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Train Your Dog Like a Pro

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these negative comments on the perfect dog training system
Posted: March 25, 2015 by jon toth
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
after posting i read some of the negative comments. sorry to say but thats just ignorant people. if you're posting saying that dons system is dog abuse you either have not watched the video or you have no idea what you're talking about. it's really sad to see people put negative comments about something that could save the dogs life. Dons system uses a series of natural corrections that are naturally used by the dogs mother. how could this be abuse if its used by dogs own mother. I guess negativity comes with any kind of system but if this TV station is going to consider this person, you need to read into it yourself. Because if anyone has correctly tried the system they know that it is meant for you to have a safe dog with all the freedom he or she wants. for those who think this is dog abuse. what i want you to do is this go to the store buy a prong collar put it on your neck pull that thing as hard as you can and you tell me that it hurts because it doesn't. ( tried it myself) and if a prong collar doesn't hurt then the commad collar surely doesnt. so where is this abuse you speak of?
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don sullivan
Posted: March 25, 2015 by jon toth
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
i cannot express what don sullivian has done for me and my dog. one night i was iust watching tv. infomercials and i saw dons training system. i was sold instantly. ive grown up my whole life seeing people train dogs the wrong way getting no results, but a dog that might listen IF he or she wants that treat. which in the end could end up leading to your dog getting hit by a car or something which no one wants. this training video has made my dog truly the perfect dog. imagine having a awesome loving dog that looks up to you and wants to please you thusly following every command without a question everytime. thats the perfect dog. never EVER having to worry if your dogs gona stick around or run away or listen when you call it under any distraction possible. no other training system period can come close to these results. everyone i see asks where my dog was trained. saying they cant believe how good your dog is how do you get it to listen to you? and i tell them. the dog father. im writing here to make people understand that if used correctly, this is the best training method for any dog of any age. you want a dog you can trust? this is how you get it. thank you don for everything youve done for me and my dog shes perfect and thats thanks to you. i will continue to tell everyone i see about how good it is and continue to use it my whole life with whatever dogs i get.
don sullivan
Posted: March 25, 2015 by jon toth
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
i cannot express what don sullivian has done for me and my dog. one night i was iust watching tv. infomercials and i saw dons training system. i was sold instantly. ive grown up my whole life seeing people train dogs the wrong way getting no results, but a dog that might listen IF he or she wants that treat. which in the end could end up leading to your dog getting hit by a car or something which no one wants. this training video has made my dog truly the perfect dog. imagine having a awesome loving dog that looks up to you and wants to please you thusly following every command without a question everytime. thats the perfect dog. never EVER having to worry if your dogs gona stick around or run away or listen when you call it under any distraction possible. no other training system period can come close to these results. everyone i see asks where my dog was trained. saying they cant believe how good your dog is how do you get it to listen to you? and i tell them. the dog father. im writing here to make people understand that if used correctly, this is the best training method for any dog of any age. you want a dog you can trust? this is how you get it. thank you don for everything youve done for me and my dog shes perfect and thats thanks to you. i will continue to tell everyone i see about how good it is and continue to use it my whole life with whatever dogs i get.
CPT12 Response:
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fon Sullivan system
Posted: March 24, 2015 by Nicki Darden
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
This is such a great help! I have a Brittany and she's unruly. Don's training system works! My pup is the most well behaved dog at the park because of his training and I would never have found him if it weren't for stations like yours! So thank you! I smile whenever I see the show on because I know someone out there like me is watching it and will benefit greatly from Don's wisdom and experience.
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Don Sullivan's Perfect Dog training system - WORKS
Posted: March 24, 2015 by Brenda H
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Don Sullivan's Perfect Dog training system works! After watching the videos and following through with his methods our dog, Luke, is incredible! He is so good that people often stop and ask how we trained him. He listens and pays attention and for once in our lives we have a dog that doesn't tear things up or act all crazy. We take him everywhere we can and he is hardly ever alone. Friends stop by to play with him while I am at work. This dog is happier, healthier and more well balanced because he is well trained! He is welcome wherever we go! That is so much better than leaving him in a crate all day or in the backyard. We know people who have sent their dogs off to training camp or boarding school and spent thousands of dollars just to get a dog that listens "sometimes". Our dog (a catahoulah/lab mix) was rescued for a $100 adoption fee, but he is now priceless because of his behavior! [We would never sell him!]
