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How to Use a Dog Training DVD to Train Your Dog

Well, everybody wants a dog that can sit, can heel and can fetch on command – who doesn’t? The reality is though, not all people can afford the time and money a professional dog academy would require. Does this mean you can’t enjoy the convenience and luxury of a trained dog? Of course not! It’s not a random privilege but a necessity that one’s canine should have even the most basic dog manners taught to it. While dog schools unreasonable for most of us, there are many dog training DVDs made available for us to use instead.

A dog training DVD is usually created and promoted by a professional animal trainer. Having a dog that can “sit!” when given the command does not a professional trainer make. The peson usually seen on the video is probably licensed or has gone to an animal/veterinary academy to get the required units for their chosen career path. You can also Google and search for good trainers, then check if they have resources available to the public.

If you’re planning to buy one of these products, ask yourself what is it exactly you want to teach your pet? If he’s starting from zero, then find a video that will cover the fundamental obedience commands. If you need to get particular behavior modification pointers; in that case you might need to search the internet for a website offering an extensive DVD collection. Search through their offerings per subject and select a title that would answer your doggie training needs.

So where do you go for these instructional videos? Since there are only very few, strong video stand alone nowadays, the best place to look for DVDs is in the internet. Amazon usually have a lot of these instructional DVDs available. Websites catered specifically for dog owners usually have a page of special offerings including training resources. You should also check buy and sell sites for owners who want to sell old, second-hand training DVDs – although this may not be the most reliable way to get one.

Average dog training videos are priced at around $20-$50; depending on how many CDs are included in the pack or what other helpful tool it comes with. Some sites will offer special discounts and gifts thrown in for free if you order right away. If you think that the particular DVD will be a much used tool in teaching your canine, then by all means purchase it as soon as you are able. It is worth it in the long run. However, if you don’t feel like you really need a certain product and are just lured by the good bargain, hold off spending on that DVD first. You may have a better thing you can get from your pet fund.

Having an obedient and trained canine need not be the most expensive in your list. With dog training DVDs, it’s possible to get a great canine education for only a part of the fee it might have cost you. You might not be able to bring Fido to a dog school – but because of pioneering trainers and technology, the dog can now go to your own home.

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