Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome to the ultimate Dr. Dunbar training resource

    • Table of Contents

    • Dunbar Academy Top Dogs Web Badge

  • 2

    New Documents

    • Behavior Problems Flow Chart

    • Housetraining Log

    • Socialization Log

  • 3

    NEW! Food-Stuffed Chew Toys

    • Stuffed Chew Toys – The Easiest, Most Effective Tool in Dog Training

    • Stuffed Chew Toys Notes

  • 4

    NEW! Dog-Dog Reactivity

    • Dog-Dog Reactivity Video 1

    • Dog-Dog Reactivity Video 2

    • Dog-Dog Reactivity Video 3

    • Dog-Dog Reactivity Video 4

    • Dog-Dog Reactivity Video 5

  • 5

    Videos

    • Updated training methods

    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

    • SIRIUS Puppy Training Redux

    • SIRIUS Adult Dog Training

    • Training Dogs with Dunbar

    • Companion Dog 1: Socialization and Training

    • Companion Dog 2: Behavior Problems

    • Companion Dog 3: Walking & Heeling

    • Companion Dog 4: Recalls & Stays

    • Dog Aggression: Biting

    • Dog Aggression: Fighting

    • Dog Training for Children

    • Every Picture Tells a Story

    • Who Trains Whom

    • Congratulations on completing Ian's Videos

  • 6

    Books

    • BEFORE You Get Your Puppy

    • AFTER You Get Your Puppy

    • How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks

    • Dr. Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

    • Congratulations on completing Ian's Books & Videos

  • 7

    SIRIUS Academy 1: Business, Promotion, People Training & Games

    • Day 1 Overview

    • Lecture Notes for SIRIUS Academy 1

    • SIRIUS Academy Slides

    • Video 1.1 Pet Dog Training = People Training

    • 1.1 Notes

    • Video 1.2 Formulas for Business Success

    • 1.2 Notes

    • Video 1.3 Promotion: What it's All About!

    • 1.3 Notes

    • Video 1.4 Training People to Train Their Dogs

    • 1.4 Notes

    • Video 1.5 The Fork in the Road & The Bozo Game

    • 1.5 Notes

    • Video 1.6 Use the Force

    • 1.6 Notes

    • Congratulations on completing SIRIUS Academy 1: Business, Promotion, People Training & Games

    • Bonus Content: (Recorded) Q+A Webinar on Promotion, Community Outreach and Networking

  • 8

    SIRIUS Academy 2: Behavior Counseling

    • Day 2 Notes

    • 2.1

    • 2.1 Notes

    • 2.2

    • 2.2 Notes

    • 2.3

    • 2.3 Notes

    • 2.4

    • 2.4 Notes

    • 2.5

    • 2.5 Notes

    • 2.6

    • 2.6 Notes

    • Congratulations on completing SIRIUS Academy 2: Behavior Counseling

  • 9

    SIRIUS Academy 3: Adult Dog Classes & Home Training

    • Day 3 Notes

    • 3.1

    • 3.1 Notes

    • 3.2

    • 3.2 Notes

    • 3.3

    • 3.3 Notes

    • 3.4

    • 3.4 Notes

    • 3.5

    • 3.5 Notes

    • 3.6

    • 3.6 Notes

    • Congratulations on completing SIRIUS Academy 3: Adult Dog Classes & Home Training