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CPT-12 Staff
Thanks to Don Sullivan...
Posted: March 24, 2015 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I greatly appreciate this "Don Sullivan's Perfect Dog Training System". I recommend this to every dog owners who struggle with their furry friends. It worked so well on my little terror, more like a little killer, Eddie. You would not believe... He was a very aggressive one as a puppy of 6 weeks-old. He started to show his aggressions toward humans at the very beginning with me. As normal as a puppy, he came to me/ humans and beg me/humans to cuddle him; however, he always started to attack me and other people in a couple of minutes. He acted like Tasmanian Devil in Warner Bros. cartoons. Funny? It's not when your puppy does this all the time. I found later on that his first owner didn't treat him well -- probably severely abused him -- as soon as he was born, and he had a big blood stain on his neck though he did not let me touch and examine. He was possibly so screwed up in his head. My family thought his reaction was funny at first, but they were so afraid of him in the end of 3 weeks with him. I believe he meant to kill us if he could. He went on and on like this till 3 months-old. I have tried other dog training methods beforehands. None worked. Later on, I heard about The Perfect Dog Training System from my friend and my mother living overseas. I gave a shot. Behold, it worked! It worked for Eddie. Yes, he gave me a hard time in the first 3 weeks of this training, but he quickly began to understand that he would receive a praise and several loving pats from me every time he did what I asked him to, and then he found himself feeling good doing it. I could see this because he started wagging his tail much more often and looked much happier in his face and his act. He had mastered all basic commands, such as "sit," "down," "stay," etc., and some funny/adorable dog tricks in 2 months. He surprised the dog trainers at his puppy preschool and vets with his cleverness. One dog trainer sincerely suggested me to work for him. Unfortunately, Eddie was taken by my sneaky ex-husband, who despised and ignored Eddie in the beginning. He used to have many dogs in his life, but he'd never seen such an agressive/vicious dog as a puppy and he absolutely hated Eddie. My Ex loved him so much by the time Eddie had his first birthday with us. Now, I want you to know that I've done this training for Eddie's sake, not for my own sake. Think about this; "Who would take care of him if something happens to me? Who would love him? No one would. They would take him to a pound only to eauthanase him, would they?" If it works for Eddie, I believe it will for other dogs. In fact, several other dogs of my friends, whom I let use Eddie's old unused collars and study what Don teaches on videos, are doing very well. Yes, I say "unused" because you don't need to use them on your dog once your dog masters it. If you seriously study well about dogs' nature, you'll know Don's teachings are quite well founded, not an animal abuse at all. I'll use this training system again when I get a new dog for my own. Thanks, Don!
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CPT-12 Staff
Don Sullivan's training system
Posted: March 24, 2015 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
If it weren't for this training system, the clarity of instructions and beauty of the collar's simplicity, my Jack Russell terrier would have been the official "Dog from HeLL". After investing in this system, I followed the instructions and within days, her attitude changed; in fact did a complete 180! Until the day she died, she was a loving, obedient yet boisterous ball of fun. Our newest Jack Russell (spayed) female is a dingbat - and yet we love her to bits. Thanks to the training system, she has gone from needing a fenced yard to being off-leash all the time, perfect recall (it fixes hearing problems!!), and an absolute darling out and about our barn. She respects the equines and keeps my 106 lb girl exercised. Speaking of which, the 106 lb "puppy" learned very quickly that she needs to be gentle and obedient, and while her good nature is, I'm sure, in her genes, she's also respectful and an absolute joy. We never walk on-leash unless we are at the vet's or have to be on the road. If you haven't tried this system, you don't know what you're missing out on! Best, absolute BEST money (other than the dogs!) that I've ever spent! Thank you Mr. Sullivan! B.
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Posted: March 24, 2015 by Chelsea Hopkins
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Don Sullivan's technique of immediate, humane correction, plus praise have taught me so much about dogs and their pack mentality. Everything with them is about respect. Until I learned this by watching Sullivan's training videos, my 1-year old lab/doberman was awful. There were times I just wanted to give her away because she would not listen. She incessantly barked if I left her, ran off if off-leash, begged for food, jumped on guests, etc.. Seeing her now, through consistent training becoming a part of our LIFESTYLE, fills me with joy. At 2-years old, she acts as a therapy dog to my disabled grandmother, she can be trusted off leash in the park throwing ball, she never jumps on others, and I can keep her in my car or in my home alone, without worry of her behavior. It's really a blessing having a dog/companion that I'm not embarrassed of or have to restrain all of the time. She's happier now because she has more freedom. Thank you, Don Sullivan! I know some people may not agree with his techniques, but there is NO harm being done to dogs trained with this system. When it's followed correctly, there are results, PLUS an all around happier and FRIENDLIER dog.
