Dog Parting Training Video vs. Dog Obedience Training
‘Send-Off’ dog training has been around for a long time. Its origins are mainly based on the training of bird dogs. These dogs would be sent to the trainers kennel, where the trainer would teach the dogs how to retrieve and basic groundwork. Most of these dogs were never house pets and lived with other dogs near favorite hunting spots, only to be used a few times a year. The ‘Farewell’ training progressed to the point of training house pets as well. The general idea is that you take your dog to the trainers’ facility and leave him there for a specified amount of time. This is normally anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months, depending on what needs to be done and the difficulty of training the dog. During this time there is little to no contact between the owner and the dog, until the training is complete. A dog obedience training video is a totally different approach. Instead of someone else doing all the work, it places the duty of training the dog on the shoulders of their owners. There is no separation between dog and owner when using a dog obedience training video. You don’t have to drive to another state to drop off or pick up your dog, in fact, you don’t have to drive at all. This style of training can be done in your own home at your own pace.
The biggest advantage of ‘parting’ training is also its biggest disadvantage. ‘Parting’ training has someone else do the actual work of training the dog with the idea that once the dog is trained it will be easy to pass control to the dog owner. However, dogs are smart enough to know when one person is doing something different from another person. With the owner almost completely removed from the equation of establishing dominance and authority, it is difficult for the owner to be capable and competent in obedience techniques and applications. The dog tends to pick this up more week by week until he finally hears worse than ever. A dog obedience training video puts you in control by directly teaching you how to train your dog, and you, as the owner, create a strong case that you are in charge. And since you built that bridge yourself, it’s easier to see when it needs maintenance and you know how to rebuild it. All training done through a dog obedience training video is done at home. No training in a ‘Farewell’ workout is ever done at home. You need your dog to obey you in your own home, not in the trainers! Aside from the critical failure to take the dog owner out of the training equation, ‘Farewell’ training doesn’t come cheap. It can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. A dog obedience training video costs a fraction of the ‘Farewell’ training, and there are many available for less than $50.
As a professional trainer, I see and help teach many owners who sent their dogs in for training and became very frustrated within a few months of getting them back. The most notable case was an incredible male German Shepherd Schutzhund 3 who knew all commands. He also knew that his owner didn’t know anything. The man spent over ten thousand dollars on this trained dog that was of no use to him because he didn’t know what he was doing. So he had to add my fee on top of everything he had already spent. A good dog obedience training video may not help everyone, but I would wholeheartedly recommend it over a ‘Farewell’ training program. If you look around you can find some that have satisfaction guaranteed guarantees that make them virtually risk free. If a dog obedience training video doesn’t help you, my next advice would be to hire a home dog trainer to help you, as they also base their training in your home and can be there to tell you when you’re doing something. evil. . Not even the best video can tell you that.