Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • Welcome to the ultimate dog 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
    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
  • 6
    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
  • 7
    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
  • 8
    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
  • 9
    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
  • 10
    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
  • 11
    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
  • 12
    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
  • 13
    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
  • 14
    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
  • 15
    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
  • 16
    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)
  • 17
    Growl Class - A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs
    • Notes
    • 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
  • 18
    New Concepts for 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
  • 19
    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
  • 20
    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
  • 21
    Social Behavior and the Doggy Dominance Myth
    • Video 1
    • Video 2
    • Video 3
    • Video 4
    • Video 5
    • Video 6
    • Video 7
  • 22
    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
  • 23
    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
  • 24
    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
  • 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
    • Retro Dunbar Notes
    • 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
    • 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