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing.  We appreciate your feedback and are glad the program worked for you. 
 
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Jackie
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Don Sullivan's techniques work
Posted: March 24, 2015 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
If you follow his instructions as he states they work. If you decide to abuse your dog in the process and over due it that doesnt mean his program doesnt work. I am here to say he helped me gain control over my lab/mix and i am very thankful. I hope he can continue to help others. Thank you
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How to abuse your dog like a Pro
Posted: March 2, 2015 by emily wolf
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I refuse to watch your station because you promote this infomercial dog abuser. Behavioral science has shown us how dogs learn and how to shape their behavior, keep their stress levels down and actually teach them rather than abuse them into listening. This ignorant man prides himself on having no education in canine behavior or training, and yet sells his little kit on how to abuse your dog to make it listen on a public station that purports to promote education. Shame on Channel 12, and I won't watch you until you get rid of this terrible program.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback..
I have forwarded your comments to the department head responsible for airing this program.
Feedback  from viewers like you help guide future programming decisions.
Thanks for letting us know how you feel. I hope we can regain your trust in the future.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
My German Shepard
Posted: December 24, 2014 by Sarah Jacoy
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Hi! I have three big dogs I have been training for three months using Don Sullivan's training methods. His program works! It makes sense. Dogs are not people, their animals and they need proper leadership and guidance to become the best friends they can be to humans, and Don has found a way to have our dogs not only love us, but also respect us as well. I love this program and my dogs are obeying me when they never did before. People are impressed with my dogs training, esp. when I take my six month old and 70lb German Shepherd puppy to the vet, behaving very nicely. I even had an opportunity to guide another person with this program because she didn't know how to train her German Shepherd to obey and respect her. It's just a wonderful training program that makes our dogs love and respect us even more than before. Thank you Don Sullivan for making a way for dogs to live happier, calmer lives! Sarah
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
I have forwarded your comments to Mr. Sullivan.
I am  glad his training program worked so well for you and your dogs.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Sincerely,
Joan
Colorado Public Television (CPT12)
 
 
Sincerely,
Joan
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Don Sullivan's tv show
Posted: December 19, 2014 by Peg Dohlen
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Just wanted to thank you for saving our home by airing this show. we lost 3 of our long time furry family members last year and it was devastating. We recently add two American Bulldog puppies and boy I forgot what it was like to have wild and crazy little balls of energy tearing up my home. As much as I tried, it fell on deaf ears. I bought Don's system one night after losing my 5th pair of expensive shoes! It was such an easy and fast training program. required very little correction (that did not hurt or injure my pups)and in 10 minutes I had them walking beside me on walks. He makes so much sense and the collars are so much easier than a pinch collar or jerking them down the street with regular collar. There is no pulling at all. They play with their toys only and stay in their yard. Thank you and Don for bringing this show into our homes! God Bless you and Happy Holidays!
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for your emails.  We are glad you found Train Your Dog like a Pro useful in training your new furry family members.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Sincerely,
Joan
Colorado Public Television (CPT12)
Don Sullivan
Posted: December 19, 2014 by Peg Dohlen
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Just wanted to thank you for saving our home by airing this show. we lost 3 of our long time furry family members last year and it was devastating. We recently add two American Bulldog puppies and boy I forgot what it was like to have wild and crazy little balls of energy tearing up my home. As much as I tried, it fell on deaf ears. I bought Don's system one night after losing my 5th pair of expensive shoes! It was such an easy and fast training program. required very little correction (that did not hurt or injure my pups)and in 10 minutes I had them walking beside me on walks. He makes so much sense and the collars are so much easier than a pinch collar or jerking them down the street with regular collar. There is no pulling at all. They play with their toys only and stay in their yard. Thank you and Don for bringing this show into our homes! God Bless you and Happy Holidays!
