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Ian's new book is laugh-out loud funny, profoundly insightful, and incredibly useful on a practical level. Order your copy today!

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Join the Top Dog Academy to access all of the courses above, and more, plus a private Facebook group where you can get answers and advice from a supportive community of dog-lovers!

Reward-Based Training

We use methods that are FUN, for you and your dog. Our science-based methods get results while also building a loving relationship between you and your dog based on trust and communication.

  • Easy. Our methods are so simple you don't need experience or special skills. Anyone can use our dog training methods.

  • Effective. Our methods are science-based so you'll see measurable progress immediately.

  • Enjoyable. Our methods are so much fun to use that you and your dog will both love training together!

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“I am a long-time reasonably savvy dog owner, and I have read a lot of books on dog behavior and training, but Dunbar Academy is the single most valuable resource I have found - a one-stop treasure trove of information, wisdom and experience. My biggest regret is that I didn’t know all this before I bought my GSD.”

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“I absolutely love you guys. I am super excited and I have learned so much from your courses. I am finding so much helpful information. Thank you so much for making this affordable. I may be a lifetime member. Thank you again. Keep doing what you are doing. ”

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“All of the information here and within Top Dog Academy is just absolutely epic, if I had the focus and time availability I'd learn from your website 24 hours a day! I wish I'd found it earlier in my life but I'm certainly going to make the most of it now. Everything you say makes so much sense, with the perfect level of explanation, terminology and instruction being used, along with humor to make you smile. This learning is giving me the confidence and answers that I've sought for so long...”

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“The Essential Puppy course is absolutely wonderful! In the best Dunbars' traditions. It is very thoughtfully designed. The guidelines are crystal clear and precise. Kelly's demonstrations are immensely helpful and Jamie's summaries are very pointed. The comments that are provided in writing are absolutely valuable and quizzes help to run a good self-estimate of what I learn. I can't THANK YOU all enough for this work! ”

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“The first half of the puppy course has been phenomenal. It all makes so much sense and you both explain and demonstrate things beautifully. I’m a first-time dog owner and was actually quite stressed about doing things right. Now we’re both feeling excited and confident. Heartfelt thanks to you all 😊”

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Still Not Sure?

We get it. This sounds too good to be true. Who wouldn't want to teach their dog to listen and follow instructions reliably and promptly? Who wouldn't want to train their dog to be more at comfortable in all situations? Who wouldn't want a dog that is happy to settle down alone, quietly for long stretches? Who wouldn't want to use training methods that are easy AND enjoyable?

But it is true. And we'll prove it to you! If you're not entirely happy with any purchase you make on Dunbar Academy, simply let us know within 30 days and we'll give you your money back!

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  • My dog is too old, too young, too stubborn, too smart, the wrong breed...

    Our methods work for any dog, any age, any breed, regardless of prior training and habits.

  • I don't have dog training skill or experience.

    Our methods are simple and easy to use. You can be lazy, you can be inconsistent and you can still train your dog.

  • I don't have the time to train my dog.

    Our methods will save you time. Think of the time you waste dealing with your dog's behavior problems. Some of our training techniques can produce significant improvements in just a single training session.

  • I don't want to hurt or scare my dog.

    Our methods are enjoyable for you and your dog. We use rewards to reinforce good behavior and redirection to correct the behaviors we don't like.

  • I want my dog to respect me.

    Our methods will allow you to communicate with your dog, teaching and enforcing rules so they understand how to behave and who is the boss. (You!)

  • My dog isn't food motivated.

    Our methods will allow you to train your dog to become food motivated while also harnessing the power of other, far more powerful types of lures and rewards that you can use in training.

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If you're not completely satisfied with any purchase you make on Dunbar Academy just let us know within 30 days and we'll provide a full refund

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I purchase courses on Dunbar Academy?

    You have two options, you can purchase our courses for a one-time fee and receive lifetime access to the content, or you can join the Top Dog Academy to get access to ALL of our courses for just $20/month. As a member of the Top Dog Academy you also get access to an exclusive Facebook group and other perks, but you only have access to the content so long as you are an active member. You can cancel your membership to the Top Dog Academy at any time.

  • Who is the Top Dog Academy for?

    The Top Dog Academy is for anyone who has a dog, anyone who is thinking about getting a dog, or anyone who works with dogs. You don't need to have any previous experience with training dogs. This membership is for you whether you are struggling with behavior problems or simply looking to take your dog's training to the next level.

  • How long do I get access to the content?

    If you purchase a course you will get lifetime access to all of the content in the course. If you join the Top Dog Academy you will have access to all of our courses for as long as you remain an active member.

  • Is it possible to download any of the content?

    If you purchase a course, you can download the content. If you are accessing courses as a Top Dog Academy member you usually cannot download the video content, but you can any documents that accompany the videos.

  • Do you offer an annual subscription?

    Yes, we offer an Annual Subscription to the Top Dog Academy that will allow you to save $90 over the course of a year. There is a link to the annual subscription near the top of this page. It's below the "Welcome to Dunbar Academy" video and above the "30-Day Money-Back Guarantee"

  • What payment methods do you accept?

    When it comes to the Top Dog Academy, we only accept credit cards. We do accept PayPal if you want to purchase a course by paying a one-time fee for lifetime access.

Dr. Dunbar's Seminars

Ian will be giving a handful of seminars in 2024

If you've never seen Dr. Dunbar speak in person before, you won't want to miss this opportunity. And if you have seen him speak before, we probably don't need to say much to get you excited, he's a uniquely entertaining and educational lecturer who will most certainly have you laughing as you learn!