  • 10

    SIRIUS Academy 4: Puppy Classes & Home Training

    • Day 4 Notes

    • Video 4.1 Unleashing Puppy Potential

    • 4.1 Notes

    • Video 4.2 Ouch! Teaching Bite Inhibition

    • 4.2 Notes

    • Video 4.3 The Essential Puppy Class I and II

    • 4.3 Notes

    • Video 4.4 Triage to Compliance

    • 4.4 Notes

    • Video 4.5 Bungee Basics

    • 4.5 Notes

    • Video 4.6 Desensitization and Discrimination

    • 4.6 Notes

    • Congratulations on completing SIRIUS Academy 4: Puppy Classes & Home Training

  • 11

    Science Based Dog Training 1: Wasting Puppyhood

    • Day 1 Notes

    • 1.1

    • 1.2

    • 1.3

    • 1.4

    • 1.5

    • 1.6

    • Congratulations on completing Science Based Dog Training 1: Wasting Puppyhood

  • 12

    Science Based Dog Training 2: Beyond Learning Theory

    • Day 2 Notes

    • 2.1

    • 2.2

    • 2.3

    • 2.4

    • 2.5

    • 2.6

    • Congratulations on completing Science Based Dog Training 2: Beyond Learning Theory

  • 13

    Science Based Dog Training 3: Verbal Distance Control

    • Day 3 Overview Notes

    • 3.1 Notes

    • 3.1 What is Training?

    • 3.2 Notes

    • 3.2 Motivation

    • 3.3 Notes

    • 3.3 Behavior Problems

    • 3.4 Notes

    • 3.4 Meet the Beast

    • 3.5 Notes

    • 3.5 Centripetal Attraction

    • 3.6 Notes

    • 3.6 Super Sit!

    • Congratulations on completing Science Based Dog Training 3: Verbal Distance Control

  • 14

    Reliability & Games Workshop Day 1

    • Description

    • Reliability & Games Day 1 Notes

    • Video 1.1 This is How we Train

    • Video 1.2 Classical Conditioning & Lure Reward Intro

    • Video 1.3 Lure Reward Practice

    • Video 1.4 All or None Reward Training

    • Video 1.5 Let the Games Begin!

    • Video 1.6 Doggie Dash

    • Video 1.7 Sit Means Sit-Stay

    • Video 1.8 Reliability by the Numbers

    • Video 1.9 Proofing Exercises

    • Video 1.10 Distance Positions and Dancing with your Dog

    • Video 1.11 Lights, Camera, Practice!

    • Video 1.12 Musical Chairs

    • Congratulations on completing Reliability & Games Day 1

  • 15

    Reliability & Games Workshop Day 2

    • Reliability & Games Day 2 Notes

    • Video 2.1 Concentric Circles

    • Video 2.2 Keep Your dog Close/Proximity

    • Video 2.3 Slow Recall Race

    • Video 2.4 Training In Traffic Game

    • Video 2.5 Lure, Reward Training

    • Video 2.6 Rolling, Creeping and Backing Up

    • Video 2.7 Focus and Persistence

    • Video 2.8 Virtual Reality Games

    • Video 2.9 Slow Recall Race

    • Video 2.10 Distance Catch

    • Video 2.11 Musical Chairs

    • Video 2.12 Street Slalom Snake

    • Congratulations on completing Reliability & Games Workshop (2 Days)

  • 16

    Growl Class - A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs

    • Overview

    • FIght History Questionnaire

    • Video Notes

    • Video 1 – How did we get here, and how are we going to fix it?

    • Video 2 – Building Muscle Memory

    • Video 3 – Building Your Dog's Confidence Around Other Dogs

    • Video 4 – Understanding Representative Feedback & Maintaining Bite Inhibition (Group 2 Returns)

    • Video 5 – Correcting Unwanted Behavior and More

    • Video 6 – Learning the Jolly Routine

    • Video 7 – Follow Up Training and Equipment Questions

    • Video 8 – Q & A and 1st Group Returns

    • Video 9 – Behavior Pacifiers and Off Leash Walking

    • Video 10 – More Jolly Routine and Settling (Group 2 Returns)

    • Video 11 – Capturing, Constructive Commands, and Go Tos

    • Video 12 – More Q & A

    • Congratulations on completing Growl Class - A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs

  • 17

    The Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression: Biting & Fighting