CPT12 Response:
Two American Bulldog pups! That does sound like a handful. I am glad the Train Your Dog Like a Pro system worked for you and your pets.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
All the best to you and yours.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
 
Don Sullivan Train like a Pro
Posted: December 18, 2014 by Lee Seibold
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I'll first say that people need to realize that dogs are not human. I've never seen another dog become pack leader by bringing food or treats to their pack members. In fact, it's just the opposite. Dogs use an increasing scale of consequences to gain leadership. Don's techniques mimic this scale of correction and are always firm enough for the dogs personality but never firm enough to hurt them or be considered "abuse". To think dogs will cease their unwanted behaviors without consequences is like telling a bank robber that they'll never get caught but they still need to get a job instead of stealing. Ha... I'd like to see that conversation! I can't even begin to say how many people need Don's help. He is often criticized for his techniques despite the tens of thousands of people and pets he has saved. His results are unmatchable. I have a Dalmatian and a Shiba Inu. Both of which would be facing euthanasia if I were using ANY other system. Within the first night of using his techniques, I knew our dogs would become the perfect off leash companions. I am 100% supportive that Don's techniques are in absolutely no way cruel or abusive. I looked for many other so called "trainers" who use "positive" techniques. I can guarantee you Don's techniques provide a more positive experience throughout the dogs life than any other system. All of his techniques are temporary. After training is over you are left with a dog you can trust for the rest of your life. For someone to discredit this amazing canine lover... it makes me sick. You have no idea how many people (including "professional" dog trainers) who need his help. It's sad to punish a viewing audience of a great program which they desperately need for the ignorance of a few "animal lovers". These despicable people would be the first ones who would wish to see criminals brought to justice in a "negative" way for breaking the law. I'd hate to see a world without consequences. And that's what these people are protesting against. If viewers aren't willing to donate money to a great cause because they disagree with concepts they don't understand, they need to change the channel and spend their money elsewhere. They need to swallow their ego and let the dog owner decide who's system is best for them.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback on Don Sullivan’s training methods. We are glad you have had a positive experience using his training method.
Your use of the term “Despicable” seems a bit harsh. There is room for this discussion without getting into  stereotyping and name calling.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
The System Is NOT Based On Fear and Cruelty
Posted: December 18, 2014 by Jeff Leavitt
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
In 2009 I adopted a Labradoodle who was estimated to be six months old at the time. After several months of trying to determine how I would train her (and she did need it), I found Don Sullivan’s equipment and methods. It was truly amazing to see how Fiona (her name comes from the TV show, Burn Notice, not the movie, Shrek :-) was transformed into an obedient, furry friend. She was and is not terrified of the equipment, the training, or me. Have you seen the videos of Don Sullivan with Judah and Izzy? They are not terrified of Mr. Sullivan. To the contrary, they look quite happy and content. After having great success with Fiona, and having enjoyed the process of training so much, I decided to start Prairie Path Dog Training on a part-time basis. I use Don Sullivan’s dog training equipment and methods, and it works. Because of the successes and my love for dogs, I am now starting a full-time business in Chattanooga – Blue Bridge Dog Training. The results of Don Sullivan’s dog training system, with no negative affects to the trainees can be clearly seen in two videos I created for my business. The first one is of Kora, a Shepherd mix, who is fearful and sensitive. She was adopted with those traits and has made tremendous progress. The video demonstrates some basic and more advanced commands, and she is certainly not afraid of me. She had ample opportunity to run away during the video, if this was the case… View it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=R44F8WSz8bs The other video is of both Kora and Fiona, demonstrating the results of boundary training, again having used Don Sullivan’s system. They are happy dogs, just having fun in the back yard – no fence in the back or north side, no tether. View it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th10PyLOlUE&list=UUAxigxsSR-Kg3yWdB4LMR5g Let me address some of the rather vitriolic comments posted by those who hail from the “positive reinforcement only” or “force free” community. I have seen it all before in another venue of “professional” dog trainers – a LinkedIn group. The approach is this: use words like torture, cruel, inhumane, barbaric, outdated, old school, and on and on. And that rhetoric, on its own merits, wins the argument, at least in the mind of the one holding that view. I posted this question, “Why is the "positive reinforcement only" community so negative with others who do not follow lock-step? Is there possibly a group of "other trainers" that use correction without being abusive?” Not one of the trainers participating in the discussion (655 comments) could explain why the methodology I used did not create a fearful and aggressive dog, as they always claim will occur – NOT ONE. That was in December of 2012, and Fiona is still not fearful or aggressive. I am a real person with a real story about real success, without abuse and cruelty. Just because you believe and state a dog is terrified, does not make it so. I am open to further discussion on the subject, and my contact information can be found at www.bluebridgedogtraining.com And just for the record, I am not paid by Don Sullivan, and I do not receive a discount or commission on his products. Merry Christmas!
