note: many people think “OH MY GOD, IAN DUNBAR!” and he is all that (and even more). He’s also a really kind, down-to-earth guy who knows how to treat people and dogs with love and respect. What a guy!

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Dr. Ian Dunabr & DuneDr. Ian Dunbar

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 olfactory preferences and the development of aggression in domestic dogs. Dr. Dunbar has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior and training, including 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 Europe. 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 (U.S.) and Dash Village (Japan). 

Additionally, Dr. Dunbar has consulted on a variety of movies — full-length features, documentaries and animation (including Pixar’s UP) and he has twice spoken at the prestigious EG Conference, TED.  Over the past 40 years, Dr. Dunbar has given well over 1000 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training. 

After he founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1993, Dr. Dunbar was inducted into the Dog Fancy Hall of Fame along with four of his heroes, James Herriot, Konrad Lorenz, Lassie, and Balto. Currently, Dr. Dunbar is President of the APDT Foundation, TopDog (CEO) of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior and Scientific Director for www.dogstardaily.com — a free online, multi-media educational website for puppy and dog owners.

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  • Kristin Morrison

    Reply Reply September 22, 2015

    Hi there!

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