    • Aggression Intro

    • Lecture Notes

    • Video 1: The Great Insanity

    • Video 2: 3 Types of Problems

    • Video 3: Weighing Risks

    • Video 4: Normal Behavior

    • Video 5: Using Food

    • Video 6: Temperament Testing

    • Video 7: Ziwi Peak

    • Video 8: Amp Up the Kibble

    • Video 9: Sensitive Breeds

    • Video 10: Laying Tracks

    • Video 11: Treat & Retreat

    • Video 12: A Little Bit of Magic

    • Video 13: Touching Triggers

    • Video 14: Delinquent Waiter

    • Video 15: Teaching Tug

    • Video 16: Whip's Rules

    • Video 17: Multi-Age Socialization Group

    • Video 18: Loving Tug

    • Video 19: Shaping Tug

    • Video 20: Fight-Bite Ratio

    • Video 21: Handler Anxiety

    • Video 22: 3 Types of Feedback

    • Video 23: Growl Class

    • Video 24: Reactive Dogs & Crying Babies

    • Video 25: Jolly Routine

    • Congratulations on completing New Concepts for the Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression: Biting & Fighting

    • A Note about the Dog Aggression Q+A Recording

    • Dog Aggression Q+A Webinar Recording April 28 2017

  • 18

    Crucial Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training

    • Overview

    • Video Lecture Notes

    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Your Puppy’s Success: It’s A Team Effort

    • 03 Ready… Steady… Socialize!

    • 04 How to Create a Social Butterfly

    • 05 The Importance of Education

    • 06 Nature vs Nurture

    • 07 Introduction to Reward Based Training Techniques

    • 08 Reward Based Training Techniques Reviewed

    • 09 Applying and Improving Learning Theory

    • 10 Basic Training Sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4

    • 11 Phase Out The Food!

    • 12 Introduction to Reinforcement Schedules

    • 13 Reinforcement Schedules Reviewed

    • 14 The Rapid Recall Formula

    • 15 Undesirable Behavior 1: Punishment

    • 16 Undesirable Behavior 2: Non-aversive Punishment

    • 17 Undesirable Behavior 3: Redirection

    • 18 Undesirable Behavior 4: Examples

    • 19 Prior Proper Preparation

    • 20 Proofing and Quantification

    • 21 Off-Leash Reliability

    • 22 RRC&R Repetitive Instruction Until Compliance and Repeat

    • 23 What Do Owners Need to Know?

    • 24 Vocabulary Building Exercises

    • Congratulations on completing Crucial Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training

  • 19

    Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior Problems

    • Lecture Notes

    • Chapter 1: It's About Education

    • Chapter 2: Behavior vs. Temperament

    • Chapter 3: Starting from Scratch: Quick, Easy, Fun!

    • Chapter 4: From 0 to 100 in 8 Weeks

    • Chapter 5: Errorless & Easy Training for Dogs of Any Age

    • Chapter 6: Loving the Crate

    • Chapter 7: Analogue with Meaning

    • Chapter 8: Fun with Hollow Chewtoys

    • Chapter 9: Teaching with Science

    • Chapter 10: Barking Solution: Easy as 1, 2, 3

    • Chapter 11: Shush on Cue

    • Chapter 12: The Power of All or None Reward Training

    • Chapter 13: Don't Take Good Behavior for Granted

    • Chapter 14: Separation Anxiety Diagnostic Tool

    • Chapter 15: Predicting & Preventing: No Surprises

    • Chapter 16: Digging – for Treasure!

    • Chapter 17: Age is Just a Number

    • Chapter 18: Rocket Science it is Not

    • Chapter 19: Putting Energy Levels on Cue

    • Chapter 20: The Real Cause of Pulling on Leash

    • Chapter 21: Doggie Behavior Problems: Put Them on Cue!