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for you email and endorsement of Don Sullivan’s training methods.
Best of luck with your new business.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
Don Sullivan's training methods WORK
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Thank you for making Don Sullivan's training system available to so many people. My dogs were impossible to walk together on leash. I went on to YouTube to look for training methods and happened upon Don's methods via personal testimonials. I then checked reviews on Amazon. I was sold. The negative reviews were from people who never tried his system! So I discounted them and ordered his collar and DVDs and started right away. And now I have dogs that I can walk in a calm and relaxed manner. And they lie down on command and no more overwhelming visitors at the door. Don Sullivan is making it possible for people like me to train our dogs to be great members of our family.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
A Response From Don Sullivan,
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Don Sullivan
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Hi everyone. This is Don Sullivan, and I have been asked to post a message by my business manager. Normally I don't say too much as I like to let people's real life experiences with my system speak for themselves. However, for the sake of all the dogs out there that are suffering, and for the sake of all the unknowing dog owners out there that are still struggling after having tried (and spent) so much, I will say my piece just this once. Readers, please judge for yourselves: Firstly, those who have posted negative comments on this page seem to be completely missing the point. PBS does a wonderful and admirable job of bringing many programs to people in order to help them. And, there are myriad exasperated dog owners and miserable dogs out there that are, indeed, in desparate need of help. If you don't feel that my program holds any value for you, or even if you completely disagree with what I share and demonstrate, then simply don't watch the show. But, I appeal to you to contain your emotions and personal opinions; don't ruin it for others who could very much benefit from my system. Let PBS do their job and offer something of value to those who truly welcome it. Secondly, doubters only have to Google my personal name, my moniker (DogFather), or my system (Perfect Dog system) and they find a multitude of people whose lives have been completely turned around (and that is no exaggeration) because they somehow came across my training methods. Read the language that THESE people use when describing the results they achieved (on their own, without me even being there in person, from a $60 training system!) and it truly brings tears to your eyes!!! In many cases, dogs lives have been saved just in the nick of time as many owners were on the verge of having their dogs euthanized or given over to shelters (where most would have been killed in the end anyway because no-one would have wanted them). There will always be critics of most products and services whatever they are, however if you're going to post copies of negative reviews of a product or service then you should be fair enough to also share the positive ones. To help balance out the commentary on this page, below I have posted some that I found. These are completely legitimate, unsolicited customer reviews of my training system. Third, everyone who has posted a negative comment about my methods has completely overlooked the fact that half of my training DOES very much involve rewards (praise, affection, play, and exercise - the best kinds of rewards) which would be deemed as the positive reinforcement side of my training. This tells me that these posters are very much unfamiliar with my training system and are making unfair judgments based on the very little they've seen on TV. IF you've carefully watched the full five hours in my DVDs, thoroughly read through my comprehensive and critical guide that comes with my system, physically handled and properly tested my training tools and techniques in the 70+ ways that I discuss and demonstrate (with an open mind), and still have concerns or criticsim, then I am truly all ears. To anyone else, I say that you are operating on limited knowledge of me and the system that has been proven over and over to change lives. Many critics are being driven by emotion, and their unjustified outspokenness can create a stumbling block for dog owners that are desparately searching for answers. THESE poor people HAVE tried what the critics are spouting as the answer and the "only humane way" for all, and they are at their wit's end. And, let's not forget their poor dogs that currently live miserable existences on leashes, are plagued by aggression or separation anxiety, and look at the unbelievably free and joyous lives of dogs that have been trained using my system and ache for a dream life like that! If you have achieved results with whatever method you use then fine, but countless others have tried these things and their dogs just keep getting worse. The bottom line is that it's wrong of critics to object to a show being aired that provides valuable information for viewers, and to act as though their voices reflect the opinion of the majority; they do not. Finally, please also bear in mind that most critics are not comparing apples with apples. They truly need to see the fullness of my system to understand the kinds of results that I encourage every dog that they can