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100s of hours of Dog Training Videos and 13 hours of dog training podcasts
Dozens of Recorded Seminars and Workshops as well as multiple Dog Training Handouts and Worksheets
Access to our Exclusive Facebook Group where you can get answers and advice from other members, professional dog trainers, and the Dunbars
Periodic Live Webinars and Q+A Sessions provide you with a chance to ask the Dunbars your dog behavior and training questions in real time
Behavior Problems Compendium
Solve Excessive Barking, Destructive Chewing, Separation Anxiety, Aggression, Fearfulness, Jumping Up, Pulling on Leash and much more!(1) 5.0 average rating
Essential Puppy Training Course
Everything you need to know to raise and train your puppy
Everything you need to know to train the perfect pet dog(2) 5.0 average rating
The Treatment and Prevention of Dog Aggression: Biting and Fighting
Accelerate the Training & Rehabilitation of Dogs with Aggression & Reactivity Issues
SIRIUS Dog Trainer Academy (4 Days)
Learn how to manage, promote and improve your dog training business(1) 5.0 average rating
Reliability & Games Dog Training Workshop (2 Days)
Learn how to use training games for mega-motivation and rock-solid reliability
Dr. Ian Dunbar is one of the world's most respected experts on dog training and behavior, with a veterinary degree from London University and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1982, he designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes – SIRIUS® Puppy Training – and revolutionized the world of pet dog training. He founded the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the world's largest association of dog trainers, has authored numerous books and videos, has given over one thousand seminars and workshops around the world and has trained thousands of dogs. He has been instrumental in the rise of reward-based, fun and games, scientifically-sound dog training methods.
Kelly Dunbar has spent her life training dogs, beginning in Chicago where she founded her own dog behavior counseling service, then in Los Angeles at the SPCALA's Outreach Department. Kelly co-founded Dog Star Daily with Ian, a website filled with free dog training information and resources, and she also started a non-profit called Open Paw that created and promoted resources for dog shelters. Kelly is the lead instructor and the director of curricula at SIRIUS Puppy Training and Dunbar Academy.
Jamie Dunbar is Ian's son, and he initially joined the family business as a cameraman and video editor, but his role has since expanded to encompass a wide variety of responsibilities, including marketing, advertising, graphic design illustrated books for children.writing. Jamie is an expert at taking complicated ideas and making them simple and accessible to novices, which is something he also enjoys doing in the form of his
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!
“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.”David V.
“AMAZING! This training is an amazing resource for beginning trainers and veteran trainers alike. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it! ”Alicia M.
“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...”Melanie V.
“I am so glad I discovered Dunbar Academy. I have learned so much and now feel confident in training my dogs. Lots of great information!”Beverlie H.
“This course is phenomenal. I came across this incredible course when my pooch turned 5 months, and wish I had known of it before. I had taken him to puppy classes, yet this would have been immensely beneficial. However, it’s been brilliant and I am so glad I have it now, and using it as it is enlightening and helping me in numerous ways. ”Claudia S.
“Amazingly helpful! What a gift this course and training are to the world and to our pets. Thank you for your life's work, Ian. ”Susan S.
“Dr. Dunbar is an endless wealth of knowledge about dogs, their behavior, and how to manage the behavior of their humans! Great resource for dog trainers or dog owners wanting to get more out of their relationship with their dog.”Celia S.
“The Most Comprehensive Dog Training Program! This program was well thought out, thorough and provided meticulous instruction and direction! I learned so much!! 🐶👍🐶👍🐶”Caroline Y.
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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?
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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 course 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?
You will have access to the content so long as you are actively subscribed. You will need a good internet connection to watch the videos.
Is it possible to download any of the content?
Most of the content is only accessible on our website, while you have an active subscription, but there are some ebooks and audio files that you can download and save to your computer or mobile device.
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 for a la carte courses, but at this time we are unable to accept PayPal for any subscriptions.