    • Chapter 22: Recalls & Relationship Problems

    • Chapter 23: Sit vs. Recalls

    • Chapter 24: Distance Command Techniques

    • Congratulations on completing Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior Problems

    • Simple Solutions Q+A Webinar - Recorded May 12 2017

  • 20

    Social Behavior and the Doggy Dominance Myth

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

    • Video 3

    • Video 4

    • Video 5

    • Video 6

    • Video 7

  • 21

    Dog & Cat Behavior Problems

    • Intro

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

    • Video 3

    • Video 4

    • Video 5

    • Video 6

    • Video 7

    • Video 8

    • Video 9

    • Video 10

    • Video 11

    • Video 12

    • Video 13

    • Video 14

    • Video 15

    • Video 16

    • Video 17

    • Video 18

    • Video 19

    • Video 20

    • Video 21

    • Video 22

    • Congratulations on completing Dog & Cat Behavior Problems

  • 22

    Practical Behavior Information for Veterinary Practitioners

    • Video Notes

    • Session 1 Lecture Notes

    • 1.1 An Ounce of Prevention

    • 1.2 Better Late than Never

    • 1.3 It's Up to You!

    • Session 2 Lecture Notes

    • 2.1 Prevention vs. Treatment

    • 2.2 Assess the Damage

    • 2.3 Bite Inhibition

    • 2.4 Bite Threshold

    • Session 3 Lecture Notes

    • 3.1 Predictable Behavior Problems

    • 3.2 Total Management

    • 3.3 Autotraining with Kongs

    • Session 4 Lecture Notes

    • 4.1 People Training

    • 4.2 Building a Better Practice

    • 4.3 Change is Coming

    • Congratulations on completing Practical Behavior Information for Veterinary Practitioners

  • 23

    Canine Sexual Behavior

    • Lecture Notes

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

    • Video 3

    • Video 4

    • Video 5

    • Video 6

    • Video 7

    • Congratulations on completing Canine Sexual Behavior

  • 24

    How to Use Food Intelligently in Lure Reward Dog Training

    • How to Use Food Intelligently in Lure Reward Dog Training

    • Lecture Notes - How to Use Food Intelligently

  • 25

    Kelly Interviews Ian

    • 1. How and why to run a puppy class?

    • 2. The Secret Life of Pets

    • 3. Ian's New Dog? Competitive Obedience

    • 4. Food in Training: Brives vs Lures vs Rewards

  • 26

    Jamie Interviews Ian

    • 1. Ian's Childhood

    • 2. The College Years

    • 3. Mr. Brinklow and the Magic of Observation

    • 4. How did Ian become a dog trainer?

  • 27

    Ian Teaches SIRIUS Puppy Training 1

    • ID SIRIUS Puppy 1.1

    • ID SIRIUS Puppy 1.2

    • ID SIRIUS Puppy 1.3

    • ID SIRIUS Puppy 1.4

    • ID SIRIUS Puppy 1.5

    • Introduction to Ian's Puppy Training 1 Class

  • 28

    Retro Dunbar

    • 1 Dogs Live to Learn and Love

    • 2 Train Your Dog – Save a Life

    • 3 Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

    • 4 Manners, Please!

    • 5 Dogs Just Want to Have Fun

    • Video 6 Notes

    • 6 Opposites Attract

    • 7 Canine, "Heel" Thyself

    • 8 Stay With Me

    • 9 From a Distance

    • 10 Live and Learn

    • 21 Silence May Be Golden, But Patience is Platinum

    • 22 My Dog Doesn't Know "Sit"

    • 24 Motivation is Key

    • 25 Catching More Flies

    • 26 My Eyes are Here

    • 31 Praise

    • 32 How Dogs Learn

    • 33 More Praise

  • 29

    Downloadable & Customizable Resources for Promotion

    • How to use these resources

    • BEFORE You Get Your Puppy

    • AFTER You Get Your Puppy

    • Cat Manners

    • Come Sit Down Stay

    • Destructive Chewing

    • Digging Problems

    • Excessive Barking

    • Fear of People

    • Fighting with Dogs

    • Home Alone

    • Housetraining

    • Hyperdog

    • New Adult Dog

    • New Puppy

    • Puppy Biting

    • Puppy Training

    • Walking on Leash