achieve. I'm not just talking about getting a dog to lie down, sit, stay, and come. This is where many people's mindsets are at when they choose to criticize my training techniques. Let's look beyond human emotion and let's consider the real subject here: our dogs and the best kind of life that we can give them - a life centered on safety, praise, affection, fun, and complete freedom. This is what dogs all over the globe are experiencing because of my system. Just because certain critics disagree with how these dogs got to this point, does it make it wrong? Thank you for reading. Sincerely, Don Sullivan. HERE IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF LEGITIMATE CUSTOMER REVIEWS THAT CAN BE FOUND ONLINE: ??The Perfect Dog® Infomercial Configuration??? . Very pleased ?I was very pleased with this DVD. He explains and shows very clearly how to train a dog and correct unwanted behavior problems. There is nothing in this video that could be called abusive, in fact he very clearly states that the training method is firm but warns there is no excuse for abusing your dog. There is a distinct difference. You must be firm and consistent in order for the dog to understand that the human is in charge, then all other training is much easier. By no means are the animals in this DVD being abused. Listen and read and learn how to train a dog or puppy for their well-being and your enjoyment of dog ownership. As far as receiving and condition of the product, I purchased the DVD without the training aids and wish I had purchased the training collar. The product came much quicker than the estimated time, was packaged well, and was as described. Janice ?? . ??2 Disc Training DVD Set ??? . The videos have helped us to keep our dogs safe and well trained. I have suggested the videos to my friends at the dog parks. My wife loves the videos?.?? . ??The Perfect Dog® Max Results and Care Package??? . I felt justified!! ?I am no professional, just a dog lover who has had some great dogs over my life time so far. After viewing Don's CDs, I felt justified in how I have worked with my dogs over the years, learning from my own experiences and that was presented quite clearly by Don's instructions. Dogs want to please, but dogs also look to the "lead dog" for guidance. Most dog owners don't realize that they are not doing their dogs any favors by letting them get away with things with no discipline and training in place. Don's lessons are basically short, full of good technique, good advice, and you get a happy dog who trusts his owner. This training does not "break" a dog, it just develops the bond between you (the lead dog) and your pet. I've loved every dog I've owned, as each was different in termperament and personality, but all were loving and eager to please because they knew they were loved, and that included the discipline that each dog had regarding how to behave when out and about in public. . ??The Perfect Dog® Infomercial Configuration??? . Extremely Pleased? I ordered the systems, because even though I had fairly well managed dogs, I had persistent problems with my lab and cockapoo (mainly just spoiled)....the usual, barking at passing cars or trucks, ignoring certain commands, surfing the counter for food, etc. I bought the system and truthfully, I fixed these after 2-3 corrections as shown...and not very aggressive corrections, I might add. Do yourself a huge favor! If you are having dog issues, this will teach you to handle...and quickly. I have both dogs doing perfect, sit, down, stay, and come...everytime. This is with just four days of 15-20 minutes a day. I am now working on begging for food and down from a distance. The other thing the videos don't really mention, but I have found it to be true is this..."the dogs enjoy the training, because they like time spent with you." I have recommended to a friend from church and she is ordering...you should also. ?wbb?? . ??Command Collar® and Training Lines??? . Unbelievable Results?Fabulous!!! It is beyond belief how this collar works. And so quickly. I'd carry flyers to hand out if I could. I walk in our neighborhood park where there are other people walking their dogs and I'd love to carry flyers about the Command collar to give them. The DVD that comes with the collar is also very good. My dog is small (10 pounds) ) but with a very high pitched, screaming voice. The command collar let him know not to do that in a very short time. Amazing results for a problem I had coped with for a very long time. ?Schnicklefritz?? . ??The Perfect Dog® Infomercial Configuration??? . Great gift!? Bought this for my husband. He loves it and he said it has helped him with dog training. It came with cd and leash. ?jedi jen?? . ??The Perfect Dog® Infomercial Configuration??? . DogFather is an understatement?I first got this video when I got my first dog Rain; she was a German Shep. My husband was deployed and he said the only way I could keep her was if by time he got home I had her fully trained. I saw how the stores trained their dogs with treats and I was not to happy with that. I personally feel that if I do not give my children a "treat" or snack every time they do something correct I am not going to give my dog one! This video amazed me on the commerical when I saw the man go inside and leave his dog off the leash under a tree and he did not move, or when the woman was vaccuuming the floor and her dog remained still. I wanted this video for that alone. My dog was sooooo trained that I had police officers w
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Thank you Don and PBS !
