If you’re sick of hearing ccchhhhhtttttt, you’ll be happy to know that Dogwise is offering this DVD by Ian Dunbar and Jean Donaldson. If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth viewing.
Here’s the blurb and link from Dogwise:
Many trainers today find themselves facing questions and comments from clients like “Why don’t you do it the way that guy on TV does it? I think my dog is being dominant and he needs to be shown who is boss.” While it is probably a good thing that so many people are interested in dog behavior that TV programs on the subject are increasingly popular, it is not such a good thing when the information presented is not based on sound methods or attempt to over-simplify what are often very complex behavioral problems.
So with this in mind, our friends at dogTec have teamed up with Jean Donaldson and Ian Dunbar to produce a 4 hours seminar DVD entitled Fighting Dominance in a Dog Whispering World to address just this very issue. So how do you respond to clients who ask the above question? How do you deal with the dominance issue which is often used to explain everything about dogs when in fact from a scientific perspective researchers know very little about it. Must viewing for any dog trainer or behaviorist who is wrestling with such issues in their business.