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Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet DVD

4 hours


Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet DVD

This DVD is over 4 hours long. The goal of our pack structure training program is to produce a dog that is calm and submissive and a dog that follows the rules of the pack leader. This DVD teaches people how to become a pack leader that their dog respects and loves.

This DVD was produced by Ed Frawley, a dog trainer with over 50 years of experience. He has worked with police training and work dogs as well as breed over 350 litters of pups.

The topics covered in this DVD
-There is a chapter laying out the groundwork to our pack structure program.

-We explain what training equipment is needed and then outline the first weeks and months of pack structure training. I explain in detail where the dog needs to be in training before he moves from one level to the next level of our program.

-We want our dogs to anticipate our every need. To do this they have to understand our rules. Our DVD explains Genetic Pack Structure Rules that a dog is born with and genetically understands, along with a List of Handler Rules that we teach the dog. We also explains the rules handlers are expected to follow when they work with their dogs.

-There is a section on Learning to Become a Pack Leader. Some people are born leaders while others are not. Becoming a pack leader can be a learned endeavor. Our groundwork program will walk you through the steps of becoming your dogs pack leader.

-This program can start at any time. It does not need to be started when you first get a dog. It can be started 5 years after you get a dog. It can also be started at the first sign of a behavioral problem.

-There is a section on Earned Privileges.

-There is a section where I discuss a timeline of training.

-There is a detailed section on How to Approach Crate Training. We show how to make the crate a fun place to go to and explain in detail the steps to get there.

-There is a difference between taking a dog outside to relieve himself and taking the dog outside for exercise. In the beginning, there are important reasons to teach these as separate exercises. I explain in detail how and why you should do this.

-There is a detailed section on teaching the dog to be calm and submissive on a walk. We show how to maintain control when you walk your dog in a public place where it is exposed people and their dogs.

-Being loose in the house is an earned privilege. There are clear cut steps to accomplishing this and our DVD covers these steps. We also explain what to do when problems arise.

-There is a section on How to Train a Dog to Ride Quietly in the Car. We show how to motivationally train a dog to accept the car. We also cover car sickness.

-Dogs need to learn how to interact with family members. I included video footage of 4 dogs from my kennel to demonstrate they instinctually interact to establish rank among themselves. This video footage shows how non-aggressive dogs will resort to aggression to establish rank. I then use this footage to help you understand how to approach dogs and family members.

You're the only one who can make the decision to allow your dog to be near children. This section will help you determine if your dog is capable of being safe around children.

-I explain how we introduce family members to our dogs.

-Many people don't understand the correct way to praise their dog. Our section explains how to praise and when to praise. We also demonstrate what happens when your praise too much.

-There is a large chapter titled Living with Your Dog. This chapter contains:
-A detailed section on feeding your dog. Feeding time can also be a motivational training moment. We demonstrate this with our dogs. We also demonstrate a very safe way to allow your children to feed your dog so the dog understands that your children also have control over parts of their lives.

-There is a section on diarrhea in dogs and what to do when your dog has diarrhea.

-We discuss what we look for in selecting a vet.

-There is also a segment on jumping up, on barking, on neutering and containment systems.

-There is a segment on grooming which shows how we motivationally train our dogs to make it easier to be able to trim their nails, check their ears and look at their teeth. Many dog owners who have leadership issues also have problems in these three areas.
The reason we have so many dog rescues that are full of dogs; so many dog bites; so many behavioral problems; and so many dog fights is because owners don't establish pack structure and leadership.

When you establish leadership and a meaningful bond with your dog you will both wake up everyday wanting to spend time together. Don't ever underestimate the happiness this kind of relationship can bring to your life.