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Cathy Cross
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
have a 2 year old Peke that has responded so well to Don's Training System. It didn't require many corrections before he got the hang of it and seems to love his freedom. It is amazing to me how something so simple, achieves these kind of results. What a difference! Thanks Don. Thanks PBS
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Highly Recommend Don's Training System
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Bo Potter
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I have trained two dogs with Don's system and I would highly recommend it to any dog owner. My dogs live half the time on our 76 acre farm in Ohio and half the time at our place in La Crescenta, CA with no yard. Needless to say they love the farm and hate it in California. A trained dog is very important here in California because of the cars. Before I started using his system, if the dogs got out they were g-o-n-e gone. I would grab the doggie treats and leash and hope that they didn't get run over before I could get them. Now, if I leave the gate open they don't even leave the yard. They used to pull on the leash and drag me around. They don't do that anymore either. They both follow all of the commands I give them. When I give them the down command they lie down immediately and they stay there until I tell them they can get up. They won't stay there for an hour but unless I forget about them, they're there for as long as I want. The bottom line is that this is a great system and I don't have to worry about my dogs getting hit by a car any more. Thanks Don, you're a life saver. Bo
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my story
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Mari jo hough
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I was about to give up when someone suggested I try Dons training videos. I admit I was reluctant to believe it was going to work. I have a Shepard mix that I got from a shelter. He is very hard headed, territorial, and dog aggressive. Well I have a new dog!! Oh he is still hard headed haha...but I now have the tools to control him. He is 6 years old now and we go to the dog park and I have not had any trouble! We go hiking and not only is he off leash but I used Dons training for my coon hound and was warned that I woukd never be able to have her off leash without st least a shock collar. Well I don't use a shock collar and she is off leash more then she's on and I have full control over my pack!! Sometimes it's not just one method that works. Maybe a mix of methods. But I assure you without Don my Shepard mix woukd not be the happy dog he is today!!
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It is the only method that worked for my dog!
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Laura Manley
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I have a German Shepherd/Pitt mix named, Twinkie. Before using Don's method, my life seemed impossible, because Twinkie wanted to eat the cat and chew up the house. Since adopting her, I have had one problem after another with her behavior. Don's system showed me that her trouble is anxiety due to poor leadership. She is now great in public, heals on a lead, and is the beloved family member we always knew she could be. It works on even the most stubborn dogs!!
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Great Program!
Posted: December 17, 2014 by Mary Ann Rojas
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
I purchased Don Sullivan's Perfect Dog System several years ago when my dogs were about 2 years old. Up until that moment they were uncontrollable on leashes. I tried several methods like stopping, as it was written if you stop, the dogs will too. Not true. I needed specific direction on how to control my dogs while enjoying them at the same time. Don's Perfect Dog system was the key. It taught me how to train my dogs and become a proper dog owner. If I ever get another puppy I will most certainly use Don's system again! Mary Ann Rojas.
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Don't Knock It Until You Try It!
Posted: December 14, 2014 by Jade Danko
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro (23 comments)
Regarding the original post about Don Sullivan and his Perfect Dog system on PBS: I've spent thousands of dollars with 'positive reinforcement dog trainers' and had to give my dog up after his aggression problem couldn't be fixed. I since met Don and watched him turn hundreds of problematic dogs into great dogs. He and his methods have saved thousands of dogs and created loving relationships between owners and their dogs. Most people who have negative things to say about Don's system haven't even tried it. It's sad that many opinions are not based on fact and that they then influence others. Millions of dogs are euthanized every year; if the methods of training that are espoused by many on this forum work so well, then why are so many dogs put in kennels mostly for bad or problematic behaviors? My current dog was trained with Don's methods and is the happiest, well behaved dog I have ever owned. People marvel at her personality and her obedience level. For anyone with doubts, I suggest watching his work and reading a variety of what other people who have used his methods have to say, not just on one forum. I find that people on Amazon.com are very upfront and honest in their reviews. Overall, the reviews are extremely positive. Don't knock it until you try it!
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