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Train Your Dog Like a Pro

Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 pm on Channel 12.1
Internationally-renowned dog behaviorist and best-selling author Don Sullivan hosts this special designed to provide struggling dog owners with the necessary tools and techniques to forge a lasting and ... [See more]

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Train Your Dog Like a Pro
Posted: March 2, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro
This show is horrible!!!!!!!!! It is based on abusive, corrective dog training techniques from the dark ages (think 1950s). Corrections and physical abuse!!!! It is inhumane -- and based purely on getting quick results -- antiquated concepts like "respect", "bad behaviors", etc. Please, please, YANK THIS show. There are plenty of educated, positive, reinforcement based trainers out there that deserve shows. More importantly, our canine companions DESERVE this type of training rather than physical and mental abuse by uneducated, unenlightened trainers like this guy.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
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.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
Awesome show
Posted: February 16, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro
I have a deep love and respect for dogs and their wild cousins (wolves, coyotes, etc.) I have rescued several dogs over the years and volunteered at wolf sanctuaries. Their happiness and well being is of the utmost importance to me. My latest dog, adopted from the Boulder Humane Society, was the most extremely out-of-control dog I've ever encountered. He had every bad habit in the book, from chewing and tugging on leashes, to shredding furniture when left alone, to jumping fences and running off. Training techniques that had worked on my other dogs did not work at all on him. I was getting near wit's end and contemplating the unthinkable (giving up and returning him to the shelter). Watching this show was a huge turning point in our relationship. While it is true that many dogs do not need the kinds of training techniques outlined in this show, some dogs do. Within a few days of watching this show and consistently applying its techniques, my dog went from a hyper-active anxious troublemaker to a calm peaceful companion who I can take to the office, introduce to other dogs, and take running and walking regularly with no distress. I have no doubt that he is far happier now than he was before, and it only took a few days to get here. When I decided to make a donation to cpt12 inspired by this show, I was appalled by the horribly negative comments. The positive change that this show made for me and my dog was tremendous. I wish people would be more open minded and less judgmental. These techniques may not be appropriate for every dog or every situation, but they definitely work wonders in some cases.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email, financial support and feedback on this dog training technique.
I am glad you found the program useful and that you were able to give your dog the forever home he needed.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
dog trainer
Posted: February 16, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Train Your Dog Like a Pro
I cannot believe,that once again,you are airing this program. Don Sullivan uses archaic abusive pinch collars. There are so many positive trainers now-why are you not airing their methods?
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I have forwarded your comments to the department head responsible for airing this program.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff

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Gift Name: Wake up and Smell the Poop Book
Donation Amount: $ 50

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In his new book, Don Sullivan inspires readers to wake up and recognize the myths, deceptions, lies and obsessions that keep them from having the Perfect Dog. He empowers readers with an unprecedented array of knowledge and understanding to achieve instant success with their own dogs. Proof that Don Sullivan’s approach to training dogs is far from ordinary.


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Gift Name: 2-DVD set + SMALL Command Collar
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- Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog” 2-DVD set 
Over 5 hours total. Covers Getting Started, Equipment Tips, Commands - Sit, Down, Down from a Distance, Hidden Stay, Come and more - Exercise and Fun Time, problem behaviors (Barking, Begging, Bolting, Chasing Cars/Bikes/ Etc.), Chasing & Nipping People, Chewing, Stealing Food, Crazy in Car, Getting into Garbage, Digging, Jumping, Housebreaking, Leash Pulling and More - Perimeters and Boundaries

- SMALL Command collar (neck size 5 1/2 to 18 1/2 inches)
Suitable for tiny dogs such as the Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle, to medium size breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, Jack Russell Terrier, and Beagle. It is also useful for brand new larger breed puppies. Note: Despite the minimum size listed, this collar should still fit dogs/puppies with smaller necks; the collar will be a little looser than normal, but it will still be very effective.


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Gift Name: 2-DVD set + LARGE Command Collar
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- Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog” 2-DVD set 
Over 5 hours total. Covers Getting Started, Equipment Tips, Commands - Sit, Down, Down from a Distance, Hidden Stay, Come and more - Exercise and Fun Time, problem behaviors (Barking, Begging, Bolting, Chasing Cars/Bikes/ Etc.), Chasing & Nipping People, Chewing, Stealing Food, Crazy in Car, Getting into Garbage, Digging, Jumping, Housebreaking, Leash Pulling and More - Perimeters and Boundaries

- LARGE Command collar (neck size 7 to 24 inches)
Suitable for large to extra large breeds (older puppies and adult age) such as the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Rottweiler and Great Dane.


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Gift Name: Complete Perfect Dog System with SMALL Collar
Donation Amount: $ 120

Description: This package Includes:

- Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog” 2-DVD set 
Over 5 hours total. Covers Getting Started, Equipment Tips, Commands - Sit, Down, Down from a Distance, Hidden Stay, Come and more - Exercise and Fun Time, problem behaviors (Barking, Begging, Bolting, Chasing Cars/Bikes/ Etc.), Chasing & Nipping People, Chewing, Stealing Food, Crazy in Car, Getting into Garbage, Digging, Jumping, Housebreaking, Leash Pulling and More - Perimeters and Boundaries

- SMALL Command collar (neck size 5 1/2 to 18 1/2 inches)
Suitable for tiny dogs such as the Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle, to medium size breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, Jack Russell Terrier, and Beagle. It is also useful for brand new larger breed puppies. Note: Despite the minimum size listed, this collar should still fit dogs/puppies with smaller necks; the collar will be a little looser than normal, but it will still be very effective.

- Quick Start Guide

- 3 Training Leads

- Fun Fetch Ball

- Field Training Cards


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Gift Name: Complete Perfect Dog System with LARGE Collar
Donation Amount: $ 120

Description: This package Includes:

- Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog” 2-DVD set 
Over 5 hours total. Covers Getting Started, Equipment Tips, Commands - Sit, Down, Down from a Distance, Hidden Stay, Come and more - Exercise and Fun Time, problem behaviors (Barking, Begging, Bolting, Chasing Cars/Bikes/ Etc.), Chasing & Nipping People, Chewing, Stealing Food, Crazy in Car, Getting into Garbage, Digging, Jumping, Housebreaking, Leash Pulling and More - Perimeters and Boundaries

- LARGE Command collar (neck size 7 to 24 inches)
Suitable for large to extra large breeds (older puppies and adult age) such as the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Rottweiler and Great Dane.

- Quick Start Guide

- 3 Training Leads

- Fun Fetch Ball

- Field Training Cards


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$120 Complete Perfect Dog System with LARGE Collar

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Program Info

Program Length: 60 minutes
Rating:  G

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